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April 17, 2012: The Toronto Star: Trash Talk: Why not put a cork in it? Jelinek Cork and the Cork House in Ontario, Canada have been recycling natural cork stoppers for years. Learn more about cork recycling, cork conservation and how buying and using natural cork is helping preserve the remarkable cork oak forests. More ...
April 11, 2012: The Telegraph: Green Living: eco friendly flooring. Read about the latest eco products including eco-friendly flooring by Jelinek Cork UK.
April 9, 2012: Whisky Advocate Blog. Lew Bryson's wrap up on ADI's Craft Spirit Conference. Jelinek Cork USA was proud to be in attendence at this conference.
Special Jelinek cork mosaic offer on jillianharris.com Jelinek cork mosaic is a unique wall and floor covering made from discarded wine stoppers. Check it out & get the promo code (good only until March 27, 2012) at jillianharris.com.
March 21, 2012: Pop some cork into your home via Molly Sims blog. Find out more about Jelinek Cork mosaic on mollysims.com. There is even a promotional code to help "pop some cork into your home".
February 28, 2012: Fishing season is quickly approaching. If you missed us in North Carolina this weekend, you can check out our cork fishing accessories right here on the corkstore. We have a fine selection of cork rings and floats.
December 27, 2011: Jelinek Cork special cork fabric size for Vogue Patterns readers is now online. The special cork fabric unit (20" x 54") is enough for a small bag or tote. Also designed to be used for McCall's Pattern M6577 - and other McCall's, Butterick and Vogue Patterns, as applicable. Find the material online at corkstore.com. You can read about cork fabric and find patterns in the Feb/March 2012 issue of Vogue Patterns magazine.
December 14, 2011: Sonny Jelinek discusses cork and more in St. Maarten. Sonny Jelinek, of Jelinek Cork Group, had the opportunity to discuss entrepreneurship, success, and of course ... cork, with delegates of the Victorious Living Foundation in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten. Photo ...
December 8, 2011: Check out our post on Ty Pennington's blog. Looking for cork for your home? From walls, floors and other home decor, Jelinek Cork has it - all made of cork. Read all about it on typennington.com
December 2011: Visit our YouTube channel for craft ideas with corks and kids. Looking for craft ideas to do with your kids over the holidays. We have a few ideas on our YouTube channel including making a Santa out of a recycled wine cork. If you are looking for cork for crafts, the corkstore.com has a mixed bag which is great for crafting.
November 25 - 28, 2011: 20% off sale at corkstore.com and the Cork House. Jelinek Cork, corkstore.com and the Cork House wish you a wonderful holiday season. Enter code corkthanks11 when purchasing online for 20% off retail pricing on orders over $25 this Friday through Monday - 4 days only.
November 14, 2011: The holiday season brings new products to the Cork House, Jelinek Cork Canada's showroom. With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Cork House is in full swing to bring its customers some new, unique cork gift items. From stockings made of Jelinek cork fabric, to wreaths and candle holders of recycled cork stoppers, the Cork House has some creative gift ideas. Stop in - we'd love to show you around.
October 20, 2011: Jelinek Cork launches updated webstore: corkstore.com Our newly re-designed corkstore.com was created with the customer in mind. Products on this site are much easier to find, images (though always a work in progress) and descriptions will help the customer see and understand what they are purchasing. From wine corks and recycled stoppers to cork flooring and cork underlayment, the corkstore.com has it all. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please let us know and we'll be happy to help you out.
June, 2011: This past summer Jelinek Cork Group held their annual company conference in Portugal. The conference proved to be a great success, focusing primarily on customer service and relationships. It was attended by company representatives from Canada, USA, UK, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, and of course the host country of Portugal
July 24, 2011: One year later and Jelinek Cork is going strong. A year after Jelinek Cork Canada experienced a major fire at one of the warehouses, the future is looking bright. The warehouse has been reorganized and is now functioning very efficiently, a new cloud computing program has been implemented helping reduce the risk of data loss, staff is excited and the company is moving forward. The future is bright for Jelinek Cork and here's to a fresh start for the newly revamped warehouse!
April 23, 2011: Jelinek Cork contributes to Anthropologie Earth Day Cork Window Displays. Anthropologie stores used hundreds of thousands of recycled, renewable, real wine cork stoppers sent by Jelinek Cork to create parts of their fascinating window display. Jelinek Cork contributed these recycled corks via our partnership with the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance (CFCA) and its Cork ReHarvest program. Images and more...
January 30, 2011: Jelinek Cork and the Euroline Appliances booth at IDS 2011. Visit our Facebook page to see some photos from IDS 2011 in Toronto, Ontario.
January 2, 2011: The
Weather Network takes a closer look at cork.
October 25, 2010: CTV Canada AM with Karl Lohnes. Stylish cork for the home. Karl Lohnes discusses cork, the cork harvest and cork products.
October 19, 2010: CBC
October 8, 2010: InsideHALTON.com
October 5, 2010:The Decor(k) mobile showroom is coming
to the Cork House!
October 1, 2010: Jelinek Cork is proud to sponsor the TEDxOakville conference at Sheridan College. The theme of this one day conference is "Can an individual in Oakville really make a difference and change the world?" and we're honoured to have our very own Sonny Jelinek MC this event.
September 30 - October 3, 2010: The Cork House / Jelinek
Cork at the Toronto Fall Home Show.
September 20, 2010: House of Cork by Henry Jelinek
IV is released.
September 1, 2010: The Decor(k) tour is launched in
New York City's Herald Square.
August 2010: Check out the new products at the Cork
September 30 - October 3rd, 2010: Jelinek Cork and
The Cork House will be at the Toronto Fall Home Show.
August 3, 2010: Jelinek Cork Group opens distribution
warehouse on Third Line in Oakville, Ontario.
July 23, 2010: Business as usual at Jelinek Cork despite
fire at one location.
May 8, 2010: Jelinek Cork flooring installed in Oakville,
Ontario's first certified "Greenhouse" by Greenbilt Homes.
April 2010: Jelinek Cork along with partners Cork ReHarvest
and Whole Foods Markets now recycle cork stoppers in the USA,
Canada and the UK.
March 21, 2010: The Toronto Star.
February 2010: St. James Elementary School in Oakville, Ontario is recycling corks! We are happy to see St. James Elementary School is recycling wine corks! Well done! For information on cork recycling, contact us.
February 4, 2010: Surfaces 2010, Las Vegas, NV.
February 1, 2010: Interior Decorating with Cork
January 2010: Jelinek Cork in now on Youtube!
December 2009: Jelinek Cork is pleased to be a part of Cork ReHarvest. Cork ReHarvest is a national recycled cork program with Jelinek Cork being the designated recycler for the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada. Please contact us for details. Donations of used wine corks are accepted by us or Whole Foods Markets.
December 7, 2009: www.corkstore.co.uk
November 13, 2009: The Cork House now offers an eco-friendly painting service. The Cork House in Oakville is happy to offer a one-stop shop for your green living, home decor needs. In addition to flooring and wall covering installations, we now offer painting services as well. A fresh coat of paint, a beautiful cork floor - we can do it all for you. Our professional painters will come to your home with a free consultation and estimate. For more information, contact the Cork House.
October 2009: Apartment Therapy
September 17, 2009: Sonny Jelinek welcomed as incoming Chair of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce at Oakville's most prestigious business event of the year - the 55th Annual Chair's dinner. More...
August 23, 2009: Jelinek Cork sponsors U9 Oakville Soccer Club festival day. Jelinek Cork was honored to be a sponsor for the Oakville Soccer Club's "U9 Jelinek Festival Day 2009". More...
July 2009: Jelinek Cork's Jean Cristoff product line on display at the International Fashion Fair, Tokyo, Japan. The Jean Cristoff collection of handbags, purses and accessories all made of cork was very well received at Tokyo's International Fashion Fair. Photo
July 18, 2009: Jelinek Cork participates in 1st Annual Environmental Awareness Day. Jelinek Cork helped pick up trash and tidy up Oakville in Oakville, ON's 1st Annual Environmental Awareness Day. Recycling electonics was offered, hybrid cars were on display, there was entertainment and food - a big success. "Learn how to make this planet a greener place"! Photos
July 10-12, 2009: Jelinek Cork items on display at Carabram '09 - Brampton's Multicultural Festival. Jelinek Cork will be lending the Portuguese contingent unique cork items from their collection to display at Carabram '09. One of the more impressive items is a statue of the cork harvest carved entirely out of cork. The finely detailed statue took hours of work to create and recognizes the important contribution of the cork industry to Portugal's economy.
June 11, 2009: Whole Foods Market Oakville collecting
used natural wine corks.
June 1, 2009: Jelinek Cork honored to sponsor 40 local
May 30, 2009: Jelinek Cork and The Cork House hosted
"Yard Sale for the Cure".
May 30, 2009: Jelinek Cork to host a Huge "Yard Sale
for the Cure" at The Cork House.
May 28, 2009: Oakville Chamber of Commerce 55th Annual Golf Tournament. Jelinek Cork is proud to be a silent auction sponsor of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce 55th Annual Golf Tournament.View PDF...
May 21, 2009: Interview with "The Wine Ladies".
April 25, 2009: Sonny Jelinek will be a guest of "The
Wine Ladies" on 1050 CHUM (AM) in Toronto, Ontario.
April 24, 2009: Heidi Ackerman at Toronto Alternative
Arts and Fashion week.
April 18, 2009: 9th Annual Halton Eco Festival
April 13, 2009: The Wine Ladies Blog.
April 2, 2009: 24 Hours.
April, 2009: Business Executive.
March 29, 2009: Winnipeg Free Press. House to Home:
March 1, 2009: Rogers TV
February 10, 2009: 3rings: A Product Blog for Architecture
February 6, 2009: Jelinek Cork Group is awarded the Best Booth Award (in its category) at the Interior Design Show (IDS09). "A jury composed of well-know designers (Christophe Delcourt, Alex Chapman, among others) and design-media (Cameron MacNeil, Canadian House & Home) judged the IDS 09 exhibitor booths for their creativity, quality, and outstanding design." Jelinek Cork Group won the first place award in it's category. The 20' x 10' booth was designed in collaboration with award winning Levitt Goodman architects and took weeks of planning and over 400 hours to build. For more about the booth and Jelinek Cork at IDS09, visit our blog.
January 27, 2009: The Home Renovation
February 2-5, 2009: Surfaces
2009. Las Vegas, Nevada
February 5-8, 2009: Interior Design Show (IDS).
January 19, 2009: National Post.
January 2009: Wave Radio 94.7: Cork flooring at the Cork House. Listen
January 8, 2009: CH Morning Live Television. Watch
December 12, 2008: Calling all recyclers! We want your natural cork stoppers. Jelinek Cork announces a new recycled cork program. Community groups, schools and other not for profit organizations, bring us your natural cork stoppers and we'll pay you. More...
December 6, 2008: The Cork House Holiday Open House. Hot chocolate, tasty treats, cork gift items, cork crafts, and actual snow! See photos...
November 26, 2008: Jelinek Cork Group participates in West of the City's "Girls Night Out" in Oakville, Ontario. This 4th annual event brought over 400 visitors to browse the products, services and specials of many local shops and services. The Jean Cristoff collection made its first official appearance - the product line was very well received. See pictures and read more about this in our blog.
November 2008: The exclusive Jean Cristoff product line is launched. These elegant handbags and accessories are designed using cork fabric - elegant, unique and eco-friendly. More...
September 2008: People Magazine.
September 27-28, 2008: Jelinek's Ontario showroom The Cork House participated in Doors Open Ontario with hundreds of visitors stopping by to learn about the region's oldest home. The Amos Biggar House / The Cork House was built in 1816 and is a good example of a Loyalist farmhouse. It is one of a few from that era that remain in the region. More ...
September 25-26, 2008: Jelinek Cork exhibited at IIDEX/Neocon show introducing Cork Mosaic and Jelinek's new line of cork flooring finished with a natural vegetable oil. More ...
September 23, 2008: Sonny Jelinek was elected Vice Chair of Oakville Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at the Chamber's Annual General Meeting (AGM).
September 23, 2008: Jelinek Cork worked in conjunction with Whole Foods Oakville designer Vesna Burns to put together a 'table' to be auctioned off at a gala event to benefit Willow Breast Cancer Support. The theme for the "table for four" was Indian Summer. The table setting used a cork table cloth as well as cork napkins by Jelinek paired with all natural and organic food from Whole Foods. The event held at Roy Thompson Hall boasts 60 Canadian female chefs sampling their culinary delights to guests. Anna Olsen is the spokesperson this year. It's the 13th year for this event.
August 26, 2008: Jelinek Cork Group to sponsor SOCMI.
June 14, 2008: Video profile of JC presented at OABE.
Summer 2008: Jelinek Cork Group introduces new logo.
March 26, 2008: Oakville Beaver
April 25-27, 2008: Green Living Show.
April 7 and April 9, 2008: Jelinek Cork flooring installed
for HGTV show "My Parents' House".
April 4, 2008: Corkhouse hosts seminar for Realtors.
There is more to cork than wine stoppers and cork flooring. Visit the Jelinek Cork Blog for interesting facts about cork, products made from cork and the many uses of cork. If you have a topic about cork you'd like to see discussed, please contact us.
October 2007: Canadian Living
October 2007: Style at Home
In an effort to continually enhance our cork flooring system, Jelinek Cork has teamed up with Armtec products to offer a recycled plastic moisture protection system for your subfloor...
August 2007: Global TV Money Line: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VztmUBKvf6I
July/August 2007: West of the City magazine
June 28, 2007: JELINEK CORK GROUP ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT WITH CARVER, S.r.l - Oakville, Ontario: Jelinek Cork Group is excited to announce a distributor relationship with Carver, S.r.l. of Milan, Italy. Jelinek will be distributing Carver products in North America including...
June 24, 2007: Toronto Star
May 2007 issue: Industry Europe
Seven Oakville Businesses take top honours at OABE. The OABE award for Outstanding Environmental Leadership: Jelinek Cork Group and the Cork House.
April 12, 2007: Jelinek Cork Group awarded the OABE award for Outstanding Environmental Leadership. Oakville, Ontario. In front of an audience of over 400 people, Jelinek Cork Group and their showroom, The Cork House, were selected to received...
April 3, 2007: Jelinek Cork Group's Ontario showroom -- The Cork House -- will be featured live on CityTV Breakfast Television. Jennifer Valentyne and the Live Eye Crew will be hosting four live segments from The Cork House...
April 27-29, 2007: Jelinek Cork Group to participate in Green Living Show -- Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario. The Green Living Show is dedicated to all things green...Spring 2007: In Burlington Magazine
Flat-out Fabulous. Cork flooring offers eco-friendly style. If you think cork is just for bottle stoppers and bulletin boards, think again. More and more, cork is becoming a popular flooring alternative for home and commercial applications. It's easy to maintain, durable, comfortable to walk on and comes in a wide variety of colours, patterns ad textures. Plus, it's environmentally friendly and is harvested from a renewable and sustainable natural resource. What's not to love?
Cork Floating Floors now designed using the patented UNICLIC
system. Though Jelinek Cork has been providing cork floating
floors for many years.....
January 2007: MingPao Toronto
September 14, 2006: Jelinek Cork Group/The Cork House Invites you to The Official Ceremony Recognizing The Cork House as the Oldest Building in Halton Region ...
September 7, 2006: Immediate Press Release Attention: Editor Subject: Oldest Designated House In Halton Jelinek Cork Group of Oakville, Ontario announced today that the Cork House has been designated as the oldest restored house in Halton by the Oakville Historical Society...
July 15, 2006: National Post
July 6, 2006: Boston Globe
``We sold tons of cork for homes in the 1970s," he says. ``And then the shift went to wine, but now it's back in home decor. I don't know if it's the desire for eco-friendly products or the return of the '70s, but it's taking off."
June 24, 2006: Wall Street Journal
Jelinek Cork Group cordially invites you to be a part of this year's 10th anniversary season of the Festival of Classics...
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