I woke up on April 1st a little grumpy…

Posted on April 5, 2019 in

I woke up on April 1st a little grumpy…

I woke up on April 1st a little grumpy.  It wasn’t the little jokes that some people played, it was the new tax and I couldn’t help feeling like businesses in Saskatoon (small and large) were having their competitiveness further eroded in the name of financial redistribution.  We will persevere, we will overcome these challenges and your NSBA will be there with you.

Speaking of persevering, the NSB “A” team put on a wonderful Business Builder Awards (BBA) evening to kick off spring in Saskatoon under the theme of “Persevering to Possibilities”. This year’s BBA’s continued the tradition for 22 years of recognizing those businesses and individuals who have contributed to their own success as well as that of many others in this City and Province.

This year’s BBA theme represented the significant effort that businesses and individuals go through to keep pushing towards their goals.  Whether they are pushing through a “glass ceiling”, pushing through challenges arising from minority races or cultures, pushing through a difficult time in their industry or pushing through their own mental health as leaders and entrepreneurs, I think this truly represents a Saskatchewan can-do attitude. Whether it be as an employee, manager, or owner, it’s important that we all persevere for possibilities for ourselves, in our businesses and also in our community.

Please join me in congratulating all the winners and finalists on their achievements and the honour of being recognized among peers for business excellence. Because of their hard work, innovation, and willingness to take a chance, they inspire others to do great things.  Of course, I must thank the NSBA staff, the volunteer committee, and Brenda Nowakowski and Andrea Hansen for emceeing. Events like this are so important to our business community and they do not happen without the hard work and creativity of a great group of committed people.

Spring also brought on the Federal budget, the Provincial Budget, the NSBA AGM and lots of political turmoil in Ottawa.  A Federal election is coming this year and your NSBA will continue to advocate to the Federal politicians for policies supportive of businesses.

I truly am honoured to be a part of the NSBA and the Board of Directors and collectively to advocate on behalf of our membership to improve the business environment we work in.

Thank you for supporting the NSBA, for inspiring others to be a part of the NSBA to create a better business climate and attending the Business Builder Awards.  I look forward to seeing you at events in the future and to discussing how the NSBA can assist you and your business.

Alan Migneault, NSBA Board Chair

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