Thursday 4th May marked the Macleay Valley Business Awards Launch event hosted by the major Awards Sponsor Coastline Credit Union at their West Kempsey branch. The evening welcomed a great show of local business people coming together to celebrate local enterprise in the region.
The 2018 Awards Sponsors were well represented on the evening and their generous support is greatly appreciated.
Welcome words by Peter Townsend, Coastline Credit Union CEO, Marilyn Breen, Chamber Secretary and Gary Scott, Chamber President were voiced to inspire businesses to be proactive in reviewing their business journey over the last year and make known their milestones and learnings through the Awards process. All businesses throughout the Macleay region are encouraged to share their stories.
Coastline Credit Union are working closely with the Awards committee throughout the Awards program this year. As advocates for the success of local business, Coastline staff will be assisting entrants at the Awards Workshops which will be hosted in Kempsey, SWR and Crescent Head.
The Slim Dusty Centre was announced as the selected venue for the 2018 Awards Gala Dinner which will be held on the 14th July 2018 where the Winners will be announced. Expressions of Interest (EOI) were advertised for five different roles working behind the scenes of the Awards including the venue, audio visual, styling, photography and entertainment. We thank all who submitted an EOI.
The quality improvement process undertaken each year has led to changes in the categories, criteria and questions. The Awards organising Committee aim to make the process more relevant for local business and to improve the overall Awards experience.
Businesses interested in submitting are advised to review the Awards Handbook and attend an Awards workshop which are designed to simplify the process and assist with any queries regarding the Awards process. All Awards information and workshop dates can be found at www.macleayvalleychamber.com.au.
Our Awards Photopgrapher for 2018 Alicia Fox Photography snapped some photos of the night as shared in the gallery below.