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Recognition for small businesses

12 Mar 2015

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With the 10th anniversary of the Lord Mayor’s Commendation Awards, this year is a special year for recognition of small business owners in the CBD.

The awards recognise the contribution that small businesses make to the prosperity and fabric of the city and the search is on for nominees.

Bronze award nominations are sought from small business owners who have been conducting business in the City of Melbourne for 10 years or more.

Businesses with 25 years under their belt qualify for a silver award, gold is awarded after 40 years and platinum after 50.  Families with more than three generations in the same business are recognised with the highest award.

The chair of the advisory group, and founding member, Kay Craddock, said the award was unique in the world and had gone from strength to strength because it was not a competition.

“It’s recognition for a job well done – a pat on the back from your contemporaries,” Ms Craddock said.

“We know how hard it is to survive in small business.  So it’s saying ‘congratulations’ coupled with a civic recognition for making it.”

Ms Craddock called on Southbank Local News readers to encourage proprietors to put themselves forward for the award.

She said, at the very least, it would be a useful marketing tool but, more significantly, it was an opportunity to join a growing group of surviving small businesses in the city.

Nominations officially open on March 18 and close on May 22.  See www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/enterprisemelbourne for further information.

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