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January 07, 2019 Anniversary Wishes 5 comments

Good luck, and may success upon success accompany this business. Wishing the best of luck to you, my dear friend, on this super exciting new venture you.

When you want to tell someone their life achievement is worth celebrating, it’s typical to offer a note of congratulations.

Saying ‘congratulations’ can take many forms. Sometimes, we shorten the word to simply, ‘Congrats!’ Other times, it may be more appropriate to pen a long, thorough message that showcases how proud you are.

Whatever the case—be it a finished marathon, a major promotion, a new baby, or even a small victory like pulling a grade up from a C to an A—writing a congratulations message is a fantastic way to express your feelings and give praise.

As long as you pay attention to the recipient’s milestone, your words of congratulations will let them know you truly care about their success. Who knows, your heartfelt message might just make their day!

Since we’ve been focusing on writing how-to’s all month long, here are our tips for giving hearty congratulations throughout every stage of life.

Wedding Wishes

A wedding is a massive milestone in any person’s life, which puts the pressure on you to write something extra-special in your wedding card. Don’t worry! Here are some ideas to get you started . . .

  • I’m so happy to celebrate this special day with the two of you. Congrats!
  • You both are a wonderful example of what true love looks like. Congratulations on the start of your new chapter together!

New Baby Congratulations

There’s a new addition to the family, and it’s a small bundle of joy! Let your friend, coworker, or family member know how excited you are to meet the baby and, of course, see pictures. You could begin your congratulations message with . . .

  • Congrats on your little miracle! Wishing your family plenty of love, health, and happiness now and throughout life.
  • Wishing you and your newborn all the best—and plenty of sleep! Congrats on the safe arrival of your bundle of joy. 

Congrats to the New Grad

Graduating is a big deal at any age, as it’s often the culminating moment of years of hard work. How can you encapsulate a person’s educational achievements in words? Here are two good places to start . . .

  • Congrats, grad! I am so proud of you for reaching this milestone and can’t wait to see what you do next.
  • Congratulations on your graduation day! Wishing you all the success in the world as you begin your next adventure.

Still Stuck? A Simple Congratulations Guide

If you’re still lost for words, these tips can make it easier to write a message of congratulations, no matter who’s on the receiving end.

1Start strong. There’s one word you can always count on as you begin singing your praises. You probably guessed it: Congratulations! By congratulating your recipient from the very start, your note will already be on target with what you want to say.
2Be personal. Everyone loves a hand-written compliment! After you say congrats, tell the recipient how proud you are of them and remind them why they deserve this. Acknowledge the specific achievement and add in some extra congratulations words.
3End with a heartfelt closing. Offer your well-wishes for their continued success or new chapter, and you’re all set!

The goal of any congratulations message is to show the recipient you care—and to make them feel extra-special! Words go a long way in expressing our deepest sentiments, and congratulatory words are no exception.

What are your favorite ways to say congratulations at every milestone?

 

Congratulations to business partner on success, new job, promotion, new business, next venture, happy birthday, wishes for good business or business.

Good Luck Messages and Sayings

best wishes for success in business

During special occasions such as birthdays and weddings, whether within family or friends, giving our best wishes has become an unofficial tradition. It’s unofficial since there’s really no rule to follow, rather it’s something that we naturally do for our loved ones. We express our concern and love through giving gifts along with our best wishes. We do not just do this during special events but also when a person dear to us is sick and we want them to know we’re praying for their fast healing.

It’s a beautiful thing to do this because it reminds the person how important they are in our lives and that we will always wish them well in whatever they’re going through in life. Aside from writing our best wishes using cards, it can also be done in person or in a face to face conversation.

There are a lot of cards sold in stores these days containing pre-written best wishes with different designs, lengths, and prices. Although buying a card saves us time, it’s more personal and extra special if we do handwritten wishes for our loved ones. It doesn’t matter if you copy the quotes from the internet, as long as it’s what your heart says. If we are sincere, our loved one will surely appreciate our effort. If you also give your best wishes through a speech, everyone will be able to see your honesty which is sometimes much better than expensive gifts. Wishing someone the best is something we should be doing all the time because it’s a great way to show kindness and love to everyone.

You might want to take a look at the long list of best wishes quotes we prepared for people like you who are having a difficult time looking for the right words to write or say. We hope you like them and please let your special someone know that we wish them well too!

Good Luck and Best Wishes Quotes

1. And here’s wishing you the very best for all the new ventures, that life has in store for you.

 

2. I find my heart singing a chorus at your happy news. Good luck to you during this joyous time.

 

3. Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens.

 

4. Don’t be afraid of moving forward. The future is bright.

 

5. Good luck and tons of best wishes. God bless you in whatever you do. This is my heartiest wish just for you.

 

6. Here’s wishing you success in everything you do. Good luck.

 

7. Success comes only to those who believe in themselves and are prepared to win. Good Luck.

 

8. I wish nothing but the best for you.

 

9. Moving on to a new stage in life can be a challenging process. We wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors, you will be great.

 

10. It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. All the best.

 

11. Good luck to you as you move onto the next stage in your life. Without a doubt, you will continue to have success in all areas.

 

12. May success be with you, always. Wishing you good luck.

 

13. May you do well and come out with flying colors. All the best.

 

14. May you fly high in life & success be with you always.

 

15. Try a little harder to be a little better. All the best.

 

16. The future is bright and beautiful. Love it, strive for it and work for it.

 

17. My heart is filled with joy at the sound of your good news. Best of luck to you dear friend.

 

18. Be strong as you fight your way to success, the difficulty you face is nothing compared to the joy of success.

 

19. Good luck to you as you move toward the next chapter life brings your way.

 

20. Good luck and tons of best wishes. God bless you in whatever you do. This is my heartiest wish just for you.

 

21. If you can dream it, you can do it. Best wishes for your bright future.

22. I wish you all the success, happiness, and joy in life.

 

23. You have worked incredibly hard. Good luck. We are proud of you.

 

24. Don’t look back. For a bright future is ahead of you.

 

25. You have proven yourself to be a very skilled individual who has the capacity to do great things with their life. Continue to make us proud as you face new challenges and adventures.

 

26. Dream Big. Sparkle More. Shine Bright.

 

27. A little smile, a word of cheer, a bit of love from someone near, a little gift from one held dear, best wishes for the coming year. These make a merry Christmas. – John Greenleaf Whittier

28. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe, best wishes for your exam. – Ralph Chaplin

29. Keep your best wishes and your biggest goals close to your heart and dedicate time to them every day. If you truly care about what you do and you work diligently at it, there’s almost nothing you can’t accomplish. – Melchor Lim

30. Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens. – Tony Deliso

31. A birthday wish you should make when you blow out the candles on your cake, but this special year that I’ve known you, I’d like to make ‘my’ wish come true. The friends we are now will continue forever, as the girl I know now might be my best friend forever. – Leanne Davis

32. Luck is yours wishes are mine. Let your future always shine. Best of Luck. – Ralph Chaplin

33. I am glad to hear that you are starting your own business after the excellent work experience. My Good Wishes are always with you. – Ralph Chaplin

 

34. Best wishes to you on your birthday may the day be filled with happiness, a day that’s so special for you and memories you will cherish. – Susan Smith

35. Best wishes to you as you progress from one stage in life to another. While this can be a difficult time, the results that you will achieve are worth all of the hard work that you will put in. – Rajesh Mankar

36. Here is the best wish for the new year: Let there be more freedom of thought throughout the world! Fields need rain; truths need freedom of thought. – Mehmet Murat ildan

 

37. You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore but let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. – Kahlil Gibran

38. I wish you for all your dreams of tomorrow, I wish you’re having faith they all come true. I wish you all these things–but remember, sometimes wishes and dreams are all up to you. – Ralph Chaplin

39. I wish I had it in my power to furnish you with accommodation I should feel proud to do it, shall be happy to hear from you at anytime when you engagements will allow you an hour and remain with best wishes for yourself, family and circuit.      – John Hawley

40. My anxious recollections, my sympathetic feeling, and my best wishes are irresistibly excited whensoever, in any country, I see an oppressed nation unfurl the banners of freedom. – George Washington

 

41. Hope your burdens are feeling lighter, and each day is a little bit brighter.

42. I am thrilled to know that luck has finally found you. Warmest wishes my friend.

43. We dropped by to say we will miss you lots. All the best to you.

44. I believe in you. Good Luck.

45. May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.

 

46. May Good luck pursue you each morning and night.

47. Sending you good luck vibes.

48. Changing the face can change nothing, but facing the change can change everything. Good Luck.

49. May your good luck be always good.

50. Sending this lucky butterfly to shower you with love, luck & blessings.

 

51. You have worked incredibly hard. Good luck. We are proud of you.

52. The way in which you approach a challenge is exemplary. May you make it happen. Good Luck.


53. May God be kind, generous and rewarding. Good Luck.

54. As long as you have hard work in your stride good Luck will always
be by your side.

55. You deserve it, go for it. Good Luck.

56. Good luck with all your efforts. May you get what you truly deserve.

 

57. My good wishes are always with you. Go for it.

58. The road may seem rough, life may seem tough, but for a smooth sailing, my good luck wishes are enough.

59. May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun. And find your shoulder to light on.To bring you luck, happiness and riches. Today, tomorrow and beyond.

60. May your troubles be less and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.

61. Best of Luck for success to be there with you in every walk of life. May all the dreams that your heart hold, dear, come true. And may each day of life bring the best for you. All The Best.

 

62. I want to wish you good luck in whatever you do, may you get all things new, you have done your best in case. You will definitely win the race of life so just a little strive, and you would be there. You will get your fair share so do your best you can and you will get the plan.

63. Happiness doesn’t stay in your life for long. So when you have it, enjoy it to the fullest. Wishing you all the best.

 

64. Happiness is always in your life, may God prosper happiness, wealth and good luck forever in your life.

 

65. Luck is for the lazy. Success is for those who work hard.

 

66. A champion is scared of losing while everyone else is scared of winning.

 

67. There will be no success without hardship. All the best.

 

68. Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them! Best wishes for your future.

 

69. Sending well wishes and plenty of sunshine your way to brighten up your day.

 

70. You are a truly talented person and I wish you well throughout your life.

 

71. May you always get what you want and may you be at the right place. I wish you a very good luck for the future and may you have a wonderful life with no worries.

 

72. Good Luck. Hope you enjoy your new life.

 

73. The best time for new beginnings is now. All the best.

 

74. Do your best. That’s all you can do!

 

75. May you always walk the glorious road to success. All the best in life. May you achieve greatness and touch all your dreams.

 

76. Your effort is sure to win. Keep up the spirit.

 

77. Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. All the best.

 

78. Close your eyes and make a wish.

 

79. May you get all your wishes but one, so you always have something to strive for. – An Irish Blessing

80. The universe works in crazy ways. Your good luck will come in waves, and so does your bad, so you have to take the good with the bad and press forward. – Nick Cummins

 

81. If I have to wish you something, I would have to say have a very nice day.


82. May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May Good luck pursue you each morning and night.

 

83. May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun. And find your shoulder to light on. To bring you luck, happiness and riches. Today, tomorrow and beyond.

 

84. The good luck you have made for yourself is an inspiration to many. May it continue throughout your life.

 

85. I wish you a very happy life ahead in which you do not need to worry about anything. May you get all the thing you want in life. Best Wishes Always.

 

86. If we had one wish for you on this special day it would be: May the best of your past be the worst of your future. – Catherine Pulsifer

 

87. May the sun always shine on your window pane; may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. – Irish Proverb

 

88. Good luck is a residue of preparation. – Jack Youngblood

89. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France

 

90. Here are best wishes that your profession brings satisfaction, and pride to you always.  

 

91. Best wishes that your new degree will be a source of success you so richly deserve.


92. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

 

93. And in today already walks tomorrow. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

94. You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. – Richard Bach

 

95. Fear not for the future, weep not for the past. – Percy Blythe Shelley

 

96. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. – Henry David Thoreau

97. When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened. – John M. Richardson

 

98. Happy Graduation! Make a difference, live the dream, relish the adventure and stand strong.

 

99. You’re off to great places! Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way. – Dr. Seuss

100. We wanted to wish you well during this very special time in your life.

 

101. Never doubt your abilities for a moment in life. Wish you good luck and all the best.

 

102. If you can’t see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.

 

103. Sending best wishes to hope to show that how much I love you.

 

104. From all of us to you, we wish you well and hope that all of your dreams come true.

 

105. Luck is yours, greetings are mine, you get every success and let your future always shine. Best Wishes & Greetings.

 

106. Wish you the very best in everything as you deserve nothing less.

 

107. Wishing your dreams begin to come true, and every tomorrow be happy for you.

 

108. As you start this new journey in life, may every day hold wonderful experiences.

 

109. Be brave to let go of the past. And fight for the present that you deserve. A better future is always yours.

 

110. Here’s wishing you all the best for your endeavors in the coming year.

 

111. Don’t stress. Do your best. Forget the rest.

 

112. If you keep working as hard in the future, nothing can stop you. All the best.

 

113. We wish you all the very best for your future life. May everything that you do make you happy and rise.

 

114. Good luck. Hope everything turns out to be simply great for you.

 

115. Only you can control your future.

 

116. Every sunset gives us one day less to live! But every sunrise gives us one day more to hope. So, hope for the Best. Good Day.

 

117. If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.

 

118. The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings. – Dave Weinbaum

 

119. Don’t be afraid to move on and start a new chapter.

 

120. Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

 

121. Don’t wait. Make memories today. Celebrate your life.

 

122. Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.

 

123. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

 

124. Sending you good luck vibes.

 

125. Your future will always be bright when you stay focused optimistic and confident.

 

126. Follow your dreams. Never say never.

 

127. Smile knowing that good luck has finally found you. Wishing you plenty of joy, happiness, and health.

 

128. Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a brand new opportunity to rebuild what you truly want.

 

129. Just remember – when you think all is lost, the future remains.

130. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

 

131. I just took a trip to your future in my time machine, and it looks bright. All the best.

 

132. I’m making a prediction that you are going to keep being awesome.

 

133. Good seasons start with good beginnings.

 

134. Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

135. You will never win if you never begin.

 

136. Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

 

137. Start wherever you are and start small. All the best.

 

138. So happy to hear your wonderful news. Here’s to wishing you the best of luck.

 

139. May all your dreams come true.

 

140. Don’t ever change. Stay as amazing as you are, my friend

141. Here’s to the sweetest and loveliest person I know. Happy birthday.

 

142. You will meet many people in life who will hate you much. But you have to stand strong and straight and you have to be yourself. Define yourself with how strong you stand at that time. Good luck, have a happy life.

143. Being failure or loser is totally up to you. Just remember one thing that the failure is a defeat for the loser and it is nothing less than inspiration for the winners. Get inspired by your failure and get success next time. I wish you the best of luck and may you be a winner every time in life.

144. Wishing you strength to face every problem, joy and happiness to enjoy your wonderful life, love to make life beautiful, talent to make life good and worth living, and a very happy life. Best of luck my dear.

145. They say that successful people are those who dream big, but I believe that they not only believe but their actions are more important in their success. They do hard work to get their desires and to change their dreams into a reality. I wish you strength and a good luck in life.

146. If your good luck is with you, all the good things happen to you in life. You get happiness, friends, love and success in life. Best of luck to achieve your desires.

 

147. You may be hurt sometimes, you may fail and lose sometimes. You may not get what you want, but never stop thinking good and struggling. By struggles, you will get everything you want. This is the real success. I wish you good luck with your tasks.

148. Success is never permanent and it comes to only those people who try again and who do not wait and hesitate. It comes to those people who are ready to do anything. I wish you the best of luck. May you have a successful life ahead.

149. Success may be for some time but what you have achieved will always be yours and will stay with you forever. Work hard to achieve things, it may take your time today but you will cherish it tomorrow. Good luck to you dear.

150. Actions are much more important than dreams in order to achieve something really great. You must have a proper plan for how to achieve it. And the most important thing is that you must believe yourself that you can do it. I wish you good luck with all the things you have to achieve.

151. Yes, no perfect life is there. But it can be made perfect by having lots of perfect moments and celebrating them. Best of luck dear

 

152. Life is not perfect but you can make it perfect yourself. All you need to make your life perfect is love, happiness, laughter and lots of luck. I wish you the best of luck for a perfect life with happiness all the way.

153. They say that you need oxygen to live. But I believe that there are some other things without which life will be so difficult. Those important things are love, happiness and most importantly Luck. Luck is very important to survive in life. I wish you the best of luck in all your life. May you have a great life ahead.

154. Never stop believing in yourself. Never think of quitting in life. You can do everything and you can get through every problem if you don’t quit and if you have belief in yourself. I will always be there for you to help you out whenever you need me and I will stand beside you every time. Wishing you the best of luck for the future.

155. Be prepared for any kind of tasks every time. Always believe in yourself. If you follow these two things then you will surely get success in every field of life. I hope that you win each task and you have a very happy life. Have a best of luck in all your life.

156. Never ever think of quitting. Think about winning and you will win for sure. Keep on running and struggling and then there is no force that can stop you from getting success in life. Have courage and belief in yourself and then go ahead and face every problem with all the courage. Then nothing can stop you from winning. Best of luck to you my friend.

157. My prayers and best wishes are always with you. May you have a very good luck. You can make your future bright and shining when you will believe in yourself and never think of quitting. Good luck with everything you do!

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Messages of Support

best wishes for success in business

Doing anything for 25 years is tough. Building a company that has SAMCI’s reputation is really tough. Helping companies navigate through Ottawa and our various levels of Government is an important job. You should be very proud of your business and what you have done to make other people successful.


Most importantly, you have done all this stuff with style and grace – and really nice clothes!


I treasure your friendship and appreciate all that you have done to help my own business. I wish you all the best in the years ahead. Warmest of warm wishes.


Graham Carter
President and CEO CAP Advisors Inc.



25 years goes very quickly when you are busy and successful. Congratulations on your great achievement with SAMCI!


Your contribution as a member of the Marsh Canada advisory board is much appreciated. Keep up the good work!


Paul O’Donaghue
Chairman, Advisory Board
Marsh Canada

Susan, I recall first meeting you in the late eighties. You were lobbying for the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Shortly thereafter, I read John Sawatsky’s book The Insiders. There you were again, this time with his description of what caused you to embark on a tremendously successful lobbying career. He says it very well:

"Her stint at Queen’s Park convinced her that business carried such ill-conceived notions of government and came so poorly prepared that it usually lost out to smart, well-prepared public-interest groups like Pollution Probe."

The lack of understanding between business and government bothered her. She couldn’t understand how corporations operating in a country like Canada, with such a strong history of government intervention, could lag behind virtually every other country in awareness of public policy … She happened to be a blonde bombshell who at first blush seemed better suited for a beauty contest than a boardroom; her petite size, soft voice, and shy manner seemed unlikely to persuade a hard-headed chief executive officer that he needed her expensive advice.

"… She started her lobbing career working on what was until then the largest corporate refinancing in Canadian history, and in doing so showed that she was determined, shrewd, and brimming with down-to-earth common sense."

In 1990, when the opportunity arose, the decision to work with you was quite straightforward. We enjoyed and shared many successes including auto insurance, pensions, energy, labour and tax. These victories came from hard work, sound strategy, solid execution and your constant belief that the impossible was in fact very possible! It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years. Susan, you have aged much more gracefully than I. I wish you all the best, and I am very proud to have been a small part of those 25 years!


George Cooke

President & CEO

Dominion of Canada General Insurance Co.



It gives me great delight to congratulate you on your 25 years of success at SAMCI. What an accomplishment! Such an achievement truly speaks to your vision, integrity, leadership and commitment in a highly competitive and challenging field. Susan, through your friendship with McMaster University, we have also been a privileged recipient of these same outstanding qualities.

Success is often defined as the achievement of personal goals and the attainment of wealth, but the success of SAMCI demonstrates that it can also be measured by the degree to which an organization seeks to make a positive difference by applying the highest personal business ethics. Indeed, it is immensely satisfying to see a person succeed who is so cognizant of the greater good and defines success as giving back to her community.

You have given so generously of your time to many worthy endeavours in the realms of business, culture, health and academics. Indeed, your contribution to our Board of Governors speaks to your willingness to bring your intellect, professionalism and leadership to help our University achieve its mission.

Your dedication to helping others achieve their dreams, including our own students who benefit from the Ruth Murray Memorial Bursary, is a daily demonstration of your commitment to make the world a better place. It is an honour and a privilege to include you as a friend of McMaster University. I wish you many, many more years of success. With warm personal regards,


Peter George

President and Vice-Chancellor

McMaster University



Happy Anniversary SAMCI and Susan! Thank you SAMCI for being so good at what you do. With your expertise and support we managed to transform our AGH into one of Canada’s leading art galleries. Working with you was truly a pleasure, which we hope to be able to renew one day. With all best wishes,


Louise Dompierre

President and CEO

Art Gallery of Hamilton



On behalf of the constituents I represent and the Government of Ontario, I wish to extend my congratulations to Susan Murray, as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SAMCI, and your team as you mark this special milestone in your life. I wish you continued success.

Through your values and leadership, SAMCI has developed a reputation for integrity and an ethical approach to serving the public interest in government relations. It gives me great pleasure to commend you on your quality efforts.

I would also like to recognize and thank you for sharing your expertise with Ontarians in your volunteer capacities. The Government of Ontario proudly supports all volunteer initiatives and takes measures to encourage and strengthen the volunteer sector. I applaud your volunteering spirit and efforts for helping to make our province a better place to live for all Ontarians. On behalf of the Government of Ontario, best wishes



Monte Kwinter

Former Minister of Community Safety

and Correctional Services, Ontario



Congratulations on 25 years of contribution to the business life of Canada. Your business integrity and creativity are exceeded only by your great sense of humanity and concern for the broader Canadian community. I join your many friends and associates in saying, “Bravo, the best is yet to come."


Hon. Brian Tobin

Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

1996 - 2000

Former federal Minister

1993 – 1996, 2000 – 2002



I commend you for the enterprise and hard work that have brought a quarter-century of accomplishment to SAMCI and have helped to build our province’s business sector. Take pride in your entrepreneurial excellence and the role it has played in building strong and prosperous communities in Ontario. May the years ahead bring further success.



Hon. Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

2003 –



When I think of Susan Murray I think of a politically astute leader who has a deep sense of both the economic and social agendas of this great country. Susan embodies the essence of enlightened, compassionate leadership and has quietly gone about making Canada a better place. I am honoured to have known her for so many, many years and to have learned a great deal from the best! Best wishes Susan.

Charles Coffey

Retired Executive Vice President

Royal Bank



What an awesome milestone! Congratulations on 25 years and to be so young. This couldn’t happen to a nicer person and a better organization. Well done and best wishes to another 25 years.


George Irwin

Chairman and CEO

iToys Inc.



I first encountered Susan Murray when we both apprenticed at Queen’s Park, but it wasn’t until 1990 that we formally worked together.

In December of that year Susan assumed the chairmanship of the National Ballet School’s board of directors, and one of her first acts was to confirm my appointment as the School’s co-director in charge of administration.

In those days, the National Ballet School was in desperate financial straits, with an operating deficit that had grown to seven digits---annually. I was soon submitting applications to various government departments to help cover the shortfall, and not surprisingly, the answers came back consistently “No”.

What was surprising, though, was Susan’s reaction. “Don’t worry, Bob,” Susan would say. “They really meant ‘Yes’. They just need a bit of time to correct the letter.” In the age of “No Means No,” this sounded shockingly heretical -- but what a lesson the subsequent months provided.

Step by step, Susan built the case for how the School was fulfilling the will and mandate of the Department, the Minister, even the Government as a whole. Ministers are busy people, she would say, and it is perfectly reasonable that from time to time they aren’t able to catch minor errors – like their staff’s presenting them with the wrong letter for signature. We need to be generous, she would say, and help governments do better.

As counter-intuitive as it sounds, this strategy worked -- again, and again, and again. I, too, began to treat “No” as a breakthrough response, evidence that on any particular issue government was prepared to take action, weigh alternatives, and make decisions.

Little wonder, then, that Susan and the firm she founded have been able to attract the respect and confidence of so many people both within and outside government, and find a true balance between the art and science of professional suasion.


Robert Sirman

Director

Canada Council for the Arts



Congratulations to you on SAMCI's 25th birthday. Well do I remember your contribution to the General Services Sectoral Advisory Group on Internal Trade (SAGIT) years ago. You displayed a keen strategic sense, broad understanding of public policy and knowledge of how to interact effectively with governments - all components of SAMIC's success. May you and the SAMCI team continue to contribute for many years.


Gail Cook-Bennett

Chair, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board



If you’ve been in business 25 years, you must have started the company as some kind of high school project. Your energy and enthusiasm – and certainly your youthful look – have not diminished at all over the many years we have worked together.

Your knowledge of how Canadian government, at the federal, provincial and local levels, works and can be influenced, and the respect and affection so many key officials have for you personally, have certainly convinced us that you are the “go to” person to get things done north of the border for our clients.

You and your team are consummate professionals and we have always had the utmost confidence in your abilities and keen sense of how to operate in the most highly ethical manner.

As far as we’re concerned, SAMCI comes as close to the ideal when judging public affairs firms as possible. All of us here at MultiState Associates congratulate you on this important milestone and we look forward to continuing our mutually beneficial relationship over many more years ahead.


Steven Markowitz

Chairman and Principal

MultiState Associates Inc.

New York



I certainly remember when I first encountered you. It was in the context of a visit of the President of the United States to Ottawa.

For some reason, it had been suggested that the President ought to visit the office of one of your clients in Ottawa. Visits of Presidents are consuming experiences, and all we needed was another event complete with motorcade, RCMP, Secret Service, etc. But we worked it out only to see it cancelled – perfect!

However, I did discover that you were a political junkie. This was wonderful because I was then the Counselor for Political Affairs at the US Embassy in Ottawa – the head US political junkie. Out of this grew a friendship which has continued to this day.

So congratulations on keeping SAMCI afloat, effective and prosperous for 25 years. Clearly a Washington office is coming soon. With my best wishes,

Dwight Mason

Senior Associate

Center for Strategic Studies

Washington



Susan, my heartfelt congratulations to you upon the 25th anniversary of SAMCI. Your leadership, vision, passion and professionalism have been obvious to me in the past few years that I have known you and worked with you. You and SAMCI thrive in a highly competitive environment, and I believe that to be testimonial in itself to you. All my best to you, Susan, as you celebrate this fantastic milestone, and I wish you all the best going forward.


Jim Irving, Director

Government Relations and Strategic Affairs

Johnson & Johnson Medical Products



I've had the pleasure of knowing Susan for over 20 years and in my humble opinion there are many reasons why Susan and SAMCI succeed year after year.

Susan provides all who will listen with an honest and well researched perspective on issues of interest, particularly in the public sector. Her sincerity and commitment to excellence in all she does give all who have the pleasure of knowing her the confidence to confide in her and seek and her counsel.

Beyond the business she is just a fabulous person who enjoys everyday of her life and shares this joy with the many friends and colleagues who are blessed to know her. Every time I know that I'm going to meet with Susan I can expect a smile and encouragement. Who can ask for more than that?


Jim Chapman

Vice President

Corporate Business Group

Dell Canada



What a pleasure it is to be sending you a note of congratulations not only for the creation of SAMCI, but also for keeping it relevant and successful for 25 years.

You defeated all the odds, as we all know that business ventures simply do not have long life spans. That you were able to beat those odds is a testament to your talent, tenacity and determination. It also speaks to the considerable value you brought to your clients - me included.

Thanks for that. Reflecting on your accomplishments also reminds me that more than 30 years have passed since we first met at Western and we were asking ourselves what we were going to do when we grew up – it hardly seems possible … Wishing you another 25 years of success.


Joanne De Laurentiis

President & CEO

Investment Funds Institute of Canada



It seems like yesterday. Congratulations on your success over 25 years, Susan. Integrity goes a long way.


Lee Richardson

Member of Parliament

Calgary Centre



Congratulations on achieving a significant business milestone – SAMCI’s 25th anniversary. As you know, SAMCI helped pave the way for Segways in Ontario, and for that everyone at Segway Inc. is extremely grateful.

Everyone at Segway Inc. wishes you the very best and that the years to come will bring as much if not more success to you and SAMCI!


Matt Dailida

Director, Government Affairs

Segway Inc.



Congratulations on SAMCI's 25th anniversary! Thanks to your wise counsel and leadership, the MS Society has been able to put issues that are vital to people with MS in front of key decision makers. With SAMCI's help, we are making a difference.


Yves Savoie

President & Chief Executive

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Deanna Groetzinger

Vice President

Government Relations and Policy

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada



Congratulations on SAMCI's 25th. On behalf of Mitch and the rest of the Visa Canada team, thank you for the valuable assistance and advice you provided to Visa.



Derek Fry

President

Visa Canada Association



Congratulations on 25 years since founding SAMCI. I know from my experience of starting Burgundy 16 years ago how really satisfying starting your own business can be. You have a lot to be proud of and I bet your best days are yet ahead of you.


Tony Arrell

Chairman and CEO

Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.



Congratulations on SAMCI's 25th anniversary. The growth and success of SAMCI is largely due to your strong and capable leadership skills. Your values and business acumen have helped SAMCI achieve this landmark.

Congratulations and wishing you many more successful years ahead!


Jean-Luc Meunier

Vice President, Operations

Central Canada

Mac’s Convenience Stores


Susan, you’re the best.

Hon. David Peterson

Premier of Ontario

1985 – 1990



Congratulations Susan on 25 years of providing leadership through SAMCI. You have always provided exceptional service to your clients.


Graham Scott

Senior Partner

McMillan Binch Mendelsohn, LLP



I was a client of SAMCI for a number of years and was always impressed with the team Susan had assembled. Their professionalism and success is, by extension, a reflection of her good judgement and management skill.


Michael J.Quaranta
Former Directer of Government Affairs, Experian
Chief of Staff
Congressman Michael N. Castle


I just want to say congratulations on this great achievement of 25 years in business. You don't seem old enough to have achieved this milestone.

Christopher Bunting
STS Capital Partners - London
Former president, Weber Shandwick

Someone with your determination and cunningness is bound to succeed. We're all so proud of you and wish you all the best, at every step!.

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