On the heels of National Disaster Preparedness Week, Extend Communications today put one of its disaster plans to the test, and evacuated staff to a backup call centre location across town, completely unannounced. Unlike a normal “fire drill” that might see staff hanging out in a parking lot for a few minutes before returning to work, Extend wanted to simulate a major disaster by re-locating staff. (more…)
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Extend has once again launched its Santa Hotline 1-855-HEY-SANTA. This free community service offers children the opportunity to call Santa’s Workshop and speak to one of his Elves. Santa is very busy this time of year, so his dedicated team of Elves talk to children about what is on their Christmas List, and pass the messages on to Santa. The hotline runs 24/7 until December 24th, and is open for any child who would like to call. A big thanks to all our staff for supporting this project each year!
Extend Communications hosted clients, partners, dignitaries, and community supporters at the grand opening of its new state of the art facility in downtown Brantford today. (more…)
After many months of planning and renovating, we are pleased to announce our move into a brand new, purpose built facility at 24 Darling Street, Brantford, on Friday June 7th, and Tuesday June 11th. Administration offices will be closed for a move on the 7th, and our operations centre will move on the 11th between 10-11am. For updates about how these moves may affect the service provided to you, please join our client email broadcast HERE. We expect a short interruption in service while some servers are re-booted around 10:30am on Tuesday the 11th. Our old location at 49 Charlotte St will be reconfigured as a backup centre, with both redundant servers as well as staff workstations if ever needed in a disaster situation. Plans for a Grand Opening at our new location will be announced in the near future.
Extend President Scott Lyons was 1 of 7 business leaders invited to participate in a round table discussion with the Prime Minister in Brantford today. The informal meeting included discussions on issues affecting small and medium size businesses in Canada, and how Canada’s government can help foster job growth. “I was honoured to be asked to participate”, commented Lyons. “It was very rewarding to have discussions with the Prime Minister on such an informal basis.” The event was held at SC Johnson’s Canadian headquarters, and included business leaders from various sectors of the economy, as well as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane Finley, and MP Phil McColeman.
Today, Extend’s Cambridge office completed it’s relocation to 49 Charlotte St., Brantford. All staff continue to be available at the same telephone numbers and email addresses as before. This move is a prelude to the completion of Extend’s massive renovation project and pending expansion into the Chelsea Place building at 24 Darling St Brantford. The new office building is expected to be ready by the end of May. For updates on our progress including pictures of the process, check out our public Facebook page at www.facebook/extendcommunications.