BUSINESSES do so much more than sell goods and services.
Organiser of the Inner West Local Business Awards, Steve Loe, said they're an integral part of every community and our everyday lives and that's where the awards came into play.
"Small business people and their staff are part of the social fabric of our communities," said Mr Lowe, managing director of Precedent Productions.
"They're the people we stop to chat with on the way to and from work, and often become friends as well as sounding boards, outside our families and colleagues, who we can turn to for advice or just some sympathy."
Now is your chance to reward your favourite local business with an annual Inner West Local Business Award; an excellent way to thank them for their efforts, which so often go unrecognised.
It's as simple as voting for them online at thebusinessawards.com.au or by filling out nomination coupons which have been distributed throughout the community.
The thousands of online nominations already received show that businesses in the Inner West have many loyal and happy customers who appreciate what they do.
Anyone who votes will be in the running to win a Nespresso KitchenAid Coffee Machine.
The awards are made possible thanks the major sponsors, Inner West Council and Big Clean and support sponsors Burwood Council, Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet, Ashfield Mall, Strathfield Plaza, Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre, Sydney Self Defence Centre, BizCover and MWLP.
"Their support of the Local Business Awards is essential to the success of the program and it reflects their recognition of the importance of local businesses in the Inner West area," Mr Loe said.
Nominations close on Tuesday, April 24.
For further information, visit thebusinessawards.com.au or call 8577 5060.