Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 9:38 AM
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 have just started a small business, you have probably gone through the traditional checklist of keys for your success such as having a great product, a great staff, procuring the necessary licenses, and of course having the financial means to operate the next year. If you are serious about your business taking off, you might have dug deeper and even took the time to develop a strategic plan for growth, a marketing plan, and launched your social media accounts.
Out of all those crucial markers, however, one of the most important to have in 2020 is a great website for your business. Local businesses often overlook a web site because they feel their customers already know them, but this is an extremely short-sighted view. The internet has expanded customer bases from those in towns like Kitchener, to those in cities across the world. The way people look for products is heavily reliant on internet searches so if you do not have a web presence, you are invisible to thousands of potential customers.
Another belief that people still think of when considering developing a web site is that web design is a timely and complicated process. This just simply is not the case anymore thanks to user-friendly web content management systems such as WebWiz@rd™ made by REM Web Solutions, a Kitchener-based Web Design & Development company. Many customers without any experience in web design have found that managing a website is a simple process that will not occupy as much of their time they thought it would.
REM Web Solutions has made web design simple and quite fun once you allow yourself to get creative. If you are ever in Kitchener, you should stop by and meet the team yourself to learn more.
Here at CarePartners we offer health professionals a great place to work and families a great place to find high quality health care. We provide personal support workers, rehabilitation services and nursing care for patients in homes, schools, retirement homes, clinics, and workplaces. Our services are available all across Ontario, in both urban and rural communities.
The majority of the services we provide are funded by the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) but if you prefer to pay directly, we are always glad to work with families to arrange private care. Our personal support workers, therapists and nurses are enthusiastic about their work and care about their patients. We know having an ill family member is a worry for the whole family and we provide the kind of care that we would want for our own family members.
CarePartner's Main Contact Person: Cathy Walker, VP Quality and Professional Practice
No. of Employees: 4,500+
Location: Kitchener, ON (with locations across Ontario)
When our team was looking to create a new company website our main goal was to find a local company who specialized in web development and had the capability to give their clients the attention and care that was needed. After receiving a recommendation to check out REM, we were pleasantly surprised and pleased with their creative ideas, unique proposal, and client care they could offer. The time and effort that the REM team put into our website, along with their fair prices and user-friendly platform, our decision to become a client of REM was easily made.
What was it like working with REM?
The entire REM team is easy to work with and they all take the time necessary to ensure that each project is completed on-time and to the highest standard possible. The team is quick to fix any technical or content issues and are always open to discuss updates and/or changes to improve the website.
The entire REM team is easy to work with and they all take the time necessary to ensure that each project is completed on-time and to the highest standard possible.
- Cathy Walker, VP Quality and Professional Practice
Learn first-hand how we can help you with your website needs. Contact us today!
It’s no secret that we love games and are very competitive at REM. Combine a passion for games with building comradery, rapport and trust and we got: an awesome company event!
REM's 1st 2020 team-building event
We played games at Pin Up Arcade Bar in Waterloo; a fun place with a cool vibe where one could hang out with friends and coworkers to play unlimited arcade games.
It has a very nostalgic, retro feel that would appeal to casual players and hardcore gamers alike. It’s also in a perfect spot uptown in a plaza where university students could come in to take a break from studying. Check out their Facebook page here.
In the arcade is a nice assortment of games such as super-retro ones from the 70’s that’s completely mechanical and analogue to machines that have bright, flashy digital screens. Some are familiar classics such as Pac-man, Super Mario, Tetris and Street Fighter, while others are based on TV or movie franchises like Terminator, Guardians of the Galaxy or South Park.
Competitive streaks came out as each tried to best their colleague by getting the highest score or by winning in a one-on-one game. A few of us got particularly competitive while playing 3 games:
International Shoot Out where a person controls a pair of paddles to shoot a ball into their opponent’s goal
Another game where one had to throw basketballs into a moving hoop.
And of course, at a few games of foosball on a table that lit up.
Below is a short video of Sean Legge getting “nothin’ but net!” Check out and follow us on Instagram for more videos and photos!
Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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!
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!