The inaugural Condobolin Business Awards were an outstanding success.
John Shillito was MC for the evening and praised the resilience of Condobolin business after a horror couple of years of drought, bushfires and COVID-19.
He also congratulated the Chamber on its growth and initiative in organising the awards.
Over 100 people gathered at the SRA Pavilion in Condobolin last Saturday night to recognise excellence in local businesses.
They enjoyed delicious finger food from Happy Daze Coffee Lounge and were entertained by Adam Kerezsy from Lake Cargelligo.
Leanne Simmonds from Shortis and Timmins Pharmacy was named Outstanding Employee.
Steve Taylor from Betta Home Living was recognised with a Highly Commended in this category, as the judges felt his contribution to local business and the community also warranted a special mention.
James Staniforth from Hutcheon and Pearce collected the Outstanding Apprentice award.
Greg Kennard from MASPRO Engineering was named Outstanding Business Leader, while Equipment and Service was awarded Enduring Business and Owen’s Rural Supplies was rewarded with Outstanding Customer Service.
In the Agricultural area Murtonga Pastoral won the Excellence in Agriculture category sponsored by Fletcher International and Moogenilla Angus took home the Outstanding Employer of Choice.
MASPRO Engineering received the Excellence in Business award.
A special Judges Award went to Logan Thorpe Fitness.
The judges commented “as a relatively new and innovative business showing strong growth and providing a much needed service to Condobolin.”
Vicki Hanlon, Chamber Chair, made a special presentation to, and thanked Emily SInderberry, who as secretary of the Chamber was instrumental in organising the event. Organisers wanted to say congratulations to all winners and nominees in the 2020 Condobolin Business Awards.
They also wanted to say a huge thank you to guest speaker Tim Gavel.
Organisers also wanted to thank their generous sponsors NSW DPI Rural Resilience Program, Essential Energy Essential Communities Program, Fletchers International, Lachlan Shire Council, BusinessNSW, and 95.5 RokFM, who helped make the event possible.
By Melissa Blewitt