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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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?
Business owners often share how other people helped them along the way, whether it was mentoring, advice or new experiences that changed their perspective. I know “people along the way” include great Coaches and Teachers thatinfluenced those future successful entrepreneurs and taught them far more than technical skills. Business leaders, like coaches know they can’t do it alone. They need to build a great team of coaches for their whole team to succeed.
When you meet Percy Hoff, the owner of Diesel Services Group, founded in 1983, you’ll meet an energetic, yet content, individual. You learn quickly that there are years of wisdom to be shared behind his sincere nature. He is content not in a complacent way, but in a confident way in that he knows that whatever experience comes next, he will make the best of it.