Full house at the Budget Breakfast 2017!

Clonmel Chamber of Commerce

Clonmel Chamber Newsletter
October 14th 2016
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Better Energy Communities
2017 Information Events


Tipperary Energy Agency are running two information events on Better Energy Communities funding in Cahir and Nenagh on October 24th and 25thBetter Energy Communities Scheme provides 50% funding to community facilities and up to 25% funding for the private sector and is available through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and administered by Tipperary Energy Agency in partnership with NTLP (North Tipperary Leader Partnership). 
If you have an interesting project that might be eligible for 2017 funding, please complete our Expression of Interest form here and we encourage attendance at both events. Contact heather@tippenergy.ie and for more information on Better Energy Communities click here.


Happy 10 year Birthday
Clonmel Park Hotel!

A massive thank you to all the Clonmel Park Hotel team & invited guests who helped the hotel celebrate its 10th Years in Business. Happy Birthday Clonmel Park Hotel!!

Food Hygiene & HACCP Training 

County Tipperary Skillnet are running a Food Hygiene & HACCP Training course
on the 24th October 2016: 6.00pm – 9.30pm. 
There are only 4 spaces available so please book asap.
Click here for full details!
For further information and to book please contact
Sabrina Guida on
052 6191103 or email

Chamber Network Survey

Please complete the Chamber Network Survey (part of a broader European Economic Survey) on business confidence for 2017. The survey only takes 3-5 minutes and it's important that Businesses in our region have their input. Click here to complete!

Budget Highlights 2017

Please contact info@gilligan.ie: 
Budget Highlights 2017. Download the PDF brochure from their website!

Budget Breakfast 2017!
There was a full house at the Budget Breakfast on Wednesday morning with an excellent presentation from Audrey Crean of 'O'Gorman Brannigan Purtill'.

Attendee new member Gavin O'Dowd of 'Time for Designs' with Acting CEO Clonmel Chamber David Shanahan.

Positive feedback received from all attendees! 
Thanks to County Tipperary Skillnet for Sponsorship! 

Tourism & Hospitality Training Course -
Job Seeker Support Programme

Commencing on the 17th of October, this course is an introduction to Tourism and Hospitality and provides unemployed participants with the necessary skills, through QQI and non-QQI modules, to enter employment within the services sector. For further information or a space on this programme please contact Jackie skillnet@clonmelchamber.com Sabrina sabrina@clonmelchamber.com or call 052 6191103 /052 6126500.

Budget 2017- Small Gains for Businesses While Big Challenges Remain

Chambers Ireland: Chambers Ireland welcomed the pro-business measures announced today (11 October 2016) in Budget 2017 but warns that longer term concerns of business remain.
Commenting on the Government’s Budget announcement, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland said, “There is something for everyone in this Budget but the business community would have liked to see more measures to assist them as we enter an era of post-Brexit uncertainty. Read more.. 
For further information contact Susan McDermott, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4331, 086 6081605 or email susan.mcdermott@chambers.ie

DesignFest Clonmel 
LIT Clonmel Graduate and IBM Product Designer, Sheelagh Carew to host Design Thinking workshops at DesignFest Clonmel
7th & 8th November 2016

Two interactive ‘Design Thinking’ workshops will be hosted by Sheelagh Carew, Product Designer at IBM as part of DesignFest Clonmel 2016. The day-long workshops will be held at the new Questum Enterprise and Research Centre in Clonmel on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th November. The workshops are aimed specifically at Transition Year students involved in the Young Scientists and Young Social Innovators projects.
For more details of these and the entire programme and to book tickets for DesignFest events, visit www.designfest.ie and follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.
For further information contact:
Carey-Ann Lordan, Red PR – PR & Communications, DesignFest
E: clordan@redpr.ie       M: 087 9270730       T: 052 6184343
Theresia Guschlbauer, Project Manager, DesignFest
E: designfestclonmel@gmail.com      M: 086 822 5054        
LIT Clonmel Graduate and IBM Product Designer, Sheelagh Carew to host Design Thinking workshops at DesignFest Clonmel

Reaction to Budget 2017

Chambers Ireland released a document outlining the key asks made in the Chambers Ireland Pre-Budget submission versus what has been delivered in the Budget 2017.
The document also offers a general Chambers Ireland reaction to Budget 2017, read more..
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