33rd Annual MBiz Awards – Meet the Nominees – Outstanding Medium Business

Oct 3, 2016 | Chamber News

Each week leading up to the 33rd Annual MBiz Awards Gala Presented bu Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce will bring you a closer look at the 15 finalists for this year’s awards.

This week, we introduce you or reacquaint you with the diverse crop of companies vying to add their names to the list of previous winners of Outstanding Medium Business. You can see the nominees for Outstanding Small Business by clicking here.

Keystone pngKeystone Western Inc. (Grande Pointe)

Keystone Western Inc. is a quality provider of asset based and 3PL supply-chain logistics services enabling its clients to reduce their overall operating costs, improve internal and external customer service levels, and increase their global market share. Keystone’s success is driven by its proven consultative business approach, industry flexibility, unique corporate culture, and professional working environment, which will drive both business and personal growth for its customers, employees, and investors.

The success of Keystone Western over the years has directed them away from being a basic provider of trucks and rates to becoming a logistics consultant and business partner, bringing new ideas to the table and operating as an extension of our customer’s supply-chain management group. By combining our strength in three key service groups (Logistics Auditing, Asset-Based Transportation, and 3PL Management), they feel they will provide their clients with the best chance to succeed in their business by providing a “strategic” competitive advantage. The company continues to be a major contributor to their community, employing 155 people.
NetSet Communications

NetSet Communications (Brandon)

NetSet Communications is a privately held telecommunications company providing next generation broadband services throughout the Province of Manitoba. Their network is architected around the current WiMAX platform and is fully upgradeable to LTE Internet. This new wireless broadband technology is the first in the Province and one of the first of its kind in North America and provides rural Manitoba unprecedented performance and reliability at speeds never before available in rural Manitoba.

Connecting over 500 Manitoba Communities and Rural Municipalities to the world, they are a company built on a foundation of rural roots. Dependable, consistent and committed to providing our members the best service and experience by providing your Internet Service Solutions and more.
NetSet’s network is engineered to meet the stringent demands of modern business operations.

powerland pngPowerland Computers (Winnipeg)

Powerland is a locally owned and operated company growing from 2 people who started the company 31 years ago to 132 staff in 2016. Powerland has evolved to provide expanded hardware, software, and technology service solutions to the Manitoban marketplace. Powerland’s people truly make it outstanding. With a technical team and partnerships with other leading service providers, it allows them to provide a robust offering of migration and management services. They are committed to providing an environment of growth for our people and our organization.

Understanding the importance of community, the take part in local events, educational scholarships, and support their community and many local organizations such as local business’ and local charities. Powlerland is committed to promoting an environmentally friendly environment through our partnership with EPRA Manitoba. These are some examples of what they are most proud of about the company.


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