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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Team Space Office – Move-In Ready

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Join the Waterfront work community today!

20 Bay St, WaterPark Place, on the 11th floor has everything your business is looking for!

You will be minutes from Union station, connected by the PATH – Toronto’s indoor pedestrian walkway that connects the downtown core.

Fully furnished and customizable team space to suit your business, with Wireless Internet and phones included.

You have 24/7 secure access to your space; including the Rostie Kitchen and Lounge, reception and mail services, fax/copier/printer services and use of meeting room space.

Save on overhead costs with flexible terms.

Cleaning, lights, AC, security and more all included.

NEW – On-site WaterPark Athletics Centre – for tenant use only!

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Book your tour today!

info@rostiegroup.com                        416-214-1840                1-800-648-1840

Free Rise & Shine Breakfast Seminar – July 8th – 8:00am

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Come and join us over breakfast and learn about SLAP (Silver Lining Action Plan) for businesses with Founder & CEO Carissa Reiniger!

Wednesday, July 8th – 8:00 am
20 Bay St, Waterpark Place, 11th Floor

Toronto, ON
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If you are a business owner with 100K to 2M in revenue and feel like you never have enough time or money – you probably need a SLAP! A SLAP (Silver Lining Action Plan) helps you set revenue and profit goals AND create the most direct Action Plan to hit those goals.
This SLAPsession is not going to have any consulting speak or leave you with another impractical business plan that you won’t ever look at or use – instead it is a working session where we will move fast and guide you through our SLAPmethodology to help you build a one year growth plan for your business!

In our time together, we will work through:
• How to build a niche and grow faster
• How to evaluate expenses, profit margins and best pricing for your products or services
• How to figure out who your Ideal Client is
• How to go out and find more Ideal Client’s (without spending ANY money and very limited time)

http://silverlininglimited.com/

Please respond to rsvp@rostiegroup.com to confirm your attendance.

#RostieTalks – Citrix – GoToMeeting

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This week on #RostieTalks features David Potter, Marketing Manager for Citrix Canada in Toronto and Spencer Anderson, Rostie Group’s Customer Service Representative. They dive into Citrix’s GoToMeeting platform and the benefits of having a versatile office space in Toronto’s waterfront community. Watch the video then check out http://www.gotomeeting.ca/ for more ways to improve your business meeting experience.

 

This is Spencer Anderson from The Rostie Group, and I’m here with David Potter from Citrix.

Q.  Tell us a bit about your business and what are the specific areas that you guys specialize in.

A.  We’re a software company. We have a range of online products that allow people to collaborate, work, and stay productive regardless of where they are.

 

Q.  How did you develop your interest in the industry?

A.  I came into tech marketing kind of backwards, I was in the advertising industry first and got into working on clients who were in tech business and gradually over time moved into working on the client side of the business and was lucky enough to join Citrix when we opened the office for our mobility apps business unit here a couple of years ago.

 

Q.  What are the main differences between GoToMeeting and your competitors?

A.  Whether you’re looking at GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar or any of our other products we really focus on a couple different things. The biggest one being ease of use because if the products aren’t easy for your customers or for you to use or your employees to use then you’re not going to see the benefit that you hope to. We also have a product set that is focused on businesses, so they’re not consumer products; they have really been designed with businesses in mind.

 

Q.  How long has Citrix been with The Rostie Group?

A.  We have been here at The Rostie Group for about three years since we opened since we opened our offices for the mobility apps and business unit here in Canada.

 

Q.  How often do you use our meeting space and training space?

A.  The great thing for the meeting space for us is that we have a relatively small team in Canada and the ability to have extra meeting rooms and scale up when we need it gives us the flexibility without the need to have to carry that extra cost in an ongoing basis.

 

Q.  What is your experience working in this kind of an environment so far?

A.  We have a great balance in this type of environment. We have a personal or a segregated office space here for Citrix which gives us the privacy but we also have access to the shared facilities such as the kitchen or the extra meetings rooms which has been great for us as we’ve grown

 

Q.  What is the most exciting part of your job?

A.  I think I have a really great job; I have lots of opportunities to do different things on an ongoing basis. There is a great opportunity to test and do new things whether it’s in social media or some of the things we’re doing to help support the sales team here in Canada.

 

Q.  Living and working in downtown Toronto, Harbourfront/South Core, what do you love most about it?

A.  I think for me I really like the way the South Core has been changing over the last number of years, despite the construction I think it will be well worth it in the end. I’m working here now as my second stint, my first being working at a university at one of the other buildings here and it’s amazing how much has changed. With the connection of the PATH getting you right downtown when you need to, particularly in the winters, the addition of UP is going to be great in the sense that if you’re travelling regionally you can quickly get over to Billy Bishop (Airport) to take a short flight, if you need to go a little farther the UP train will get you to Pearson (Airport) fairly quickly and painlessly once it’s up and running and I think the changes that are happening along the WaterFront make it a very vibrant place to work and live.

 

Thank you for coming out and answering a few questions David!

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

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

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Happy Birthday Cynthia Rostie

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!

Rostie Group Networking Pancake Breakfast

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This morning we hosted a Pancake Breakfast in the Rainy Lake Room. It was the perfect start to the day. Thank you to those that could make it. Below are some pictures from this morning. Please stay tuned for more fun events that we will be hosting throughout the summer. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @RostieGroup

 

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The Waterfront BIA Hosts a Wonderful Member’s Appreciation Breakfast

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The Rostie Group at The Waterfront BIA Appreciation Breakfast

The kind individuals at The Waterfront BIA hosted a delicious member’s appreciation breakfast on board Mariposa Cruises‘ Captain Matthew Flinders this morning. The breakfast was followed by two informative presentations.  Mark Lebovits and Stephanie McIsaac from Environics Analytics revealed detailed statistics of our waterfront service area. We learned a great deal about our waterfront community including including who the community is, average household incomes and detailed expenditures plus other relevant data on overall activity to help us succeed in our businesses. We really appreciated the insight that they were able to provide and it opened our eyes to the possibilities.

The second presentation provided details about the annual 3-day Redpath Waterfront Festival including their new partnership with the Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival and information on their world-class events such as the North American Flyboard Championships and DockDogs World Qualifying Championships. For more information about the Red path Waterfront Festival, you can read our previous blog post about it here.

Several local businesses also provided great prizes for a raffle. The Redpath Waterfront Festival’s intern Shane was the winner of a Rostie Group branded umbrella. With this unpredictable weather, Shane will always be keeping dry.

The Rostie Group is very thankful to have such an active BIA that is constantly thinking of the members and working on improving our area as well as hosting  informative and creative events. If you are a business in the Waterfront Area, you may want to become a member.

 

 

 

What type of meeting is it again?

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112512_2029_BookReviewT1Understanding the type of meeting that you are planning should help you make it even more effective. The type and purpose of getting this group of participants together will determine the timing, preparation and follow-up expected.

Amanda Schneider says

“Not all meetings should follow the same template. Using a variety of meeting techniques helps people focus, feel productive, and helps teams keep projects on track. Knowing your “meeting type” and following these best practices can keep you from wasting time and depleting your team’s motivation”

Read more of her great article here…