Pharmacy tops again
Tokoroa businesses were celebrated over the weekend for their ongoing commitment to the town.
More than 120 people attended the event, with nine local businesses coming away with wins.
The 2011 Tokoroa Business of the Year winner Unichem Centre Pharmacy has won the award two years in a row.
Unichem manager Mike Keys enjoyed the evening saying it was testimony to his staff’s commitment to customer service.
‘‘ It was wonderful. It was great to win it for a second year in a row. It’s great for the staff to be recognised for their consistency.’’
Mr Keys believed the consist- ency of service displayed by his team was the reason for their continued success.
‘‘It is wonderful for the team . . . We have formed relationships with the community and we know our customers by their first names,’’ he said.
South Waikato News manager Paula Baxter, who organised the event, was overwhelmed by the support from the business district.
‘‘This event would not have been possible without the support and commitment of local businesses and our community. Without funding we wondered whether it was worth going ahead but it was evident within the local business district that this what they wanted so we decided to go full steam ahead, and it was well worth it.’’
Mrs Baxter said the awards were a team effort.
‘‘A number of local businesses assisted with sponsorship of the awards and the success of the evening is something we all can be proud of.’’
The awards were judged by Dianne Turco.
South Waikato News would like to thank the sponsors Tokoroa Club, Sign Magic, Stihl Shop, Export Meat Warehouse, Tokoroa New World, Triangle Timber ITM, Waiariki, Ngapo Lipscombe Law, Tokoroa I-site and Mr Shift It.
We are also grateful to guest speaker Taupo MP Louise Upston and MC Darin Coster.
ULTIMATE WINNERS: Tokoroa’s Unichem Pharmacy won the 2011 Business of the Year award at the Tokoroa Business Awards on Saturday evening.