Celebrate Roma’s excellence
Awarding the business community
A STRONG business sector is vital to the sustainability of any community.
Tomorrow night’s Maranoa Business Awards are the region’s only comprehensive and prestigious awards scheme, offering specific and meaningful benefits to Roma’s business community.
With a record number of nominations this year, Commerce Roma president Cyril Peet said the awards were a wonderful opportunity to celebrate excellence across the region.
“We’ve had 70 individuals and 56 businesses nominated across customer service awards and 80 nominations across the business awards,” he said.
Mr Peet congratulated every business who had made the effort to get involved.
“These businesses are sharing their story and contributing to the vibrancy of the Maranoa business community.”
One of Rotary’s most prestigious awards will also be announced tomorrow night. The Jim Baker Medal awards someone who makes a difference in their workplace.
The three finalists for the Jim Baker Medal are Tracey Ferguson, Rohan Ballon and Glenys Hughes.
Ms Ferguson is the director of finance and business services at South West Hospital and Health Service. Mr Ballon is the community nutritionist for Roma and Community Allied Health. Ms Hughes is the principal of Roma Highland Dancing.
Rotary’s immediate past president Josh Freeman said there was one recurring theme throughout the nominations.
“Our three finalists are the hallmark of doing their job and doing it well,” he said.
“They have each earned the respect of their peers and colleagues and demonstrate integrity and attention to detail.”
Rugby union legend Tim Horan will be the evening’s master of ceremonies.
Horan played for the Queensland Reds in the Super 12 and represented Australia as one of the best centres in the world throughout the 1990s.
Tickets have now sold out for the gala dinner, which is a black tie affair and a stand-out networking opportunity for the Maranoa business community.
BIG WIN: Marc Benson and the team from McDonald’s Roma took out three awards at the 2016 Maranoa Business Awards, including the Business of the Year, sponsored by Santos. Marc is pictured here with Andrew Snars and Brodie Albeck.