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Newsletter November 2009

Disher Courier Newsletter
Your Courier Source  November 2009 
In This Issue
Did You Know?
A Rush Delivery For Martha Stewart
Disher Courier's Mission Critical Service
Ten Meaningful Thanksgiving Activities
Finding a Great Toronto Restaurant

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H & B Disher Courier is a Toronto based courier specializing in Mission Critical Service throughout Canada and North America with rush and same day delivery service in the GTA.

We have been delivering "Peace of Mind" for our clients since 1986. As an ISO 9001: 2000 QMS certified company we are proud of and stress the importance of "Complete service" to our clients. Delivering shipments on time is not where it ends for us.
Did You Know?

In 1972 the Dallas Cowboys hired the NFL's first professional cheerleading squad.
The term "home run" was used in the sport of cricket long before baseball was invented.
Originally carrots were found in a variety of colors including purple, white, black, yellow and carrots did not appear until later on in the 1500's.
On every continent there is a city named Rome.
Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing.
Dear Subscriber,
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!
Best Regards,
The Disher Team
Planes, Trains & Automobiles - A Rush Delivery For Martha Stewart
It was literally "Planes, Trains & Automobiles". We had a request from our client Schawk Toronto to get a delivery down to Martha Stewart on 20th St, New York, NY, USA before 5:00 pm. It was a delivery related to her line in Zellers, which was a big client of theirs and if you know anything about Martha Stewart it had to be done.
As it was late morning we had to act quickly with not a lot of options so I decided that I would take this delivery myself. I drove from Toronto to Buffalo where I caught the next flight into New York City.
By the time I arrived in New York and got through US customs, it was already rush hour. Sitting in a cab stuck in traffic it was clear that I would not be making my deadline unless something changed. Discussing my circumstances with the cab driver he suggested that the only alternative was to take the subway.

With no other options I had to trust the driver and after tipping him heavily, I got out and boarded the subway according to his instructions. The only problem was that from where we were the closest I could get to 20th St was 9 blocks. So after a couple of transfers I was finally downtown on Manhattan Island.

It was already past 4:45 so I now had to run 9 blocks with my lap top swinging from side to side around my neck and package in hand. After zig zagging through the crowd and hurdling a few homeless I finally made it to my destination. Sweating buckets I handed the package over to the receptionist a few minutes after 5:00 but Martha was still in the building and needless to say our client was very happy.

Colin V. Woon Sam - President H&B Disher Courier

Disher Courier's Mission Critical Service 
VanDisher Courier is a company that understands fully that business is not a predictable entity. The needs of almost every company, in every industry, are a flexible and fluid thing and that means that delivery needs can arise which are unpredictable. In addition, those needs can be urgent, and that is why we pride ourselves on Mission Critical service.
Mission critical service means solving problems. This is the way Disher approaches their client's needs with this service. We want you to let us know what you need, and we will do everything in our power to do it. Our creative approach to problem solving in the transportation industry makes sure that your package can get there on time. 
With mission critical service it doesn't matter how big, or how small your delivery is. It doesn't matter if it has to be shipped down the street or to the other side of the planet. Cars, trucks, airplanes, or even bicycles might be part of the transportation equation. Borders might need to be crossed, or warehouses opened in the middle of the night. The important thing is that we are a company that has developed both the means and the experience of ensuring that any mission critical delivery can be made for our clients.
If you have a mission critical delivery that you need made, no matter what the obstacles, then contact Disher. Speak with one of our experienced representatives who can immediately start helping you find the solution to your emergency shipping problem. 
We Deliver Peace of Mind! Call us at 1-800-463-1035 to schedule your courier service today.

Broker/Employee of the Month:
Cheryl Catharine WoonSam-Alphonso (try to say that in one breath) has been with Disher Courier since our family took over the management of the business in 1986. A proud mother of four (Tracy, Shandor, Arron and Chelsea) Cheryl has dedicated her life to her kids. She resides with husband Wayne in Orangeville and as a hockey mom she has spent many a days in hockey arenas all over Ontario and parts of the US.
As one of my 2 baby sisters I've been watching out for Cheryl for a long time, but for the past number of years it seems like there is more of her watching out for me than me for her. When it comes to her job, Cheryl is a perfectionist and is completely dedicated when the job needs to get done. I'm not sure if she gets more satisfaction out of noticing my mistakes because of her pride in her work or because of the fact it was my mistake; even if it is only a few times a year.
With our great team of CSR's our clients feel totally secure and confident knowing that Cheryl is part of the team handling their orders. She is overly meticulous and over the years she has shown that with her on the job you are guaranteed that it will be done right.
It's nice knowing that people with Cheryl's qualities are looking after our clients, but it's also nice knowing that she is always looking for ways to improve our systems. She is very observant and is innovative in her way of thinking. She asks a lot of questions and then comes up with solutions.
It is these qualities and her business savvy thinking, that makes Cheryl a great asset to our team and our Employee of the Month. Congratulations and keep up the great work!


Winter Fitness

It's inevitable.  Winter is coming.  Having fun in the cold weather while staying healthy and burning calories is easier than you might think.  If you're like most people, the thought of exercise evokes negative feelings of frustration...especially when it's cold outside.  The secret is to make the activities fun!  Included are a handful of activities that will allow you to burn calories and have a blast while doing them.  Go ahead.  Get some fresh air, enjoy the wonderful glistening snow and keep fit without having to sacrifice enjoyment. 
For instance...downhill skiing has been a popular leisurely activity for decades.  Why; because it's fun.  You're just along for the ride created by Mother Nature's force of gravity, right?  Of course that's the concept, but downhill skiing burns an average of 535 calories an hour.  Cross Country skiing bumps the calories burned per hour up to 700 as it requires more physical work, though it's just as enjoyable.
Have fun with your kids and build a snowman.  That will shed 250 calories an hour.  Or go sledding for an hour and say goodbye to 420 more calories.  Walking up hill is very effective!  If you prefer to glide then stuff your feet in some ice skates and drop 300 calories every hour...or more depending on your intensity and speed.  Even the simple act of walking in the snow will burn 270 calories over the course of sixty minutes.

Finding a Great Toronto Restaurant

Toronto is a truly cosmopolitan city. The great combination of all the different ethnicities and cultures on Canadian soil has created a destination that offers you one of the best dining experiences in North America.
If you happen to be in Toronto and are looking for something great to eat, one of the best things that you can do is check out the reviews of restaurants. There are simply too many places to eat in a city that size for you, or anyone you talk to, to have knowledge of all of them. However, by using one of the websites that specialize in reviewing area restaurants, you can quickly find one that has been rated well. You might even be able to link directly to the restaurant's site to get a glimpse of the menu.
The great thing about using a good site to search for a restaurant is that you can get the feedback of the casual diner as well as that of the food reviewer. In addition, you can usually narrow down your search by location, the type of food that you're interested in, and by cost; allowing you to easily find a restaurant that suits your taste, and your budget.
There are all kinds of great restaurants in Toronto to meet every kind of culinary desire. There are great family restaurants, great chain establishments, one of a kind gourmet eateries, and tiny corner cafes. There are parts of town which are particularly known for their fine dining, such as Little Italy, Chinatown, and the Danforth. All of these areas are worth taking some time to explore if you're interested in finding the best restaurants in town.
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