THE best businesses in the region were recognised at a sell-out award’s night in Avenel on Friday night.
More than 150 people attended the inaugural Strathbogie Shire Business Awards, where the six main awards were handed out.
The awards were a joint venture between Business Enterprise Euroa (BEE) and Nagambie Lakes Tourism and Commerce (NLTC).
BEE secretary Claire Hahnel said the night was a bigger success than even she dared to dream.
“This was our first one and we thought we’d be doing well if we sold 80 tickets but to sell 150 was just beyond our expectations,” Ms Hahnel said.
She said that she and co-organiser Jacqui Brauman from NLTC were delighted with how well the awards were received by businesses.