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Finalists for 2017 business awards announced

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Is your favourite business one of the finalists in the 2017 Mount Alexander Business Awards?

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Mount Alexander Shire Council and program partners are pleased to announce the finalists for the Mount Alexander Business Awards.

An independent judging panel has selected 16 finalists from more than 50 entries, following 340 nominations from the community.

Congratulations go to the finalists across six award categories.

Manufacturing, construction and trade
Maine Plumbing
Kowelec Electrical
VR Builders

The Food Garden
Gung Hoe Growers
Oxley Feed Mills

Retail, hospitality and tourism

Akemi Beauty Lounge
The Bike Vault
Yoga Harmony

Micro business
The Good Life Careers
Tori’s Pooch Parlour
Yoga Harmony

Professional services
Akemi Beauty Lounge
Healing Well
We Push Buttons


Castlemaine Floristry
The Growing Abundance Project
Theatre Royal

In addition to running a successful business, the judges were impressed by the finalists’ entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and contribution to community.

“I found each business unique and inspiring in its own way. It was a privilege to be part of the judging, and on their journey for a snapshot in time,” said Frances Macdonald, Senior Investment and Trade Officer, Regional Development Victoria.

The winners will be announced at a gala event at the Castlemaine Town Hall (note venue change) starting at 5.30pm on Wednesday 16 August.

Broadcaster and journalist Tracee Hutchison will MC the evening and Margo Spalding, re-known for establishing the successful Jimmy Possum Furniture, will be guest speaker.

Tickets are $35. Drinks and canapes will be provided. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event at www.stickytickets.com.au/55814.

The Mount Alexander Business Awards are run by Council in partnership with Maldon & District Community Bank® and The Midland Express/Castlemaine Mail.

To find out more visit www.mountalexanderbusinessawards.com.au.

Image: Frances Macdonald from Regional Development Victoria interviews the team at VR Builders as part of the judging process for the Manufacturing, Construction and Trade category.

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