With a predicted boost to the Saskatchewan economy in 2023, the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to a good year for business.

It all begins with honouring the best in local business with the WEYBEX Awards gala evening at McKenna Hall on April 28th.

"It's a great way to get people to start thinking about businesses that they think should be presented with an award or being nominated," Executive Director Monica Osborn said.

"It's such a huge honor to be able to be nominated by your peers or business members to be able to get on stage to let people know that you are in business and you're here, not just for the award, but you're here to help our community and show off what your passion is." 

The kick-off of the 2023 WEYBEX awards will be held Monday, January 9th at the Weyburn Credit Union Community Room at 10:00 a.m.

The awards are held bi-annually, celebrating business success in our city and surrounding area. The WEYBEX Awards are open to businesses, organizations, and individuals in the City of Weyburn and immediate area. 

The Business of the Year award is sponsored by the Weyburn Credit Union and 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.

The Business Leader of the Year, sponsored by Saskatchewan Blue Cross, is awarded to a person who exemplifies the qualities of a business visionary.

The Golden Service award, sponsored by MNP, recognizes a local business dedicated to customer satisfaction that consistently demonstrates excellence in the delivery of its products and services.

The Community Involvement award, sponsored by SaskEnergy, 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.

The New or Expanded Business award, sponsored by Community Futures Sunrise, 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.

The Business Hall of Fame award, sponsored by Grant Thornton, recognizes pioneer and cornerstone business leaders demonstrating long-term excellence and contributing to the economic well-being of Weyburn and area.

“These awards provide the community with an opportunity to recognize and support business excellence in Weyburn. We appreciate the support from our sponsors and look forward to the big event where we will showcase the very best of what our business community has to offer," said Weyburn Chamber of Commerce President, Stephen Schuck.

The deadline for nominations is March 28th, 2023. Nomination forms are available online at www.weyburnchamber.com or call the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce office at (306) 842-4738.