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The One4all Spotlight Awards 2017
No change in Local Property Tax in 2018
Cork Age Friendly City Programme – First Annual Report
Subsidised Training
Communication Skills QQI Level 5
Building and Leading High Performance Teams (3 Day Programme)
North, South, East and West - Learnings from a Journey through Politics, Policing and Tech
Dive Into New Connections
October Chamber ‘Open Day’
Cork Chamber’s Dublin Dinner 2017
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Are you the next Cork Company of the Year?



Cork’s most prestigious and long established business awards were launched earlier this week by Cork Chamber, in partnership with Vodafone Ireland.
The Cork Company of the Year Awards attract significant attention as they celebrate the best of business across varying sectors and sizes, from the emerging to SME’s to large indigenous and multinational organisations.
Take a minute to nominate a company ONLINE or enter your own company  HERE.



Painting the Town Purple
Purple Flag Award Success for Cork City

Purple Flag Cork City Centre

Cork City has again been successful in its bid to achieve the Purple Flag award status for 2017. The Purple Flag, originally awarded in 2015, is an international accreditation with successful cities and towns distinguished as vibrant, diverse, enjoyable and well-managed locations for all those to enjoy an evening or night out. The application process brings together stakeholders from across the public, private and voluntary sector in Cork to meet the awarding criteria. Cork Chamber are actively engaged on the Cork City Purple Flag award steering committee and are delighted to welcome this award success once again.


The Cork City Purple Flag weekend will run on the weekend of the 6th/ 7th October with a celebration happening across the city and with plenty of purple on display.

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Autumn Free Parking Promotion
Begins Monday, October 9th
Cork City Council is delighted to announce details of our Autumn free parking promotion at our multi-storey car parks and at the Black Ash park and ride, starting today (Monday 9th October, 2017) and running for the next six weeks.

Black Ash Park and Ride
Commencing on Saturday 14th October and each Saturday until 18th November 2017 inclusive, the Black Ash Park and Ride facility will be free of charge all day, for parking and return bus fare to the city centre.The Black Ash park and ride opens from Monday to Saturday all year round, from 7:30am to 19:15 and has 940 spaces.

Paul Street and North Main Street Multi Storey Car Parks
Cork City Council operates two multi-storey car parks in the heart of the city, at Paul Street and North Main Street.From Monday, October 9th, shoppers and visitors to the city can avail of 2 hours free parking between 10am-12noon from  Monday to Thursday inclusive at both car parks.For later night shoppers, parking at Paul Street car park will also be free from 18:30 to midnight and North Main Street from 18:30 – 21:30 each Thursday and Friday evening for the next six weeks.
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Shine a Light

More than 7,500 people in Ireland are homeless and the crisis continues to deepen. Focus Ireland are moving people out of homelessness and into homes of their own every single day. One third of these is a child. That's why Chamber Policy Director Thomas Mc Hugh is taking part in Shine A Light Night and sleeping-out for Focus Ireland.


Please help Thomas raise vital funds by donating here


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The One4all Spotlight Awards 2017
Recognise and reward a member of staff

Nominate a colleague for the One4all Spotlight Awards!

  • Free entry
  • Your colleague could win up to €500
  • Great way to recognise staff

The One4all Spotlight Awards, in association with Chambers Ireland, have been launched to help shine a light on employees that deserve special recognition within their organisations. With recent research showing that 40% of Irish companies do not offer any sort of benefit/reward for staff loyalty, this is your opportunity to recognise and reward a member of staff who goes above and beyond in their role to achieve success.

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No change in Local Property Tax in 2018

Both Cork City Council and Cork County Council have voted to retain local property tax at the base level for 2018.


This decision comes on foot of Cork Chamber having asked all City Councillors to avoid lowering the local property tax, which would have resulted in a net loss of €1.6 million to the Council coffers.

The consequential result would likely be cuts to services or further increases to commercial rates.


The policy team will continue to engage with local Councillors as they prepare the full budget for 2018, including the setting of commercial rates.

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Cork Age Friendly City Programme – First Annual Report

Here at Cork Chamber we are proud as representatives of the Cork business community to have been part of the strategy development and now the implementation steering groups for the Cork Age Friendly City and the Cork Age Friendly County initiatives. 

Most recently, the first annual report of Cork Age Friendly City Strategy was launched and reported on the ambitious targets set out originally in May 2016, and which will remain in place for the lifetime of the strategy to 2020. 

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North, South, East and West - Learnings from a Journey through Politics, Policing and Tech
October Business Breakfast in association with the Irish Examiner

Date: Friday 6th October

Time: 7:30am – 9am
Venue: Cork International Hotel

Cost: €25 members / €50 non-members




Don’t miss your chance to hear Sinéad McSweeney, Managing Director Twitter Ireland tell her interesting career journey in her own words as the guest speaker at our October Business Breakfast this Friday. 
As well as being MD of Twitter Ireland, Sinéad is also VP of Twitter's Public Policy and Communications team in EMEA.  A Midleton native, Sinéad has been a key leader within the Twitter team since she joined the company in 2012. Sinéad is a qualified barrister and has a wealth of experience with former roles including Director of Communications for An Garda Síochána, Director of Media and Public Relations for the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Special Adviser to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform. 


Book now to hear Sinéad’s unique story!

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Dive Into New Connections
Business After Hours at the Glucksman

Date: Thursday 12th October

Time: 5:30pm – 7pm

Venue: The Glucksman, UCC

Cost: FREE for members




Places are filling up fast for Cork Chamber’s first members evening hosted by the Glucksman, a cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts.


Don’t miss your chance to meet and connect with your fellow members and if you need a break from talking business there will be plenty to say about the Glucksman’s current exhibitions Now Wakes the Sea and Deep Maps:West Cork Costal Cultures, both on display until 5th November.


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October Chamber ‘Open Day’

You are invited to the Cork Chamber Offices on Summerhill North this coming Friday 6th October from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Please come along to meet with a member of the team and to learn specific ways in which Cork Chamber can help your business.

This is open to both members and non-members so please forward the invitation to anyone who may be interested, thank you!

Please contact Annie or Deirdre on the membership team on 021 – 4530145 to arrange a time.  

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Cork Chamber’s Dublin Dinner 2017
In association with EY

Date: Tuesday 21st November
Venue: Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin

Cost: €150 per person / €1500 table of ten



Tickets are now on sale for Cork Chamber’s Dublin Dinner 2017 which will be held on Tuesday 21st November at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road.

Over the past six years this black tie event has grown to become one of the most popular and prestigious events in our calendar, attracting close to 600 business leaders, political decision makers and dignitaries.
It offers the business community from both cities the chance to establish new connections and strengthen existing relationships as we all work towards the common goal of protecting our future growth and prosperity as a nation.

We are delighted to have the continued support of EY as the headline sponsor of the dinner and Kernel Capital as Networking Reception sponsor. 

Click here for more information.

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Subsidised Training
Communication Skills QQI Level 5
Starts October 25th - €400 for Chamber Members!

The purpose of this special purpose QQI Level 5 award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate verbally and nonverbally in standard everyday tasks and in work-related tasks, operating independently while under general direction.

Secure your place here!

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Building and Leading High Performance Teams (3 Day Programme)
Starts October 23rd - €425 for Chamber Members!
This 3-day Building and Leading High Performing Teams course takes a comprehensive look at leadership styles, leading and motivating employees and developing high performance teams.

Based on the principle that no leadership behaviour is suitable for all situations, the highly interactive programme is designed to provide participants with an insight into their current behavioural traits, preferred leadership styles and the ways in which they can adapt these to become more effective leaders. Gaining immediate feedback from fellow delegates, they explore the characteristics of a good manager and leader, as well as becoming more aware of the differences that may exist between their own motivations and those of their team members. This will allow them to understand how they can better motivate others, both as individuals and as teams, in a way that enhances overall performance.

Secure your place here!

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Member News
Latest Member News
  • Celebrating Business Success:  ‘Cork Company of the Year’ Awards 2018 Launched - read more
  • New Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Trigon Hotels - read more
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn awarded ISO 27001 Certification - read more
  • Hat Trick of Awards for Montenotte Hotel - read more
  • Seabrook Technology Group announces €3 million partnership with UK-based Toolroom Technology Ltd - read more
  • Clayton Hotel Cork City Welcomes New Sales & Marketing Manager - read more
  • Nova Telecom is the new B2B brand from Nova Broadband - read more


Share your press releases to our website through our Member Information Centre (MIC). If you have forgotten your login details contact us and we can reset them for you! 

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Members Offers
Do business with fellow members
Member to Memeber offers
  • Cogans Toyota: Toyota Plus Sales Event - read more
  • Admirror: 20% discount on Admirror advertising - read more
  • Spiralli Business Solutions Ltd: 10% off Professional Web Consultancy Services - read more
  • The Logiskills Group: FREE on-site skills needs analysis - read more

Do business with fellow Cork Chamber members through sharing an offer. Offers can be submitted through the Member Information Centre (MIC) and all current offers are displayed on our website.

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Member Events
Upcoming Member Events
  • Dress for Success: Living Life Well - Wellbeing Event, 8th Oct - read more
  • Local Enterprise Office’s National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017, 12th Oct. - read more
  • NRF: Do you want to be a sales guru? 17th Oct. - read more
  • MII: Launch Event and hear "How do we save advertising in the digital age?" 11th Oct. - read more
  • Hayfield Manor: Afternoon Tea with Cantate Choir in support of Pieta House, 13th Oct. - read more
  • Muckross Park Hotel & SpaMichelin Star Chef Derry Clarke, 13th Oct. - read more
  • JCI Cork: National Convention 2017, 13th - 15th  Oct. - read more
  • The Everyman: Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer, until Oct. 14th - read more
  • Brighter Communities: Kenya Ball 2017, 14th Oct. - read more
  • Taste Cork Week: 16th -22nd Oct. - read more
  • Techfindr: 2017 Munster GDPR Hotel Conference, 17th Oct. - read more
  • Holy SmokeTaste of Cork: Whiskey & Craft Beer Edition, 17th Oct. - read more
  • ISPCC: Childline Breakfast Together Morning 2017 Blackrock Castle Café, 17th Oct. - read more
  • Geraldine O'Brien: Create a Winning Self Image, 18th Oct. - read more
  • Enable Ireland: Style Event at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 18th Oct. - read more
  • BH Consulting: INFOSEC VS GDPR ISO 27001  & GDPR, 18th Oct. - read more
  • St. Luke's HomeAnnual Corporate Lunch, Guest Speaker Patrick Coveney, CEO Greencore, 20th Oct. - read more
  • Tyndall: Tyndall Technology Days, 25th Oct - read more
  • Mason Hayes Curran: Do's and Don'ts of Disciplinary Procedures, 25th Oct. - read more
  • Spinal Injuries Ireland: Cork Jazz Ball in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland (Cork), 28th Oct. - read more
  • The Everyman: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, 28th Oct. - read more

Promote an upcoming event through our Interactive Member Information Centre, all upcoming member events are listed on our website

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