Rich Interiors conducts window dressing workshop at Designing Divas event Sat. May 5th

As a small business owner in the community I am happy to be supporting the Hope Spring Cancer Support Centre on Saturday May 5th. I will be conducting an interactive workshop on Saturday May 5th at Jacob Hespler Secondary School, Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge. The workshop entitled "Window Dressing" promises to be a fun filled interactive workshop where you will learn which fabrics to use for the spring and summer months, and how to properly dress your windows for the season! For more information on this event contact 519-624-9948 before April 30th to register.

Family walking for the family - Multiple Sclerosis

Posted on behalf of John Turvey...

In addition to walking for my brother Jim who passed away last month, we're also walking this year for Dean Turvey, my brother, and Sheila McDaniel (Jim's daughter, my niece, who was recently diagnosed with MS). Both Sheila and Dean are diligently raising funds, have both exceeded their goal and will be out there walking on April 15th.

April - Cancer Awareness Month!

What on earth does Cancer awareness month have to do with business, small business in particular? Quite a lot actually. Imagine if you were the owner of a small business and you woke up one morning and your life had changed forever? Imagine if your life had changed to the extent where you could not actually work and you were worried sick about how to cope?

ROOF's Gala in support of services to homeless and at-risk youth

Will be held on Friday May 4th, at the Victoria Park Pavilion with doors opening at 7:00pm.
This is a fun filled evening of live & silent auctions featuring fantastic prizes, including a luxury bus trip for 50 to Casino Rama, and a round of golf for 3 including lunch and cart!
Dave Huber will provide live music, with fine foods from local restaurants including Sole! Cash bar available.

A Duck in the Middle of the Road.....

Early this morning as I was driving my daughter to her part time job we noticed a lone duck sitting in the middle of the road. The duck appeared to be looking around and I felt sorry for the duck because I wondered if he was lost. My daughter said goodbye, got out of the car and told me not to worry as she was sure the duck would be ok.

Platypi Designs serving their clients better

In order to serve our clients better, we have implemented a new phone system that will allow people calling in to reach individual people by dialing in their extension.  We believe that this will give our clients the freedom to speak to the appropriate individual about their project details directly.  

While it will take some time for our clients and us to adjust to this new system we are excited about being able to service our clients better.  To reach us directly please contact us with the phone number and extensions below:

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Security Is Serious For Your Business

Did you know that industry compliance regulations exists for companies dealing with credit card and personally identifiable information? This article helps outline why security is important no matter the size of your business. Naturally, Solar Nexus Solutions is there to help you understand the risks to your business and how to protect your reputation on-line.

Article follows...

Take Security Seriously... first printed The Record Newspaper - Letter to the Editor

In recent weeks I have noticed a lot of news centered around computer security and the security of personal information, including credit cards and debit cards belonging to members of the public who shop on-line and in stores generally.

We have to think about this security the same as we would security linked to our homes, offices and automobiles. If we are sensible we lock our cars, we lock our front doors and office doors and, hopefully have security in place in the form of burglar alarms and passes that have to be swiped to enter office buildings in order for us to gain entrance to our place of work.

Unfortunately, people who own home computers, and more importantly, corporations, businesses etc sometimes fail to lock their computers. There are security controls out there for this purpose but laziness, lack of knowledge and a choice not to spend the money often puts important data and information at risk.

Guelph Chamber of Commerce Tabletop Tradeshow in April 2007

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual Tabletop Tradeshow. 

This event gives organizations both large and small the opportunity to showcase their products and services to both chamber and non chamber members.

Date: Wednesday April 4 2007
Location: Guelph Place Banquet Hall, 492 Michener Road, Guelph, ON  N1K 1C6
Time: 4pm - 8pm
Cost: Free to attend