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Awards Open for Business (Excellence)

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Ballan & DIst. Community Bank Branch is the major sponsor of the BEA awards, Manager Luke Calder is with B&DCC Chair Robert Eskdale.

By Kate Taylor

Submissions are now open for Moorabool’s premier business awards – and expressions of interest have already started coming in.

The Ballan and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards are open to businesses throughout the shire, and submissions for the categories opened last week.
“We’ve already received expressions of interest on the website, from businesses that will be submitting for the awards,” said Awards Committee Secretary Angie Colliver.
And the time to start putting together submissions is right now.
“Have a look at the guidelines, and start drafting your submission now; have a look at the criteria, start talking to your staff about it, and make everyone aware that you are going to put a submission in – there might be different people in the business that look after different parts of the submission, so you might start to engage different staff in it as a group.
“It’s a busy time now, but if you just put aside a little bit of time each week to get some submission things done, it will come together.”
Categories include – Hospitality, Manufacturing, Home Based, Trade Services, Local Producer, Retail, Professional Services, Accommodation, and the Business of the Year Excellence Award.
Businesses make their own submissions for the above awards, and can also make submissions for the following three awards but can also be nominated for them as well – in the categories of Young Achiever, Outstanding Tradie, and the Mayor’s Award acknowledging an Outstanding Individual.
Award applications and submissions close on 11 August and can be made online at www.ballanchamberofcommerce.com.au/awards.

(Read the full story in the 11 July Edition)