LEETON shire businesses have no cause for celebration – yet.
The Leeton Outstanding Business Awards, which were due to be held on July 14, have now been postponed until later this year.
Few nominations were received for the awards, with the committee hopeful by postponing and changing the concept up, will help increase interest in the event.
Currently, the awards are aligned with the NSW Business Chamber, meaning winners of the Leeton categories can then choose to go on to the regional level and contest their section.
However, this wasn’t a system which works for everyone, according to Leeton Chamber of Commerce and Industry secretary Rhonda McCormick.
“It’s a self-nomination process and the feedback we were receiving as to why people weren’t nominating their business was because it was too time consuming,” she said.
“The nomination process is quite lengthy, so I think it was putting people off.”
The committee will now likely change the format of the awards to be done by a popular vote where the community will nominate their choice of business in the relevant category.
According to Mrs McCormick, businesses who still want to be involved in the NSW Chamber awards process can still do so at the moment.
A new date for the event is yet to be set, but the organising committee will likely look at holding the awards in spring.
“It’s disappointing we had to postpone, but we’ve already got some new and fresh ideas for it already,” Mrs McCormick said.
“We just want people to know it hasn’t been cancelled for this year, just postponed.”
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