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AquaTemp, located in Warman, Saskatchewan, isn’t your average Heating, Cooling, Electrical & Plumbing company. Owners Tim and Neysa Wall have grown this business from the ground up, every step of the way focusing on the one-of-a-kind service they deliver to their customers and the trusted relationships they build. Since inception in 2009, Tim and Neysa have focused on developing their company’s core values of gratitude, stewardship, teamwork, life-long learning, communication, quality and service. These values have helped them stand out as service leaders in their industry.

Before starting AquaTemp in 2009, Tim had spent over a decade as a journeyman in the industry, honing his skills and sharing his knowledge as an instructor at SIAST (now known as Sask Polytech). This experience not only equipped him with technical expertise but also ignited a passion to create something more, something that wasn't just about getting the job done, but about shaping exceptional tradespeople who would uphold the values of integrity, service, and respect.

Tim and Neysa's decision to start their own business was driven by a shared vision of fostering excellence and elevating customer experiences. The couple's dedication and the quality of their work quickly gained recognition. As the demand for their services grew, so did their team, united by a common goal – to serve their customers with unmatched skill and genuine care.

AquaTemp Pic 1At the heart of their company is the recognition that technical skills and knowledge aren’t the only factors crucial to delivering great service. AquaTemp invests in comprehensive training, both in technical and soft skill development. Through discussions and coaching sessions, the team not only learns how to troubleshoot HVAC systems but also how to effectively connect with clients, listen to their concerns, and offer tailored solutions. The AquaTemp team’s wealth of experience and knowledge is the wellspring for peer mentorship, new ideas and growth for the entire staff.

"We know that communication and service are the keys to our success," Tim emphasizes, a testament to the philosophy that sets AquaTemp apart. Neysa's dedication to maintaining efficient and effective administration allows the entire team to concentrate on their core mission – solving their customers problems while delivering exceptional service and building lasting relationships. It even led to the company’s "Inspect What We Expect" service, where every major installation is reviewed upon completion. This unwavering quality standard resonates with their clients, who regularly refer other customers. A five-star google review rating illustrates just how pleased their clients are!

But AquaTemp isn’t just a business; it’s a family affair. Their son Kaelan, a decade-long member of the team, is the company’s Lead Technician. Their daughter-in-law, Lana, is the Marketing Coordinator, and their daughter, Kasja, also served on the AquaTemp team for about three years before pursuing other interests.

A significant turning point for the entire AquaTemp team arrived two years ago when the decision was made to relocate from Hepburn to Warman, Saskatchewan. The move coincided with a major shift in focus from their commercial market to servicing more residential clients. This strategic move not only broadened their market reach but also allowed them to touch the lives of more homeowners in their region. Their success isn’t just measured by profits, but by the number of customers who experience warmth, comfort, and reliability through their exceptional products and services.

Providing this innovative, exceptional level of service takes dedication and commitment to life-long learning and growth. That’s how Tim and Neysa discovered the Destination Creation course offered by Community Futures Mid-Sask. Participating in the Destination Creation course helped them generate new ideas, evaluate a variety of marketing strategies and most importantly discuss business concepts with other entrepreneurs. “Even though the other business owners came from different industries than ours, it was great to share experiences and provide perspective to our common business challenges. It was an excellent investment of our time to attend the Destination Creation course,” comments Tim.

With their eyes set on the future, Tim and Neysa envision continued business growth, expanding their market and providing opportunities for their staff to explore and develop. Their mission, vision, and values remain steadfast, serving as a guiding light in every decision they make. Their story isn't just about heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing – it's about the profound impact of a family's commitment to their company, their community, and the customer relationships they forge along the way.

Find out more about AquaTemp on their website: https://aquatempsk.ca/
Follow AquaTemp on FB: @AquaTemp or Instagram: aquatempsk
Visit their Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@AquaTempMarketingTeam

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[Outlook, Saskatchewan, September 19, 2023] – Community Futures Mid-Sask is thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated Destination Business Program has received approval for the Rural Opportunity Fund (ROF) 2.0 funding and will be delivering courses as soon as October 2023. This innovative program is poised to transform small businesses into thriving destinations, helping entrepreneurs discover their company’s unique qualities and enabling them to stand out in the marketplace.

The Destination Business Program is set to roll out over the next two years in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Its primary objective is to empower small business owners by providing them with the tools and knowledge necessary to position themselves as compelling destinations within their respective industries and regions.

 

What Business Owners Are Saying

Hannah Hannah, the owner of The High Maintenance Hippie in Warman, Saskatchewan, shared her experience with the program, saying, "One of the main things that I learned while taking this course was positioning my business as a destination, with a bonus that I got to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs – I loved collaborating with them in an intimate network."

Lilah McIvor, the General Manager of Community Futures (CF) Mid-Sask, emphasized the significance of this program for entrepreneurs in rural regions, stating, "Entrepreneurs know about Community Futures because of the great lending program and advisory services we provide to rural businesses. This Destination Business Program is one of those important services we're now making available to entrepreneurs in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba, due to the support received from the Rural Opportunity Fund. We’ve heard from business owners and know that inflation, debt-load and changes beyond their control have been huge worries. By participating in the Destination Business Program, entrepreneurs can take back some control, learn how to expand their company's market beyond the local region and boost their bottom line. Becoming a destination business can make a big impact on a small business."

Join the Destination Business Program
The Destination Business Program offers a comprehensive approach to help businesses become sought-after destinations. Participants will:
● Learn the Fundamentals: By enrolling in the Destination Creation Course to understand the core principles of becoming a destination business.
● Deep Dive into Game-Changing Business Topics: By attending monthly Connector Series sessions to explore transformative and trending business issues.
● Access One-on-One Guidance: By meeting with a Destination Coach to receive personalized assistance and insights, after completing the course.
● Build a Powerful Network: By collaborating with other like-minded destination business owners that have also taken part in the Destination Business Program.

This Program promises to equip business owners with the knowledge and resources needed to showcase their company's uniqueness and stand out in the crowded marketplace. Entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan and Manitoba are encouraged to find out more about this innovative learning opportunity. For more information and to register for the Destination Business Program, please visit https://destinationbusiness.ca

About Community Futures

Community Futures (CF) offices can be found across rural Canada. CFs assist rural businesses to start and grow their operations. Services include business financing, business coaching and advisory services. They also work within their communities to provide community economic development support and strategic planning assistance.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Lilah McIvor, General Manager
Community Futures Mid-Sask, Outlook SK
gm@midsask.ca
306-962-7419
https://cfsask.ca/mid-sask
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OUTLOOK, SK., September 8, 2022 -- Helping destination businesses to uncover their uniqueness and boost their marketing efforts . . . that’s the promise of Community Futures (CF) Midsask’s Destination Creation course. The course, coming to the region in October and November, 2022, is the latest initiative of CF Midsask, whose mission is to provide business and economic development supports in central Saskatchewan. The Destination Creation course will be led by a certified Destination facilitator, and held virtually to accommodate the busy schedules of entrepreneurs in the region.
“Entrepreneurs know about Community Futures because of the great lending supports and advisory services we provide to help them start, expand or even buy into a business. But we have so much more to offer, and this Destination Creation training is just one of the many services we provide to our business community in the Midsask region of Saskatchewan,” comments Lilah McIvor, CF Midsask General Manager. “Our post-pandemic economy looks quite different. Business owners have pivoted their operations and now are taking advantage of opportunities they’ve encountered over the last few years. We know that tourism, and expanding a company’s market beyond the local region can really boost the bottom line. Our region has so many amazing destination locations and businesses! This Destination Creation course will help our destination business sector to uncover their uniqueness, focus on what makes them so special and one-of-a-kind, and market their uniqueness to gain new customers and increase profits!”

CF Midsask’s Destination Creation course will start on October 4, 2022 and run for 6 weeks (2.5 hours/week). The registration fee is $50/person, and space is limited. Register at https://midsask-destination.eventbrite.ca .

For more information, contact:
Lilah McIvor, General Manager of CF Midsask | P: 306-962-7419 | E: gm@midsask.ca

 

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October 28, 2021

Fabutan

People come to Fabutan for a variety of reasons: a healthy glow, an exotic trip, or even just to relax and pamper themselves. No matter why you choose to tan, you can count on Fabutan's great staff, effective products and top-of-the-line equipment to help you reach your desired tanning results. 

Their highly trained and knowledgeable staff will be there to guide you through everything from your first base tan to the lotion that is right for you. They also strive to provide the most immaculate tanning beds you've ever experienced - all in an atmosphere that is fun and relaxed. 

Locally owned and operated! 

FABUTAN

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Garden of Eden Greenhouse & Gifts was established in March of 2012. Construction of the facility was completed in November 2013 and we opened for business for the 2013 Christmas season. The original facility was located 11km south of Cabri, Saskatchewan on Hwy #43. We have since relocated as of August 15, 2017 to Blumenort, Saskatchewan which is 34 km south of Swift Current on Hwy #4.

We carry a large and varied assortment of bedding plant annual flowers, vegetables, herbs, perennials, trees, shrubs, gardening supplies and unique giftware. We are also open during the Fall and Christmas season and supply poinsettia’s, Christmas trees, live greens, Christmas décor and a large selection of giftware.

 

 Garden Of Eden Greenhouse

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October 28, 2021

Cowtown Kids Toy and Candy

Cowtown

Cowtown Kids is an amazingly large toy store full of great toys, party supplies, clothing, puzzles, candy and so much more.

Located in Maple Creek Saskatchewan and well worth the drive to check it out!!

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"What a gem in this friendly small town. Totally recommend!"

"Love this store and amazing staff! You can find anything for any kid or adult! If you haven't checked them out, do so!"

"Amazing customer service!!! They responded so quickly to my Facebook messages, helped me pick out everything for my order and quickly packaged up and shipped my items. I will definitely be shopping   here again! Thank you so much Cowtown Kids Toy & Candy!!!!!"

COWTOWN KIDS

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July 15, 2020

Biz Maker Series

We are excited to announce the Biz Maker Series!  A series of 18 free online webinars geared at helping your business thrive!  July 21st is the series launch - Biz Branding will begin at 1:30pm.

This series is a business development series for all Entrepreneurs.  For more detail about each webinar check out the Event Page on our Website. We will be updating the event page with the complete list of webinars.

Series 1 

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