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Entries in Liikuntakeskus Hukka (2)

Wednesday
Apr022014

Liikuntakeskus Hukka turns used squash balls into rewarding product

Used squash balls are being used for a 'calming blanket'.There is nothing better than when an idea goes way beyond your expectations. That was the case for Anna Rounaja, owner of Liikuntakeskus Hukka in Oulu, Finland, on many levels.

Rounaja was looking to recycle old squash balls from her club and by using social media, ideas from her members and help from the community, the idea that she ended up going with will aid families that have hyperactive and autistic children.

“It makes you feel good that you were part of something that helps those who are in need,” she said during a phone interview. “Yeah, the (entire process) was a great thing for the club and the community.”

Read on to see how the idea was created and carried out.

Wednesday
Jan092013

IHRSA Member Profile: family business is a success

The Rounaja family has had a variety of businesses for the past six generations, covering 250 years. The longest was a bookstore for 225 years, with others being a print house, horse taxi, salmon smoking and real estate. 

They also own Liikuntakeskus Hukka, a club that is nearing 40 years in business and is added new members by the minute.

Check out some of the innovative ideas and more at the club.