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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 events@lithgow.org.au

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 events@lithgow.org.au

Lithgow District Chamber of Commerce (LDCC) provides a range of events and services that is helping build a solid and sustainable local economy for the future of Lithgow and the surrounding towns and villages.

Meetings and Workshops

We hold regular education events, information sessions and networking nights often with guest speakers throughout the year. Our meetings are mostly held on the second Wednesday of the month, but the date may change to suit certain promotions or events.

The Chamber also partners with organisations such as the Business Enterprise Centre NSW in Orange, Lithgow City Council, State and Federal Governments, etc.

Please follow our Lithgow District Chamber Facebook page to stay updated and not miss any of our events.

Promotional Events

LDCC also facilitates several promotional events throughout the year. These are run by LDCC members and may carry our branding, as they are held with various levels of assistance from the Chamber.

As a registered not-for-profit organisation, the Chamber is able to auspice and oversee events providing they meet the Chamber’s constitution and governance requirements and obligations.

If you have an idea for a Chamber activity or would like to host an event, ring us on 0403 397 645, contact us at Welcome@Lithgow.org.au or come along to one of our next meeting to discuss.

Board Meetings

The LDCC Board of Directors usually meets once a month. To give the executive committee time to review and respond, please send any questions or proposals at keast one week prior to the meeting to Secretary@Lithgow.org.au.

Contact Us

Lithgow District Chamber of Commerce Inc.
PO Box 481

ABN 17 428 694 356
An association incorporated under the NSW Associations Incorporation Act (2009) – Registration no. INC1501588
The Membership and Operation of the Chamber is governed by the NSW Associations Model Constitution.