September 17, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 17, 2023
The 2023 ABEX Awards, presented by Conexus Credit Union, were held at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, SK on September 16, 2023. The event brought together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and community members to celebrate the achievements of Saskatchewan's local businesses. The event was a testament to the resilience and ingenuity displayed by the province's business community.
Harbour Landing Village took home top honours of the night with the ‘Business of the Year’ Award, sponsored by the Grant Thornton LLP, as well as the ABEX Marketing award, sponsored by CN. The Hill Companies were inducted into the Saskatchewan Hall of Fame, and Pat Friesen received the Roger Phillips Chamber Builder Award for her contributions to the Chamber network.
The complete list of winners of the 2023 ABEX Awards are as follows:
2023 ABEX RECIPIENTS
Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP
Harbour Landing Village – Regina
Community Involvement Award, sponsored by Saskatchewan Blue Cross
Wiegers Financial & Benefits – Saskatoon
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Nutrien
Tokata HR Solutions – Regina
Growth and Expansion Award, sponsored by PFM Capital Inc.
MegaDry Disaster Restoration – Weyburn
Innovation Award, sponsored by Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Precision AI – Regina
Marketing Award, sponsored by CN
Harbour Landing Village – Regina
New Venture Award, sponsored by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Trade and Export Development
Phantom Light Distillery – Prince Albert
Service Award, sponsored by KPMG LLP
The Atlas˚ Hotel – Regina
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by Cameco
Ryan Skjerdal of Vortex Plumbing & Heating; MegaDry Restoration Services – Weyburn
2023 SPECIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS
Community Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by SaskEnergy
David Dubé, Concorde Group Ltd. – Regina
Business Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by the University of Regina
Tim Gitzel, Cameco Corporation – Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame Inductee
The Hill Companies – Regina
Roger Phillips Chamber Builder Award
Pat Friesen – Swift Current
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce congratulates all the winners of the 2023 ABEX Awards and commends them for their outstanding contributions to our province's economic growth and development.
"This year’s ABEX Award winners embody the principles of innovation and commitment that drive Saskatchewan's business community. Their achievements are a testament to their dedication to excellence. I extend my congratulations to all the recipients and also to the finalists for their strong contributions to our economy.” – Prabha Ramaswamy, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
"All of the people associated with the Hill Companies are honoured to be recognized by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. Each and every one of us are only in business to help others including our business associates and those in the community that may not have the same opportunities. We have always grown with the province both in terms of services and commitments where we operate. We thank the Chamber, the province, and the areas where we serve." – Paul Hill, Executive Chairman of the Hill Companies