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Hillberg & Berk Bring Sparkle Across The City As Trusted Calgary Jewellery Stores

The Trusted Calgary team is pleased to welcome and brag about Hillberg & Berk a Trusted Calgary Jeweller bringing sparkle to Cowtown! 

Hillberg & Berk

Meet Rachel Mielke, owner/founder of Hillberg & Berk. She is the epitome of an empowered woman entrepreneur. The company now has retail locations in Saskatchewan and Alberta, wholesale stores across Canada, and an online store serving customers globally. A successful pitch on CBC’s Dragon’s Den helped Rachel grow her business.


The Fairy Tale Unfolded on our TV Screens

In 2008, Rachel participated in CBC’s Dragons’ Den and secured a partnership with business mogul, philanthropist and Calgarian resident, W. Brett Wilson. Through hard work, perseverance, team building and community support, she has transformed a one-woman, kitchen-table-based jewellery-making operation into a multi-million dollar company that employs over 150 people. 



Rachel and her team have created a collection of jewellery that continues to leave a lasting impression across the City of Calgary and beyond. Not only does Hillberg & Berk inspire the fashion industry, but they also inspire the empowerment in women and being strong and brave in every aspect of life. Celebrities wearing her designs include Carrie Underwood, Sarah McLachlan, Michelle Obama, Barbara Walters and Celine Dione. Even the Queen has been photographed wearing H&B designs. She owns two brooches, which were presented to her by Saskatchewan’s lieutenant-governor, Vaughn Solomon Schofield.


Rachel Mielke is a business owner who follows her heart and portrays her passion and creativity in every piece of jewellery she designs. 

Hillberg & Berk strongly support local charities and continuously give back to the communities they operate in. This is another reason to visit their two locations in Calgary or shop online from wherever you are in the world! 


"I love the versatility and quality of Hillberg & Berk jewellery! Over the years, I’ve built a bit of a collection that is my go-to for every day, every occasion and every event. At work or a night out on the town, dress up or dress down, my H&B sparkle makes me feel pulled together! Rachel’s mission to empower women is such an inspiration and you feel it buzz through her employees. Always such a warm and pleasant experience in her stores!" Amanda Fisher, Calgary

Hillberg & Berk has been given the thumbs up by TrustedCalgary.com and we can’t wait to share their sparkle across Calgary and beyond! 

Hillberg & Berk a Trusted Calgary Jeweller



Grumans Catering & Delicatessen Becomes Trusted Calgary's first Caterer

Open your mouth wide and raise your glass as the Trusted Calgary community welcome Grumans Catering & Delicatessen as our first Trusted Calgary caterer in the Calgary catering & bakeries category

Grumans Catering & Delicatessen

Inspired by authentic deli’s of Montreal and New York, Grumans has been serving the Calgary area with delicious Jewish-inspired deli food since 2005. 

The deli was started by owner Peter Fraiberg,  He moved to Calgary from Montreal in 1980 with a small suitcase, a handful of his family’s best recipes and a desire to someday run his own restaurant. That dream came true when he started Savoir Fare Gourmet Foods in 1989, which he sold to start Grumans Catering in 2001. Since then the business has grown to what it is today – a successfully operating Jewish-inspired, family-run, restaurant with home cooking.


Grumans- What's in a name?

The business is named after his mother’s side of the family. Peter is joined by his sister Gail who operates their second location in Britannia as well.  If you are craving a true deli experience this is the place for you. They feature lots of take-out foods such as knishes, latkes, verenikes, Montreal smoked meat, assorted soups, slow oven roasted beef brisket, cabbage rolls and much more. They pride themselves on being 'Traditionally Untraditional' and they execute all they do wonderfully! 

Grumans serves breakfast and lunch in both locations and offers exceptional Calgary Catering services for entertaining guests at home, at special events or at your place of business.

Trusted Calgary supports locally owned and operated businesses and Grumans is a great fit for our Trusted Team. Their two Calgary deli locations are continuously flourishing with daily breakfast and lunch traffic and their catering services are getting the kudos they deserve and are growing rapidly throughout the city and surrounding areas. 

Being a Trusted Calgary Caterer means a great deal to future customers, as local businesses and local residents are always looking for a reputable trustworthy caterer they can rely on.  

Check out the Grumans Menu and make them your  #1 choice when it comes to choosing delicious food for your next event! 





"Exceptional food!!!  All our feedback from the staff was great. We appreciate everyone who put this together and delivered all the food and preparation for our employees! "Diana - Calgary Parking Authority 

Grumans Catering & Delicatessen are Trusted Calgary Caterers



Introducing Kurtis Dulle Your Trusted Calgary Consultant

The Trusted Directories team is excited to introduce Kurtis Dulle. Kurtis joined Trusted in 2019 and he is heading up the Trusted Calgary directory launch as our first Trusted Calgary Consultant.  


Meet Kurtis


Kurtis re-joins Trusted, as he was a Trusted Regina Directory consultant in 2012. He brings knowledge and experience of what is required to become a Trusted Directory Partner and understands what his responsibilities are to ensure the partnership is as successful as possible. Born and raised in Craik, a small town in Saskatchewan, he has strong family roots. Kurtis brings a strong independent work ethic that was formed early. He left home as a teenager to pursue a hockey career. His determination and skill along with his passion for teamwork meant he enjoyed a long successful career on the ice. His playing career took him across the world and he enjoyed time in Canada, USA, Sweden, Australia and the UK



Trusted Calgary Directory Consultant.


Kurtis and his family live in Calgary, his previous careers include working in the real estate, IT, construction, oil and gas industries. This experience introduced him to the many challenges that are still overwhelming businesses in Alberta and across the country. He understands running a business is hard work, and in the past, he has helped companies of all sizes with brand awareness, marketing, sales and business development. The perfect mix of introvert and extrovert he enjoys meeting new people and building relationships. He has a passion for sales and marketing and for helping others succeed. Bringing the ability to continuously look outside the box, he is determined to add value to our partners in Calgary. Kurtis brings high energy and a positive attitude to the role. When it comes to working hard to achieve a goal there isn’t much that will stand in the way of him reaching the finish line





Recently becoming a father for the first time reminded Kurtis of how important it is to balance your work-life efforts while maintaining strong relationships. He is a hands-on Dad and his young son Hunter keeps him on his toes. A keen amateur photographer, he enjoys spending as much of his free time in nature as possible. 


Kurtis's experience and understanding of the Trusted business model is a huge asset as Trusted expands into Alberta. This is why we chose him to be part of the team to launch in Calgary. We look forward to working with Kurtis, he is passionate about the Trusted directories concept and he is convinced that TrustedCalgary.com offers a huge opportunity for small locally owned businesses run with integrity in Calgary.



The Trusted Calgary Directory Launching Soon in 2019



What are Trusted Online Directories? 

The Trusted Online Directories www.trustedsaskatoon.com and www.trustedregina.com have been established in Saskatchewan now for over 8 years. The concept is pretty simple, our team seeks out locally owned, accountable businesses in the cities we serve. Then, after verifying that they are indeed the ' real deal',  with our unique Trusted Verification process, we sign them to an annual contract. By signing that contract, the companies agree to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees of Service. 


Trusted Directories Are The Smart & Simple Choice 

Once businesses qualify to become Trusted Directory partners, we promote them to the public via a cohesive and effective local marketing campaign both on and offline. Trusted is an awesome service for the public, our founder Sara Wheelwright is an immigrant and she had the idea after struggling to find great local businesses in Saskatoon. The public love the ease of choosing a locally owned business from a verified and restricted list of companies, without the risk of a bad or stressful experience. 

Trusted is a unique branding and sales tool for businesses. We offer quality focused local businesses a unique way to differentiate themselves from their competition, attract new customers, build loyalty with existing customers and increase visibility in their home city. We restrict the number of businesses in each category, which benefits the business AND the consumers who are overwhelmed with so many choices on Google! 

The Trusted team gets to know our partners, this means we can market them better than anyone else! Essentially, we are local marketing experts and our products are the businesses we partner with. We have helped businesses across Saskatchewan go from surviving to thriving and we offer absolute and undeniable measurability and results! 


 

We have worked out any kinks over the last 8 years and keep adding new and awesome features. Individual listing pages for each business listing, an area to embed a YouTube video in each partners page, review generation and more! We have fine-tuned our marketing strategy, picking up a display cabinet full of local and international marketing and entrepreneur awards on the way. Most recently our founder Sara Wheelwright was the recipient of a 2017 NEYA Award (Saskatchewan Newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year Award) in the growth category and the 2017 Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Community Involvement Award.   

We also launched www.trustedmarketingservices.com in 2014, a full-service marketing agency that offers support, free marketing training sessions and additional advertising products and amazing discounts to the Trusted Partners. 



The Trusted Online Directories concept works! 

We know what we are doing when it comes to marketing and promoting locally owned and accountable quality businesses. The team feels 2019 is the right time to introduce the Trusted Directories as an advertising medium to locally owned and reputable businesses in cities outside the borders of Saskatchewan, starting with our cousins in Calgary!  We have 100's of success stories to share across the many industry sectors we cover, from retail to service providers. We know that essentially, given the choice, consumers want to deal with trustworthy, local businesses. 

www.trustedcalgary.com

If you are a Calgary business interested in finding out more about Trusted Directories and what's involved to become a Trusted Calgary partner, get in touch with us today or nominate your Calgary and area business here.  

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