- Thursday 10 November 2016
Our thriving local business community came together at the weekend for one of the special nights of the year - the Sunshine Coast Business and Tourism Awards gala dinner.
It is always inspiring and rewarding to hear the stories of the finalists and award winners who were honoured across almost 30 different categories.
The depth of business talent we have on the Coast is one of our biggest strengths.
As I said on the night, it's a significant achievement to be recognised as a finalist and to receive the industry recognition and accolades they deserve.
The businesses acknowledged in these awards have excelled in their chosen fields, and in many instances, have driven great innovations and new technologies.
The awards also acknowledge the important contribution of our business community in growing our regional economy - the second strongest performing regional economy in Queensland.
Our local businesses have helped strengthen the Coast economy and created jobs, ensuring that we continue to record some of the highest business confidence levels in the State.
Congratulations to all.
- This column first appeared in My Weekly Preview on November 10, 2016