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Beechworth Gold takes out top honour at Business Awards

Guest Speaker Geoff Brown, The Victorian Commissioner for Small Business, addressed the 86 people who attended the Awards dinner. A surprise guest appearance from Indigo’s own Buy Local Man also provided a highlight for the evening.

“The Business Awards are a great opportunity to recognise the outstanding businesses within our Shire, and it’s encouraging to see the nominees and winners coming from right across the region,” said Mayor Cr Larry Goldsworthy, who presented the Awards.

“Small businesses should also be acknowledged for their contribution to the community, whether it’s the footy raffle or donating prizes for fund raising competitions, they always support in whatever way they can.” Said Cr Goldsworthy.

The 2012 Business Awards were judged by independent judges Shivaun Brown, Economic Development Coordinator for The Rural City of Wangaratta, Tanya Hall, Manager Economic and Tourism Development at Towong Shire and Mick McInerney from the Murray Hume Business Enterprise Centre.

The Business Awards winners for 2012:

Best New Business:                                        Beechworth & District Community Bank

Excellence in Customer Service:                 Chiltern Butchery

Excellence in Hospitality:                            Tuileries Restaurant & Accommodation, Rutherglen

Excellence in Industry:                                      Complete Body Craft, Rutherglen

Excellence in Professional Services:           WWW.ART Design Services, Beechworth

Excellence in Retail:                                          Beechworth Gold

Excellence in Tourism:                                      Beechworth Honey

Excellence in Trade Services:                           Brushwork Painting, Chiltern

Most Outstanding Business 2012:                 Beechworth Gold

The event was sponsored by 102.1 Edge FM, Small Business Victoria and the Indigo Shire Council. Edge FM donated the grand prize of $5000 of radio advertising which was awarded to Beechworth Gold.

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Caption: L to R: Jodie Dawson from Beechworth Squash and Fitness Centre, Fiona Larkings from www.ART Design Services and Lisa Cartledge enjoying the evening.

More information: Mayor Cr Larry Goldsworthy ph: 03 5728 2973