Eagerly anticipated is the Illawarra and South Coast Local Business Awards' presentation to be held on Wednesday, September 11 at The Grange.
The presentation evening sees the announcement of all category winners as well as the Business of the Year and provides an exceptional networking opportunity for all businesses, sponsors and dignitaries involved.
Precedent Productions managing director Steve Loe, who founded the awards more than three decades ago, said thousands of entries were received for this year's awards.
"We have finished the enormous task of tallying the results and determining this year's finalists," he said.
Mr Loe said the finalists also had another task ahead of them - planning what to wear to the presentation ceremony.
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- Precedent Productions - Illawarra and South Coast
- Nest Design
- Miss Zoe's School of Dance
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- Gravity Gymnastics
- Christians Premium Meats
- Curran Plumbing
- The Phone Surgery
- The Old South
- Accelerated Training
- Access Law Group
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- Just Lashes
- Shell Cove Dental
- Rollee's Easy Eats
- The Collective Beat
- Jose Jones Restaurant
- Timbermill Cafe
- Intune Mechanical Solutions
- Sareven Bakehouse
- Instro Services
- South Coast Skin & Laser Clinic
- Self Reflections Psychology
- Translucent Photography
- Warilla Grove
- Ratchet Garage
- The Old South
- Little Wonders
- LP Entertainment
"Finalists tell us how much they and their staff look forward to the evening as an opportunity to enjoy each other's company in a fun, social atmosphere. There's great food and entertainment, as well as the excitement and suspense as the winners are announced.
The awards ceremony is the night of nights on the small business calendar each year.Steve Loe, Precedent Productions
"The awards ceremony will be held at The Grange this year. It's a great venue, with superb catering and excellent service so we're thrilled to have them on board as our venue.
"This year we have a spectacular event planned, with Paul Hancock back again as the master of ceremonies with entertainment including the amazing Alfie Arcuri and Erin Bruce who are sure to have the audience's toes tapping when they take the stage."
These awards are only possible with the unwavering support of major sponsors such as Port Authority NSW, Dapto Leagues Club and The Grange plus support sponsors of Service NSW, Warilla Grove Shopping Centre and Dapto Mall.
"Their generous support and encouragement of the awards demonstrates their commitment to the community and the continued success of local business," Mr Loe added.
"Our sponsors' generous commitment has been a major contributor to the outstanding number of nominations that were received."
See thebusinessawards.com.au for details.