Hollywood has the Oscars and the music industry has the Grammys - but for Canberra Region businesses, the night of nights is Wednesday, November 13.
That's the date of the 2019 Canberra Region Local Business Awards to be held at Southern Cross Club in Woden.
Paul Hancock will be the experienced master of ceremonies and entertainment is by popular Alfie Arcuri, Erin Bruce and Kirrah Amosa.
Precedent Productions managing director and Awards founder Steve Loe said, "There's no doubt that local business owners and their staff work hard to provide the best possible service to their customers.
"That's why the Canberra Region Local Business Awards presentation night has attracted attention from the community.
"It's a glittering event that gives finalists a chance to dress up and take a break so they can enjoy an evening of entertainment, good food, relaxed chat and celebration with their colleagues and people from other businesses from around the district."
Mr Loe said being a finalist at the Canberra Region Local Business Awards presentation night was an enormous achievement.
"It's also a chance for business people and their teams to reflect on their successes with a fun night out," he said. "Making it to the finalist presentation is a great reflection on their efforts and everyone is always extremely proud to be there.
"All finalists in each category are announced, with their picture shown on the big screen. It's heart-warming to hear the deafening cheers from the crowd as they celebrate the winners."
Mr Loe said the high quality of all nominees had made the job of judges incredibly difficult.
The Canberra Region Local Business Awards are only possible with the support of major sponsors, BxNetworking and support sponsors, Service NSW, Southern Cross Club and Crystal Productions.
"It's with great pleasure that I congratulate all the finalists on their achievements," Mr Loe said.
"I would also like to thank the community for the huge support. Without them, these outstanding businesses wouldn't receive the recognition they deserve."