Pioneers of industry honoured!

Last Saturday evening 150 local businesses celebrated excellence at a sold out inaugural Industry Celebration Night hosted by Capricorn Enterprise at the Award winning The Waterline Restaurant, Keppel Bay Marina (under a stunning marquee provided by Stage & Audio).

There are so many hard working local business people who are our pioneers of industry, so we wanted to formally celebrate and acknowledge their incredible achievements.

We knew many of our 400 Members had started their businesses well over twenty years ago, but when the details started rolling in, the list was quite staggering.

Private enterprise is the back bone of our economy and the night was all about honouring the people who work so hard for our region day in and day out. 

Click here to view the businesses that were acknowledged at Saturday’s special event as our region’s Pioneers of Industry. In total there are over 50 Capricorn Enterprise Members who have reached their 20 years or more milestone!

Click here to view a short video honouring our Pioneers of Industry (thanks to Mad Dog Productions). 

We also acknowledged business and individuals who won Awards over the past year, as well as our wonderful Volunteer Ambassadors at our Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre.

The list of high achievers within our Capricorn Enterprise Membership is mind blowing and they all deserved another night to celebrate!

Click here to view our Members who received awards over the past year.

Beverley Gilligan (Gillo) received her volunteer award for 27 years and 5 months of service to our Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre which is just incredible.  All of our volunteers received certificates of service and we are so grateful for their selfless contribution to our local community and of course visitors.  Click here to view our wonderful volunteers.

Media identity and Miss Universe Australia 2007 winner Kimberley Busteed did a tremendous job as our master of ceremonies and the CEO of Tourism and Events Queensland Leanne Coddington pre-launched our new promotional video of Great Keppel Island (Geoff Mercer) as part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s “I know just the place” campaign.  This will be officially released by Tourism and Events in weeks to come – we can’t wait!

Aerial Artist Tamara MacKenzie wowed the crowd and local musical identity Rhonda Janes and Paul Mills had everyone on the dance floor until late.  It really was a very special night and the feedback from our Members has been exceptional!

Plans are in place to stage another fabulous event in 2018!

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