S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc won the 2014 ABEX Marketing Awards - Here is footage from the Saskatchewan Chamber ABEX Award ceremony November 1st 2014. The S & E Trusted Online Directories finalist vignette video, the moment we find out we won and our Founder Sara Wheelwright's acceptance speech, themed THINKING BIG !
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Paul Martin's Nov 5th commentary on NewsTalk radio was about the ABEX Awards ( that he co-hosted with John Gormley) and you can hear that he also had a BIG theme..check it our here for yourself :
S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc, the owner of the Trusted Saskatoon and Regina Directories and Trusted Marketing Services, was a finalist for the prestigious Saskatchewan Chamber ABEX Awards for the 3rd consecutive year in the Marketing category, and this year we won! The 2014 ABEX Awards was held at the Regina Delta and the theme was masquerade, the event was a sell-out, as the best and brightest professionals and businesses from across Saskatchewan came together in all their finery to celebrate the success of the finalists across the many categories.
This is a huge accomplishment for such a small Saskatchewan business that only launched in 2011!! We are so proud of our hard-working 5 woman team, headed up by the founder, leader and marketing maverick Sara Wheelwright, who created & implemented an excellent and unique local marketing strategy, that resulted in her accepting the top Marketing Award in Saskatchewan for 2014. In addition, Trusted is the first advertising/marketing company ever to win the Marketing Award in the 31-year history of the ABEX Awards!! So If you are considering a marketing agency or a new advertising direction for your company...Choose a marketing agency that walks the walk and knows how to achieve excellence!
Sara's acceptance speech was all about THINKING BIG, and it was very well received by the large crowd! Trusted would like to extend our thanks to the sponsor of the Marketing Award Handy Events, the Trusted directory partners across the province for providing such amazing levels of customer service and all of our fans and followers across our many social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Linkedin & YouTube Finally we must extend our thanks to the Saskatchewan Chamber for recognizing the efforts of little Saskatoon company that THINKS BIG!
It has been a heck of a year for Trusted - we have won the 2014 SABEX Marketing Award, The ABEX Marketing Award, Stevie Award (for a Women-owned PR, Marketing, and Ad Agency with <10 employees in North America), been a finalist for the 2014 SABEX New product/ service Award.
Sara personally has won the YWCA Saskatoon Entrepreneur Award, Stevie Award for Female Canadian Entrepreneur in Canada and she was a nominee for the Saskatoon BPW 2014 Young Athena Award. Soon we are going to need a new Awards cabinet at Trusted Saskatoon HQ!!
Sara Wheelwright the Trusted founder was nominated, applied and was announced as an Award winner for the The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business - The world's premier awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. The Stevie® Awards are the world's premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted prizes.
Sara received a message from the Stevie Awards to tell her the great news "This is a significant achievement for which you are to be applauded. This means that independent judges agreed that these entries are worthy of international recognition, and will ultimately be named Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winners. Stevie Award placements will be determined in the final judging that will take place later this month."
Sara is an award winner in 2 award categories:
International Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Marketing, advertising, public relations, business services –10 or fewer Employees
Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada
She will find out wether she is a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award winner in each category in New York on Nov 14th at the glamorous Stevie Awards Ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel which will be broadcast on USA National Radio and televised.
Betty Ann Heggie was the first Saskatchewan Woman to win a Stevie Award in 2009 in the Women Helping Women category.
Sara turned 40 this year and says " It has been the most amazing year !!I could never have imagined all the success Trusted has enjoyed, I am so excited to attend the Stevie Awards in New York, and to be the recipient of any award is staggering. However, the success of my company doesn't just rely on me, but also on my hard working, dedicated team and the amazing businesses we partner with.. I am exited to bring two Stevie Awards back to Saskatchewan, regardless of the metal!!"
The Trusted team has had an amazing year in 2014, winning the SABEX Marketing Award, Finalist for the 3rd year in a row for the ABEX Marketing Awards , in addition, Sara was a finalist for The BPW Saskatoon Young Athena Award and she won the Saskatoon YWCA Women of Distinction Entrepreneur Award.
May has been an amazing month of recognition for the Trusted Team and we are thrilled to share that S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc founder Sara Wheelwright was the recipient of the 2014 YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Award in the Entrepreneur category on May 29th.
The 33rd Annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards® celebrate the best in women’s achievements, across industry, culture and public service, honouring ordinary women for their extraordinary contributions to the Saskatoon community.
The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are recognized nationally among the most prestigious awards for women. Now in their 33rd year, the awards have celebrated the best in women’s achievements, with over 800 individuals nominated to the ranks of the Women of Distinction in Saskatoon.
The 37 outstanding and inspirational finalists in the 10 categories were all nominated, they then had to submit letters of support and provide back ground information about their achievements and why they were leader in their categories. All applications were then submitted to a judging panel and the winners were announced at the wonderful ceremony in the Grand Salon at TCU Place Saskatoon, in front of a full house!
The event is important for many reasons, not least because it raised over $180,000 for the Saskatoon YWCA!
The 2014 Women of Distinction award recipients are:
- Arts, Culture and Heritage Award - Lisa Bird- Wilson
- Athletics Award - Michelle Nelson
- Community Building Award - Sheri Benson
- Education Award - Jacquie Ackerman
- Entrepreneurship Award - Sara Wheelwright
- Health and Wellness Award - Heather Pocock
- Leadership, Management and Professions Award - Beth Bilson
- Science, Technology and Research Award -Sandy Marie Bonnie
- Youth Award - Saleema Mohammad
- Lifetime Achievement Award - the amazing Phyllis Hallatt ( CEO of Child Find Saskatchewan)
Here is Sara accepting the Award from Laura Small CEO of the Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan, and the Entrepreneur Award Sponsors!
The Trusted Directories team were thrilled to be presented with the 2014 SABEX Marketing Award at the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce glamorous Gatsby themed event at Prairie Land in Saskatoon on May 15th 2014.
"To deliver with integrity, a high-quality, enjoyable and celebratory series of business events, wherein true business excellence is recognized, promoted and celebrated, and networking potential encouraged and enhanced."
The award for SABEX Marketing is awarded to the Saskatoon based business demonstrating exceptional performance in marketing. The judges evaluated the success of a marketing program giving consideration to the nature of the product and the relative size of the business. The business must be a for profit business and must have their head office in the Saskatoon Region.
The award was presented to Sara Wheelwright the Trusted founder, and the creator of the Trusted marketing strategy. The finalists in both of the categories Trusted were finalist in ( New Product/Service and Marketing ) were all primarily women owned and operated, and the other marketing finalists Metric Design Centre ( Trusted Saskatoon partner ) and SleepWell Baby are amazing and have a strong and effective marketing strategies both off and online- Trusted is proud to be a member of such a progressive Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce that recognizes times have changed KUDOS to you and to all the finalists and winners from last night!!
The Trusted Team