GROOVY: Kylie, Maddi and Emma Telford, Tammy Stevenson and Greg McKinnon are looking forward to the disco ’70s glam-themed 2015 Whitsunday Tourism and Business awards at the Palm House this Saturday. Photo: Matthew Newton
GROOVY: Kylie, Maddi and Emma Telford, Tammy Stevenson and Greg McKinnon are looking forward to the disco ’70s glam-themed 2015 Whitsunday Tourism and Business awards at the Palm House this Saturday. Photo: Matthew Newton

Groovy night out for local business

WHITSUNDAY businesses' night of nights is fast approaching, and it's going to be groovy, baby.

With a '70s disco glam theme keeping things interesting, the night will celebrate the region's achievements in the fields of tourism and business.

For owner and operator of Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday Greg McKinnon, Saturday's 2015 Whitsunday Business and Tourism Awards has him both nervous and excited as The Palm House prepares to host the big night.

"It's a great occasion to all get together and show how good all our different facilities are in this town," he said.

When asked what he'd be wearing on the night, Mr McKinnon said a tux and an afro was the order of the day, though he lamented the fact he hadn't been able to locate a white suit.

Whitsunday Marketing and Development general manager for tourism Rebecca Nicol said this year's tourism and business awards had 20 award categories with a number of submissions.

Ms Nicol said that after the awards were presented, the room would transform into 'Studio 74', riffing off the Studio 54 nightclub which was famous in New York in the 1970s.

WMDL wished to thank platinum sponsor Whitsunday Regional Council, whose support "made the entire night possible". For any inquiries, contact WMDL on 4948 5900.


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