The Dubbo businesses in the running for honours for showing resilience and creativity in one of the toughest years have been announced.
The annual Rhino Awards for Dubbo's most outstanding businesses was cancelled due to coronavirus, but plans moved ahead for the Salute to Dubbo Business, a different business awards.
On Wednesday, Dubbo Chamber of Commerce and Regional Australia Bank congratulated all businesses and individuals who were nominated.
They were excited to announce the finalists, after "such an amazing response of almost 8500 votes" in the peoples choice categories, the chamber reported.
The winners will be announced on Friday November 13, at the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce and Regional Australia Bank Salute to Dubbo Business Cocktail Event at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Tickets will go on sale Monday October 19 through 123Tix.
The finalists in each of the categories are:
Dubbo's Favourite Hospitality Business
- Cakes by Amy Rutherford
- Dubbo Rhino Lodge
- Food at Yours
- Short Street Store
- Wongarbon Ploughman's Tavern
Dubbo's Favourite Tradie
- Brendan Powyer - Peter Parkes Design & Construction
- Casey Rutherford - CJ Rutherford Roofing
- Gordon McDermaid - Gordon McDermaid Carpentry
- Ian "Gratto" Gratton - GPS Plumbing
- Ryan Shields - Wheel-Conn Crete
Service with a Smile
- Bevan CharltonWhite - My Foot Dr
- Bev Onley - Daily Scoop at Majo's
- Jack Browne - Macquarie Geotech
- Kaail Bohm - Delroy Terry White Chemart Pharmacy
- Tayla Hallinan - Short Street Store
Dubbo's Most Popular Business
- Carlton House Childcare Centre
- Daily Scoop at Majo's
- Millennial Brow Co
- Orana Threadz & Beauty
- Urban Edge Dance Studio
Business Who Met the Challenges of 2020 with Diversification & Innovation
- Ruby Maine
- SJ Shooter Real Estate
- Fitness Focus Dubbo
- Orana Mall Pharmacy
- Summit Cranes