The SABEX Awards - Saskatoon Achievement in Business Excellence

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!

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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 9:00 AM
Gala Night: Thursday February 8th, at Praireland Park

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SABEX Business of the Year

(Platinum Sponsor)

SABEX Customer Service Award

(Platinum Sponsor)

SABEX Entrepreneur of the Year

(Platinum Sponsor)

SABEX Small Business of the Year
SABEX Marketing
SABEX Hall of Fame
SABEX New Product or Service
SABEX Community Involvement
SABEX New Business Venture

 SABEX Global Exporter Award

SABEX Growth and Expansion







Award Categories

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.

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)

*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)

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)

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* 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 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)



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