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The ANZ Geelong Small Business Awards 2017
Thu. 23 March 2017, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm AEDT
With Geelong having its fair share of hits in big business, it’s the small businesses in Geelong that are banding together, growing the economy and employing people. There are also many small businesses that may not have a huge audience reach of awareness, but are doing extraordinary things in and for Geelong, that we want to recognize. That’s why we have created The ANZ Geelong Small Business Awards, a unique program within the award arena, solely focusing on micro to small businesses. Unlike many awards, we don’t look at financials and measurement of success; we are looking at things like contribution to the community, innovation and collaboration.
Geelong is home to some of the most creative, innovative and thriving small businesses and we house a great number of dedicated local heroes who support Geelong and it’s tight-knit and loyal community. It's time to bring it all together and give reward and recognition where due, this time focusing on the little guys that are shaping our culture and community.
The inaugural ANZ Geelong Small Business Awards are set to be celebrated on the 23rd of March, 2017 in Geelong.
Geelong is a region that is bursting at the seams with small business culture and is full of passionate creatives that are working together to create a community of good business. The Geelong Small Business Awards is an event unlike any other, that will both celebrate this culture and encourage it to thrive. To be eligible to enter the awards, nominees must be a Micro to Small Business with less than 15 employees, with their main place of business in Geelong, Surf Coast or close proximity.
We expect to receive hundreds of nominations and even more participants in the festivities leading up to, and on the day of, the award celebrations. Being the first event of its kind, we are set to take off with a bang to cement the culture of the awards and upcoming events. Rather than a typical, tedious awards ceremony, The Geelong Small Business Awards will reflect the character of Geelong; fun, fresh and modern, with exciting special guests including Lee “Stampsy” Stamps, Tim Conolon “Australian of the Year 2014 Local Hero and Australia Day Ambassador”, Daniel Zapata and many more to create a lively event atmosphere.
We have also created an affiliate program with TLC for Kids, a children’s charity dedicated to giving practical and emotional support to sick kids and their families. Contributions from the awards will drive the establishment of the new TLC for Kids affiliate branch in Geelong, where every dollar raised from Geelong Businesses and the Award donations goes straight to local Geelong kids. We are fortunate to have an incredibly passionate and dedicated team driving the awards, who understand and believe in the capacity and potential of our dynamic local community.
For more information on the specific award categories, please visit http://www.gsbawards.com.au/
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