The “BBA’s” are all about celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of our peers. In total 14 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 Awards

The Business Builder Awards, Presented by Nutrien consist of 14 categories, from the Small Business Award to the Shirley Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award. Ten of the 14 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.

The 14 Awards are as follows:

L to R: Aaron Beres, Loraas Disposal North Ltd (sponsor); Kent Smith-Windsor, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce (recipient).

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.

2019 Winner: Kent Smith-Windsor, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

L to R: Jim Nowakowski, JNE Welding Limited Partnership (sponsor); Chad Leverick, Alliance Energy (recipient).

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.

2019 Winner: Chad Leverick, Alliance Energy

L to R: Garry Derenoski, Bridges Health; Tyler Korpan, Korpan Tractor (recipient); Todd Butler, ICR Commercial Real Estate (sponsor); Jolene Watson, Clarity Coaching & Development; Mike Lawson, Con-Tech General Contractors Ltd.

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 inspiration to others in the business community by virtue of their commitment to service and consistently excellent products or services.

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2019 Winner: Korpan Tractor

L to R: Alexandra Jarrett, Axis Imagery; Noreen Mahoney, Edwards School of Business (sponsor); Lorne Prefontaine, Crew Rowhouse (recipient); Colleen Shalley, Infinity Management; Kalli Youngstrom, Kind Condiments.

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.

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2019 Winner: Crew Rowhouse

L to R: Dustin Sabiston, PCL Construction; Jess Tetu, Just for You Day Spa (recipient); Sandy McKerlie, Saskatchewan Blue Cross (sponsor); Steve Hogle, Saskatoon Blades Hockey Club; Kevin Lasiuk, Stantec.

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.

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2019 Winner: Just For You Day Spa

L to R: Adele Buettner, AgriBiz Communications Corp; Janna Dutton, Dutton Tim Hortons Group; Dr. Larry Rosia, Saskatchewan Polytechnic (sponsor); Lauren Hlady, Loraas Disposal North Ltd (recipient); Kristy Rempel, Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corp.

The Employee Retention and Development Award 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 for succession opportunities.

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2019 Winner: Loraas Disposal North Ltd.

L to R: Aubrey Sawchyn, EncoreFX; Jeric Mendoza, J. Mendoza & Associates Canada Immigration Consulting Group; Dale Hopkins, Vendasta (recipient); Alex Fallon, SREDA (sponsor); Michelle Fracchia-West, Ignite Danceworks Inc.

The Growth and Market Expansion Award is awarded to the NSBA business that successfully demonstrates a commitment to growth of the business through expansion in an existing or new market.

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2019 Winner: Vendasta

The Indigenous Inclusion Award is a new award for 2020 and will be 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 Aboriginal communities.

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New for 2020!

L to R: Derrek Fahl, Miller Thomson LLP; Murray Yeager, Brandt Industries (recipient); James Limin, BDC (sponsor); Jeric Mendoza, J. Mendoza & Associates Canada Immigration Consulting Group; Megan Dyck, Sherpa.

The New Direction Award is awarded to the NSBA business that identifies and pursues a new business idea.

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2019 Winner: Brandt Industries

L to R: Nicole Squires, Park Derochie Coatings (Saskatchewan) Inc.; Adam Logue, JNE Welding Limited Partnership (recipient); Jason Wionzek, Colliers International (sponsor); Ozlem Sari, Global Gathering Place; Breanne Koehler, North Ridge Development Corporation.

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.

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2019 Winner: JNE Welding Limited Partnership

L to R: Scott Neurauter, Allnorth; Errol Fisher, North Ridge Development Corporation; Sean Makahonuk, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (sponsor); Andrey Olinov, Complete Technologies (recipient); Jo-Ann Costley, Pinchin Ltd.

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

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2019 Winner: Complete Technologies

L to R: Richard Valenti, Crestline Coach Ltd.; Tom Foster, Industrial Machine & Mfg Inc (recipient); Gord Dobrowolsky, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (sponsor); Katherine Podolas, GardaWorld Protective Services; Brodie Mitchell, Sharp Industries Ltd.

The Safe Employer Award is awarded to the NSBA business that exemplifies and promotes
safety in the workplace.

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2019 Winner: Industrial Machine & Mfg Inc

L to R: Adele Buettner, AgriBiz Communications Corp; Jordana Jacobson, CRAVINGS maternity-baby-kids; Gerard Gardiner, Echelon Wealth Partners Inc (recipient); Chelsea Stebner, Parr Auto Body (sponsor); Curtis Kolibab, North Star Systems Inc.

The Small Business Award is awarded to the NSBA small business (10 employees or less) that promotes quality in product and customer service.

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2019 Winner: Echelon Wealth Partners Inc

L to R: Mike Yasieniuk, YasTech Developments Inc; Andrey Olinov, Complete Technologies; Aubrey Sawchyn, EncoreFX (sponsor); Alex Fallon, SREDA (recipient); Raul Garcia, Saskatchewan Rattlers.

The Team Building Award is awarded to the NSBA business whose management and staff promote and foster a team working environment.

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2019 Winner: SREDA

Nominations & Applications

Applications for the 2020 awards are NOW OPEN!

Business Builder Award

Community Builder Award

Employee Retention and Development Award

Growth and Market Expansion Award

Indigenous Inclusion Award

New Direction Award

Pursuit of Excellence Award

Quality Management Award

Safe Employer Award

Small Business Award

Team Building Award

Young Promising Entrepreneur Award

Having trouble deciding what to put in your application? Take a look at this sample application from a company who has won previously: Sample Application. Also, be sure to check out some tips from the BBA judges at MNP: Judge’s Tips.

Upcoming Business Builder Awards Events

20 Mar

22nd Annual NSBA Business Builder Awards, Presented by Nutrien (Mar20/19)

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Past Business Builder Awards Events

17 Mar

19th Annual Business Builder Awards

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28 Mar

21st Annual NSBA Business Builder Awards, Presented by Nutrien (Mar28/18)

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