Thirty-five businesses and individuals have been shortlisted across nine categories as finalists for the 2017 Moira Shire Business Excellence Awards.
Fifteen businesses from the Cobram district have received nods as finalists, with Avery Cabinets and Jones Lawyers and Associates each listed as finalists in two categories.
Moira Shire Council Mayor Gary Cleveland said the finalists showcased the breadth and quality of local business across the shire.
‘‘Our awards recognise excellence across a wide range of areas, from young business person of the year to accessibility and e-business,” Cr Cleveland said.
‘‘All our finalists have demonstrated excellence. It is now in the hands of the judging panel to determine the overall winners for each of the nine categories.’’
The award winners will be determined by an independent professional judging panel and will be announced at a gala awards dinner at the Yarrawonga Town Hall on Friday, May 26.
‘‘The gala dinner features Dan Gregory from the ABC’s Gruen Transfer as keynote speaker, and Yarrawonga’s own Tracie Holgate as MC,’’ Cr Cleveland said.
‘‘The night will celebrate the contribution of small business across the Moira Shire and beyond. We encourage everyone to book their tickets today.’’
●Tickets to the awards are on sale now. To book, visit www.moira.vic.gov.au/bizawards
Young business person of the year: Stephanie Exton (Extons Real Estate), Nick Avery (Avery Cabinets), Jarryd Cutler (Numurkah Aquatic and Fitness Centre) and Monique Ruvolo (Bella Pelle).
Excellence in industry: Coulters Plumbing Service, Avery Cabinets, Cobram Electrical and Data and Agrispray Australia.
Excellence in tourism/hospitality: Aquazone @LakeMulwala, Rich Glen Olive Estate, Byramine Homestead and Brewery and Cactus Country.
Excellence in new and emerging business: Betta Home Living, Jones Lawyers and Associates, RACV Yarrawonga, Ray White Cobram.
Excellence in e-business: Action, Bike, Ski, Seamless Online Consulting, newsXpress Numurkah and Casual Step.
Excellence in local produce: Manto Produce, K.A.F’s Fruit Supply and Windsor Park Country Flavour.
Good access is good business: Yarrawonga Neighbourhood House, Cobram Medical Centre and Amcal Cobram.
Excellence in professional services: Yarrawonga Denis Medical Group, Jones Lawyers, North East Life Yarrawonga and Extons Real Estate.
Excellence in retail/customer service: Cobram Florist, D’Vine Ideas, DS Kendall Waste Services and Nathalia Boarding Kennels and Cattery.