My Mid­wives takes out Business of the Year at cham­ber awards

BANK­ING ON SUC­CESS Business com­mu­nity cel­e­brates in style

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WIN­NERS ARE GRINNERS: My Mid­wives direc­tors (from left) Ros Beard, Karen McDon­ald Smith, Sonya Sloan, Makayla McIn­tosh and Liz Wilkes cel­e­brate win­ning Business of the Year at the Her­itage Bank Toowoomba Cham­ber of Com­merce Business Ex­cel­lence Awards at the week­end.

YOU know you’ve nailed the or­gan­i­sa­tion of an awards pro­gram when even the peo­ple who didn’t win are full of good­will and con­grat­u­la­tions to­wards or­gan­is­ers as well as fel­low com­peti­tors.

A beam­ing An­drew Wielandt was pos­i­tively stoked to re­port that this was the case for this year’s Her­itage Bank Business Ex­cel­lence Awards.

The Toowoomba Cham­ber of Com­merce pres­i­dent said this year’s award cer­e­mony set new attendance records, with some 600 rep­re­sen­ta­tives and sup­port­ers of lo­cal business de­scend­ing on Ru­mours In­ter­na­tional for the Dar­ling Downs business world’s night of nights.

My Mid­wives picked up the Her­itage Bank Business of the Year award while Weis Frozen Foods was in­ducted into the Hall of Fame.

A spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion was also made for the Toowoomba Car­ni­val of Flow­ers and The Chron­i­cle Gar­den Com­pe­ti­tion after 65 highly-suc­cess­ful years.

“The Business Ex­cel­lence Awards is one of the cham­ber’s sig­na­ture events and I think if you have a record num­ber of peo­ple at­tend­ing the awards night and strong in­ter­est in vot­ing, the business, and even wider com­mu­nity, holds it in pretty high re­gard,” Mr Wielandt said.

“Even the peo­ple who didn’t win were re­ally happy with the night.”

PHOTO: NEV MADSEN

PHO­TOS: NEV MADSEN

TOP EF­FORT: Proud to take out the au­to­mo­tive divi­sion are Wip­pells Au­tos staff (back from left) Sari and Ry­ley McEwan, David and Christina Bar­ron, (front) Carolyn and Bruce Mon­di­entz and John and Bron Bolitho.

Cel­e­brat­ing their best new busi­ness award are Min­istry of Move­ment’s (from left) Dianne St­ef­fens, Ni­cole St­ef­fens and Jazzmin Muller.

Stoked with two awards are Ex­cel So­lar’s Bet­tina and Paul Lem­ming.

Cel­e­brat­ing mul­ti­ple wins are Gra­ham and Heidi Rus­sell from Am­bush Se­cu­rity.

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