Cham­ber’s “ex­ten­sive” Busi­ness Awards

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY JAR­RYD BARCA

Nom­i­na­tions not just com­ing from Corowa is a propo­si­tion that ex­cites Corowa Busi­ness Cham­ber Pres­i­dent Mary Hether­ing­ton, as the count­down con­tin­ues to the big night.

“The Cham­ber is re­ally look­ing for­ward to this year’s gala din­ner, we have been re­ally pleased with the amount of en­tries that have come for the busi­ness awards,” she told The Free Press.

“The nom­i­na­tions do cover the area of Corowa, but we have en­tries from Mul­wala, How­long and even Urana. It’s been very ex­ten­sive which is great be­cause we’ve re­ally cov­ered the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil area.

“The Cham­ber felt it was very im­por­tant to be in­clu­sive, par­tic­u­larly as the coun­cil has been in­cred­i­bly sup­port­ive of the busi­ness awards both fi­nan­cially and in kind.

“It has also been a great op­por­tu­nity to meet some more fab­u­lous peo­ple who are run­ning some very ex­cit­ing busi­nesses through­out the Coun­cil area and we hope to keep this con­tact go­ing with them mov­ing for­ward.”

Ms Hether­ing­ton also said she is thank­ful for the sup­port of the spon­sors for the Corowa Busi­ness Cham­ber in al­low­ing the event to hap­pen, those be­ing Canns Bus Man­age­ment, Corowa Free Press, CIRCA, Corowa RSL Club, Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil, Health Cul­ture, Hether­ing­ton Plumb­ing Ser­vices, IGA, Ki­lara

En­trants in this year’s Corowa Busi­ness Cham­ber’s Gala Awards Din­ner ex­tend from Corowa to How­long and even Yar­ra­wonga-Mul­wala.

Group, Mul­wala Water­ski Club, O’Con­nors and Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Golf Club Resort.

There are a to­tal of 31 en­trants for this year’s awards, how­ever with three busi­nesses nom­i­nat­ing for mul­ti­ple cat­e­gories it means there was a to­tal of 34 nom­i­na­tions.

En­tries for the 2018 awards are closed and are cur­rently in the process of be­ing judged, with the win­ners to be an­nounced on the night.

For­mer AFL player Ja­son Ak­er­ma­nis is set to be the MC on the night, while di­rec­tor of Haymes Paint Matthew Haymes will also be a guest speaker.

The pur­pose of the din­ner is to an­nounce win­ners of the nine dif­fer­ent busi­ness cat­e­gories, for en­trants to net­work with each other and cel­e­brate our lo­cal busi­nesses.

The din­ner will be held at the Corowa Choco­late and Whisky Fac­tory on Fri­day, July 20 and tick­ets are still on sale for $50.

Book your ticket by con­tact­ing Kay Fred­er­icks on 0433 915 721 or email hello@corowacham­

Mul­wala Post Of­fice is look­ing for­ward to this year’s Gala Din­ner af­ter send­ing through a nom­i­na­tion for the busi­ness awards.

Ray White How­long is one of many busi­nesses out­side of Corowa to be in the run­ning for this year’s Busi­ness Awards.

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