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An independent judging panel sit around the table to discuss and deliberate the finalists for the 2019 Mount Alexander Business Awards

See the finalists in the 2019 Mount Alexander Business Awards and get your tickets to celebrate.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Mount Alexander Shire Council and program partners are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Mount Alexander Business Awards, and invite the community to come along and celebrate our local businesses at a gala event on Thursday 5 December.

An independent judging panel has selected 23 finalists from 69 entries, following nearly 340 nominations from the community. Congratulations go to the finalists across eight award categories.

Manufacturing, Construction and Trade
Edifice Construction
Fred’s Tiny Houses
Oakwood Smallgoods

Agribusiness
Gung Hoe Growers
Pryor’s Paddock

Retail and Hospitality
Maldon Getaways
Mt Alexander Timber & Hardware
The Little Red Apple

Tourism and Events
Konjo Mama
Theatre Royal Castlemaine
Tread Harcourt

Micro Business
Jac the Hitcher
Mother Lover
The Good Life Careers

Professional services
Grainger Legal
Smith & Maltby Accountants
We Push Buttons

Creative Industries
Cascade Art
Jac the Hitcher
Storyland Creative

Health and Wellbeing
Over the Moon Dance Studio
Pearl Skin & Beauty
Real Strength

The winner of each category will be in the running for the coveted Business of the Year Award and $2,000 prize money. There will also be an award for best practice in accessibility.

In addition to running a successful business, the judges were impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation of local businesses.

“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 Rebecca Pedretti, Coordinator Economic Development, Hepburn Shire Council.

The winners in each category will be announced at the gala event on Thursday 5 December at the Castlemaine Town Hall. The event will acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of local businesses and entrepreneurs. John Fleming from the Strange Weird Little Guys will host the evening.

Tickets are $40. Dinner and drinks will be provided. Purchase your tickets prior to the event at bit.ly/MtAlexBoxOffice.

The awards are run in partnership with the Midland Express/Castlemaine Mail, and are proudly supported by Business Mount Alexander, Good Earth Garden Supplies, Maldon Inc., Maldon & District Community Bank, Small Business Victoria and Workspace Australia.

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

Image - The independent judging panel discuss the award entries.


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