Recognition for local businesses

Businesses have until March 15, 2024 to submit a nomination.

Local businesses kicking goals and achieving great things are encouraged to enter the 2024 Macedon Ranges business excellence awards.

After taking a break from the community choice awards this year, these self-nominated, biennial business awards have returned.

Mayor Annette Death said the awards were a great opportunity for Macedon Ranges businesses to get the word out about the amazing work they are doing.

“Our local businesses play such a pivotal role in our community, supporting our local economy by providing local products, services and opportunities for employment,” she said.

“These awards are an opportunity for businesses to be recognised for their outstanding service and to acknowledge deserving staff that contribute to their business.

“If you own a business locally, I encourage you to check out the categories and submit a nomination.”

Businesses have until March 15 to submit a nomination, and a mentoring session will be held on January 31 at Macedon and Mount Macedon Community House for submission support and guidance.

The categories include; excellence in agribusiness and food manufacturing, excellence in manufacturing, trades, retail and innovation, excellence in health, wellness and care, excellence in professional services, and excellence in tourism and visitor experience.

There is a small and thriving award, young achiever award, people’s choice award, business of the year, champion of social, environmental or sustainability principles, and business resilience and adaptability.