WINTER for the Port Macquarie business community means awards time, and it is not too late to get involved.
The Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce, along with Platinum Sponsor, Holiday Coast Credit Union, are keen for the whole community to celebrate local business success with the 2016 Holiday Coast Credit Union Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards.
Now in their 10th year, the awards are open to any business with premises in the Port Macquarie local government area, not just Chamber members.
Categories include Local Industry and Business Excellence Awards, some of which continue on at regional and state level.
The awards will culminate in a spectacular Gala Dinner on Friday August 19, where great food, wine, company and entertainment are par for the course, and red carpet fashions rival the best Hollywood events.
The dinner is one of the social events of the year, and last year’s featured plenty of gaiety, glamour and good humour.
The voting process has been amended for 2016, with some award categories now determined by the combined input of the judging panel plus peer and public votes, as well as a People’s Choice Award, which is decided by public vote only.
By participating in the awards, you can gain recognition for your business achievements, raise your profile and take the opportunity to receive valuable, nonpartisan feedback from the judging panel.
Previous award winners also attest to the fact that success can provide a great morale boost for your team and add instant credibility and recognition for your name and business brand.
Entry is free, but you will need to hurry as entries close at midday on Monday July 18.
For more information, access to the online entry form and and details of the sponsors supporting the local business community this year, go to www.portchamber.com.au/2016-business-awards.