About Weybex Awards
The WEYBEX Awards, presented by Prairie Sky Co-op, started in 2004 as a way to take time to recognize and celebrate achievements in business excellence. 17 years later we are planning our 9th WEYBEX Awards as the event is held every other year. Any business can be nominated in one of the awards categories.
The WEYBEX Awards are aligned with the provincial ABEX Awards presented by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, and a number of Weyburn businesses have gone on from the WEYBEX Awards to be honored on the provincial stage.
The next WEYBEX Awards will be held 2023!
2021 Awards & Sponsors
“Business Leader of the Year”
The Business Leader of the Year Award is awarded to an individual who exemplifies the qualities of the business visionary. The business leader takes a vision and turns it into a profitable reality. Emphasis will be given to outstanding leadership, ethical business practices and a record of outstanding corporate citizenship.
“New / Expanded Business Award”
The Weybex Award for New or Expanded business is awarded to a business that was established or expanded within the past 3 years and has demonstrated exceptional performance in terms of expansion into a new product, service, or line of business, or in the creation of new markets and/or jobs. The New or Expanded award honors those companies that are taking the risks necessary to entering new markets and demonstrate a commitment to leadership that sets their businesses up for long-term success.
“Golden Service Award”
The Weybex Award for Golden Service recognizes a business dedicated to customer satisfaction that consistently demonstrates excellence in the delivery of its products, services. Service excellence can be considered in any field including for example wholesale and retail trade, purchasing and distribution, transportation, brokering, professional services, communications, or financial. Judging considers the relative size of the business, services offered, staff training and overall dedication to quality service.
“Community Involvement Award”
The Weybex award for Community Involvement is awarded to the business that demonstrates outstanding performance in its contribution to recreation, amateur sports, arts and culture, health care, education and charitable or non-profit groups. Nominees are asked to details their contributions of volunteer time, in-kind contributions and or financial support. Judging takes into account the size of the business and the relative impact of their activities.
“Business Hall of Fame Award”
The Business Hall of Fame Award recognizes pioneer and corner stone businesses who have demonstrated excellence over an extended period of time and whose business has contributed to the economic well-being of Weyburn and immediate area. Inductees into the Hall of Fame are honored for their distinguished accomplishments in business and a dedication to the values of personal integrity and community leadership.
All Hall of Fame inductees have been in business for at least fifteen (15) years, but does not need to be currently operating in order to be eligible. Individuals that may have owned multiple businesses over 15 or more years would also be eligible candidates for this award. Names of winners of this one time award will remain in perpetuity in the Business Hall of Fame.
“Business of the Year Award”
Recipient will be selected from all nominations in all categories except Business Hall of Fame.
Individual nominations for Business of the Year will not be solicited. Open to all businesses that have operated in Weyburn for at least 3 years as of December 31, 2020. To be awarded to the business that exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and has demonstrated outstanding achievement and commitment to excellence and quality in their field. Candidates will be judged according to growth, use of capital investment, exports, job creation, stability, and community involvement.