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The 2016 Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce SABEX Award Finalists were announced today and Reed Security has made the finals in two categories - Customer Service and Marketing. Woo Hoo! We also want to say Congratulations to a number of our clients who were also named 2016 Finalists. 

Here's a complete list of the categories and the finalists: 
*Reed Security clients

Customer Service (Sponsored by CGI Group Inc.): For a business demonstrating exceptional performance in providing services (wholesale and retail trade, purchasing and distribution, transportation, brokering, professional services, communications, financial). Judging considers the relative size of the business.

Finalists are:

  • Two Fifty Two Boutique
  • Park Town Hotel
  • Reed Security
  • Black Ink Holdings Corp.
  • SaskMade Marketplace

Marketing (Sponsored by Handy Group of Companies): For a 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.

Finalists are:

  • Black Ink Holdings Corp.
  • Mourning Glory Funeral and Cremation Services
  • North Prairie Developments*
  • Reed Security
  • Traxx Footwear

Growth & Expansion (Sponsored by Miller Thomson):
For a business who has made significant changes in their business which has resulted in growth or expansion of 15% or more of the 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.

  • Mourning Glory Funeral and Cremation Services
  • Vendasta*
  • Con-Tech General Contractors Ltd.*

New Product and/or Service (Sponsored by BDC):
For a business demonstrating exceptional performance in launching a new Saskatchewanmade product or service in the last 3 years, which is original and is currently available to consumers.

  • Three Farmers Products
  • North Prairie Developments*
  • W Bridals Clarity Coaching & Development
  • Tufts Management

New Business Venture (Sponsored by Tourism Saskatoon- Conventions Saskatoon):
For 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. The judges utilize financial criteria as well as consideration of 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.
  • Two Fifty Two Boutique
  • Thrive Juice Co.
  • Social Spiral Technologies
  • Komfort Insulation Ltd.
  • Tufts Management

Community Involvement (Sponsored by SaskTel):
For a business demonstrating substantial support for arts and culture, amateur sport, education or volunteerism.

  • Brainsport Neechie Gear Inc.
  • S&E Trusted Online Directories*
  • Wiegers Financial & Benefits*

Safety (Sponsored by Saskatchewan Polytechnic):
Awarded to 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.

  • Envirotec Services Incorporated*
  • Con-Tech General Contractors Ltd.*
  • North Ridge Development Corporation*
  • Saskatoon Fire & Flood*
  • Saskatoon Aerocentre*

Small Business of the Year (Sponsored by MNP):
Awarded to a business with 15 or less 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.

  • Black Ink Holdings Corp.
  • Dingwall Guitars Inc.
  • CRAVINGS baby-maternity-kids*
  • Watuko Headgear

Business of the Year (Sponsored by Edwards School of Business):
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 for these factors. Size of the business is not a criterion.

  • Vendasta*
  • Brainsport
  • Envirotec Services Incorporated*
  • Crestline Coach Ltd.

See you at The Celebrate Success! Awards Gala
Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Prairieland Park
5:00PM - Cocktails     6:00PM - Dinner Seating

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