Fairfield City Council launches Lifetime Business Awards

Fairfield City Council in Western Sydney is paying tribute to long-standing local businesses next month with its inaugural Lifetime Business Awards.

Fairfield City Council in Western Sydney is paying tribute to long-standing local businesses next month with its inaugural Lifetime Business Awards.

The inaugural Lifetime Business Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday February 25 to exclusively honour businesses that have stood the test of time, having traded for more than 25 years and up to 50 years – and longer. Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone says the new Awards program recognises the fantastic success stories of family owned and run businesses.

“Among them is perhaps Fairfield’s best known success story, Bing Lee [pictured, right], which started in Fairfield City Centre 58 years ago,” Carbone says. “Bing Lee has gone on to become an Australia retail giant – and they still have a store in Fairfield.

“Then there is 76-year-old Sam Musolino, who has been making and selling orthopedic footwear from his store in Ware Street for 47 years.”

Mayor Carbone said Council was proud of the region’s cultural diversity and the awards’ 20 recipients reflected this with entrants’ cultural backgrounds including Argentina, Iran, China, Chile, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Serbia, Spain and Thailand.

“The range of businesses is also diverse and includes manufacturing, medical, real estate, food and health care, just to name a few. When you consider that many small businesses fail within their first three years, Council thought it only fitting to honour these 20 stalwarts of Fairfield City Centre. To be in business for half a century or more proves you are definitely doing something right.”

Image credit: ABC.

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