Yorkton will shine brightly this October 26, when the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce hosts the 30th anniversary Achievement in Business Excellence (ABEX) Awards in Saskatoon on October 26th. The adjudication panel recently chose 54 businesses from the list of highly qualified nominations received, to compete in 10 ABEX categories .
Two Yorkton Chamber members, Crusader Drilling Corp. and Yorkton Plumbing & Heating Ltd. will go head-to-head in the Growth and Expansion category (sponsored by PFM Capital Inc.) this year. This is a repeat achievement for both businesses, who were finalists in the same category during the 2012 ABEX Awards. Justin Yawney, proprietor of Yorkton Plumbing & Heating, was the recipient of the 2011 Young Entrepreneur ABEX Award.
Jay’s Moving & Storage of Regina, a long-time member of the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce, is a finalist in the Community Involvement category.
Amie Zamonsky, President of the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce is pleased that these Chamber members have been selected as finalists. “Having these Yorkton Chamber members selected as finalists for the prestigious ABEX Awards demonstrates to the rest of the province that Yorkton has dynamic and vibrant businesses,” she said. “Just being named as an ABEX finalist is an honour. On behalf of the Yorkton Chamber, I wish all three companies good luck!”
A special gala evening is planned to mark the 30th anniversary of the ABEX Awards, Saskatchewan’s most prestigious and longest-running celebration of private sector achievement. The event is hosted by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, and presented by Conexus Credit Union. The ABEX is open to any private sector business registered within the province, regardless of size, location or industry.
Tickets to the 2013 ABEX gala, set for October 26th at TCU Place in Saskatoon are available now at www.saskchamber.com.