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Frank Cianciulli selected as finalist for prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Canada award

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (May 14, 2021) – In recognition of his success and personal commitment to entrepreneurship and his community, Frank Cianciulli, Wish Group Chairman and CEO, has been selected as a regional finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Canada award. This national program highlights and celebrates those unstoppable entrepreneurs who shape the world around us.

“I’m proud to be named as a 2021 finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® Canada,” says Cianciulli. “This is recognition of the hard work and dedication of all the team members across the Wish Group companies. So grateful.”

A serial entrepreneur, Cianciulli has turned his passion for audio conferencing sales into a lengthy string of success, beginning with Enunciate Conferencing, which he co-founded in 2001. In the years since, he’s started or purchased several companies in the telecommunications, human resources and technology/media space, consolidating them under the Wish Group banner in 2008.

Wish Group provides best-in-class business solutions through an award-winning group of companies that work collaboratively across Canada and the US. A continued focus on dedication, respect, flexibility and efficiency defines Wish Group’s corporate culture. Over the years, Wish Group has developed entrepreneurial leaders and cohesive teams that pride themselves on helping clients improve communications, attract and retain world-class workforces and achieve first-rate financial results.

In the coming weeks, a panel of judges will review the candidacy of the finalists and announce a winner in June. The Ontario representative will then face off against other regional winners across Canada during the national selection process, which is slated to begin later this year. The winner there will be crowned the new Canadian EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

Since 1986, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year has been a unique global program designed to shine a spotlight on the brightest and most innovative entrepreneurs who work to improve the quality of life in their communities, countries and around the world. Today, it operates in more than 60 countries and 145 cities.

About Wish Group

With office in Canada and the US, Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, hard work and integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider with diversified services to clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team together with proven leadership excellence creates a strong foundation built to deliver exceptional service to business clientele. Learn more by visiting www.wishgroup.ca.

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About Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY)

With offices in Canada and around the world, EY is a global organization dedicated to helping companies solve their toughest challenges and realize their greatest ambitions – from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies – and the work they do with them is as varied as their clients. Through four service lines – Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax – they help clients capitalize on transformative opportunities. EY also helps clients fulfill regulatory requirements, keep their investors informed and meet the needs of all their stakeholders. Learn more by visiting https://www.ey.com/.

Media contact:

Peter Vamos, Vice President Marketing, Wish Group, pvamos@wishgroup.ca, 416-357-5118

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Industry-Leading Webcasting Technology That Fits Your Budget

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Recently, we launched a new product and I couldn’t be more excited to tell you about it.

Engage Webinars (www.engagewebinars.com) is a new, innovative webinar platform that lets you go beyond presenting and start engaging.

We’ve been a leading provider of enterprise webinar technology for over a decade, and in that time, we have advocated the importance of engagement. It is a message has resonated strongly with customers, prospects and the greater webinar community.  

But we also saw a problem. Webinar producers only had two options available to them: low-cost meeting tools posing as webinar platforms with few additional features and limited engagement options, or high-cost enterprise webinar platforms with all the imaginable bells and whistles. But the price differential between the two was so great that many webinar producers were forced to make decisions based strictly on budget, as opposed to which platform was best suited for their business needs. 

We just changed that. 

The Engage Webinar Platform is built on industry leading webcasting technology, but to fit the budget of almost any company or webinar program. 

So, what does this mean for your business? 

Well, to begin with, your logo will always be featured front and centre, not ours. Too many webinar platforms prominently feature their branding when YOUR customers and prospects are participating in your webinar. They do this to drive their own business development to your audiences.

With Engage, you can customize every aspect of your webinar event from the registration page, to marketing emails, to the webinar console itself. You put your brand forward, promote the title of your program, and define which features you want audiences to interact with. You can even create a unique layout of your webinar event.

Another feature that will help increase attendance is the fact that we’ve eliminated the need for downloads, plugins or apps. Audiences can access your event on any device, at any time. 

Why is this important? Well, for one thing, research tells us that 74% of webinars attract mobile attendees. Every other meeting tool in the market requires an app to be downloaded to participate on mobile devices.

But we know that attendees often don’t have a specific webinar app downloaded on their phone, which creates a whole set of hurdles to participate in a webinar – hurdles that are suppressing attendance. 

Now, we call it Engage for a reason. That’s because far too many meeting platforms can’t facilitate true engagement, at all. Did you know that only 11% of attendees interact directly with webinars?

If the only feature available to you is the ability to post a Q&A box or a chat window, how do you create meaningful engagement? With the Engage Webinars platform, we know that choice helps with engagement. 

That’s why we provide over 15 different interactive opportunities. 

Let’s start with feedback.

You can poll your audience throughout the event, allow attendees to chat with you and one another in real time, and survey attendees throughout the event or upon exit. And, of course, you can also add a Q&A box.

We also allow you to drive viewers to the next stage in the buyer’s journey with custom calls to action or by opening a frame to a website with, say, a free trial. You can also allow audience members to download some thought leadership content such as whitepapers or PDFs of your presentation.

We even allow you to extend the reach of your webinar with social sharing or by inviting colleagues to post to social media during the event.

Even though there are no apps or downloads, everyone can interact with all these different engagement features throughout your webinar, no matter what device they are using.

Engage also allows our clients to access the most robust webinar analytics in the market.  Engage analytics go way beyond simply showing you who showed up. We track who registered for both live and on demand. Engage allows you to leverage cross webinar reporting to see how well your campaigns performed, and if individuals have engaged with more than one of your webinars. 

But most importantly, Engage allows you to track all the interactions a user performs while on your webinar. If a user clicks on a link, sends a message, or downloads a document from the console, our post-event reports will capture this activity.

Why is this depth of analytics important? 

Let’s look at two webinar viewers: webinar Viewer A watches for 45 minutes while Viewer B watches for 35 minutes. But which is a better lead? If this is the limit of your audience insights, then it may be easy to conclude that Viewer A was more engaged and is, therefor, a better prospect.

But by diving into the engagement analytics, we will see that webinar Viewer B downloaded more resources, responded to more polls and asked more questions. If we go deeper on the engagement analytics, we additionally see that Viewer B also clicked on your CTA and came back to view three other on-demand webinars that you produced in the last 90 days. So, Viewer B is not only the better prospect, he or she is, in fact, a sales-ready lead.

Finally, lets look at what you can do with your Engage webinar when the live event has ended. According to research data, live events are where we get most audiences.

But did you know that over a third of B2B webinar viewers (36%) prefer to view the event on demand? In 2019, data tells us, average view time for an on-demand webinar, was 44 minutes. That’s a lot of minutes on a pre-recorded piece of content. So, there are significant on-demand engagement opportunities.

That’s why we made sure that every interactive option available on live is available on demand. And, of course, we are tracking all of it, to ensure that the on-demand webinar is just as valuable to you as your live webinar. 

That’s our new webinar platform in a nutshell. If you’re interested in a free trial, click hear, and start truly engaging with your webinar audience.

Wish Group Ranks No. 401 on the 2019 Growth 500

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Wish Group Ranks No. 401 on the 2019 Growth 500
– Canadian Business unveils annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –

Toronto (September 12, 2019) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked Wish Group No. 401 on the annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca.

Wish Group made the 2019 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 157%.

“Our team takes great pride in serving our business clients. It’s our entrepreneurial culture, always-on dedication, and focus on service excellence that has been the key to our success,” says Frank Cianciulli, Wish Group’s Chairman and CEO. “Many of Canada’s best and brightest organizations are listed here each year, and we are thrilled that our efforts allow us to again be included with this very prestigious group.”

Wish Group continues to provide best-in-class business solutions through an award-winning group of companies that work collaboratively nationwide. A continued focus on dedication, respect, flexibility and efficiency defines Wish Group’s corporate culture. Over the years, Wish Group has developed entrepreneurial leaders and cohesive teams that pride themselves on helping clients improve communications, attract and retain world-class workforces and achieve first-rate financial results.

“The companies on the 2019 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Beth Fraser, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate over 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”

Visit www.wishgroup.ca
Like www.facebook.com/Wish-Group-343031396097623/
Follow twitter.com/wish_group
Connect www.linkedin.com/company/the-wish-group/

About Wish Group:
Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, hard work and integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence creates a cohesive organization focused on providing exceptional service to our business clientele.

About the Growth 500
For over 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the Growth 500 profiles the country’s most successful growing businesses. The Growth 500 is produced by Canadian Business. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking, visit Growth500.ca.

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

Media contact
Peter Vamos, Vice President Marketing, Wish Group, pvamos@wishgroup.ca, 416 357 5118

Peoplesource Search Group and The Finance Department Limited announce strategic partnership

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TORONTO, ONTARIO – (Newswire – May 6) Peoplesource Search Group Inc. and The Finance Department Limited (TFDL) have entered into a strategic partnership agreement, which along with sister company People Store Staffing, will produce one of the largest private staffing operations in Canada.

The partnership will capitalize on industry growth opportunities and deliver continued service innovation and consistent, reliable operational excellence. The combined businesses will yield important benefits for suppliers, vendors, partners, clients, candidates and employees.

“Our strengths complement each other, which means that our partnership will allow us to serve our clients even better, and with a wider range of recruiting services”, said John Huxtable, President of The Finance Department Limited, adding that the partnership will leverage the strengths of each company and provide an enhanced presence in the Accounting & Finance Recruitment niche.

It will also better position both companies to navigate an evolving staffing industry in order to offer best-in-class staffing services to clients throughout Canada. “The partnership is an integral part of our high-growth consolidation strategy,” said Frank Cianciulli, CEO of Peoplesource Search Group. “This fits very well with our clients’ increasing needs for a full range of HR solutions across Canada, and it will add considerable depth to our operations, allowing us to offer even more specialized services within a much larger network of offices.

“A consolidation strategy is ideal for the highly fragmented staffing industry and we need to continue adjusting to thwart disruption.”

The companies will continue to seek out prospective acquisitions and partnerships that fit into the existing vision, integrity and company culture. Current annual sales of the companies are approaching $100 million and the improved alignment positions the businesses to make up the largest privately held staffing solutions operation in the country within five years.

About The Finance Department Limited:
Since 1996, through Professionalism and Process, TFDL has been providing its clients with superior service and results. They specialize in the Permanent and Contract Placement of Accounting & Finance Professionals, from Financial Analyst to CFO. They provide financially-oriented business professionals (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA, CIA, CFA, MBA) that POWER organizational high performance. (www.TFDL.com)

About Peoplesource Search Group Inc.:
Peoplesource Search Group Inc. is a premier provider of recruitment solutions in Canada. They bring together fresh ideas and unique experiences to build valuable, strategic partnerships with both clients and candidates. Peoplesource does not just match people to jobs, through their partnerships, they uncover what their clients define as success so they can exceed expectations. Peoplesource is proud to be 100% Canadian owned and operated and is part of the multi-award-winning Wish Group.

About People Store:
Unlike any other company, People Store provides a continuous partnership with its clients through a unique tiered approach to staffing: Diagnosis and Implementation. As workforce professionals, People Store helps companies efficiently deploy human resources to improve their bottom line. People Store views its relationships with its clients as strategic partnerships. By providing the industry’s widest array of services through a unique human resource business model, People Store retains expertise in individual service lines. The result is that People Store provides both superior customer service for specialized needs and comprehensive solutions for a variety of challenges; all offered through specialized and customized services.

About Wish Group:
Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence creates a cohesive organization focused on providing exceptional service to our business clientele.

For further information: John Huxtable, CPA, CA, (416)-637-9630 – jhuxtable@TFDL.com

Wish Group Ranks No. 259 on the 2018 Growth 500

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Growth 500

– Canadian Business unveils 30th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –

Toronto (September 13, 2018) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked Wish Group No. 259 on the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca.

Wish Group made the 2018 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 258%.

“The companies on the 2018 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Deborah Aarts, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”

“We are so honoured to once again be included in this prestigious list,” says Frank Cianciulli, CEO and Chairman of Wish Group. “It is a testament to the hard work of our team and entrepreneurial culture, as well as the great opportunities presented to us by our clients to help them grow their businesses that we have been so successful through the years.”

Wish Group continues to provide best-in-class business solutions through an award-winning group of companies that work collaboratively nationwide. A continued focus on dedication, respect, flexibility and efficiency defines Wish Group’s corporate culture. Over the years, Wish Group has developed entrepreneurial leaders and cohesive teams that pride themselves on helping clients improve communications, attract and retain world-class workforces and achieve first-rate financial results.

About Wish Group:
Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, hard work and integrity. We continue to focus on becoming one of Canada’s premier business solutions providers servicing a diverse group of clients across a range of industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence, creates a cohesive organization that focuses on providing exceptional service to our business clientele.

About the Growth 500
For 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the Growth 500—formerly known as the PROFIT 500—profiles the country’s most successful growing businesses. The Growth 500 is produced by Canadian Business. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking, visit Growth500.ca.

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

wishgroup.ca
2800 Skymark Ave, Suite 501,
Mississauga, ON L4W 5A6
Email: pvamos@wishgroup.ca
T: (416) 357 5118

TRUTH + DARE PODCAST

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TRUTH + DARE PODCAST

An in-depth conversation about building a company as an entrepreneur and how Frank did it.

Frank joins the Truth + Dare Podcast, the podcast for entrepreneurs and those that think like one. This episode is meant to educate aspiring entrepreneurs of the mindset you need to succeed, the upcoming challenges, and understand how Frank made a successful startup business.

Breaking into the telemarketing industry is where it all started, Frank left behind his summer job working for UPS and went towards working a cold calling sales job and loved it. Afterwards, Frank used his sales work ethic to move towards the B2B telecommunications conferencing industry. In the early stages, Frank saw an opportunity in the teleconferencing market to grow a business and improve the industry. Having limited knowledge of launching a startup made the process harder and took Frank nearly 5 years to get started, all while Frank was continuing his education towards becoming a lawyer. Now he’s CEO of the Wish Group which is a collection of companies that focuses on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada. Listen how you can master the basics of survival in entrepreneurship just like Frank.

Apple iTunes: Episode 16
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-truth-dare-podcast/id1330337748?mt=2

Truth + Dare website:
http://truthanddare.ca

ABOUT TRUTH + DARE:

Truth + Dare is an agency that understands, supports and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit like no other. Truth + Dare is on a mission to become THE creative and digital agency for growth-obsessed businesses across Canada.

ABOUT WISH GROUP:

Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence creates a cohesive organization that focuses on providing exceptional service to our business clientele.

wishgroup.ca
2800 Skymark Ave Suite #501,
Mississauga, ON L4W 5A6
T: (416) 640-9765

Wish Group Ranks No. 286 on the PROFIT 500 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

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PROFIT500

TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 14, 2017) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Wish Group No. 286 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Wish Group made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 207%.

“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”

“Wish Group is honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking for the sixth year in a row,” said Frank Cianciulli, CEO and Chairman of Wish Group. “Wish Group’s success is founded on our ability to foster an entrepreneurial culture, to attract, develop and focus not just on being a leading provider of the key services, but to embrace our own achievements which we feel is crucial to the success of our clients.”

Wish Group continues to provide best in class business solutions using multiple award winning companies. These companies work collaboratively from an open office space in Liberty Village as well as several offices nationwide. Their continued focus on the dedication, respect, flexibility and efficiency that defines their corporate culture has never been stronger. Over the years, Wish Group has built a community of leadership amongst its employees – allowing for great results in helping clients improve communications, attract and retain a world-class workforce and achieve first-rate financial results.

Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries.

About the PROFIT 500:

For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.

About Canadian Business:

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

About Wish Group:

Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence creates a cohesive organization that focuses on providing exceptional service to our business clientele.

wishgroup.ca
67 Mowat Ave Suite #411,
Toronto, ON M6K 3E3
Email: jorchard@wishgroup.ca
T: (416) 640-9768 ext: 9768

One Night Only, Canadian Soprano Resurrects the Ghost of Georgina Stirling, Newfoundland’s first Opera Singer, the “Nightingale of the North”

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Tonia Evans Cianciulli

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416-720-0563
tonia@wishopera.ca
www.wishgroup.ca

One Night Only, Canadian Soprano Resurrects the Ghost of Georgina Stirling, Newfoundland’s first Opera Singer, the “Nightingale of the North”.

Wish Group, a collection of Toronto based companies providing diversified services to Canadian clients, is proud to present Canadian Soprano, Tonia Evans Cianciulli. As part of Wish Group’s dedication to Canadian arts, they will be hosting an encore concert of this world renowned Soprano in Twillingate, Newfoundland on Friday August, 25TH, 7:00PM at St. Peter’s Anglican Church.

The concept for this performance grew from the legend of the late Georgina Stirling, affectionately known in Newfoundland as the “Nightingale of the North.” Georgina Ann Stirling (April 3, 1867 – April 23, 1935) was a Newfoundland opera singer, known by the stage name Marie Toulinquet. Born in Twillingate, Newfoundland, she became a world-renowned prima donna who performed in opera houses throughout Europe and the United States; she was Newfoundland’s first opera singer.

Newfoundland born Soprano, Tonia Evans Cianciulli performed her concert at two St. John’s churches this past May. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and 150 years ago that Georgina Stirling was born, Reverend Joanne Mercer of St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Twillingate, reached out to request Miss Cianciulli to return to Newfoundland for a one night performance in honour of Georgina Stirling. The evenings program features not only repertoire performed by the original “Nightingale of the North” but will also provide historical interjections about Newfoundland’s musical heritage. A special feature song will be revealed during the evening written by the late Newfoundland singer/songwriter Ron Hynes.

“Tonia Evans Cianciulli’s re-creation of the presence of Georgina Stirling coupled with her formidable knowledge of her music and performing style, shines a spotlight on a person long forgotten by some, or perhaps even unknown to many. Miss Stirling’s rich contributions to life in Newfoundland, enjoys a contemporary resurrection through the professionalism and warmth of Tonia’s performance. It was and will be a treat for us all!”

Douglas Dunsmore, Gower United Church – Music Director
Faculty of Music – Memorial University, Conductor of NSO Philharmonic Choir

BIO- TONIA EVANS CIANCIULLI

Newfoundland born, Canadian Soprano, Tonia Evans Cianciulli has an extensive background and experience on the operatic stage and in classical music. Tonia has gained a reputation as well for her touching and inspiring performances at purpose driven events such as fundraisers, charity events, motivational seminars, and galas. Most recently, Tonia has performed solo concerts of operatic and cross- over repertoire at such events including: Annual Miami Ball in South Beach, MIAMI, Juvenile Diabetes Masquerade in OAKVILLE, ON, Toronto Police Chief’s Gala –Victim Services, BESTIVAL Music Festival in TORONTO, Ontario, and OMEY Projects Arts Festival in PORTUGAL. Tonia continues to tour her Nightingale of the North/Canada’s 150th Tribute concert across Newfoundland with upcoming dates this 2017 in Toronto, ON. Tonia holds a Bachelor of Voice Performance from The University of Western Ontario and continues to hone her craft in both Opera and Crossover in Miami with operatic coach, MANNY PAREZ and, Toronto with ELAINE OVERHOLT and BRIAN MCINTOSH (London). www.wisharts.ca

Now Among the Largest Private Staffing Companies in Canada

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Peoplesource
People Store
Wish Group

Toronto, ON – June 1, 2017 – People Store Staffing and Peoplesource Staffing Solutions have entered into an agreement to merge as of June 2017, which will produce one of the largest private staffing companies in Canada.

John Nalli, President and CEO of People Store Staffing, and Frank Cianciulli, CEO of Peoplesource Staffing Solutions, are creating a partnership that will capitalize on industry growth opportunities, deliver continued ser-vice innovation, and deliver consistent reliable operational excellence. The merged company will yield import-ant benefits for suppliers, vendors, partners, clients, candidates and employees.

This merger represents “coming full circle” for John in particular, as he co-founded Peoplesource with Frank back in 2003. “The merger is somewhat of a homecoming for me, as I had left Peoplesource in 2009 to start People Store,” said John Nalli, President and CEO of People Store Staffing. “Achieving tremendous success in both companies has provided me with an opportunity to develop key business strategies, which sets up nicely to move the business forward. I’m excited to be in a position to see a combined company achieve the kind of success and notoriety that you only read and hear about.”

This merger has come about in order to leverage the strengths of each company and reunite the co-founders’ initial vision. “Back in 2009 we split the company into Peoplesource and People Store to navigate through the great recession,” said Frank Cianciulli, CEO of Peoplesource Staffing Solutions. “Our strengths complement each other, which means that our merge will allow us to serve our clients even better.” As a result of the merger, all temporary staffing functions including On-Site Services, Light Industrial, Logistics and Office Clerical will be facilitated by People Store. All Permanent Search and Contract Services will be facilitated by Peoplesource.

This strategic partnership will ensure the two companies are well positioned to navigate an evolving staffing industry and it will offer only best-in-class staffing services to clients throughout Canada. “The merger is an integral part of our high-growth consolidation strategy,” said John Nalli. “This fits very well with our clients’ increasing needs for a full range of HR solutions across Canada, and it will add considerable depth to our operations, allowing us to offer even more specialized services within a much larger network of offices.”

“A consolidation strategy is ideal for the highly fragmented staffing industry and we need to continue adjusting to thwart disruption,” said Frank Cianciulli. The merged company will continue to seek out prospective acquisitions that fit into the existing vision, integrity and company culture. Current annual sales of the companies are approaching $100 million and the improved alignment positions the companies well to be the largest privately held in the country within five years.

About People Store:

Unlike any other company, People Store provides a continuous partnership with its clients through a unique tiered approach to staffing: Diagnosis and Implementation. As workforce professionals, People Store helps companies efficiently deploy human resources to improve their bottom line. People Store views its relationships with its clients as strategic partnerships. By providing the industry’s widest array of services through a unique human resource business model, People Store retains expertise in individual service lines. The result is that People Store provides both superior customer service for specialized needs and comprehensive solutions for a variety of challenges; all offered through specialized and customized services.

About Peoplesource:

Peoplesource Staffing Solutions is a premier provider of recruitment solutions in Canada. They bring together fresh ideas and unique experiences to build valuable, strategic partnerships with both clients and candidates. Peoplesource does not just match people to jobs, through their partnerships they uncover what their clients define as success so they can exceed expectations. Peoplesource is proud to be 100% Canadian owned and operated, and is part of the multi-award winning Wish Group company.

About Wish Group:

Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence creates a cohesive organization that focuses on providing exceptional service to our business clientele.

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Merger Creates Canadian Market Domination in Collaboration Technology

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The Streaming Network Momentum Conferencing Evolve Collaboration

Toronto, ON – May 1, 2017 – Momentum Conferencing has entered into an agreement to be merged with the Wish Group owned businesses The Streaming Network and Evolve Collaboration.

This merger produces one of the largest private collaboration companies in Canada, which will yield important benefits for suppliers, vendors, partners, and customers. Frank Cianciulli, Chairman and CEO of Wish Group, and Steve Niven, Chairman and CEO of Momentum Conferencing, have partnered together to ensure this merger will move forward successfully.

“We’re finally bringing together three of Canada’s most distinguished collaboration companies to form one truly national powerhouse,” said Frank Cianciulli, Chairman and CEO of Wish Group. “What I’m most excited about is our combined vision to be a best-in-class provider backed by our experienced, passionate and talented team.”

Momentum Conferencing will keep its existing name and brand as it continues to operate as a standalone brand alongside The Streaming Network and Evolve Collaboration in the Wish Group portfolio. Wish Group has a proven track record of successful acquisitions, and will ensure there is continuity for the business and relationships throughout the merging process.

“Overall, the merging of the companies provides us with the opportunity to move to the next level,” said Steve Niven, Chairman and CEO of Momentum Conferencing. “Bringing these three companies together will only provide extra benefits for our clients.”

Together the companies will capitalize on industry growth opportunities, deliver continued product innovation, and deliver consistent, reliable operational excellence. This strategic partnership will ensure the merged group of companies is positioned to navigate an evolving industry and secure an overall long-term stability for the business.

“Often in the industry you have companies that are generalists,” said Matt Ley, President of Momentum Conferencing, The Streaming Network and Evolve Collaboration. “With the specialization that we’ve seen in these three brands, we can now, as one company bring a really specialized service to each of our customers. In Canada, there’s a lot of people backing out of this market, but we are Canadian built, Canadian owned, and we are expanding in the market.”

About Momentum Conferencing:

Momentum Conferencing is a group communication solutions company who is partnered with eight of the best conferencing service providers in the market; delivering best in class—state of the art—business communication solutions. This means we are not beholden to any one partner. We consult with clients, throughout the world, to determine what the perfect solution looks like; maximizing business efficiencies and delivering a proven lift to overall productivity and cost savings.

About The Streaming Network:

The Streaming Network is Canada’s leading provider of Webinars, Webcasts and Virtual Events delivering over 2600 events in 2015 and better than 15,000 in our 9 year history. In 2013 TSN partnered with ON24 who is widely regarded as the most innovative web event platform globally. ON24 technology supported by The Streaming Network’s award winning technical production and vertical teams has made TSN the go-to firm for virtual event solutions. With over 250 corporate clients TSN services a wide range of corporate customers including Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Technology, Government and professional associations.

About Evolve Collaboration:

Evolve Collaboration offers enterprise quality at a boutique experience. Our integrated conferencing and collaboration services include audio, web and video conferencing solutions with many customizable features designed to meet the specific needs of your business communications. Our complete range of collaboration services allow businesses of all sizes to actively engage their customers and create more effective corporate communications.

About Wish Group

Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence creates a cohesive organization that focuses on providing exceptional service to our business clientele.

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