Chamber Blog

  • SUMMER BREAK

    It is at this time of the year  that we pull back a little on event's here at the chamber.  We call it our Summer break - but rest assured that we are not pulling out the flip flops to kick back and relax here at Chamber HQ.

    We use this summer break to read, learn and explore...
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    READ
    For a start; we will finally get a chance to read our latest CONNECTED magazine and appreciate all of the hard work that goes into it.  We will follow up on some of those stories, and we will be reading up on, and finding out the latest business news in the region and passing it on to our members.  This means we will still be accepting you Good News stories and we will be sending our Connected Business News e-zines over the summer months to keep you all updated - so watch those inboxes.
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    LEARN
    Some of the team will take this time to train and upskill - Grainne is working on some CIM Certifications and is also completing the Export Documentation course and Carol is also doing further Export Documentation training.  Laverne will be scoping other events and learning from other organisations how we can make our events better for our members.  On that note - have a look at some of our events to look forward to in the second half of 2017.

    24th August:  EURES Employer Incentives Lunch
    13th October: 60th Annual Presidents Dinner
    15th December: Chamber Xmas Drinks
    15th January: 2018 North West Business Awards Launch

    Download the entire list here

    You may also see that we will be posting surveys online and to your inbox - please take the time to complete at least one survey and have your say.  We work for our members, so your feedback is important to us and will help us improve the services that we are offering.

    EXPLORE
    New Ideas and Opportunities are at the forefront of our minds at this time of the year. Some of our members may see Sinead out and about, meeting new people and talking to new and existing members about opportunities that exist for the chamber and its members.  If you would like to speak to any of the team about any opportunities the chamber can extend to your business please feel free to get in touch for a chat.

    Enjoy your holidays and Don't forget if you go somewhere sunny - Wear Sunscreen!
     

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    New Features on our Website

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  • Why Enter for a Business Award?

    Why Enter for a Business Award?

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    People Power: 5 Steps to Identify and Nurture your Top Talent

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    5 Reasons why Rory Best is a Great Leader

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    The Basics We Can't Forget

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    New Year Resolutions

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    Five Tips for Effective Networking

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    5 (Not so obvious) Ways To Use Your Smartphone For Business

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    Five Things you Must Do to Have a Successful Start -up

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  • Eures Tax Seminar

    Eures Tax Seminar

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    Cost Effective Recruitment

    Graduate Internship Schemes at Ulster University         Ulster University is now inviting employers to become partners in their graduate internship schemes.All information can be found HERE

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    REFRESH YOUR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

    Want to Join the Chamber? It's as easy as clicking HERE! 

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    Marketing is evolving faster than ever before. Digital is no longer an afterthought in the overall marketing mix – it has become a necessity in its own right. Consumers are living fast paced, on the lifestyles and traditional marketing alone no...

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    Welcome to the world of multichannel retailing

    For all of you retailers – welcome to the world of multichannel retailing!By Sinead McLaughlin, CEHigh street retailers have been squeezed by falling consumer spending and rising costs - including energy,rents and rates.  Meanwhile the traditional stores are being challenged by...

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    How many people will go hungry this Christmas

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