Be a 2017 Business Builder

Are you looking for a way to establish yourself or your business as a community leader? Apply for a Business Builder Award!

Benefits of applying include increased marketing and awareness for your business, the opportunity to differentiate your company as an industry leader, increased morale among staff and potential for increased business.

Below you will find the links to the nine Business Builders Categories that are open to the NSBA membership as well as the nomination form so you can let us know of any companies deserving. Please look through and select the categories that resonate with you and your business. You can apply in a maximum of two categories.

Included in these categories is our Business Builder Award, which is determined by a membership vote. This is one of four categories that are determined by vote, but the only one where voting is open during the application process. Members vote for our Young Promising Entrepreneur Award the night of the Awards banquet, while our Board of Directors vote on the Member of the Year and Shirley Ryan Lifetime Achievement Awards.

If you have any questions, or are having difficulty submitting your application, please don't hesitate to contact our office. Deadline for applications is January 30, 2017.

Good Luck! 

Award Application Tip Sheet

Tips for applying for a Business Builder Award from the judges at MNP.

Nomination Form


** PLEASE NOTE: Self-Nominations are NOT required to apply for any of our Business Builder Awards. If you missed the deadline and wanted to self-nominate, feel free to fill out an application form anyways!

Sample Application Submission

Click here for a sample submission application that won in it's category.

Please follow the steps below to fill out an application:

1. Download the file to your computer's harddrive (Save, not Open).

2. Open the file from the saved location and fill out.

3. Save your work.

4. Use the submit button to send the file. If using an email client program (e.g. Outlook), ensure that the email is sent completely instead of sitting in your Outbox.

Application Forms (click on the Award Title for a PDF Application)

Business Builder Award

Awarded to the NSBA business recognized by NSBA members for contributing to the success of NSBA members.

Community Builder Award

Awarded to the NSBA business that demonstrates a clear commitment to operating in a philanthropic and empathetic manner in the community.

Employee Retention and Development Award

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 for succession opportunities.

Export Award

Awarded to the NSBA business that successfully entered or expanded in a market outside of Saskatchewan.

New Direction Award

Awarded to the NSBA business that identifies and pursues a new business idea

Pursuit Of Excellence Award

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.

Quality Management Award

Awarded to the NSBA business that recognizes and pursues activities which define, promote and inspire quality products, services and values.

Safe Employer Award

Awarded to the NSBA business that exemplifies and promotes safety in the work place.

Small Business Award

Awarded to the NSBA small business (10 employees or less) that promotes quality in product and customer service.

Team Building Award

Awarded to the NSBA business whose management and staff promote and foster a team working environment.

Young Promising Entrepreneur (YPE) Award

On March 30, 2017, 4 businesses/entrepreneurs will be provided with a space to showcase their business and pitch to over 500+ guests at the event. Guests will be asked to cast their vote in response to "which business and entrepreneur shows the most promise." The winner will be announced on the eve of the event after votes are tallied.