Editorial - Monday, September 23: Backbone of community

SMALL businesses are the backbone of our community so it was great to see a big roll-up at the Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards on Saturday night.

Clarence River Seafoods owner Debbie Scaife summed it up perfectly when she said everyone at the awards was a winner regardless because they had a small business.

The Daily Examiner is proud to have sponsored the event but the kudos really does have to go to the awards committee.

The committee is responsible for all the nuts and bolts of putting the evening together - and it was no easy task.

Without people willing to give their time, there would be no awards and events like these are really important.

Small businesses are constantly hit with different challenges, and as someone who grew up with parents who owned a business, I know that sometimes it feels like it's all just too hard.

Hopefully the awards can act as a reminder to all those business owners out there of why they do it and how important they are to our community.

Congratulations to you all.

Make sure you check out Wednesday's edition for the full coverage of the event.

Shannon Newley

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