Home' Border Enterprise : October 2012 Contents OCTOBER 2012 EnTERPRiSE DiREcT 3
VOLUME 1 ISSUE 2
the sporting life
4. IN CHAMBERS
Doing business together
6. THE SPORTING LIFE
Business and sport build strong
Business owners plan ahead
22. LOCAL FOCUS
We shine the spotlight on businesses
on the Border.
32. TRAVEL FIT
Don’t be a flight lounge lizard
34. THINK PINK
Women make new connections
35. CHAMBERS CHAT
The latest news from the Chambers
Find a local business.
BUSInESS and SpORT:
a winning combination
albury’s Joel Mackie in action.
All the winners from the record-breaking Chamber Business Awards.
Wilson’s Transformers is
a major partner with local
schools in the Solar Car
EdITOR: Mark Collins
LaYOUT/dESIGn: Tim Darmody
COVER IMaGE: Wodonga Golf Club
professional Mandy Buchanan
pHOTOS: Peter Merkesteyn, Klaus
Kiehne, Peter Charlesworth
COnTRIBUTORS: David Sell, Mark Collins
and Fairfax Media.
adVERTISInG: Debbie Mosbey (02) 6024 0501
pUBLISHER: The Border Mail, 1 McKoy
Street, Wodonga VIC 3690
LET’S state the bleeding obvious up
front – Aussies love their sport.
Sport and recreation activities have
evolved into an important part of
contemporary life which has value
in an individual, community and
On an individual basis, people
are healthier and happier if they
participate in sport and recreation.
This has benefits in the workplace
and reduces pressure on the health
Sport and recreation can also help
build stronger communities by
providing opportunities for social
interaction, sharing common
interests and adding to a sense
of belonging and acceptance.
Creating this ‘social capital’ makes a
community a more attractive place in
which to live and work.
On the Border we are blessed with a
plethora of recreational facilities but
many sporting organisations are run
by volunteers who are tasked with
raising funds and ensuring there is
enough people power to keep them
A nexus with business has become
increasingly important to provide
the financial lifeblood for these
In this second issue of Enterprise
Direct we examine the relationship
between business and the
community when it comes to sport
and recreation. Local businesses tell
us how they benefit from sponsoring
local sporting groups and what they
look for in a partnership.
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