Months of suspense are finally over, as the finalists for this year's Illawarra and South Coast Local Business Awards have been announced.
Awards founder and Precedent Productions managing director Steve Loe said customers and clients can now see if the businesses they nominated for the Local Business Awards had become finalists.
"I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate their favourite local businesses for this year's awards," he said.
"I know how much it means to all the nominees that members of their community see and appreciate all the efforts that they make to provide the best possible goods and services to their clients and customers.
"All of this now comes to an exciting conclusion at the upcoming gala presentation night."
While some changes to the format will take place due to COVID-19, the awards will still feature the glittering frocks and sensational suits that have become part of the glamour of the annual Illawarra and South Coast Local Business Awards.
The night of nights recognises outstanding local businesses during a presentation ceremony where attendees rival the Hollywood red carpet event as they dress in their best for the occasion.
This year's Illawarra and South Coast Local Business Awards will be held at The Fraternity Club on Monday, November 2.
"The presentation evening is an opportunity for finalists to dress up and enjoy an evening of great food and entertainment, celebrate with their colleagues and friends as well as connect with people from other businesses," he said.
To view all the 2020 finalists read the full publication here.
"There is always an excited buzz in the air as the night gets started, that reaches a fever pitch as the award winners are announced.
"I love the screams of excitement as the finalists' photos appear on the big screen.
"But what is always especially heartwarming are the loud cheers and applause from the entire audience as each winner is announced."
The Illawarra and South Coast Local Business Awards are only possible with the support of the sponsors: Warilla Grove Shopping Centre, Dapto Mall Shopping Centre, BxNetworking and White Key Marketing.
"It's with great pleasure that I congratulate all the finalists on their achievements, on behalf of the Illawarra and South Coast Local Business Awards," Mr Loe said.
"I would also like to thank the Illawarra and South Coast community for the huge support that they continue to show for their local businesses through the Awards every year.
"Without them, these outstanding businesses would not receive the recognition which they deserve."
For more information visit thebusinessawards.com.au