Each calendar year, the NSBA holds up to 40 events for the business community. The majority of these events are luncheons, seminars, and Club Connect breakfasts featuring speakers that are of interest to the NSBA membership and the business community in Saskatoon.

However, the NSBA holds five signature events each year that take the NSBA experience to a new level. All NSBA events offer exceptional networking opportunities and unique programming, but our five signature events go above and beyond and are a true reflection of the spirit and camaraderie that is characteristic of the NSBA.

The NSBA’s signature events are not possible without the help of volunteers and sponsors. Please check out our Sponsorship Opportunities page or contact the NSBA Office to learn more about volunteering for or sponsoring an event.

Business Builder Awards

The Business Builder Awards are all about celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of our peers. In total 13 distinguished awards are presented in a variety of categories. The Business Builder Awards banquet remains true to NSBA ideals in that the evening is affordable, fast-paced and a tremendous networking opportunity.

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Golf Classic

The sun always shines on the NSBA Golf Classic held at Moon Lake Golf & Country Club. We welcome you to come soak up that sun (and maybe a couple beverages) while competing in the funnest golf tournament on the circuit. The round is followed by a sumptuous steak & shrimp dinner, great prizes, and the opportunity to network over missed (and made!) shots on the course.

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Annual Cookout

Hosted at Great Western Brewing Co.’s outdoor patio during Pancake Breakfast week, the NSBA’s Annual Cookout is an opportunity to kick back and relax with good food and good friends. And, don’t worry, it wouldn’t be a trip to a brewery without the opportunity to sip (responsibly) on a cold beer from the Great Western line of products!

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Popcorn and Entrepreneurship Series

The Popcorn & Entrepreneurship Series, presented by EY, tells the story of a high-profile Saskatchewan-based entrepreneur in a documentary-style film. This short film is executive produced and overseen by the NSBA, and shot by a professional video production company. For many, this event is the highlight of the NSBA annual events offered, featuring networking, great food, beverages, popcorn, followed by hors d’oeuvres and a lively after-party.

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Lessons I’ve Learned

Wondering how that company got to be so successful? Wondering how to get there yourself? Lessons I’ve Learned features a panel of four esteemed business leaders telling their story of success from their own perspective. Lessons offers an in-depth, and often extremely personal, look at what makes businesses successful. The program is complimented by the three Fs: food, friendship, and fun (read: dinner, networking, and the after-party).

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