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Trektober Fitness Fun

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logo_enCalling all Clients at WaterPark Place!

With October just around the corner, join us in a fitness challenge and sign up for Trektober!

Track your steps online and compete against others to see who can log the most steps.

You can also create teams of 4-15 members and fire up a local challenge and try to maintain an average of 10,000 steps per day.

Many forms of physical activity can also be inputted and converted to the equivalent steps achieved!

Register online at www.trektober.com – it’s FREE and OPEN TO EVERYONE! (select WaterPark Place)

All participants will be entered in a draw to WIN great prizes including Fitbits and free memberships to the Fitness Centre.

*Weekly participation is required.

For more information, visit our Special Event booth in the Food Court on Tuesday September 29th between 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at WaterPark Place. 

Come by and also receive a FREE Seated Massage on the spot and sign up for a FREE Step Class* – available on an as space permits basis.

*class is scheduled for Friday Oct 2nd (11:30 – 12:10)

Millennials – Challenges in the Workforce

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Everyone knows that the millennial workforce thrives on coworking, coffee and flexibility in their chosen career path(s). There is even a study called NextGen to support this! “Where Generation X values control over work, development opportunities and pay satisfaction, Millennials are driven by the more social needs of flexibility, appreciation and team collaboration” (PwC, 2014). Many millennials identify their work habits as multifaceted; calling themselves entrepreneurs, tech-pros, freelancers and bartenders all at once. A one track career path is seen as boring or lacking in opportunity these days. Life-work is connected now more than ever, and everyone wants a personal experience, and to work for a brand that represents them (think Coca-Cola’s name bottles).

The challenge is this:

How can I merge my personal goals with my career and income generating goals?

You could take the advice ‘follow your passion and the money will come’. Well what if your passion is watching full seasons of ‘Friends’ on Netflix, with no breaks, all week long?

Or follow the trend right now and become an insta-famous tech startup! Maybe move to Silicon Valley, wear awesome Chive t-shirts and have a man-bun.

It works for these guys —-> https://www.pinterest.com/explore/man-bun/

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Ultimately you should start by envisioning and outlining what you expect in a job – any job! Salary, type of coworkers and boss (if any), environment (office, home, coworking space, the jungle or the beach) and specifics of what you will actually be doing!!

Just saying “I want to start a business” won’t start the business. Usually taking action and getting out into the world is better than spending hours planning and talking about what you are going to do.

Millennials are not ‘lazy’ or too ‘entitled’. Most millennials, like any other generation, want to work hard; they just want to work hard at something that they believe in. Young people have tons of great ideas, sometimes it is just hard to know where to start.

A good place to start is with a virtual office and coworking membership.

You get the best of every world with these packages.

A professional business address will give you an edge in any field – especially when writing to potential investors/donors/funding opportunities.

Also it will save time and money – all your mail and packages are collected for you and arranged nicely for pick up or delivery! No more waiting around for deliveries or worrying about cheques being lost in the mail. You won’t need to hire a receptionist or assistant either!

Coworking and coworking spaces are in generous supply around the world today. Providing an alternative to busy coffee shops; like-minded individuals and teams can bounce ideas off of one another or work quietly without the restrictions of a coffee shop or distractions of home.

Before signing up to any ol’ space on the block, explore your options! Be sure to make a list of what you envision your coworking experience to be.

Is free coffee important?

Can you have a dedicated, personalized space with a locked filing cabinet?

Is there 24/7 access?

You may have a day job and want to work on your other ventures by night!

What about when you have guests, coworkers or potential investors stopping by…is there meeting room space available on the fly?

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There are a variety of workspace cultures available. Be sure the one you choose aligns with your goals and expectations in your career and personal life.

Coworking and Virtual Office Memberships – http://www.torontomeetings.com/cowork.htm

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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

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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#RostieTalks – Michael Koenig, Partner at Davis Martindale

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This week on #RostieTalks we feature Michael Koenig, Partner at Davis Martindale, with questions beings presented by Hannah Tough, Rostie Group’s Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator. They talk about Davis Martindale’s operations and why they are more than just your average accounting firm! 

Watch this video and tweet @rostiegroup!

Thank you for coming out and answering a few questions Mr. Koenig!

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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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!

Show some Maple Leaf Pride!

The Maple Leafs will be playing their home opener on October 8th.

Let’s wear our favourite Leafs gear and show some support!

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The Global Workspace Association’s annual conference was a success!

The 28th Annual GWA Conference was held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida from September 10-13. The Rostie Gorup had a blast. Charles Anderson describes his experience:

The first few days involved day long information sessions that were immensely captivating and educational. The actual workshop portions of the conference were certainly awesome however they were only a portion of what make the GWA conference as great as it was. The people are probably what I took away as the most enriching portion of the week. Connections with people all over the world all evolving at the same time as you, working in the same industry as you and being able to pick said people’s minds was simply fantastic. Not to mention the great food throughout, and just being in South Beach, Florida at all!

 

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