Sun­nys about to bring smiles to Coffs

The best of Coffs busi­ness to be recog­nised

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - BETTER BUSINESS - GREG WHITE greg.white@coff­s­coas­tad­vo­

EVER been so im­pressed by the ser­vice re­ceived from a Coffs Coast busi­ness that you have had the urge to give them a big rap?

Well, you can now put a favourite busi­ness or worker in the run­ning for a pres­ti­gious award.

Nom­i­na­tions for Coffs Har­bour Cham­ber of Com­merce Sun­nys Awards close on June 27 but as com­mit­tee per­son Leonie Kennedy re­veals, this year there are im­prove­ments that could earn recog­ni­tion far beyond the lo­cal scene.

“We have aligned all cat­e­gories with the NSW Busi­ness Cham­ber which puts a Sun­nys win­ner in the run­ning for even big­ger ac­co­lades,” she said.

“Those win­ners go to Port Mac­quarie for NSWBC re­gional awards and if you win there, it gets re­ally in­ter­est­ing with en­try into the NSWBC State awards and an in­vi­ta­tion to the gala event in Syd­ney.”

While some busi­nesses may doubt they have what it takes to get that far, Leonie said we’ve al­ready seen state win­ners from our busi­ness com­mu­nity.

“Fresh Den­tal Care and Com­mu­nity Care Op­tions both won NSW awards in re­cent years and we have so many in­no­va­tive and com­pet­i­tive busi­nesses like them.

“Own­ers and staff are not al­ways good at blow­ing their own trum­pets, so we are ask­ing the customers and pub­lic who love the ser­vice they pro­vide to put in a nom­i­na­tion.”

Of the 20 Sun­nys Award cat­e­gories, an even dozen have NSW Busi­ness Cham­ber sta­tus.

“If you don’t go on to higher judg­ing it’s still a great hon­our to be named the best in the Coffs Coast re­gion.

“Our peo­ple do great work and this is an op­por­tu­nity to give the recog­ni­tion they de­serve.”

Photo: Bruce Thomas

STAR AF­FAIR: De­bra Ryan and Com­mu­nity Care Op­tions went from the Sun­nys to NSW hon­ours in 2016.

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