CPAC nominated as finalist in 2018 Hunter Business Excellence Awards

FINGERS CROSSED: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre is a finalist in the 2018 Hunter Business Awards
FINGERS CROSSED: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre is a finalist in the 2018 Hunter Business Awards

Almost 20 businesses in Cessnock and surrounds will be vying for top honours in the 2018 Hunter Region  Business Excellence Awards.

One of those businesses in the running is the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) and coordinator Vicki Sienczuk said the nod was “exciting.”

“Being a finalist in the Hunter Business Excellence Awards is very exciting and we are all honoured to be recognised in this way,” she said.

Ssince opening in 2008, the centre has become a hub of entertainment in the region, drawing audiences from across the Hunter Valley and beyond.

Aside from its robust entertainment program, the centre is also home to the Cessnock Senior Citizens Association and the Australian Decorative and Fie Arts Society (ADFAS).

CPAC is also responsible for producing events on behalf of council including this week’s Spring Awakening festival, Carols in the Park  and Australia Day.

This will be the 25th year these prestigious awards have taken place and the gala dinner celebration will be held at Club Maitland City in Rutherford on Friday 21 September.

List of local nominees

- Chameleon Play Cafe

- Chase Limousines

- Coalfields Climate Control

- Designs in the Vines

- Entangled Wire Designs

- Di Wilson Photography

- Handmade in the Hunter Markets

- Hunter Pet Motel

- Keith Tulloch Wines

- LJ Hooker Cessnock and Kurri

- McAllister Legal Services

- Lisa-Marie Horder Hair Sylist

- MV Solar

- Palfreyman Chartered Accountants

- Mine Shaft Restaurant