Celebrating our local stars

Those of us at the Port Stephens Examiner would like extend our warmest congratulations to all finalists and welcome all attendees, entrants and business leaders.

Owning or operating a business isn't without significant challenges and the Port Stephens Examiner's Annual Business Awards night is about recognising the efforts of all those involved - those who contribute not just to the area's economy, but to our community in so many ways.

GLITTERING EVENT: The Port Stephens Examiner Annual Business Awards celebrate the achievements of business  across Port Stephens.

GLITTERING EVENT: The Port Stephens Examiner Annual Business Awards celebrate the achievements of business across Port Stephens.

It's a night to reflect on the achievements of businesses in the area and to celebrate outstanding service that comes with dedication and commitment.

Emcee: Australian Community Media group marketing and promotions manager Ross Melville will again host this year's awards.

Emcee: Australian Community Media group marketing and promotions manager Ross Melville will again host this year's awards.

The Port Stephens Examiner has long been a proud sponsor and organiser of this important occasion.

On Wednesday, October 31, the wider community will come together at the Shoal Bay Country Club for a night of celebration in what has become a significant event in the Port Stephens calendar.

FINE PARTNERSHIP: Port Stephens Examiner editor Anna Wolf, left, is proud of her paper's long-standing association with this major civic event.

FINE PARTNERSHIP: Port Stephens Examiner editor Anna Wolf, left, is proud of her paper's long-standing association with this major civic event.

The Port Stephens Examiner is proud of its long-standing association with this major civic event, hosted again this year by Australian Community Media group marketing and promotions manager Ross Melville, and welcomes all attendees, entrants, Port Stephens Council representatives and local business leaders.

Each finalist has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to providing vital services to our community. They have worked tirelessly through the year making an invaluable contribution to the local community while  supporting and encouraging each other’s success.

Participating in the awards gives businesses the opportunity to self assess, refine their goals and further expand their reach with their audience.

Winning is not only prestigious, but brings with it unique marketing benefits.

The Examiner saw a significant increase in the number of votes submitted into the 2018 awards, and some of the highest experienced in recent years with votes around the 10,000 mark. 

By filling out the details on the voting form, voters go in the draw to win a prize – a $1000 shopping spree to Salamander Bay Square – which is drawn out of the barrel at the awards night.  

Whether you win or are acknowledged, the Port Stephens Examiner Business Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to come together and have some fun.

Those attending get the chance to frock up and let their hair down in what is the highlight of the local business community calendar.

The Examiner also offers thanks to the night's major sponsors:

  • Port Stephens Council
  • Forever Hair & Beauty
  • Shoal Bay Country Club
  • Medowie Family & Sports Physio 
  • Tomaree Business Chamber
  • DJ Cooper Accounting
  • Just Mattresses
  • Tackle World Port Stephens;

Without their support this major civic event would not be possible.

Anna Wolf, Editor, Port Stephens Examiner