Lots of award choice

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There was a great re­sponse to the call for nom­i­na­tions un­der the new for­mat of the 2019 Ber­ri­gan Shire Busi­ness Awards.

There were 17 nom­i­na­tions in the ‘Peo­ple’s Choice Award for Ex­cel­lence in Cus­tomer Ser­vice’ — more than dou­ble num­ber pre­vi­ously re­ceived in this cat­e­gory.

This is a pop­u­lar cat­e­gory and it is the com­mu­nity’s op­por­tu­nity to ac­knowl­edge the great ser­vice re­ceived and also play a part in the Busi­ness Awards.

As it is the Peo­ple’s Choice award all those nom­i­nated have been of­fered a place. The busi­nesses nom­i­nated are as fol­lows: Ba­rooga Fee’s Cof­fee House; Stroke Work in Mo­tion; Ba­rooga Laun­dro­mat; Ba­rooga Ho­tel; IGA Ex­press. Ber­ri­gan Wood­stock Flour; Evans Butch­ery; Ber­ri­gan Car­a­van Park. Fin­ley Protem Real Es­tate; Hong Lock Restau­rant; Daisy Maes; Lo­cal Den­tal. Tocumwal HA Ac­count­ing; Toc Shut­tle Bus; Trav­el­ling Po­di­a­trist; Sparky­man Elec­tri­cal; L De­sailly Per­sonal Train­ing.

On­line vot­ing will re­main open un­til March 20.

The vot­ing por­tal will be set up to al­low only one vote from any URL and the list will also be ran­domised to present the busi­nesses in a dif­fer­ent or­der each time the por­tal is opened.

To vote visit r/TGBGM33. www.sur­vey­mon­key.com/

In a lit­tle over 12 months these teenagers will travel to Ti­mor Leste as part of the suc­cess­ful Com­mu­nity Im­mer­sion Pro­gram.The stu­dents — Jemma Coombs, Abbey Mar­shall, Meg Mars­den, Ni­amh Ma­son, Lily Sharp, Clay Webb, Will Sex­ton, Justin Law­ton, Sarah Orro and Elle Rochford — are go­ing to do­nate med­i­cal aid, ed­u­ca­tion sup­plies and learn about the coun­try.They will also be un­der the watch­ful eye of guardians Rhett Arm­strong, Kelly Lawlor, Lisa Small and Yas­mine McGrath.Be­fore the stu­dents travel to East Ti­mor they will spend as much time as pos­si­ble vol­un­teer­ing and run­ning fundrais­ers to help build the re­quired $30,000 to pay for med­i­cal sup­plies.Jemma said the pro­gram is a great op­por­tu­nity to help her skills as a per­son.‘‘I felt like it was a chance to help out a third world coun­try and ben­e­fit my skills work­ing in a team.‘‘I wanted to have a go at some­thing worth­while that’ll be good for both me and oth­ers.‘‘Ev­ery­thing we raise goes to Ti­mor; not to us. That’s why we of­fer to work at com­mu­nity events,’’ Jemma said.Will said for many of the stu­dents it’s the first time vol­un­teer­ing and do­ing gen­eral com­mu­nity work.‘‘We’re go­ing to be help­ing around the com­mu­nity when we can. We re­cently helped out at the Fin­ley Trac­tor Pull.‘‘I’m look­ing for­ward head­ing over there. It’s a strug­gling coun­try and any­thing we can do to help out is im­por­tant for them.’’The Ti­mor Leste Im­mer­sion Pro­gram is a bi-an­nual trip. Ti­mor Leste Im­meraion Pro­gram par­tic­i­pants (from left) Sarah Orro, Justin Law­ton, Ni­amh Ma­son, Jemma Coombs, Meg Mars­den, Lily Sharp, Abbey Mar­shall, Will Sex­ton, Elle Rochford and Clay Webb.

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