The Weyburn Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2021 WEYBEX awards. These awards are held biennially, celebrating business success in Weyburn and surrounding area. The WEYBEX awards are open to businesses, organizations, and individuals in the City of Weyburn and immediate area.
These awards will be presented during a virtual gala evening, which will take place on June 11, 2021. The patron sponsor for the awards is Prairie Sky Co-operative Association.
• Business of the Year award, sponsored by Prairie Sky Co-op
The winner of this award is chosen from the winners in the categories of Golden Service, New or Expanded Business and Community Involvement. The Business of the Year will be honored for an overall commitment to business excellence.
“We believe in making a positive difference in the communities we serve. We value excellence and the importance of recognizing excellence around us. We also value community and this includes the residents as well as the business community. This is why we support the Weyburn Chamber’s WEYBEX Business of the Year Award,” said Danielle Knoll, Member Relations Manager for Prairie Sky Co-op.
• Golden Service Award, sponsored by MNP
This award recognizes a local business dedicated to customer satisfaction that consistently demonstrates excellence in the delivery of its products and services.
“One of our key values at MNP is that “we insist on quality client service” therefore we understand the commitment it takes in demonstrating service excellence and applaud the work of the business community here in Weyburn so we want to show our support. One of the ways we do that is continuing our support of the Weyburn Chamber’s WEYBEX Golden Service Award,” said Melissa Swayze, Senior Partner, MNP.
• Community Involvement award, sponsored by SaskEnergy
This is awarded to a business demonstrating outstanding performance in contributing to recreation, amateur sports, arts and culture, health care, education and charitable or non-profit groups.
“As a company that is committed to the communities we serve, SaskEnergy is proud to sponsor the 2021 WEYBEX Community Involvement Award. Local businesses are critical to a community’s economy, but also to its culture and the well-being of its residents. SaskEnergy is honoured to have a role in recognizing the efforts of companies that go above and beyond to give back to the community in which they operate. Best of luck to all nominees,”said Cony Parisien, Director of Indigenous and Community Engagement for SaskEnergy.
• New or Expanded Business award, sponsored by Sunrise Community Futures
This is awarded to a business established or expanded in the past three years and demonstrating exceptional performance in terms of expansion into a new product, service, line of business, or in the creation of new markets and/or jobs.
“This past year has thrown many significant curve balls at entrepreneurs. Through it all, Community Futures Sunrise has been dedicated to supporting the small business sector and we are so pleased to sponsor the 2021 WEYBEX Award for New or Expanded Business. Our hats go off to the many entrepreneurs who have demonstrated tremendous creativity and grit by either starting a new business or pivoting to expand their company during this year,”said Verna O’Neill, General Manager, Community Futures Sunrise.
• Business Hall of Fame – Sponsored by Weyburn Credit Union
This award recognizes pioneer and cornerstone business leaders demonstrating long-term excellence and contributing to the economic well-being of Weyburn and area.
“Weyburn Credit Union is a champion for businesses in our community. We understand that these businesses are the backbone of our local economy and essential to the way of life we enjoy here in Weyburn. That is why we continue to celebrate business excellence in our community as the sponsor of the Business Hall of Fame award,”said Tana Torkelson, VP of Marketing for Weyburn Credit Union.
In kicking off the WEYBEX awards for this year, Weyburn Chamber of Commerce President Reed Anderson said he is very excited about what the awards symbolize for the business community in Weyburn.
“These awards give the community a chance to support and recognize business and individual excellence in Weyburn. The sponsors are once again eager to support this event which will showcase the very best of what our business community has to offer,” he said.
With the overwhelming success of past WEYBEX Awards, the Chamber expects even more nominations and another successful awards evening of recognition and celebration. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 9, 2021. Nomination forms are available online at www.weyburnchamber.com or call the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce office at (306) 842-4738.