Benalla’s best businesses are gearing up for the annual Benalla Business Network (BBN) Business Excellence Awards night this Friday.
More than 50 local business have been nominated in 21 categories including, new business of the year, environmentally sustainable business of the year, small business of the year and many more.
BBN Committee member Jenni Cogger said preparations for the awards were going well and nearly all tickets have been sold.
‘‘Attendees can expect some nice food and drinks, and it’s a great chance to catch up with fellow business owners and friends,’’ Ms Cogger said.
‘‘The awards ceremony itself is a great opportunity for businesses in Benalla to be acknowledged for all the fantastic work that they do.
‘‘Sometimes people can get a bit complacent about what happens in their own town.
‘‘So the BBN excellence awards are a great opportunity to showcase our best businesses and show people some of the amazing things Benalla has to offer.’’
Ms Cogger said while organising an event such as the BBN awards could be a lot of work the network was thrilled with the support they received.
‘‘Our sponsors and supporters have been great, the awards could not happen without them,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ve had a huge response to the nominations and finalists and we’re really happy with the quality that came through.
‘‘The judging has been very close, which goes to show just how many incredible businesses we have in Benalla.’’
●A few tickets for the event are still available. If you would like to attend you can purchase tickets from www.benallabusinessnetwork.com.au or www.bpacc.com.au or directly by visiting BPACC.