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Flash Fresh Campaign Raised $2500 for Trusted Saskatoon Partners Most Affected By Covid Restrictions

Everyone is aware that the Covid pandemic and the restrictions that come along with it have negatively impacted many industries. When it comes to our small local businesses the worst affected have been in the restaurant, events, hospitality, retail, personal service and fitness industries. In May 2020, the Trusted Saskatoon team and Brodie Johnston, owner of Flash Electrical Contracting announced the Flash Fresh Campaign, to support Trusted Saskatoon partners most negatively affected by Covid restrictions. 

 



Flash Fresh Campaign Results

Thanks to the sales of Flash Fresh hand sanitizer plus additional cash top-up by Brodie Johnston, the owner of Flash Electrical Contracting and Sara, the owner of Trusted Saskatoon, the total being donated is $2500.00. The money raised will be split evenly between the 5 Trusted Saskatoon partners that have been hardest hit,  and are still dealing with the most restrictions due to their particular industry. 

Each Trusted Saskatoon Partner will receive $500.00 to help. 

We want to thank all of the folks who bought Flash Fresh, including the other Trusted Saskatoon partners and members of the public who wanted to help and support local!! 


TRUSTED DIRECTORIES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH FIX IT UP!


S & E TRUSTED ONLINE DIRECTORIES INC & FIX IT UP -JOINT  MEDIA RELEASE

For Release - January 26th, 2021 at 10 am SASKATOON, SK  

TRUSTED DIRECTORIES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH FIX IT UP! 

S & E Trusted Online Directories is a multi-award-winning Saskatchewan marketing company headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Founded in 2011 by local award-winning entrepreneur Sara Wheelwright, it has a local online directory division, that includes Trustedsaskatoon.com and a licensed market in Regina operated by Bonnie Day, Trustedregina.com. In addition there is a full serve marketing agency, . Our company focus is  supporting local businesses operated with integrity as a priority. 


FIX IT UP is owned by Brad Fekula and Dwayne Melcher. Brad has over a decade of marketing expertise at Cubbon Advertising, primarily dealing with Saskatchewan businesses. Dwayne is the owner of Melcher Media, a previous Trusted Regina website company and a highly respected Saskatchewan tech agency specializing in software and virtual reality (VR) development.  The Fix It Up software allows consumers  a convenient and reliable way to save time and money when looking for a local quote. The FIX IT UP quote software was created by the developers at Melcher Media to revolutionize the way quotes are provided. 

SASKATCHEWAN TECH COLLABORATING TO CREATE ADDITIONAL VALUE FOR SMALL SASK BUSINESSES
 

In 2020 Trusted and FIX IT Up entered into a mutually beneficial legal partnership agreement with the view to providing more support to local businesses in Saskatchewan.  On the surface the 2 companies may seem to be in competition as local web based directories; but in fact on closer inspection it became obvious that they instead complement each other's activities. They share a common goal, to   provide the best solutions and advertising value to their clients in the Saskatchewan services industry. 


The Trusted Directories partner with a select and restricted number of locally owned  businesses. These businesses fall into 40 specific categories and most are based  in and around  Saskatoon and Regina. These businesses are mostly service providers, and to become partners they must meet a unique set of standards, pass a Trusted qualification process, and sign a contract to commit to upholding specific standards of service ‘ The Trusted Guarantees’.  Trusted then promotes the partners individually and as part of  the ‘Trusted Community’. Essentially, we sell the Trusted Partners as our only ‘product‘ to the local marketplace via a comprehensive marketing campaign - including, but not limited to,  billboards, radio, social media, CPC campaigns, event marketing, sponsorship, and more. This gives the partners significant exposure in their local marketplace, drives quality leads, and helps their SEO. Trusted also contributes time and money to help  the partners community support efforts, and the Trusted community holds each other accountable as a group of like minded, quality driven, locally owned businesses. 


FIX IT UP directories on the other hand, primarily provides a comprehensive quoting platform for local service providers in over 220+ categories. A detailed and industry specific online quoting system saves service providers significant time. In addition, to  build such a platform/feature on their own websites would be a significant cost that most service providers would not invest in. FIX IT UP businesses pay a very small lead fee, which they only pay if they are selected for a job they quote. The benefits for consumers and corporations is that they can provide all their information in one easy to use platform and await quotes from local service providers.  This is a managed process and also saves consumers time shopping around and the frustration of businesses not getting back to enquiries in a timely manner. 

The Trusted/FIX IT UP partnership involves the following elements:

1. Integration of  the FIX IT UP quote software into the Trusted Directories clouded database platform. 

This means that Trusted Partners will be able to receive detailed quotes from local consumers who want a Trusted local service provider. This saves the consumer time and as the partners have to respond in a timely fashion customers are not left ‘ hanging ‘ waiting for a reply. In addition they can request a quote at their convenience as our platform is open for business 24/ 7 !


A bonus for the Trusted partners, is that the quote link and landing page is unique to each business. This means they will not be competing with other businesses in their category that are signed up as a FIX IT UP provider.

See a listing example here: https://www.trustedsaskatoon.com/listing.aspx?lid=334 



2. Trusted Saskatoon & Regina Partners who are listed on Fix It Up will be highlighted as Trusted on Fix It Up.


This differentiates Trusted Partners and recognizes the steps they have taken to invest in their integrity.
It also shines a spotlight on their consistent high standards of quality work and customer service and gives them an advantage in the selection process.



3. FIX IT UP operates on a ‘ typical online directory model’.
They aim to sign up as many businesses as possible and charge a very small fee per lead.  After staffing and development costs this does not allow for much capital to invest in local marketing to drive consumers to use the platform, especially when it comes to mass media like print, broadcast or billboard.  


The Trusted Directories model is different, they charge more for an annual fee and severely restrict the number of businesses in each category to offer much more individual promotion, marketing value, and personalized service for their partners. They appreciate the quality of the FIX IT UP quoting software and in return for integration they are committed to promoting the feature and their FIX IT UP Partnership as part of their ongoing marketing strategy in the cities they serve . 


The owners of Trusted and FIX IT UP believe that local businesses like themselves should actively seek out collaboration opportunities in order to become more successful. We appreciate each other’s strengths, and we are proud to enter into a partnership as two established and recognized leaders in the Saskatchewan marketing industry. A community whose tech sector collaborates is a valuable asset to the province and we believe is crucial for the success of Sask tech as a whole. 


Support local and we all win!


Jotul Stoves at Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath a Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace Store

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon. Wheatland loves their customers and as a result, their customers love and TRUST them. Have you considered a wood-burning stove?  Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen and Bath has many options to warm you on those chilly evenings and cool rainy days and one of them is Jotul Stoves.  


Jotul Stoves.



A wood stove has been the traditional way to heat a home over the years and it often is the centrepiece of turning a house into a home. Even though we’re nestled deeply into the 21st century, this type of home heating still makes a lot of sense. Using wood to heat a home has many benefits, from an added beauty and ambiance in the home to independence from fluctuating utility bills.

 

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen, & Bath is proud to carry Jotul products. Jotul is one of the world’s oldest producers of stoves, inserts, and fireplaces. Building on a proud Norwegian heritage, they have combined fine craftsmanship with the art of coping with the cold for 160 years.

As a Jotul dealer, they carry the following products:

 

Jotul GF 305 & 
Jotul GF 160     


Jotul GF 500 DV IPI Portland      
Jotul F 602    


Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley  

Worldwide, the Jotul Group has earned a reputation for designing and producing award-winning, fine quality, cast iron stoves.

 

Based on the award-winning Jotul F 305 woodstove, the Jotul GF 305 DV IPI offers the same modern, cast iron styling in a freestanding direct vent gas stove. Smooth cast iron lines and sleek curves frame an extra-large fire view that only Jotul can produce.  Fueled by the new ceramic JotulBurner III, the Jotul GF 305 presents the perfect union of high efficiency and modern cast iron design.

 

 

Inspired by the immensely popular Jotul GF 370, the compact Jotul GF 160 DV IPI offers the same spectacular three-sided fire view, but with a truly unique tripod base. A modern design marvel, the Jotul GF 160 DV IPI strikes the perfect balance between form and functionality.

 

A descendant of our signature best-selling Jotul F 500 Oslo wood stove, the Jotul GF 500 DV IPI Portland offers the same whole house heating capabilities at the push of a button.  Fueled by the new ceramic JotulBurner™ III  the Jotul GF 500 presents the perfect union of high efficiency and timeless cast iron design.

 

 

 

Over 1,000,000 of these fine stoves have been produced and sold throughout the world – making the Jotul F 602 CB the best-selling woodstove ever produced. From the beautiful glass door to the sculpted charging lion on the side plates, this stove is truly a timeless work of art. In fact, you can own the best for the lowest price of any EPA approved cast iron woodstove!

 

Leading the way in clean combustion technology, Jotul now offers the convenience of top-loading in a non-catalytic wood stove.  Utilizing Jotul’s patent-pending rotating baffle, the Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley, can be easily loaded from the top with the turn of a handle.  For those looking for long overnight burn times, the Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley also has a convenient front-load option that allows for our legendary front-to-back “cigar burn”.

 

 

To see all Jotul Products Click Here

 

 

To see all of Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen and Bath products check out all of their products here

 

Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen and Bath have much to offer:


Check out their listing hereWheatland Fireplace is your Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace store and much much more!



Trusted Saskatoon Homebuilder Westbow Construction Featured in Clark's Crossing Gazette

Westbow Construction is committed to providing great service, excellent communication and the best quality home for you and your family. Westbow Construction is a Trusted Saskatoon and Area Home Builder. In their latest article they share a 2019 Clarks Gazette Article that they were featured in.   


Westbow homes provide plenty of style and comfort.


Home buyers looking for quality craftsmanship, unique design, and ease of life will notbe disappointed in the latest offerings from Westbow.

Horizon in Warman and Montgomery Place in Saskatoon are simply all about options, freedom, and comfort with floor plans suited for every walk of life, including busy professionals, downsizing couples, and young families alike.

Quality, comfort, convenience and unique designs are key components to the Horizon and Montgomery Place experience.

Comfort and technology at your fingertips 

Imagine owning a home that is modern, bright, and comes with zero yard maintenance (including snow shovelling in winter!). Plus,

for a limited time, your new home comes with a new Smart Home System that controls climate, lighting and appliances in 10 zones throughout your home by voice or through an app downloaded to your phone.

Style and function comes first in every room Horizon and Montgomery Place homes feature open concept main floors that come complete with:

  • • cozy gas fireplace
  • • kitchen with soft close cabinets
  • • quartz countertops
  • • rich accents on the island, mantel and shelving.

Gourmet kitchens include:

  • • large islands
  • • subway tile backsplash
  • • pantry
  • • stainless-steel appliance options

There are three floor plans at each development to choose from with a variety of unique features to fit your lifestyle.

Both the Horizon and Montgomery Place developments have units that range from 1,446 to 1,777 sq.ft. and come with 9 ft. ceilings, 3 bedrooms,3 bathrooms and a secondfloor laundry. The master bedrooms are large with stunning ensuites featuring dual sinks, quartz countertops, soaker tubs, and tile and glass showers with a walk-in closet. Each basement is open to develop and has 8 ft. ceilings with a large window and roughed in 3-piece bathroom. Units come with a double attached garage, a covered patio, and a fully fenced and landscaped backyard.

To see what makes Westbow’s Horizon and Montgomery Place homes so exciting, see the video here:


Locations that work for every lifestyle Montgomery Place is Saskatoon’s newest town home development located near most amenities, schools, and parks. Strategically located with easy access to Circle Drive in the Montgomery neighbourhood, this modern, bright complex offers two floor plans with a variety of unique features to fit your lifestyle.

The Horizon in Warman is close to the Legends Golf Club, middle and elementary schools, restaurants, medical and dental clinics, grocery and other retail stores, and the Legends Centre recreation complex.

Caring and supporting its communities Since 1977, Westbow has been building homes and fulfilling dreams across Western Canada. The company brought its expertise and unparalleled designs to Saskatchewan seven years ago . Since that time, Westbow has sold out numerous homes and projects in Warman and Saskatoon and plans to be one of the largest builders in the province for years to come.


Owned and operated by the Westeringh family, Westbow believes in giving back to the communities. Justin Westeringh, a partner in Westbow, lives in Warman with his family and actively volunteers his time and expertise with various groups and sports teams in the community.

Finding your perfect Westbow home is easy!

Westbow is proud to work alongside multi-award winning Trusted Saskatoon Realtor© Marla Janzen of Century 21 Fusion. She has worked with Westbow – also a Trusted Saskatoon member in the Home builder category – since the company began developments in Saskatchewan seven years ago. Marla is the exclusive Realtor© for Westbow and can be found online at www.marlajanzen.com and you can access Marla's Trusted Saskatoon realtor listing here  www.trustedsaskatoon.com/listing.aspx?lid=22.


Read the Clark's Crossing Gazette Westbow article in full here 

Westbow Construction - Quality For Generations

Every design, layout, and plan is well thought out to ensure that it works well for your lifestyle. Whether you are a first time home buyer, young family or downsizer, Westbow Construction has a home that would work for you! At Westbow they take pride in ensuring that their clients are purchasing affordable homes but not sacrificing quality, functionality or finishing touches. They have been in business since 1977 and easy to understand why after speaking to their clients.  


Current Westbow Developments include:

Click on more info for showhome locations and hours. 

'Westbow Homes - Quality for Generations'

Westbow Construction is a Trusted Saskatoon and Area Home Builder


 

Trusted Saskatoon Security Experts REED Security Talk Doorbell Security Cameras

Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long term...they work hard to meet all your Saskatoon Alarm & security needs from day one! Reed Security are Trusted Saskatoon Alarm and Security Experts 


See and Hear Visitors at Your Front Door




Your front doorway is a busy place. With visitors introducing themselves, your kids charging to and from the school bus, packages arriving, and hellos and goodbyes galore, it's hard for you to keep track of everyone who passes through.  It's no wonder that doorbell cameras are now a smart home must-have, thanks to their ability to show you who's at the door, no matter where you are. 

And with a ReedHD™ Doorbell Camera, that's just the start. 

Because these doorbell cameras are fully integrated into your smart home security system, they're powered by Alarm.com and able to cooperate with other devices. That gives you and your family more ways to incorporate your doorbell camera into your everyday life. 

Answer Your Door From Anywhere

A ReedHD™ Doorbell Camera gives you a safe, smart way to see who's at the door, no matter where you are. When a visitor rings the doorbell, you get an Alarm.com smartphone alert. Open your Alarm.com app and you'll see a video feed of who's there, with a microphone icon that you can press to start a voice conversation through the doorbell. 

Although you can see your visitor, they can't see you, and you don't need to indicate whether you're home or not. Given that burglars often ring a home's doorbell before a break-in, this makes your video doorbell a great crime deterrent. 

Protect a Package from Thieves 

With a smart lock included in your Alarm.com-powered setup, you can go a step further and unlock your door remotely. This is great for protecting valuable deliveries that would otherwise be left on your porch. 

If you have a smart lock, you'll see an ‘unlock' icon in your app underneath your doorbell's video feed. Once you've verified the delivery person visually, tap once to unlock your door and ask them to leave the package inside. When they're done, use your app to lock your door and watch them leave. 
See and Share Suspicious Activity. A ReedHD™ Doorbell Camera is also a full smart home security camera, ready to capture and send you footage of suspicious activity in your front yard or porch area. 

A visitor to your porch will trigger a motion-activated video recording, even if they don't press the doorbell. You can have these clips delivered to your phone right away, where they're easy to download and forward to your partner, neighbours or local police department. 

Keep Up With Your Kids

Crooks and intruders aside, most activity at your front door is ‘good' activity: friends visiting and family arriving home. Reed makes it easy to keep up. It's easy to create a custom doorbell camera alert, triggered by your kids' Alarm.com user codes, that sends you a video clip of your kids arriving home every day. It's a great way to make sure they're home safe and know who they're with. Once the kids know they're on camera, they might even give you a wave. 

PS: It's Also a Doorbell 

Sometimes, you just need a doorbell. You'll be pleased to hear that a ReedHD™ Doorbell Camera goes above and beyond, with both an audible chime and a special ‘Do Not Disturb' option that parents of young children will love.  Instead of waking a napping youngster with an audible chime when pushed, your video doorbell will simply trigger a silent smartphone alert that only disturbs you. 

Is it Time For You To Upgrade to a ReedHD™ Doorbell Camera? 

If you already have an Alarm.com-powered smart home security system, Reed Security can quickly upgrade you with a doorbell camera or other smart devices, including indoor and outdoor video cameras, smart locks and even a smart thermostat.



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