This year, three of us from the REM team decided to to dress up as our favourite characters from a 2004 movie called Napoleon Dynamite!
They are (from left to right):
Sean Sanderson as Napoleon: he put all the pizzaz and nerd-cool style in his costume by having an afro wig, a "Vote for Pedro" T-shirt, eyeglasses, a retro casette player and the coolest part: he drew on his notebook a sketch of a "Liger" (half lion, half tiger creature)
Brad Anderson as Kip: Brad's looking cool with his khaki shorts, blue polo shirt and glasses holding a "La Fawnduh" sign.
Christine Votruba as Pedro: vote for me: Pedro! Had a lot of cross-dressing fun by dressin' up in a short, black wig, eye-liner mustache, big blue dress-shirt, a bolo tie (made with a broch and shoe laces), belt buckle, "vote for pedro" pin and a "If you VOTE FOR PEDRO all your wishes will come true!" flyer. It was an easy DIY costume put together thanks to a few things from my house and Value Village!
We've had a lot of fun! We got into character for the photoshoot by having spaced-out, dorky looks on our faces. If you haven't seen this movie yet, I highly recommend watching if you're up for a lot of laughs.
To end this blog post, watch this scene from the movie of Napoleon's infamous dance routine. Enjoy!
Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 10:17 PM
Thank you for supporting REM in the past year!
We want you to have some fun. Play our surprise game and we will donate to Sick Kids.
Click here to play our custom built game. Thank you to all the REM staff for their hard work building the game in time for the holiday season. For each person that plays, REM will donate $1 to Sick Kids Foundation.
Most importantly, we wish you a Fantastic Holiday Season and a Bright & Energetic New Year!
As a friendly note: We will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and January 1 to allow our team a chance to spend time with their team. We look forward to working with you in 2019.
Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 8:49 AM
We often don't take the time to tell people how proud we are of them so I wanted to take the chance to tell everyone what an amazing team we have at REM. We have been working really hard this year to deliver exceptional design work, great new tools to manage your website and superior customer support for our customers. I am so proud of our team in all of their accomplishments but I wanted to highlight a few.
Everyone at REM works hard each day for our clients to come up with custom designed websites that not only look great but are designed to engage their target audience. Our team has been chosen for the 2019 Consumer Choice Award in Web Design for Waterloo Region.
Award winners are the result of a in-depth, consumer evaluation process.
It involves the gathering of unbiased consumer opinions, calculated and vetted by some of North America’s leading market research firms.
I am also extremely proud that we have exceeded 50, Five Star Reviews on Google this year. This is also a proud accomplishment for everyone at REM. We all work hard for our customers to live up to our #1 Guiding Principle which is Customer Success Comes First..
Have a look at the most recent reviews from our customers.
"It was a pleasure working with REM Solutions to redevelop my business website! They were patient, comprehensive and genuine about understanding my business needs and how to best represent that on my new site. I continue to appreciate the great customer service they have to answer all my questions as new web design ideas pop into my head! I would definitely recommend them for any non-techies out there looking for a new or refreshed website."
"Excellent group to work with, friendly, very responsive, and full of helpful advice. The design of our new site came out looking great and we are very pleased with the added features and the ability to manage our content through their WebWiz@rd CMS. Would recommend."
"REM helped us to design a website that worked for us! They were great to deal with throughout the whole process. The team we worked with was extremely professional, supportive and always quick to respond. We had a fantastic experience!"
What I love the most about these comments is the common theme about how great our team is at what they do and how supportive they are of our customers. When I meet with people, I tell them all the time that we are not the only ones who can offer them a great website. What I do know is we offer the best support for our customers not just during a project but throughout the relationship.
We had an overwhelmingly positive response to our Holiday Pixel Stocking 2017 event, and as a result we have donated over $1200.00 worth of toys to Toys for Tots charity, providing numerous children with much needed holiday cheer this year.
Every team member had designed a digital pixel stocking themed for the Holidays, and had a blast doing it! You had the chance to take a look, cast a vote, and if you liked, left a comment here on the blog about what you thought. We took $2.00 for every vote we received and used that towards purchasing the toys which we donated.
The winner (or staff member who ended up receiving the most votes) was Sean Sanderson with his Charlie Brown stocking, so congratulations to him on making the most popular pixel stocking! Feel free to have another look.
REM Web Solutions would just like to thank everyone who voted in the contest this year, without your votes none of this would have been possible. Thanks for your continued support, and we look forward to the next holiday event.
This year we wanted to do something extra special by bringing holiday joy to children in need. We need your help: REM's goal is to donate $1000 worth of toys to the Toys for Tots Charity.
Every team member has designed a digital pixel stocking themed for the Holidays, and had a blast doing it! You will have the chance to take a look, cast a vote, and if you would like you can leave a comment here on the blog about what you thought.
We need you to vote on our pixel stocking artwork.
Please vote on your favourite stocking here. An REM team member will win with the most votes, getting some bragging rights for the New Year. More importantly, for every vote we receive, REM will donate $2 worth of toys to Toys for Tots. Voting ends on December 14th at 5pm EST. Don't forget to share this with your friends to help us reach the goal!
REM wishes everyone a happy long weekend, we hope you all get a chance to relax a bit and enjoy some time off!
We will be closed Monday, August 7th for the holiday and will reopen on Tuesday August 8th at regular hours. Please send any inquiries in the meantime to email@example.com and we will answer them in a timely manner upon our return!