Casey Cardinia Business Awards program opens for business

Published: 6 April 2017

The annual Casey Cardinia Business Awards are back in business, with applications now open for the 2017 awards program.

With 12 categories encompassing many sectors, plus the coveted Casey Cardinia Business of the Year Award and People’s Choice Award, businesses large and small, new or established are encouraged to apply.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said the awards aim to recognise and celebrate the best in business across the region.

“The Casey Cardinia region has a thriving business community and these awards are a chance to celebrate and recognise the contribution businesses make to our region. Businesses provide local jobs, boost our economy, deliver great services and products to our residents close to home and even represent us on a global scale.

“Entering the awards is a great business development opportunity, providing a chance to be recognised, receive publicity, network and establish relationships with other local businesses and business leaders and gain feedback from industry experts."

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Brett Owen added “The application process itself is beneficial to business owners as preparing the submission provides a chance to step back and review your business, highlight your achievements and the areas that are working well, outline your future aspirations, and determine what could be improved.

“To all the businesses across Casey and Cardinia, don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the region’s flagship awards program and get your applications in now.

“The People’s Choice Award is back in 2017, and I encourage members of the community to jump online to nominate a local business that impresses and inspires you,” Cr Brett Owen concluded.

Categories for the 2017 Casey Cardinia Business Awards are:

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Business and Professional Services
  • Health, Education and Wellbeing
  • Home-based Business
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • New Business
  • Retail
  • Social Enterprise
  • Tourism
  • Trades and Construction
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Casey Cardinia Business of the Year

Nominations close on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Finalists will be announced at the Casey Cardinia Business Breakfast on Wednesday 6 September 2017 and winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner on Friday 27 October 2017 at the Cranbourne Racing Centre.

For further details or to apply visit

For media information call City of Casey Communications on 9792 7254.

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