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ABEX 2014 a sold-out event!

We are pleased to announce that all the tickets to ABEX 2014 have now been sold, and online ticketing is no longer open. We thank our guests for their overwhelming support, and are very excited to see our outstanding lineup of finalists on Saturday, November 1 at the Delta Regina Hotel!

Sask Chamber Hosting Policy Roundtables

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is developing policy recommendations for the coming year and upcoming provincial election. We would like to hear from you about the ongoing and emerging issues that are impacting your business. We will be conducting policy roundtables around the province to collect this input. Register Today for a Policy Roundtable

First-ever Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Roger Phillips Chamber Builder Award announced

When over 750 people gather on November 1 to celebrate business’ best and brightest, a special light will be directed toward Ted Hillstead, the first-ever Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce ‘Roger Phillips Chamber Builder Award’ recipient. This new award recognizes long-term contributions of time, intelligence and leadership in strengthening the chamber of commerce network in the province, and is named for an ABEX founder and former Sask Chamber board member Mr. Roger Phillips.

Ted Hillstead, Senior Partner with Cogent Business Consulting, is a Certified General Accountant who received his Fellowship designation in 2003. Throughout his career, Ted has worked in public practice, private industry and the public sector, giving him a well-rounded view on business. He has volunteered time on the governance boards of many business enterprises, and has been actively involved in the CGA profession over the years.

“The Roger Phillips Chamber Builder Award is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the people who have provided great service to the chamber network in Saskatchewan. The chamber network has been built on the shoulders of people like Ted, and we are so pleased to have the opportunity to recognize him in this way,” said Sask Chamber CEO Steve McLellan.

To read the full media release on the award and its recipient, click here.

M. D. Ambulance to be inducted into Sask Chamber Business Hall of Fame for 2014

Saskatoon business M. D. Ambulance Care Ltd. will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame at the 2014 ABEX Awards November 1 in Regina. 

“M. D. Ambulance’s long and distinguished history within the province, along with its significant contributions to the emergency medical services community in Canada, making M. D. Ambulance a natural choice for the Business Hall of Fame,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.

To read the full release click here.

To purchase tickets to ABEX, to see M. D. Ambulance inducted into the Hall of Fame, click here.

Mr. Paul J. Hill named 2014 ABEX Business Leader of the Year
Today, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2014 Business Leader of the Year, sponsored by Saskatchewan Polytechnic, will be renowned Regina resident and businessman Paul J. Hill. This award will be presented at the 2014 ABEX Awards, to be held in Regina at the Delta Regina Hotel on November 1. To read the press release click here. To purchase tickets to the ABEX Awards click here.
2014 ABEX Finalists Announced

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the list of finalists for the 31st anniversary Achievement in Business Excellence (ABEX) Awards, to be held November 1st at the Delta Hotel in Regina. These finalists will compete in the nine ABEX Award categories, in addition this year The Community Cornerstone Award has been introduced. This award is will be awarded through online voting which is open now at

Click here to view the full listing of finalists 

National Post special section highlights Saskatchewan P3 Summit speakers, identifies Sask as emerging P3 leader

A special section released by the National Post recently shone a light on Public-Private Partnerships (or P3s), and strongly indicated that Saskatchewan is a force to be reckoned with in the area of P3 leadership.

The section, which can be found at, was created with input from P3 Summit speakers Mark Romoff, Rupen Pandya, Olivia MacAngus, and Owen D. Pawson. One article in particular puts focus on Saskatchewan as a P3 leader:

Delegates to the Summit (register today by clicking the banner above) can access hard copies of the edition at the event itself.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program changes demonstrate lack of understanding of Saskatchewan business needs

The changes recently announced to the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program failed to demonstrate a clear understanding of the need for more workers and the current value of the TFW program to businesses in Saskatchewan. To see the media release sent out by the Saskatchewan Chamber, click here.

Productivity Resources right here on the Chamber website

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has increased its focus on the need for enhanced business productivity in response to current issues that face Saskatchewan businesses, such as the shortage of skilled workers. A list of productivity tools may now be found on the Productivity section of our website. Simply click the link in the left column of our home page to enter this area and view the tools.



Patricia Warsaba
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