Exhibition: Lord Mayor's Commendations 2021

Celebrating the people behind the business, the Lord Mayor's Commendations acknowledge and celebrate the long-term commitment of independent small business proprietors to the City of Melbourne municipality. On at the Dirty Dozen in Campbell Arcade until the end of January.

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.

Since the program began in August 2005, more than 580 small business proprietors and 20 generational family businesses have received commendations. More than 28 of the commendations have been Platinum - the highest level achievable - for proprietors operating in the municipality for longer than 50 years.

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