In Business for Business

2014 Chamber Diary

The very popular A5 Chamber Diary & Membership Directory will be on the desks of all the principal business people and civic leaders within Carlow for all 365 days next year. The 2014 Eco Diary featured beautiful Carlow scenes on both front and back covers, and quickly became a must have Diary for local businesses! Our 2015 Diary will be even more popular.

We are now seeking advertisers for next year's diary.

By taking an advert you will have your business prominently displayed for the duration of 2014.

It will contain contact details of all Chamber members, listed alphabetically. Those who advertise will have the additional advantage of their listings in both bold type and with a framed surround

To advertise, contact the Chamber immediately at or on 059-9132337.

Official Launch of Phlok in Carlow

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HCS Business Solutions - Upcoming Microsoft Office 365 Seminars

HCS Business Solutions will be hosting Microsoft Office 365 Seminars on October 8th in The Tower Hotel Waterford and on October 15th in Whites Hotel Wexford.

HCS Business Solutions was established in 1994, with offices in Waterford and Dublin. They provide Software, Infrastructure and IT services to businesses of all sizes around Ireland.

For more information on the seminars, please follow the link to their website

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Innovation Voucher Call from Enterprise Ireland: September 2014

The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider. The call for September is now open until 3pm, 1st of October 2014.

  • The Innovation Vouchers are worth €5,000 and are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.
  • The Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Scheme is designed to encourage small companies to establish links with Knowledge Providers (such as RIKON) to access knowledge and expertise to develop innovative solutions to drive your business forward.
  • The Innovation Vouchers initiative is open to all small limited companies registered in Ireland. Applications are not restricted to clients of Enterprise Ireland.

At RIKON are happy to assist companies with their application to secure funding for their services. RIKON’s team is unique in that they link university-based researchers and business developers with the business sector and organisations to solve practical issues that companies are facing. For more information about the Innovation Voucher call click the link:

Budget Briefing 2014

We are delighted to again partner with Chamber member Lalor O Shea Accountants in bringing you instant professional analysis of this year's budget.

Lalor O Shea are delivering a same day budget briefing. Booking essential.

Please join us at 6.30pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Tuesday October 14th. Refreshments and finger food will be served on arrival. Full details will follow.

Congratulations Turlough!

The Carlow Chamber would like to congratulate former C.E.O. Turlough O'Brien on his appointment as Carlow Senior Football manager. The hugely popular Eire Og clubman brings a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and experience to the role and will be aided by former Galwey manager John O'Mahony, who will act in an advisory capacity.