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Chamber Newsletter 19th February 2016

Ahead of GE2016 on Friday next, there has been good news on the jobs front this week with 150 jobs being announced across the county with MSD(Kilsheelan), AQS(Thurles) and Technopath(Ballina).

The Chamber is one of the invited guests at the second Tipp FM candidates debate which will take place this morning (Friday) between 10am and Midday at the Horse & Jockey hotel.  Chamber President Mark Small will be questioning the candidates about their commitment to a better business environment in Tipperary.

You can also see pictures from our Manufacturing Excellence event that was held last Friday in Questum, and book for the Clonmel St Patricks Day parade.
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Chambers Ireland
Local Economic Development: Chambers Ireland have published a guide highlighting initiatives to support local economic development. The guide contains best practice examples from twenty two Chambers of Commerce, Local Authority and Local Enterprise Offices. Read about the initiatives HERE

Six Nations Breakfast
24th February: Our Six Nations Breakfast event with Permanent TSB next Wednesday is almost booked out.
Main speaker will be Munster/Ireland legend Denis Leamy and guests who will look back at the Six Nations so far and preview the crucial Ireland v England clash next Saturday in Twickenham. Book now HERE.


M-EX Event
Success:  Our first Manufacturing Excellence workshop of 2016 held last Friday in our Questum offices was a huge success. Dr Gemma Robinson from Acorn Regulatory gave an excellent presentation which was very well received by all that attended. See pictures and a report from the event HERE.

St Patrick's Day Parade

March 17th: The 2016 St Patrick's Day Parade in Clonmel promises to be bigger and better than ever this year! We are encouraging as many local community and voluntary groups to take part in the parade which commences at 3pm and follows the usual route. Entry is free and pre-booking is essential. You can submit your details through the link HERE.

Excel Courses Available

County Tipperary Skillnet: County Tipperary Skillnet are holding several Basic and Intermediate Level courses in Excel in March and April and are now available to book. Cost is €80 per person which includes lunch. See a full list of dates HERE and for bookings mail to

County Tipperary Business Expo

27th April 2016: The County Tipperary Business Expo will take place at the Clonmel Park Hotel on the 27th April. This event is sure to attract hundreds of visitors from across the South East who want to see what local businesses have to offer. Book early to guarantee your stand at the event(free to fully subscribed Chamber members). You can book HERE or call us on 0818 222 915.

Chamber Blog

5 Ways to Improve Staff Morale: In this weeks Chamber Blog John Kiely looks at ways that companies can improve staff morale within their business. You can read 5 simple ways that you can improve staff morale and as a result improve working relationships within your business HERE

AIB Breakfast Event

Ways to Bank: AIB in Clonmel are holding a breakfast morning on Tuesday 23rd February at 815am on "Ways to Bank". This event is hosted by SME Automation Specialist Andrew Briggs, and will demonstrate the various banking options that are currently available.

Welcome New Member

A&C Chemicals: This week we are welcoming A&C Chemcials as new members of the Chamber. A&C Chemicals offer organic and inorganic chemicals that meet ACS, USP-NF, FCC, BP, PhEur and JP standards, which are approved in Europe also. Have a look at their website HERE or contact their Sales and Marketing Director Gearoid O'Rourke on 087 2500956.

Partner Opportunity

Newsletter Sponsorship: We are now seeking companies to work with us as newsletter sponsors on a quarterly basis. Each quarter, we will send just under 10,000 mails to inboxes in all parts of Tipperary. This is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of your business, promotion, product or key personnel. Read more details HERE and contact CEO Brian Cleary on 0818 222 915 to take advantage of this opportunity.

WIT Courses

February 23rd: Aidan Walsh and Darrin Taylor from WIT are presenting in WIT here in Clonmel at 11am on the "Lean Diploma and Certificate" programmes that are available in WIT in 2016. You can read full details of the programme HERE.

County Tipperary Skillnet

Java Programming Course: County Tipperary Skillnet are running a Java Programmer Course. This course is free of charge for those who are in receipt of Jobseekers Benefit or Jobseekers Allowance for 6 months or more. See full details HERE.

Business Crime Prevention Seminar

Hotel Minella 23rd February 2pm: All members are invited to a Business Crime Prevention Seminar that is taking place on Tuesday from 2pm to 5pm in Hotel Minella. Several presentations will be given on the day with a number of stands on display also. See full details HERE
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