2018 Nominations List

By supporting the Dungog District Chamber of Commerce, you help to raise awareness of the contribution local businesses bring to our community and reward those who have provided you with great service throughout the year. Size does not matter. It’s attitude, quality and ability to promote our District that counts! Nominate a local business or employee today.

 

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AWARD CATEGORIES & SPONSORS

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

Proudly sponsored by Dungog Shire Visitor Information Centre. Recognises those businesses who demonstrate great quality, attitude and ability to promote our District. Eg. tourism operators, cafés and restaurants or entertainment providers.

Bluegums Cabins
Cantonese Garden Clarence Town
Carawirry Forest Escape
Clarence Town Bowling Sports and Recreation Club.
Clarence Town Hoedown
Clarence Town Cafe
Coffee Bean Cafe
Curlew Cottage
Dungog by Design
Dungog Contemporary
Dungog Memorial RSL Club
Dungog Pizza
Erringhi Hotel
Ferndale Park Camping Area
Irwin’s Food & Fuel
Paterson Service Station, Auto Repairs & River Café
Retreat 2 Main Creek
Royal Hotel Dungog
Settlers Arms
Shaw’s Williams River Bakery
Tall Timbers Motel
The Country Grub Cafe
The Flying Duck Vacy
The Long Room
The Tinshed Brewery
Wirragulla Polo Club
Vacy General Store, Café Gifts and LPO
Yabbies Restaurant at Paterson Tavern
Yeranda at Barrington Tops


RURAL PRODUCERS & MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY

Proudly sponsored by Insurance Advisernet. Recognises those businesses producing anything from innovative to functional products – the best in their field. Eg. Farmers and nurseries to boutique foods and vineyards could qualify.

Watkins Dairy Main Creek
Boydell’s Wines
Bunna Bunoo Olive Grove
Cangon Stud Farm
Des Hopson Farm Salisbury
Dillon & Sons
Fosterton Biodynamic Farm
INN Ferns & Foliage (Formerly Illawarra Native Nursery)
John Hookes Dairy, Alison
Just Been Laid
Kenny Fisher Farm Salisbury
McDonald’s Farm Underbank
Modern Motors
Peter Ryan’s Farm
Reliance Motor Co Pty Ltd
Westwood Dungog Providores
William’s Dairy Paterson


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Proudly sponsored by Chic Clothing Co. Recognises those businesses that provide the essential services to allow other businesses to run more efficiently. Eg. accountants, real estate agents and solicitors.

Addison Partners
Borthwick Wilson & Mitchell
Amy Martin Legal & Conveyancing
Commonwealth Bank Dungog Branch
Dillon & Sons
Dungog Dental
Dungog Medical Practice
Dungog Personalised Furniture & Kitchens
Dungog Tyre Service
W J Enright & Prentice
Joeys Pre-School and Early Learning Centre
Insurance Advisernet
Norris IT
Perception Planning Pty Limited
Ray White Rural Dungog & Clarence Town
Shine Hair & Beauty
Suzanne Sandery- Hunter Valley Business Administration Services
Tribe Hunter


TRADES & CONSTRUCTION

Proudly sponsored by Settlers Arms. Recognises builders, plumbers, fencers and other trades who provide high quality service and excellent standards in their field.

Dungog Glass
Dungog Personalised Furniture & Kitchens
Get Spruced
Hannan Build Pty Ltd
Kearney Electrical
Martin Thorsby Electrical
Wayne Smedley Plumbing
Workin Dog Plumbing


OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE- Under 25

Proudly sponsored by Dungog Rotary Club. Recognises people under 25 who demonstrate initiative, providing high quality service and excellent standards in their field.

Bonnie Morris  – Chic Clothing Co
Chelsea Greentree  –  Ray White Rural Dungog & Clarence Town
Izaac Cook   – Lovey’s Grocers IGA Clarence Town
Isabelle Snedden  – Addison Partners
Jacob Ney – Norris IT
Jess Kearney  – Settlers Arms
Josie Stevens –  Quaint The Salon
Keisha Tooth  – Shaw’s Williams River Bakery
Lucy Huntriss  – Paterson Service Station, Auto Repairs & River Café
Paige Neilson – Lovey’s Grocers IGA Clarence Town
Ruby Lynch – The Boutique on Grey St
Ryan Maginnity –  Settlers Arms
Tiana Snowdon  – Joeys Preschool & Early Learning Centre
Tiffany Bailey – NAB Dungog


OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE – Over 25

Proudly sponsored by Dungog Fitness. Recognises people over 25 who demonstrate initiative, providing high quality service and excellent standards in their field.

Amanda Gilmour  – Barrington Bakery
Andrew Biasutti – Shaw’s Williams River Bakery
Annette Schorah –  Quaint The Salon
Annemarie Davidson –  Dillon & Sons
Brenda Banister – Chic Clothing Co
David Roberts – Westwood Dungog Providores
Gai Gorton  – Addison Partners
Jennah Collins – Chillbillies Cafe
Jessica Ruddock –  Shine Hair & Beauty
Karin Halpin  – The Boutique on Grey St
Katie Fisher  –  Dungog Fitness
Kel Sullivan  – Dillon & Sons
Kerry Kilpatrick  – Shine Hair & Beauty
Lana Batey  –  Clarence Town Hardware
Len Argent –  Lovey’s Grocers IGA Dungog
Natasha Brown – Perception Planning Pty Limited
Nina Williams  – Dungog Shire Community Centre
Paula Tooth – Shaw’s Williams River Bakery
Rohan Mitzelberg  – Paterson Service Station, Auto Repairs & River Café
Scott Cuskelly –  Settlers Arms
Shaun Gordon –  Clarence Town Bowling Sport & Recreation Club Ltd
Tamara Lye –  Chic Clothing Co
Tara Abbot-Anderson  –  Ray White Rural Dungog & Clarence Town
Tavis Chivers – Dillon & Sons
Wendy Trevethan –  Westwood Dungog


RETAIL

Proudly sponsored by The Tinshed Brewery. Recognises those retail businesses that provide a great shopping experience.

Abby Rose The Label
Among The Gumtrees
Chic & Antique
Chic Clothing Co
Country Affair
Country Elegance Garden and Gifts
Creative Crafts & Fabrics
Dungog by Design
Dungog Contemporary
Lovey’s Grocers IGA Dungog
Paterson Service Station, Auto Repairs & River Café
The Boutique on Grey Street
Vacy General Store & Post Office
Westwood Dungog Providores
Williams Valley Pharmacy


CUSTOMER SERVICE

Proudly sponsored by Hunter Region Business Hub. Recognises those businesses that provide outstanding customer service.

Barrington Bakery
Chic & Antique
Chic Clothing Co
Clarence Town Butchery
Clarence Town Bowling Sport & Recreation Club
Clarence Town Preschool
Clarence Town Post Office
Country Elegance Garden & Gifts
Country Grub
Davey & Olsen
Dungog Contemporary
Dungog & District Neighbourcare Inc
Dungog Fitness
Dungog Glass
Dungog Medical Practice
Dungog Pizza
Dungog Shire Community Centre
Dungog Tyre Service
Dungog Veterinary Hospital
Erringhi Hotel
Gresford General Store, Post Office & Crossroads Cafe
Gorgeous Hair 4 U
Gym Matrix
Hards Property Services
Lovey’s Grocers IGA Clarence Town
Irwin’s Fuel & Food
NAB Dungog
Nellemada Pty Limited, Dungog Swimming Pool (Pete & Bev Maytom)
Norris I.T
One Agency Gresford
Paterson Service Station, Auto Repairs & River Café
Perception Planning Pty Limited
Pipdee Pty Ltd
Quaint The Salon
Ray White Rural Dungog & Clarence Town
Shaw’s Williams River Bakery
Shine Hair and Beauty
Studio Sarah-Jane Paterson
Thompson’s Mitsubishi
Turner Holden
Vacy General Store, Café Gifts and LPO
Williams Valley Pharmacy


ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY (GOLDEN AXE)

Proudly sponsored by Shaw’s Bakery. Recognises those businesses who reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and/or provide products or services that have a positive environmental impact.

Australian Sustainable Timbers
Boomerang Bags
Chic & Antique
Clarence Town Preschool
Dungog Waste Management
Flower Farm Collective
Hannan Build
Riverdene Nurseries, East Gresford
Wildcraft Australia
Yeranda at Barrington Tops


OUTSTANDING NEW BUSINESS

Proudly sponsored by BCA National Training Group. Recognises a business in any category operating for less than 2 years. The award recognises operators who have demonstrated good business practices in starting, setting up and growing their business for success. New operators who bring a new look or feel to an existing business.

Abby Rose The Label
Camp on Allyn
Chic & Antique
Chic Clothing Co
Dungog Contemporary
East Gresford Post Office
Hidden Valley Clothing
Pipdee Pty Ltd
The Boutique on Grey Street
The Long Room
The Scrub Tub
The Tinshed Brewery


COMMUNITY SECTOR

Proudly sponsored by Lovey’s Grocers. Recognises the role of not for profit organisations in the Dungog Shire and the people who work within them. This includes not for profit events. Nominations can be made for individuals or for whole organisations, and can reflect contributions made to the community, or organisational leadership and practice.

Andrew Leiboff – Friends of the James Theatre Inc.
Chris Fibbens
Clarence Town Community First Responders (CFR)
Clarence Town Preschool
Clarence Town Progress Association
Clarence Town Public School P & C – Fete subcommittee
Clarence Town Rural Fire Service
Clarence Town School of the Arts Hall Committee
Dungog A & H Committee (Dungog Show)
Dungog & District Neighbourcare Inc
Dungog Rotary
Dungog Shire Palliative Care Volunteers Inc.
Dungog Walkers
Friends of Chichester
Friends of the James Theatre Inc.
Garry Simmonds- Radio Dungog
Gresford Billy Cart Derby & Easter Fair
James Campbell- Radio Dungog
Kathryn Wittmann – Friends of the James Theatre Inc.
Michelle Dado-Millynn -Boomerang Bags
Nourish Dungog Clarence Town Kitchen
Paterson New Year’s Eve Festival
Radio Dungog
Volunteers – Dungog & District Neighbourcare
Wallarobba Hall Committee


HALL OF FAME

Proudly sponsored by Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions. The inductees are people who have made a significant contribution to business over a number of years. They will have had a positive impact on advancing the business community of the Dungog Shire and have helped make the district what it is today.

Anne Kiem
Barry Irwin
Danny Shaw
David Crawford
Dora Crawford
Grahame Turner
Guy Shelton
Jim Olsen
Joan Yates
Jock Mackay
Ken Kiem
Lea Mitchell
Lisa Lambert-Smith
Martin Addison
Martin Thorsby
Murray Rumble
Owen Nicholson
Paddy Dillon
Peter Trappel


SPECIAL AWARDS

CHAMBER MEMBERS AWARD*

Proudly sponsored by Addison Partners. Recognises a Chamber Member who has been nominated in a category and is considered by the Chamber Committee to have helped to promote the Chamber in the District.

OVERALL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE*

Proudly sponsored by Dungog Chronicle. Recognises the outstanding business from all categories.

*Not open for nominations.