SPECIAL NIGHT: Best in Business Awards gala dinner at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre Marquee last year. Award winners in the fashion/jewellery/accessories category, Limestone Clothing, with Westpac manager David Anderson.
SPECIAL NIGHT: Best in Business Awards gala dinner at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre Marquee last year. Award winners in the fashion/jewellery/accessories category, Limestone Clothing, with Westpac manager David Anderson. Chris Chan GLAGALA

Small business's time to shine

BIG industry might bring the big bucks into the Gladstone Region, but it is our small businesses that form the backbone of our local economy.

It's time to recognise those small businesses and name our favourites.

The Observer/Westpac Best in Business awards are coming up and we want you to nominate your favourite small businesses for awards.

The event is all about customer service: recognising it and celebrating it.

Nominations open on Saturday and there will be more than 20 different categories.

The Best in Business Awards will be marked by a gala event on October 13. Last year's Best in Business Awards night brought in hundreds of people from the region's small business community.

It also showed that people who work in small business know how to wear a fancy frock.

Best in Business

Gala event on October 13 (more details to come)

Nominations will be open for six weeks, beginning this Saturday

Members of the community can nominate multiple businesses across different categories.

Businesses cannot nominate themselves



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