No Excuses

01/06/2019

Chris Ransom never predicted she would become the second-generation business owner of Ranco Millwork + Commercial Cabinetry (Ranco Millwork), a custom millwork and cabinetry business founded by her parents in 1984. Having moved more than 10 times before age 10, Chris learned early that the only constant in life is change, some of which you control and some not. She is a driver of change and those who know Chris will often hear her say, “Even better if…” She loves creating something new and is motivated by the meaning behind those creations. “It’s simply not just about building cabinets.”

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Home is where you make it

28/05/2019

Home is where you make it. I often casually remark that Saskatoon is just a big small town. We all know “somebody who knows somebody”.

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What's your story?

14/05/2019

On May 1st I had the opportunity to share our family business story at the 1st Annual Family Business Excellence Dinner, hosted by Family Business Association Saskatoon. This is the organization that was birthed out of the former Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE). Sutton Financial Group was named the Canadian Family Business of the Year for CAFE in 2016, which was a huge honour for my parents as we celebrated their years of success in business.

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Imagine this happening to you…

23/04/2019

Imagine this happening to you… You wake up one morning to discover that you are dead. Well, not actually dead. Yet, your local newspaper reports your death and runs your obituary.

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Can’t this wait?

09/04/2019

The NSBA Business Builder Awards were held on March 20th and it was an incredible night with many examples of “Persevering to Possibilities” (which was the theme for the night). My business partner, Andrea Hansen, co-hosted the event with Brenda Nowakowski of JNE Welding, and they were outstanding.

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Is part-time advice killing your money?

26/03/2019

Each year, the Suttons, Starks and Hansens all pack up their families for a partner retreat and we head north to Elk Ridge Resort, a true Saskatchewan gem, for a weekend getaway. It is a very rewarding time for our families to connect and enjoy some of the great winter activities Saskatchewan can offer.

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Words of Advice

07/03/2019

What are the things you want your kids to know? What lessons could you share with your team at work? No one needs to wait until they are in a rocking chair to share their Words of Advice. We don’t know who might need to hear our message right now!

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Greater than the Sum of its Parts

01/03/2019

Chris Ransom never predicted she would become the second-generation business owner of Ranco Millwork + Commercial Cabinetry (Ranco Millwork), a custom millwork and cabinetry business founded by her parents in 1984. Having moved more than 10 times before age 10, Chris learned early that the only constant in life is change, some of which you control and some not. She is a driver of change and those who know Chris will often hear her say, “Even better if…” She loves creating something new and is motivated by the meaning behind those creations. “It’s simply not just about building cabinets.”

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Here’s why averages are dangerous…

26/02/2019

My grandfather, John (Jack) Sutton, passed away on October 11th last year, at the age of 94. My grandmother, Hazel, is also 94 years old, and they would have celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary in December. While we will miss Grandpa a lot, we are grateful to have had so much time with him.

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SFG Coaching Connection Webinar Series: What You Need to Know about your Chambers Group Plan Renewal

20/02/2019

Your 2019 Chambers Plan Renews on April 1st! Find out what you need to know as the plan administrator during our 22 Minute Webinar on February 28th at 11:00 am.

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Will your grandchildren know?

12/02/2019

Once upon a time… Stories impart wisdom. And stories get passed on. Will yours?

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Pass the Torch

22/01/2019

The beginning of a calendar year is a great time to take stock of all your extra-curricular activities. My nature was to always say, “Yes” and then figure out how to make it work. Those “Yeses” meant being part of lots of great organizations and volunteer committees, chairing events, fundraising and so on, but it all adds up. Does that sound like you?

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