- 22 May 2018
The inaugural Snowy Monaro Business Awards were held on Friday 18th May at The Station in Jindabyne. The night was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate local businesses in the Snowy Monaro region.
Guest speakers for the night were the Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, who stressed the importance of removing red tape for businesses, and Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor, John Rooney, who commended the region on their business diversity and the number of entrepreneurs that operate locally. The MC for the night was Ian Campbell, from About Regional.
Regional Development Australia Southern Inland was a sponsor for the event and were honoured to be a part of such an important and inspiring evening. Board member, Barry McDonald, attended the dinner and presented the Excellence in Innovation Award to Fiona Latham-Cannon from Tall Red Poppy Marketing. Tall Red Poppy Marketing is a social media management business which all began from the social media account she set up a few years ago, For the Love of Jindabyne.
Fiona said that winning the award has spurred her on and motivated her to continue to move forward in her business.
“It was great to come together to see so many familiar faces in the one place and to be recognised in front of so many people for all my hard work,” Fiona said.
Fiona also emphasised her love for her job and her new town, Jindabyne, which has so many positive things to promote.
“For me, it’s not work, it’s my life and I am so grateful I found something that I love to do in a place I love to be.”
Barry McDonald described the night as extremely successful, with about 150 guests attending the event.
“The MC did an excellent job and it was great to see such a variety of businesses in the room. I met some great people, from a couple who are doing up an old ski lodge in Jindabyne, to an accountant who has gone out on her own, to the inspiring Tall Red Poppy Marketing, run by Fiona.”
RDA Southern Inland congratulates all the finalists and winners of the inaugural Snowy Monaro Business Awards. The Awards were a partnership between the region’s Chambers of Commerce and Snowy Monaro Regional Council.