Entries closed for the Coastline Credit Union 2021 Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards with a last minute flurry of activity.
Port Macquarie Chamber executive officer Mark Wilson was thrilled with the record number of entries received for the 2021 event.
"It's fantastic to see that so many local businesses are ready to celebrate their resilience through unusual circumstances over the last couple of years," Mr Wilson said.
"It is testament to the strength, vitality and adaptability of business in our region to step up and meet a challenge."
Judging, mystery shopping and public voting via the Port Chamber website will commence on Monday, June 21.
Tickets for the July 31 gala dinner event will go on sale June 28.
The awards night will be hosted by Stacey Morgan of Port Macquarie Performing Arts and comedian Andy Saunders.