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20th Birthday Celebrations and AGM
Dear Members, Past Members and (Interested in Becoming) Members
Please see attached Notice of AGM to be held at 6pm on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at Ian's Western Hotel.
Members and past members are invited to join us for celebratory drinks and canapes from 7pm until 9pm.
We will also present the Shooting Star Award winners with the 2017-18 Rowe Partners Outstanding Business Award auction proceeds, and hear from them about their achievements and future goals.
We hope to see you there!  
Please RSVP via return email for catering purposes.
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Congratulations to our 2017/2018 Rowe Partners Port Augusta Outstanding Business Awards finalists!
Competition across all categories and participation in the 2017/18 Rowe Partners Port Augusta Outstanding Business Awards has been extremely high this year with 262 nominations being received by 131 different businesses and individuals for the 15 award categories.

A final total of 94 qualifying entries have now been judged and Business Port Augusta is pleased to announce the names of finalists in all categories.

Finalists 2017/18

National Australia Bank - Excellence in Hospitality and Tourism 2017/18
  • Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
  • Kieran’s Kitchen
  • Archers Table
Cinema Augusta - Excellence in Small Business 2017/18 (1-5 Employees)
  • Dance Explosions
  • Westside Physiotherapy
  • Magic Memories by Erika
  • Terry Gardiner’s Meats and Smallgoods
Sundrop Farms - Excellence in Medium Business 2017/18 (6-20 Employees)
  • Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding
  • Dental on Commercial
  • Gulf and Ranges Optometrist
Better Homes Supplies - Excellence in Large Business 2017/18 (21+ Employees)
  • Northpoint Toyota
  • Sundrop Farms
  • Southern Cross Austereo
Port Augusta Business Centre - Employer of the Year 2017/18
  • KD’s Hair Flair
  • Pure Indulgence Hair
Nistico Sen - Trainee of the Year 2017/18
  • Perry Jones – Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
  • Phoebe Storey – Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding
  • Chloe Young – Ray White Real Estate
Business SA - Apprentice of the Year 2017/18
  • Courtney Liebelt – KD’s Hair Flair
  • Cloe Muskett – Pure Indulgence Hair
Southern Cross Austereo – Most Innovative Business 2017/18
  • My Friend Billy
  • Sundrop Farms
  • Liv Sienne
Bultarra Australian Saltbush Lamb - Young Employee of the Year 2017/18 (18-29)
  • Skye Wilson – Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding
  • Georgia Phillips – Dental On Commercial
  • Emma Nutt – Gulf and Ranges Optometrist
  • Ali Glover – Mayhem Fitness
Solar Reserve - Employee of the Year 2017/18 (30 plus)
  • Sam Dermody – Webb Software
  • Christie Mitchell – Southern Cross Austereo
  • Dillon Moore – Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding
5AU / MAGIC FM - Outstanding Emerging Business 2017/18
  • Platform Training and Fitness
  • Kieran’s Kitchen
  • Liv Sienne
The Transcontinental - Most Popular Business 2017/18
  • Mayhem Fitness
  • Magic Memories By Erika
  • KD’s Hair Flair
  • Jenai Photography
Supreme Clean Carpets and Restoration - Excellence in Delivery of Services by a Not For Profit or Government Agency 2017/18
  • The Friends of The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
  • Calvary Cottage
  • Port Augusta Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Business Port Augusta Chairman Darren Sherriff said that he is “…very pleased with the field of candidates in this year’s Awards. In terms of numbers, it’s the highest amount of entries in 15 years of the Awards. It’s a great reflection of the strength and capability of our Port Augusta business community that so many people have established and run innovative and profitable regional enterprises employing local people and making a valuable contribution to the South Australian economy.”

“We’re putting Port Augusta on the map and getting involved in these awards shows a level of commitment to professionalism and excellence in business for which the people of Port Augusta should be very proud,” he said.

Chad McKnight of Rowe Partners, major sponsors of the awards, works with many of the businesses in the Port Augusta community. He is impressed with the effort that so many businesses have taken up the challenge in competing in these awards. “Congratulations to all nominees and especially to our category finalists. Participation this year has been great.”

As business accountants, Rowe Partners understand the challenges faced by business and the effort to get involved in the submission process.

“Running a successful business enterprise in today’s challenging economic times is no small achievement. People are busy and we appreciate the time taken by each business to help make the awards a success,” Chad said. “We’re looking forward to the announcement of winners in each category and making the announcement for the Most Outstanding Business 2017/18 at the Gala Dinner on Friday 19th October 2018.”
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Shooting Star Awards
09.08.2018 Written by Suzy Graham
Business Port Augusta invites young people and/or recognised groups to nominate for our inaugural Shooting Star Awards.

The Shooting Star Awards recognise the efforts of young people in Port Augusta demonstrating excellence in striving to attain desired goals or achievements. The desired goals or achievements are unlimited (ie sporting, recreational, artistic, intellectual, community based etc), but the commitment to achieving the stated aim must be demonstrable in a way that the community at large can recognise.

There will be up to three Awards available, each offering up to $3,000.00 in Award funds, payable to the successful applicants. Award funds are raised via the annual auction held during the Gala Dinner to be held on Friday 19 October 2018, celebrating the Port Augusta Outstanding Business Awards.
Nominations are open to young people or community groups that meet the following criteria:Aged between 13 and 21 years
  • Demonstrable commitment to a goal or activity that adds dynamism and brilliance to the Port Augusta community
  • Efforts undertaken to meet those goals
  • What meeting the goals would mean personally, and how Port Augusta could benefit from those goals being met
  • How receiving an award could assist int the furtherance of the goals
Entries are to be made via video clip of no longer than two minutes duration, uploaded onto You Tube, accompanied by an email to identifying the nominated person, a link to their You Tube entry, contact details and confirming relevant consents have been obtained for the nominated persons to be filmed.
  • It is a condition of entry that clubs/groups/schools/individuals secure the necessary consents to enable the footage of children to be screened publicly, and potentially on social media via the Business Port Augusta Facebook page
  • Judging will be undertaken by a panel of BPA Board members
Winning entries will be screened at our Gala Dinner and successful nominees invited to attend the Gala Dinner to receive their Awards. For more information please contact:

Entries close at 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018
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