Businesses in the local community do so much more than sell us goods and services.
They’re an integral part of every community and our everyday lives, according to Precedent Productions managing director Steve Loe.
‘‘Small business people and theyir staff are part of the social fabric of our communities,’’ the Local Business Awards founder said.
‘‘They’re the people we stop to chat with on the way to and from work, or in the course of doing our own jobs.
‘‘Very often they become friends as well as sounding boards outside our families and colleagues who we can turn to for advice or just some sympathy.’’
Mr Loe said nominating a favourite local business for the annual St George Local Business Awards was an excellent way to thank them form their efforts, which so often go unrecognised.
Nominations for the 2018 St George Local Business Awards are now open and the thousands of online nominations already received show that businesses in the St George have many loyal and happy customers who appreciate what they do.
Precedent Productions, which runs the awards, has also received many nomination forms via mail.
‘‘I would particularly like to thank the awards’ major sponsors, Georges River Council and NOVA Employment and Support Sponsors Bx Networking, Bizcover and Ramsgate RSL,’’ Mr Loe said.
‘‘Their support is essential to the success of the program and it reflects their recognition of the importance of local businesses in the St George area.
Vote for your favourite business online at www.thebusinessawards.com.au.
‘‘Don’t miss the deadline, as nomination close soon and each time you vote you will be in the running to win a Nespresso KitchenAid Coffee Machine.’’
Nominations close on March 27.
For further information on the St George Local Business Awards call Precedent Productions on 8577 5060