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Building A Stronger Wodonga Together

Business Wodonga is North East Victoria’s premier business networking, support and representation organisation. With a strong membership base, well established networks across all sectors and a fresh new brand, Business Wodonga is working hard for business growth in Wodonga and the wider region in a variety of ways. Let’s build a #strongerwodonga together.

Building a stronger Wodonga involves our business community and leaders working together with Business Wodonga to achieve the best for our growing city. Business Wodonga works with large organisations like the City of Wodonga, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Development Victoria to connect businesses, develop businesses and to showcase what Wodonga has to offer to the greater population.

Here at Business Wodonga we are responsive and keen to assist businesses with their needs.

We are passionate about helping business with business. Let us help you move forward in business.

Business Wodonga is the peak business representative body in Wodonga, that works with businesses on business, building business together.

Business Wodonga is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation supporting our members, sponsors and key stakeholders in business for individual success and the success of Wodonga and our region. We currently have around 340 members, being the fourth largest Chamber of Commerce in Victoria. We work with nearly 7,000 employers & employees across the region and are funded by members and sponsors.

Meet Our Operations Team

Graham Jenkin

Graham Jenkin

CEO Business Wodonga

After leaving financial planning after over forty years as an advisor, without knowing what was coming next, I was excited when the opportunity to become CEO of Business Wodonga presented itself.

After nine years on the Leadership Team, I am already heavily invested in Business Wodonga and the work our organisation does in supporting and connecting our business community. 

We are more than a Chamber of Commerce, we are a Business Community and I fully intend on continuing to build that. Wodonga is growing rapidly, along with the demand for businesses to serve the needs of an increasing population.

I love seeing people grow, taking risks along the way, to build their businesses from scratch to something viable, possibly bigger, but always better. When a Financial Advisor, I really enjoyed being part of those journeys and now continue to be part of other’s journeys as well.

There are many challenges at present for everyone. As a Not for Profit, Member Based Association, Business Wodonga is not immune to those challenges. I look forward to meeting them head on to support our Members, their families and their team members and making Wodonga stronger.

Tracey Basham

Tracey Basham​

Events Co-ordinator

I am the owner of Enhance Styling events and Elopement Co.  Specialising in wedding, ceremony and corporate event styling along with event management, I  have over 10 years experience and pride myself on attention to detail. 

I manage a challenging work life balance with my husband who is also a local business owner. 

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Shannon Dube

Communications Coordinator

As the previous Member Manager of Businesss Wodonga, my heart is invested in ensuring that the local business community continues to recover and thrive. I am very happy and proud to be able to continue in this role and look forward catching up with the familar faces and getting to know all the new ones to the Business Wodonga Membership Family. 

Meet Our Leadership Team

Raymond Bertazzo
From working with Nonno in his shed and Franco (Pappa) teaching him his art of pattern making in the foundry, to a purpose driven state of the art fabrication facility has been a learning journey every step of the way. Joining the Military at 15 years old as an Army Apprentice was the grounding he needed and Raymond developed a broad range of trade skills, coupled with a clear understanding of respect and teamwork. A year abroad working and living in Italy fuelled his passion for craftsmanship, design, form and function. Returning home he met his wife Trudie, coming from a similar strong family base and a passion for her hairdressing trade the match was made. Encouraged by Trudie they founded Bertazzo Engineered in 1996. Raymond focused on fabrication and mechanical side, Trudie focused on finances and personnel. Driven by the never ending lust for technology, innovation and the need to always challenge the norm, Raymond and his team today look towards a better future for our industries and our nation as we all learn to work together. When not at work you will find him in their veggie garden, open water swimming, on his bicycle or enjoying time cooking for his family.
Annissa Dorman

Born and raised in Berrigan in the Southern Riverina, I made the permanent move to Albury/Wodonga in 1999 to complete my Bachelor of Business in Accounting at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2005. Membership and CA qualifications followed with the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAA) in 2008. I live in North Albury with my sister.

I joined the team at ATS Partners in October 2009 as Senior Manager of Business & Taxation Services at ATS Partners specialising in compliance, tax planning and business development for medium to large enterprises and individual tax-payers as well as Human Resource issues, software support, business valuations, benchmarking and cash flow forecasting. Upon the merger of ATS Partners & STM, I joined STM as an Manager in 2021.

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I am a sole practitioner lawyer in Wodonga. My firm is “Duly Served Legal & Consulting”, which reflects my property and commercial work, and a previous long life in the hospitality, tourism and entertainment industries as corporate counsel for Village Roadshow Limited. My clients dream of growing grapes, raising dorpas, running country cafés, starting a BnB, or even living on a yacht. Life doesn’t have to be confined to a box! I love seeing my clients realise those dreams and create a life worth living. I assist them all the way, from commercial leasing, franchising, IT agreements and protecting their IP, to guiding them through the process of buying their first investment property, and building their portfolios. I am passionate about this region, with its amazing variety of food, wine, walking tracks, cycle paths and ample opportunities to participate in cultural life, with theatres, art galleries and music. As an amateur (very!) viola player its great to have access to the Murray Conservatorium and the annual Harrietville Music Camp. Being on the Board of Business Wodonga, and the ability to contribute to the wider business community, is a very gratifying experience. I also serve as Chair of Corryong Health and Chair of The Metavision Institute, a provider of allied health higher education courses in counselling and psychotherapy. When I get the chance, I love to go sailing. I once did the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. There is absolutely nothing glamorous about it!

Why are we here?

Our Strategic Purpose.

The purpose of Business Wodonga is to foster a World Class Business Community Our target market is all businesses from Wodonga and across the immediate region who aim to be innovative, to grow, to collaborate for the good of all and who can see a vision for Wodonga and the broader North-East Victoria. These businesses also share Business Wodonga’s Strategic Purpose. Business Wodonga strives to build a #strongerwodonga through the services offered.

Businesses Membership services include:

Be Connected.

Develop sound working relationships

  • Events
    • Business After Hours
    • Coffee Connectors
    • Members meetings
    • Education events
    • Tradie After Hours
    • Key speakers
  • Business Women Albury Wodonga
  • Young Business Edge
  • Mentor programs
  • Member marketing
  • Member to member discounts
  • Weekly newsletter

Be Represented.

Have a voice
Be supported

  • VCCI’s services
  • Senate inquiries
  • Key stakeholders
  • Major issues
  • Promotion of efficient and orderly development of community and commercial facilities
  • Weekly newsletter

Be Well-informed And Resourced.

Information gateway
Strategies for improved business performance

  • See calendar of events and get involved in one of the many opportunities
  • Key speakers events to inspire, inform and educate
  • Leadership training and advice
  • Learn from other members
  • Important links such as Fair Work, Safety, Human Resource Management
  • Workshops, discussion groups, courses, webinars
  • Business Diploma – La Trobe
  • VCCI services
  • Valuable links, tips and tricks, ‘How to’s’ articles on website
  • North-East Small Business Festival

Our Structure.

Craig Mundy
Craig Mundy is a commercially minded, community engaged businessman in Wodonga, Victoria. He is passionate about the strengths SME contributes to the region and wider economy, and has a strong history as a motivated, entrepreneurial leader. Focussed on delivering results; as the owner/operator of Snap Albury Wodonga, and with a 30yr+ professional background in Sales and Strategic Marketing, including founder of a greenfield manufacturing business; he is recognised for his passion and analytical thinking. Away from business, he has an adult family, loves sport and the Alpine environment, and pays forward his lived experience across sporting clubs, educational institutions, and the political process.
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I am a senior project manager with a degree in town planning, working for a local professional services company GHD. I am deeply passionate about urban growth and development and STEM based businesses. Having previously sat on the Business Women Albury Wodonga Committee, I am looking forward to representing the Wodonga business Community, to drive future growth opportunities in our region, support our existing local businesses to prosper and grow and advocate for funding and investment in our region. A strong passion of mine is supporting our local junior netballers and for the past 4 years I have run a netball development program and junior netball competition “Wodonga Junior Netball” offering year round programs. This program has continued to grow over the years and I have loved watching our young netballers develop their skills and participate in competitive netball
Tracey Basham
Tracey Basham is the founder and owner of Enhance Styling & Events, a company that specialises in wedding, ceremony, and corporate event styling, planning, and coordination. She has over 10 years of experience in the industry and prides herself on her attention to detail and creativity. She is based in Wodonga, Victoria, and services the North East Region, including Rutherglen, Corowa, Mt Beauty, Falls Creek, and surrounding areas. Tracey is passionate about enhancing events to suit her clients’ needs and vision. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Adrian Wolter

ADRIAN WOLTER is the director of Huon Distributors, a major supplier of ingredients and manufacturing aids to the Australian meat and catering industries. He has been working in the family business since the early 1990s, along with his brother Nathan and his parents Garry and Marlene, who founded the company in 19851. He is based in Wodonga, Victoria, and services the North East Region, including Rutherglen, Corowa, Mt Beauty, Falls Creek, and surrounding areas. He is also the sole agent for Nippi Collagen Casings in Oceania1, distributing quality Nippi products across Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Adrian is passionate about providing reliable and honest service to his clients and building long-term relationships with his suppliers.

Business Wodonga is a Not for Profit membership-based organisation governed by a Leadership Team (the Board) made up of business leaders from the Wodonga community.

The Leadership Team provides the strategic direction for the Operations Team to develop and implement. The operations team currently consists of a CEO, a Business Development Officer, a Communications Officer, and an Events Coordinator.

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