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Business Awards 2023

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We invite you to join us for the 2023 Business Awards - Presented by The Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce & Women in Business & Regional Development

Don't miss your chance to be part of this celebration. The night will be an incredible opportunity to come together to celebrate our businesses and their teams who work hard to build our region’s profile as a vibrant community full of opportunity.

There will be fun, laughter, hosted by Toni Vorenas and Candice Fennell, our inspirational speaker Sam Bloom, delicious food, connection, the announcement and presentation of the 2023 Business Awards, WiBRD 2023 Scholarship & The Chamber's 2023 Hall of Fame and to end the night what celebration is it without music featuring local music artist - Kristy Wallace Trio / Magnet.

We are incredibly excited to welcome Samantha Bloom, a two-time World Para Surfing champion, bestselling author and inspiration behind the #1 Australian box-office, and international global Netflix hit movie, Penguin Bloom starring Naomi Watts.
The movie is adapted from the international bestselling book, Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family. Published in 14 languages, Penguin Bloom is a collaboration between Sam’s husband Cameron, a professional photographer, and New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive.

Paralyzed in an accident in Thailand in 2013, Sam has since won two Oceania KL1 paracanoe championships, and is the two times Australian and World Para Surfing champion. In 2019, Sam was nominated for the Surfing Australia Female Surfer of the Year Award, and in 2022 was awarded the Surfing Australia Female Para Surfer of the Year.
Sam works with numerous spinal cord injury charities around the world and is a global ambassador for Wings For Life. She is an adventure traveller, former neurology nurse and mother of three boys.

For the business community it is a chance to celebrate one another’s achievements. For the community it is an opportunity to acknowledge the courageous, creative, and purpose-led business owners who collectively, continue to transform our city.

Mark your calendar, spread the word, book your table, and get ready to join the PARTY!

Where: The Barn

When: Friday 18th August 2023
Time: Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start

Inclusions: 2 Course Meal. Drinks will be available for purchase from the bar.

Cost: Member: $115 including GST plus Booking Fee *** 

***Member tickets are for current paid WiBRD &/or Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce Members only. Please note member tickets are limited to 1 ticket per member. If you are unsure or have any questions please contact us at

Non-Member: $135 including GST plus Booking Fee

Table 10 Tickets : $1250 including GST plus Booking Fee

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