Businesses throughout the region have been recognised for their hard work and success at the 2019 Snowy Monaro Business Awards.

Jindabyne based TRC Tourism took home the coveted Excellence in Small Business award, as well as being crowned the region’s Outstanding Employer of Choice.

In its second year, the Business Awards gala dinner attracted around 130 business operators, industry leaders and supporters of local business.

Held at the Station Resort in Jindabyne, this year’s instalment focussed on the region’s tourism industry. The success of the Jindabyne Lake Light Sculpture event was recognised with an Excellence in Ecotourism award, while K7 Adventures won Excellence in Adventure Experience.
Across the 13 award categories, more than 60 businesses were nominated.

All nominees were entered into the People’s Choice award, where locals voted for their favourite businesses from Bombala, Cooma, Jindabyne and the region’s towns and villages.

Alicia Robinson was awarded the Bombala people’s choice, while Roses Lebanese Restaurant was voted most popular in Cooma, Nikki Kable Personal Training finished first in Jindabyne and Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa took out the villages people’s choice award.

Excellence in Accommodation: Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Excellence in Adventure Experience: K7 Adventures
Excellence in Caravan & Holiday Parks: Snowy River Holiday Park
Excellence in Culture and Heritage: Lake Light Sculpture Inc
Excellence in Ecotourism: Lake Light Sculpture Inc
Excellence in Food Experience: Roses Lebanese Restaurant
Excellence in Inclusive Employment: Cooma Challenge Ltd.
Excellence in Innovation: Tall Red Poppy Marketing
Excellence in Small Business: TRC Tourism
Excellence in Sustainability: Perisher Ski Resort
Outstanding Employer of Choice: TRC Tourism
Outstanding Young Employee: Trudi Marapodi – Cooma Challenge
People’s Choice Bombala: Alicia Robinson
People’s Choice Cooma: Roses Lebanese Restaurant
People’s Choice Jindabyne: Nikki Kable Personal Training
People’s Choice Villages: Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Article first appeared on Snowy Monaro Regional Council website Wednesday June 5 2019