The SABEX Awards - Saskatoon Achievement in Business Excellence

Presented by PotashCorp 

Saskatoon and region offer many shining examples of organizations that have raised the standards for the community, industry at large and even the world in the quality of their products, services and economic and community contributions. Does this sound like your business? Help us tell the community about your business, apply for a SABEX Award today!

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Nominations and Applications Open: Friday, September 15th, 2017
Nominations Close: Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Applications Close: Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Finalists Announced: Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Gala Night: Thursday February 8th, at Praireland Park

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Applications are due back to the Chamber by November 30th at 5:00 pm (no extensions will be granted). Applications are shared via Google Docs - save a copy of the application to your computer to edit

Community Involvement Award (sponsored by Sasktel) goes to the business demonstrating exceptional performance in its support of the arts, culture, amateur sports and education or volunteer groups. (View Application)

Customer Service Award (sponsored by Briske Financial Group Assante) goes to the business demonstrating exceptional customer service in the business categories of wholesale and retail trade, purchasing and distribution, transportation, brokering, professional service, communications, or financial. (View Application)

Growth & Expansion Award (sponsored by Miller Thomson) goes to the business that has made significant changes in their business resulting in “Growth or “Expansion” of 15% or more of business markets, physical locations, number of employees, etc. and which in turn has made an impact on the company’s overall ability to increase its revenues, investments and profits now or in the future (View Application)

Marketing Award (sponsored by Handy Special Events) goes to the business demonstrating exceptional performance in Marketing. (View Application)

New Business Venture Award (sponsored by Sask Polytech) goes to a new business venture which has been in existence for three years or less and which has shown positive performance in terms of current or expected profitability, job creation or entrance into new markets. (View Application)

New Product or Service Award (sponsored by BDC) goes to the business demonstrating exceptional performance in launching a new Saskatchewan-made product, device, or service in the last three years, which is both original and currently available to customers (View Application)

Small Business of the Year (sponsored by MNP LLP) Awarded to a business with 15 or fewer employees. The recipient must clearly demonstrate excellence in the areas they consider key to their success, including profitability, customer service, growth and/or expansion, marketing, and employment creation. The recipient must also have been in business for a minimum of three years, with their head office located in the Saskatoon region (View Application)

*NEW* Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by North Ridge) This award will be presented to an outstanding person(s) who has/have established or expanded a business, and demonstrates the ideals of an entrepreneur (View Application)

You spoke and we listened. We increased the word count limits to the "Entrepreneur of the Year" application to help you better tell your story. (due to the late change, word counts won't be factored into scoring either way!

*NEW* Global Exporter Award (sponsored by Canpotex) recognizes a company that has achieved notable success in an export market. The award acknowledges the company’s ability to overcome obstacles in order to expand its potential markets and grow its business through export. (View Application)

*NEW* The "SASKATOONING" Award - A uniquely local experience (Sponsored by Tourism Saskatoon) is awarded to to a business that is unique and iconic to our city and enhances the quality of life in Saskatoon. The business shares with locals and visitors alike what it means to encompass the spirit of living in this amazing city. This includes anything from a local event, cultural experience, food, beverage, and/or restaurant, or unique retail setting or the like. Open to non-profits as well. (View Application)

Business of the Year (sponsored by Edwards School of Business Executive Education - winner is chosen from finalists)


(Note to Applicants on Financial Information: Financial success is an important criterion in recognizing business excellence. In order to assist the jury in the selection of the SABEX Award winners, you are encouraged to submit any financial information that would demonstrate the success of the business. Companies who do not include financial information typically score lower in judging and are less likely to become a finalist. Also, finalists in various categories may be contacted by our independent evaluators, to provide certain financial data that would assist in determining the financial stability of your business. All information is treated in a strictly confidential manner)


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SABEX Customer Service Award
SABEX Growth and Expansion
SABEX Marketing
SABEX Small Business of the Year
SABEX Business of the Year
SABEX Hall of Fame
SABEX New Product or Service
SABEX Community Involvement
SABEX New Business Venture
SABEX Entrepreneur of the Year

 SABEX Global Exporter Award






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