Awards to decide best in business

THE success of local businesses will be highlighted with nominations for the Star Regional Business Awards to close at the end of this month.

Nomination packs are now available from the Star office.

Co-ordinator and judge Cec Pedersen said there were two lots of awards running, including the June Harm Environmental Memorial Awards and Star Regional Business Apprenticeship and Training Awards.

“The Star Regional Business Awards have become a very significant event for the business people throughout the region,” Mr Pedersen said.

“The awards aim to recognise business excellence and employee achievements of those in the Lockyer Valley, Brisbane Valley, Kilcoy area and West Ipswich areas such as Rosewood and Walloon.”

The June Harm Environmental Memorial Awards are dedicated to June Harm, a volunteer from the Brightview area who worked on Greening Lockyer projects along with other community organisations and events over many years.

The awards, designed to highlight the work ethic of community volunteers and recognise environmental projects and ideas, includes the June Harm Memorial Outstanding Volunteer Award and awards from Community or Individual, Education and Business Environmental Awards.

Mr Pedersen has had experience with both the Toowoomba Business Awards and AIM Awards in Brisbane.

He will be joined by independent judges from Ipswich and Toowoomba.

Time is running out to nominate your own or your favourite business, so get your hands on a nomination pack before the closing date on August 26, with judging to take place in early September at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre.

When nominating a business that is not your own, please allow extra time before the closing date as the business will need to be notified and address the nomination criteria.

This year electronic nomination packs are available by emailing a request to businessawards@bigpond.com.

For any further information, contact Jan Emmerson on 0409 848 805.


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