The Black Rose Excellence in Business Awards

Nominations and Award entries are officially open!

Nominations and Award Entries are officially opened for The Black Rose Excellence in Business Awards. 

The Chamber is hosting the first business awards held in the Lithgow region for well over 10 years.  

This is an important event for the Lithgow business community and we want the business community to get behind the event and support it to further develop and grow business networks in the region. The stronger the business community is in the region, the more power it will have to advocate for the entire Lithgow region. 

The Chamber wants the Awards to become an annual event and one of the most prestigious annual events on the Lithgow regional calendar. They are a recognition and celebration of local business excellence. They provide inspiration to business and set benchmarks for best practice. 

The Award categories are 

Excellence in Micro Business (2 yrs or more in business)

Excellence in Small Business (2 yrs or more in business)

Excellence in Large Business (2 yrs or more in business)

Outstanding Start Up (less than 2 yrs in business)

Excellence in Resilience (A Black Rose Award Only) 

Excellence in Innovation 

Outstanding Community Organisation 

Best Apprentice /Trainee (A Black Rose Award Only) 

Businesses can enter the Awards HERE, or businesses can nominate their business peers or associates by emailing

Winners of Award categories that are aligned with Business NSW categories will automatically be eligible for entry into the Central NSW Business Awards held in 2023. 

So that the judging is fair and impartial, judging is being organised by Business NSW and will include a panel of judges who are not from the Lithgow region nor any of the Central NSW LGAs. 

The Awards night is being held on 26 November at the Lithgow Workies and will be a gala cocktail dress event with local musicians, performers, local produce and special guest MC, Peter Watson from 2LT.

Key dates include – 

Entries open – Tuesday 9 August

Entries close – Friday 23 September

Judging opens – Wednesday 28 September

Judging closes – Friday 14 October

Gala Awards evening – Saturday 26 November 

This project is brought to the Lithgow community by the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.

The Lithgow District Chamber of Commerce gratefully acknowledges the funding from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Commonwealth and NSW State Governments. 

For further details call 0403 397 645 or email

Be part of a community that is helping build a solid and sustainable local economy for the future of the Lithgow Local Government Area.

Why be a Member?

  • Be united with fellow businesses in pursuing the betterment and growth across the LGA
  • Be part of a collective voice advocating on and supporting business interests and specific needs
  • Participate in the exciting Business Revival program of high calibre events and regular networking functions
  • Access the resources and assistance of the NSW Business Chamber at no cost
  • Be kept informed on what is happening in business through notifications, newsletters, and invitations
  • Free listing of your business on the Chamber’s website

Member Benefits

  • Participant in the Lithgow Region ‘Shop Local’ initiative
  • Free attendances to Chamber networking functions – 5 times a year
  • Member newsletter and regular notifications on matters business – 6 times a year
  • Discounts to major Chamber Business Revival events Advocate on behalf of members
  • Advocate on behalf of members
  • Free Local Chamber Membership package with the NSW Business Chamber (NSWBC) including access to a range of additional business tools and resources.

As of Monday, 20 December 2021, the Membership Fee is waived for all new and current members!

Members who have already paid the 2022 renewal will enjoy an additional year of free membership.

New Membership Application – ‘One-Click’ Online

We have been experiencing intermittment problems with the online form. If you experience any problems please download either the MS Word or PDF file and email to the secretary with the error message you recieved. Thank you for your support – hopefully this will be rectified soon.

New Membership Application – Manual

Please download the Member Application Form MS Word or PDF, fill in and send to

Membership Renewal

For 2022, all current memberships will be renewed at no cost.

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