Snowy Monaro Business Awards

The 2019 Snowy Monaro Business Awards were presented at a gala evening on Friday 31 May at the Perisher Station Resort, Jindabyne. 

Launched in 2018, the awards program showcases the important role local businesses play in strengthening the region’s economy.

The awards are an initiative of the Cooma Chamber of Commerce, Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce and Snowy Monaro Regional Council. 

The 2019 awards will recognised the importance of tourism in the region with several dedicated tourism business awards. 

Tourism award categories

Excellence in Ecotourism

This category recognises ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that foster environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.

Excellence in Culture and Heritage
The Excellence in Culture and Heritage category recognises tourism operations that foster a greater understanding and appreciation of authentic culture, history, heritage and/or the arts.

Excellence in Adventure Experience
This category recognises outdoor adventure tourism experiences that involve visitor participation and a personal challenge.

Best Accommodation
The Best Accommodation category is open to properties who achieve a deluxe guest experience which includes a wide range of facilities and superior design qualities, typically complemented by service standards that reflect the varied and discerning needs of the guest.

Best Caravan & Holiday Parks
This category recognises excellence in caravan or holiday parks that offer cabin and tenting accommodation and enhance the tourism experience in the destination.

Excellence in Food Experience
This category is open to restaurants and cafes, food producers, providers, tour operators, cooking schools, food attractions, farm gate experiences, farmers markets, trails and other food tourism experiences in the Snowy Monaro Region.

Business award categories
Our general business award categories are open to all businesses in the region, and category winners can enter the Regional Awards that are run by the NSW Business Chamber later in the year.

Excellence in Sustainability
The Excellence in Sustainability award recognises businesses that are working to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and/or provide products and services that have positive environmental outcomes.

Excellence in Innovation
This recognises businesses that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application.

Outstanding Employer of Choice
This award recognises organisations that put in place strategies and initiatives to create stimulating and supportive workplace environments for their employees. These strategies or initiatives must have a positive impact on both employees and the organisation as a whole.

Outstanding Young Employee
The Outstanding Young Employee* award recognises an inspirational young employee aged between 18-30 years. To enter into this award the individual must have been employed by their current employer for a minimum of 18 months at the time of entry.

Excellence in Inclusive Employment
The award recognises a business that provides employment opportunities for a person with a disability in a workplace which is supportive and welcoming.

Excellence in Small Business
The Excellence in Small Business award recognises a business with 1 to 20 employees that has attained significant growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth in the previous 24 months.

People’s Choice of Best Business
The People’s Choice of Best Business award recognises businesses that provide an outstanding customer experience and product or service.

Entrants from the 12 award categories are automatically entered into this award, which will be opened to public voting via an online survey.

Four winners will be awarded in each of the following areas; Bombala, Cooma, Jindabyne and surrounding towns/villages.