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Cork Chamber’s Non Profit of the Year 2017, Enable Ireland, is hosting the Fire & Ice Ball, sponsored by Kearys BMW, in Páirc Uí Chaoimh December 16th.


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Impact of Brexit on EU Cities and Regions – Seeking Your Views
Subsidised Training
7 Habits for Managers
Management Essentials – Award in Managing People
Festive After Hours at The LookOut
Annual Christmas Lunch is a SEASONAL SELL OUT!
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 Cork’s Position as Ireland’s Second City Region
and Driver of Growth Must be Recognised


Wow what a night at Cork Chamber's Dublin Dinner 2017. A packed house, a great buzz and fantastic speakers entertained 600 guests. 

The main message of the evening was the importance of a strong second city region for national growth and within that context, Cork Chamber President, Bill O’Connell called on the government to recognise the position and ambition of Cork as Ireland’s second city and the driver of a thriving Southern region.


The evening began with a video showcasing Cork,  if you have not already seen our Connecting Cork video, you can do so here. John Higgins, Partner at EY, sponsor of the event, then took to the stage, speaking about the global hunt for talent and the disruption to business from tech development. 

Our keynote speaker, Minister Simon Coveney TD, delivered a powerful address on the importance of protecting Irish social, cultural and economic interests in Brexit negotiations. You can watch the Minister's full address on Periscope

Closing the evening was the honouring of Linda and Dan Kiely with the Outstanding Achievement in Business Award 2017, that received not one but two standing ovations! Read more below.

Read the full press release from the event HERE.

Celebrating Outstanding Achievement in Business

Cork Chamber last night presented the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Business Award’ 2017 to Dan and Linda Kiely, co-founders of the business excellence outsourcing firm Voxpro, at the Chamber’s 7th annual Dublin dinner held in association with EY. 
Bill O’Connell, President of Cork Chamber said of the award: “Voxpro are long-standing members of Cork Chamber and also previous recipients of the Cork Company of the Year Award. Dan and Linda are deserving of this award not just for their many business achievements but also because they are fantastic ambassadors for Ireland and the Cork region in particular.” 


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Impact of Brexit on EU Cities and Regions – Seeking Your Views

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) with the support of Eurochambres are looking for input from of local and regional authorities, chambers of commerce, or other stakeholders at regional and local level on what they feel the impact of the UK’s departure from the EU will be on their own cities and regions.


It is extremely important that the Irish perspective is included in this EU-wide information-gathering exercise.



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Festive After Hours at The LookOut

Date: Wednesday 20th December

Time: 5pm – 6:30pm

Venue: The LookOut Terrace, River Lee Hotel

Cost: FREE for Chamber Members



It’s the most wonderful time of the year so it’s only fitting that the last Business After Hours of 2017 will be held in the wonderful surrounds of The LookOut, the stunning outdoor terrace at the River Lee Hotel. This versatile and stylish space is the perfect place soak up some of the magical Christmas atmosphere while sharing a Christmas toast with fellow Chamber members.

Book now and be sure to bring a pocketful of business cards.... and go for it. You won’t get another chance to make some new connections this year! Please note the slightly earlier start time of 5pm for this event, with a finish time of 6.30pm, so you can pop out for some last minute Christmas shopping!

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Annual Christmas Lunch is a SEASONAL SELL OUT!
In association with O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors

Date: Friday 8th December

Time: 12.30pm – 3.00pm

Venue: Fota Island Resort




Cork Chamber’s Christmas Lunch continues to be one of our most popular events of the year with over 300 tickets for this years’ event selling out in super quick time! Please click on the link above to be put on the cancellations list or contact Donna or Leigh for more information. 


Those who have secured their place will enjoy an afternoon in the fabulous Fota Island Resort with plenty of festive food and drink, live music by Musica as well as entertainment from the hilarious impressionist Oliver Callan. We are delighted to welcome O’Flynn Exhams on board as the new sponsors for this great event.  O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors is a leading commercial law firm that provides a full range of legal services to both national and multinational clients as well as the State sector.


This event is held in partnership with the Marketing Institute of Ireland – Cork Branch.


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Subsidised Training
7 Habits for Managers
Starting 11th December

This unique, high-quality 2-day Franklin Covey Programme will give you the mindset, tools & skills to become a great leader who can deliver results.

  • Be Proactive
  • Begin with the End in Mind
  • Put First Things First
  • Think Win-Win
  • Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the Saw



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Management Essentials – Award in Managing People
Starting 11th December

This face-to-face and online learning programme aims to encourage managers and supervisors to exercise and assume personal responsibility for prioritising, managing and organising their own work and that of their team.


It will develop the skills required to achieve organisational and personal objectives whilst also increasing self-esteem and self-confidence.


The course will include:

  • Role of the manager and leader
  • Managing vs Leadership
  • Employee relations skills
  • Communication skills
  • Personal effectiveness


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Member News
Latest Member News
  • Cork City Passive House is awarded the first ever HPI Gold Certification! –read more

  • Cork Law firm demystifies tracker mortgage scandal for bank customers – read more

  • DPS Group Receives AgileOne’s Award for Best Emerging Supplier of the Year 2017, UK and Europe –  read more

  • Trove - Studio Sale at Cork Printmakers – read more

  • International ECM line up at Triskel next weekend for a special intimate festival 24-26 November –

  • read moreSign up for the Carrigaline Christmas Day Charity Swim at the Danny Crowley Remembrance Tree from Dec 1st – 3rd –  read more

  • Film In Cork’s Short Script Award winner, Earthly Bonds, to premiere at The 62ndCork Film Festival – read more

  • Donate to The Mercy Christmas Appeal and give cancer patients a very special gift this Christmas read more

  • JCI Cork & Himalaya Yoga Valley Wellness Event in aid of the Cork Simon Community - read more


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Members Offers
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Member to Memeber offers
  • Lee Travel: Black Friday Sale, 20th - 25th Nov. - read more
  • Pimbrook Software:  Sage One – Subscription Discount for Chamber Members, read more
  • Altitude Analytics: Learn How Data can Help Your Business, Free Consultation - read more
  • Midleton Fitness: November Special Offer on Gym Membership - read more
  • Fleming Catering Limited: Dine & Stay for €90pp - read more
  • Robin Hill Clinic: Massage Pamper Package with discounted Afternoon Tea - read more
  • The PowerUP Advantage: Motivational Talk To Boost Your Teams Morale, 25% off - read more
  • Eurostyle:  Christmas Catalogue Promotion, 10% off all pricing - read more
  • Verde Environmental Group: Avail of our free soil waste classification seminar - read more
  • Cork City Gaol: 20% Off Team Building - Gaol Quest @ Cork City Gaol - 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
  • Griffith College Cork: Open Evening, 22nd Nov.- read more
  • Republic of Work: Keeping Your Business Safe Online, 22nd Nov. - read more
  • Bank of Ireland:Investment & Economic Update for Accountants, 23rd Nov. - read more
  • Bank of Ireland: Cork Women in Business Networking Event, 23rd Nov. - read more
  • Republic of Work: Free Co-working Friday, 24th Nov. - read more
  • Heart of Spain: Grand Opening, 24th Nov. - read more
  • The Everyman: John Wilson's Taste, 24th Nov. - read more
  • Cork International Hotel: Cork Chocolate Festival, 25th Nov. - read more.
  • CorkBIC: Applications Open for International Security Accelerator, 30th Nov. - read more
  • Network Cork: Network Cork AGM, 30th Nov. - read more
  • Bank of Ireland: Investment & Economic Update for Accountants, 23rd Nov. - read more
  • Hayfield Manor: Go Full Irish for Charity - read more
  • MUSICA Orchestra:  Lunchtime Concert, 3rd Dec. - read more
  • Cork International Choral Festival: Christmas at the Cathedral, 9th Dec. - read more
  • Carrigaline Court Hotel: Christmas Parties 2017, 2nd -16th Dec. - read more
  • Enable Ireland:  Fire & Ice Ball, 16th Dec. - read more
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