State Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy has highlighted the success of local businesses while speaking in the Victorian Parliament earlier this month.
Mr McCurdy congratulated all businesses who were recognised in the recent Moira Shire business excellence awards, where Cobram’s Manto Produce took the highest honour, winning the 2017 Moira Shire Business Champion Award, as well as the Excellence in Local Produce Award.
‘‘Congratulations to John Mantovani and his team,’’ Mr McCurdy said.
‘‘Our local businesses are so vital to the local economy, and I believe when businesses do well, our local economy does well.’’
Mr McCurdy also used his member’s statement to wish a happy 100th birthday to Cobram’s Elsie Jackel, who hit the big centenary on May 29.