Hollywood has the Oscars and the music industry has the Grammys – but for Hunter businesses, the annual night of nights is Wednesday, November 8.
To be a finalist at the presentation evening is a huge achievement and everyone is always extremely proud.
Today is the day when nominees for the 2017 Hunter Local Business Awards discover if they have made it as a finalist.
The Newcastle Herald, which has supported the awards as media partner for many years, is proud to announce the finalists in each category.
This is a chance for customers and clients to see if the businesses they nominated have become finalists.
The Hunter Local Business Awards are only possible with the support of major sponsors, and support sponsors, Newcastle City Council.
Precedent Productions Managing Director and Awards founder Steve Loe said tickets for the awards presentation evening to be held at Belmont 16s on Wednesday November 8 had sold out.
“The awards evening is always a glittering event, where our finalists dress up and let their hair down for an evening of entertainment, good food, relaxed chat – and, of course, celebration,” he said.
“Just being there as a finalist is a huge achievement, and it is a great opportunity for business people and their teams to reflect on their successes with a fun night out.”
Mr Loe said the high quality of all nominees had made the job of judges a great pleasure but also immensely difficult.
"To be a finalist at the presentation evening is a huge achievement and everyone is always extremely proud to be there,” he said.
“All finalists in each category are announced, with their picture shown on the big screen.
“The cheers from the entire crowd are deafening as everyone celebrates the achievement of all the businesses in the room. I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Hunter Local Business Awards, to congratulate all the finalists on their achievements.
“I would also like to thank the Hunter community for the enormous support they show for their local businesses through the Awards every year.
“Without them, these outstanding businesses would not receive the recognition they deserve.”
For more information about the Local Business Awards, visit www.thebusinessawards.com.au.