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Northern-Rivers.jpg2017 Northern Rivers Finalists

Young Business Executive

Johnson Hunter, The Farm Byron Bay
Melanie Serone, Connect Accountants & Advisors

Young Entrepreneur

Jeremy Holmes, Elements of Byron, Byron Bay
Michael Oaten, Wollongbar Pharmacy, Wollongbar
Sarah-Jane Ryan, Lady Bella Studio & Salon & Bella Creative Agency,

Business Leader

Anni Brownjohn, The Right Food Group, Murwillumbah
Carey De Boer, Totally Work Wear, Tweed Heads
Karen Justice, Just For Pets, Byron Bay
Hayley Brown, Horn's Gas & Plumbing, Lismore
Neale Genge, Casino RSM Club, Casino

Excellence in Small Business

APRACS, Casino
Aurora Suspended Fires, Ballina
Banaglow Newsagency, Bangalow
Dalley Street Butchery, Lismore
Hemp Foods Australia, Bangalow
Lennox Holiday Apartments, Lennox Head
North Coast Events, Byron Bay
Salumi Australia, Billinudgel
Summergrove Estate, Carool

Excellence in Business

Ballina Campervan & Motorhome Centre, Ballina
Brookfarm, Bangalow
Casino RSM Club, Casino
Elements of Byron, Byron Bay
HBI Australia, Byron Bay
Mareeba Aged Care, Grafton
Stone & Wood Brewing Company, Murwillumbah
Southern Cross Credit Union, Murwillumbah
Totally Workwear, Tweed Heads

Excellence in Social Enterprise

Johnny's, Evans Head
Mount Warning Spring Water & Yaru Water 
Realising Every Dream, Lismore
Summerland House Farm, Alstonville
The Farm, Byron Bay

Start Up Superstar

Cape Byron Distillery, Byron Bay
Connect Accountants & Advisors, Lismore
Geological George, Nobbys Creek
Oceanic Gymnastic Centre, Tweed Heads

Excellence in Innovation

The Farm, Byron Bay
BeeInventive, Newrybar
Jumbunna Community Prechool & Early Intervention Centre, Casino

Excellence in Sustainability

SAE Group, Tweed Heads
Sandcastles Early Education Centre, Evans Head
The Farm, Byron Bay

Employer of Choice

Mareeba Aged Care, Grafton
SAE Group, Tweed Heads
Sandcastles Early Education Centre, Evans Head
Summerland Credit Union, Lismore

Excellence in Export

Brookfarm, Byron Bay
Poet Press, Bangalow

Local Chamber of Commerce

Evans Head Business & Community Chamber
Murwillumbah & District Business Chamber
Lismore Chamber of Commerce & Industry


Banaglow Newsagency, Bangalow
Mt Warning Tours, Murwillumbah
Lismore Toyota, Lismore
Casino Tyre Professionals, Casino
Ballina Campervans & Motor Homes, Ballina
SPAR, Maclean
Alstonville Quality Meats, Alstonville

Visitor Experience

Summerland House Farm, Alstonville
Bowlo Sports and Leisure, Yamba
Mavises Kitchen, Murwillumbah
North Coast Holiday Parks, Evan Head
Lismore Pie Cart, Lismore
Beef and Beach, Lennox Head
Ballina RSL, Ballina
Alstonville Country Cottages, Alstonville

Professional Service

Ochre Medical Centre, Grafton
Connect Accountants, Lismore
Bare Fruit Marketing, Ballina
Summerland Credit Union, Lismore
Collins Hume, Ballina
Southern Cross Credit Union, Murwillumbah

Personal Services

Addictive Hair & Beauty, Grafton
Sand Castles Early Education Centre, Evans Head
Alstonville Dental, Alstonville
Yoga White Lotus, Lennox Head
Blushed and Beautiful Hair and Beauty, Ballina
Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic, Goonellabah
Laurence Irvine Chiropractic, Murwillumbah

Trade & Manufacturing 

SAE Group, Tweed Heads
APRACS, Casino
Active Pest Management, Ballina
Bee Safe Security, Alstonville
Bennys Smash Repair, Grafton
Horns Gas and Plumbing, Lismore

Aged Care & Wellbeing

Varela and Swift Pharmacy, Murwillumbah
Fresh Dental, Grafton
Riverside 24/7 Fitness, Ballina