Benalla locals are being asked to nominate their favourite service excellence professional.
Three sponsors of the Benalla Business Network Employee Excellence Awards gathered at Benalla Travel last week to again commit their support to the award, which has been merged with the Rotary Pride in Workmanship Award.
Speaking on behalf of McDonald’s and Benalla Travel, fellow sponsor Benalla and Mansfield Toyota’s Travis Mullavey said the sponsors were happy to support the efforts of the community and seek an opportunity to recognise the efforts of employees in local businesses.
The merger brings together one of the best known local awards established by Rotary some years ago with the BBN Award, which was first established in 2011 with the same generous sponsors, inspired by Kirstie Marshall.
Ms Marshall was so impressed with our town and our people after being keynote speaker at the 2011 BBN Awards Dinner that she donated her fee back as the basis for the employee prize.
For her part BBN committee member and long-term awards committee representative Kyra Rheese was only too happy to see the award evolve and sponsor support continue so strongly. Speaking last week Ms Rheese said while small business was the backbone of any town, good employees were the backbone of a business.
‘‘We are thrilled to be able to join with Rotary and our generous sponsors to be able to offer this award again in 2012 to recognise employee excellence in our town,’’ she said.
If you would like to recognise the best in excellence, workmanship and employee performance you can pick up a form from a number of points in town. For ease of nominating you can even download the form from the BBN website at www.benallabusinessnetwork.com.au or from the BBN Facebook page Benalla Business Network. Nominations close on January 7, 2013.
Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident at SPC Ardmona in Shepparton, involving a package later found to be non-threatening.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
Outreach worker Les Twentyman, a local policeman and ERH worker, were among guest speakers at the Rochester and Elmore District Health Service community forum about substance abuse last week.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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