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Rock­ing­ham Kwinana Cham­ber of Com­merce has hailed the suc­cess of its an­nual awards gala night on Satur­day.

The best of the re­gion’s busi­nesses were recog­nised at the Gary Hol­land Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, where Im­pres­sions Cater­ing was crowned busi­ness of the year.

As well as award win­ners, there were a num­ber of high­lights on the night in­clud­ing an an­nounce­ment from ma­jor spon­sor Min­eral Re­sources it would ex­tend its com­mit­ment to the awards for a fur­ther five years.

For­mer Brand MHR and Min­eral Re­sources ex­ter­nal af­fairs man­ager Gary Gray made the an­nounce­ment and com­mended the strong pres­ence and per­for­mance of women in busi­ness through­out the re­gion.

Tourism Rock­ing­ham also an­nounced on the night 12 months free mem­ber­ship for busi­nesses af­fected by the re­fur­bish­ment of Rock­ing­ham fore­shore, which pres­i­dent Stacey Gra­ham said would be cru­cial to help­ing keep them in the pub­lic eye.

“Tourism Rock­ing­ham is pleased to of­fer a com­pli­men­tary 12-month mem­ber­ship to those di­rectly af­fected so they can take ad­van­tage of an ex­tra pro­mo­tional pres­ence through our so­cial me­dia out­lets, the vis­i­tor cen­tre in­for­ma­tion

base and as­sis­tance to en­sure con­tin­ued busi­ness is gen­er­ated to the fore­shore, es­pe­cially over the com­ing cru­cial months,” she said.

Guest speaker Deputy Premier Roger Cook spoke of the strong busi­ness cul­ture and com­mu­nity spirit, and the sup­port avail­able from the State Govern­ment, while Brand MHR Madeleine King pre­sented the peo­ple’s choice award, which at­tracted more than 3500 votes from mem­bers the pub­lic.

Other ma­jor win­ners in­cluded Jason Kell as busi­nessper­son of the year, Ash­ton Boaden as young busi­nessper­son of the year and Dr Christa­bel Samy as peo­ple’s choice win­ner.

Pho­toCof­fee Pic­tures:

Ex­cel­lence in tourism or hos­pi­tal­ity win­ner Lukarla McCready, of Im­pres­sions Cater­ing, with spon­sor Tourism Rock­ing­ham pres­i­dent Stacey Gra­ham, Rana and SuTapa Aich, of Chart­house Cafe (fi­nal­ist) and Ch­eryle Irvin, of Ho­tel Clip­per (fi­nal­ist).

2018 peo­ple’s choice award win­ner Dr Christa­bel Samy, of Samy Med­i­cal Cen­tre re­ceives her gong from MP Madeleine King.

Young busi­nessper­son of the year Ash­ton Boaden, of Rus­tico Tapas & Wine Bar.

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