As Schmooz celebrates 5 incredible years in business, we also want to pay tribute to the many local businesses that we’ve worked with along the way.
The effectiveness of building and utilizing social communities to grow your business cannot be overstated. There’s often much to be gained by being an active member of the community.
Collaboration offers a unique opportunity for businesses not only to spur innovation but to merge their resources to compete in markets that may have previously been just out of reach.
This is one of the many reasons why we continue to be grateful to our network of sponsors and look forward to honouring you – as much as ourselves – at our 5-year party. A huge shout-out to all of you below!
A big part of celebrating present success involves honouring what came before. Exemplifying the simpler times, The Duxbury Cider Co is the culmination of over a decade of craftsmanship into the art of cider making. The trademark Percheron horse-drawn wagon is a fitting symbol for the journey of growth that we’ve all been on for the last few years – and of the new horizons that have been uncovered at its end. Schmooz appreciates your example and partnership and looks forward to drinking more cider soon!
La Flor wants everyone to feel like royalty when wearing their gender-inclusive fresh and faux flower crowns. These custom, one-of-a-kind, and ready-made accessories are quickly becoming staples across the city – as are the community-building popup workshops on floral crown design La Flor offers as well.
In addition to the Schmooz 5 year party, you can find this lovely purveyor of crowns vending at the Toronto Designers Market on July 20 and 21, and at Kensington Market’s Pedestrian Sunday on July 28. Follow them on Instagram to keep up to date with where La Flor will be!
Without the support and wisdom of experienced mentors, it becomes much more challenging to achieve long-term goals. Schmooz harbours much respect for the teachers and coaches of the world – and Julian Humphreys is no exception. Julian is an executive coach based in Toronto, Canada, working with leaders, coaches and business families. He is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal.
As Julian would surely tell you, working within your environment to maximize your mindset is key. We are proud to partner with businesses that put the success of people at the forefront of everything they do.
Lost Craft’s brewing philosophy resonates with our own: think global, serve local. Founder Shehan De Silva retired early from a promising career in finance to travel all over Europe – visiting centuries-old breweries – and discovered the ancient secrets of brewing the best-tasting beer. Upon his return, Lost Craft was born. And hey, the beer is pretty tasty too.
The Colour Field
As one of Toronto’s favourite flower shops, The Colour Field has a reputation of excellence that precedes their steadfast dedication to the craft. Not only will your bouquets be beautifully arranged, but they’ll also be cut with the freshest flowers – and topped with added decorations to make any occasion shine. Check them out soon in their new location at 25 Lesmill Rd. (near York Mills and Don Mills).
West Side Beef
It’s simple really. West Side Beef buys the best antibiotic-free, local meat they can find, directly from the farmer that raised it, and ships it directly to you. As our team is oftentimes Schmoozing in the health & wellness niche, we appreciate this philosophy! And as a bovine-themed brand, partnering with local companies that practice ethical butchering of our beloved cow friends is important to us – as is our appreciation of WSB’s commitment to making us all a little more skilled in the kitchen. Bon appetit indeed!
Reaching the 5-year milestone is no small feat for any business – and is a testament to the virtues of hard work and perseverance. We want to thank all of our Bronze and Friend sponsors for their support.