Want to know who the finalists are for the 2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards?

Awards: Michael & Hilary Bassingthwaighte prepare for the 2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards after Peoplecare won Business of the Year in 2016. Picture: Greg Ellis.

Awards: Michael & Hilary Bassingthwaighte prepare for the 2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards after Peoplecare won Business of the Year in 2016. Picture: Greg Ellis.

Illawarra Business Chamber has named 81 finalists in 17 categories for the IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards.

Chamber executive director Chris Lamont said winners will be announced at WIN Entertainment Centre on October 20. And NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has agreed to attend as the special guest.

Mr Lamont said the judging panel was impressed with the quality of entries, talent and commitment shown by entrants. So to be named as a finalist was a significant achievement in itself. 

Winners announced soon: IMB Bank chief executive Robert Ryan and Illawarra Business Chamber executive director outside the venue for the 2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards. Picture: Greg Ellis.

Winners announced soon: IMB Bank chief executive Robert Ryan and Illawarra Business Chamber executive director outside the venue for the 2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards. Picture: Greg Ellis.

Business Leader

  • Lisa Jones - ACCM, Danielle Draper - Continuum Consulting, Gino Arcella -Aceit, Chance Hanlon - Hanlon Windows, Gary Wilbraham - Bomaderry Bowling Club

Young Executive

  • Courtney Butler – Skydive The Beach Group, Kevin Fallon - Symbio Wildlife Park, Shiva Gopalan - Warrigal, Patrick O’Regan - Pepperell & Associates

Young entrepreneur

  • Yang Wang – Eyecare Plus Corrimal, Nadia Barlow - Nadia Barlow Communications, Arsh Kohli – The Square Wollongong, Omer Tas - Mobile Phone Hospital, Lauren Buhagiar - Active Property Conveyancing, Sian Ludlow - Stella Studioz 

Small Business

  • Active Property Conveyancing, F1 Moto, Green Homes Australia Illawarra, Aceit, Prological, Austi Bookkeeping, Microsolve, Physio Health & Sports Injury Clinic, Ababy

Business

  • RMB Lawyers, CareSouth, Symbio Wildlife Park, ACCM, Nowra/Ulladulla Toyota, Nowra Mazda ,South Nowra

Innovation

  • Cenet, Central Data Networks, Flagstaff Group, ACCM, Symbio Wildlife Park, RMB Lawyers

Social Enterprise

  • Need a Feed, Flagstaff Group, IRT Foundation, Housing Trust

Export

  • Central Data Networks, Symbio Wildlife Park

Chamber of Commerce

  • Kiama & District Business Chamber, Moss Vale & Rural Chamber of Commerce, Northern Illawarra Chamber of Commerce, Corrimal Chamber of Commerce

Employer of Choice

  • Warrigal, ACCM, iTree, CareSouth, Dapto Leagues Club, ANZ Mortgage Solutions

Sustainability

  • Hanlon Windows, Switched on Mechanical, Warrigal, Start Up Superstar, Digital Business Hub, Headlands Hotel, Foye Legal, South Coast Kids

Excellence in Tourism

  • Adina Apartment Hotel, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, Symbio Wildlife Park, Sage Hotel Wollongong

Excellence in Retail & Hospitality

  • Adina Apartment Hotel, Mobile Phone Hospital, The Hungry Monkey, Specsavers Wollongong, Raya Thai Restaurant

Excellence in Customer Service

  • ACCM, Campbell Page, Dapto Leagues Club, Symbio Wildlife Park, Housing Trust, Carter Ferguson Solicitors, F1 Moto, Adina Apartment Hotel

Wollongong City Centre Business Excellence

  • Specsavers Wollongong, The Square Wollongong, Active Property Conveyancing, Mobile Phone Hospital, Merrigong Theatre Company

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