The Lord Mayor’s Commendations recognise long term small business proprietors in the City of Melbourne. At an event on Monday 14th May five Queen Victoria Market Traders received their commendations.
The awards recognise the contribution of small business to the local economy and Melbourne’s creative and cultural reputation. Over 330 small business proprietors and 12 family run businesses have received commendations since the inception of the scheme in 2005. There are various categories of commendations starting at a Bronze level for 10+ years through Silver and Gold to Platinum for 50+ years plus a category for multi generational businesses.
Monday evenings recipients included traders Wayne Chitty (Generational commendation and Silver commendation), Greg & Sue Smith (each received a Silver commendation), and Dominic & Joe Marino who received Bronze commendations. Past recipients, Kevin & Annette Stanisich, John Magno, and John Pontelandolfo joined in the celebrations. The evening is an opportunity for recipients to join with family, friends, Melbourne City officials and other small business owners in recognition of the important part that small business plays in Melbourne’s structure.
Traders with at least 10 years service who are interested in being part of the 2013 commendations can telephone 03 9658 9658.
Images courtesy of City of Melbourne, van der Toorren photographer and The Block Arcade.
Andy 18/5/2012 - well done , congratulations to all.