Nominations are flowing in for city's prestige business awards
NOMINATIONS are continuing to come in for the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and Industry's 2013-14 Ipswich Business Awards for excellence.
Chamber president Anita Dwyer said the Ipswich business community continued to grow strongly on the back of strong population and development growth in the region.
"This past year has seen another year of exceptional performances throughout the community which should be celebrated and recognised," Ms Dwyer said.
"Entries are open to all businesses and individuals within the Ipswich City Council boundaries and you do not have to be a chamber member to enter. The chamber represents all businesses across the region and I encourage everyone to nominate either yourself or colleagues for these prestigious awards, as we acknowledge and celebrate Ipswich achievements."
There are 12 categories:
- Ipswich City Council New Business of the Year Award.
- RPQ Customer Service Award.
- Apprenticeships Queensland Employer Committed to Training Award.
- Ipswich Turf Club Tourism / Community Event of the Year Award.
- Stanwell Corporation Community Involvement Award.
- UQ College Young Business Person of the Year.
- Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Person of the Year.
- Ipswich Life Small Business of the Year Award.
- Sirromet Business of the Year Award.
- Bendigo Bank Hall of Fame Recipient.
Additionally, there are two grand awards chosen by the Ipswich Mayor and the Ipswich chamber's president respectively; Mayor Pisasale's Future Focused Award and the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and Industry President's Award.
The Gala Business Awards ceremony will be held at the Ipswich Civic Centre on Friday October 17 as a black-tie event.
An initiative of the chamber this year will be to offer each finalist two free tickets to the gala event to celebrate their achievement.
For more information go to ipswichchamber.org.au/awards.