From the President June 2024

May 30, 2024

May 18th saw over 500 people attend a huge night of glitz glamour and loads of bling at Port Panthers to celebrate local business with the Coastline Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards. A big congratulations to Port Medical Aesthetics Clinic on taking out Business of The Year Award. Congratulations to all our winners and to all the finalists.

And the winners are:

Accommodation – Beachscape Holiday Rentals

Automotive Services - Get Detailed by Joseph

Childcare Education & Training - Port Macquarie Performing Arts

Cleaning & Property Maintenance Services – Wonder Women Cleaning

Community & Social Services – Omnicare

Construction – Hotondo Homes Mid North Coast

Creative Service & Communication - Lucy Humphries Photography

Financial Services – Farnsworth Financial

Food Production & catering - Soul Sister Grazing

Hair & Beauty – Lux Laser & Aesthetics

Health & Wellbeing – Port Medical Aesthetics Clinic

Hotels, Clubs & Bars – Panthers Port Macquarie

Industry Manufacturing & Engineering – On Time Blinds

New Business – Florence Jones

Professional & Business Services (5 Employees or less) – Belle Property

Professional & Business Services (6 Employees or more) – PC Pitstop

Restaurants & cafes – Round & Round

Retail (5employees or less) – Touchwood Flowers

Retail (6 ormore employees) – Coast 2 Coast

Tourism & Attractions – Wildnets Adventure Parks

Women In Business – Rebecca Stockwell - Soul Sister Grazing

Community Impact Award – Tender Funerals

Outstanding Employee – Sarah James - Port Macquarie Performing Arts

Outstanding Young Business Leader – Laura Mayes – LJ Finance Capital

Outstanding Business Leader - Catherine Shaw – The Nature School

Employer of Choice (20 or under employees) – Port Medical Aesthetics Clinic

Employer of Choice (over 20 employees) – Just Better Care Port Macquarie

Excellence in Innovation – Coast 2 Coast

Excellence in Sustainability – Port Medical Aesthetics Clinic

Outstanding Community Organisation – The Nurtured Village Hampers

Excellence in Micro Business – Any Occasion Cakes and Party Food

Excellence in Small Business – Port Macquarie Performing Arts

Excellence in Large Business – Eire Constructions

Business of the year - Port Medical Aesthetics Clinic

June 14th, we have a Boardroom Lunch on Leadership, Resilience & Triumph with special guest presenter Lorraine Hatton OAM (Aunty Lorraine).

Aunty Lorraine is a very inspirational lady with a military career of over 21 years & widely recognised as a pioneer for indigenous and non-indigenous servicewomen.

Aunty Lorraine was the first Aboriginal female to be promoted to Warrant Officer in Australian Army history.She mentors throughout QLD & Northern NSW with The Preston Campbell Foundation & the Gold Coast Titans Deadly Futures Secondary Schools program.

Aunty Lorraine is widely recognised as a leader & ambassador of Community Capability Building & Relationship Enhancement and is a keynote speaker to a variety of Government, Corporate & Community Based Organisations & a highly inspirational role model.

We look forward to you joining us at The Westport Club for this inspirational lunch. To register head to our events page.

25th June we have an evening of wine and cheese and learning more about the process of wine making with a tour of Cassegrain’s Barrell room. This event will also be a thank you to our Business Awards sponsors.

Happy end of financial year and I look forward to catching up with you all next month.

Until then have a great month