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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.