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Certika Financial Group – Wendy Martin, Agent

Wendy Martin began her career in finance as a manager for the Bank of Montreal, in the early 1980’s. From there, she went on to work with her husband to successfully grow their family-owned and operated construction business before each moved on to separate ventures. Wendy enjoys working closely with her clients to fully understand their specific needs and helps them to make informed financial choices to achieve lifetime financial security. She focuses her practice on life insurance, living benefits and group insurance. She holds a B.A. in accounting and economics and is a fully licenced insurance and investment professional. She is currently pursuing her CHS designation and is constantly upgrading her skills to best serve her clients. Wendy has always believed in giving back to her community and devotes a lot of her free time to volunteer activities. She is currently a Director of the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario (RMEO), a Woman-to-Woman Ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society and an active member of both, the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and ADVOCIS (the financial advisor’s association of Canada). She was a Past Director of the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation, the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce, the Rideau Lakes Figure Skating Club, the Perth Figure Skating Club and the Smiths Falls Tennis Club and has volunteered for many organizations, including the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Arthritis Society.  

Transure Insurance

For all of your insurance needs: Home, Auto, Commercial and Trucking

Dr. Barbara Virley, Psychologist

Dr. Virley is a graduate of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa (2001).  She has worked in hospitals, schools, private practices and management settings.  She provides a range of assessments and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults.  In every case, Dr. Virley works with the client to set realistic goals and work toward positive growth and change. In addition, she has been providing these services for over 15 years.

Dominion Lending Centre, The Mortgage Source — Todd Powers, Agent

Todd Powers successfully graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1993 for his degree in Micro & Macro Economics. Also, he graduated from St. Francis Xavier University for his degree in Statistical Tools for Real Estate Assessment, and for Real Estate Appraisal Commercial Industrial and Investments Analysis. He has over 28 years of experience in the real estate field. His experience includes, Multi-residential properties, Single-family homes, Commercial, Retail and Industrial properties, Farms and Hobby Farms, Development land and tracts of Vacant land, Campgrounds, Lodges, Hotel/Motel Operations, and Institutional properties. His Designations and qualifications include, licensed Mortgage Agent, licensed under FSCO, Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI), and Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC). Todd has a variety of affiliates including, Appraisal Institute of Canada, CAAMP, National Golf Course Owners Association, Ontario Private Campground Association, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, and Various Chamber of Commerce’s within Eastern Ontario.

Victoria Park Campground

Victoria Park was founded in 2012; Currently Gail Moore-Barrie manages the park during summer season. During winter season Victoria Park is managed by the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce with support from the Town of Smiths Falls Parks and Recreation Department. Their products include:
  • Features, 50+ Serviced Camp Sites
  • 30Amp Electric Hook-Ups
  • Water Hook Ups
  • Waterfront Sites Available
  • 30 Boat tie-ups (finger docks)
  • Playground & Wading Pool
  • Pumping Station
  • Laundry & Shower Facilities
  • Daily, weekly And Seasonal Rates
  • Ice
*Terms & Conditions are listed on the back of your Reciept *Check Out is @ 2:00 p.m. Their mission is to ensure that all park patrons feel secure and enjoy themselves. With this in mind, we ask that the rules and regulations listed on our website will be adhered to at all times. Victoria Park is the perfect place to stay for a day, a week or a season. We're just steps from downtown where restaurants, pubs, gift shops, museums, banks, festivals, theatres, farmers' markets & shopping. Our play structures, walking paths, picnic areas, campground and boat docks are conveniently located alongside the beautiful Rideau Canal – Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. We are a community who engage throughout the season with events such as Celebration of  the Lights. We celebrate the opening of our Canal and Railway festival with the campers all decoraing their trailer sites with lights. Each site is generously sized and maintained throughout the season. Check out our facebook page and our website for more information!

Panda Pay

David Morrell of Panda Pay has been helping businesses reduce the cost of accepting Visa, Mastercard and debit in Canada since May 2015. He offers low Point of Sale machines and rates to all Smiths Falls & District Chamber members. He began in this business to protect small business owners from high fees and to create an environment of fairness. Some of the services he provides include, Merchant Services, such as, POS-Visa/MC/Debit/Amex, and the best rates in Canada. He has been actively involved in the community, for instance, he has sponsored 9 Run Run Stittsville, Ideal Way, For The Kids Fundraiser, just to name a few. Mission: To always provide merchants with dedicated ongoing personalized care for their payment processing and business needs, putting more profits in their company through educatin, world-class service, and support.

Advantages:

  • No Cancellation Fees
  • Business Advice & Guidance
  • Dedicated One-on-One Service
  • Ethical Business Practices
  • Easy to Understand  Monthly Statements
  • No Long-term Contracts
 

Certika Financial Group – Sean Lawrence Agent

Sean Lawrence, Certika Financial Advisor, has been a Financial Consultant since 1996 and joined Crain & Schooley Financial in January 2009 now Certika Financial Group Ltd. He is a CHS (chartered health specialist) and focuses on life, living benefits and group insurance. Sean spends a lot of his time volunteering and sits on the Carleton Place BIA as a board member. The Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce as vice president. The Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation and a two-time past President of the local chapter of ADVOCIS (the financial advisor’s association of Canada.) Sean also is a member and assistant instructor with the Smiths Falls Japan Karate Association. He also volunteers with other community fund raising projects and believes that we all need to give back to the communities we live and work in. Certika.ca

Otter Creek Dental Inc.

Cosmo Dental Labs along with Otter Creek the orthodontics lab division, are leading full service dental laboratories, serving the dental community since 1990. They have now opened their second location here in Sensational Smiths Falls. Cosmo Dental Lab is one of today's innovative leaders in dental laboratory technology with dedicated employees having over 356 training courses. Cosmo Dental Lab and Otter Creek  have pursued excellence in every dental service they provide. As a local Canadian business Cosmo Dental Lab carries on the legacy of reaching a hand to people in need and they are proud sponsors for many organizations such as: CHEO, Rachel's Kids, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, just to mention a few. Let Cosmo Dental Lab bring smiles to our community!

Howling Designs

Howling Designs, originated in Bancroft, On. (We are still providing our services to our clients in Bancroft and its surrounding area.)  In 2006 I bought my first 30” cutter (still running today) and vinyl. My very first project was vehicle decals and signs for a friend of mine that was running for council in his area. In 2014 I made a big step! I purchased a 54” printer as well as a 54” laminator and all the toys that come with it. I was looking to expand and the opportunity was there. Our vision is to help our clients “Stand Out From the Pack” by providing them with high impact professional graphics to represent their company while providing professional and affordable service.

Lanark Animal Welfare Society

LAWS is an independent no-kill organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of all animals. It is a registered charity that survives on private donations, and receives minimal government funding. Every year the shelter staff deals with many animals. These are lost, abused, or abandoned animals which are cared for until their rightful owners can be found or they can be placed in new homes. The Lanark Animal Welfare Society was founded 30 years ago. Initially it was an independent society with a smaller shelter just outside of Lanark Village. In 1986 LAWS purchased one acre of land on Glenview Road and, with the help of over 600 supporters, built  a small shelter that housed 12 dogs and a few cats.  A cat wing was later added and over the years, the additions have resulted in a shelter which can now house many cats, dogs and other small animals. LAWS provides emergency shelter for many animals each year and receives minimal government funding. Its main operating expenses are met from donations from its members, supporters, adoption fees and fundraising activities such as garage sales, raffles, craft sales, etc. The LAWS shelter runs under the supervision of a small paid staff assisted by volunteers who can help clean cages, feed and walk the animals and run various events and fundraisers. Some of these volunteers also serve as members for the Board of Directors, helping to make decisions in the operation of the shelter. Visit Our Website Here!