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FFG Solutions Trusted Calgary Group Benefits Advisors, Business Consultants and Insurance Experts

The team at Trusted Calgary are more than excited to be adding a very important asset to the growing Trusted Calgary Community! FFG Solutions has been highly recommended by many local Calgary companies and residents across the city and we are proud to promote them as Trusted Calgary Group Benefits Advisors, Business Consultants and Insurance Experts

FFG Business & Health Solutions


Darin Fauth and his FFG Solutions team have been moving mountains in the business and health solutions world for a long time and they truly do go above and beyond the call of duty for their new and existing clients. 

FFG Solutions has been family owned and operated for several years and Darin and his team continue to provide that high-quality service and attention to detail to every customer they work with. After our first meeting with the FFG team, we knew they were going to be a great fit for the Trusted community. It was clear from the get-go that they truly care about their clients and are invested in their best interests. 


Let’s Meet the FFG Team


Darin Fauth

Darin is the president of FFG and is involved in all day to day sales and marketing efforts. Darin believes in the power of face to face conversation as he meets with clients daily to provide guidance and solutions for all their business and health concerns. He is always looking for new ways to make the old ways better and with that comes introducing new products and services that are needed to lead a long healthy life. Darin is a huge supporter of the Calgary community and he strives to have a deep understanding of his client's businesses and specific needs. He is a driven and successful entrepreneur with a huge heart.  


Jeff Lund

Jeff is a licensed Insurance Advisor who specializes in providing proactive solutions and custom-tailored protection plans to best fit their clients financial well being and prepare them for unexpected events. He is your contact for support on existing individual insurance products and services as well as tendering benefit plans to market.


Shelina Kotadina

 is in charge of Business Development, Group Benefits. If you're looking for a new employee benefit plan Shelina will be your first point of contact on the FFG team. She coordinates the new business process in all stages. This includes everything from collecting the information they need to put a proposal together to get the benefits package delivered to you in a timely manner. Shelina brings that go-to girl power presence that every business should have.

Amy Kasperski 

Amy is the office leader who keeps everything running smoothly and keeps the FFG team accountable and in check with day to day operations. For support on your group benefits or for plan design changes, definitely contact Amy. She can help review the current plan design and help assess if your original plan still meets your current needs for your business. She can also be consulted for policy service on existing individual insurance products. She’s basically a Rockstar!


As part of our unique and in-depth Trusted verification process, we speak personally to many of the applicant's clients- this allows our local team to hear first hand how potential partners deal with their clients. We ask various questions as part of that survey call and there have been instances where businesses have not passed this part of our qualification process. 

We are happy to report that was definitely not the case here, we were blown away with the feedback about FFG. Read what Gale had to say below! 

“I just wanted to take the opportunity to once again thank you for your invaluable assistance over the past few weeks.
Your immediate accessibility, your prompt responses, your kind & genuine demeanor ... and most of all, your patience with my repeated calls and endless questions!!! I find your customer support to be exceptional and I just
wanted you to know that I greatly appreciate it.”  Gale – Exteriors By Design

FFG Solutions truly do treat you like family and we are proud to give them the thumbs up. We recommend business owners looking for group benefits, insurance, HR assistance or any other business help, advice or solutions for their team to contact them today. 

 FFG Business & Health Solutions are Trusted Calgary Benefits and Insurance advisors! 

Trusted Calgary IT Experts IT Real Simple Explain How To Protect Your Business From Ransomware

Jacky Tai and Brittany Dedrick at IT Real Simple, take pride in offering clients new technology while providing technical support whenever it is needed.  They truly are the experts when it comes to information technology services! The Mission is to provide customized technological support in a timely and professional manner, within your budget. Their team of shared expertise, means they are your number one Calgary IT department.  IT Real Simple is a Trusted Calgary IT Specialist and in their latest Trusted Calgary Tip they share helpful information on protecting your business from ransomware attack. 

How Can You Protect Your Business from a Ransomware Attack?


Let’s start with the how. 

There are many different ways Ransomware can affect your business. The most common way is having ports open to your network for Remote Desktop or website servers onsite. There are many secure ways to still accomplish having these things, however, many businesses do not have the extra security in place.Remote access is something that is becoming more and more needed in our world. We want to be able to work from anywhere, especially as a business owner. There are many secure applications out there to pay for like logmein and screen connect. You can also have a secure SSL VPN implemented to go along with your open ports for an added layer of protection.


Is Anti-Virus Enough Protection From Ransomware? 

Having one security measure in place like anti-virus is not enough anymore. We need layers of security starting with a firewall. Your firewall should have anti-virus protection, content filtering and intrusion detection and prevention.


Next you should have secure, encrypted, offsite backups running automatically. Proper password management such as password expirations and complex password requirements is also very important. Along with anti-virus, this is how you protect your business.


Speak with us any day about how to ensure your business is protected from Ransomware attacks.

If you enjoyed this article and found it helpful, check out more IT tech tips on IT Real Simple's Tech News Blog by clicking here  

IT Real Simple is a Trusted Calgary  IT Specialist 

Kim Nguyen Brings Award Winning Expertise As A Trusted Calgary Mortgage Broker

The Trusted Calgary team and community are pleased to welcome Kim Nguyen as our first Trusted Calgary Mortgage Specialist. Choosing a mortgage broker in Calgary takes patience, research and sometimes a lot of good luck which is why we are proud to have Kim on the Trusted Calgary team to allow new potential clients to validate and verify her while saving time and stress searching online for the perfect mortgage associate.

Introducing Kim Nguyen Mortgage Broker

Kim Nguyen joins the Trusted Calgary Community as a highly recommended Calgary mortgage specialist with award-winning recognitions in the following Mortgage Alliance categories:

  • Elite Club 2017 & 2018 (Top 10% of Mortgage Alliance Professionals)
  • #1 Team 2017 & 2018
  • Presidents Club  2018 (Top 3% of Mortgage Alliance Professionals)

Kim is very proficient in everything she does related to work and life and continues to grow, learn and adapt to the continuous changes and challenges that society and business throws her way. If you are looking for a mortgage specialist who is thorough and detailed in every step of the process then you have found the right professional to help you maximize your mortgage approval and finance goals. And the best part about Kim? She is passionate and enjoys what she does and has fun while doing great work! 

"Kim has been both personable and knowledgeable while working on my mortgage. Time is of the essence in real estate and Kim has always been available to answer any questions. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone!" -Carol L.

Are you looking to get pre-qualified? Kim can help with that and all mortgage services. She loves working with first time home buyers, newcomers to Calgary ( and Canada ) and she is extremely knowledgeable and savvy when it comes to finding the best rates and options for your specific needs.  With over 10 years in the banking industry, you can feel confident that Kim will have the knowledge and skills for your immediate and future home financing needs. She will work for you while making the mortgage process as convenient and transparent as possible.

Kim Nguyen is a team member of Mortgage Alliance and operates under the Vine Group company who provides mortgage services across Canada.

If you are a real estate agent or a current or potential new homeowner looking for some mortgage support and advice, make sure to give Kim Nguyen a call for all your future Calgary real estate/property inquiries and needs.

 "Together we will be able to find a mortgage that works for you and your family."  Kim

Kim Nguyen is a Trusted Calgary Mortgage Specialist 

A Realtors Perspective On "Get The Job Done" By Trusted Calgary Real Estate Agent Chas Zemluk

The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! When you work with Chas Zemluk at CIR Realty, you are getting a dedicated real estate professional looking out for your best interest. Check out her latest real estate article where she shares her perspective on "Getting The Job Done" and what it actually takes to become a customer service specialist and a strategic professional in the Real Estate Industry. Chas Zemluk Real Estate - CIR Realty is a Trusted Calgary REALTOR® 

Being "Trusted" comes with major responsibilities as a business owner and Chas elaborates on a couple of really strong aspects of what it takes to become more than just your everyday real estate agent. 

To “Get The Job Done” means different things to different people in my opinion.

I have come across professionals who go through their day to day doing the minimum to get through their workday & get paid – their job is done. Then there are professionals who go over and beyond for the people around them and more often – their clients, to do more than what is expected – and for some, that simply equates to a smile, a bounce in their step, time & attention! But a “strategic professional” will get the job done in more ways than just providing great customer service!

In any profession, there are always ways to do better, be better and think outside the box, learning & growing in all ways- Always. Those who seek that out, are usually the ones who are greatly rewarded. Let’s be honest – anyone can go out and show homes – but being a customer service specialist AND strategic professional takes knowledge, experience, personality, passion and a desire to learn! Hire someone who embodies both and you’ve got yourself a slam dunk, grand slam, touchdown, goal!!!!

In Real Estate – every deal is extraordinary and it’s what REALTORS® who are passionate thrive off of! Personally, I absolutely love the negotiation process and strategies associated with marketing my clients' properties. I’m always looking for different angles, options & strategies to provide the most value for my clients – and every deal is different so I am always seeking new unique strategies. Communication, Diligence & Integrity are some pretty important key components to consider when deciding who to hire for any service! Don’t let your emotions get in the way of your gut feelings – especially with one of the biggest assets (and possible losses) of your life (but we will save that topic for another post). Ask questions, work together on expectations & truly feel it – in your gut – that your Calgary REALTOR® is working for YOU with remarkable customer service & strategies that prove just that!

Check out this and more of Chas's original real estate tips and articles on her blog. 

Reach out to Chas Zemluk today for all your Calgary real estate inquiries and read client reviews here: Chas Zemluk is a Trusted Calgary Real Estate Professional!

The Trusted Calgary Community Is Proud To Announce IT Real Simple Consulting & Support As Trusted Calgary IT Providers

The Trusted Calgary team has implemented a key technological partner to our growing Trusted community with the most recent addition of IT Real Simple Consulting & Support a Trusted Calgary IT Provider. 

IT Real Simple Consulting & Support

Jacky Tai and Brittany Dedrick built a Calgary IT business based around two concepts, "Real Solutions, Real Simple" because that's what people want. IT issues can be confusing and frustrating and most people want things fixed within seconds of a problem occurring. IT Real Simple are passionate about the continuous growth in technology and are always excited about the next big thing. Understanding that the world relies so much on technology is an understatement. This is where they saw an opportunity to help businesses grow and advance further. 

Information technology can be challenging if you're not a technical expert. But don't worry, your frustrations have been heard and your stress levels have been acknowledged as IT Real Simple is here to fix those bugs, cure those viruses and equip your business with the tools needed to run smoothly even during those crazy busy workdays!  

IT Real Simple provides a great support team that will bring your business to the next level.

"With the emergence of smart home technology, I had a lot of questions and difficulties in executing what I wanted. A lot of it I tried to learn off YouTube but alas it was too much. Jacky was very patient in listening to my ideas and offered solutions where he could help and suggestions to where he could not. Working with this company has been a breeze and would definitely recommend them to anyone struggling with the intricacies of technology!"  Henry Yu, Calgary
If you're looking for a Trusted Calgary IT provider in your area please give the IT Real Simple Team a call! 

IT Real Simple Consulting & Support are Trusted Calgary IT Service Providers 


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