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REM Celebrates 20 Years in Business

 

We at REM Web Solutions are honoured and grateful to be celebrating 20 Years in Business!

 

Thank you so much to all of our awesome clients that have kept us busy and supported us over the years!

 

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Lancaster Smokehouse website on a computer monitor

 

About

The Lancaster Smokehouse is a Southern Style family restaurant founded in 2011. We brought Southern BBQ to Waterloo Region with our first restaurant Hog Tails BBQ in 2009 after learning the craft on the Southern BBQ Competition circuit in the 1990's and 2000's.  With growing demand, we wanted to expand into a bigger restaurant and catering and The Lancaster Group of Companies was formed.

 

We now consist of our sit-down restaurant with a banquet hall, our catering and events/food truck company and newly, our Crumb Bakehouse. All our food is homemade, and ingredients are local. We are big supporters of highlighting great local companies, and farmers that keep our economy going.  The “Lanc" delights our great customers as the "go-to-spot" for mouth-watering Southern BBQ, amazing experiences, live music and awesome Craft beverages!

 

Lancaster Smokehouse's Main Contact Person: Caitie Agostinho, Owner/FOH GM

 

No. of Employees: 53

Established: 2011

Location: 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, ON

 

Visit Lancaster Smokehouse website

 

 

 

Q:

Why did you choose REM?

 

A:

We really needed to move into a different direction with our website. After finding REM through an industry colleague and looking at REM’s website to see what they had to offer, we called them up to see if they could help us. Rob and his team were overwhelmingly helpful in guiding us to what steps we could take next with our website and the tools they have for us to take our website to where we needed it to be. The support they offer is a big thing for us. It allows us to fix things on the fly and when we need help, we know there is a knowledgeable team that is just a phone call away. Another big driving force why we chose REM was because they are our neighbours! It was the icing on the cake to have them be just down the street from us and being able to continue to support local.

 


Q:

What was it like working with REM?

 

A:

Every step of the process with REM and their team has been efficient, quick, helpful, kind, knowledgeable and patient! Being in the restaurant industry we often work different hours that are not your typical 9-5 business hours. REM was always there and were very patient with us. Christine did a phenomenal job with our design. She really understood what we were looking for and understood our vision. When our business model changed to mainly takeout, we had to get our website up and running for online orders and push the project along a little faster than we had hoped. Rob, Christine, Brad and the rest of the team were more than accommodating to this.  The commitment and support Rob & his team showed to helping us with the changes has been overwhelming. We know we can always count on them, and not only did we get a great website, but we gained a great friendship with REM.

 

The commitment and support Rob & his team showed to helping us with the changes has been overwhelming.

 

-- Caitie Agostinho, Owner/FOH GM

 


 

Learn first-hand how we can help you with your website needs.
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Happy Canada Day from REM Web Solutions

 

From all of us at REM Web Solutions, we wish everyone a Happy Canada Day! Please note that REM will be closed on Wednesday, July 1st.

 

 

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We wish everyone a Happy Easter with their families and friends. REM will be closed on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 to give our team some extra time to refresh. 

 

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It’s time to adjust...

We can help keep things business as usual.

 

While your customers are taking a break from visiting your physical store, let us help keep your business thriving with online transactions through our easy, affordable eCommerce solution.

 

Call 519.884.4111 now for a free consultation. We can get you up and running in no time!

 

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Out of the interest to protect our staff, clients and general public, we will be working from home until further notice.  Rest assured, we have all the technology in place to continue to run at 100% capacity.

 

If you need any assistance, please call 519-884-4111 or email support@remwebsolutions.com as usual.

 

Please stay safe.

 

REM Web Solutions

 

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Thank you for supporting REM in the past year!

 

Don't forget to play our game: Santa's Workshop Showdown! Play and submit your score before Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. for a chance to win an XBOX One S 1TB Console - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™ Bundle!

 

Play now!

 

Thanks to all the REM staff for their hard work remastering the game in time for the holiday season.

 

Most importantly, we wish you a Fantastic Holiday Season and a Bright & Energetic New Year!

 

Happy Holidays from REM Web Solutions!

 

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 2020!

 

Sincerely,

REM Web Solutions

 

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We wish everyone a Happy Easter with their families and friends.  REM will be closed on Friday April 18 and Monday April 22 to give our team some extra time to refresh.

 

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BULLETPROOF SSL

HTML + SSL = HTTPS

 

 

As you may be aware, Google has made a large push to have every website add an extra layer of security to every website on the internet regardless of what you do with it.  The notifications that your website is not secure are becoming more an more noticeable through certain web browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox.  As of July 2018, websites that do not have an SSL certificate now show "NOT SECURE" in the url next to your website.

You should understand that your website is no less secure than it was before these notices.

 

This is an additional layer that Google wants the world to have on every website.

 

There are benefits to having your site more secure.  Google has said it will reward you as a factor in your search rankings by using an SSL certificate for your website.  It will also remove the current browser warnings that are popping up removing concern from your users.

 


What is SSL?

 

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers.  To be able to create an SSL connection a web server requires an SSL Certificate. When you choose to activate SSL on your website you will be prompted to complete several questions about the identity of your website and your company (REM will handle this).  This is what ultimately puts an https:// in front of your website address.

 

If you would like to move forward, REM can handle purchasing and installing the certificate for your website.  Please let us know if you would like to proceed and we can take care of setting it up for you.

 

Click here to Contact Us Today or you can reply to this email asking us to proceed.

 

 
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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.

 

Sincerely,

REM Web Solutions

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