Kajama Cruise Summer Social

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We boarded the Kajama at 5:30 p.m. in the humid summer air to the sweet voices of the Waterfront Singing Ambassadors…

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The Rostie Group and all the tenants and friends who joined us enjoyed sipping refreshing drinks, sailing along the Queens Quay Harbourfront. The Toronto skyline never looked better from out on the lake. It is a view everyone –  Torontonians and tourists alike –  must experience.

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The crew on the Kajama were exceptional, getting some of us to help raise the gigantic sails and singing while they worked!

Everyone was surprised when the ship was back in the harbour docking, had it been 2 hours already?!?

A great summer social for everyone, thank you Toronto Waterfront, Kajama crew and The Waterfront Singing Ambassadors for being such an amazing part of our work community!

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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!

FREE Lunch ‘n’ Learn with Davis Martindale Accounting

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Enjoy free lunch and engage with Davis Martindale on a wide range of topics including:

  • Cross border issues
    • Personal tax issues
    • Corporate tax issues
    • Inbound and outbound tax
    • Reporting and compliance requirements – each country
  • Use of Trusts – income splitting and asset protection
  • Corporate ownership advantages
  • Estate planning
  • Valuations
    • What is your business worth
    • Value drivers
    • Getting it ready for a sale

When: Thursday, August 13th, 2015  12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: 20 Bay St. WaterPark Place, The Rostie Group, 11th Floor, Pacific Room

Reply to rsvp@rostiegroup.com to confirm your attendance!

About Davis Martindale

Founded in 1967, we are excited to be approaching our 50th Anniversary – we truly are the little accounting firm that grew and grew. Our growth can be attributed to the specialization we offer in our services and the strength of our tax group, and our professional and advisory services groups.

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2016!

The Rostie Group wishes you the best start to the New Year

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Start 2016 off right for your business and take advantage of our professional virtual office and reception services. Every business, no matter what stage it is at can benefit from a corporate address, friendly phone answering and exceptional meeting room space.

http://www.rostiegroup.com/virtual-office-packages

When you find your business is growing, you are hiring more employees and looking for more space, we’ve got you covered! Transition into a full-time coworking space, small private office space or maybe even a team room. The possibilities are endless – and customizable.

http://www.torontomeetings.com/cowork.htm

Start 2016 off right and give your business what it needs to succeed!

Let’s Chat with The Rostie Group: Victoria Syme of Harmony Marketing

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As we launch the Let’s Chat with Rostie Group series, we decided to interview PR maven Victoria Syme of Harmony Marketing. From planning to execution, Harmony Marketing brings its skill and knowledge to all phases of a marketing program and has worked with clients such as Redpath Waterfront Festival and City of Toronto. Here’s what we learned from Victoria:

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

I work for Harmony Marketing, a full-service boutique marketing, communications, sponsorship and government relations agency here in Toronto. My most recent project was the Redpath Waterfront Festival. I helped manage media interviews, live television hits, event listings, blogger outreach, and all onsite PR activities as well as marketing for the festival leading up to the 3 day event.

Why should someone chose Harmony Marketing?

A client should choose Harmony Marketing if they want a dedicated team that will bring skills and knowledge to all phases of a marketing program. We believe in brokering unique opportunities and partnerships that are innovative and often differ from the norm. We are driven by success; success for our clients and their partners. 

How did you develop your interest in (and obvious talent for) this business?

I did a BA in Communications at McMaster University and a Post-Grad in Corporate Communications & Public Relations at Centennial College. As a child, I was a dancer and very social. I always knew this was the field for me as my entire family is in media or the arts. My dad is a producer, my mom works in marketing, my uncle’s a lighting designer and my aunt is a former actress turned pyrotechnician.

What sets you apart from the rest?

Although my focus is in PR, I have a firm understanding of marketing and social media marketing. I’ve also had experience with agencies of varying sizes and working on projects remotely so I can assist organizations no matter what their size or geographic location.

What is the most exciting part of your job?

I love that everyday is different. I love change and enjoy the fact that my role is multi-faceted and keeps me on my toes. I’m not at the desk all day, I’m always on the go… whether it be meetings with clients, industry events, or on location.

How long have you been living in Toronto?

Since Day 1 – I was born here.

What would you say are your 3 favorite places to dine in Toronto?

  1. During the summertime, I always need a good patio. I would say that the Mill Street Brewery is my pick. It’s always great in the distillery.
  2. Joe Allen’s on the Danforth is a family favorite. I grew up in the neighbourhood.
  3. You definitely need a guilty pleasure on the list. The Black Bull on Queen is my local haunt. I go there for the convenience and the people watching!

If you were to look back, what would be the most memorable experience you have had?

I was asked to work in Chicago for their Tall Ships event and it has been one of the highlights of my career so far. Tall Ships America had seen the great media response we had when the Tall Ships came to Toronto last year and requested that I come to assist their media team at Navy Pier. I communicated with major news outlets in the US such as Fox, WGN, and NBC and it was a great feeling to know that my skills transferred to the US market.

If you could be granted 1 superpower, what would it be?

I would choose to fly – how cool would that be? I’ve always wanted to experience the feeling of flight. It would be quite powerful to see the world from above and cutting back on travel time would be a bonus! Even the ability to simply fly through clouds would be phenomenal.

 

For more detailed information on Harmony Marketing, their background, clients and past experiences, please visit www.harmonymarketing.ca.

Let’s Chat with The Rostie Group

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Introducing our new blog series: Let’s Chat with The Rostie Group.

With our centre bustling with creativity and many innovative projects taking place at The Rostie Group, we have decided to launch a series on our blog that will feature both our clients and other trendsetting companies that are doing exciting work. The Let’s Chat with The Rostie Group will begin this week and will provide industry insight and a venue for you to meet local entrepreneurs and inspiring individuals.  Stay tuned for our first interview.

Lunch & Learn

Everyone is invited to take part in our educational “Lunch & Learn” seminars. Stay tuned for our list of speakers for 2012!