WaterPark Place Athletics Now Open

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20 Bay Street, WaterPark Place has its very own Athletics Facilities!

Run by TriFit, this all-inclusive centre is home to a vast array of active living amenities for tenants of WaterPark Place.

Exclusive Features Include:

  • Large Group Exercise Studio with Vaulted Ceilings
  • Full schedule of group exercise classes including Yoga, Indoor Cycle, Barre, Zumba, Kickboxing, Metabolic classes – and our favourite Cardio Dance Party!
  • State of the art Life Fitness cardio and strength equipment
  • Dedicated Free Weight Area
  • Change rooms with showers and day lockers
  • Towel Service
  • Open Monday to Friday 6a.m. – 7p.m.

Monthly Fee only $40.00/month + tax

With a gym at your office, there’s nearly no excuse why you can’t get a workout in!

Studies have found that employees that take care of themselves live longer and don’t become sick as easily as other people. Healthy employees also present a positive image to the people they work with, which helps build a proud and effective working environment.

Sign up today by going to:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=223410

or calling

(416) 360-4047

 

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This is our Waterfront

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Welcome to our Waterfront work community!

We love being a part of Toronto’s vibrant and fun Waterfront.

From June 19-21, 2015 the Redpath Waterfront Festival helped launch Toronto’s newly revitalized waterfront with 5 Events in 4 Parks over 3 Days along 2 Kilometres, making it 1 Giant Party!
Events included Party on the Promenade, DANCE Pan American Style, DockDogs & Ultimutts, Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival and Sweetness Pride Beach Party.

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The promenade never looked so good!

We are looking forward to 2016!

Happy Birthday Coworking

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The newest buzzword ‘Coworking’ is here to stay and its taking the world by storm with over 2500 coworking spaces now operating across the globe.

It was August 9th 2005 that Brad Neuberg opened the first collaborative workspace, called Spiral Muse, and dubbed it “coworking”. He was quickly joined by other early coworking leaders like Tara Hunt & Chris Messina, who were original founders of the Hat Factory (along with Brad Neuberg and a few others), and finally Citizen Space, which is still a thriving coworking space to this very day in San Francisco.

Join us in celebrating Coworking’s 10th birthday and try a FREE week of coworking at The Rostie Group!

Book today – 416-214-1840 – info@rostiegroup.com

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Kajama Summer Boat Cruise!

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This is your chance to get on board one of Toronto’s best attractions and sail the Kajama, a traditional 165 foot three masted Schooner boat cruise!
Sit back and relax with a cold drink from the fully licensed bar, and a delicious meal as you set sail on Toronto Harbour and beautiful Lake Ontario. The best Toronto attraction in our work community!

Join us in celebrating summer!

When: Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Where: Queens Quay terminal, just outside of 20 Bay St., WaterPark Place
When: the cruise boards at 5:30p.m. The perfect after work drink spot.

Tickets are $21+HST.
Email rsvp@rostiegroup.com to reserve yours now!

Freelancers Unite – with Coworking

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Are you a Freelancer looking for a place to connect, network and get work done?

We are offering free coworking hours and a special discounts  on coworking packages for freelancers. Get your creative juices flowing and let us take care of the rest.

Enjoy an all-access workspace with Wi-Fi, printing/ fax capabilities and of course complimentary coffee!

Be inspired. Take a stroll along Toronto’s Waterfront, only a few short steps away from your workspace.

Be connected. Coworking encourages like-minded people to come together and share ideas. Our shared office environment encourages networking and is home to an array of entrepreneurs, startups and business owners.

Be productive. Focus on your work without the stress of a home-office or crowded coffee shop. We take care of all your workspace and caffeine needs.

Call today!

416-214-1840

Toll-free:1-800-648-1840 info@rostiegroup.com

#RostieTalks – Miller & Bean

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New video interview! #RostieTalks, features Miller & Bean, Toronto’s reliable office coffee service. Watch Spencer Anderson, our Customer Service Representative interview Josh Nehme, Director of Accounts Management and Partner, as they dive into the exciting details of this service based company in the GTA providing premium coffee, filtered water, and breakroom supplies for offices.

Q. Tell us a bit about your business and the area you specialize in.

A. Miller & Bean is an office coffee service company. We provide coffee, filtered water, and break room supplies to companies in the GTA.
Q. What sets you apart from the rest?

A. Our number one product is the BaristaPro bean-to-cup coffee machine, it’s the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly coffee machine for the office. Clients love it, best seller. The other “intangible” thing that sets us apart is our focus on customer service. It all boils down to creating relationships and we’ll go to the end of the world for our clients
Q. What do you love about having your business in Toronto?

A. Toronto is a vibrant and exciting city. If you look at all the development, all the business that is happening here… it is clearly the best place to be in Canada, even North America… to grow your business.

 

Q. How long have you been at the Rostie Group and why do you like it here?

A. Miller & Bean has been providing coffee service in Toronto for 7 years now, and we moved our sales and admin office to the Rostie Group this year. Our warehouse is 5 minutes away but working in a professional office environment right on Bay St., has already proven invaluable. It gives us quick and easy access to our clients and it’s perfect for training and meetings.

 

Q. When you look back, what is the most memorable experience you’ve had?

A. I’m very lucky because I get to do the fun stuff with our clients. A lot of them have charities they support and we’ll come in and support them too. Whether it’s a run, or a BBQ, or a party, those are always fun. I was lucky last year, I got out of rappelling on Old City Hall.

 

Q. What motivates you?

A. I want to build a great business. I want people to look at our team and think “those guys are making a difference”. I like that sense of accomplishment, that feeling of pride… that motivates me.

 

Q. What are the three pieces of advice you would give to others looking to try their hand in your industry?

A. -Make sure your phone is fully charged every day, because it’ll be ringing non-stop

-The mornings are early, so drink a lot of coffee, don’t worry about sleep.

-Treat your clients like gold. Keep your word.

 

Q. Where do you get your caffeine fix?

A. Lucky for me I’m never out of coffee. We’re always doing a demo here and there or testing out some new blend, so have constant access to caffeine. That’s not the problem. LOL

 

Q. What do you prefer, regular coffee or espresso?

A. Both! I have a Keurig at home and that gives my morning jolt, right now I’m loving the dark roasts. Our BaristaPro makes QWE espresso, so americanos, lattes, cappuccinos…I sneak a few of those every day too.

 

Q. You’re on a desert island and allowed only one item…

A. My cellphone, and a charger. And some coffee. Am I allowed three?

 

Q. What are you going to plug your charger into?

A. Can I bring a portable generator?… and some coffee? Can I bring three?

 

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

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Happy Birthday Cynthia!

The team at The Rostie Group would like to wish Cynthia Rostie a very Happy Birthday. We hope she has a wonderful day and is enjoying her travels. We look forward to celebrating with her upon her return!

Prowork with Us!

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Tired of rushing to the coffee shop and grabbing a table to work? Find yourself tipping more often and buying more coffee in order to have a place to call your `office’? Need an office space but don’t want to get tied down to a lease and worry about all the details?

The Rostie Group can help! How about Proworking?

Proworking is a professional and productive solution for all types of professionals ranging from those that are launching their careers to seasoned baby boomers starting a new business and finding their footing in uncharted territory. Imagine working under the same roof as other talented and ambitious professionals. That synergy, flexibility, and affordability is what Proworking is all about. You get to work beside likeminded people and leave the rest of the details to us. We have flexible monthly options that are tailored to your needs.

Proworking is a shared office environment where you don’t have to worry about leasing or contracts. We offer all of our clients a personalized touch, and want to stand by you and support you as you work to grow your business from its infancy or nurture it into your dream. The Rostie Group has combined elements of cafe culture and an innovative and engaging work environment to offer you:

  • A secure and personal workspace
  • Access to a wide array of business centre amenities
  • Packages that work for any budget
  • No license agreements
  • Access to a professional environment to conduct/run your business
  • A prestigious Bay Street address in the south core
  • Networking opportunities to enhance your business
  • Access to exciting in-house events that include fun social mixers, professional networking, informative talks, as well as coaching opportunities

Proworking Membership 1 (Option Flex) $250/Month

  • Access to workspace during business hours (unlimited)
  • Complimentary coffee
  • Phone / Internet and WIFI
  • Access to a locked filing cabinet (additional charges apply)
  • Telephone (long distance charges apply)
  • Use of services – photocopier / fax / secretarial (additional charges apply)
  • Transfer membership to a proworker or friend for only $50.00

Proworking Membership 2 (Option Dedicated) $500/Month

  • Access to Workspace 24/7
  • Phone / Internet and WIFI
  • Access to a locked filing cabinet
  • Small meeting rooms (5 hours / month)
  • Telephone (long distance charges apply)
  • Use of services – photocopier / fax / secretarial (additional charges apply)
  • Transfer membership to a proworker or friend for only $50.00

5 non-digital tips for business growth

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5 NON-DIGITAL TIPS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

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SMEs are constantly searching for the next technological advancement but digital isn’t the sole driver of business success.

Here are five non-digital tips for growing your business.

1. Stay true to your values

Clients and consumers want to do business with companies whose values they can respect and share in. Work out early what your company’s values are and make sure they underpin everything you do. This includes being prepared to turn business away if you are not 100 per cent certain you can deliver the deal.

Refusing business may seem like madness for a growing company but why compromise your values for the sake of a quick buck? Repeat business and recommendations are real drivers of growth but they come through staying true to your values and remembering that you are only as good as your last deal.

2. Reinvent sectors with a poor reputation

Identifying new areas of growth can be tricky, however, existing sectors such as estate agencies and payday loans are crying out for a fresh approach. Introducing a radically different business model that delivers what customers want is key. We launched Astus in 2003 when media barter had a “dodgy” image because the way it was done left many advertisers out of pocket. We changed the business model to deliver the advertiser’s side of the deal before taking payment. This removed the risk for them and so persuaded some to give our approach a chance. Changing perceptions of a sector involves rebuilding trust one deal at a time but it is possible to do.

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