Wanted: Summer student with a love of trails

We are hiring a summer student to serve as a communications consultant to work on various projects with a particular focus on our client, the Saskatchewan Trails Association.

The ideal candidate will write social media and blog posts, maintain websites, update marketing packages and assist with other duties as required. Those seeking this position must be eligible for employment under the Government of Canada Summer Student Employment Program.

Please send your resume and cover letter to info@benchmarkpr.ca.

Global Ventures Spring 2019 edition now available

The spring edition of Global Ventures, the official publication of Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP), is now available on-line. CLICK HERE to read the latest issue.

The theme of this issue centres on agriculture/agri-value companies. Saskatchewan has long been recognized as a major supplier of reputable agriculture and agri-value products.

Check out great features on:

Marquis Milling and Grain: Russell Schroeder enjoys his run-of-the-mill job. Schroeder jumped at the opportunity to purchase Nunweiler’s Flour Company operation in 2016 and begin producing organic flour products. He has been focused on preserving the traditional values of the Nunweilers, pioneer farmers in western Canada who got their start in the early 1900s.

Koenders Water Solutions: One of the largest pond care companies in North America, Koenders is focused on “Saving the Planet’s Water, Nature’s Way.” The company did some valuable work for an orphanage in Cambodia. After having the Koenders Windmill Aeration System installed for its fish farm, the centre was able to increase fish production and pay for other resources at the orphanage.

Tu-Bees Foods Inc.: When 11-year-old Nicole Hein wanted to buy a horse, she naturally had to think of a way to raise some money. Not many girls her age would come up with the solution of of establishing a viable business. By thinking outside the box, Hein realized a sweet solution to traditional honey packaging. Her honey product line is now available throughout Western Canada.

Global Ventures is a great medium to relay timely messaging to the local business community and the network of international contacts that STEP has developed. Articles featured identify STEP members who are making a strong economic impact to the province while the publication offers provincial business leaders, stakeholders, provincial and international media as well as international contacts with timely information pertaining to Saskatchewan exports.

CLICK HERE to view the rate card for 2019.

The magazine is published by Benchmark Public Relations, one of the largest locally-owned publisher of specialty publications in the province. For more information visit http://benchmarkpr.ca/publications.

Helping a local group plant the seeds for success

Benchmark is pleased to sponsor Regina Seedy Saturday, a local group dedicated to building community through gardening. We recently designed a new Facebook image for the group (pictured above).

Seedy Saturday is a fun community event, designed to bring together new and experienced gardeners to share information, participate in a seed exchange and purchase seeds from heirloom and heritage seed growers.

This organic group of community builders loves to collaborate and build community through conversation, community events and sharing our stories and resources, namely seeds that we save from our gardens.

For more information, visit Seedy Saturday on Facebook.

Putting on an event that hits all the right notes

We’re focusing on some final tune-ups as the 2018 Saskatchewan Music Conference (SMC) approaches. Benchmark Public Relations is the event organizer for the event, which runs Nov. 16-17 at the Saskatoon Inn.

SMC is the ultimate creative venue for developing musicians. It brings together talented music leaders, who deliver engaging sessions that allow participants to explore the depths of their creativity. This year’s conference is a partnership between the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association (a charitable, non-profit organization that promotes the development of high standards for music and music education in Saskatchewan) and Carl ORFF Canada – Saskatchewan Chapter (the Saskatchewan Orff Chapter, founded in 1989, is a branch of Carl Orff Canada. Every year, the SK Orff Chapter hosts workshops in Saskatoon and Regina).

Benchmark has helped organize the event since 2010. Some of our tasks include selecting a venue and coordinating event requirements with staff, maintaining the event website, attending regular meetings, creating the event scripts and speaking notes and securing sponsorship. This year we created a new app to make it easier for participants to find their way through the event.

Over the years, we have collaborated with music organizations such as the Saskatchewan Band Association, Saskatchewan Orchestral Association, Saskatchewan Music Festival Association and Saskatchewan Choral Federation.

Visit https://www.saskmusic.ca to register for the conference or learn more. Below, check out the Top 10 Reasons to attend the conference.

Refresh your organization’s logo

Benchmark Public Relations can refresh your organization’s logo. Here are some logos we’ve revamped for some satisfied customers.

The logo is quite simply the visual centrepiece for your organization. It’s a visual element that can be a mark, flag, symbol or signature. Whether your logo is located on the front of your building, on a business card or as the profile picture of your various social media accounts, it’s the symbol of your business that people will identify with, even though the logo itself doesn’t include any description of your company.

CONTACT US TODAY if you’re looking to transform your logo.

Read more about how a logo plays into your company’s brand and identity