SINCE the start of March, not only was the public on high alert from a major health pandemic, but many businesses also faced the most challenging times they have ever experienced.
However, the Leeton Business Chamber recognised the mammoth efforts businesses were putting in to overcome circumstances beyond their control.
We felt these efforts of business acumen needed to be recognised and congratulated, which brings us to Leeton's Pivotal Awards.
The award categories consist of business adaptability, business focus during downtime, exceptional communication, outstanding leadership in uncertain times and best customer service representative.
Each one of these award categories showcases the different circumstances businesses faced during the pandemic and continuing to face now.
"Wow, what outstanding businesses you have in Leeton". "It was very tough to pick a winner - all of them could've been worthy winners".
This is just some of the feedback from our Leeton Pivotal Award external judges as they carefully considered each one of our 21 finalists.
Our businesses not only made an impression on our external judges, but the Leeton community.
There were almost 100 nominations that flooded in to recognise the local business they thought did an outstanding job in these conditions.
Many businesses received multiple nominations.
This is a testament that your hard work and strong business insight are being recognised.
Due to ongoing restrictions, the Leeton Pivotal Awards will be a virtual awards presentation.