The NSBA has nine Committees that support the NSBA’s events and lobbying and advocacy efforts. Each Committee consists of approximately ten volunteers from the NSBA membership who provide leadership, expertise, and dedication in their chosen area of policy or event planning.

Please see a brief description of each of the NSBA’s Committees below. For more information on any of the NSBA’s Committees, please contact the NSBA office.

Policy Committees

Economic Development

Provides policy direction to the NSBA Staff and Board of Directors in the areas of government programs/departments directed at economic development, procurement, energy & resource development, and other areas of policy that are relevant to the economic well-being of Saskatoon and the province of Saskatchewan at-large. The Economic Development Committee helps to ensure that the NSBA’s position on advocacy and lobbying initiatives is representative of the opinions of the organization’s membership.

Labour

Provides policy direction to the NSBA Staff and Board of Directors in the areas of labour relations and negotiations, workforce preparation, the Workers’ Compensation Board, and other areas of policy that affect the relationship between businesses and their employees. The Labour Committee helps to ensure that the NSBA’s position on advocacy and lobbying initiatives is representative of the opinions of the organization’s membership.

Membership

Provides support to the NSBA Staff and Board of Directors in the areas of member recruitment, member retention, and serving as ambassadors of the NSBA both at NSBA events and at-large. The Membership Committee also acts as vehicle for feedback from members to reach the NSBA Staff and Board of Directors. The Membership Committee helps to ensure that the NSBA maintains a strong connection to its members and remains relevant to said membership.

Taxation

Provides policy direction to the NSBA Staff and Board of Directors in the areas of business taxation at all three levels of government, property tax assessments, government budgeting, and other areas of policy that are relevant to the finances of businesses. The Taxation Committee helps to ensure that the NSBA’s position on advocacy and lobbying initiatives is representative of the opinions of the organization’s membership.

Events Committees

Business Builder Awards

Provides creative and logistical support to the NSBA Staff in the process of planning the organization’s annual Business Builder Awards Gala. The Committee assists in tasks such as securing venues, soliciting award applications from members, helping to fill sponsorships (selling to other members), choosing the event MC(s), and determining the event theme and decorations. The Business Builder Awards Committee helps to ensure that the Awards Gala remains relevant to the membership while retaining the high quality programming that the Gala has become known for in the community.

Club Connect

Provides creative and logistical support to the NSBA Staff in the process of planning the organization’s bi-weekly Club Connect Breakfast meetings. The Committee assists in tasks such as choosing speakers for each breakfast, helping to fill sponsorships (selling to other members), MCing and greeting at each breakfast, and brainstorming ideas to grow the Club Connect community. The Club Connect Committee helps to ensure that these breakfast events remain relevant to the membership while retaining the high quality programming that Club Connect has become known for in the community.

Golf Classic

Provides creative and logistical support to the NSBA Staff in the process of planning the organization’s annual Golf Classic. The Committee assists in tasks such as securing venues, soliciting prizes for competitors, helping to fill sponsorships (selling to other members), organizing meals and hospitality initiatives, and determining the event theme and decorations as well as providing support on the day of the event. The Golf Committee helps to ensure that the NSBA Golf Classic remains relevant to the membership while retaining the high quality programming that it has become known for in the community.

Lessons I’ve Learned

Provides creative and logistical support to the NSBA Staff in the process of planning the organization’s annual Lessons I’ve Learned speaker event. The Committee assists in tasks such as securing venues, choosing speakers for the event, helping to fill sponsorships (selling to other members), choosing the event MC(s), and determining the event theme and decorations. The Lessons I’ve Learned Committee helps to ensure that the Lessons speaker event remains relevant to the membership while retaining the high quality programming that Lessons I’ve Learned has become known for in the community.

Popcorn and Entrepreneurship Series, Presented by EY

Provides creative and logistical support to the NSBA Staff in the process of planning the organization’s annual Popcorn and Entrepreneurship Series event and film screening. The Committee assists in tasks such as securing venues, choosing the “star” for the event, helping to fill sponsorships (selling to other members), choosing the event MC(s), and determining the event theme and decorations. The Popcorn and Entrepreneurship Series Committee helps to ensure that the Series remains relevant to the membership while retaining the high quality programming that it has become known for in the community.

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