9 episodes

A podcast that unveils the heartbeat of business in Albury Wodonga and its surrounds.

Expect interviews with businesses locally operated, whom contribute to our local economic growth and support the greater community.

This podcast is brought to you by Maestro Media & Business Wodonga, as a collaborative partnership.

Season One kicked off Wednesday 1 May, 2024.

Keen to be a guest on this podcast? Email us: contactus@maestromedia.com.au

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A podcast that unveils the heartbeat of business in Albury Wodonga and its surrounds.

Expect interviews with businesses locally operated, whom contribute to our local economic growth and support the greater community.

This podcast is brought to you by Maestro Media & Business Wodonga, as a collaborative partnership.

Season One kicked off Wednesday 1 May, 2024.

Keen to be a guest on this podcast? Email us: contactus@maestromedia.com.au

    Elgin's Hotel

    Elgin's Hotel

    In this episode of Business on the Border, we shine a spotlight on Elgin's Hotel in Wodonga. Elena Di Fiore interviews Will, the passionate venue manager, to explore the rich history, exceptional customer service, and community-focused initiatives that define Elgin's Hotel. Will shares insights on maintaining old-school hospitality and fostering a sense of belonging. The episode also covers the hotel's storied past and innovative initiatives to bring the community together. Whether you're a local resident, business enthusiast, or simply curious about country hospitality, this episode is packed with valuable insights and heartwarming stories about the enduring legacy and vibrant future of Elgin's Hotel.



    Connect with Elgin's Hotel across socials: 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elginshotel

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elginshotelwodonga

    Website: https://elgins.com.au



    Maestro Media would like to thank Business Wodonga for its partnership in bringing this podcast to life. Business Wodonga is located at 191 Beechworth Road, Wodonga, VIC 3690. To find out more about how you can become a member of Business Wodonga, email Graham Jenkin directly to ceo@businesswodonga.com.au. Alternatively, visit Business Wodonga online at ⁠www.businesswodonga.com.au⁠.



    Timestamps

    (00:48) Customer Service and Hospitality

    (02:29) History of Elgin's Hotel

    (04:43) Current Offerings and Community Engagement

    (08:50) Team and Staff Loyalty

    (11:27) Personal Career Path

    • 13 min
    Dance Club Studios

    Dance Club Studios

    In this episode, Elena Di Fiore sits down with Keesan Rubens, the founder of Dance Club Studios, to discuss her journey of creating a vibrant dance community for adults. Keesan shares her inspiring story of starting a dance class for new mothers, the challenges faced during the pandemic, and how the business evolved into a haven for fitness and joy. They delve into the importance of building a supportive community, the creative process behind dance class choreography, and the significance of authentic branding. Listen in to discover how Dance Club Studios brings fun, fitness, and a sense of belonging to its members.



    Connect with Keesan from Dance Club Studios across socials: 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danceclubstudios/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danceclubstudios



    Maestro Media would like to thank Business Wodonga for its partnership in bringing this podcast to life. Business Wodonga is located at 191 Beechworth Road, Wodonga, VIC 3690. To find out more about how you can become a member of Business Wodonga, email Graham Jenkin directly to ceo@businesswodonga.com.au. Alternatively, visit Business Wodonga online at ⁠www.businesswodonga.com.au⁠.



    Timestamps

    (00:54) Origins of Dance Club Studios

    (02:44) Business Longevity and Evolution

    (06:22) Music and Choreography

    (07:14)Target Market and Inclusivity

    (08:35) Social Media and Branding

    (14:14) Audience and Class Demographics

    (15:07) Goals and Future Plans

    • 17 min
    Angmarna

    Angmarna

    In this week's episode of "Business On The Border," host Elena Di Fiore sits down with Angie Playford, founder of Angmarna, a mindfulness and meditation practice. Angie shares her passion for helping people find calmness in their everyday lives and discusses the wide-ranging benefits of meditation and mindfulness. From individual consultations to workplace programs, Angie tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of each person or organisation. Join us as we explore the transformative power of self-care and mindfulness in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.



    Connect with Angie, found of Angmarna across socials: 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085500427951

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angmarna/

    Website: https://angmarna.com.au



    Maestro Media would like to thank Business Wodonga for its partnership in bringing this podcast to life. Business Wodonga is located at 191 Beechworth Road, Wodonga, VIC 3690. To find out more about how you can become a member of Business Wodonga, email Graham Jenkin directly to ceo@businesswodonga.com.au. Alternatively, visit Business Wodonga online at ⁠www.businesswodonga.com.au⁠.



    Timestamps

    (00:02) Introduction

    (01:24) Angmarna: Calming Lives through Meditation, and its benefits

    (04:42) Workplace Mindfulness

    (07:07) Practical Strategies for Self Care

    (09:01) Rewarding Work

    (11:50) Nannabelle, Albury Wodonga's Fairy of Mindfulness

    (15:09) Supporting the Community with Mindfulness Practices

    • 17 min
    Sip & Pour Wine Tours

    Sip & Pour Wine Tours

    In this Business on the Border episode, host Elena Di Fiore sits down with Tiarne Sainty, Founder and Host of Sip and Pour Wine Tours, to discuss the new boutique offering in the Albury Wodonga region.



    Connect with Tiarne at Sip & Pour Wine Tours across socials: 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555532162504

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sippourwinetours/

    Website: https://www.sipandpourwinetours.com



    Maestro Media would like to thank Business Wodonga for its partnership in bringing this podcast to life. Business Wodonga is located at 191 Beechworth Road, Wodonga, VIC 3690. To find out more about how you can become a member of Business Wodonga, email Graham Jenkin directly to ceo@businesswodonga.com.au. Alternatively, visit Business Wodonga online at ⁠www.businesswodonga.com.au⁠.



    Timestamps

    (00:51) A New Business is Born

    (01:09) The Concept

    (02:41) How Tours Work

    (04:05) Wine Tour Transportation Perks

    (06:05) Reasons to Book a Sip & Pour Wine Tour

    (08:31) Behind the Business Plan

    (09:40) Roam in Rutherglen

    (10:57) Growing a Brand as a Mumpreneur

    • 13 min
    On-Country Pathways

    On-Country Pathways

    Join us in this insightful episode of "Business on the Border" as host Elena Di Fiore sits down with Darren Moffitt, Program Manager for On-Country Pathways, to delve into the inspiring journey of empowering Indigenous youth in the Albury Wodonga region. From its humble beginnings to its impactful programs, On-Country Pathways is dedicated to providing employment opportunities and career pathways for Indigenous young people, addressing the unique challenges they face in accessing the workforce. This episode highlights the transformative impact of mentorship and community support in empowering Indigenous youth and building a more inclusive and prosperous future for all.



    Connect with Darren Moffitt and the team at On-Country Pathways across socials: 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oncountrypathways 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/on-country-pathways/

    Website: https://www.on-countrypathways.com.au



    Maestro Media would like to thank Business Wodonga for its partnership in bringing this podcast to life. Business Wodonga is located at 191 Beechworth Road, Wodonga, VIC 3690. To find out more about how you can become a member of Business Wodonga, email Graham Jenkin directly to ceo@businesswodonga.com.au. Alternatively, visit Business Wodonga online at ⁠www.businesswodonga.com.au⁠.



    Timestamps 

    (00:03) Introduction and Background 

    (01:31) On Country Pathways Origins 

    (05:40) Impact of Mentorship and Employment Programs 

    (10:00) Partnerships and Opportunities 

    (13:57) Charitable Status and Future Plans 

    • 18 min
    Dying To Help

    Dying To Help

    Welcome to "Business On The Border" with Elena Di Fiore, where we delve into the economic landscape and local business community of Albury Wodonga. Meet Kara Chanter, an End of Life Doula who supports those at the end of their lives. The conversation covers the definition and role of an end-of-life doula, the importance of planning for death, and the rewards of working in palliative care. Elena and Kara also discuss the challenges and misconceptions surrounding death and dying and the need for more support in this area. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in learning more about this unique and important field.



    Connect with Dying To Help across socials: 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100091452376126

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dyingtohelp_endoflifedoula/

    Website: https://www.dyingtohelp.com.au



    Maestro Media would like to thank Business Wodonga for its partnership in bringing this podcast to life. Business Wodonga is located at 191 Beechworth Road, Wodonga, VIC 3690. To find out more about how you can become a member of Business Wodonga, email Graham Jenkin directly to ceo@businesswodonga.com.au. Alternatively, visit Business Wodonga online at ⁠www.businesswodonga.com.au⁠.



    Timestamps

    [00:57] Introduction with Role of an End of Life Doula 

    [02:48] Motivation Behind Kara's Work 

    [03:06] Importance of Planning and Communication in End of Life Care 

    [06:31] When to Engage End of Life Doula Services 

    [06:57] Family Dynamics and Conflicting Wishes  

    [09:36] Post-Death Arrangements and Support 

    [14:28] Accessing Support and Method of Delivery 

    [16:28] Flexible Support Methods, Including Remote Support 

    [18:25] Importance of Physical Presence vs. Virtual Support 



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Business on the Border

Having listened to Episode 2, and having been the interviewee of Episode 1, I am so looking forward to every episode of these Business on the Border Podcasts. Like Ep2, I am certain that the story telling of real people and their experiences and achievements will be become essential listening for everyone in Wodonga and Albury, Australia, as well as world wide.

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