Six Eurobodalla businesses are finalists in next month’s NSW Business Chamber Awards.
The businesses won their categories at the 2016 Far South Coast Region Business Awards, announced online last week and qualifying them as finalists in the State awards.
The finalists are: Kendall Layt, owner of Congo-based business KOKOH Bikini, who was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year. The Excellence in Small Business award went to Tilba Real Dairy, while Moruya’s Yumaro Incorporated tied with Georgie’s Fine Jewellery for the Excellence in Business category. Edgewater Gardens in Batehaven won the Excellence in Export award, and Moruya Business Chamber was named best local chamber.
All six businesses qualified for the regional awards by winning their category in the 2016 Eurobodalla Business Awards held in Moruya in August.
They are now finalists in the NSW Business Chamber awards, to be announced at a gala dinner on 25 November in Sydney.
Eurobodalla Shire Council helped organise the inaugural Eurobodalla business awards in partnership with the shire’s chambers of commerce, and Mayor Liz Innes said the Eurobodalla business community has certainly made its mark.
“To have six Eurobodalla businesses competing in the NSW Business Chamber Awards is quite extraordinary,” she said. “This success can only strengthen our business community and I congratulate all the finalists for their hard work, creativity and resilience.
“The awards are an opportunity for these businesses to share their success stories on a bigger stage and build a reputation for excellence for themselves and our region. I wish them every success at the NSW awards next month.”
Eurobodalla Council Media Release