Celebrating the long term commitment of Melbourne’s small business proprietors.
The Lord Mayor’s Commendations acknowledge and celebrate the long-term commitment of independent small business proprietors to the City of Melbourne municipality.
The program was initiated by a group of small business proprietors to build a lasting archival record of Melbourne’s small and multi-generational business proprietors and encourage young or new proprietors to develop long-term goals for their city businesses. It continues to be community-led by an active peer group who are members of the Lord Mayor’s Commendations Advisory Group.
Since the program began in August 2005, more than 450 small business proprietors and 15 generational family businesses have received commendations. Twenty-five of the commendations have been Platinum – the highest level achievable – for proprietors operating in the municipality for longer than 50 years.
The City of Melbourne recently celebrated the long term commitment of Melbourne’s small businesses as part of the Lord Mayor’s Commendations. 72 independent small business proprietors and two generational family businesses were recognised at the 2014 presentation ceremony, including 16 businesses at Queen Victoria Market. We would like to congratulate the below businesses for their achievements:
|Business Owner’s Name||Business Name|
|Gold||1974||Michael Caiafa||M and G Caiafa|
|Silver||1981||Marcia & Soul Baer||El Gringo (Jeans World|
|Silver||1978||Agazio & Carmel Bressi||G+C Fresh Produce|
|Silver||1979||Xenia Charalambous||Shear Wool|
|Silver||1986||Stephen Cooper||Melbourne City Meats|
|Silver||1987||William & Julie Pham||Groov-E-Wear|
|Silver||1980||Joe Stolarek||Victoria Market Communications|
|Bronze||1996||Karen Birthisel||Garden Organics|
|Bronze||2000||Jodi Brunner||Feng Shui Cures & Crystals|
|Bronze||2000||Lisa & Fabio Costa||Coffea Coffee|
|Bronze||1995||Krista Hackett||Fairy dance (K-Lee Designs)|
|Bronze||2001||Peter & Michelle Kalogeratos||The Breadbox|
|Bronze||1948||Joe Leuzzi||Joe Leuzzi Flowers|
|Bronze||1994||Julie Peers||Koorie Connections Altair|
|Bronze||1987||Luke Taylor||Melbourne City Meats|
View the full list of recipients here