Chamber’s call to arms


Local businesses have until tomorrow to enter the 2009 Queenstown Business Excellence Awards.

The biennial awards, organised by the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, “celebrate regional achievements in the business arena”.

Chamber boss Ann Lockhart says registrations are so far about the same number as the 2007 awards but more are expected by tomorrow.

“It’s been great – we’ve got some new businesses entered as well as some very well-established, larger businesses in town.”

Firms can enter either the small, medium or large business categories. An “overall business of the year” award will be selected from the total entry pool.

Finalists are announced on November 9.

Tickets for the gala awards dinner at the Millennium Hotel on November 27 are also on sale.