23 June, 2023
‘Love local’ award winners announced
FOUR Moyne Shire businesses have been voted the community’s favorites in the annual Love Local Awards.
After more than 3000 votes, the winners in each category were announced at a special event in Port Fairy on Wednesday night.
The following awards were presented:
Most innovative business: winner – Alexo Pizza and Bistro, Port Fairy; runner-up Deta Hair and Beauty, Koroit.
Most community focused: winner – Kirkstall Hotel; runner-up Port Fairy Medical Clinic.
Made in Moyne: winner – Port Fairy Coffee Roasters; runner-up Port Fairy Candle Company.
Best customer service: winner – Black Crow Barbers, Koroit; runner-up Hayven Beauty, Koroit.
Moyne Shire mayor Karen Foster said the awards were a fantastic celebration of local business.
“I love that these awards are driven by the community, from nominations through to voting, and the winners have been chosen by the people who visit, shop at and love these local businesses,” Cr Foster said.
“Congratulations to our winners and to each business nominated, the fact that someone wanted to recognise you through a nomination is something to be proud of and shows that what you do matters and is valued by the community.”
Wednesday’s event also featured a keynote from arctic explorer and local business professional Paul Watkins who spoke about success, failures and how to overcome adversity in everyday life, but also in business.
Winners received a voucher for services with Tourism Tribe and a corporate photoshoot with Jo O’Keefe Photography.
The runners-up received a double pass to the Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Annual Conference.