Melbourne VIC. Forty Award Winners from the Business 3000+ Awards Program will come together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Awards Program at a gala cocktail party on Thursday 8 May 2014 at the Melbourne Town Hall from 6pm – 8pm. Minister for Small Business, The Hon. Russell Northe and Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley will join innovative Melbourne businesses including Keep Cup, Melbourne Rooftop Honey, Starrez, STREAT, Lupe Wines, Polaris Communications & Enspire, who are all past Award winners, to celebrate small business success in Melbourne over the past decade.

The celebratory evening will also feature keynote speaker, Geoff Harris, Co-founder of the Flight Centre, former Vice President of Hawthorn Football Club and Philanthropist, presenting ‘The Flight Centre story’ and his tips for leadership in the 21st century.

Since 2004, the Business 3000+ Awards Program has annually recognised and celebrated the achievements of small and medium sized businesses within the City of Melbourne, who contribute to the vibrancy and commercial success of our city. Over the past decade, 40 businesses across all industry sectors have won a Business 3000+ Award for their achievements.

“The Business 3000+ Awards 10th Anniversary Cocktail Party is a great way for the business community to acknowledge and celebrate the ongoing success of small businesses in Melbourne. They play a key role as employers and have contributed significantly to the growth of employment in the city over the past decade” says John Stock, Executive Officer, Business 3000+ Awards Program.

The 2014 Business 3000+ Awards Program will open for nominations in July. There are 5 Award categories that companies can self-nominate or be nominated for, including Innovation, New Business, International, Social Enterprise and Sustainability. Full details at www.b3000.org.au.

Event Details: Business 3000+ Awards 10th Anniversary Cocktail Party

Date: Thursday 8 May 2014
Venue: Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: $60 pp including drinks and canapés
Bookings: www.b3000.org.au/events
Media welcome

For more information, please contact Jo Taylor, Project Manager on
M: 0411 440 363, E: jo@jadetree.com.au.

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