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Flaman Helps Taylor's Dream Come True


Written By: Flaman, Marketing CoordinatorMar 26, 2014
Taylor Layton doesn’t let the fact that she has Down Syndrome get in the way of her dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur. She started up her very own recycling company in her small town of Outlook, SK. Her business has flourished from 5 customers, to over 60!
 
Taylor recently entered a contest through the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program and won. She received $1000 in cash, mentoring, books and other resources to help better her company. She mentioned that she was going to use the money that she won to purchase a new trailer to help her haul all of her recycling.
 
Flaman Saskatoon saw her contest video submission and decided to step in and help. They donated a brand new trailer to her so that she could spend her prize money on something else for her business. Her reaction to the news was priceless. She also received a variety of pieces of jewelry from a Canadian jewelry company called Lia Sophia, which she absolutely loved!
 
Mitch Flaman was on hand in Saskatoon and was the one who delivered the good news to Taylor about us giving her the trailer. Here is what he had to say about the experience,
 
“I had a pretty good feeling that Taylor was going to be excited when we presented her with the trailer. Let's be honest, who wouldn't be stoked about receiving a free trailer. When we presented the trailer to Taylor and she ran up and hugged me, that was something else. To me we were giving someone a trailer. Nothing more, nothing less. A piece of our inventory that I see daily. To Taylor, we were giving her more than just a trailer. We were giving her the opportunity to expand her dream and see her business come full cycle. Without that hug, I don't know if I fully would have understood how much that trailer really meant to Taylor. That is when it became real special to me. I'm super pumped for Taylor and her family and hope nothing but the best for the future and the continued growth in making a "Greener Outlook"
 

Flaman is so happy that we could help Taylor out with her dream. Who knows how big her business is going to get. Great job Taylor, and keep up the good work 

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Grow a Mo to Support Your Bros


Written By: Flaman, Marketing and Communications CoordinatorNov 29, 2013
Another fateful Movember is drawing to a close. I’m not sure if I will be sad or slightly relieved to see those moustaches shaved off. That being said, we had another very successful year here at Flaman. Many of our staff grew moustaches in support of Movember, and, with $100 per moustache donated by the company, we raised $11,000. Great job everyone!
 
Movember is all about raising awareness of men’s health issues. Men seem to be more reluctant to talk about health-related topics such as getting a yearly physical exam at their doctors or getting a prostate exam. But these are important tests that can detect cancer and other diseases early, which will mean a better chance of recovery.
 
The guys at Flaman use Movemeber as an opportunity to grow their best moustache and compete with their fellow co-workers. Our founder, Frank Flaman, even participated and grew himself a moustache as well. I have to say, my favorite moustache was “grown” by Zach Seely. The reason I use quotations around the word “grown” is because he decided to draw a moustache and goatee on his face in Sharpie. Now that’s commitment to the cause!
 
Last year we did things a little differently and collected donations from family, friends and even customers. We surpassed last year’s donation of $10,000. This year we had 110 employees participate. Our goal next year is to bump it up by another $1,000 and donate $12,000. I know we can do it because the employees here at Flaman are awesome and have impressive moustache-growing abilities.
 
Head over to our Facebook page and check out our photo album full of all our wonderful moustaches.
 
 
 
 

    

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Flaman Shares with the Community


Written By: Flaman, Territory Rental ManagerJul 17, 2012

As the new territory rental manager I had the chance to personally hand deliver a $10,000 donation cheque on behalf of the Frank Flaman Foundation to Ike Friesen of Morden, MB. Ike is one of Flaman’s all-time longest rental dealers, and has been part of the Flaman team for over 10 years now. He is also chairman for SHARE (Sharing Hope and Agriculture Resources of the Earth).

The SHARE project already has 425 acres of farmland planted this year with all proceeds donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Community growing projects are a unique way for people to contribute grain and other agricultural commodities to help people who are hungry around the world.

A typical project involves a group of people working together to farm a common plot of land. After harvest, the production is donated through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank for overseas food ais and agricultural development projects.

Flaman’s donation will be used towards crop input costs. Frank Flaman likes to donate money that's going to go right to the people. I was honoured to present this cheque to SHARE as it made me feel part of something that is a good cause and helping to fight hunger in our world.

For more information on the Canadian Foodgrains Bank please visit www.foodgrainsbank.ca/growing_projects.aspx


Ike Friesen and Parrish Kondra

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Giving back to the community


Written By: Jennifer Thompson, Marketing DepartmentMar 16, 2012

Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community? Then mark your calendar and get your ticket for the 6th annual Frank Flaman Foundation Gala on March 30, 2012. 

This annual event is the main fundraiser for the Frank Flaman Foundation, the charity created by Flaman Group of Company’s founder and owner Frank. The Foundation is funded by Frank's share of the profits from the Flaman Group, and by private donations. Along with being a savvy businessman, Frank has always been a respected philanthropist, and his foundation gives millions of dollars to local and international charities each year.
 
The gala is a fun and elegant evening, featuring a delicious supper, a silent auction with a large variety of items and an exciting live auction.
 
But this event is not just about raising money, it’s also about showing attendees and supporters how their contributions are making a difference. Representatives from a number of charities are on hand to receive their donations from Frank himself. As well, charitable groups are showcased for everyone to learn about the great work that they do.
 
The charities that the Foundation supports are too many to list, but some examples are: Operation Eyesight, the Salvation Army, Oxfam, Room to Read, Global Neighbours, E4C’s School Lunch Program and many other local and international charities that help women and children in need. To Frank, a needy person is a needy person, whether they live just down the street or thousands of miles away.
 
This year the fundraiser is on March 30, 2012 at the Shawn Conference Centre in Edmonton. Cocktails start at 6:30 pm, with dinner at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $100 or $900 for a table of 10. For tickets or more information, please contact Syndy Bisson at (780) 955-3400.
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