Update from the Op's department...
Karl on his recent trip to Ottawa
became quite friendly with a Senators fan!! Good thing
he was the same guy that helped to approve some of our new
Karl and Rolly Morin in front of
New Pad Update
Introducing the new light wait,
easily removed pad now being installed in
COA territories everywhere.
The first test was a great success so you
can expect to see this type of pad in your territory soon.
Keep sending in those approval pictures!!
the ease of installation:
Step #1: dig & level..
Step #2: insert the concrete slabs.
The Final Product...
Way to go Nathen!!
great cities where we have our benches...Milton Ontario
The original Town of Milton was incorporated in 1857 and the
first Council Meeting was held in the Court Room of the County
Buildings on July 4, 1857.
Milton can best be described as a "successful blend of both
old and new, of town and country, of families and businesses".
It's population of 33,000 enjoys this distinct community that
offers small town living with a metropolitan flair. Residents
take pride in the parklands, conservation areas and
recreational facilities where they ski and snowboard in the
winter, and swim, sail, and hike in the summer. As "a place
where friends gather", Milton's vision is to be the best of
town and country in Ontario.
Re-Inventing The Screw
It took a
slip of a screwdriver and a cut on his hand to convince
Peter Lymburner Robertson
that there had to be a better way to do things. The
traveling salesman injured his hand while demonstrating a
spring loaded screwdriver and after a little spare time in
his workshop, applied for a patent in 1906 for a socket
Robertson's socket head screw revolutionized the industry.
The old, slotted screw had worked under a number of
disadvantages. It was easy to push the screwdriver out of
the slot, it was next to impossible to tighten the screw
one handed when the user was in a confined space or on a
ladder, and it wasn't uncommon to strip the slot when
tightening or loosening the screw. Robertson's screw
addressed all of these problems. "This is considered by
many as the biggest little invention of the twentieth
century so far," he was heard to exclaim. With an accuracy
within one one-thousandth of an inch, this special square
headed screwdriver had a tighter fit than a slot and
Act tip of
A sales opportunity is a potential
sale to a contact. It includes information such as the
forecasted quantity of the sale, your confidence of closing
the sale, and an anticipated date for the closure.
When you create a sales opportunity, you can include
information needed to close the sale, such as your competitor
and factors that will influence your contact's buying
decision. You can adjust your predictions as the opportunity
moves through the sales development cycle.
Tracking sales opportunities
All sales opportunities are associated with contacts and
appear in the Sales/Opportunities tab of a contact or group
You can monitor the progress of your sales opportunities by
assigning up to 11 sales stages.
ACT! also provides reports and graphical representations of
your sales progress based on the stage assigned to a sales
opportunity. Sales reports provide details and summaries of
sales opportunities, closed sales, and lost sales for selected
contacts, all contacts, or a single contact.
The sales graph can show your sales forecast or your closed
sales for a month, a quarter, or any period of time you
choose. You can also customize the appearance of your sales
Closing the sale
When you close a sale, you can record the outcome, including
the close date and the quantity or price of a purchase, if
applicable. A history of the sale is recorded in the contact's
or group's Notes/History tab.
Birthdays This Month...
Pugh, Rico Belvedere, Janet Ledger and Doug Gray
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