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County Carlow Chamber Weekly Business Update

Issue: May 7th 2015

This week's edition features the 2015 Retail Excellence Awards, a reminder to Chamber members about NetPay, one of the many benefits of Chamber membership, details of The DCU Centre for Family Business upcoming roadshow, plus much more.

As always, should you want to get in touch, our contact details are at the end of the newsletter.

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Professionalisation of the Family Business - Roadshow

The DCU Centre for Family Business invites incumbent and next generation family business members to attend one of their four nationwide workshops on Professionalisation of the Family Business - What it is and Why it matters.

Please note places are limited to incumbent, next generation family business members and non-family members of management.

To register for preferred venue free of charge click below or email

19th May- Dublin Venue: William Fry Sold Out!
21st May-Cork Venue: River Lee Hotel
26th May-Limerick Venue: Castletroy Park Hotel
28th May-Galway Venue: g Hotel

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Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ken Moores

Prof. Ken Moores is a Professor in Management (Family Business) and Founding Director of the Australian Centre for Family Business. Ken is a veteran Family Business Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Fourth Generation family business.

Each morning long event is facilitated by Director of the Australian Centre for Family Business, Professor Ken Moores. Leading family business academic, Prof. Moores will speak about structuring the family business in his address: What does professionalising your family firm mean and why does it matter?

Following a Q&A, Prof. Ken Moores will be joined by a host family business who will share their story on professionalising and succession. During the workshop, attendees’ involvement is key as groups work together in finding solutions for common family business challenges related to structuring, professionalising and succession.

Please register soon as availability is very limited.

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Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2015

The Retail Excellence Ireland Awards are the largest, most prestigious and recognised event in the Irish Retail Industry calendar.

The objective of the Awards is to recognise and reward retail stores, companies, websites, individuals and suppliers who deliver exemplary standards within the Irish retail industry.

Being part of the Awards programme will inspire and encourage team members to work together to deliver the ultimate experience to your customers and consequently drive business sales and success.

2015 sees a totally transformed and exciting new Store of the Year format which will include the launch of a broader range of awards thus allowing your store to compete for - 1. Sector Awards 2. REI Mark of Excellence 3. Overall Retail Industry awards

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Business Bulletin from The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has launched a new fortnightly business bulletin with a particular focus on small and medium businesses.

This is sure to be a great resource for businesses which will keep them up to date in plans and legislation that may affect them.

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Invitation: Ireland's Ancient East Workshops

Fáilte Ireland has developed an umbrella destination brand that offers visitors a compelling, motivating reason to visit the East of the Country. This umbrella brand is called Ireland's Ancient East and will ensure that the area is presented in a cohesive and unified manner. It is the key emotional pull and is the reason visitors will travel to this part of the country.

Fáilte Ireland invites you to an Ireland's Ancient East brand workshop, where we will share the thinking behind the brand, feedback from consumers and international buyers and plans on bringing this exciting initiative to life.

  • 11th May – Venue: Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Time: 9.30am
  • 12th May – Venue: Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford. Time: 9.30am
  • 13th May – Venue: The Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal, Co Cork. Time: 9.30am

(For each workshop registration opens from 9.30am. The workshop commences at 10am sharp and concludes at 1.00pm.)

Please RSVP by midday, May 9th clearly indicating which venue you wish to attend.

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Member Benefits Reminder! NetPay

NetPay and County Carlow Chamber have joined forces to reduce the cost of taking card payments for Chamber members. NetPay is a leading payment services provider focused on delivering great value, backed up by exceptional customer service and support 24/7.

NetPay is a multi-channel, payment service provider that offers a range of online processing, payment terminal and merchant services to the wholesale, indirect reseller and corporate markets.

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Do you have any Special Offers or Discounts which you would like to introduce to fellow members?

If you would like to find out more about how to avail of this fantastic opportunity, please don't hesitate to contact us at:

059 - 913 2337 or

Did you know that as a member you are entitled to display our logo on all your letterheads and marketing material, if you would like a copy of our logo for this purpose please get in touch.

Want to become a member of County Carlow Chamber?

Get in touch to hear more about what the Chamber can do for you and to complete an application form now!

  1. Phone us on 059 913 2337
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  3. Drop in to our offices located in Gateway Business Centre