Toni Zuschke at home in Murwillumbah.
Toni Zuschke at home in Murwillumbah. Blainey Woodham

Business excellence awards: a chance for traders to shine

IF you've got a standout business, here's your chance to shine.

Thanks to the Murwillumbah Chamber of Commerce, Tweed will host its very own Business Excellence Awards in October.

Part of the chamber's Business Retention and Expansion document, the awards will recognise excellence in customer service and be modelled after the 2009 BEX Awards.

"The event is part of the Murwillumbah Chamber's push to promote business excellence in the Tweed," chamber president Toni Zuschke said.

"There has not been a Business Excellence Awards in the Tweed held for some time now and we believe that this would be a morale boosting exercise supporting those businesses who are currently doing it tough.

"This event is a very important step in the economic development of the Tweed Shire and a brilliant way of recognising and celebrating the leadership and management achievements of our business leaders, who have demonstrated excellence in the ways in which they conduct their professional lives."

The awards will take place on October 12 and will be a cocktail and theatre presentation at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre.

It is expected that up to 500 local business representatives will attend and nominations will open on July 1.

The event will be coordinated by Natascha Wernick, the chamber's liaison officer, who has a long history of co-ordinating events and festivals including the recent Cabaret 360 and the Ukitopia Festivals.

The chamber is now encouraging a whole range of sponsors at least 5 of whom will be "gold" sponsors.



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