Rotorua Business Awards: ‘The best party in town’
The Rotorua Business Awards promises to bring the “best party in town” to the city this weekend.
The annual awards, hosted by the Rotorua Business Chamber, celebrate innovation and creativity in the business sector and have been a highlight of Rotorua’s business calendar for well over 20 years.
The black-tie awards ceremony, sponsored by Tompkins Wake, will take place tomorrow at the Energy
Events Centre. Rotorua Business Chamber chief executive Bryce Heard says it the biggest ever event will be a “magnificent night”.
“Almost 850 tickets have sold,” he said. “It is by far the biggest ever. I am confident it is going to be the best party in town.”
Bryce says the 2021 awards were held virtually in February this year after being twice postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
This time the 2022 awards ceremony are in person.
“It is going to be a lot of fun. This year will be the Real Mccoy.
“It has been awesome to see so many businesses doing such good work through the period we have just been through. It tells a lot about the quality of businesses out there.”
Bryce says there was a “massive turnout” of voting for the People’s Choice category.
“The voting has been counted and all will be revealed on Saturday.”
2021 award winner Joe Dorset from Ka Pai Kai Rotorua Charitable
Trust says entering the awards was a valuable experience for his business.
“It gave us really good publicity and created a buzz around our kaupapa. Winning the People’s Choice Award exposed our business to more people who want to help us achieve our business outcomes.”