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.

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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.

Benchmark Press book explores history of OSAC

Today, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) provides citizens outside Saskatchewan’s major urban centres unparalleled access to the arts.

Learn more about the visionaries who used culture to develop a sense of community spirit across the province in the book HOW IT ALL BEGAN: The Story of the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils 1968-1987. Author Lynn Gidluck explores the organization’s Estevan roots through extensive research and interviews with key influencers.

The book retails for $20 and is available at www.benchmarkpress.ca/bookstore.

Sample Text:

When it was founded in 1948, the Saskatchewan Arts Board was one of the many innovative policy initiatives of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) government led by Tommy Douglas. The idea for the board originated with David Smith, Director of Adult Education in the Saskatchewan Department of Education. Smith was assisted in developing the Arts Board by prominent Saskatchewan artists such as painter Ernest Lindner, University of Saskatchewan drama professor Emrys Jones and University of Saskatchewan English professor Carlyle King. Eleven other men and women joined Smith, Jones, King, and Lindner as the first board members. Modelled after the British Arts Council, the Saskatchewan Arts Board was the first organization of its kind to be established in North America.

Smith was determined that the Arts Board would not be a government committee or an advisory board to civil servants. While it would still answer to the provincial government, it was to be an arms-length board with its own budget. Government representatives, leaders in the fields of art, and ordinary citizens could all be found on the board. Care was also taken to ensure that they came from across the province, not just from Saskatoon and Regina.

 

2019 Saskatchewan and Manitoba Media Directories available

Make headlines with the 2019 Saskatchewan and Manitoba Media Directories. With hundreds of media listings in each directory, the distribution of your next media campaign will be a breeze.

  • Ensure your message reaches the major media players in the province, from the daily newspapers to the supper hour news team
  • Go directly to the person you need to contact, whether it’s the news director, morning show anchor, or local reporter
  • Reach your niche audience with the Specially Publications section, which includes everything from industry magazines to e-blasts

The 2019 Saskatchewan and Manitoba Media Directories are available in Bound and PDF copies, along with a Premium Edition that includes 1 Bound, 1 PDF and an Excel Spreadsheet with all the media contacts for faster browsing. Yearly subscriptions are available.

GET YOUR COPY TODAY > http://benchmarkpr.ca/media-directories 

Global Ventures Winter 2018 edition now available

The winter edition of Global Ventures in now available on-line at https://www.sasktrade.com/public/uploads/Global%20Ventures/
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This issue contains a special focus on the professional services membership of the Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP). These companies provide the knowledge, expertise and a thorough understanding of exporting from a Saskatchewan perspective.

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Saskatoon Berry Council of Canada: Saskatoon berries have been described as one of Canada’s super fruits and many people in Saskatchewan have enjoyed them in pies or as spreads. But did you know that promoting this super fruit to other markets hasn’t been an easy process? That’s where the council comes in and it’s still an ongoing process.

Wellspring Growth Systems: Employees turn to their bosses for leadership, but who do the bosses turn to? For many companies the answer is Jean-Guy LeBlanc’s Saskatoon-based company. LeBlanc, who was been employed in the corporate banking sector in England and completed a business degree at the University of Toronto, uses his knowledge to align leadership teams.

Herb, Spice and Specialty Agriculture Association: This is an association with a unique scope. It represents producers of herbs, spices and specialty agricultural products – which covers a lot of ground. Another unique aspect of the industry is that is focuses less on marketing and more on providing detailed information about production and regulations to its members.

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/.

New Global Ventures focuses on technology sector, resources and services

Saskatchewan is emerging as a technology hub and the province’s exporting companies are making a tremendous impact. We focused on this sector in the Fall 2018 issue of Global Ventures. We publish the magazine on behalf of Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP).

The publication is an appropriate 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.

In this issue, we profiled:

NC Software Consulting: This company is shifting the way in which health care providers find replacements for available shifts. Their technology, the NC Smart Call platform, automatically identifies and communicates available shift details to eligible employees while satisfying complex operational and union requirements.

Canadian Western Agribition: Agribition is a show with a lot of meat on its bones. The show – scheduled for Nov. 19-24 – has a jam-packed slated including a display of beef cattle, features horses, bison, sheep and goats, an extensive agribusiness trade show, Indigenous culture, pro rodeo performances and other exciting entertainment offerings. There’s a new cabaret taking place after the last rodeo.

FailSafe House Lifting Systems: Much like people call a taxi or ride-sharing service when they need a lift, they call FailSafe House Lifting Systems when their house needs a lift. The company’s innovative ATLAS system allows contractors to easily lift a house up to 18 feet if the foundation underneath needs to be replaced or redeveloped.

OBASA Group of Companies: Gordon Doell brought his vision to the hospitality industry when he launched OBASA Hospitality, which offers customers a place to stay, the ability to tailor a stay to any individual or company, expert insurance and relocation services, software serving owners and operators of all accommodations, and a patent-pending loyalty program recognized globally.

The latest issue of Global Ventures is being distributed and can be viewed online at https://www.sasktrade.com/global_ventures/details/fall_edition_2018.html.

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