Social Friday – Get in the Holiday Spirit

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Join us for a special Social Friday November 27, 2015 starting at 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at The Rostie Group Reception Area.

We will be getting into the Winter spirit!

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Growing Your Business From Home

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A virtual office is:

All the benefits of a physical office, without having to physically be there! (When you do get lonely though, you are welcome to join us in our coworking space if you need some social interaction and a change of scenery…and coffee!)

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A virtual office is great for:

  • Work from home individuals who would like to maintain a professional appearance and have their administrative duties handled professionally.
  • Small businesses that want to save costs on office space.
  • Medium and large businesses looking to expand into a new market.
  • Business individuals who need to meet clients in a professional environment on a semi-regular basis.
  • Businesses that conduct interviews on an irregular schedule.
  • Independent workers (freelancers, lawyers, and family-run businesses) that want to save time and cut employee costs.
  • When permanent space for all staff doesn’t make sense, but a central address and location for client meetings is needed and will ensure your business runs effectively.

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Virtual tenants can have all their phone calls answered by on-site receptionists, and mail forwarded to anywhere in the world, from our high profile downtown location. Whether your company is located locally, nationally, or abroad, The Rostie Group’s Virtual Office solution can help you build a truly “borderless” business.

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Come visit us to meet your ‘virtual assistant’. We have real people who you will come to know very well, handling all of your mail, greeting your clients on the phone in your company name or in person.

Cut overhead costs by only coming into the office when you need to meet a client who just arrived via Porter airline, for videoconferencing, or having a team meeting. The quaint Baltic, Caspian and Lake Joe rooms boast beautiful views of downtown Toronto.

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At The Rostie Group it is all-inclusive. You receive a discounted rate for meeting rooms, the ability to use coworking space and invitations to all networking events, lunch ‘n’ learns and training sessions. Plus when you are ready to move into a physical office, your transition will be seamless! Your business can grow within The Rostie Group community, from virtual office to coworking to long-term office resident, your business will thrive and grow without having to change your business address!

We love our work community and are involved in local events taking place along the Waterfront all year long! Don’t miss the Spectacle of Lights beginning on November 28th! #itsbetterbythewater

Ultimately the best reason for having a virtual office – at the very least a mailing address –  is that it enables you to focus on developing your business, sales and client base –  avoiding the stress of day-to-day operations .

Check out all of the flexible packages available here. We can custom build a package to suit your business needs! Want 10 hours of coworking with a mailing address and live receptionist? We can build a membership just for you! Need a meeting room every week for 4 hours, plus a Bay St. address for all your packages to be delivered to? We do that!

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Check out some more of the benefits of having a virtual office here,

then share this with your friends, so they can establish the image they need for their business to grow!

Girl Guide Cookies for everyone!

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The Rostie Group is a proud supporter of Girl Guides of Canada.

Classic Girl Guide Cookies are in season and will be available for the next week in all of our meeting rooms!

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Our work community is always looking for ways to support and engage with our community and community members. Thank you to Paola at Slalom for bringing in all the Girl Guide cookies, The Rostie Group is happy to support your community!

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Thanks For My Sight Night 2015 Charity Dinner – Eye Foundation of Canada

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The Rostie Group and friends enjoyed a wonderful evening at The Eye Foundation of Canada’s annual charity dinner and dance ‘Thanks For My Sight Night’. The Eye Foundation of Canada celebrated their 26th anniversary on October 23rd, 2015. The independent non-profit organization promotes the preservation, enhancement, restoration of sight through innovative research, advanced education, and improvement of patient care. All of the proceeds from this event will go towards the future of eye care. Please visit www.eyefoundationcanada.ca for more information on The Eye Foundation of Canada and their journey to improve the future of eye care

We began our night at 20 Bay Street, WaterPark Place, loading onto the bus that took us safely to and from Montecassino Woodbridge Banquet Hall.

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Upon arrival, we took a super group photo!

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There were delicious ordoeuvres available and we all participated in the Silent Auction and Raffle.

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Johnny Bower gave a great speech, along with the Directors of the Board for the Eye Foundation of Canada.

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Dinner was served over 3 courses. In between courses we enjoyed watching exciting dancing couples and belly dancing.

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The night continued with dancing, fundraising and making new friends while connecting with old ones.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the event, and recognizes what an amazing job the Eye Foundation of Canada does for so many people.

We are looking forward to next year already!

A big Thank You to David Silva for taking so many great photos.

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Thanks For My Sight Night Dinner Dance – Eye Foundation of Canada

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Join us for our next Eye Foundation of Canada

“Thanks For My Sight Night”

Dinner Dance

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Friday, October 23, 2015 at Montecassino Woodbridge – Event & Banquet Centre.

A bus will be departing from 20 Bay Street in Toronto’s WaterFront core to the event! Contact 416-214-1840.

Reserve or buy tickets now through the EFC office or online at: http://eyefoundationcanada.ca/event-registration/?epl_action=process_cart_action&cart_action=add&event_id=585&_rand=555263286a83f&_date_id=196cf7

After 25 years, the Eye Foundation of Canada (EFC), an independent, non-profit organization, is still committed to expanding our service and success by promoting the preservation, enhancement, and restoration of sight through innovative research, advanced education, and improvement of patient care.

Funding for EFC comes from sponsors and donors, and from “Thanks for My Sight Night”, our annual fundraiser, as well as other community “sight” events that raise awareness of eye care and help support research.

The Eye Foundation of Canada continues to develop and implement innovative programs and also plans to expand into Quebec and Eastern Canada.

To support the EFC spring appeal, please call our office at (416) 743-9046, mail your donation to EFC at the address below, or go online at:
www.eyefoundationcanada.ca.

We’ll see you there!

 

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Workplace Fraud 101 Rise & Shine Breakfast Seminar with David Malamed from Grant Thornton

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Join us for a very special and important Rise & Shine Breakfast Seminar

Workplace Fraud 101:

With the typical organization losing 5% of its revenues to fraud each year, it is paramount to learn how to prevent, deter and detect issues. David Malamed will present on the realities of internal fraud using real life examples and stories. The presentation will focus on:

  • Victim mindset
  • Preventative controls
  • Techniques to identify and qualify red flags
  • Reduce risk and exposure
  • Avenues for recovery

When: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – 8 a.m.

Where: Pacific Room, The Rostie Group, 20 Bay St. WaterPark Place, Toronto, Ontario

Email rsvp@rostiegroup.com to confirm your attendance.

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Presenter Profile: David Malamed CPA,CA.IFA, CPA (IL), CFE, CFF, CFI
As a Forensic Accounting Partner with the Grant Thornton Specialist Advisory Services practice, David works with clients helping them understand, investigate and manage their risk. He is the Canadian Chartered Accountant Magazine’s Technical Editor for Fraud and a regular columnist. In 2012 and 2013 David’s column was awarded the Kenneth R. Wilson award. David has investigated, reported and managed numerous fraud investigations involving both civil and criminal allegations. He also works with clients in establishing and implementing anti-fraud controls that reduce risks and maximizes detection of potential issues. David is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Accountant specializing in Investigative Forensic Accounting, a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiners and a Certified Fraud Investigators. David has qualified as an expert and provided testimony numerous

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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!

Peak of the Week has now ended!

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This is our official wrap-up of the Peak of the Week lunch series! We are phasing out this program with the recent arrival of WaterPark Place’s new food vendors. For the last year, while the building was under renovation, The Rostie Group had started ‘Peak of the Week’ which is a meal delivery program for our clients. We picked a new restaurant every Wednesday (the peak of the week) and had lunch delivered for all of our clients from that restaurant.

We would like to thank our customers for their ongoing participation and support of Peak of the Week, which has made our program successful over the renovation period at WaterPark Place. Below are the most popular restaurants and dishes chosen by our customers. These are all local and Canadian favourites that we encourage you to try, especially if you’re interested in exploring more of Toronto’s food scene!

 

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Summer Sweet Salad

 

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Pad Thai

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Quarter Chicken Dinner

 

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Smoked Meat Sandwich

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Souvlaki Dinner