Cobram and district businesses dominate Moira Shire awards

Success: Cobram and district businesses took out several awards at Moira Shire's Business Achievement Awards. Photo by Rhonda Doyle Photographer>

It was a night to remember for businesses in Cobram, and its surrounding townships, with six local enterprises recognised at the Moira Shire Business Achievement Awards 2022.

The ceremony, held on the evening of Thursday, July 28, at Yarrawonga’s Sebel Resort, honoured the best of the best in industries including retail, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and horticulture.

When all was said and done awards were in the hands of:

  • The Corner Shop, Cobram — Best new business;
  • Eden Farm Produce, Nurmurkah — Best agriculture business;
  • Manto Produce, Cobram — Best horticulture business;
  • Padman Stops, Strathmerton — Best manufacturing business;
  • Cactus Country, Strathmerton — Best tourism business; and
  • Ambience Bakery, Cobram — Best retail business.

Awards were also presented to Mulwala Water Ski Club (best regional business) and Nathalia Pharmacy (best professional service).

Moira Shire Mayor Libro Mustica said the 2022 Moira Business Achievement Awards recognised businesses that had developed innovative ways to continue to retain and attract customers, shown leadership, and provided goods and services to our community.

“It is important to recognise those businesses in our region who have gone above and beyond to make a difference to their customers, their staff and the communities as a whole,” Cr Mustica said.

“The three finalists in each of the eight categories were chosen from nominations submitted by members of the community.”

Cr Mustica said the awards were completely community driven and council received more than 840 nominations during the award nomination period.

“The winner of each award was determined by a voting process, with the community encouraged to vote for their favourite business,” he said.

“The voting period was open for four weeks and during that time we received almost 19,000 votes, an unbelievable response.

“As a special acknowledgement, we also recognised key businesses for their outstanding achievement in winning state and national awards during the past 12 months.

“We have been overwhelmed by the engagement we have received from businesses and the community as a whole for the 2022 Moira Business Achievement Awards and I would like to thank them for getting involved and supporting this event.”