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What an exciting month! (Posted On: Thursday, May 24, 2007)

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What an exciting month May has been for We were recognized by the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce and took home 2 awards, Business of the Year and the award for Marketing Innovation. We would like to thank you, our website visitors, newsletter subscribers and our clients for making this possible. We would also like to extend our congratulations to all the nominees and award winners of the 2007 Business Excellence Awards.

With the school year coming to a close the inevitable shopping trip for prom dresses looms ahead. Never fear... Jane is here. Jane Grahek of Furbelows, just back from a buying trip to LA has so many cute dresses and the really nice thing about them is that they are perfect for teens who live in this area... not too shiny... no taffeta nightmares and definitely something that can be worn again and again throughout the summer. Most dresses are in the $70 - $90 range.

Looking for tickets???? You can get tickets to the Telus Skins Game and the Collingwood Elvis Festival on line... just by clicking on the icons in this newsletter.

We’ve made some additions to our website. With the opening of the new Galaxy Cinema Collingwood we have added a link to the movie listings in Collingwood so with just two ity bity clicks you can find out what’s playing tonight in your neighbourhood and purchase advance tickets to hop the line. How cool is that? I did this just the other night and it was a very quick and convenient process to use. While the kids were eating dinner... I was buying their movie tickets. Check out our listings under Theatre or Fun Stuff.

We’ve got some great events that support great causes lined up so make sure your check our events calendar. Cops for Cancer is coming up and our source tells us that Joe from Pipers will be taking it all off for charity. If you’ve ever met Joe... this is quite a big deal... he’s got a full head of curly red locks and a big red beard to match. Show Joe your support, give Pipers a call at 519.599.1888 and give your pledge to support such a worthy cause.

Boston Pizza & Law Enforcement Are Waiting to Serve YOU... AGAIN! All Boston Pizza locations in Ontario, together with your local Law Enforcement agency will be waiting to Serve ... YOU in support of Special Olympics May 23-25, 2007. Boston Pizza will participate with the fundraising drive, "Police ... Serving You" in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is the largest fundraiser for Special Olympics world-wide.

You don’t want to miss the Tilley Endurables Tent Event Weekend. Grey Heron Natural Designs is pleased to announce the Tilley Tent Event Weekend. Saturday June 16th and Sunday June 17th at 47 Bruce St. S. Thornbury. Heading to the Skins game? Don’t forget your Tilley hat. Need a gift for Dad? How about a Tilley Golf Polo Shirt? They have a full line up of Tilley products for you to choose from. A portion of the Tilley sales will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Telus Skins Game’s charity of choice.

Blue Ridge Meats has provided another excellent selection of recipes for your dining pleasure this month including BBQ basics.

The CCI production of Little Shop of Horrors was truly fantastic. Congratulations to all involved in this terrific production. If you missed the event, we have over 120 photos in our community photo gallery.

We would like to extend our big welcome to our new clients this month:

Georgian Flooring Centre Ltd is a family run business. They have been in operation since 1993. Offering one of the areas largest showrooms they have recently expanded their business and are now pleased to offer lighting, plumbing, and granite countertops. Effective July 2, 2007 Georgian Flooring will become Georgian Design Centre Ltd. a div of Georgian Flooring Centre Ltd. Their new location will be 84 High Street (corner of High St. and Stewart Rd.) just South of Home Depot. Their friendly expert sales staff are waiting to assist you with all of your renovation or new construction needs. Georgian Flooring Centre prides themselves on customer service, and are excited to offer flooring, plumbing, granite and lighting from one location. You can contact them at 705.444.2100 or visit the showroom currently located at 20 Balsam Street.

Marg Shebey-Edey, Broker, ReMax Four Seasons Realty Brokerage. Moving people in, out and around the South Georgian Bay area has been Marg’s profession and her passion since 1989. She had two dreams when she started in the real estate business: to conduct business so well that someday, new clients would become truly satisfied clients and the other was to be part of a professional, successful and respected team. Today, she has those two things and every day is a pleasure. Together with her dynamic licensed assistant, Chris McCormick, they scale the heights, jump backwards, and proudly, they have built a successful real estate practice at RE/MAX four seasons realty limited, Brokerage. Over 92% of their transactions come as a result of referrals or new transactions with our existing clientele! You can reach Marg or Chris at 705.446.1762.

MOLLY MAID is Canada’s #1 cleaning service and the franchisee servicing the Georgian Triangle is locally owned and operated. MOLLY MAID Georgian Bay provides the freedom of having your home professionally cleaned from top to bottom with your individual needs in mind. Trained, bonded and insured staff will clean your home using their own equipment and environmentally safe cleaning supplies. MOLLY MAID Georgian Bay service is 100% satisfaction guaranteed! MOLLY MAID Georgian Bay services the communities of Clarksburg, Collingwood, Creemore, Duntroon, Kimberley, Meaford, New Lowell, Nottawa, Singhampton, Stayner, Thornbury and Wasaga Beach. Call Peter or Linda for your free, no obligation in-home estimate at 705.422.0114 or 1.866.629.5396.

Collingwood Closets is an independent company, locally owned serving Collingwood, Thornbury, Clarksburg, Meaford, Owen Sound and the Beaver Valley. Through their in-home free consultation service they provide customized organizational solutions including: closets, pantries, laundry rooms, ski/mud rooms and garages. Their solutions are custom designed to meet your requirements and are expandable and affordable. Constructed of reliable high-grade melamine their products are manufactured to the exact specifications of each job, ensuring a custom fit. Professional service and installation with flexible hours to accommodate every customer. They understand the Georgian Triangle region and the need for seasonal solutions.

Until next time,

Julie Card



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