Award Sponsors

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Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting this important program to reward the business community.
Our sponsors play an essential role in making the Awards possible.

OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE GRIFFITH BUSINESS CHAMBER AWARDS

Griffith is the regional capital for the Western Riverina and in turn, a major services centre for a range of inland regional towns. With a residential population of over 26,000 and a population catchment of 55,000 Griffith offers a unique lifestyle, employment and investment opportunities. As a strong regional capital Griffith is proactive in promoting economic productivity, creating jobs and achieving positive social outcomes across the region.
Griffith is home to industry leaders, multinational companies, innovative businesses, a vibrant retail hub and a friendly, safe community. Our community enjoys the lowest unemployment rate in regional Australia and is a growing city with many exciting business and career opportunities.
We are Australia’s largest producer of wine and home to one of Australia’s leading poultry producers. There is no wonder that Griffith is known as the food bowl of Australia with the region producing 75% of NSW wine grapes, 30% of Australia’s citrus and 95% of Australia’s prunes. Manufacturing is the largest employer in Griffith, making up 19.2% of total employment. Key industries are supported by sound transport infrastructure, and a diverse skills base drawn from a population that has grown, counter to trend for regional communities.
Griffith has a culturally diverse population, and this is reflected in an energetic retail and service sector. With a range of choices in education including University pathways, and a cosmopolitan lifestyle underpinned by a vibrant arts, fine dining and boutique shopping, Griffith is an attractive place in which to live.
Griffith City Council prides itself on being progressive, innovative and a leader in Local Government. With more than 280 permanent staff and 140 casual employees, Council delivers a multitude of services to the local community including Development Application Assessment, Building Certification, Planning, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Compliance, Youth & Community Development, Economic Development, Tourism and Events, Cultural and Recreational Facilities, Roads Construction and Maintenance, Landfill operations & Quarry, Water and Wastewater, Flood Mitigation & Emergency Management, Road Safety and much more.

Griffith City Council

SPONSOR OF THE LOCAL CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

The Area News is the leading news media organisation for Griffith and district. We have been keeping our readers informed and entertained since our first edition in 1923.
In recent years, our business has transformed to embrace the digital era, ensuring that not only is The Area News here for the long term, but that we are also best positioned to support local businesses into the future. The one thing that will never change is our commitment to being a strong advocate for our region.
With an average print readership of over 14,000 per edition, and areanews.com.au attracting over 900,000 page impressions a month, The Area News offers businesses an unparalleled range of digital, print and promotional opportunities. The Area News is delighted to sponsor the Customer Service / People’s Choice Awards for the 2018 Griffith Business Chamber Awards and to assist in the recognition of those striving for success in our community.

The Area News will also provide a $500 voucher to the winner of the Local Customer Service Award as well as a $500 voucher to each winner of the NSWBC Aligned Categories. THANK YOU!

SPONSOR OF EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION

Deakin is one of a new breed of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. From our beginnings as Victoria’s first regional university 42 years ago, to our current ranking among the top three per cent of universities worldwide, we have had a consistent goal – to work in partnership with local and international industries, governments, communities and educational organisations to make a difference in the world. At Deakin we're driven by the impact our research has on the real world. We work directly with businesses and entrepreneurs to turn our world-class research into real solutions for you.

SPONSOR OF EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS > 20 FTE

AustSafe Super is the industry super fund for rural and regional Australia. Since 1988, we’ve been committed to looking after our members’ super throughout their working lives and into retirement.
We’re run only to benefit members, which means a history of strong long-term performance and no commissions paid to financial planners.
Michael Wynne is your local Regional Manager and he’s on hand to help employers understand super and meet their obligations. He lives and works in your area and understand the needs of employers. as well as helping your employees and members with their super needs.
At AustSafe Super, we currently look after more than 100,000 members and 19,000 plus employers with $2.3 billion funds under management (as at 30 September 2017), and we’re growing every day.

SPONSOR OF START UP SUPERSTAR

WIN Griffith was originally MTN-9 Griffith and commenced transmission in 1965 in a purpose built studio housing the TV and Radio Station 2RG.  MTN -9 was to broadcast many locally produced programs such as Making Men for the PCYC, Meet Your Member, Romper Room, Cooking Better Electrically as well as covering all facets of local sport and news. Over time The Broadcast Centre became a media hub for an operation that continued to grow. During the late 90’s with the advent of digital television just around the corner and the expense of retooling not commercially viable, MTN9 was sold in 1998 to the WIN Network- the largest regional TV network in Australia.  WIN Griffith now carried the full suite of digital signals. WIN 10, GOLD TENONE and 11, WIN9, GO and GEM and WIN7 7Mate and 7TWO.

Today WIN Griffith proudly broadcasts to over 69,000 viewers with the best in sporting, current affairs, comedy and entertainment from every FREE TV channel! In addition WIN Griffith boasts an ongoing unmatched community service promotional program that provides access for non for profit community organisations and charities the opportunity to promote right throughout the viewing area!

For their clients WIN Griffith through its solus market status can offer access to every single viewer of commercial television in the area- any wonder WIN Griffith is feted as the most cost effective promotional medium available….WIN Works!

WIN TV will also provide a $1000 voucher to the winner of the Local Business Person of the Year Award as well as a $500 voucher to each winner of the NSWBC Aligned Categories. THANK YOU!

SPONSOR OF EXCELLENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS < 20FTE

Viatek offers its customers ‘whole of business’ Print, Workflow and Scanning solutions using the highest quality service and brands, including Fuji Xerox, HP and Lexmark.
Formerly known as the Xerox Business Centre, Viatek has been operating in Griffith for the past 20 years. In 2016, due to business growth in Griffith Viatek opened a local office to provide sales and service, this has enabled us to continue to build on our reputation for offering outstanding local service and support.
By talking to and understanding where our customers businesses are today and where they want to be in the future, we are able to help them get there using our products and services.
We are proud to support the Griffith Business Community for the first year via the 2018 Griffith Business Award

SPONSOR OF EXCELLENCE IN EXPORT

Built on 100 years of ports and logistics experience, LINX focuses on reducing complexity in supply chains and delivering logistics solutions that reduce costs for our customers and improve business performance.
We focus on efficiency and continuous improvement without compromising the safety and wellbeing of our people or the communities in which we operate.
We put the customer at the heart of everything we do - delivering value by aligning and integrating customised solutions across our comprehensive range of road, rail and port services.
LINX employs more than 1,250 skilled personnel across Australia, handling more than 11 million tonnes of cargo annually and is part of the LINX Cargo Care Group of companies across Australia and New Zealand.

SPONSOR OF OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE

963 Triple M and Hit99.7 are part of Australia’s largest media company, Southern Cross Austereo. Broadcasting from their Jondaryan Avenue studios, these two radio stations are enjoyed by more than 56,000 people across the Riverina and MIA every week. Triple M is the radio station of choice for people aged 40 and above, who engage with locally presented shows, along with the best national talkback and sporting coverage the Triple M network provides all year round. Meanwhile, Hit 99.7 is home to the number 1 locally produced radio show in the Riverina and MIA. Hit is all about what’s hot right now, bringing their local listeners access to Australia’s biggest radio shows, and the world’s biggest artists. But at SCA it’s not just about radio, they also engage with an ever-increasing social media audience, taking our local communities worldwide.

Hit 99.7 & Triple M will also provide a $100 voucher to each member who nominates into an NSWBC Category as well as a $500 voucher to each winner of the NSWBC Aligned Categories. THANK YOU!

SPONSOR OF OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEUR 

Best Bank for OUR Community.
Awarded Australia’s Best Financial Institution in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Beyond Bank is a mutual bank, which means we don’t serve share market investors. Our profits are passed on as savings for our customers and support for community projects.
Join the bank that gives back.
We are a bank that lives our values and that means we always consider the economic, social and environmental effects of our actions.
We invest 9% of net profit into our community partnerships and programs.

SPONSOR OF OUTSTANDING EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

 

At Elders Insurance Riverina we understand that one size doesn’t fit all that’s why we’re committed to helping you find the best insurance solutions to suit your individual needs. Whatever your business, whether you’re a farmer, small or large business owner, if you’re looking for insurance to protect your family or assets – Elders Insurance Riverina can help. With QBE as our partner we can offer competitive insurance cover to protect those areas of your life that matter most.
At Elders insurance Riverina, we've always taken insurance personally. It's good to know there is always someone local you can call when you're insured with us.
At Elders insurance Riverina, it is our promise to provide our clients with personalised and efficient service.

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