Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce

2024 Business Excellence Awards

Prairie Sky Business Excellence Award Gala will be held to honor multiple businesses in each category who have gone above and beyond to strengthen the local economy and provide products and services to the region and surrounding areas.

The event details are:

Date: Friday, May 24, 2024
Location: North Ridge Community Centre, Martensville

The categories are:

New Business Award
The New Business category recognizes businesses that have been in operation for less than 3 years and have strategies & plans to achieve business growth. These entrepreneurs took the leap and have shown that they have what it takes to make it!
The business must meet the following criteria:
1. Be a for-profit business with a substantial base of operations in the communities of Warman, Osler, Martensville, or within the surrounding Prairie Sky Region.
2. Have a valid business license in the city of which they operate in.
3. Be in operation for less than 3 years as of December 31, 2023.
4. Must not have been the recipient of this award in the previous two years.
Download 2024 New Business Application

Community Involvement Award
This category celebrates businesses that lead in creative ways and have a positive impact on the community. Showing evidence of clearly expressed and widely communicated strategy, focusing on actions which demonstrate a responsibility to enhance the social and natural environments in which they operate. From pitching in to help neighbors, to launching a new business initiative, if you chipped in to support your community, this is the award for you.
The business must meet the following criteria:
1. Be a for-profit business with a substantial base of operations in the communities of Warman, Osler, Martensville, or within the surrounding Prairie Sky Region.
2. Have a valid business license in the city of which they operate in.
3. Be in operation for a minimum of 1 year as of December 31, 2023.
4. Must not have been the recipient of this award in the previous two years.
Download 2024 Community Involvement Application

Customer Service Award
This category celebrates businesses that built new connections with customers. Leveraging the new and often unprecedented circumstances, these businesses served customers in new and tailored ways. Whatever the specific circumstance, if you switched things up to better serve your customers, this category is for you!
The business must meet the following criteria:
1. Be a for-profit business with a substantial base of operations in the communities of Warman, Osler, Martensville, or within the surrounding Prairie Sky Region.
2. Have a valid business license.
3. Must not have been the recipient of this award in the previous two years.
Download 2024 Customer Service Application

Business Marketing Award
The Business Marketing Award is presented to the business demonstrating excellence in the execution of marketing strategy, which may include advertising, promotions, products/service development, distribution/delivery and/or pricing strategies.
The business must meet the following criteria:
1. Be a for-profit business with a substantial base of operations in the communities of Warman, Osler, Martensville, or within the surrounding Prairie Sky Region.
2. Have a valid business license in the city of which they operate in.
3. Must not have been the recipient of this award in the previous two years.
Download 2024 Business Marketing Application

Small Business Award
This award celebrates unique businesses, innovative entrepreneurs that provide professional services to the Warman, Osler, Martensville and surrounding Prairie Sky Region. This award will be given to the business whose example demonstrates out of the box thinking and dedication to providing quality services. Professionals such as Artists, musicians, interior designers, food truck owners, dog walkers, freelance writers, and much more suit this award.
The business must meet the following criteria:
1. Be a for-profit business with a substantial base of operations in the communities of Warman, Osler, Martensville, or within the surrounding Prairie Sky Region.
2. Must not have been the recipient of this award in the previous two years.
Download 2024 Small Business of the Year Application

Employer of the Year Award
The Employer of the YEAR category recognizes businesses that demonstrate leadership in their commitment to providing a healthy work environment and strong employee communication process. This company may offer exceptional workspaces, health benefits, training & skills, and support for community Involvement.
The business must meet the following criteria:
1. Be a for-profit business with a substantial base of operations in the communities of Warman, Osler, Martensville, or within the surrounding Prairie Sky Region.
2. Have a valid business license in the city of which they operate in.
3. Be in operation for 3+ years as of December 31, 2023.
4. Business must have five or more employees.
5. Must not have been the recipient of this award in the previous two years.
Download 2024 Employer of the Year Application

Business of the Year Award
The Business of the Year category recognizes businesses that have demonstrated resilience, perseverance, compassion, determination, and leadership.
The business must meet the following criteria:
1. Be a for-profit business with a substantial base of operations in the communities of Warman, Osler, Martensville, or within the surrounding Prairie Sky Region.
2. Have a valid business license in the city of which they operate in.
3. Be in operation for 5+ years as of December 31, 2023.
4. Business must have five or more employees.
5. Must not have been the recipient of this award in the previous two years.
Download 2024 Small Business of the Year Application

Please Note:

Applications Open: February 1 to March 15
Applications Close: March 15

Applications and supporting documents can then be submitted to awards@prairieskychamber.ca

For more information contact: Angela Steiert, Executive Director, Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 306-292-7066  or
Email: admin@prairieskychamber.ca

PRAIRIE SKY BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Our annual BEXA event has been renamed the Prairie Sky Business Excellence Awards!

 

“Excellence is never an accident, it is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and vision to see obstacles as opportunities.” Anonymous

 

In 2016, the business communities of Warman, Martensville, Osler and surrounding communities embraces this message by introducing the Business Excellence Awards to recognize the entrepreneurial passion, talent, dedication, and tireless efforts of our business communities.

 

Coming together to celebrate our resiliency and growth in a spirit of encouragement by highlighting our businesses annually has become the most prestigious event of the year.

 

2022 Prairie Sky Business Excellence Awards

 

Finalists and Winners:

 

NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Lakeview Insurance

Martensville Farmers Market

WINNER – Warman Farmers Market 

Martensville & District Lions

Martensville Free Pantry 

 

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Mid-task Community Futures

Austin Riemer Remax North County 

Darling Creations 

WINNER – Laserology 

Rave BBQ and Rubs 

Reign Academy & Studios 

 

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board

WINNER – Dahlia Salon and Spa 

Lakeview Insurance 

Legends Pharmacy 

Warman Home Centre LP 

Zak’s Home Hardware 

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE – Sponsored by Kessler Insurance

Bo’s Pet Service 

Breath Better Indoor Air Quality 

Dahlia Salon and Spa 

Pretty Little Pieces 

WINNER – Warman Home Centre 

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT – Sponsored by Sasktel

Atlas Outdoors 

Legends Pharmacy 

McDowell Martial Arts 

Warman Home Centre 

WINNER – Zak’s Home Hardware 

 

BUSINESS MARKETING – Sponsored by The Wireless Age

Carters Counselling 

Dahlia Salon and Spa 

WINNER – Pretty Little Pieces 

Rave BBQ Rubs 

Team Iron Elles 

 

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Martensville Plumbing and Heating

WINNER – Lakeview Insurance 

Prairie ICF 

Zak’s Home Hardware

Legends Pharmacy 

Warman Home Centre LP  

 

2021 BEXA

 

Our business community faced unparalleled disruption and uncertainty in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  During these unprecedented times, we witnessed powerful stories of resilience, heart, grit, compassion, determination, and leadership.  Excellence in 2020 took on a whole new meaning and as such we transformed our 6th annual BEXA Gala, presented by Affinity Credit Union, to showcase and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and resiliency of the many businesses throughout our region.

At our virtual awards ceremony, we virtually honoured multiple businesses in each of our adapted categories, who demonstrated their ability to quickly adapt and respond to business disruptions in the face of the global pandemic and the economic hardship that it caused.

2020 BEXA

Finalists and Award Winners:

 

 NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by The Wireless Age 

Martensville Lions 

Prairie Spirit Schools Foundation 

Route 11 Creative Arts Centre 

Warman Childcare Centre 

WINNER – Warman Collective Garden 

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Sponsored by SaskTel 

Legends Pharmacy 

WINNER – PAWS Republic 

Pharmasave 

Soul Power Fitness 

Upstage Dance Studio 

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE Sponsored by Kessler Insurance 

AquaTemp Plumbing & Heating Solutions 

Pharmasave 

WINNER – The Medicine Shoppe 

Warman Small Animal Hospital 

Zak’s Home Hardware – Warman 

 

NEW BUSINESS Sponsored by Warman Small Animal Hospital 

Awasis Boutique 

Tammy’s Training Canine Services 

WINNER – Upstage Dance Studio 

 

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by WorkSafe Saskatchewan 

WINNER – Aqua Temp Plumbing & Heating Solutions 

Canalta Hotel 

Lakeview Insurance 

Laskowski & Wright LLP 

Martensville Plumbing & Heating 

 

MICRO ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR Sponsored by bdc 

Evermore Homes 

Hawk’s Nest Studio 

McDowell Martial Arts 

Nourish Natural Health Food Store 

WINNER – Team Iron Elles Personal Training 

 

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Martensville Plumbing & Heating 

Laskowski & Wright LLP 

Lakeview Insurance 

Shercom Industries 

Warman Physiotherapy & Wellness 

WINNER – Warman Small Animal Hospital 

2018 BEXA

Finalists and Award Winners:

 

 NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Martensville Plumbing and Heating

Martensville Information & Visitor Centre

WINNER –  Martensville Community Rec. Project

Warman Community Association

Warman Community Collective Garden

Warman Sports & Cultural Village

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT – Sponsored by Lakeview Insurance

WINNER –  Affinity Credit Union

Dahlia Salon & Spa

Pharmasave

Warman Home Centre

Warman Physiotherapy & Wellness

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE Sponsored by Kessler Insurance 

ACT Audiovisual

Concrete Edge

WINNER –  Finelite Photography & Design

Nourish Natural Health Food Store

PAWS Republic

 

NEW BUSINESS Sponsored by 

Bravo Dance Co.

Fit Prairie Girl

Hawthorne & Wool

Salon Beau.t.iful

WINNER –  Santosha Yoga & Wellness Therapies

 

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Sponsored by

Clark’s Crossing Gazette

Creative Wood Interiors Inc.

Dancer’s Edge

WINNER –  SAS Home & Floral Boutique

Wrench Fitness