A Sure Sign of Spring Coming in Saskatoon!
Posted on March 26, 2018 in Front Lines
A sure sign of Spring coming in Saskatoon is the NSBA Annual General Meeting in mid-March where I was fortunate to have become the Chair of the Board for the next year. I have been honoured to work for the NSBA membership as a part of the Board for past 8 years. As your Chair, I look forward to working with some of the best business people in the City on our Board as we strive to achieve our Vision for the NSBA.
Another sure sign of spring in Saskatoon are the deep snow ruts, ice and the annual re-appearance of pot holes causing havoc to employees, vendors and customers of NSBA Members trying to navigate their way through spring storms and roads. Please drive safely and remember that the NSBA exists to help members navigate through challenges by putting the force of the membership behind resolving some of the challenges
The third sign of spring I will mention is the Saskatchewan Rush making the playoffs which was shortly followed by the Rush ownership making a financial pledge to support a future downtown arena/conference centre. The NSBA is in support of a downtown facility, subject to the financial analysis that is yet to be completed, that will allow members to attract and retain employees who want to work in a vibrant city. The Rush ownership understand the opportunities and it is great to see their pledge.
Spring will be over soon but the NSBA will continue to be acting on your behalf on issues such as the downtown facility, relocating rail lines, Yellowhead highway realignment, the Federal and Provincial Budgets and rallying in support of tax fairness for small and medium business.
Finally, spring brings with it the annual NSBA Business Builder Awards event where members celebrate each other’s accomplishments and spend some quality time networking to strengthen their businesses. I want to congratulate all the finalists and winners of the rocks, you inspire other businesses – Thank You!
Ps., Something to think about. Advice given to Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook by Erick Schmidt, former executive chairman of Google, when she contemplated not accepting a promotion in Google:
“Stop being an idiot. All that matters is growth”