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June/July 2015

Meet Tanya Knight

The President of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce for 2015/16


Table of Contents

Featured Articles President’s View Pg. 4 Getting to Great

Cover Story: Meet Tanya Knight Pg. 5 Meet Tanya Knight, the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce President for 2015/16

Mike’s Hydraulics Pg. 6 A small business success story

Chamber announces new Board of Directors Pg. 8 Winners of the 2015 “Celebrate Success!” Awards Pg. 9 Partnering to serve the growing Saskatchewan economy

Saskatoon Community Foundation Pg. 13 Annual Report to the Community

Tanya Knight of MNP (image: Grant Romancia Photography)

BUSINESS View­is a bimonthly publication of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce 104-202 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1 Phone: (306) 244-2151 Fax: (306) 244-8366 Email: chamber@saskatoonchamber.com Website: www.saskatoonchamber.com Twitter: @stoonchamber Feedback on articles is invited, but views expressed in BUSINESS View are those of contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by, or are policy of, the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce or its Board of Directors. We encourage you to support the business leaders whose names and products you see advertised in this issue as well as throughout our entire membership. The Board reserves the right to edit submissions.

STAFF

Kent Smith-Windsor, Executive Director Derek Crang, Sales & Membership Director Terry Lawrence, Administrator Roz Macala, Executive Secretary Kevin Meldrum, Marketing Director Linda Saunders, Bookkeeper Ryan Wig, Communications Director Czarina Catambing, Committee Operations Intern Meghan Johnson, Committee Operations Intern

Cover image by Grant Romancia

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President’s View

Getting to Great What’s ahead for the Chamber for 2015-16

As I sit down to write my first article as Chamber President, it strikes me how fortunate I am to be involved with an organization that has had such great leaders before me. The structure of the Chamber allows for transition of knowledge as you spend time as a Director, sit on committees, and attend events. The staff at the Chamber is beyond excellent, providing critical support and a plethora of knowledge on a broad range of business issues. You may have seen outgoing President Tony Van Burgsteden present our Chamber’s strategic plan at the Mayor’s luncheon this past April. Designed as a road map, the plan is designed to take our City and our Chamber from “Good” to “Great”. Within our plan are two distinct pieces – focus areas for our City and focus areas for our Chamber. Our external goals for our City focus on the following: • Competitive Taxation and Regulation – continuing to create an environment that promotes a balanced approach to taxation and regulation. • Strategic Infrastructure Development – making the most of the assets we have and bringing new businesses and infrastructure

on stream faster. Growth as a Goal for All – understanding that growing our business base delivers community benefits across Saskatoon. • Capitalizing on Research Commercialization – unlocking the economic potential of Saskatoon’s research, science and innovation cluster. Our Chamber will succeed in these areas by understanding the issues that affect our business community, having the volunteers and members engaged to act on issues and initiatives, and continuing to provide leadership and staff support. As I look forward to the upcoming months, we already have several initiatives planned to work towards our strategic goals – our Health Opportunities Committee is planning a conference this fall to continue to activate the economic opportunities in healthcare. Our Government Affairs Committee is planning a “Productivity in Government” conference later in the year to showcase the great initiatives that are happening all around us to capitalize on increased efforts in continuous improvement. As a business owner in the City, I am exposed to some of the challenges that businesses face. That being said, I know that every business faces different challenges depending on business size, industry, stage of business, etc. I encourage each of you to reach out to myself, a board member or our staff team with any business questions, challenges or successes you experience. As we move forward on our ongoing goal to build •

the Best Business Climate in Canada, we need to know that we are actively representing our member’s interests. For our City to “Get to Great”, its economic engine - our business community - needs to lead the charge. That means each of us as business owners has a role to play. We need to look at ways to push ourselves and our companies, whether that is new products, new markets, improved efficiencies, leadership development, or community involvement. In today’s world, it isn’t enough to just be good. Here at the Chamber, we’re proud to lead a business community that is always striving for great. Tanya Knight President 2015/16 Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

Photo by Grant Romancia

2015-16 Board of Directors for the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce President Tanya Knight - MNP LLP 1st Vice-President Jason Yochim - Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS ® 2nd Vice-President Kelly Bode - WMCZ Lawyers & Mediators Past President Tony Van Burgsteden - Federated Co-Operatives Ltd Bill Cooper - PotashCorp Peggie Koenig - Koenig & Associates Silvia Martini - Interlink Research Inc. Karl Miller - Meridian Development Julian Ovens - BHP Billiton Kristy Rempel - Saskatoon Community Foundation Sandra Ribeiro - Canadian Light Source Inc Chris Sicotte - Affinity Credit Union Sanj Singh - AdeTherapeutics Inc Brian Skanderbeg - Claude Resources Inc Trevor Thiessen - Redekop Manufacturing Chris Woodland - MacPherson, Leslie and Tyerman LLP

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Cover Story

Tanya Knight Set to Lead Chamber By Terri Eger

Tanya Knight, Regional Managing Partner for MNP is the new President of the Board for the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce (Image: Grant Romancia)

Being the ‘Voice of Business’ is at the heart of the Chamber of Commerce for incoming President Tanya Knight. The work the Chamber does for businesses is important to Knight who stepped into her new role at the AGM on May 27th. “The majority of the members at the Saskatoon Chamber are small businesses which are the life-blood of the economy,” she said. “But when there are only one or two people in a business you don’t always have time and resources to look after all the different aspects.” Knight feels this is where the Chamber of Commerce can play a significant role, keeping business people informed of ever-changing

laws, programs and incentives offered by the various levels of government. “We can offer issue identification and awareness, offering support to business.” Knight was involved with the Brandon Chamber of Commerce for a number of years before moving to Saskatoon four years ago. After joining the local Chamber in 2012 she has worked on various committees including Government Affairs, Business Development, Audit and Finance, Human Resource and Compensation as well as the Executive leading up to her new position. Her past experience on the various committees and with a Chamber in another city will give her insight into role as President.

“I have certainly seen a lot of different aspects of the Chamber but I don’t profess to know everything,” she said humbly. Knight is set to lead a Board of Directors she describes as being well-balanced. While there are people like herself who are relatively new to the city and bring different experiences and ideas with them, there are other members who know the local history well and what will work in this city. “We have a great blend on the Board of Directors where the sum is definitely greater than the parts,” she said. The Chamber is comprised of a number of committees working together to move the organization forward. “The Saskatoon Chamber is really a grass roots organization with very active committees,” said Knight. “If someone is passionate about something, the Chamber can connect others who share the same passion and they work to do something about it.” During her time as President, Knight hopes to continue to build strong relationships with all levels of government including local councillors in the City of Saskatoon and leaders throughout the province. “We want to continue to keep our voice strong,” she said. Knight assumes her position at a positive time in the local economy and at a time when the Chamber itself is doing well. While economies in other areas may have slowed down, Knight feels that the diversity of Saskatoon’s economy makes it stronger and will ensure that it continues to grow. “We will be looking at opportunities for our committees to collaborate and continue to provide growth to the City,” she said. When Knight moved to the city with her family she was welcomed into the business community, by the Chamber of Commerce and in her own neighbourhood. She is happy to call Saskatoon home and will be working hard as President to ensure the Chamber continues to grow and thrive. Knight is the Regional Managing Partner for MNP, overseeing offices in Lloydminster, Melfort, Humboldt, Prince Albert and Saskatoon.

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Mike’s Hydraulics A small business success story By Terri Eger Business is booming for Mike’s Hydraulics in Saskatoon. Since taking over the business June 1, 2014, new owners Abe Eazadi and Abbas Eslami have doubled the size of the business and they aren’t stopping there. Located on Ontario Avenue, the company offers a full range of hydraulic sales and service, repairing cylinders, pumps, control valves and motors. The new owners also offer services in electric and electronic control systems, as both have their Engineering Certificates with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists in Saskatchewan. “We offer a full package by doing all hydraulics, electric and electronics,” explained Eazadi. In addition to offering services to a number of major industries already, the pair is hoping to expand into the mining industry. “We are designing a new machine that will

Success Stories dismantle huge cylinders,” said Eslami. “We are making the machinery and preparing so we are qualified for every job.” Preparation is something Eazadi and Eslami are both familiar with. Their move to Canada from Iran was well thought out and extensively researched. “Canada’s economy is growing and Saskatchewan is booming,” said Eazadi of why this market looked attractive from the beginning. In addition to the positive economic climate, immigrant entrepreneurial programs in the country made the transition to Canada easier than that of other countries. “We both had businesses back home. We did our research and came up with a solid business plan which is needed for SINP,” he said, referring to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nomination Program offered by the Saskatchewan Government. The entire process took two years to complete, during which time the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce played a major role in assisting the businessmen in their new venture and helping them get set up in Saskatoon. “Kent’s door was always open,” said Eazadi

referring to Executive Director Kent SmithWindsor. “He was always smiling and inviting us in for coffee.” “That may not seem important but it really is,” said Eslami, emphasizing the welcome atmosphere at the local Chamber office. “The Chamber introduced us to other businesses and other entrepreneurs,” said Eazadi. “We were able to talk with others and make connections which have helped us expand our business.” Professional services recommended by the Chamber were also important as the newcomers worked through purchasing their new business, engaging lawyers and accountants. “With the Chamber’s help it was a smooth transition without any headaches,” said Eazadi. While Eazadi believes it’s important for entrepreneurs to do their own research and be well informed about setting up a business he said the assistance from the Chamber was important. Simply put, “the Chamber of Commerce puts a light in front of you so you can see better.”

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Board of Directors

Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Announces 2015/16 Board of Directors Welcome the incoming and re-elected Board Members

Welcome to the 2015/16 Board of Directors. Back Row: Silvia Martini, Sanj Singh, Sandra Ribeiro, Bill Cooper, Karl Miller, Peggie Koenig, Chris Sicotte, Trevor Thiessen, Chris Woodland, Brian Skanderbeg. Front Row: 1st Vice-President Jason Yochim, President Tanya Knight, Past President Tony Van Burgsteden, 2nd Vice-President Kelly Bode. Missing: Julian Ovens , Kristy Rempel. Photo by Czarina Catambing.

The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce held its 2015 Annual General Meeting on May 27th at the Saskatoon Club, and officially welcomed three new Board members: Sandra Ribeiro – Canadian Light Source, Chris Sicotte – Affinity Credit Union, Trevor Thiessen – Redekop Manufacturing.

The Honorable Gordon Wyant, Attorney General of Saskatchewan conducted the swearing-in ceremony for the incoming President, Tanya Knight, as well as 1st Vice President Jason Yochim and 2nd VicePresident of Finance, Kelly Bode. The 2015/16 Executive Committee is comprised of: Tanya Knight - MNP LLP (President), Jason Yochim – Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS (1st Saskatoon Vice-President), Independently Owned and Operated Kelly Bode – Wallace Serving Saskatoon & Area Real Estate needs as an Meschishnick avid volunteer, business member and parent in the Clackson Zawada Saskatoon Community. Because I care! (2nd Vice-President, Finance), Tony Sheri Willick REALTOR®, SRES® Van Burgsteden 306.281.7612 – Federated Coemail sheriwillick@gmail.com • web sheriwillick.com operatives Ltd. (Past

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President). In addition to the three newly elected Board members, a number of existing Board members were re-elected to the Board, or will be entering the second year of a two-year term, including: Bill Cooper – PotashCorp, Peggie Koenig – Koenig & Associates, Silvia Martini – Interlink Research Inc., Karl Miller – Meridian Developments, Julian Ovens – BHP Billiton, Kristy Rempel – Saskatoon Community Foundation, Sanj Singh – AdeTherapeutics Inc., Brian Skanderbeg – Claude Resources Inc., Chris Woodland – MacPherson, Leslie and Tyerman LLP. Bert Sutherland, Chair of the Agribusiness Opportunities Committee, was awarded with the Volunteer of the Year award for his contributions of time and effort throughout the year. “It is has been my pleasure to serve as President of the Chamber of Commerce over this past year”, said outgoing President Tony Van Burgsteden. “Our committee members continue to be amongst the most active Chamber volunteers in North America, and we have made great progress on a number of items identified within the Strategic Plan unveiled at our 2014 AGM. I now pass off the presidency to Tanya Knight; who will provide strong leadership and direction for your Chamber over the coming year,” said Van Burgsteden. “The diversity of skill-sets and industry experience within this Board is tremendous,” said Tanya Knight, incoming President. “I have every confidence that they will make the perfect team to help our business community face the challenges and opportunities that lie in the year ahead,” concluded Knight.


Celebrate Success!

Winners of the 2015 Celebrate Success! Awards Hosted by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and presented by PotashCorp., the Celebrate Success! Awards Gala is a celebration of the exceptional businesses growing and operating in the Saskatoon region. The awards gala was held at Saskatoon Prairieland Park on Thursday, May 14th, 2015. The SABEX Awards are open to all private sectors (non-governmental), for profit, enterprises based in the greater Saskatoon area, whether large or small. The applications were forwarded to Ernst & Young LLP Chartered Accountants for initial sorting and processing. Applications from each of the various categories were delivered to independent and anonymous judges. Judges were secured by one member of the Organizing Committee and shall remain anonymous.

SABEX New Business Venture (Sponsored by Tourism Saskatoon – Conventions Saskatoon) Cliptomania SABEX New Product and/or Service (Sponsored by BDC) QuickLinkt Solutions Inc. SABEX Small Business of the Year (Sponsored by MNP LLP) Checks ‘n’ Balances Business Services Inc. SABEX Business of the Year (Sponsored by Edwards School of Business)

The Award Recipients are as follows:

North Prairie Developments Ltd.

Business for Peace Nominee (Sponsored by Cameco Corporation)

SABEX Hall of Fame Inductee (Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank)

Mr. John Cross

Ms. Ellen Gaunt

SABEX Community Involvement (Sponsored by SaskTel)

Award of Innovation (Presented by Innovation Place and the ILO - Industry and Liaison Office - U of S)

North Ridge Development Corporation Vladimir Vujanovic and James Germida SABEX Customer Service (Sponsored by CGI Group Inc.) CRAVINGS maternity-baby-kids

Strategic Alliance Award (Presented by Saskatoon Community Foundation)

SABEX Growth & Expansion (Sponsored by Miller Thomson)

Affinity Credit Union nominated by READ Saskatoon

West Wind Aviation

Cherry Insurance Community Leadership Award (Presented by Cherry Insurance & Leadership Saskatoon)

SABEX Marketing (Sponsored by Handy Group of Companies) LB Distillers

Tom Kishchuk, Mitsubishi – Hitachi Power Systems

Photo by Grant Romancia

Recognizing business excellence is an important element in creating the best business climate in Canada and to create a city of opportunity. The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, under the “Celebrate Success!” masthead, will recognize and celebrate the many successes of Saskatoon businesses and individuals who have attained excellence on a local, national, and international level. These individuals and businesses have contributed greatly to improving the business climate of Saskatoon and area and have made a significant contribution that has reflected positively on the community of Saskatoon. The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce believes that “Celebrate Success!” demonstrates why Saskatoon shines in so many ways.

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Sponsors of the 2015 Celebrate Success! Awards Our program would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. The Celebrate Success! Planning Committee is proud to have worked with these exceptional local businesses and would like to thank them for their support of this annual event!

Signature Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Legacy Sponsor

Gala Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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Media Support

Award of Innovation

Strategic Alliance Award

Community Leadership Award

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Economic News

Saskatoon employment growth expected to continue According to recently released numbers from Statistics Canada and a joint survey between MNP LLP and the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, employment growth is expected to continue in the Saskatoon region over the coming year, albeit at a slower pace than has been seen in recent years. In order to put this downturn in perspective, it is best to examine the tremendous job growth seen in the region over the past 10 years. The Chamber of Commerce's "Target 8000" initiative established a goal of creating enough jobs to meet the requirements of all graduating students each year. This has been reached in 3 of the last 5 years. Looking at the past decade, the goal has been reached 5 of the last 10 years.

On a national basis, Saskatoon has consistently placed at the front of the pack in job creation, leading the country in employment growth rates over the past 10 years. The region's cumulative ten-year employment growth rate of 34.6% places well ahead of its regional competitors, including Regina, Calgary and Edmonton. The “Business Outlook and Attitudes” survey, conducted by the Chamber and MNP in April 2015, indicated that Saskatoon business owners maintained a strong sense of confidence in the market for the coming year. Despite a downturn in many of the province’s key economic drivers, 82% of survey respondents indicated that they either maintained or increased employment within their business over the past year. 29% of respondents indicated that they had hired

new employees within the past year. In perhaps the most telling statistic of the survey, 92% of those surveyed expected to maintain or increase capital investment in their business over the next 3 years, and 57% of respondents indicated that they would be expanding investment. With one of the strongest entrepreneurial bases in the country, it should come as no surprise that Saskatoon business owners maintained a strong sense of optimism for the coming year - 94% of all respondents indicated they felt that business would either remain the same or improve in the near future.

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COMMUNITY

BUILDING ONE BLOCK AT A TIME 2014 COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT

The core of community building is leadership. Change begins when we recognize that some aspect of our community needs improvement, and we take action. The Board and staff of the Saskatoon Community Foundation take seriously our responsibility to be leaders, in both our professional and personal lives. Each of us makes a unique contribution to our beloved community of Saskatoon. At the Foundation, the purpose of this leadership is to honour the commitment and steward the gifts of our donors. These donors have created legacies for the good of Saskatoon in perpetuity and have also taken immediate action to address current issues. In turn, these gifts support charities working at ground level to improve the quality of life for all Saskatoon citizens. Our role at SCF is to find innovative, effective and compassionate ways to connect our donors to the causes that matter most to them and the community at large. Kindest Regards,

Zeba Ahmad, Chair


SIGNATURE GRANT PROFILE BROADWAY THEATRE:

“BACK TO THE FUTURE.” RENOVATIONS TO LOBBY & CONCESSION The Saskatoon Community Foundation invests in the rich cultural history and future of our community. The Broadway Theatre is a local heritage landmark, having been a cornerstone of its neighbourhood since it was built in 1946. SCF’s 2014 Signature Grant of $50,000 will help to restore the lobby and concession to reflect not only the glory of yesteryear but the functionality of the future for this community centre for film and performing arts. The Broadway Theatre’s renovation project is titled “Back to the Future” and the plans are based on the original designs for the Theatre, while incorporating modern equipment, technology and convenience to serve Saskatoon better now and in the future!

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GRANT PROFILES SWITCH: INTERDISCIPLINARY, TRADITIONAL & COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH SERVICES The Saskatoon Community Foundation supports innovative solutions to social challenges. SWITCH (Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health) is the longest running student run health clinic in Canada. It offers its clients, the majority of whom are First Nations people, the opportunity to interact with healthcare professionals who understand their traditions and ways of viewing health, in partnership with a comprehensive healthcare team that can address complex social and medical issues in order to promote wellness. The Saskatoon Community Foundation grant supports the interdisciplinary care team that creates trust and rapport, key factors in good treatment and better outcomes for SWITCH clients.

OLIVER LODGE: RESIDENT COMFORT PROGRAM The Saskatoon Community Foundation cares about seniors in our community. Providing good care for the very large population of elderly people in our current community is a challenge, but one we must meet in order to treat our elders with respect and dignity. One facet of the challenge is to provide comfortable homelike surroundings in special care homes. The Saskatoon Community Foundation’s grant provided the residents of Oliver Lodge with new furnishings for their rooms, helping to complement the caring staff’s efforts to make life at Oliver Loge comfortable, pleasant and meaningful for its residents.


FUND PROFILES Ollie attended Business College and became a secretary and breadwinner, while Leon attended the University of Saskatchewan, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts , Medical doctorate and Internship. Postgraduate training followed at the Sunnybrook Health Centre in Toronto and at Queens in Kingston, Ontario. This led to a specialty in Internal Medicine and an FRCP[C] [Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians]. In 1959 Leon joined the military where he served for 25 years as a medical doctor and specialist, achieving a rank of Colonel. They later ran a medical practice in Cold Lake. They returned to Saskatoon for retirement.

“...Education was the key to their successful lives, opening many doors...” ANN NICK SHURMA FUND Both Leon and Ollie Mazurek grew up in farming families. Leon’s parents, Stanley and Christina Mazurek, immigrated to Canada from Poland. Under the Dominion Lands Act, in 1927, Stanley purchased the homestead for $10.00. Ollie’s parents, Nick & Ann Shurma, emigrated from Ukraine, also purchasing their own $10.00 homestead. Farms were critical multitasking, work-intensive affairs: a Ukrainian phrase in translation defines their motivation as “no work means no eat.” Ollie and Leon walked three miles to the little red school houses that permeated the prairie, icons of the times, with eight grades and youthful teachers as the norm. Ollie attended Lancaster School near Krydor and Leon attended Cosmos I & II near Carrot River. Encouraged by parents and teachers both left for Saskatoon for further schooling. They met, and married at St. Joseph’s on Broadway Avenue, in Saskatoon.

They both believe that education was the key to their successful lives, opening many doors, including travel: moonlit operas on the canals of Venice, visiting the Mona Lisa, the Eiffel Tower, the leaning tower of Pisa, the cliffs of Petra, the Sinai wilderness of Moses, and the Egyptian cemeteries of the Al Alamayn. From humble beginnings, our community offered many opportunities to the Mazureks. They created the Ann Nick Shurma Fund to honour those beginnings. The income from the fund will go to the church in Hafford to assist in maintaining the grave sites of Ollie’s parents, the Shurmas. The Mazureks also have plans to establish a fund to support education through a planned gift later on.

MICHAEL C. SIFTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND The Sifton family has a long association with Saskatchewan’s newspaper industry. Sir Clifford Sifton founded the Sifton newspaper dynasty in 1899 with his purchase of the Manitoba Free Press and later purchasing Saskatchewan’s two daily papers: the Morning LEADER in Regina and The StarPhoenix in Saskatoon. Between 1928 and 1995, three generations of Siftons – Sir Clifford’s son (Clifford Jr.), grandson (Michael C.), and great-grandson (Michael G.) became directly involved in running the Saskatchewan papers. In 1986, the Sifton family established an educational grant for students who intended to pursue postsecondary education. Following the passing of Michael C. Sifton in January of 1995, the educational grant was named 16

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in his honor: The Michael C. Sifton Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Sifton newspaper dynasty in Saskatchewan ended in 1995, when they sold its two Saskatchewan papers to Hollinger Inc. The Michael C. Sifton Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to be awarded annually to a graduating student who intends to pursue post-secondary studies at the University of Saskatchewan in the year following graduation with emphasis on community involvement. Operating via the Saskatoon StarPhoenix for years, the fund was recently transferred to the Saskatoon Community Foundation for administration. The annual application for this award can now be found on the University of Saskatchewan’s Scholarship site.


Paul has always believed that it is of utmost importance to give back to the community, and has made this his motto. He was a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan for 35 years in the Business Administration Certificate Program, taught at the Banff School of Advanced Management for several years, and has presented courses to groups such as the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Real Estate Association and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, to name a few.

“Paul has always believed that it is of the utmost importance to give back...”

B’NAI BRITH 2014 PAUL JASPAR WE’RE PROUD OF YOU! FUND Paul Stephane Jaspar was born and raised in Prince Albert Sakatchewan. Paul knew as a child that he wanted to become an accountant, so it was a natural move for him to begin his career as an articling student with the local firm Tomney, Woodhouse and Co. soon after he graduated high school. After a few years of working in Prince Albert, he moved to Saskatoon to join the national firm of Price Waterhouse and Co. Paul obtained his Chartered Accountant’s designation in 1971, and except for a brief time in Calgary, has spent his entire career in Saskatoon – a city he adores. Paul became a partner in the accounting firm Thomson Jaspar and Associates in 1981 and remained there until his retirement in December 2011. In 1988, Paul was honoured to receive a fellowship from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.

Some of Paul’s past community involvements include being a member of the University of Saskatchewan Senate, Past President of the Saskatoon Jaycees and Past President of the Saskatoon Chartered Accountants Association. He has also served on the Board of the Saskatoon Public Library, Persephone Theatre and Saskatoon Folk Fest. For the past three years, Paul has consulted to Envirotec Services Incorporated as its Chief Financial Officer, and he continues to be very active in the community. Currently, he is Board Chair for TCU Place, Chair of the Saskatoon Pension Plan Benefits Committee, Vice Chair for the Saskatchewan Pension Plan, Vice-Chair of the Saskatoon Real Estate Commission, Treasurer of the 1989 Jeux Canada Games Foundation, PastChair and current member of the Public Liability Insurance Committee for AICA and advisor to the Saskatchewan Catholic Health Board. Paul and his wife Jan enjoy spending time with their blended family of 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren. They travel extensively and especially enjoy spending time at their second home in Whitefish, MT. Always, they are happy to return to their friends and family in their favourite city – Saskatoon.

IN MEMORY

MYRNA BENTLEY: 1954-2014

CLIFF WRIGHT: 1927-2014

A community leader, pioneer for women in leadership roles and long-time board member of the Saskatoon Community Foundation, Myrna Bentley will be very sadly missed.

His contributions to Saskatoon and Saskatchewan are innumerable, and we were very fortunate to have him serve on the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Community Foundation for several years in the 1990s.

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YEAR AT A GLANCE ARTS & CULTURE $3,340,029.13

66.8% EDUCATION $179,559.60

3.6%

HEALTH $645,518.02

ENVIRONMENT $102,015.92

1.25%

12.9%

2.0%

FAITH-BASED $62,091.66

1.5%

CAPACITY BUILDING $74,664.56

11.8%

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT $591,631.57

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS 2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

$37,510,122 $353,117

$33,980,234 $120,927

$29,877,586 $89,987

$27,305,645 $286,972

$26,242,769 $63,240

ASSETS

Endowment Operations

REVENUE

Investment income Donations including estate bequests

$2,954,421 $8,432,265

$3,207,156 $3,164,825

$1,821,820 $3,987,652

$525,007 $4,559,049

$2,763,593 $3,707,695

EXPENDITURES

Grants Net operating expenditures

$5,051,298 $524,530

$2,001,779 $521,848

$2,280,159 $437,722

$1,449,408 $411,903

$1,503,757 $355,933

KEY INDICATORS Rate of return Administration charges to endowed funds Grant disbursement as a % of endowment Total number of funds Number of endowed funds Number of agency endowed funds Number of managed funds

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

8.55% 1.50% 3.50% 298 256 23 19

10.30% 1.50% 3.50% 261 227 18 16

6.48% 1.50% 3.50% 249 220 12 17

2.67% 1.50% 3.50% 235 207 11 17

12.10% 1.50% 3.50% 215 188 11 16


GROWN: HOME GALA ONCE AGAIN SHOWCASES THE BEST OF SASKATOON!

Now in its 8th year, the PotashCorp Mayor’s Cultural Gala continues to amaze, inspire, entertain and support the community we all love! Over the past eight years, attendees at the Gala have been treated to some amazing culinary and cultural wonders, and this year may have been the best yet. Emceed by veteran anchor Richard Brown and our own Board member Tracy Muggli, the Gala offered a wide array of cultural entertainment. The Kumintang Folk Ensemble entertained arrivals in the TCU Place lobby, while the reception was made warm by the sounds of the Sheldon Corbett Quintet. Theresa Sokyrka, of Canadian Idol fame, opened the event with the national anthem. The Fireside Singers delivered a tour de force with excerpts from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Leanne Bellegarde of PotashCorp offered a blessing, while SCF’s Chair Zeba Ahmad, His Worship Mayor Donald Atchison and PotashCorp CEO Jochen Tilk offered their greetings and remarks to the attendees. A tearful moment was shared as we remembered former Board and Gala Chair Myrna Bentley.

Saskatoon Salsa heated up the proceedings with its dance performance, followed by the University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra, performing a piece by Cornerstone of the Community Award recipient Dr. David Kaplan. The evening was capped by a wonderful performance by awardwinning singer-songwriter Eileen Laverty accompanied by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. With the usual superb fare and a wide array of live and silent auction items, the Gala offered something for everyone. This year’s Gala raised almost $400,000 for Saskatoon forever! Thank you Saskatoon!

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Board Dynamics celebrates 10 years of serving boards of directors

In June 2005, Irene Seiferling opened the doors to Board Dynamics, becoming Saskatchewan’s first professional consultancy devoted entirely to governance. “There’s been tremendous progress in the

world of governance”, Seiferling says. “More companies and organizations are proactive in wanting to improve the quality of their board governance, as opposed to seeking help only when things go wrong.” Seiferling sees continually increasing interest in good governance among businesses and organizations, from start-ups to the very mature. Board Dynamics’ client list includes private companies, family businesses, professional service firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations. “It’s become much more common to link organization and business success with strong governance. There’s a real interest in effective board leadership,” she says. Seiferling notes that her experience has spawned a new practice area - succession planning for private companies and familyowned businesses. “Private companies and family businesses consist of unique, complex relationship and leadership issues. Succession planning requires forward-thinking and making critical decisions about fitting the right people in the right positions. As an independent third party with specific skills

and training, I can facilitate the necessary conversations without taking sides.” Seiferling recently moved into new office space in Saskatoon’s downtown First Nations Bank Building. “Our business centre provides a home to a variety of independent professionals who share a client-first focus.” she says. “We’re also attracting virtual tenants who need an occasional professional office environment.” With a strong track record and an impressive combination of formal training and 30 plus years of experience, Seiferling has enjoyed continuous business growth. “My work has always been grounded in close, personal relationships with my valued clients. As I come to know and understand what clients do, I can build trust, understand each client’s unique situation, and work with them to develop governance and leadership systems that best suit them.” Board Dynamics Consulting Phone: 306-665-2233 info@boarddynamics.ca

Shawn Rempel joins Moskowitz Capital Moskowitz Capital, a licensed financing corporation in Saskatchewan, provides non-traditional mortgages that allow individuals and businesses to capture lucrative opportunities that far exceed the cost of capital. What sets them apart from other sources of funds is that they are a ‘storybook lender’, meaning they listen to your story and develop creative solutions that work for borrowers. The small business is headquartered in Toronto and recently hired Saskatoon-based Shawn Rempel as their Director of Business Development for Western Canada. His role focuses on originating and executing mortgage financing for residential and commercial builders within the region. “I am excited to facilitate the continued growth of our city and province by enabling builders to unlock new opportunities and realize their operational goals” said Rempel about the presence of Moskowitz Capital in Saskatoon. Shawn is a long-time resident of Saskatoon.

Prior to joining Moskowitz Capital he was the Manager of Client Services with a technology firm and the Marketing Manager with Huskie Athletics at the University of Saskatchewan. He has earned both an MBA and Bachelor of Science from the U of S and is currently on the board of directors with the Saskatchewan Triathlon Association. Moskowitz Capital was founded based on feedback from mortgage and finance brokers that there was a need for a professional and reliable private source of capital that was approachable and solutions oriented. To date they have funded over $100,000,000 in mortgage loans across Canada with a focus on Atlantic Canada and now the Western provinces. Visit moskowitzcapital.com for more information. BUSINESS VIEW SASKATOON JUNE/JULY 2015 21


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New CEO for Blackstone Insurance, Benefits and Bonding Blackstone Insurance, Benefits & Bonding Inc. is proud to announce that John Shanks has taken the position of CEO & President. With extensive experience in the insurance industry, John has served on the Canadian Pensions Benefits Institute Board, the University of Saskatchewan Senate, and the Alumni Association, was one of the founding members of Junior Achievement in Saskatoon, was a Commissioner for Saskatchewan on the National Capital Commission and taught as a sessional lecturer in the College of Commerce.

With offices in Saskatoon, Regina and Vancouver, Blackstone Insurance specializes in Commercial Property and Liability Insurance, Bonding and Employee Benefits to a wide range of business sectors. Our brokers can quote property, liability, commercial auto and specialty coverage for all types of business and commercial ventures. Blackstone Insurance head office is located at #16 -2220 Northridge Drive, Saskatoon. You can reach us @ 306-477-1706 or our web site www.blackstoneinsurance.ca.

WDiT Solutions moves to new offices WDiT Solutions has moved into their new offices at 121B - 105th Street East Saskatoon, SK. WDiT was formed in 2010 with the goal of providing a personalized and professional IT experience for its clients. The experienced, Microsoft-certified staff are proficient in a wide-variety of IT services, which allows WDiT to tailor its work around your business. From rural home-based business to the established urban giant, WDiT is ready to meet you and your team to offer you an intimate and professional level of IT service like no other. Contact: info@ wdit.ca Office: (306) 979-6067 Toll-Free: (888) 993-9290.

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Saskatoon Airport Authority announces new Vice President, Business Development and Service Quality Guided by a vision to be Canada’s most valued airport experience, our key strategic imperatives include growing air service and offering exceptional services to our guests. We are excited to introduce Lori Sly as our new Vice President, Business Development and Service Quality. In this new role, Lori is looking forward to growing our aeronautical and non-aeronautical businesses as well as enhancing passenger services. As a proven business development and marketing champion, Lori understands the tremendous opportunities and challenges attached to our growth profile. With niche

airport experience and a vision for stressfree passenger experiences, Lori was the past Director of Communications, Customer Service and Marketing with the Regina Airport Authority (2010-2011) and subsequent to that role provided consulting services to the Saskatchewan International Air Service Development Working Group (2012-2014). Recently Lori was the Director of Business Development and Interim General Manager at Western Ag Global (2012-2015) leading a network of professionals in the areas of business growth, marketing and sales. Lori holds a MBA and BComm from the Edwards School of Business at the University

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Brenda Yuzdepski of Medical Arts Pharmacy finalist for 2015 Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award Brenda Yuzdepski, Pharmacist and Owner of Medical Arts Pharmacy in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has been chosen as a finalist for the 2015 Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award. The prestigious award pays tribute to Evelyn Timmons, a pioneer in the compounding industry, by honoring a passionate, committed, and tenacious female compounding pharmacist who is advancing the compounding pharmacy industry in their community and as a profession. Peers and “Professional Compounding Centers of America” PCCA members submitted the names of potential recipients for consideration. To be considered for the award, the female compounder must exhibit the following: • Demonstrates commitment in her practice • Demonstrates selfless advocacy locally and nationally on behalf of all compounding pharmacists • Embraces learning and education • Fosters a successful and growing practice “We are pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Evelyn Timmons Advocacy

Award,” said Aaron Lopez, Sr. Director of Public Affairs at PCCA. “This year’s finalists represent a group of female compounding pharmacists who are dedicated to protecting and advancing today’s compounding industry. Brenda and her fellow finalists are committed to working closely with local physicians and patients to provide customized medicines for their patients whose health depends on it.” The recipient of The Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award will be announced at PCCA's Reception during the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists “Compounders on Capitol Hill” event on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Arlington, Va., and also will be recognized at PCCA’s International Seminar on November 4-7, 2015, in Houston, Texas. Brenda brings a broad range of experience and knowledge to her practice. She regularly lectures on herbal treatments, nutritional support, complementary medicine, and creating optimal health through compounding. She is dedicated to her work and is a cornerstone in her community. Brenda does whatever she can to build awareness of compounding to better serve patients across her city, province, country and the globe. She

has be an integral part of legislative changes in Canada and is always seeking new ways to develop her profession. “It is an unbelievable honor to be considered for this award,” said Brenda Yuzdepski. “As a pharmacist I love being able to help people and it is a privilege to be able to make a difference in people’s lives through the tools provided by compounding.” Evelyn Timmons, RPh, was a pioneer and a nationally renowned figure in the use of bio-identical hormones for women, as well as a long-standing advocate of pharmacy compounding. As one of the first female pharmacists in Arizona, she received numerous national awards during her career. Timmons was the first woman president of the American College of Apothecaries (ACA), and was among the first full fellows of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP).

The brand new “Legacy Lounge” opens on 8th Street The newly opened Legacy Lounge in the former Beily’s location is defining “the new way to lounge” and is excited to show this off to Saskatoon. Residing in the heart of 8th St., Legacy Lounge offers a full service menu that caters to everyone from little bites to big appetites. Featuring such items as pulled pork macaroni & cheese, chicken & apple lettuce wraps, and of course lounge favorites such as dry ribs and wings. Enjoy your meal on the patio with some of the most comfortable seats and couches on 8th Street. Open at noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the patio is sure to be a summer

hit and soon will be offering a full service bar outside and a DJ to set the tone. Enjoy some premium cocktails with an all-new drink menu like Cucumber Cooler or a Caramel Apple, or the staff favorite the Kiwi Crush. Legacy Lounge features several beers on tap as well as some new hits for the summer such as Sam Adams Rebel I.P.A and Shock Top. Legacy Lounge is now featuring its own home brew - Saskatoon Berry Cream Ale brewed right inside in their own micro brewery. Once it gets dark out the room begins to dim and the lights come alive on the back

wall with their resident disc jockey – DJ Haywire sure to get you up and dancing the night away. Also offering a complete party package, Legacy is able to help you design and pick your perfect party, with choices from limo service to bottle service to enhance your true VIP party experience. See Legacy Lounge on the web for more information at www.legacylounge.ca or catch them on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many more all under LegacyLoungeSK.

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The “Land Transfer Monster” eats sales By the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® Land transfer monster? No, not a Dr. Seuss fairy tale. The land transfer monster is a real tax aimed at the heart of the real estate business. And it may be coming to a municipality near you. Some senior governments already have land transfer monsters in their tax departments. Thirty-four American states keep the beasts. Ontario hatched one in 1997. In the West, they have one next door in Manitoba, and in British Columbia. Land transfer monsters sometimes hide out as title registration fees. Others live modestly as estate taxes. The idea is the same; it’s the size of the monster that’s different. At the provincial level they usually stay in their cages – held in by the power of the many other taxes senior governments can charge. But in city governments, the land transfer monster is getting more running room. Its only real competition is an over-worked cousin, the property tax. To city administrations prowling for new money, the monster looks good. Land transfer tax monsters eat part of a property’s price each time it changes hands. Toronto brought in a land transfer monster in 2008. It eats single-family property value on a sliding scale: half a percentage point up to $55,000, 1% on the next $345,000, and 2% on anything over $400,000. In April the average Saskatoon house sold for $352,000. The Toronto land transfer monster would eat $3,245. On a $500,000 house in Saskatoon the monster’s meal would leap to $5,725. Toronto’s land transfer beast gorged itself on $349 million of other people’s money last year. An Ontario Real Estate Association study documents how the tax: • Reduced property sales by 15% • Depressed prices by 1.5% (in effect, the tax is a straight deduction off a vendor’s net) • Cost the city economy $2.3 billion over the last six years • Chased away 12,000 jobs. These OREA numbers are not an interest group crying foul. The C.D. Howe Institute did a similar analysis and found the same, or greater, impact. Cities are hungry for money. The only sizeable tax base they have 28

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is property. Cities want power to apply new taxes: Some policy gurus are calling for cities to be “chartered” – given power to add new taxes on things like sales, income, vehicles. Example: When Toronto brought in its land transfer tax, it also introduced a new tax on vehicle registration. In Saskatchewan, cities have already back-filled the provincial property tax cuts of 2010. Compounded increases of 3-7% in recent years mean what was once taken for schools, now gets taken by the city. It all comes back to property so why don’t cities just add more to the yearly tax bill? But that would hit every homeowner. A land transfer monster attacks only people who sell, a small fraction of the total each year. It’s a form of divide-and-conquer: a few pay a higher price, to the advantage of the others. No one loves taxes, but some are better than others. The land transfer tax is worse than most. Aside of the damage to owners, the economy and REALTORS®, it’s also poor public policy. Here’s why: • Discriminatory: Supposedly a tax on wealth, this tax hits only real property. Missed are major assets like stocks and bonds or bank deposits. Real estate pays the price because it’s easy to tax, not because the rationale is sound. • Discourages mobility: Taxing land transfer adds extra costs to move up or move out. It means property markets become less efficient in moving assets to their highest and best use. As CD Howe’s study states: “Such taxes increase the cost of buying or selling a house and to avoid paying these taxes households will stay in houses that are too big, too small, or too far from their workplace.” • Taxes capital: Property is a pool of wealth people often use to back investments in productive business. Land transfer taxes penalize the asset, not the earnings it can create. Capital taxes are bad taxes. REALTORS® say No to a proliferation of charges on the old and much-abused property tax base. Property taxes should be capped.

We support revenue sharing -- giving municipalities a share of existing provincewide revenue. Saskatchewan already has revenue sharing – but it’s limited to the PST. And, it doesn’t limit property taxes. It should broaden to include a piece of all ownsource provincial revenue, putting cities and others on the same footing as the province – and then requiring cities to work within the available taxes. At the city level, we support focused taxes and more use of public utilities that pay their own way without tax subsidy. A large majority of Saskatoon people agree. The 2014 REALTORS® survey found strong support: 4 in 10 prefer new revenue to come in fees paid by service users, and over 3 in 4 prefer to see tax increases dedicated to specific purposes. About the SRAR: The Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® represents approximately 600 licensed agents and registered salespeople in 46 member offices in the city of Saskatoon. We also represent approximately 170 members in “The Council of Battlefords REALTORS®” and “Melfort Real Estate Council” as well as “Regional Individuals” throughout the Province of Saskatchewan. The board provides continuing Multiple Listings Service® (realtor.ca), statistical information, and many other services to its members. The Association serves the geographical area of Saskatoon and District. The Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® is a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). All of its licensed members are therefore REALTORS® and as such subscribe to a high standard of professional service and to a strict code of ethics.


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MEMBERS PAGE COMMITTEE CHAIRS Agribusiness Opportunities Bert Sutherland - BERTradioonline.com Loran Forer - BMO Business Growth Elise Hildebrandt - The Mortgage Centre Business of Science & Technology Raj Nayak - University of Saskatchewan Celebrate Success! Lynn Eberle - Saskatchewan Polytechnic Chamber on Tap Evan Drisner - Nu-Fab Building Products Environmental Sustainability Colleen Yates - Equinox3 Consulting Ltd. Future Opportunities Committee

Bill Brooks - Eclecthink International First Nations and MĂŠtis Opportunities Committee

Chris Sicotte - Affinity Credit Union Going Global Ken Ziegler - Robertson Stromberg Pedersen LLP

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Member networking events break for summer As the seasons come to a close for Chamber on Tap and Shaken with a Twist, we look forward to bringing these and other networking opportunities to our members in the Fall of 2015. Recent guests of Chamber on Tap include Dale Lemke of Display Systems International (top right) and Curtis Korchinski of The Ivy Dining and Lounge (second right). Shaken with a Twist featured Kari Calder of Century 21 in April and Kim Weimer, Owner of Fastener Warehouse in May. We will be back in August with more great events, luncheons, networking, and member nights to help you get involved and meeting others in the business community. For more information, visit saskatoonchamber. com. (photos by Grant Romancia).


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5Spheres Consulting Inc. Consultants - Engineering AND Consultants - Environment 317-100 1st Ave N, Warman Phone: (306) 652-5500 James Heffernan Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan Non-Profit Organizations 519 45th St W. Saskatoon Phone: (306) 382-0002 Kaley Pugh Bain, Jennifer, B.Comm, CFP, EPC Financial Services / Planning 1400-606 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 934-7060 X261 Canadian Brewhouse Restaurants AND Night Clubs / Lounges 3150 Preston Ave, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 978-8747 Alex Dunn Canadian Professional Counsellors Association - SK Chapter Non-Profit Organizations PO Box 9794, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 227-9941 Dennis Page Catholic Family Services of Saskatoon Non-Profit Organizations 200-506 25th St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 244-7773 Trish St. Onge Complete Technologies Consultants - Computer AND Computers - Sales / Services / Supplies 138-2002 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 361-6787 Andrey Olinov Corey HR Consulting Ltd. Consultants Phone: (306) 290-9807 Shannon Corey

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COURTYARD By Marriott Saskatoon Airport Hotels / Motels 333 Aerogreen Cres, Courtyard Saskatoon Airport, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 986-4993 Salil Kulkarni Donald Physiotherapy Health Care - Services / Supplies 80-3211 Preston Ave, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 933-3372 Trevor Donald Dr. SanVicente Medical Prof. Corp. Health Care - Services / Supplies Phone: (306) 244-4449 Monica SanVicente Exim Promotion Inc. Consultants - Business AND Import / Export Phone: (647) 294-7372 Ravi Kumar Faithfull Tire and Auto Automobile - Other Vehicle Services AND Automobile - Parts / Repair / Maintenance 319 47th St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 952-3133 Jae Malinowski Fuse Design Inc. Cabinets / Windows AND Interior Design / Decorators Phone: (306) 222-7558 Dave Pauls Holiday Inn Hotels / Motels 101 Pacific Ave, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 986-5000 Claude Marcotte Intelligent Agricultural Solutions Agricultural 229 Vancouver Ave, Saskatoon Phone: (701) 356-2200 Bobby Volesky

Mitchell & Sons Farm Ltd. Agricultural Box 277 RR 9, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 477-5659 Donald Mitchell Moskowitz Capital Financial Services / Planning 107J-115 2nd Ave N, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 222-3654 Shawn Rempel Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual Restaurants AND Beverages 2105 8th St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 242-3775 Danielle Robson / Darryl Robson Penney Murphy and Associates Counselling / Training 206-502 Cope Way, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 242-1010 Penney Murphy PropertyGuys.com Saskatoon South Real Estate - Residential Phone: (306) 249-4790 Corey Giasson Redekop Manufacturing Inc. Agricultural Implements AND Metal Fabrication - Equipment / Supplies PO Box 178A RR 4, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 931-6664 Dean Mayerle / Trevor Thiessen Refresh Inn Hotels / Motels 1220 College Dr, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 934-5555 Gordon Heschfeld Super Dave Hagel Consultants - Employment / Training AND Education / Training 518 45th A St E, Saskatoon David Hagel

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