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

Creating a mouth-watering website for a local caterer

We recently went live with a new website we created for Munch Catering in Regina:

Munch is a local caterer that is known for its tasty food and compelling story. Munch is a social enterprise that proudly employs adults with cognitive disabilities and trains them to become professional food service workers.

The company was looking for a website that was more appetizing than what it currently had. We refreshed Munch’s online presence by creating a new website with a sleek design. We highlighted the company’s tasty offerings on every page and created professional looking menus.

The website was part of a re-branding process spearheaded bu Benchmark that also included the design of a new logo, plus promotional materials and stationery.

Here are some photos of the website:



Benchmark approaches website design from every angle. Along with choosing a professional design, we create detailed content plans to ensure the site is organized efficiently. We ensure that all of our websites can be maintained by the clients and we provide training and ongoing support. Contact us at to discuss your website project.

SaskEnergy Rate Review report published

It was Benchmark’s pleasure to work alongside the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel on the creation of the SaskEnergy Rate Review report, which was released on Tuesday.

The Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel advises the Government of Saskatchewan on rate applications proposed by SaskEnergy, SaskPower and the SGI Auto Fund. The Panel reviews each application and provides an independent public report stating its opinion about the fairness and reasonableness of the rate change, while balancing the interests of the customer, the Crown corporation and the public.

The Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel has recommended that the commodity rate proposed by SaskEnergy be reduced from $2.65/GJ to $2.575/GJ. The Panel confirms the interim reduction from $3.95/GJ to $2.95/GJ that took effect November 1st, 2018.

Read the full report on the Panel’s website here:

Creating a new website for PA Co-op Health Centre

Benchmark Public Relations was contracted earlier this year to create a website for the Prince Albert Co-operative Health Centre Community Clinic. We recently launched the new website:

The organization’s old website was outdated and difficult for staff members to update. We began the process with an extensive consultation with the clinic’s staff members to determine what they were looking for in a new website. The clinic wanted us to effectively organize the content on their new website to avoid excess clutter, while making it easier for users to navigate.

We gave the site a modern look by creating it through WordPress and ensured that the clinic would have the ability to edit it themselves. After building the website, we ran a thorough training session with the clinic’s staff members and made sure they were comfortable with the software.

Below is a before-and-after shot of the website. If your organization is in need of a new website, contact us at We will ensure that your new website captures the full value of the equity of your mission and your brand.




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