NSBA Announces Finalists for 21st Annual Business Builder Awards

Posted on March 13, 2018 in ,

NSBA Announces Finalists for 21st Annual Business Builder Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 12, 2018

Saskatoon, SK

 

Building Bridges to Success

Saskatoon, SK – The NSBA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 21st Annual Business Builder Awards, Presented by Nutrien. Winners will be announced at the Awards banquet on Wednesday, March 28, beginning at 5:00 pm at Prairieland Park.

 

Growing in stature, reputation and attendance year after year, the NSBA Business Builder Awards are arguably the premier awards banquet in Saskatoon. Last year this event saw an attendance of over 550 registrants; based on the record number of applications and current ticket sales, organizers are confident that number will again be achieved, or exceeded in 2018.

 

This year’s theme for the prestigious awards banquet is: Building Bridges to Success. The theme is a nod to the North Commuter Parkway and Bridge that is concluding construction this fall, something the NSBA lobbied passionately for. Bridges, commonly used for metaphors in business, are also symbolic of the swell Saskatoon is beginning to see after a particularly challenging duration in the local economy. NSBA members are truly bridging to success in 2018 and celebrating their accomplishments at the Business Builder Awards, Presented by Nutrien.

 

“Based on the record number of award applications we received, it is clear that businesses are feeling confident in the economy and their ability to grow,” adds Keith Moen, Executive Director of the NSBA. “We are happy that we get to share the positive stories of these companies and celebrate the successes they have achieved over the past year, in addition to the forthcoming opening of the North Commuter Parkway and Bridge.”

 

21st annual Business Builder Awards, Presented by Nutrien Finalists

The “Community Builder Award” – sponsored by Saskatchewan Blue Cross – is awarded to the NSBA business that demonstrates a clear commitment to operating in a philanthropic and empathetic manner in the community.

The finalists are:

  • HairStyle Inn Salons
  • Stantec
  • Sutton Financial Group
  • Wiegers Financial & Benefits

 

The “Export Award” – sponsored by National Bank of Canada – is awarded to the NSBA business that successfully entered or expanded in a market outside Saskatchewan.

The finalists are:

  • AMC – Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada
  • Bioriginal Food & Science Corp.
  • Dingwall Guitars
  • Industrial Machine & Mfg. Inc.

 

The “New Direction Award” – sponsored by BDC – is awarded to the NSBA business that identifies and pursues a new business idea.

The finalists are:

  • Bridges Health
  • Northern Strands Group of Companies
  • SARCAN Recycling
  • zu

 

The “Safe Employer Award” – sponsored by an Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board – is awarded to the NSBA business that exemplifies and promotes safety in the workplace.

The finalists are:

  • Allnorth
  • CEL Electric
  • Con-Tech General Contractors
  • Stantec

 

The “Pursuit of Excellence Award” – sponsored by Colliers International– is awarded to the NSBA business that recognizes and pursues activities which defines, promotes and identifies it as an industry leader among its peers and/or within the business community.

The finalists are:

  • Airline Hotels
  • David Aplin Group
  • Mitchinson Flight Centre
  • Three Farmers

 

The “Small Business Award” – sponsored by Parr Auto Body – is awarded to the NSBA small business, with 10 employees or less, that promotes quality in product and customer service.

The finalists are:

  • Complete Technologies
  • Express Employment Professionals Saskatoon
  • Rock & Bloom
  • SeeMoreGreen Landscaping

 

The “Employee Retention & Development Award” – sponsored by Saskatchewan Polytechnic – is awarded to the NSBA business that pursues excellence through employee development and training. Home to a stable and/or growing workforce, this business fosters an environment for lifelong learning, career advancement, internal leadership development and/or the potential succession opportunities.

The finalists are:

  • JNE Welding Limited Partnership
  • Keystone Paving Corporation
  • TCU Place
  • Vendasta

 

The “Quality Management Award” – sponsored by PWC – is awarded to the NSBA business that recognizes and pursues activities which define, promote and inspire quality products, services and values.

The finalists are:

  • David Aplin Group
  • GardaWorld Protective Services
  • Mitchinson Flight Centre
  • SeeMoreGreen Landscaping

 

The “Team Building Award” – sponsored by SaskTel – is awarded to the NSBA business whose management and staff promote and foster a team working environment.

The finalists are:

  • HairStyle Inn Salons
  • Keystone Paving Corporation
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan
  • SREDA

 

The “Young Promising Entrepreneur Award” – sponsored by Affinity Credit Union – Business Banking Four entrepreneurs under 30 who have business ideas will be at the banquet. Before the dinner, people who attend the banquet can vote for the entrepreneur and business pitch that shows the most potential. The winner will be determined by a Text-to-Vote process at the banquet on March 28th.

The finalists are:

  • Biktrix Electric Bikes
  •  Infinity Management
  •  VIAHERA
  •  YXE Landscaping

 

Our namesake award, the “Business Builder Award” – sponsored by ICR Commercial Real Estate –  is awarded to a the NSBA business that has contributed to the success of NSBA members, and a company that you could confidently refer to others. This award will also be selected the night of the banquet by a Text-to-Vote process as well.

The finalists are:

  • Houghton Boston Printers & Lithographers Ltd.
  • Park Derochie Coatings Saskatchewan. Inc.
  • Strata Development Corporation
  • zu

 

Member of the Year Award (by Board of Director vote) – sponsored by JNE Welding Limted Parntership, awarded to the NSBA member or employee of an NSBA member who has portrayed exceptional commitment to the NSBA and exemplifies the image of a successful and involved community leader. The winner of this award will be announced at the awards banquet on March 28th.

 

The Shirley Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award (by Board of Director vote) – sponsored by Loraas Disposal Services, awarded to an individual for their outstanding long-term contributions to their business or occupation, and whose leadership skills and passion have benefited the Saskatoon business community overall. The winner of this award will be announced at the awards banquet on March 28th.

 


For more information:

The NSBA is a member-driven and focused business association in Saskatoon that serves, promotes and protects business throughout Saskatoon and beyond. The NSBA has recently rebranded to be known simply by its acronym – NSBA – to reflect its current membership which has grown considerably beyond Saskatoon’s north end. The NSBA has developed its mandate and reputation by being a relevant, topical and effective organization that interacts with all levels of government and industry on a variety of issues for the betterment of our local economy.

 

Keith Moen                                          Lara Thompson

Executive Director                                 Event Coordinator

NSBA                                                        NSBA

(306) 242-3060                                     (306) 242-2543

keith.moen@nsbasask.com                 lara.thompson@nsbasask.com

 

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