Dedicated staff are the reason behind Wagga’s Commonwealth bank branches being recognised in this year’s Golden Crow Awards.
The South Wagga and Wagga branches are finalists in the Excellence in business category while manager Jess Cassone is a finalist in the Young Business Executive category.
Ms Cassone has been managing the South Wagga branch since April last year.
Her nomination only came about after two of her staff members thought she deserved to be recognised.
“It was really nice, I don't think I would have done it otherwise,” Ms Cassone said.
“It’s really exciting to be a finalist.”
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The main reason behind her nomination was the fact that she’d worked in most roles in the company.
Ms Cassone started as a casual with the bank in her hometown of Leeton before working her way up through the company.
Soon she was working as second in charge and then manager of Leeton and Coleambally.
“It was a surreal moment when I started managing the branch in my hometown,” Ms Cassone said.
“At the bank we’re lucky with the development we go through.”
It is this development which saw the branches named as finalists.
“Without our staff we wouldn't have the basis to have a nomination,” Ms Cassone said.
The Commonwealth Bank has been in Wagga since the early 50s and employs 26 staff between the two branches.