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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 24 2008
32 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 25, 2008 MB 2008 truelocal BUSINESS AWARDS FINALISTS FEATURE Beauty Services Gina and Antoinette Castrogiavanni at their Strathfield beauty clinic. ~PP194042. IN the competitive beauty business, a decade is a long time and the proof of well- priced quality service lies in the nomination ofA&G's Beauty On The Avenue, Strathfield, as a finalist in the Beauty Services category of this year's TrueLocal Business Awards. Sisters Antionetta and Gina Castrogiovanni, have together owned the salon, each bringing 14 years of industry experience. ''We offer good service, are very conveniently located, and when people make an appointment, they will see their beauty therapist on time,'' explains Gina. She says the salon does not rely on advertising but on its loyal clientele for business success. The salon offers professional beauty treatments. The Castrogiovanni sisters also handmake and sell beautiful accessories including bracelets, necklaces, hair fascinators, brooches and key rings, which feature Swarovski crystals and delicate beading. Other finalists in the Beauty Services category are: mju, Drummoyne; Peach Beauty Salon and Day Spa, Haberfield; Beautify Unisex Beauty Salon, Ashfield; H C Hair Perfection, Concord West, and Diva Face & Body, Strathfield. Casual Dining/Takeaway Michael Tama and Mirette Labib at Qui. WARMLY welcoming patrons and creating an inviting, elegant setting enjoyed by adults and children is the foundation of success for Qui Ristorante Cafe, Five Dock, a finalist in the Casual Dining/ Takeaway category of this year's TrueLocal Business Awards. With the name meaning ''here'' in Italian, Qui Ristorante Cafe has arrived, scoring three finalist nominations in Cafe/Coffee Shop, Formal Dining, and Fresh Food and Beverage categories after only one year. Owner Michael Tama said: ''We create a very friendly, warm feel, and in this informal yet elegant atmosphere, we want people to enjoy their food, and genuinely like to see our customers smiling, laughing and looking relaxed.'' Other finalists in the Casual Dining/Takeaway category are: Pier 26 Seafood Cafe, Summer Hill; Casa-Bella Pizza, Concord; Rosabelle's, Drummoyne; La Candela Pizzeria, Summer Hill, and RAM's Food Bar, Homebush West. Real Estate Five Dock Realty's Denise Medich, John La Mela and Alison Gregg. FOLLOWING success in the recent True Local Business Awards, agency principal John La Mela and the team at Five Dock Realty, are pleased to have again secured a finals berth in the Real Estate category. The agency opened more than 15 years ago after Mr La Mela, a registered and experienced property valuer, purchased a long-established real estate business. The agency now services a considerable area stretching from The Entrance on the Central Coast to Cronulla and west to the Liverpool area. ''Our business is built on word of mouth,'' Mr La Mela says. ''I and my staff of three have regular meetings where we listen to each other, because everyone has something worthwhile to contribute, and from this feedback, we are always looking to how we can further improve our service.'' Other finalists in the Real Estate category are: Exclusive Real Estate, Concord; Warwick Williams Real Estate, Drummoyne; Nick Begetis Real Estate, Burwood; Elders Inner West, Enfield; L.J. Hooker Burwood; Laing + Simmons, Ashfield; Raine & Horne Concord; Rhodes Realty; and L.J. Hooker Haberfield. Fitness/Sport Donna Burland at Dorothy Cowie School of Dancing. ~PP194040 DOROTHY Cowie School of Dancing, Croydon, has been part of the Burwood and Croydon communities for 70 years and the continuation of Miss Dorothy Cowie's caring approach to teaching has won the school a finalist nomination in the Fitness/ Sport category of the TrueLocal Business Awards. Principal Donna Burland, herself a pupil of the school for 21 years, took over the business when Miss Cowie retired in 1987, the same year it re-located to nearby Croydon. So well recognised was Miss Cowie that the ABC frequently requested her students to perform dance sequences in its television programs for children. ''I have focused very much on continuing what Miss Cowie strongly instilled in me, which is to approach each student in a very caring way and to make everyone feel welcome, as you would want someone to treat a member of your own family, because this is a family, and was very much so to Miss Cowie,'' Ms Burland explains. The school teaches ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop dance styles as well as yoga. Other finalists in the Fitness/Sport category are: Rhodes Podiatry, Rhodes; Five Dock Leisure Centre, Five Dock; GFitness, Rhodes; Fernwood, Haberfield; Curves, Concord, and Curves, Wareemba. 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