Editor's Note, Winter 2009
Welcome to your winter edition of NRBM. Things are starting to get back to normal after the major storms we have been suffering in the Northern Rivers. Our coastal landscape has changed quite dramatically in some areas with 6m drops from pathways onto the beach which will remind us for some time of what nature can throw our way. With power restored, floods mopped up and repairs underway, businesses are picking themselves up and getting on with things. The resilience of people in our region never ceases to impress me.
It’s good to see some of our larger winter tourists return this year to bring smiles to the faces of locals and tourists alike. Yes, the whales have begun their migration northwards and in the Northern Rivers region we are blessed with many vantage points along our coastline from which to see them.
This issue marks NRBM’s 2nd birthday and we’d like to say a big thank you to all our readers, columnists, advertisers and the team who make NRBM possible. We see it as vital for the continued success and growth of regional business to have a business publication which covers topics that impact on the dynamics of our business community of the Northern Rivers.
Our regional feature this issue focuses on Ballina Shire and how businesses and local business support groups are coming together to ensure their continued success. The area is thriving even in a recession – find out why businesses are choosing Ballina as a place to do business.
The 2009-10 Budget was announced in May and was described as a budget that: “supports jobs today by investing in the infrastructure that Australia needs for tomorrow.” In such a volatile market as we have today only time will tell how successful it will be.
In business matters this issue we have an extensive variety of business information, support and advice from finance to marketing and employment to energy.
We hope this issue finds you dry and well and wish you all business success this Winter.
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