The nominations have closed and the finalists revealed in the Bega Customer Service Awards.
Presented by the Bega Chamber of Commerce, winners will be announced at a formal gala dinner on November 9 in "a great excuse to get all glammed up" according to chamber president John Watkin.
Special guest emcee for the event will be media personality and former news presenter Tim Webster.
Mr Watkin said that rather than a popularity contest or a judgement on how successful a business was, these awards are highlighting the customer experience one can expect in Bega.
"We're pretty excited as the response has been overwhelming," he said.
"We've received hundreds of nominations and interestingly some of our finalists had multiple nominations meaning they are really offering a great experience for customers."
As well as customers nominating their favourites, five mystery judges have been making the rounds in order to whittle down the finalists to a shortlist of five per category.
"People think the chamber is all about bricks and mortar stores," Mr Watrkin said.
"But we're much more than that and represent the voices of businesses right across the community - as can be seen by the list of finalists."
On November 9 at the Bega Commemorative Civic Centre, the red carpet will be rolled out "quite literally" Mr Watkin said, for drinks and canapes upon arrival prior to a two-course sit-down meal and the awards presentation.
Tickets to the gala awards night are $80 a head and available from Monday, October 21, at Inspirations Paint.
Bega Community Service Awards 2019 Finalists
Michelle Douch, Comfort Shoes
Jamara Nye, McDonalds
Sarah Bond, Helloworld
Casey Back, MGM
Cathy Johnstone, Woolworths
Matt Bonomi, Discount Chemist
Ely Jenkins, Mitre 10
Derek Goodfellow, Big W
Jayden Barnes, Anthony's Car Care
Brendan Hayson, Supercheap Auto
Makayla O'Bryan, The Beauty Parlour
Ellie Christenson, Big W
Billie Bourke, The Coffee House Café
Jasmyn Smith, Chemsave Pharmacy
Jacinta Tarlinton, The Heritage Centre
Matthew Gibbs, Woolworths
Brendan Taylor, KFC
Ben Angus, McDonalds
Eli Phillips, Coles
Kallen Coady, Tarra Motors
Tourism and Hosptitality
Mal's Pizza Bite
The Heritage Centre and Bega VIC
Commercial Hotel Bistro
The Coffee House Café
Workability, The Disability Trust
Bendigo Bank Bega
Elders Real Estate
Anthony's Car Care
Candelo Stock Feeds
Southern Farm Supplies
Bega Cobargo Veterinary Hospital
Sapphire Community Pantry
Bega Valley Library
Tuff As Workwear and Safety
Glen Mia Saddlery
Retail with additional services
Bega Fasteners & Industrial Supplies
Health & Beauty
Affinity for Hair
United Fitness Studio
The Beauty Parlour
Trades & Services
On Trac Excavations
Christopher Dunning Electrical
Grant Jessop Plumbing
Clifton and Russell Constructions