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GREATER SASKATOON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Tradition Powers Innovation Family, quality form bedrock of Kees Tae Kwon Do’s massive growth

You CAN change the world Entrepreneurs in the 21st century

Also inside: Member updates, Business News, and Events

Grandmaster Kee Ha and Master Duk Sang Ha of Kees Tae Kwon Do


High school students in North Battleford and area are protecting their eyes. PNHR staff hand out safety glasses to students at local high schools, including North Battleford Comprehensive High School (above).

Setting our sights on Mission: Zero More than 35,000 people in our schools and communities will be safer by receiving Mission: Zero safety glasses, courtesy of WorkSafe Saskatchewan and community partners like Prairie North Health Region.

By providing youth with safety glasses, Prairie North Health Region is helping to promote and develop a culture of safety, now and into the future. — Darlene Clarke, Falls Injury Prevention Coordinator, PNHR


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Tradition Powers Innovation

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Chamber Advocacy

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You CAN Change the World - entrepreneurs in the

Policy change can reduce tax, both residential and commercial

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Promotional Features Grandmaster Kee Ha of Kees Tae Kwon Do is a 9th degree black belt, and has taught the martial art in Saskatoon since 1976 (Photo: Grant Romancia)

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Kent Smith-Windsor, Executive Director Derek Crang, Membership & Marketing Director Terry Lawrence, Administration Roz Macala, Executive Secretary Breanne Lishchynsky, Director of Operations Linda Saunders, Bookkeeper Kevin Meldrum, Director of Communications Kayla Brien, Special Projects and Research Officer

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PRESIDENT’S VIEW

Network beyond the boardroom

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usinesspeople and entrepreneurs are flocking to Saskatoon these days, flush with confidence they can build their fortunes in our atmosphere of growth. Saskatoon is an incredibly community-minded place, where personal relationships play a huge role and word of mouth recommendations are gospel. But how do I break in? The answer is actually the same whether you’re a new arrival or a long time resident. Just get out there and network, and have some fun while you’re at it.

network all day every day. Keep an open mind about what networking means, and where it can happen. Solid, trusting relationships are also built in the course of charity work or organizing fun events. Whether it is the United Way, the Rotary, the British Car Club or the Santa Claus Parade your participation will expand your social circle into many new and unexpected directions. If you’re an entrepreneur or freelancer, co-working at a place like the TwoTwenty is a sure-fire way to build your network.

There are many business organizations in the city, including a many locally-focussed groups. Some meet for lunch, and others at breakfast, so it will be easy to find one that fits your schedule.

Finally, consider earmarking some of your marketing dollars for face-toface marketing. This will get you out on the scene, and will often generate more reliable leads and referrals than advertising

And while formal business dinners and gala fundraisers do have their place in networking, the best businesspeople

To get started, come join us at Hudson’s for Chamber on Tap on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30, or

Shaken With A Twist at the Saskatoon Club every third Thursday. You’ll meet lots of new contacts, hear a thought provoking speech, and we’ll even throw in a few free appys to boot! So get out there and build some social equity in our community. You’ll make new friends, make some positive contributions in the community, and drive hearty organic growth in your business Tracy Arno is president and founder of Essence Recruitment, and currently the President of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

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2013-14 Board of Directors Barry Berglund CTV

Kristy Rempel Saskatoon Community Foundation

Gerry Bonsal SIAST Kelsey Campus

Debby Criddle Synergos Management

Kelly Bode WMCZ Lawyers - Mediators

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Karl Miller Meridian Development

2nd Vice-President: Tanya Knight MNP LLP

Jason Yochim Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS®

Sanj Singh AdeTherapeutics Inc.

Ainsley Robertson Golden Opportunities Fund Inc.

Chris Woodland MacPherson, Leslie & Tyerman LLP

Past President: Christian Braid Braid Flooring & Window Fashion

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Executive Governance Chair: Silvia Martini Interlink Research Inc.

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Tradition powers innovation

Family, quality form bedrock of Kees Tae Kwon Do’s massive growth By Jeff Davis, Special to Business View

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hen Taekwondo Grandmaster Kee Ha began his martial arts studies at home in South Korea more than 50 years ago, nothing less than total concentration and focus was expected. Training took place in extreme heat and bone chilling cold, at times by candlelight and sometimes even in pitch darkness. With a focus on combat, his training was a bruising one. “In the old days, training was very strict,” Grandmaster Ha says. “It was army style.” Wearing a 9th degree black belt, Grandmaster Ha has reached the highest possible rank a living Taekwondo master can achieve. He has dedicated his adult life to bringing Korea’s national martial art to Western Canada, and has built a rock-solid business along the way. Kees Tae Kwon Do opened its doors

Grandmaster Kee Ha (left) and son Master Duk Sang Ha (right). Photo: Grant Romancia

right here in Saskatoon in 1976, and has since expanded clear to the west coast. After initially expanding to places like Prince Albert and North Battleford, Kees now has 13 schools and is a force to be reckoned with across Alberta, British Columbia and even the Yukon. Taekwondo means “The way of the foot and the hand” and is similar to karate in many ways, but with a Grandmaster Ha has taught Taekwondo in Saskatoon particular emphasis on high since 1976. Photo: Grant Romancia flying kicks. Now 69 years old After a few months, Ha’s wife joined now, Grandmaster Ha is still capable of doing the splits and kicking above head him, along with two young sons who height with ease, at least when he’s not would become invaluable intercultural and intergenerational links for the wearing a business suit. school. Grandmaster Ha says he’s always “Family has to be the central focus,” taken a slow and steady approach to growing his business, expanding he says. “Everything begins and grows only when he was sure the quality at home first.” and character of his schools wouldn’t Grandmaster Ha says much of be compromised. In business, as in martial arts, he has been guided by his effort in the early years went into the Taekwondo code of patience, training his sons, building up sweat equity through countless thousands of perseverance, integrity and loyalty. kicks, punches and blocks. While he had “The most important thing is to other paying students he could spend teach with sincerity, and maintain high time with, Ha was certain the time and quality,” Grandmaster Ha says. “Rather attention he was investing in his boys than focusing on money, you’ve got to would pay off. focus on educating staff.” “I wanted them to be successful Grandmaster Ha moved to Regina in competition, to be champions,” in 1973, and initially planned to teach Grandmaster Ha said. Taekwondo in Canada for just three And champions they became. years. The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has just been formed and the first Both Yoon Sang Ha and Duk Sang Ha world championships held, and Ha was won the Canadian national sparring part of the first wave of young Korean championships, and went on to compete instructors who were sent around the around the world. Today Yoon runs Kees Tae Kwon Do in Calgary, while world to spread the style. Duk teaches here in Saskatoon. The Bruce Lee craze of the 1970s Master Duk said his father was a was in full swing, and Ha’s classes soon filled up with tough guys eager Continued on Page 6 to emulate what they saw on the silver screen.

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stern taskmaster, and that the training he received was as authentic and hardcore as any he went on to do back in Korea. “You couldn’t lose focus for a split second, and be mind and body aware all the time,” he said. “If you were a little bit slack, you’d be reminded right away.” The tradition of training together as a family has become a major pillar of Kees Tae Kwon Do, and the school offers classes where parents and kids can train side by side. These are some of the most popular classes of all, and allow Kees to tap into an important niche market and expand their client base. Taekwondo offers parents and children a chance to train together. Photo: Grant With three young kids and a job to Romancia juggle, Kevin Cuff found his waistline expanding year after year. He knew he “I don’t even remember being this And number two, you have to go to needed to get in shape. weight in high school.” school, concentrate and respect your teacher,” he said. “Then you can come “I’d gotten to the weight where I Two of his kids now take Taekwondo do Taekwondo at my place.” really needed to do something,” he said. at Kees, and his four-year-old is likely not too far behind. “This is a very unique education Then one day Cuff’s son asked if system, and I want to do that because he could start taking martial arts, and “That’s what so good about this no one else does it,” he said. “Parents before long the pair ended up at Kees. school – your entire family can come,” like that.” Cuff said. “My kids love the family class “I was coming with him and because they can come beat up on dad.” Master Duk says this sort of thinking watching, and he was really loving it,” he is the meaning behind the Kees motto: said. “I started thinking I should really Trina Mortson trains alongside Tradition Powers Innovation. start taking this.” her kids too, and says her family has been whipped into fighting form by “We’re mixing the best of both Two-and-a-half years later Cuff Grandmaster Ha and Master Duk. She cultures,” he says. “You have the trains four times per week, competes says the instruction goes far beyond the individualism of the western society, in Taekwondo sparring and even physical, and has taught her kids self- and the hard work, dedication and instructs classes. Slim and trim, he discipline and respect. ethics of Asia.” said the physical transformation he has undergone is incredible. “It teaches them to set goals, look Many trendy martial arts gyms towards the future and always keep open up, then fold within the first few working,” Mortson says. “Those are years. But Master Duk, 39, now has important life skills, too.” three children of his own and says he’s confident his school will be a fixture for Grandmaster Ha said he sees his years to come. role as a teacher reaching far beyond the martial arts. He demands that his “My father started Kees Tae Kwon young students behave themselves and Do, and I want it to last for over 200 try hard if they want to train, and even years,” he said. “We’re not a short term encourages them to bring in their school business. We’re going to be around for report cards for his inspection. generations and generations.”

Classes emphasize self-discipline, respect, and goal setting. Photo: Grant Romancia

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“I tell them they have to be good at home and listen to their parents; that’s the number one condition.

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BUSINESS NEWS Saskatoon to host international science and technology festival STEMfest in 2015

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lobal STEM States, along with Tourism Saskatoon, STEMfest is themed around “Smart Economic proudly announce Saskatoon as the host destination Development - aligning science, technology, engineering for STEMfest 2015, a festival of science, technology, and mathematics education to cities’ future human resource engineering and mathematics conferences and events. needs.”

“The STEMfest 2015 program will bring an exciting range of world class science-themed events and conferences to Saskatoon, and as such, it will help foster the exchange between academics, educators, students and the community,” said David Goncalves, Executive Director of Global STEM States.

Saskatoon has long had the interest in driving forward both education and industry in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As world leader in developing its own science and technology park, Innovation Place Research Park has been ahead of the ball in advocating for and providing the space to help grow many different diverse fields related to science, education and industry.

Saskatoon was selected because of its demonstrable commitment to a diverse range of science and technology “STEMfest represents another success in Tourism fields and for displaying a keen interest in engaging with the Saskatoon’s pursuit of international convention business international science community. that aligns strategically with our city’s strengths, as well as the Federal Trade Strategy,” said Todd Brandt, President About STEMfest 2015 in Saskatoon and CEO of Tourism Saskatoon. “Long-standing Saskatoon institutions, such as the University of Saskatchewan and STEMfest 2015 will take place over a one and a half week Innovation Place, have put our city on the map as a leader in period. The festival will bring together for the first time a scientific research and created a legacy within the community. host of science-themed conferences and events to Saskatoon, We look forward to welcoming STEM Fest participants to actively engaging with the academic sector, students and Saskatoon.” the community to advance the interests of science and its education.

Projected salaries in SK to increase in 2014

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ay Group, a global management consulting firm, has released its annual salary projections for Canadians in 2014. Overall, the projected average Canadian salary is slightly lower than what was forecasted in 2013, with Saskatchewan retaining the highest projected increases. Saskatchewan is up 0.2% year on year while Saskatoon specifically is up 0.6% from 2013 salary projections. • • • •

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Survey overview The 2014 forecasted national average salary increase is 2.6% (down 0.3% from 2013 and 0.2% in 2012) Saskatchewan is projecting average salary increases of 3.4%. This is up 0.2% from 2013 and 2012 Saskatoon is projecting average salary increases of 4.0% Saskatchewan and Newfoundland – two of last year’s biggest winners – have the highest 2014 base salary projections Canadian projections rank about average against some industrialized nations: above France (at 2.5%), Italy (at 2.2%) and Japan (at 2.0%), but behind others such as the US (at 2.8%) and UK (at 2.9%). Canada still lags far behind the forecasts for India (at 10.8%), China (9.0%) and Russia (at 8.0%) Highest average sector salary increases: Oil and gas (4%); Services (3.3%); Credit Unions (3.2%)• Lowest projections include: Leisure/Hospitality (2.0%); Retail, Consumer Durables and Forestry & Paper (all at 2.1%); Public Sector (2.3%); Private Sector (industrial and financial at 2.7%)

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TOURISM SASKATOON

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Developing a sustainable tourism industry

How Tourism Saskatoon supports local events and attractions

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f you build it, they will come. That may be an overused movie quote, but never have words so accurately described the tourism industry.

Of course there are natural tourist attractions, like lakes and oceans, that don’t need to be built. And accidental tourist attractions, like iconic structures and historical buildings, that weren’t intended for snap happy travellers. In the end, the sustainability of an attraction as a tourism product relies on the development of the industry.

Saskatoon serves as an advocate for local tourism by highlighting the economic benefits of existing and potential tourist attractions, including festivals and major events, to all levels of government. Most recently, the Minister of Culture, Parks and Sport for the Government of Saskatchewan, Kevin Doherty, announced legislation to establish a provincial athletics commission. Tourism Saskatoon was pleased to be part of the announcement as this could allow tremendous tourism potential for the city. The commission would sanction professional contests related to mixed martial arts and boxing in the province and would allow Saskatoon to host a major Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event in the next year. The legislation is to be tabled in the legislature this fall.

Tourism Saskatoon has an industry development strategy to aid the creation and sustainability of new festivals, events and attractions. With support from the Saskatoon Hotel Association and the Destination Marketing Fund, Tourism Saskatoon has been able to incubate Photo: Tourism Saskatoon new events and assist with marketing As Saskatoon grows and more for almost 20 additional, long-standing people begin visiting our city, whether for events such as the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival and Folkfest. business or pleasure, it is important that we ensure a tourism industry to suit a variety of travellers’ expectations. New opportunities About Tourism Saskatoon Saskatoon has a variety of tourist attractions, ranging from annual festivals, major concerts and sports events, to Tourism Saskatoon is a membership-based, non-profit museums and art galleries, to outdoor adventure activities visitor and convention bureau marketing Saskatoon and such as canoeing, hiking and biking. However, there is always region as a destination of choice for leisure and business opportunity to create more attractions. travel. Services include convention and events attraction, media relations, membership services, and advocacy. Tourism With that in mind, Tourism Saskatoon has assisted in Saskatoon is proud to be an internationally accredited the development of new events, such as the PotashCorp destination marketing organization. A place of unexpected Wintershines Festival, the PotashCorp Fireworks Festival, surprise and discovery, Saskatoon provides visitors from near the Subaru Western Canada Triathlon Series, and the River and far with the opportunity to experience the unforgettable. Lights Festival. Where prairie skies meet urban parkland, Saskatoon is host to unique and captivating events, attractions and natural One of the most noteworthy projects over the last decade treasures, just waiting to be explored. With an open heart has been developing Trails of 1885 as a major attraction, and vibrant energy, Saskatoon welcomes the world. For more not only in the Saskatoon area, but across all three Prairie information, visit www.tourismsaskatoon.com. Provinces. The Northwest Resistance was a significant event in Canadian history, and there are many stories to be shared. Tourism Saskatoon and Tourism Saskatchewan are working with their partners in Alberta and Manitoba to develop an interprovincial network that traces key moments of the Resistance, in an attempt to bring a piece of our history to life. Tourism advocacy Through its industry development unit, Tourism

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BUSINESS NEWS

Saskatchewan Research Council releases economic impact results

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he Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) today released its economic impact results for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

For every dollar the province invested in SRC over the past year, the Council provided a more than 29-times return to the growth of the Saskatchewan economy. That translated into over $559 million in direct economic benefits to the province. SRC’s work also contributed to the creation or maintenance of more than 2,700 jobs in Saskatchewan, valued at more than $169 million – the largest number since SRC initiated tracking these numbers ten years ago. “Sixty-six years ago the leaders of this province envisioned a research and technology organization that would provide economic benefit to the people of Saskatchewan,” said the Honourable Bill Boyd, Minister of the Economy and Minister Responsible for SRC. “This year’s numbers are once again a testament to the impactful organization SRC has become over time and I believe, would make those same leaders incredibly proud.” As part of its commitment to conducting its business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, SRC has

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submitted its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for the third year in a row. Some highlights from SRC’s 2012-13 CSR activities include: • 66 per cent of SRC’s projects achieved positive socioenvironment impacts • Over $36 million in projects aimed at creating positive environmental and/or social impacts were undertaken “SRC has once again proven why it is a nation-wide leader in the areas of applied research, development, and commercialization,” said Dr. Laurier Schramm, President and CEO of SRC. “The numbers demonstrate our commitment to, and our success at growing and strengthening the Saskatchewan economy.” Since 2003, SRC has achieved over $5 billion in combined economic and job impacts in Saskatchewan.

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CHAMBER ADVOCACY

Make the smart choice on business taxes

Policy change can reduce tax, both residential and commercial By Kent Smith-Windsor, Executive Director, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

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n October, Saskatoon’s business community will put a seminal question to City Council: Do we want to be great by choice?

In September the Chamber of Commerce hosted a delegation from the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada’s most respected public policy think tank. They came with a clear message. If you want to open up the throttle on business growth in Saskatoon, they said, you’ve got to bring down business property taxes. In 1997, a united Saskatoon business community convinced City Council to lower business property tax premiums from 240 per cent of residential, to a competitive 175 per cent. Over the following decade, Saskatoon enjoyed the second highest employment growth and fasted wage rate growth in Canada. On October 21st, we will ask City Council to propel Saskatoon even further ahead of the competition by adjusting

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the business property tax premium to 143 per cent of residential. This 143 per cent premium has been identified by the Canada West Foundation as the sweet spot that will drive optimum economic growth. The fact is businesses are highly sensitive to capital taxes like this one. Such factors can make or break a company’s decision, for example, to build a new factory in our community. A low tax rate would have the opposite effect, attracting new investors to Saskatoon from Canada and around the world. This shift should be done slowly, over a 16 year period. This will give the corporate sector time to grow, paying more tax dollars overall, and ensure the city’s tax revenues remain healthy. We recognize and appreciate that residents pay property tax. After all, businesspeople are homeowners too. The upshot is that a larger corporate tax base will eventually pay off for everyone. Larger tax revenues from business mean more money for roads and other infrastructure, and ultimately a reduced tax burden on homeowners. And while a shift in city business taxes is sure to drive growth, action must also be taken beyond the municipal level. At present, the sad fact is, Saskatchewan levies a higher provincial business property tax than any western province. Like the local tax, this has a retardant effect on business growth and job creation, and deters new investment. We at the chamber, along with businesspeople and organizations from across the province, will do our utmost to convince Premier Brad Wall and his government to make the smart choice. Quite simply, this means bringing the provincial business property tax below that of our regional rivals. This tax reduction should also be done over a similar 16 year period, again allowing ample time for the corporate tax base to grow and thereby preclude any revenue shortfall. If both of these steps can be achieved, the City of Saskatoon will have an unassailable competitive advantage that will ensure our continued growth and prosperity for a generation. Kent Smith-Windsor is executive director of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

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UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

Pitch Party Celebrates Saskatchewan Entrepreneurs

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ver the past six years, the Wilson Centre has established itself as a leading centre for entrepreneurial resources, programs and networks. This November will mark their 6th annual Pitch Party, and they’re kicking it up a notch to make sure this year’s event is one you won’t want to miss.

Meet the Pitch Party Panelists “Entrepreneurship with a Social Purpose” - Moderated by W. Brett Wilson W. Brett Wilson is a Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist and three season panelist on CBC's Dragons' Den. He is also chairman of Canoe Mutual Funds. W. Brett Wilson has sought to inspire, engage, and lead the business community into seeing corporate social responsibility not as an obligation, but an opportunity. His book, Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes is a national bestseller available through Penguin Books.

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store for Pitch Party VI, set for November 14th, 2013: Pitch Your Business Idea Live to W. Brett Wilson W. Brett Wilson is ready to hear your pitch, and provide feedback to your business. Everyone at Pitch Party will have the opportunity to enter, and winners will be chosen at random to pitch live during the program. Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship with a Social Purpose See side-bar for details. Quick Pitches from Up and Coming Student Entrepreneurs The winner of this quick pitch competition, as determined by the audience through text to vote software, will walk away with a $500 tuition credit. Plus, hear updates from the winners of the 2013 i3 Idea Challenge: Onatha Studios, Farm at Hand, and Frozen Gear Designs.

Athabasca Basin Development (Geoff Gay, CEO) An investment company committed to building and investing in successful businesses.

OneStory (Dale Zak, Co-Founder) A video storytelling platform that makes it easy to interview others to collect and share personal stories.

Opportunities to Network & Build Relationships The Pitch Party VI program will be followed by incredible opportunities to network & build relationships with hundreds of local entrepreneurs, investors, and members of the business community.

BrainSport (Brian Michasiw, Co-Founder) A Saskatoon-based running shoe store that collects gently used shoes from customers and staff and provides them to groups or individuals in need.

Ten Tree International (Derrick Emsley, Kalen Emsley and David Luba, Co-Founders) A Regina-based apparel company that plants ten trees for every item sold.

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Arlene Dickinson - Scotiabank Business Champion

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icking off our new season of great events on September 10th, television personality, author, and owner of Venture Communications (one of Canada’s top marketing communications firms) Arlene Dickinson spoke to the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon that drew over 350 people. Arlene spoke about the need to support entrepreneurship in Canada,to recognize and celebrate the successes of our innovators but also to reward failure. By this, she means that we as a community are too afraid of failures in business, which results in people getting discouraged too easily. If we can embrace the knowledge and experience that even a failure can give us, we can “fail forward” into new success. Arlene’s inspirational message was embraced by the crowd and a great Q&A session followed. Thanks to Scotiabank Filethis Name: SMBIZ_AD_AskArlene Publication: for bringing in Arlene for fantastic Trim: 7.375” x 4.75” Material Deadline: Canadian Marketing event. 100 Yonge Street, 16 Floor Bleed: 0" Safety: n/a Mech Res: 300dpi Insertion Dates: To keep to2W1 date with the chamber’s Toronto, ONup M5C Colours: CMYK events, visit saskatoonchamber.com/ events. Photos above by Heather Fritz Photography (heatherfritz.com) th

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BUSINESS NEWS

SIAST celebrates inaugural degree

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IAST recently celebrated the launch of its first degree program – the Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing.

“I would like to congratulate SIAST on the launch of the new Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing program,” Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris said. “This marks a new era for SIAST and the post-secondary community in Saskatchewan and demonstrates our government’s commitment to training students to meet the needs of our growing province.” “For SIAST, the launch of this degree is a game-changer,” says Dr.

Larry Rosia, SIAST president and CEO. “Approval of this degree recognizes our capacity for curriculum development, and it acknowledges the demand that exists for increased levels of applied learning – our area of expertise.” “The Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing program is not only the first degree for SIAST,” says Dr. Netha Dyck, SIAST dean of Nursing, “it is also the first psychiatric nursing degree program in the province of Saskatchewan.” SIAST’s Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing program focuses on the education of psychiatric nurses in the delivery of quality mental health care

and services to clients with increasingly complex needs, helping equip them for roles related to leadership and management, education and research. “Graduates of the program will be prepared to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex mental health system, and will have the knowledge and skills to provide leadership in improving psychiatric nursing practice,” says Dr. Dyck. All students enrolled in the online program are graduates of SIAST’s Psychiatric Nursing diploma program and should receive their psychiatric nursing degree in two years.

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The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Health Opportunities & Business of Science Committees preSenT:

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appealing to those within the sectors of business, government, academia, medical research and investment, this conference explores the potential of Saskatoon not only as a recognized centre of health excellence, but also one wherein medical discoveries and innovative theory become business, economic and community opportunities.

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Supporting entrepreneurship in Saskatoon for more than 50 years By Warren Jackson, Vice President, Financing and Consulting, Saskatoon Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

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mall and medium-sized businesses are the engine of our economy. They account for 99.8% of all Canadian companies and employ more than 60% of private sector workers. They are creating wealth and opportunity in our country, and the stronger, more competitive they become, the stronger our economy grows. The Business Development of Canada (BDC) is the only bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. Our motto is Entrepreneurs first and we work to make that a reality every day, for each and every one of our 28,000 clients. We are proud to partner with small and medium-sized companies across Canada to help build resilient, growthoriented, profitable businesses with our flexible financing and consulting services. Much has changed since the Industrial Development Bank—as the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) was known back then—opened a branch in Saskatoon in 1962. But our commitment to the community and entrepreneurs success has remained strong. We’re proud of the long-term relationships we have fostered here over the years, working side-by-side with so many great entrepreneurs. We thank you for your trust.

A business world full of challenges Entrepreneurs face a landscape of unrelenting competition, economic uncertainty and rapid technological change. With 70 years of experience working with entrepreneurs across Canada, we know there is a delicate balance between managing your day-to-day business, and taking the time to think ahead and plan for the future. That’s why it is so important for business owners to receive the support they need to grow their businesses and make them more profitable. Companies can look to BDC for a variety of financing solutions from extra working capital while implementing new projects to financing for real-estate acquisitions, equipment

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purchases and market expansion. Our loans complement what’s available from private-sector financial institutions and are offered on terms that are tailored to the needs of each firm. Entrepreneurs also need advice they can count on at a price they can afford. That’s where the business experts at BDC Consulting can help by advising entrepreneurs on overcoming key challenges including strategic planning, sales and marketing, technology, transition planning, financial management, operational efficiency and innovation.

Celebrating entrepreneurship At BDC, we also believe entrepreneurs’ contribution to the economy deserves to be celebrated. This is why for 34 years we have been organizing BDC Small Business WeekTM. Join us this year from October 20 to 26. The 2013 BDC Small Business Week (SBW) microsite is your one-stop-shop for everything related to BDC Small Business Week. Yes, today’s business world is full of challenges and increasingly tough competitors. But it’s also full of opportunity. To find out more about how BDC can help you make the most of it, visit www.bdc.ca or give us a call at 306-975-5369. At BDC, it’s Entrepreneurs first.

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HUSKIE TAILGATE PARTY

The 3rd Annual Huskie Tailgate Party and BBQ

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n August 30th, the Chamber of Commerce hosted the 3rd annual Huskie Tailgate Party and BBQ in support of Huskie Football with a salute to our soldiers, sponsored by Conexus Credit Union. The afternoon BBQ (sponsored by the Concorde Group) was a huge success, with the proceeds donated to Soldier On. The Soldier On program was founded in 2006 to empower retired and serving members of the Canadian Forces with an illness or injury to adopt an active lifestyle through participation in physical, recreational or sporting activities. Many ill and injured members credit Soldier On with helping them to overcome their challenges and open doors to other life opportunities Another charity, Citadel Canine Society, brought their dogs for a day of socializing with the crowd. Citadel Canine Society trains therapy dogs to help veterans suffering from the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These well-bred and specially trained dogs play an important role in the treatment of these veterans. For more information visit www.citadelcanine.com. The Conexus Credit Union Free Stage hosted WYATT, who are set to release their new album (see facing page). The pregame ceremony included a colour guard, a moment of silence, a flyover, and a ceremonial coin toss and kickoff. The Huskies’ traditional pregame flag plant honoured the contributions of our Canadian Forces. Dignitaries included Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, Colonel Paul Goddard and University Chancellor Blaine Favel. The game ended with the Huskies over the Regina Rams 40-33 in a tightly contested season opener, while postgame fans were treated to special fireworks dedicated to the Canadian Forces to cap off a great day of community building, charity and, of course, football. Special thanks to Grant Romancia Photography for all the photos below. We hope to see you there next year!

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Saskatoon’s “WYATT” releases new album

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apping into their inner outlaw, Canada’s own WYATT continues to push borders as they get set to release their highly anticipated 3rd album “Shoulda Been Here Last Night” on MDM Recordings/ Universal Music Canada. The album, set for release October 22nd, 2013 features explosive singles like “Jesse James”, “Roll The Windows Down” and “Always Tonight” and serves up a feast of killer guitar riffs, thumping rhythms and power packed vocals that have come to define the rock-country vibes of WYATT. Critically acclaimed by Billboard Magazine, the quartet’s name itself is appropriately inspired after the famous Wyatt Earp, best known for his role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Saskatoon based Scott Patrick (vocals & guitar), Daniel (Danny) Fortier (vocals & guitar), Bray Hudson (drums) and Cam Ewart (vocals & bass) have been together for close to a decade, winning awards (including multiple Saskatchewan Country Music Association Group of the Year Awards) and were declared Astral Media’s “Next Big Thing”. The band also released two top 40 singles (Questions, Ride On) from their second album “If I Had a Dollar” (available on iTunes and wyattmusic.com). WYATT is set for a rigorous tour schedule in support of the new album including an Eastern Canadian tour in October. They have also been added to some of the Maritime and Ontario dates for the highly touted “Your Town Throwdown” national tour with Derek Ruttan, Chad Brownlee and Jason Blaine. Upon returning home, the band will be performing in support of Creative Kids, a charitable program supporting arts, heritage, multicultural and Aboriginal activities for families facing financial barriers. The gala night also features Saskatoon born actor Kim Coates (Waterworld, Miami Vice, Sons of Anarchy). WYATT On Tour Oct. 16 -17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Oct 30 Oct 31

Summerside, PEI; Harbourfront Theatre*

Halifax, NS – The Carlton Moncton, NB; Casino* Kitchener, Ont; Dallas Night Club* London, Ont; Cowboys Dance Hall* Toronto, Ont; Cadillac Lounge* Oshawa, Ont; The Moustache Club

Saskatoon, SK; Creative Kids fundraiser

Saskatoon, SK.; The Odeon*

* Your Town Throwdown dates with Derek Ruttan, Jason Blaine and Chad Brownlee

Join WYATT’s mailing list, track the band, or purchase music on their official website: www.wyattmusic.com and “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wyattband.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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You CAN change the world - entrepreneurs in the 21st century By Monica Kreuger

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ntrepreneurs of the 21st century have a unique opportunity – they can literally change the world. Nowhere else in history have people been so connected to others around the planet than today, and we are only at the tip of the iceberg. Imagine a world where you can serve a client in Mumbai as easily as you can in your own neighbourhood, or have employees around the world without going to the expense of large offices and expensive overhead, or be able to purchase your product from a supplier in Japan and one in Argentina with a push of a button – where language translation is immediate and cultures have learned how to work with each other seamlessly. Imagine a world where money may not be the currency of practice. We are already well on our way to this future of possibility. Technology is changing our communication rapidly and shows no sign of pausing. We can already contract work done in different parts of the world, conduct visual meetings in real time and conduct trade almost anywhere we want thanks to trade agreements. What does that mean for entrepreneurs? It means that you need to be connected as well – to information, people, other entrepreneurs, training, management tools, technology, ideas, innovation, talent, mentors, coaches – in short – to a whole host of people and opportunities on a regular basis. It isn’t enough anymore to just buy a business licence and cards and open up a shop. To be successful today requires commitment to research, analysis, financial and human resource management (even if you are a one person enterprise), networking, technology, forecasting, creativity, and a mind that is focused but flexible. Entrepreneurship is a real career, a serious profession, and as such, requires at least as much dedication, commitment and skill development as is required for other professions. Have a great idea? Ready to change the world? BE AN ENTREPRENEUR…. But startSMART! Join almost 800 alumni who have launched their own companies in Canada’s most unique school dedicated to entrepreneurs! Follow your passion, find your purpose, and make a difference in the lives of those you serve. Our team of entrepreneurs will help you every step of the way with professional coaching and mentoring! Join us at our campus in Saskatoon or as us about taking the program online. If you are already in business, ask about our growSMART and staySMART programs!

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You also need passion and tenacity because the challenges to changing the world are many. So you need to forge a relationship with failure and allow it to teach you. The Praxis School of Entrepreneurship has been helping people find their passion, develop their entrepreneurship management skill set and launch companies since 1991. Quite simply, we provide an Entrepreneurship Immersion approach to training. Our facilitators are entrepreneurs. We are entrepreneurs. Our technology providers are entrepreneurs. Our professionals are entrepreneurs. Most of our speakers are entrepreneurs. Our coaches are entrepreneurs – everywhere you turn, there is a practicing entrepreneur who has been there, done that, and is able to help you view the world from the lens of possibility and opportunity, and help you stay on track. We also provide the entrepreneurial approach to secondary education through a unique live/learn environment in the Craik ecovillage where innovation and creativity are foundational. Our programs are an investment in your future and that of your future clients. You should be armed with all the tools you need to be successful and to serve your clients in the most sustainable way possible. Starting, running and growing a successful business isn’t easy, and it shouldn’t be – but it is, according to the majority of entrepreneurs, the most rewarding and impactful career choice they could have made. Step up and get ready to make a difference!

Monica Kreuger is a past president of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce as well as Founder/President and Chief Visionary Officer Global Infobrokers Inc., Home of the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship and Praxis International Institute.

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IDEAS INC

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Ideas Inc - growing the entrepreneurial spirit in Saskatchewan

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ome of the most brilliant concepts in the world today have come to fruition through incubation.

Ideas Inc, a mixed-use business incubator, helps entrepreneurs develop skill sets that allow them to analyze their business viability, and start and grow successful companies. Ideas Inc improves the chances of business success by creating and providing a creative and knowledgeable start-up and growth environment. Business incubation isn’t new; it’s been around since 1959. There are approximately 7000 business incubators in the world today with approximately 1400 in North America. Studies show that 87% of businesses stay in business with the assistance of incubation in contrast to 44% of other firms. Since its inception in 2007, Ideas Inc has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs build their companies through its various programs. Ideas Inc strives to ensure that companies survive their start-up period, when they are most vulnerable, and to produce confident, successful graduates (within two or three years) that are well grounded financially and secure in their knowledge of how to run a productive business independently. Located in the heart of the River landing District in Saskatoon, Ideas Inc’s companies access support, coaching and collaborative

experiences with entrepreneurs like themselves.

is amazing. The program is incredibly beneficial for a startup of any kind!"

Their staff offers programming that fits the needs of each client and their business, including a virtual or affiliate program for home-based businesses. Entrepreneurs and businesses access the programs when they need residential space, access to one-on-one coaching, or group programs. Ideas Inc delivers programming province-wide through a virtual training and coaching environment.

Ideas Inc will celebrate the graduation of College Mobile and Bitstrata Systems on October 24th. College Mobile moved to their new location in Lakeview after 2 ½ years with Ideas Inc. They grew to 16 staff as they developed mobile apps for a range of industries, locally and nationally.

Ideas Inc provides business owners with guidance, encouragement and help with accountability. They meet with clients on a regular basis to ensure they are meeting goals, setting new targets and staying on track. The Empower Program has been the most recent addition to their group program lineup. It is designed to be a collaborative approach by community and stakeholders to assist entrepreneurs in planning, operating and starting their businesses. The Empower Program focuses not only on training but on coaching clients up to 5 years through scale-up. Heather Abbey, who recently launched ShopIndigenous.ca, is a resident at Ideas Inc and a member of the Empower Program. "I'm so proud to have my office located at Ideas Inc.” says Abbey, “the office is beautiful, the staff is extremely supportive, and the location

Bitstrata Systems began their entrepreneurial journey at Ideas Inc in October 2012. “From the start, Ideas was accessible, flexible, and accommodating. Whatever our need, your team provided training, mentoring, and news from the community” says Michael Lockerbie of Bitstrata. “You play a crucial role in developing the entrepreneurial community in Saskatoon!” Bitstrata Systems developed Agrimatics, a mobile agricultural application that measures the weight of grain carts and connects the data to a smartphone or tablet. Bitstrata is now located at Innovation Place. Entrepreneurs at any stage in their development are invited to make an appointment with Ideas Inc staff to discuss their ideas or challenges and take that first step to transforming their vision into a reality. Call Kim Hill at 306-242-5134 or for more information view their website at saskatoonideas. com. The Ideas Inc Community

Back row: Stacey Ell, Xiaomo Gantan (Browzoo), Brennan Rauert (College Mobile), Kris Meyntz (HiTech Solutions), Robert Kapiska, Jordan Johns, Shane Giroux, Kumaran Vijayan, Jess Bonish, Chad Jones (College Mobile), Ian Meier, Michael Lockerbie (Bitstrata Systems) Middle Row: Eishita Farjana, Amin Tavassolian (College Mobile), Monica Kreuger, Elaine Mantyka, Silvana Cracogna, (Global Infobrokers), Myra Kirk (Singler Real Estate Group), Henying Yang (Magic Meridian Relaxation Center), Teresa Hume (College Mobile), Richard Zhang (Magic Meridian Relaxation Center), Heidi Marjerrison (So Cute Boutique) Front Row: Francis Chary, Dan Merino, Karson Braaten (College Mobile) Ideas Inc Tenants Unavailable for photo: Alberici Western Constructors, Kaskihowin Designs, RAIS, Refresh, ShopIndigenous. ca, Urban Systems

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The future web By Mouneeb Shahid, CEO and Founder 2WebDesign.com

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efore I go ahead and make some bold predictions about the future, let’s talk a little bit about the present. The Web as we know it today has become a significant portion of lifestyle for more than 2 billion people around the world. It helps us stay in touch with friends and family, makes us efficient by saving time and money, and assists us in making better personal and business decisions. In fact, more than 80% of people in North America tend to do their research online prior to finalizing a purchasing decision. Essentially, it is a source to a world of information available at the convenience of our fingertips. Amazing how the web has evolved to influence us in ways we never thought possible just a few years ago. The first generation web (Web 1.0) was very unidirectional. It was a intended to be used as a source of information which was posted by one controller. This included static websites, databases and online libraries. This still exists today and can be necessary for many businesses and service providers. The second generation web (Web 2.0) took momentum when discussion forums, online surveys and various interactive tools came in to existence. This wave was fueled further when social media platforms allowed users to contribute to information and share it with their network. Feedback and online endorsement became valuable for businesses as users voiced their opinion. According to Wikipedia, the term “Web 2.0” was coined by O’Reilly Media in 2004 and it emphasized online collaboration and sharing of information. The birth of Wikipedia itself where people around the world have contributed to this valuable source of information much larger than any library of encyclopedias, is proof of how powerful this wave actually is. At this point some would argue that we have transitioned in to a Web 3.0 era of “The Intelligent Web”. Web 3.0 in fact was coined by John Markoff of the New York Times in 2006 which proposes artificial intelligence among web-based

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systems. In other words, online tools would learn human behaviour and adapt accordingly. We are already seeing this among many online tools and web applications. Google for one was under fire for modifying their privacy policy during their attempt to merge their services with Google + accounts and other Google products. The objective was to provide a more productive and intuitive user experience by evaluating online behaviour across multiple applications. This would allow the Google engine to deliver content that is more specific to user interests. This direction is up for debate as it might enforce access to limited information outside the “interest bubble” of users. Regardless, the direction is promising in terms of the open technologies that would power it. So what next? Web 4.0 perhaps? As we transition further in to more sophisticated technologies, it is expected that we would phase in to read write - execution - concurrency web. A symbiotic relationship among a multitude of technologies that would serve us like a personal assistant. Bliss... A great talk by Tim BernersLee at TED in 2009, titled “The Next Web” explains this concept. However if you look at the trend, it seems that the more efficient we become, the busier we supposedly get. We happen to be great at finding ways to stay occupied even with the suite of automation and systemization tools today. The transitions in our online experience tie in with the rapidly changing marketing trends today. A great source you can download freely can be found at www.20MarketingTrends. com. It highlights some of the powerful marketing trends of “2013 and Beyond”. As always, I welcome your feedback on this article. Please join us in a discussion at our blog www.2webdesign.com/blog and discover some great insights on where the web is heading. Mouneeb Shahid

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CHAMBER COMMITTEES COMMITTEE CHAIRS Aboriginal Opportunities Melanie Stroh - Radisson Hotel

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month - 9:00-10:30 am

Agribusiness Opportunities Bert Sutherland - BERTradioonline.com

Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month - 3:30-5:00 pm

Business Growth Elise Hildebrandt - The Mortgage Centre

Meetings: Last Tuesday of the month - 8:00 am

Business of Science Sanj Singh - AdeTheraputics Inc. Meetings: TBA

Celebrate Success! Lynn Nastiuk - Sask. Health Research Foundation Meetings: Depending on need - more closer to event

Environmental Sustainability Chair Position Vacant

Meetings: Last Monday of the month - 3:30-5:00 pm

Going Global Ken Ziegler - Robertson Stromberg Pedersen LLP Monica Kreuger - Global Infobrokers Meetings: Last Thursday of the month - 3:30-5:00 pm

Government Affairs Michael Chudoba - Innovative Residential

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month - 4:00-5:30 pm

Health Opportunities Dave Dutchak - MD Ambulance Care Ltd. Debby Criddle - Synergos Capital Management Inc. Meetings: TBA

Knowledge & Youth Development Ainsley Robertson - Westcap Mgt. Ltd.

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month - 5:00 pm

Membership Development Evan Drisner - Nu-Fab Building Products Kristy Rempel - Saskatoon Community Foundation Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month - 11:45-1:30 pm

More information available online at www.saskatoonchamber.com under Committees.

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For membership information contact Derek Crang

(306) 664-0702 dcrang@saskatoonchamber.com Visit saskatoonchamber.com today under Member Services for more details

Action Car and Truck Accessories Automobile - Parts / Repair / Maintenance 805A 51st St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 382-6624 Adam de Sa Anthonys Fashion for Men Retail - Clothing / Costumes AND Retail - Shoes 600-234 1st Ave S, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 665-0181 Anthony Graham-Cutts Calidon Equipment Leasing Equipment - Leasing / Rentals 7-3815 Thatcher Ave, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 956-0082 Diane Ballard / Monty Bergquist / Ryan Bergquist

New Members

Frontier Events Investments / Venture Capital 4-758 Alexander St, Vancouver Phone: (604) 568-6098 Wayne Meredith

Pita Pit Restaurants 1501 8th St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 665-7482 Trisha Griffith

Heather Fritz Photography Home-Based Business AND Photographers - Sales / Services Phone: (306) 292-2323 Heather Fritz

Points Athabasca Contracting LP Contractors 401 Packham Pl, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 242-5043 Brad Darbyshire

Hues Art Supplies Art Galleries - Dealers / Supplies 334 Trent Crt, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 653-0192 Paul Trottier

Red Feather Design Consultants AND Internet 401 Packham Pl, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 974-0184 Eve Jackson

iSask Mortgage Brokers Inc. Financial Services / Planning Phone: (306) 261-0033 Ryan Mollberg

Canadian Digital Network Ltd. Advertising / Public Relations AND Communications Phone: (306) 260-2360 Bev Dubois

Liftech Concrete Leveling Inc. Concrete Products / Supplies AND Home-Based Business Phone: (306) 262-6077 Jim Louchs

Circle West Ultrasound Diagnostics Inc. Health & Fitness 18-15 Worobetz Pl, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 974-5255 Terra Libke

The Loft Hair Design Studio Hair Stylists AND Retail - Jewellery / Accessories 4-116 103rd St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 343-2003 Barb Gartner

Clarity Coaching & Development Consultants - Employment / Training AND Home-Based Business Phone: (306) 220-0739 Jolene Watson

Marei Therapeutics Inc. Biotechnology AND Home-Based Business 422 Garvie Rd, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 251-1760 Ahmed Marei

CN Transportation Industry 10229 127 Avenue NW, Edmonton Phone: (780) 472-3732 Warren Chandler Danylczuk, James Individual Members Phone: (306) 249-0441 ENGCOMP Consultants - Engineering 10-2220 Northridge Dr Saskatoon Phone: (306) 978-7730 Craig Meyer

Saskatoon Stor-X Construction 1108 33rd St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 975-7074 Dwayne Turcotte Stor-All Mini Storage LLP Moving / Storage 119 Aspen Pl, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 651-3363 Brenda Dumonceaux Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Tourism Industry AND Hotels / Motels 24 Fairford St E, Moose Jaw Phone: (306) 694-5055 Dave Sandison Walk The Line Ltd. Consultants Phone: (306) 716-0097 Dennis Haluzan

Meewasinota CRF Government Agencies - Provincial / Federal 265 Ave B S, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 651-3405 Scot Evachoske Outlaw Hydro Blasting Automobile - Paint / Body Repair AND Fabrication / Machine Shops / Sandblasting - Services 310-2233 St Henry Ave, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 361-9049 Jason Sansom

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Your Business Matters Affinity Commercial Services Centre

Lal and his daughter Shakya have a vision to turn this bowling alley into a full entertainment centre. The financial advice and loan approval from the commercial experts at Affinity Credit Union were key starting points to making their vision a reality.

“Affinity considers the factors that truly matter in determining the potential for business success. “ - Lal Abeywickrama, Bowling Pin House

Commercial Services 657.6832 130 1st Ave N, Saskatoon, SK

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