Presented by Nutrien
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!
|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 9:00 AM|
Thursday February 8th, at Praireland Park
Cocktails: 5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:15 pm
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SABEX Business of the Year
SABEX Customer Service Award
SABEX Entrepreneur of the Year
|SABEX Small Business of the Year|
|SABEX Hall of Fame|
|SABEX SASKATOONING Award|
|SABEX New Product or Service|
|SABEX Community Involvement|
|SABEX New Business Venture|
SABEX Global Exporter Award
|SABEX Growth and Expansion|
SABEX Business of the Year (sponsored by Edwards School of Business Executive Education) - winner is chosen from finalists and will represent the best in class of the awards program, and a member of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.
This year, awarded to the deemed most deserved applicant of the SABEX adjudicated applications. This business will have demonstrated the highest level of business excellence from amongst all the adjudication teams' selected candidates for this award. The winner is chosen from the finalists and will represent the best in class of the awards program, and a member of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.
Winner: Dingwall Guitars
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.
Winner Two Fifty Two Boutique
Capelli Salon Studio
Hino Truck Sales (Saskatoon)
GARDENS Four Seasons Landscape Design
North 49 Physical Therapy
W Bridals ~ Curvy Couture
*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
Winner Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote & John Cote – Black Fox Farm & Distillery
Meagan Barabash – Bravo Dance Co.
Jason MacNevin – Can-Seed Equipment Ltd.
Alicia Soulier – Capelli Salon Studio
Andrey Olinov – Complete Technologies
Heather Fritz – Heather Fritz Real Estate and Photography
Holly Decker – Holly Decker Makeup Artistry
Mackenzie Firby – Two Fifty Two Boutique
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.
Winners (TIE) Al Anderson’s Source for Sports and Vendasta
Hairstyle Inn Salons Saskatoon
Paint Nite Saskatoon
Saskatoon Funeral Home
Wiegers Financial & Benefits
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.
Winner: Athabasca Basin Security
Kavia Auto Body
Marketing Award (sponsored by Handy Special Events) goes to the business demonstrating exceptional performance in Marketing.
Winner: WMCZ Lawyers
J. Mendoza & Associates
KY Fitness & Nutrition
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.
Winner: Sandy Shores Resort
Boyes Group Realty Inc.
Flynn’s Forest Indoor Playground
Komfort Insulation Ltd.
LutherCare Village at Stonebridge
Road Coffee Co.
Speech Language Network, Ltd.
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.
Winner: Bridges Health
Bioriginal Food & Science Corp.
Create Café 3-D Printing Solutions Inc.
Lana Wickstrom, Separation Specialist
SheNative Goods Inc.
The Local Kitchen
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.
Winners (TIE): Complete Technologies AND PWM Private Wealth Counsel
Impact Diesel Performance
North 49 Physical Therapy Prof. Corp.
Two Fifty Two Boutique
*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.
Winner: Dingwall Guitars Inc.
Bioriginal Food & Science Corp.
*NEW* The "SASKATOONING" Award - A uniquely local experience (Sponsored by Tourism Saskatoon) is awarded 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.
Winner: Prairie River Cruises Ltd.
d’lish by Tish Café
Wanuskewin Heritage Park
Hall of Fame Inductee (Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank):
One individual or business will be inducted into the SABEX Hall of Fame each year. An independent committee notifies the SABEX Committee of the recipient. The recipient will be a long-standing member of the Saskatoon region business community.
Hall of Fame Inductee: Merlis Belsher