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Newsletter February 2009

Disher Courier Newsletter
Your Courier Source  February 2009 
In This Issue
Did You Know?
Ways to Thrive During a Recession
Disher Courier Receives Compliments for Outstanding Service
Toronto Ski Resorts
Did You Know?
  • Milk chocolate was invented by Daniel Peter, who sold the concept to his neighbour Henri Nestlé.
  • Chocolate is the number one foodstuff flavour in the world, beating vanilla and banana by 3-to-1
  • Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.
  • Vitamin A is known to prevent "night blindness," and carrots are loaded with Vitamin A. One carrot provides more than 200% of recommended daily intake of Vitamin A.
  • In the Middle Ages, sugar was a treasured luxury costing 9 times as much as milk.

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Every month Disher Courier wants to let you know what we're doing, what we're talking about and share some good news about the people of the Greater Toronto Area.  We hope you enjoy our words and hopefully learn something new!
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The Disher Team

Ways to Thrive During a Recession

MoneyWhat are some ways to thrive during a recession? The grim truth is that a recession causes pain to the average person and his/her family. Job layoffs and unemployment are up, the employed can lose work hours, raises are not given, and benefits are limited. Because of the lack of money and job security, millions of people all collectively feel a fear for their lifestyle and stop spending, which in turn, slows the economy even further.
But the recession will end and the economy will come back up. Those with secure jobs, ample savings, a strong financial sense, and a good educational background will do well, even in face of this economic hardship.
However, is that you? Are you debt free, with a nest egg in your savings account, a distinguished resumé in case you lose your job with high pay and good benefits? Are your cars and house paid for along with all bills up to date? What ways will you use to thrive during the recession?

Like most people, I am sure that is not the case. And it's okay, we learn from our parents and educators and if they aren't soaring high in success, then most likely, we won't either. So then, how do we stay afloat while so many of our neighbors and friends are sinking?
Well, we must be smart and educate ourselves about the different options available to us on a myriad of areas that affect our daily lives. There are some great buys in the housing market right now. Banks are offering loans at all time lows. Automakers and dealers are offering incentives for making that new vehicle purchase. You can even pick up some cheap electronics as fire sales are occurring at bankrupt retailers and those hoping to stay afloat during this economic hardship.
Aside from getting some great deals, what are some ways that you can thrive during the recession? You can find ways to spend less each week and earn more money. By spending less everyday, you provide excess money for savings, getting out of debt, or having the money to take advantage of the great deals available when making a purchase.
Before going shopping for these great deals, padding our savings account, or paying off debt, we need to learn the ways to thrive during a recession. Questions to ask yourself are: How to receive free offers from major stores and companies on products we buy everyday? Where to receive free food and meals in our area without it being charity? How to save on our weekly grocery bill and eat healthier? How to create a budget and the smart way for getting out of debt? How to save money at the pump? And additional ways to make money. Keep studying and becoming educated, then, we will thrive during the recession!
Author: Shawn Rill

Disher Courier Receives Compliments for Outstanding Service

KrugerKruger Products is the leading Canadian manufacturer and distributor of tissue and paper towel products for both consumer, in-home use and commercial, away from home use. Kruger Products manufactures and distributes a wide range of products, including bathroom tissue, facial tissue, paper towels and napkins. Some of our best known brands include Cashmere®, Purex®, Scotties®', SpongeTowels®, White Swan® and White Cloud®.
Michelle Sheedy, who is in charge of Reception and Office Services at Kruger Products, has this to say about Disher Courier's service: "I have been dealing exclusively with you and your staff at H&B Disher Courier, I'm so pleased with this transition.  We have received excellent pricing, service and professionalism since starting with you approximately a year ago.  I wanted to personally thank each of you for your continued support.  You and your staff go above and beyond to ensure shipments/deliveries are on time, in time, again and again!  I have tested you with difficult delivery zones and time sensitive materials, you have not let me down!  In fact, you exceed my expectations each and every time.  We will look forward to a long and mutually beneficial business relationship!!  Courteous, pleasant drivers always helpful and so efficient!  Good work, Great job!!  You all are just a pleasure to work with! "
Customers like Michelle have found several reasons to be completely satisfied with quality service provided by Disher. We have been rated high on our professionalism, on time delivery, and pricing, and these are some of the top reasons why our customers have remained loyal to us. At Disher Courier, we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding our customers' expectations time and time again. 
We Deliver Peace Of Mind! For all your courier and logistics needs, call Disher Courier at 905-450-3844.
"Keep Up The Good Work Shawn"
January's "Driver of the Month" is Shawn Juma. Shawn, also known as "Scoop" because he "scoops" all the calls from the other drivers, is one of Disher's senior drivers. Shawn epitomizes what we want from a driver; he never complains, he always makes clients happy and consistently receives compliments from them. Shawn is extremely reliable, and we are proud to have him on our team. Disher would like to present Shawn with a $50 gas card in appreciation of his hard work, tenacity, and dependability. 

Toronto Ski Resorts

SkiOne of the things that make Toronto such an appealing tourist city is the vast array of activities that are available only a short drive from the city. You have a major metropolitan center with all of the comforts that a traveler would expect, including the best hotels, shopping and dining. And, only a short drive away, you can find some of the world's best fishing, golfing and even skiing, as well as just about anything else you could imagine.
It can take you as little as slightly over an hour to reach some of the best skiing in Ontario from the heart of Toronto. Ontario is dotted with great ski resorts, many of which are easily accessible from the greater Toronto area. If you head North, past Barrie for example, you can make your way to the Blue Mountain ski resort; one of the most popular in the area. Blue Mountain features a wide variety of lifts, including four high speed chairs to help keep lines to a minimum and ensure that you spend as much time skiing as possible. After all, who wants to spend their ski holiday sitting in chairs or standing in lines?
In addition to heading North, (where you will find many resorts, of which Blue Mountain is just one), you can also head North East. This will take you towards Oshawa, where you will find the Oshawa ski club. This is another great resort that is within a short drive from the heart of Toronto. This kind of accessibility to activities is what allows citizens of the city to enjoy great skiing as well as allowing tourists to experience the fun and excitement of Toronto while still being able to get outdoors and enjoy some of their favorite sports, such as skiing. It should be mentioned as well that both of these resorts, and most in the area, also feature special park areas and runs for snowboarders. 

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