Lake Road Veterinary Clinic claimed this year's most coveted business award at the 33rd annual Golden Crow awards on Saturday night.
"It's a business that has claimed a few awards in previous years, so for many years they have been a competitive business," said business chamber president Danielle Wait.
"The business has grown and grown, which is fantastic to see."
Despite the plummeting post-solstice weather, president of the Wagga Business Chamber, Danielle Wait, said it was easily one of the committee's best events.
"It was getting down to minus-3 or minus-4 on the night, but we braved the cold to be there," she said.
Having run over three-decades now, Ms Wait admitted it was becoming hard to build on previous year's perfection.
But adding a performance set this year, she said was the next step in the night's evolution.
"The room was set up to be jungle-themed and we had a Cirque de Soleil-style group to punctuate the evening before and between the awards."
"Everything happens to be reflective of what's happening across our region and as things are changing so do we.
"It's always interesting from year-to-year to see the new businesses emerging, and there are some really good ones."
A particular stand-out business for Ms Wait was Identikid, a personalised label making service operating out of Wagga.
As the recipients of the Daily Advertiser's Honour Roll induction, Ms Wait said it was evidence of how local businesses are making a worldwide splash with the advent of the internet.
"The size and scope is amazing," she said.
"Now with the regional and state-level showcases, it's not just a platform for the local stage,.
"We'll be looking to have a good representation of Wagga businesses at both the regional and state levels."
2019 Golden Crow Awards recipients
- Excellence in business: WDF Professiona
- Excellence in Innovation: ProWay Livstock Equipment
- Excellence in Micro Business: Honeycomb Ink
- Excellence in Small Business: Laser Clinics Australia - Wagga
- Excellence in Sustainability: Trusted Cleaning
- Outstanding business leader: Alexandra Keough, Lake Road Veterinary Clinic
- Outstanding Employer of Choice: Personnel Group
- Outstanding Young Employee: Charles Talbot, WDF Professional
- Outstanding Young Entrepreneur: Isabella Del Vecchio - Laser Clinics Australia, Wagga
- Startup Superstar: Connect Tuition
- Excellence in Business Ethics: Lake Road Veterinary Clinic
- Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety: Charles Sturt Campus
- Outstanding Customer Service: Settlers Village
- People's Choice: Cherished Memories Pet Services
- Daily Advertiser Roll of Honour: Anne Whealing and Deanna Stenhouse, Identikid
- Golden Crow Award 2019: Lake Road Veterinary Clinic