About Tait Collins Inc.
It was in 1995 that Tait Collins Inc. began publishing a leisure-oriented niche newspaper entitled The Great Toronto Getaway. At the time, it was just an idea.
The newspapers were first distributed in the Buffalo suburbs in New York state, and from the very first edition, the concept of publishing and distributing a newspaper with timely, informative and educational information about everything there is to see and do in Toronto was an immediate hit. And since then, Tait Collins Inc. has become a considerable influence in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.
The newspaper group developed and expanded and became so successful that Metroland Newspapers, a division of the Toronto Star owned by Torstar Inc., purchased the Getaway group of newspapers in November 2007.
Stanley Cooper is the President of Tait Collins Inc. With over 35 years of travel and tourism experience, Cooper has gained significant respect in the industry. His achievements include developing a small travel agency in Hamilton, Ontario to become one of the largest corporate and leisure retail agencies in south central Ontario and developing the above mentioned group of Getaway newspapers. He has a “feel” for what the consumer and corporate markets may successfully respond to. It may be said that throughout his career, Cooper’s independent, innovative and cutting-edge style has continuously kept his companies ahead of the curve.
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The Vice President of Sales (The Americas) is Angela Balagtas. Angela has been in the Travel and Tourism Industry for 15 years. Throughout her career, she has worked with travel agencies, tour operators and hoteliers based in Toronto and a major consulting firm in Santiago, Chile.
Her passion, hard work and dedication have enabled her to become a part of an integral network of people in the North American tourism industry and the international business community. Angela is fluent in English and Spanish and can communicate in French and Portuguese.
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Since graduating from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario (We won’t mention the year) Alison (Grant) Partridge has been enamoured with, and actively engaged in the Travel and Tourism industries in Canada, and indeed around the world.
From a Travel Agency Manager in New Zealand to Marketing attractions in British Columbia to (currently) residing in England and owning and operating a Media Relations and Representation company, Partridge has a vast and rich travel past.
As well, Alison is currently the President of Skål International London (UK) (2012/2013).
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Born and raised in Brazil, Isabella Formiga joined Tait Collins Inc in 2005. Isabella, young, enthusiastic and a very quick-leaner, has excelled at Client Relationships and Social Media Marketing. In addition, Formiga has a background in newspaper and online publishing, and journalism.
It is a tribute to Formiga¹s talents, attributes and abilities that, since recently moving back to Brazil, she has remained with the company and continues to assist with special projects and sales. Formiga is fluent in English, Portuguese and can communicate in Spanish.
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With a history in design and branding that extends over 15 years, Nick Dumitru has a unique perspective on Internet marketing, not to mention a keen eye for the details. He has created brands and managed assets for small businesses to large corporations, and everything in between.
Dumitru has an ability to assist clients with intelligent and perspective-driven research and innovative yet common sense solutions. Possessing a high degree of integrity, he ensures that his counsel is up-to-date with the latest marketing / communications trends and innovations. His expertise includes providing clients with effective Web site design, on-going counsel and planning mid-to-long term marketing and communications strategies.
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Jay Rosenblatt, B.A., LLB., is a partner in the law firm SimpsonWigle Law LLP, where he is engaged in the practice of Business Law, counseling Senior Management, Board Members and Municipalities.
Rosenblatt has a special focus on Business Continuity, Disaster Management, and Emergency Preparedness, and has developed a unique Legal Risk Assessment Matrix which assists him in his legal risk assessments and related services.
Rosenblatt has been a guest speaker and / or lecturer at numerous conferences and conventions including MIT, FEMA/Homeland Security Annual Training Conference, and HSBC Bank Canada.
An active member of the community for over 17 years, Rosenblatt has acted as legal counsel to the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM) and for 2 years, the Chair of Hamilton Crime Stoppers. He has also served for the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers, Hamilton International Airport Community Advisory Board, Malloch Foundation and is a member of the Hamilton Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee (EPAC).
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