Seniors accommodation provider, Sunrise Supported Living has taken the top accolade at this year's Advisernet MidCoast Business Awards.
It was a night of multiple high achievements for the Tuncurry-based retirement village which also received a highly commended in the excellence in business awards, while manager, Nicole McMullen was named the outstanding business leader.
More then 240 members from throughout the Mid Coast region business community attended the event, held at the Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club on Saturday evening, August 17.
The evening was a night showcasing the brightest stars of the local business community, Forster Tuncurry Business Chamber secretary, Maxine Callidine said.
She said the mood and positive energy which circulated around the room highlighted the outstanding role of the MidCoast Business Chamber.
Awards were presented to successful businesses winners from all points of the MidCoast Council Local Government Area.
Well known graffiti buster, Ted Bickford from Forster was given a standing ovation when he was presented with a community service award.
Ted was overwhelmed and humbled with the recognition.
John Mansour from Manning Shoes was speechless when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
"His years of dedication to the business and our community were spoken of which left John short of words," Maxine said.
Major sponsor, Insurance Advisernet representative, Jeremy Thornton congratulated award winners and the chamber.
"To see businesses from across the region, take out awards, then network and positively engage as a Mid Coast community shows how business is embracing the change of the past 3-4 years.
"Times are tough, but our business community in the Mid Coast are searching for innovation and sharing ideas that can draw more to our area.
"The chamber must be applauded for the dedication to our community and how it's working with others to drive growth and change in the area."
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