IT TAKES A LOT of business savvy for a
store to survive for more than a few years—
not to mention a century. But Curry’s Artists’
Materials, a small chain with 12 locations in
Ontario, has done just that.
One smart move that Curry’s makes is to
have its payroll processing done by NEBS
PAYweb.ca, available through Costco. The
online service handles all aspects of the complex payroll process for Curry’s 165 employees
from start to finish, accurately and securely.
“They know what they are doing and they
keep track of changing laws and requirements,”
says Jennifer Waye, human resources manager
for Curry’s. “It’s just much tidier to let them,
the experts, keep on top of things for us.”
NEBS PAYweb.ca makes payroll easy for
clients of all sizes, from one-person firms to
big companies. That includes processing
direct-deposit transactions, email pay stubs
and more, along with conducting P.I.E.R.
audits and tax reports.
Clients can see employees’ hours, gross
pay and net pay before closing, and it’s all
backed up by support specialists who can
answer any questions that arise. Also, businesses can access their payroll from anywhere
with an Internet connection.
The system has built-in protections to
keep data safe. For starters, the transactions use
an encryption process similar to online banking. Also, a disaster-recovery system ensures
that data is protected from natural disasters.
All employee information is held at a primary
data centre on NEBS PAYweb.ca’s Canadian
backup servers to give users peace of mind.
“Payroll can be a huge deduction from a
business owner’s time,” says Louis-Martin
Caron, services buyer for Costco. “But with
NEBS PAYweb.ca, they can free themselves to
grow their business and serve their customers.”
Rent a car
Waye agrees. Using the program “frees up
time to do our business,” she says, adding that
the service is very streamlined.
Curry’s has been in business since 1911,
when Fred Curry opened an art supply store in
downtown Toronto. A fourth generation of
the Curry family now runs the company and
has expanded it online (
in its first years of business, Curry’s builds its
success around commitment to quality, service and integrity.
Costco members enjoy discounts on setup fees and on every payroll processed through
NEBS PAYweb.ca. For details, go to Costco.ca,
click on “Services,” then on “Payroll Services,”
or call toll-free 1-877-772-9932—Tim Talevich
The art of business
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MANY PEOPLE ASSOCIATE renting a car
with business travel. But renting can be a
smart choice for vacations, too.
Keep that in mind if you’re planning a
trip this winter. Select Avis and Budget
vehicles are equipped with winter tires—
great for travel in wintry conditions. You
can also rent an SUV—convenient for carrying equipment on ski vacations. Add a
Garmin GPS unit and you’re ready to venture to places you’ve never been before.
Costco members save up to 25 per
cent off car rental rates to make winter
travels more affordable. Executive members save even more in a variety of ways.
Of course, these rates apply whether
you’re on vacation or on business—and
are available throughout the year.
“We’ve worked closely with Avis and
Budget to secure an excellent value on
vehicle rental rates,” comments Louis-
Martin Caron, Costco services buyer. “It’s
also important to note that these two com-
panies have outstanding records in cus-
Using the rental program is easy. Just
go to Costco.ca, select “Services” at the
top of the page, then “Car Rentals.” You
can streamline the process even further
by enrolling in Avis Preferred® or Budget
Fastbreak®. These programs enable you to
skip the line at the rental counter and go
directly to your pre-assigned vehicle.
Consider Avis and Budget for all of
your car rental needs. Together, Avis and
Budget operate 10,000 rental locations in
some 175 countries around the world. All
vehicles are 100 per cent smoke-free in
Canada and the U.S. Make sure to reserve
in advance during peak periods and holidays to ensure the availability of the vehicle you want.—TT
NEBS PAYweb.ca: Payroll made easy.
Curry’s is now run by the great-grandchildren of Fred Curry, who opened shop in
1911 in downtown Toronto. The business has expanded to 12 Ontario locations.