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.
- Lisa Jones - ACCM, Danielle Draper - Continuum Consulting, Gino Arcella -Aceit, Chance Hanlon - Hanlon Windows, Gary Wilbraham - Bomaderry Bowling Club
- Courtney Butler – Skydive The Beach Group, Kevin Fallon - Symbio Wildlife Park, Shiva Gopalan - Warrigal, Patrick O’Regan - Pepperell & Associates
- 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
- Active Property Conveyancing, F1 Moto, Green Homes Australia Illawarra, Aceit, Prological, Austi Bookkeeping, Microsolve, Physio Health & Sports Injury Clinic, Ababy
- RMB Lawyers, CareSouth, Symbio Wildlife Park, ACCM, Nowra/Ulladulla Toyota, Nowra Mazda ,South Nowra
- Cenet, Central Data Networks, Flagstaff Group, ACCM, Symbio Wildlife Park, RMB Lawyers
- Need a Feed, Flagstaff Group, IRT Foundation, Housing Trust
- 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
- 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