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Difference Maker | Tammy Ryan

Difference Maker | Tammy Ryan

Introducing our Difference Maker Series A Difference Maker is an ordinary person who makes a positive impact on the lives of others. Every person is capable of being a Difference Maker. Each month, we recognize one of our employees for enacting a positive change in their environment. Difference Maker | Tammy Ryan President for the Brantford CYO Girls Basketball Club Tammy is the incoming President for the Brantford CYO Girls Basketball Club.  For the past 5 years, she held the Vice President and Secretary roles.  Basketball was not something she had grown up with or played as a young girl but the love of the game shown by her daughter Maddy made her look again. Maddy began playing at the age of 5.  At the time, it was her husband Art who coached Maddy’s house league teams.  Over the years and with…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – September 2019

Live Well, Work Well – September 2019

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. Getting Outside May Be the Key to Boosting Your Physical and Psychological Well-being A recent study published in Scientific Reports revealed that spending 120 minutes a week outdoors can improve your health and psychological well-being. Remember, well-being refers to feeling good and living both safely and healthily. And, the concept of well-being can have implications on your overall quality of life, health and happiness. What are the benefits of spending time outside? Exercising in nature has been proven to improve one’s mental and physical health. Being outside also helps to promote higher vitamin D levels, a vitamin the body makes when skin is directly exposed to the sun. Many people are deficient in vitamin D,…read more →

The 3 Factors That Make Your Funding Application Competitive

The 3 Factors That Make Your Funding Application Competitive

The 3 Factors That Make Your Funding Application Competitive Information provided by Mentor Works Accessing government funding for the first time might seem daunting without knowing how the process works. If your business is new to the funding landscape, it’s important to understand the various funding types and how to navigate the funding process. Once you’ve read up on that, it’s time to select suitable programs. To do that, you need to know if the proposal you’re about to write will be competitive enough to justify funding. The Anatomy of a Government Funding Program Each Canadian government funding grant or loan has a unique set of objectives and eligibility criteria that an applicant needs to be aware of before they apply. Most programs have a website and/or guide that dives into the details of the program in more depth. These…read more →

Planning for the future success – or survival – of your business | Part 2

Planning for the future success – or survival – of your business | Part 2

In our last article we broached the subject of Estate Planning. Many business owners put off thinking about how, and to whom, their business will be passed when they die. While every business owner’s estate plan is unique; here are 7 areas that should be addressed: 1. WILLS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY: Having a will is particularly important in the case of a business owner. Among its many benefits; in the event of unexpected death, the will can provide the executor with instructions on how to deal with the business, and who will have the power to make decisions. A business owner can use a will to address the issue of equalizing bequests between children who are active in the business and those who are not. Contact us to help with your succession planning. Your business is probably the largest…read more →

International Marketplace Insights | September 2019 Edition

International Marketplace Insights | September 2019 Edition

International Marketplace Insights | September 2019 Edition Events, developments, and opportunities in the international marketplace. We occupy a unique position in the international risk management and employee benefits marketplace, and have the ability and resources to help you globally. We provide our clients exclusive access to a dedicated, in-sourced international department, effectively on their payroll and fully integrated within their operations, acting as an extension of their team. Our network provides access to more experience, technical resources, and innovative industry expertise. We are able to provide direct local involvement worldwide and strengthen insurer relations, providing regional knowledge and expertise as well as regulatory compliance. Please contact us at 1-800-661-1518 if you have any questions or concerns regarding international insurance. Recent Successes: Placed an All Risks Property policy including Flood & Windstorm for a gaming equipment company with property located in casinos in the US…read more →

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