Congratulations to our great friend Barbara Hughes for receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday honours for her extensive service to the Ballarat community. During her time with the Ballarat Chamber of Commerce (now Commerce Ballarat) Barbara was instrumental in establishing the Business Excellence Awards. Barbara has also held leadership roles with the YMCA, Ballarat Stereo Radio, Ballarat & District Nurses and Healthcare plus so many others! Barbara didn't hit the glass ceiling she smashed it, our admiration knows no bounds!!!