The Port Stephens Examiner Business Awards provides the opportunity for the region's business community to acknowledge excellence, encourage innovation and best practice, event sponsor Business Port Stephens' vice president Rob Reeve said.
He said it was a chance for businesses to "cheer each other on", which was especially important in this present time of challenge faced by many.
The purpose of Business Port Stephens is to promote, encourage and support one another in business across the Port Stephens LGA.
"We do this by connecting members, providing an effective voice and sharing knowledge to enable members to thrive in a dynamic business environment," Mr Reeve said.
Business Port Stephens believes that it is important to encourage a genuine sense of 'business community' across the LGA and does this most effectively by working together for the mutual benefit of all.
- The annual awards are organised by the Port Stephens Examiner with the support of it sponsors.