Nominations for the 2019 Mareeba Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards proudly sponsored by The Gateway Hotel will open on Monday 15th July, 2019 and close on Monday 5th August, 2019. Entries are free.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has kindly donated People Manager Memberships to each category winner, along with an upgrade to HR Assist Membership (valued at $2600) for the winner of the Business of the Year Award.

Business of the Year

-proudly sponsored by The Gateway Hotel

The overall winner from the New Business, Excellence in Retail, Excellence in Rural/Agriculture, Excellence in Tourism and Excellence in Service Industry categories.


New Business Award

-proudly sponsored by Ergon Energy

Designed to recognise businesses who have been operating for a period of 2 years or less and have made significant achievements in their new business.


Excellence in Rural/Agriculture Award

-proudly sponsored by the Sunwater

This award is to recognise outstanding businesses or individuals who have shown exceptional leadership in this industry.


Excellence in Tourism

-proudly sponsored by the Ida Portella Business & Travel Services

Designed to recognise outstanding tourims business that attracts tourists to the community.


Excellence in Service Industry

-proudly sponsored by the QITE

Designed to recognise outstanding service industry businesses eg. Trade businesses, health businesses etc


Excellence in Retail

-proudly sponsored by Mareeba & Dimbulah Community Bank Branches of Bendigo Bank

Designed to recognise outstanding retail businesses


Best Revitalized Business

-proudly sponsored by Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation

An existing business which has done significant rebranding/revitalizing/innovation to their business.


People’s Choice – Customer Service

-proudly sponsored by Mareeba Rotary

The award is to recognises outstanding businesses or individuals that provide excellent customer service.


People’s Choice – Community Group or Event

-proudly sponsored by Amaroo Estates

Open to all community groups and sporting clubs in recognition of outstanding contribution to their community or an event that attracts tourists to the community.