We recently wrote on these pages about long term traders who leave our market without fanfare. Long term traders like Peter Erlich and Peter Perillo were here one day, and gone the next. This is not an unusual occurrence in retail where businesses transition all the time and it can be said that the newly introduced QVM Trader Awards will help address the recognition issue.
But there is another way, and it involves industry recognition. The Lord Mayors Commendations have been going on for many years now and scores of traders have walked the stage at Melbourne Town Hall to receive their awards. Official, independent recognition amongst your small business colleagues in Melbourne's CBD is a special way of receiving acknowledgement for years of service and an opportunity to promote our wonderful market at the same time.
Further details can be found here. - http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-melbourne/celebrating-melbourne/lord-mayors-commendations/Pages/lord-mayors-commendations.aspx