The 2024 NSBA Business Builder Awards will be held on March 27, 2024.
The “BBA’s” are all about celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of our peers. In total, 13 distinguished awards are presented in a variety of categories. The banquet remains true to NSBA ideals in that the evening is affordable, fast-paced, and a tremendous networking opportunity.
The Business Builder Awards, Presented by Nutrien, consist of 13 categories, from the Small Business Award to the Shirley Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award. 10 of the 13 awards are selected by an independent panel of judges, while the Member of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards are selected by the NSBA Board and the Business Builder Award and the Young Promising Entrepreneur Award are selected by fan vote at the event. Deadline to apply for awards is January 31, 2024.
The 13 Awards are as follows:
The Shirley Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to an individual for their outstanding long-term contributions to their business or occupation whose leadership skills and passion have benefited the Saskatoon business community overall.
Sponsored by: Loraas Disposal Service
2023 Winner: Kanchan Manek
The Member of the Year Award is 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.
Sponsored by: BDO Canada LLP
2023 Winner: Jolene Watson
The Business Builder Award is awarded to the NSBA business recognized by NSBA members for contributing to the success of NSBA members. As a referral award, members are encouraged to nominate a business that is an inspiration to others in the business community by virtue of their commitment to service and consistently excellent products or services.
Sponsored by: ICR Commercial Real Estate
2023 Winner: The Saskatoon Club
The Young Promising Entrepreneur Award is awarded to the most promising business idea or startup. In order to be considered for this award, applicants’ businesses must be within two years of incorporation if operational with the founder of the business being under the age of 30. Business ideas that are not currently operational are welcome to apply. This award is selected by a vote at the BBA Gala.
Sponsored by: Edwards School of Business
2023 Winner: YXE Massage Therapy
The Community Builder Award is awarded to the NSBA business that demonstrates a clear commitment to operating in a philanthropic and empathetic manner in the community.
Sponsored by: Saskatchewan Blue Cross
2023 Winner: Wiegers Financial & Benefits
Awarded to the NSBA business that pursues excellence through enhancing the skills, knowledge and professional growth of their employees. Home to a stable and/or growing workforce, this business fosters an environment for outstanding training and development initiatives that contribute to improved job performance, employee satisfaction, lifelong learning, career advancement, leadership development, succession opportunities and organizational success.
Sponsored by: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
2023 Winner: Saskatchewan Behaviour Consulting
The Growth and Market Expansion Award is awarded to the NSBA business that successfully demonstrates a commitment to the growth of the business through expansion in an existing or new market.
Sponsored by: SREDA
2023 Winner: Clarity Coaching and Development
Awarded to the NSBA business that embraces and promotes Indigenous peoples having equitable access to jobs, training/education, and entrepreneurship opportunities, or through economic development projects that promote long-term sustainable benefits to Indigenous communities.
Sponsored by: Miller Thomson
2023 Winner: Gabriel Dumont institute Training and Employment Inc.
The New Direction Award is awarded to the NSBA business that identifies and pursues a new business idea.
Sponsored by: BDC
2023 Winner: Sandy Shores Resort & Marina
The Pursuit of Excellence Award is awarded to the NSBA business that is an industry leader among its peers and/or within the business community.
Sponsored by: Colliers International
2023 Winner: The Prairie Grazer
The Safe Employer Award is awarded to the NSBA business that exemplifies and promotes safety in the workplace.
Sponsored by: Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
2023 Winner: Seventy Seven Signs Ltd.
The Small Business Award is awarded to the NSBA small business (10 employees or less) that promotes quality in product and customer service.
Sponsored by: Parr Autobody
2023 Winner: Saskatchewan Behavior Consulting
Awarded to the NSBA business that has shown exceptional leadership in fostering effective teamwork, collaboration and a positive work environment to achieve strong, cohesive and high-performing teams. Working together to create a company culture and morale that supports team goals, physical and mental health, the community and other positive influences for overall well–being of each individual and the team.
Sponsored by: Sutton Benefits and Pension
2023 Winner: Contour Developments Corp.
2023 Business Builder Awards Winner & Finalists
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Click here to view the 2023 Award Finalists.
Upcoming Business Builder Awards Events
27th Annual NSBA Business Builder Awards, Presented by Nutrien (March 27, 2024)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm