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Ryan Freeman
Works at Florist 2.0
Attended Sheridan College
Lived in Toronto, ON
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So good - really worth checking out. 
Today is the day! Today is the official launch day for my new book Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding the Truth About God. This book is the result of a collaboration between me, a writer, and Josh Byers, a graphic designer. We worked together to create a book that brings together two great media—words and infographics. Combining the power of each of them, we created a book that both describes and illustrates the truth about God and man. Ou...
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A joke but so true!  #apple #funny #fanboys  
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New post (3 Things to Remember about SEO) has been published on Florist 2.0 Blog http://fchat.se/1rkahrf
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Too often florists approach PPC (pay-per-click) advertising the wrong way, assuming and accepting losses rather than focussing on profitable sales.
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Ryan Freeman. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Internet Marketing, SEO, Husband, Father
Employment
  • Florist 2.0
    President, 2003 - present
    Providing eCommerce, SEO, AdWords, Marketing, Education and Networking services tailored for retail florists. Serving florists in 4 continents.
  • FlowerChat
    Founder, 2002 - present
  • Strider Inc
    President, 2008 - present
  • Martin's, the Flower People
    Assistant Manager, 1996 - 2006
  • FTDI
    Installer / Trainer, 2006 - 2006
  • MAS Direct
    Canadian Sales Manager, 2005 - 2006
  • Teleflora
    Installer / Trainer / Canadian Accounting Specialist, 2004 - 2004
  • 1Stop Computer Shop
    Assistant Manager, 1994 - 1995
  • RKFComputers
    Owner, 1994 - 2001
  • RKF Search Marketing
    Owner, 2001 - 2008
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Toronto, ON
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416-502-8895
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6-6150 Highway 7 Suite 400, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0R6
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Founder and president of Strider Inc., founding member of Grace Fellowship Church of West Toronto, 5th generation florist.
Introduction
A 5th generation small business owner with a passion for branding through online marketing, Ryan has a lengthy track record of helping businesses in a variety of industries grow through effectively communicating their unique strengths and benefits while targeting potential clients.

Ryan is very comfortable with technology, marketing and finance, and functions well as a liaison communicating across departments and bringing different teams together to collaborate on projects. Past clients include medical manufacturers and practitioners, B2B engineering, non-profit groups, religious organizations, local retailers, various trades and lawyers.

Outside of work Ryan functions as a Deacon at Grace Fellowship Church of West Toronto, and volunteers with the Rexdale Baseball League as a board member and coach.

Several times each year Ryan presents educational sessions and workshops for various trade organizations and shows across the USA and Canada, in addition to writing for a variety of publications.
Bragging rights
2008 Bruce Clay International SEO Contest Winner
Education
  • Sheridan College
    Business Admin - Accounting, 1997 - 1999
  • Silverthorn Collegiate Institute
    1992 - 1996
  • Martingrove Collegiate Institute
    1991 - 1992
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Lovely nice modern room, clean and well maintained facility, very friendly staff, and an above average breakfast buffet. They even give you real dishes at the buffet - it's nice to start the day being treated as a grown up human being.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Ok. Decent bed, hvac isn't too noisy, staff are friendly enough. It's an older facility, wifi is sketchy, and some elements are showing wear and tear. Overall, not bad for the price, and a good conference host.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Always great service, very comfortable room. My only wish is for better guidance, as it's very easy to get lost.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Our favourite Thai food around. Even though we are outside of their delivery area and there are several other places nearby, we will go to whatever lengths necessary to order from Our Thai. Great apps, great curry dishes, pad thai, and other favourites.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Friendly service, but with an absurdly long check in process. Breakfast buffet is excellent, but you need to pre-order, else the price is outrageous. Fun activities, not too busy, the family had much fun.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
We have had the pleasure of working with Sue Gergely at Mortgage Intelligence on several mortgages and renewals. Her work ethic is outstanding, her dedication to getting the best outcome for her client is unparalleled, and her broad experience in both real estate and and banking gives her a unique edge over other brokers. Most recently Sue saved us from a $3k mortgage penalty that resulted from a bank error. Not only did she identify the problem, but knew exactly who to contact at the bank (hint: not the manager or call centre), and how to get the problem sorted immediately. We have happily referred many friends and family members to Sue - including my own Mother! Sue loves a challenge - self-employed, bad credit, new to the country, first-time buyers ... she will work with you to find your best options.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The hotel that gave up... Arrived for a convention being held at the hotel, stayed two nights. The room itself is a good size, fairly clean, and at $80 would generally have been considered a good value. Except for the following: 1) Ran the shower for a bit Friday night, and found the carpet on the other side of the shower wall was thoroughly soaked for 18" out from the wall. 2) Drains were broken in both the bathroom sink and bathtub. 3) Hotel wifi was overloaded and useless for two days. I'm an IT professional and could not connect. 4) During my presentation at the conference the hotel's IT guy made sure to tell everyone in the tradeshow that I was to blame for "sucking up all his broadband", when in reality my laptop was playing its screensaver, and was connected to MY hotspot (did I mention the wifi was useless?). I thought it was very professional of the hotel staff to blame a guest for their lousy system being useless for days. 5) Tried to order room service Sunday morning. After being put on manual hold (also known as putting one's hand over the phone and mumbling with a co-worker) i was told they were offering buffet only - no room service that day. 6) At first I was concerned about being bothered y noise since my room was right next to the vending machines. I never did hear any traffic in the hallway ... because the HVAC system is LOUD! Like, 63-77 decibels loud with the fan on low. That's somewhere between a loud conversation and a dial tone, happening beside your bed. All. The. Time. 7) Shower was weak, with the fixtures either really tarnished or something growing on them. I didn't investigate. 8) House keeping randomly tidied up some things, but left other wrappers and used cups lying around. 9) The big fountains on the patio are dry and abandoned. 10) For my presentation the hotel provided a projector from circa the Bush administration. No, the first Bush administration. Daddy Bush. That old. It was the same color as my old Comodore 64. When I reminded the lady that it is 2014, and inquired about a projector with HDMI, she said: "Ya, people keep asking for that, but the bosses won't buy it." And that pretty much sums up this hotel: The staff are mostly friendly and helpful, but poorly trained, poorly equipped. It's like the hotel has just given up and is riding out the remainder of its years. PS: The only other good thing I can say about the room is that the TV is a new LG model, with available HDMI ports so that I could connect my laptop to stream Netflix. Oh, wait .. did I mention the wifi?
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago