Wauchope women finalists at state business awards

Best in the business: Stacey Morgan from Port Macquarie Performing Arts joined Tanya Newman from Bennetts Steel as a finalist in the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards.

Best in the business: Stacey Morgan from Port Macquarie Performing Arts joined Tanya Newman from Bennetts Steel as a finalist in the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards.

TWO Mid North Coast women have been recognised for their outstanding efforts in business at an awards night in Sydney.

Stacey Morgan from Port Macquarie Performing Arts and Tanya Newman from Bennetts Steel attended Luna Park on Friday, November 25 for the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards.

Mrs Morgan was a state finalist in the young entrepreneur category while Mrs Newman was a finalist in the business leader category.

Unfortunately neither won, however to make it to the finals was a huge achievement.

They first won the local and regional levels of the awards before joining 15 others in their categories.

Mrs Morgan said it was a fabulous night.

“I didn’t expect to win. The fact that I was just there was incredible,” she said.

“There were over 1000 people at the event and I was overwhelmed by the size of the awards night.”

Mrs Morgan was the only dance school in NSW nominated at the awards, with performing arts booming in the area.

“We have dance classes, drama, music and singing for all age groups in three different studios,” she said.

“It certainly continues to keep me busy. We’re reaching more talented students this year and into the future, than we ever have before.”

Likewise, Bennetts Steel continues to be a leader in the industrial area for Wauchope and surrounds.

“We are both proud to be there as women from Wauchope making a difference in each of our businesses,” Mrs Morgan said.

“I think we are both just very passionate about what we do, and about our community.

I could talk all day about how much I love my job.”

The next big thing for Mrs Morgan and her students is a production of ‘Giselle’ at the Glasshouse on December 10.

The full length production will feature guests from the Melbourne City ballet, as well as a cast of 90 local kids aged from five through to high school age.

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