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COMMUNITY NEWS - Results for the ‘Glassies’

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, has joined Chambers of Commerce and local businesses to celebrate another Small Business Awards Gala. However, unlike the last five years, this year’s gala was held at a new venue – the Mooloolah Valley Country Club.

The gala event is the culmination of two months of nominations and voting to celebrate all that small business is and does for the region. Almost 2,000 votes were cast for the 90 businesses and 41 employees that were nominated by their customers, peers and bosses this year.

While the silver “Glassy” is purely a popularity contest based on the number of votes received, the bronze “Glassies” are selected by local the Chamber of Commerce Presidents. The two coveted gold glassies are handpicked by Andrew himself, in consultation with the Chamber Presidents.

The winners of this year’s Glass House Small Business Awards are: 



Bronze Business: The Barn on Flaxton

Silver Business: Fudgyboombahs

Bronze Employee: Shiralee Cooper from Illume Creations

Silver Employee: Molly Graves from The Barn on Flaxton


Bronze Business: Easton Lawyers

Silver Business: Concept Coffee

Bronze Employee: Kirsten Dance from Maleny Veterinary Services

Silver Employee: Tilly Beckett from Concept Coffee



Bronze Business: Glasshouse Country & Maleny News

Silver Business: Crossfit True Phorm

Bronze Employee: Billie Glover from That Little Dress Shop

Silver Employee: Kiana Devine from Whites IGA Mooloolah

And finally, the GOLD WINNERS 

Business: Club Glass House

Employee: Michelle McNeill from Max 24 Hour Fitness Wamuran

“The gold employee nomination was set in stone as soon as we read Michelle’s nomination,” said Andrew.

“Her nomination spoke of the way she has given her heart and soul to the community of Wamuran for the past thirteen years in her role at the Max 24 Hour Gym whilst also running the Moreton Healthy and Active Program.

“With an already full work plate, Michelle has also been dealing with a daughter fighting cancer, a son with high functioning Aspergers, another son with pretty recurrent epilepsy and is actively involved with her six-year-old grandson and triplet two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughters. Talk about a busy woman!”

“Small businesses play a crucial role in creating vibrant and resilient communities, especially in Glass House where we don’t have any large shopping centres,” Andrew continued.

“They also contribute to the unique character and charm of our neighbourhoods, making them attractive to tourists which, as we all know, is so important to a community’s local economy.

“I host the Glassies each year to celebrate these small businesses and acknowledge the community's appreciation for their hard work and dedication. Thank you to everyone who nominated, voted, and contributed to the Glassies this year," concluded Andrew.



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