Showing posts from December, 2015

Sharing the Gift of Joy this Holiday Season

It’s the time of year when everyone is rushing from festive events to the shopping mall as people get into the frenzy of holiday activities. But for many families, this is more a season of stress than joy. Parents may worry about not having enough money to pay the bills each month while still wanting to ensure their children still have something to look forward to Christmas morning. That’s why April and Sarah Rutka created Holiday Helpers and the annual Adopt-a-Family program. Since 1996, Holiday Helpers has donated Christmas packages to over 1,700 families in the Greater Toronto Area. And, for the third year, the SmartSimple team in Toronto has once again raised funds and purchased gifts to ensure one more family has a very merry Christmas. The SmartSimple adopted family for 2015 was a single mother with three children, and their wish list included basics such as winter coats, boots and pajamas. As part of the Adopt-a-Family initiative, each family also receives a tree

Facilitating a “Conversation of Possibilities” with the SmartSimple Partner Network

“Bringing the best solutions to our customers means working with innovative people, not just those on our team, but also knowledgeable and talented organizations,” said Chief Operating Officer & SmartSimple Co-Founder, Mike Reid, during his opening comments at the first-ever SmartSimple Partner Network (SPN) Roundtable. SmartSimple's inaugural Partner Network Roundtable. This inaugural gathering took place in Toronto, Canada, with a select, dynamic group of representatives from the current partner network and the SmartSimple team. Attendees participated in the full-day event amidst vibrant discussions that included working in current and exploring potential business markets, doing business in the U.S. and the features and functions of the newly created SmartSimple Partner Portal. Collaborative Learning “The purpose of the day was to open discussion on how we can work collectively to meet our customers’ objectives , ” continued Mike. “There are incredible opportun