The awards evening took place at the Canowindra Services and Citizens Club on Friday, November 5th, winners were decided prior and it was an evening of pure celebration.
After the occasion was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 world pandemic, the Daroo Business Awards made a strong return in 2021 for their 21st anniversary.
The community of Cabonne has adapted wonderfully, with the entire awards platform taken online this year in order to overcome and combat COVID-19 restrictions. The Daroo Business Award Committee were pleased to see a total of 151 nominations across the 17 award categories.
After the online voting process, where 1,760 voting forms were received, 36 finalists were chosen for the 14 popular-vote categories. Thirteen finalists were selected for the external judging categories.
During the exciting evening at the Canowindra Services and Citizens Club, the award winners were announced with Yates Baker McLean taking out the coveted Best Business in Cabonne award.
Chloe Jones, from Cabonne Council, took out the Employee of the Year award, while Holly Klein from Freemasons Hotel took out Apprentice/Trainee of the Year.
For Canowindra, the winner for the evening was The Age of Fishes Museum which took out the Excellence in Tourism Business Award.