This Summer’s Air Conditioner Shortages Should Have Consumers Thinking About Their Winter Heating Needs Now

There has been much talk in the media about the global semiconductor shortage, which has upended supply and caused havoc across several industries, including the consumer electronics and automotive sectors, where the impact has been most egregious. (As an aside, if you have been considering selling your used car, there has never been a better time to cash in.) But semiconductors are not the only materials in short supply. Resins, epoxies, and plastics used in the manufacturing of air conditioners, furnaces, and other home comfort and home renovation products are all in short supply, with the potential to negatively impact countless Canadians this year.

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A Return to Office, But Not a Return to Normal: A Note from Our CEO, Lawrence Krimker

After 18 months of lockdown, deciding how and when to come back to the office will be the next great challenge that leaders will face. The decision is made more difficult by the fact that there is simply no right or wrong way to come back. Just as there was not a universally tried and accepted blueprint for how to shift away from office work and keep businesses running when the lockdown hit, so too is there a lack of a playbook on how to bridge back.

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Simply Group Founder and CEO Lawrence Krimker named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Ontario Program

Simply Group is pleased to announce that Lawrence Krimker, Founder and CEO of Simply Group, owner of SNAP Financial, is a winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Ontario program. This award recognizes entrepreneurs for their leadership and innovative entrepreneurship, whose efforts contribute to changing customer needs while keeping up with new demands for personalization, security, and sustainability.

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A Message from Our CEO, Lawrence Krimker, About the Canada Greener Homes Grant

As Canada’s non-bank consumer lender of choice, specifically focused on the home renovation space, I have built this business on the idea that if we can remove cost barriers, consumers will make the best choice for them, but also better environmental choices. A program like the Canada Greener Homes Grant is one small, but significant, example of how government can play a role in making it easier for Canadians to make environmentally friendly choices.

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Simply Group Named Small Business of the Year by CanadianSME

Simply Group is proud to announce that we have been named a Ricoh Small Business of The Year (50+ Employees) at the CanadianSME National Business Awards 2020. The award celebrates Simply Group’s success and positive contribution to Canada’s economy. The ceremony was held virtually on Friday, April 30, 2021.

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Relentlessly Focused on Customer Experience

We’ve always prided ourselves in being creative, out-of-the-box thinkers, and the customer journey is no different. “My goal as the leader of customer experience is for our company to ‘wow’ our customers, ensuring we consistently deliver an experience that is above and beyond their expectations,” explains Tasleemah Ladak, Simply Group’s Vice President of Operations and Customer Experience.

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Employee Spotlight: Tasleemah Ladak

Tasleemah’s team is responsible for ensuring that Simply Group customers have an experience that goes above and beyond their expectations. She is extremely passionate about delivering a positive customer experience and it’s at the forefront of every decision that’s made in her department.

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Simply Green Named One of the 50 Best Workplaces™ in Canada!

We are proud to share that Simply Green Home Services has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada by Great Place to Work® for the sixth year in a row. This year, we were ranked 21st in the “100-999 employees” category, up from 37th in 2020.

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Simply Green Home Services Inc. Recognized as a 2021 Best Workplace for Women

We are extremely proud to share that Simply has been featured on the 2021 list of Best Workplaces™ for Women. We received this honour following a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

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Simply Group Raises Over $20,000 for Mental Health Initiatives

With support and contributions from our leadership, employees, and partners, Simply Group was able to raise $22,000 in just 19 days for Jack.org. All of the money was put toward helping 40,000 young people across Canada access vital mental health education and resources.

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Simply Green has been named Best Business of the Year (+100 employees)

This honor was announced at an event hosted by CanadianSME Business Magazine in partnership with Cisco, Lenovo, and RBC, and is recognition of Simply Green’s rapid assent to the ranks of Canada’s most successful and leading companies.

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Simply Green recognized as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada

“Our employees have always been our biggest asset, so providing them with a positive, inclusive, fun and rewarding work environment is a priority for us. Each year, we strive to build a company culture that empowers and inspires performance. Our goal is to deliver the best possible employee experience, and, to make that happen, we are continuously looking for ways to raise the bar,” said Lawrence Krimker, CEO of Simply Group.

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Simply Group Completes $71 Million Acquisition of Home Capital Group’s Point-of-Sale Retail Lending Portfolio

The sale is aligned with Home Capital’s strategy to exit non-core activities, while Simply Group looks to further fuel its growth in the consumer finance business by diversifying its product and consumer lending offerings beyond home energy solutions to home improvement generally.

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VersaBank Adds Simply Group Financial as Point-of-Sale Partner With Initial Financing of $72 Million

“We are thrilled to welcome Simply Group Financial as a new Point-of-Sale Financing partner,” said David Taylor, President and CEO, VersaBank. “It’s a great time to be joining forces with Simply Group Financial with the home improvement industry experiencing a boom as Canadians spend more of their discretionary income on home renovations and upgrades amidst the pandemic. VersaBank’s Point-of-Sale Financing business has been the primary driver of the significant expansion of our lending portfolio for the last eight years and we see this partnership as a tremendous opportunity for both organizations to execute on their growth strategies.”

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