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Awards

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. Our thriving economy has been referred to as "Sask-a-boom." The businesses in our region are growing and thriving in our New Reality. Does this sound like your business? Are you new to Saskatoon? Like the idea of free marketing? Help us tell the community about your business, apply for a SABEX Award today!

Do you know of a business going above and beyond for its customers? Found a new product or service you can't live without? Help us find the businesses in our community worthy of distinction and let them know their efforts have been noticed. Begin by nominating your favourite businesses for our prestigious awards; let us recognize and celebrate with our community their successes and achievement.

 

SABEX Award Categories

SABEX Community Involvement Awarded to the business demonstrating exceptional performance in its support of the arts and culture, amateur sports, education, or volunteer groups.  Judging takes into account the relative size of the business.  Greater consideration will be given for involvement that is not an extension of the firm’s main business activities.  The business must be a for profit business. New this Year: Community Involvement award is open to all companies with a location in Saskatoon.

 

SABEX Customer Service Awarded to the business demonstrating exceptional customer service (wholesale and retail trade, purchasing and distribution, transportation, brokering, professional service, communications, and financial).  Judging considers the relative size of the business. The business must be a for profit business and have their head office in the Saskatoon Region.

 

SABEX Growth & Expansion Awarded to the Saskatoon based business who has made significant changes in their business which have resulted in ‘growth’ or ‘expansion’ of 15% or more of their 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. The business must be a for profit business and have their head office in the Saskatoon Region.

 

SABEX Marketing Awarded to the Saskatoon based business demonstrating exceptional performance in marketing.  The judges will evaluate the success of a marketing program giving consideration to the nature of the product and the relative size of the business. The business must be a for profit business and must have their head office in the Saskatoon Region.

 

SABEX New Business Venture Awarded to a new Saskatoon based business venture which has been in existence for three years or less, which has shown positive performance in terms of current or expected profitability, job creation or entrance into new markets.  The judges utilize financial criteria as well as consider the nature of the new venture and its impact on job creation and market expansion.  Judging takes into account the relative size of the new venture. The business must be a for profit business and have their head office in the Saskatoon Region.

 

SABEX New Product or Service Awarded to a Saskatoon region business demonstrating exceptional performance in launching a newly created Saskatchewan-made product or service in the last three (3) years, which is original and is currently available to consumers. The business must be a for profit business and have their head office in the Saskatoon Region.


SABEX Business of the Year A business which has demonstrated excellence in the areas they consider key to their success. The winning business will have stated their critical success factors and clearly demonstrated how they have achieved meeting their goals in these factors. Size of the business is not a criterion. The business must be a for profit business, their head office in the Saskatoon region, and have been in business for at least 3 years.

 

SABEX Small Business of the Year A business which has demonstrated excellence in the areas they consider key to their success. The winning business will have stated their critical success factors and clearly demonstrated how they have achieved meeting their goals in these factors. The business must be a for profit business, have their head office in the Saskatoon region, and have been in business for at least 3 years and have a maximum of 15 employees.

 

SABEX Safety The Safety Award recognizes an organization that has shown leadership through its commitment to improving its safety management practices or implemented a new, unique, forward-thinking and original idea to create a safer work environment. The business must be a for profit business and must have their head office in the Saskatoon Region. The business must be in existence for at least one (1) year.

 

 

Other Award Categories

  • Award of Innovation
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Strategic Alliance Award
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