Cheers to the big winners!
Business Person of the Year
Local Business Awards Business Person of the Year, Kym Degenhart, director of Bom Funk Dance Studio in Jerrabomberra has combined her international professional dance and teaching experience, along with her dedicated team's extensive know-how, to quickly establish one of the leading performance-based dance studios in the Canberra region.
Kym has been teaching dance since 1998 and has had an international professional dance career, most notably as a cancan dancer at the Moulin Rouge.
She's lived and danced in Hong Kong, Japan and Sydney, and toured Rome and the USA too.
"Our dance programs promote healthy lifestyles and creativity to our students," Kym said. "We are helping children develop a lifelong passion for the arts. Plus we teach life skills - this makes our business a winner."
As a performance-based studio, Bom Funk provides recreational and competitive streams of dance including events, dance competitions and overseas travel.
The studio teaches hip hop, tap, musical theatre, song & dance, cabaret, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, aerial, acro, performance teams and specialist classes.
Bom Funk staff are industry professionals who have worked in Broadway musicals, Radio City Rockettes, World Hip Hop Championships and appeared on TV shows.
Earlier this year, Kym published Frou Frou to Fruition in which she shares her experiences. Kym wishes to thank her amazing staff and the wonderful Bom Funk dance community.
Performance squad auditions will be held on Dec 9 and 11 with class enrolments from Jan 13.
Business of the Year
This was awarded to Country Pride Sausages, a local butcher shop in Lyneham, that has been operating for over 50 years.
They specialise in gourmet flavoured sausages, traditional meats cuts and wholesale.
But it is the friendly service by the team of staff that have captured the hearts of customers and their major award.
Some of the comments on Facebook:
"Wonderful service and fantastic products! I would highly recommend to anyone in the region (and out of it!)."
"The best in the business! If you want quality sausages you've come to the right place."
"Best sausages; great service and excellent quality meat."
You can't wipe the smiles off the faces of this team. How proud they all looked when accepting their award.
Youth of the Year
This went to Bianca Pavlic of Elemental Cafe. This popular cafe in Braddon not only serves wonderful coffee but are also saving hundreds of coffee cups going to landfill.
There's a 50 per cent discount on coffee if you use reusable green cups - bring the used cup and walk out with a clean green cup.
Bianca is being recognised for her professionalism at the cafe owned by Tony, Jayne and Julian Fresi.