Award Sponsors


Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting this significant Business Event to reward the business community.
Our sponsors play an essential role in making the Awards possible.


Griffith is the regional capital for the Western Riverina and in turn, a major services centre for a range of inland regional towns. With a residential population of over 26,000 and a population catchment of 55,000 Griffith offers a unique lifestyle, employment and investment opportunities. As a strong regional capital Griffith is proactive in promoting economic productivity, creating jobs and achieving positive social outcomes across the region.
Griffith is home to industry leaders, multinational companies, innovative businesses, a vibrant retail hub and a friendly, safe community. Our community enjoys the lowest unemployment rate in regional Australia and is a growing city with many exciting business and career opportunities.
We are Australia’s largest producer of wine and home to one of Australia’s leading poultry producers. There is no wonder that Griffith is known as the food bowl of Australia with the region producing 75% of NSW wine grapes, 30% of Australia’s citrus and 95% of Australia’s prunes. Manufacturing is the largest employer in Griffith, making up 19.2% of total employment. Key industries are supported by sound transport infrastructure, and a diverse skills base drawn from a population that has grown, counter to trend for regional communities.
Griffith has a culturally diverse population, and this is reflected in an energetic retail and service sector. With a range of choices in education including University pathways, and a cosmopolitan lifestyle underpinned by a vibrant arts, fine dining and boutique shopping, Griffith is an attractive place in which to live.
Griffith City Council prides itself on being progressive, innovative and a leader in Local Government. With more than 280 permanent staff and 140 casual employees, Council delivers a multitude of services to the local community including Development Application Assessment, Building Certification, Planning, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Compliance, Youth & Community Development, Economic Development, Tourism and Events, Cultural and Recreational Facilities, Roads Construction and Maintenance, Landfill operations & Quarry, Water and Wastewater, Flood Mitigation & Emergency Management, Road Safety and much more.


The Area News is the leading news media organisation for Griffith and district. We have been keeping our readers informed and entertained since our first edition in 1923.
In recent years, our business has transformed to embrace the digital era, ensuring that not only is The Area News here for the long term, but that we are also best positioned to support local businesses into the future. The one thing that will never change is our commitment to being a strong advocate for our region.

With an average print readership of over 14,000 per edition, and areanews.com.au attracting over 120,000 page impressions

, The Area News offers businesses an unparalleled range of digital, print and promotional opportunities. The Area News is delighted to sponsor the Customer Service / People’s Choice Awards for the 2018 Griffith Business Chamber Awards and to assist in the recognition of those striving for success in our community.


963 Triple M and Hit 99.7 are part of one of Australia’s leading media companies, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA). Broadcasting from their Jondaryan Avenue studios, these two local radio stations are enjoyed by more than 58,000 people across the Riverina MIA every week.

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) reaches more than 95% of the Australian population through its radio, television, and digital assets. Under the Triple M and Hit network brands, SCA owns 99 stations across FM, AM, and DAB+ radio. SCA also operates LiSTNR, Australia’s free, personalised digital audio destination for consumers featuring radio, podcasts, music, news, and sport.

SCA – Proudly National, Fiercely Local


WIN Griffith was originally MTN-9 Griffith and commenced transmission in 1965 in a purpose built studio housing the TV and Radio Station 2RG.  MTN -9 was to broadcast many locally produced programs such as Making Men for the PCYC, Meet Your Member, Romper Room, Cooking Better Electrically as well as covering all facets of local sport and news. Over time The Broadcast Centre became a media hub for an operation that continued to grow. During the late 90’s with the advent of digital television just around the corner and the expense of retooling not commercially viable, MTN9 was sold in 1998 to the WIN Network- the largest regional TV network in Australia.  WIN Griffith now carried the full suite of digital signals. WIN 10, GOLD TENONE and 11, WIN9, GO and GEM and WIN7 7Mate and 7TWO.

Today WIN Griffith proudly broadcasts to over 69,000 viewers with the best in sporting, current affairs, comedy and entertainment from every FREE TV channel! In addition WIN Griffith boasts an ongoing unmatched community service promotional program that provides access for non for profit community organisations and charities the opportunity to promote right throughout the viewing area!

For their clients WIN Griffith through its solus market status can offer access to every single viewer of commercial television in the area- any wonder WIN Griffith is feted as the most cost effective promotional medium available….WIN Works!


Deakin is one of a new breed of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. From our beginnings as Victoria’s first regional university 49 years ago, to our current ranking among the top one per cent of universities worldwide, we have had a consistent goal – to work in partnership with local and international industries, governments, communities and educational organisations to make a difference in the world. At Deakin we're driven by the impact our research has on the real world. We work directly with businesses and entrepreneurs to turn our world-class research into real solutions for you.


LINX provides complete logistic solutions from design to delivery with exactly the right mix of road, rail and port services. Drawing on a strong presence across Australia – including in our region – LINX supports local businesses and industries to achieve their goals and is focused on efficiency and continuous improvement without compromising on safety.


Welcome to The Gem Hotel, an exquisite oasis of luxury and sophistication nestled in the heart of Griffith, NSW. From the moment you arrive, our warm and welcoming concierge will ensure that all your needs are met, making your stay with us a memorable one. Our team, in collaboration with the renowned Paul Kelly Design, has thoughtfully crafted contemporary mid-century finishes, exquisite architectural design, and functionality to create the perfect atmosphere. With 65 luxurious rooms and state-of-the-art amenities designed to cater to every guest's needs, whether you're travelling for business or leisure, The Gem Hotel is the perfect destination.

We take pride in being the winner of the prestigious AHA ‘Best Regional Hotel of the Year’ award for industry excellence, a testament to our commitment to providing our guests with an unparalleled experience. Stroll down from your room and indulge your taste buds at our award-winning Bull & Bell Steakhouse restaurant, we have recently been awarded the coveted titles of "Best Chef" and "Best Regional Chef of the Year" by AHA National Awards. Additionally, Bull and Bell have earned the prestigious rank of #92 of “World's Best Steakhouse,". Our paddock-to-plate philosophy guarantees an incredible dining experience.

Don't wait any longer, book your stay at The Gem Hotel Griffith today.


From small beginnings in 1937 to now one of the longest running, family-owned dealerships in Australia, Lanhams Motor Group have earned a reputation for providing first class, award-winning customer service.

You’re sure to find the perfect first car, family SUV, farm ute or business vehicle from their range of Ford, Hyundai, LDV or pre-loved vehicles.

All backed by their experienced team who service all makes and models.

View their showroom online or see them in Griffith or Leeton.




There’s a job out there for you, let's go find it

Whether you've been out of work for a while, recently lost your job, or you have an injury, illness or disability, we can help you find a job.

Whatever your age, location, culture or background, we know how hard it can be to get back to work.

When you come to APM, we listen to you, learn about your life and deliver a program that works for you.

If you have been referred to APM by Centrelink, then you’re in the right place. If you have been referred to APM by another organisation, we can help you too.

Our programs vary in the type of support depending on your needs, but they each include steps to help you:

  • Build your job searching skills
  • Find job opportunities near you
  • Create a strong resume
  • Prepare for job interviews
  • Speak confidently to potential employers

If you’re a mature job seeker, a young job seeker or about to leave school we have services for you.

If you're an Indigenous Australian, or from a culturally diverse community looking to find your next job, we can help.


Serving the Local Community Since 1974

Owen Toyota is a second generation family owned and operated dealership that has been servicing Griffith and the surrounding area since 1974. As the name suggests, they are a dedicated Toyota franchise offering a 360 Toyota experience. Not only are they a dealer of Australia’s Number-one selling vehicle brand, they also supply Toyota Genuine spare parts and accessories. Their factory-trained personnel will also service and repair your vehicle in their modern, state of the art workshop whilst you enjoy the comfortable guest lounge and amenities on offer. Owen Toyota were proud winners of ‘Family Business of the Year’ & ‘Employee of Choice’ at the previous Griffith Business Chamber Awards.

Griffith City Volkswagen are proud to be a locally owned and operated family enterprise that is about to enter into their 10th year of business. The dealership prides itself on delivering high quality service and products from the iconic Volkswagen brand. Their professional staff will assist you in getting behind the wheel of a new vehicle and committed to ensuring your premium driving experience lasts as long as possible through Volkswagen specialised service, repairs and genuine parts


Candid Marketing are your friendly and down-to-earth marketing team extension for established eCommerce, Hospitality and Agricultural businesses.

They provide end-to-end digital marketing services for those wanting to scale their business.

Their team takes the mystery out of digital marketing by offering straightforward advice tailored to suit your business objectives.

Talk to them about WordPress, Shopify websites, and Laravel Software design projects.


Griffith Women in Business was created by women, for women. A not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2017.

Born from a desire to connect, collaborate and enhance the careers of women in the community.

Through members and partnerships, Griffith Women in Business provides an opportunity to enhance our community strengths.

So whether you are a business owner, or a staff member – Griffith Women in Business is for you.

We are stronger together.