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2017 Gympie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

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The Gympie Times Business of the Year

Winner: The Royal Hotel

Runner-Up: Coolmech Air Conditioning Services

Finalists: Superior Skip Bins, Jacaranda Family Dental, Farmer and Sun, Rainbow Beach Horse Rides

Madill Mazda Entrepreneur of the Year


Winner: Sharla Watson of Cafe by Farmer and Sun

Runner-Up: Stewart Willcock of Gympie Master Locksmiths

Finalists: Melinda Murnane (of Rhodavale Pork), Samantha Bradshaw (of Jacaranda Family Dental)

Gympie Regional Council Small Business of the Year

Winner: Saturn Antennas

Runner-Up: Productivity

Finalists: House of Artisan, Cooloola Eco Tours

USC New Business of the Year


Winner: Mama Dee's Kitchen

Runner-Up: SkateZone Gympie

Finalists: Plant Presents, Camelot Dairies, Aesthete Film and Photography, Awake Studios

Zinc 96.1 Marketing Campaign of the Year

Winner: McIntosh Meats

Runner-Up: Cafe by Farmer and Sun

Finalists: Jacaranda Family Dental, Camelot Dairies

The Mary Valley Rattler Tourism Award

Winner: Rainbow Beach Horse Rides

Runner-Up: Mary Valley Views B & B

Finalists:  Standown Park, Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, Cooloola Eco Tours

Roadcraft Customer Service Award



Winner: Jacaranda Family Dental

Runner-Up: McIntosh Meats

Finalists: Easy Travel and Cruise, Velmec Automotive

Cooloola Christian College Not for Profit Business of the Year

Winner: United Synergies

Runner-Up: Bravo Disability Support Network

Finalists: Gympie District Women’s Health Centre, Jobmatch Employment


Tafe QLD Educator of the Year

Winner: James Nash State High School

Runner-Up: Cooloola Christian College

Finalists: Natasha Maree Training Stables, Kerri Eaton Singing Studio


Channel 7 People’s Choice

Winner: House of Artisan