Chambers Ireland launches Pre Budget Submission 2019 with Chief Executives from the Chamber Network
Press Release, 8 May 2020
Chambers Ireland launches new research this morning (8 May 2020) on the sectoral and regional impact of COVID-19. This follows publication of survey results last week on the 30 April which looks at the economic impact on businesses across the country.
Tourism, hospitality, entertainment, and local services all show signs of having been particularly negatively impacted. Regionally the counties along the Atlantic Economic Corridor are feeling the impact of this economic calamity more keenly than in other regions.
Press Release - 24 April 2020
Free online Business Planning Course from Chambers Ireland and Griffith College to Address Key Issues for Irish Businesses
Chambers Ireland, in association with Griffith College, have today (24 April 2020) announced a free online business planning course for its 8,000 members nationwide. Commencing on Thursday 30 April 2020, the course will address the key concerns that businesses are facing, including cashflow, crisis management and managing flexible working practices, and will assist them in developing plans to reboot their business.
This call for applications will close on Tuesday 14th April 2020 at 3pm.
How do companies apply?
Completed application forms and the mandatory online video pitch must be submitted through the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System by 3pm on 14th April 2020.
Minister Humphreys said, “I know that this is a worrying time for businesses and I want to assure them that my Department and agencies are working on their behalf to develop and deliver a range of supports to help them through this rapidly evolving situation.
Speaking this morning, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, Ian Talbot said,
Congratulations to the newly formed Junior Chamber at Ballyhaunis Community School. They were part of the team that hosted a very successful seminar on diversity and integration in conjunction with the Department of Justice and the Department of Rural and Community Development and Mayo County Council. It was an excellent opportunity to showcase their talents in public speaking and were a credit to their school, families and community.
Chambers Ireland welcomes this morning’s (18 July 2019) consultation on remote working hosted by Ministers Heather Humphreys and Richard Bruton as part of Future Jobs Ireland.
As Ireland’s largest business network with a geographical reach into every major town and city in the country, we know how important it is, both for employers and their employees, to implement effective policies which facilitate flexible working.
Speaking this morning, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot commented,
The CSR Check 2019 is the 2nd Progress Report on Towards Responsible Business Ireland’s National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility 2017-2020.
Enterprise Ireland's R&D Core Unit is hosting a number of regional events on their new Agile Innovation, Research and Development funding programmes. Offering fast-track approval and a streamlined online application process, the new Agile Innovation Fund allows companies to access up to 50% in support for product, process or service development projects with a total cost of up to €300,000.
Yesterday the Future Jobs Ireland programme was launched, a new skills initiative aimed at taking advantage technological change to boost productivity of businesses and enhance the skills of Irish workers.
Future Jobs Ireland will focus on five pillars in the areas of enhancing innovation and technological change, improving SME productivity, enhancing skills, increasing labour force participation and transition to a low carbon economy.
Mentor Mayo, brought to you by Local Enterprise Office Mayo and Mayo Business Mentors offers Free mentoring support to the business community. This is suitable for anybody who is thinking of starting their own business, a business start-up wanting to scale or an established business who wants to expand and grow.
Take the first step today and visit www.mentormayo.ie or call 094 9064299
Ballyhaunis Local Employment Service, Clare Street is now open Monday to Friday. This is a private and confidential service providing career guidance, interview techniques, CV preparation and information on training and employment.
Call in or phone 0949630080 to arrange an appointment.
Congratulations to our CEO Anne Cunnane at Ballyhaunis Chamber on coming second in the annual Spotlights Awards. Each year businesses are encouraged to nominate their chosen employee or work colleague, The Spotlights program has been created for SMEs to find Ireland's best employee - that person who always goes the extra mile.This is something Anne certainly does through her work here in Ballyhaunis and her involvement in the community and passion to drive the town forward.
Well done Anne we are so proud of you.
Ballyhaunis Tidy towns are encouraging people to contact the local litter warden on 094 9024444 if they notice illegal dumping. This call comes after a number of cases of dumping of household rubbish in the area in recent weeks.
Mayo County Council has launched an iniative through a new national website designed to gather information on vacant homes throughout the country. Local government wants to engage with owners to assist in bringing these homes back in to use.
To see how it works, log on to www.vacanthomes.ie
The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) encourages all SMEs to keep informed of potential tender opportunities in coming months. Register on www.etenders.gov.ie to see all Irish public sector procurement opportunities.