The Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce will officially launch the annual Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards at a cocktail function at Novotel Twin Waters Resort on Wednesday May 12 at 6pm.
The regional awards which recognise and celebrate the efforts and achievements of the Sunshine Coast business community were first introduced 16 years ago and each year continue to strengthen and prosper.
In 2009, the awards attracted a quality field and record number of nominations from across the entire Sunshine Coast with more than 150 finalists vying for honours in a diverse range of business sectors.
In a fitting tribute to the 2009 awards program, 600 guests including the region's business, community and government leaders gathered to celebrate the diversity, innovation and strengths of Sunshine Coast business at an exciting gala presentation dinner.
President of the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce Myles McNamara is confident that this year's awards will again bring out the best in the business.
"The awards include both business and individual categories and have been designed to uniquely reflect how the Sunshine Coast does business," Mr McNamara said.
"I encourage Sunshine Coast business owners to either self-nominate or to nominate another business of their choice."
Nominations for the Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards will open on May 12 and information is available on the Chamber's website at www.maroochy.org or by contacting the Chamber directly on 5443 5661.
The Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce has a fine list of sponsors of the Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards 2010:
Sunshine Coast Council
Novotel Twin Waters Resort
Sunshine Coast TAFE
Telstra Country Wide
University of the Sunshine Coast - Faculty of Business
Seven Local News
Sunshine Coast Daily