Your chance to reward exemplary customer service

Posted on 5 March 2018


Voting for the Latrobe City Business Tourism Association’s (LCBTA) People’s Choice Awards opens on 15 March. The awards are a community-led way to celebrate and raise awareness of the significance of tourism and small business in our communities.

Latrobe City Council’s mayor, Councillor Darrell White, said going above and beyond in customer service was a sure fire way to gain a strong reputation.

“We all love a word of mouth recommendation. And you can boost the renown of a business by nominating them for a People’s Choice Award. The LCBTA is investing in the promotion of Latrobe City by hosting these awards and we all benefit from that promotion.

“We know our region is great but winning an award like this can help a business promote itself further, attracting a new customer base and in turn increasing economic activity in Latrobe City.

“Council actively supports any opportunity to develop business and community pride, to promote awareness of our region further afield and to showcase what individual businesses offer to their customers,” Cr White said.

Chair of the LCBTA, Peter Ceeney said the Committee was excited at the prospect of hosting the awards.

“This is the ninth year of the People’s Choice Awards.  Ensure you give your business the best opportunity to be recognised for excellence in customer service.  We’d love to see you on the finalist podium at our Gala Awards Dinner come 10 July,” Mr Ceeney said.

Cr White added that the awards acted as a lead in to the Gippsland Business Awards and the Victorian Tourism Awards.

“It’s important that people support their favourite businesses by voting. There is a launch breakfast on 15 March to kick off the nomination and voting period before the awards are presented on 10 July.

“Council is proud to be a major sponsor of these awards,” Cr White concluded.

In 2010, the People’s Choice Awards began with 208 businesses nominated in six different categories. Since 2015, those figures have more than doubled.

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