Mississauga Small Business of the Year 2014

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Dedicated Financial Solutions named Mississauga’s 2014 Small Business of the Year by Mississauga Board of Trade

Financial Planning firm to be honoured at 2014 Business Awards of Excellence ceremony at Mississauga Convention Centre next month

(Mississauga, ON – October 1, 2014) – Dedicated Financial Solutions, an independent financial planning company specializing in personal Wealth Management and financial services for small businesses, has been selected to receive the Mississauga Board of Trade’s (MBOT) prestigious Small Business of the Year Award.  The firm was selected from many noteworthy nominations received by MBOT for their 2014 Business Awards of Excellence.

When advising Dedicated Financial Solutions of their award, Mississauga Board of Trade President & CEO Sheldon Leiba stated, “Your nomination was the most distinctive in this Award category. We commend you on your outstanding commitment to business excellence.”

“We’re extremely proud and honoured to be named Mississauga’s Small Business of the Year,” said Dedicated Financial Solutions president, Jennifer Black. “I believe this is the first time that a Financial Planning operation has been so recognized.” A well-known media spokesperson for the financial industry and frequently quoted in national publications, Black will be making acceptance remarks at the 2014 Business Awards of Excellence presentation ceremony to be held on Thursday, November 20th at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

The Mississauga Board of Trade award is the latest in a number of recent accolades for Dedicated Financial Solutions. The company has earned the consumer’s Top Choice Award as Mississauga’s Top Financial Planner for the last two years. Black and her business partner Janet Baccarani have also been awarded ELITE™ status as one of the country’s premier financial advisor teams based on an independent survey of their customers by Elite Advisors Canada Inc. “We’ve built our company based on a philosophy of putting our client’s needs first, and customizing our service to meet those needs,” concludes partner Baccarani. “We’re very appreciative that our unique approach is being recognized.”

About Dedicated Financial Solutions

Dedicated Financial Solutions (DFS) is an independently owned and operated Financial Planning company based in Mississauga, and operating under Manulife Securities Incorporated. The firm is owned by company president Jennifer Black and vice

president Janet Baccarani, both Certified Financial Planners with over 27 years combined experience, managing a team of Financial Planning specialists.

DFS differs from most other financial advisors, since their focus is first determining their client’s personal or business goals, and then creating a customized financial plan that will deliver the best result in terms of what’s important to that individual client. This unique and customer-centric approach contributed to the achievement of some very significant milestones.  The company has earned the consumer’s Top Choice Award as Mississauga’s Top Financial Planner for the last two years. Baccarani and Black have been award ELITE™ status as one of the country’s premier financial advisor teams based on an independent survey of their customers by Elite Advisors Canada Inc.  Most recently, Dedicated Financial Solutions earned the Mississauga Board of Trade Business Award of Excellence as Small Business of the Year for 2014.

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