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Deadline extension for region’s Innovation Awards

Monday 13th of September 2010
Regional Development Australia Northern Inland Executive Officer, Nathan Axelsson; Chairman, Mal Peters; and Project Officer, Kim-Trieste Hastings.
Regional Development Australia Northern Inland Executive Officer, Nathan Axelsson; Chairman, Mal Peters; and Project Officer, Kim-Trieste Hastings.

Does your business deserve recognition on a regional level? Has ‘thinking outside the square’ made a difference? If your business has been innovative, diversified, or expanded to captured niche markets, or better meet customer or community needs through new approaches, then your time to shine is now. The Prime Super Northern Inland Innovation Awards are run by Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI). Due to strong interest, the deadline for nominations has been extended to Thursday 30 September, 2010.


The Northern Inland Innovation Awards are a unique opportunity for regional exposure.
 

The Prime Super Northern Inland Innovation Award Categories are:


• Agriculture / Horticulture and associated services
• Tourism / Leisure and services
• Professional and Retail services
• Manufacturing and Engineering
• Research and Education

 

The 2010 Innovation of the Year Award will be presented to the leading innovator across all categories. Innovation is not necessarily invention. The RDANI Innovation Awards Committee will select the finalists, who will be invited to attend the gala awards evening on Saturday, 13 November at the Inverell RSM Club.

 

RDANI Executive Officer, Nathan Axelsson said the holistic development of northern inland communities needs innovative businesses. “The awards showcase and promote initiatives, products and services. I urge people to make the effort and nominate,” he said, adding that nominating businesses help themselves and their region. “These awards recognise and publicise the efforts and achievements of the regions’ businesses, their local community and their industry. Importantly, people nominating their business stand to inspire others in the region.”
“Make your region proud of what you are doing and how you are doing it. Show others in the region that they can succeed commercially or make a real difference, through being innovative and taking a bold new approach,” Mr. Axelsson said.


RDANI Project Officer Kim-Trieste Hastings said that from Quirindi to Moree, and across to Tenterfield, the Prime Super Northern Inland Innovation Awards should see strong nominations from across the 13 Local Government Areas of New England North West NSW. “There are many businesses in this region, large and small, which are innovative, growing and succeeding. Their innovative efforts are important (often critical) to the economic and social development of their local communities and the region, as a whole,” she said.


For a nomination form, contact the Regional Development Australia Northern Inland office on: 02 6771 2790 or download the nomination form at the Award’s website: www.niia.com.au
 





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