Brunswick chamber up for awards

The Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce works hard to keep their town strong, vibrant and rich in community spirit, and now a small contingent from the chamber is heading down to Bathurst this weekend, all fingers and toes crossed, for the Regional Achievement and Community Awards gala awards night.

The chamber was recently notified of selection as finalists in not one, but two of the six categories - Community of the Year Award (for towns under 15,000) and the Business Enterprise Award.
“We were told that there were 400 entries in the Community of the Year award, so we are very chuffed that Brunswick Heads has been selected as one of the top three communities in the state,” said chamber executive officer Kim Rosen.

“We were even more excited when the news arrived of our success in the Business Enterprise Awards, which is a new section.

“Getting this far is a wonderful acknowledgement of all the efforts over many years by so many different people in the chamber, Progress Association and other community groups, all working together to build a healthy local economy while retaining Brunswick’s charm and character and low-key village atmosphere, so that we can all still enjoy the Simple Pleasures.”

The Community of the Year Award recognises the achievements and contributions by groups an organisations that make a difference to regional and rural NSW and which through their efforts make their community “stronger, more vibrant and help to promote community spirit,” while the Business Enterprise Award recognises the contribution that business organisations, progress associations and local and regional chambers of commerce make to strengthening regional communities.

The top three nominations in the state for each of the six sections are invited to attend the function, where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded.

Kim Rosen and her husband Robert Rosen will attend the awards, along with chamber president, Matthew Denehy.

Brunswick Heads has also been invited to make a presentation (along with Mungindi and Yeoval) the following day at a brunch with the Department of Industry and Investment Minister, Phillip Costa, to tell their town’s story.

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