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The Casey Cardinia Business Awards are considered one of the region’s flagship business development programs which celebrate the outstanding achievements of organisations and businesses whose passion and commitment make our region a unique place to live and work in.

The Awards recognise significant achievements in the areas of agriculture, business, community, hospitality, manufacturing, tourism, sustainability, and celebrate those who contribute to the social, economic and sustainable benefit of the region, enhancing Casey Cardinia’s reputation as one of the most workable places.

Applications for the 2018 Business Awards open on 7 May 2018. Get further notifications by receiving our Newsletter.

 

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The Casey Cardinia Business Awards aims to recognise those businesses whose initiatives are an encouragement and an example for others to follow. We believe it is important to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work undertaken by our local business community across the Casey Cardinia Region.

Providing recognition for these outstanding achievements helps inspire and challenge others in creating a better future for Region. Business owners that have participated in the Casey Cardinia Business Awards say the application process is of enormous value.

That’s because the entry submission requires you to step back and strategically review your business and its future. The self-analysis can identify deficiencies in your current practices that can be improved or provide comfort that you are on the right track. Entering can help you check your vital signs and identify opportunities for growth and expansion.

Jan Vydra, Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs

Past entrants suggest it will take a few hours to complete, however we encourage you to involve your team early and keep them involved throughout the process. It’ll make the process more manageable and ultimately allow them to engage better with your business vision and strategic direction.

You can answer questions in any order and all answers need to be completed to ensure you entry is considered valid.

 

Prizes 

 

Not only are the Casey Cardinia Business Awards a wonderful opportunity to promote your business, but cash prizes totalling $13,000 are also up for grabs.

All applicants receive

  • Participation certificate
  • Assistance in preparing your application should this be required through free mentoring panel
  • Feedback from judges regarding your application
  • An invitation to attend the announcement of finalists on 31 August at the Cranbourne Golf Club
  • Commemorative certificate

Finalists receive

  • Commemorative certificate
  • Marketing pack to assist with promotion of your success as a finalist
  • Feature article on all finalists in local newspaper through Star News Group

Category winners will receive

  • Commemorative certificate
  • $1,000 cash
  • Trophy
  • Marketing pack to assist with promotion of your success as a winner
  • Acknowledgement via radio campaign post awards courtesy of 89.9 LightFM
  • Feature in a post-Awards commemorative edition with the Awards media partner

Casey Cardinia Business of the Year will receive

  • Commemorative certificate
  • $2,000 cash
  • Trophy
  • Marketing pack to assist with promotion of your success as a winner
  • $5,000 radio marketing package courtesy of 89.9 LightFM
  • Feature in a post-Awards commemorative edition with the Awards media partner
 

Information sessions 

If you prefer one-on-one attention, Awards staff are also available to meet with you at your premises to take you through the program and application process. These sessions are designed to give applicants general information on the program and basic guidance in completing your Awards submission. Entrants will receive handy hints and advice on what the judges are looking for and the elements required to produce a good submission. The Casey Cardinia Business Awards program will be outlined, the category criteria will be discussed in detail and entrants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Entrants will also be guided through the online submission process, including how to attach and upload required documentation. Information sessions are free to attend however registration is essential. Contact us via email to register your interest today!

 
 
 

Interested in being a Sponsor of the Casey Cardinia Business Awards?

Sponsoring the Casey Cardinia Business Awards is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of your own business/organisation, while communicating directly with potential customers and supporting business initiatives, growth and excellence in the region.

Expressions of interest are still open for the 2018 Business Awards Program, as well as the Casey Cardinia Business Breakfast and Casey Cardinia Women’s Business Lunch.

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