Thirty-five Ballarat businesses have been selected as finalists in the 2021 Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards.
The finalists, announced this morning via a Facebook livestream, were selected based on innovation displayed during Covid.
Among them was the Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre, which provided 7000 meals for the needy throughout 2020.
"We didn't close last year, we stayed open and we made a commitment that all our staff would keep their jobs and our most vulnerable community members would be supported," she said.
See finalists here.