The Logan Country Chamber of Commerce recently held their annual business excellence awards, designed to acknowledge and celebrate the success and achievements of small businesses in the Logan country community. This year, there were over 100 businesses nominated and nearly 200 people who attended, which speaks volumes for the strength of our local small business in that community.
I take this opportunity to congratulate the winners in their particular categories. The business of the year and excellence in trade services awards were awarded to CPM Landscaping, Tony and Kelly Cousins. The owners were taken by surprise when their business name was called out. Matt Lyons of Jimboomba Optometrists was awarded as the apprentice and trainee of the year. Jimboomba Trailers and Fabrication was given the award for excellence in innovation. Corey and Becky Baker from the Jimboomba Telstra store accepted the emerging business award. The Cusack Lane Veterinary Surgery was recognised for its customer service. Fitness Matters Jimboomba was awarded for excellence in marketing. The Logan Country branch of the Bendigo Bank were recognised for their generous community contributions. The Coffee Club Jimboomba took out the tourism and hospitality awards. Jimboomba Motorcycles accepted awards for excellence in retail. The award for excellence in professional services was awarded to Quintessential Dental.
Also recognised on the night was local businessman John Kemp, who was acknowledged for decades of service to the Jimboomba business community with a life membership of the Logan Country Chamber of Commerce. Mr Kemp, who owns and operates Pump Service Industries, was unaware that he was to receive the accolade on the night and could not understand why his staff were so insistent.