ChamberLink - issue 5


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Cork Excels at Local Government Awards
Enterprise Ireland “Be Prepared” Brexit Funding Support for SMEs
Subsidised Training
7 Habits for Managers
Using Digital for a PR Campaign - Building a Brand Newsroom
Management Essentials - QQI Level 6
Seeking tenders for training providers for 2018-2019.
Festive After Hours at The LookOut
Annual Christmas Lunch is a SEASONAL SELL OUT!
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Tickets on Sale
Annual Dinner, Friday 2nd February 2018, City Hall.




Set your reminders now! Tickets for Cork Chamber’s Annual Dinner 2018 will go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 15th December on the Cork Chamber website


Tickets can only be purchased by logging in on the Cork Chamber website so please make sure you have your login details ready.  Tickets always sell out extremely quickly so it is important that you make sure you can log in successfully to the Member’s Information Centre (MIC) to avoid any potentially delays on the 15th

If you have never used the MIC or can’t remember your password please contact Donna for assistance.

Highlights from Cork Chamber's Dublin Dinner

Cork Chamber's Dublin Dinner 2017 was the biggest and best yet. Below are some of the highlights from this incredible event!

If you were there, maybe you'll spot yourself. If you weren't, don't miss out next year!



Cork Chamber's Dublin Dinner 2017

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Cork Excels at Local Government Awards

Cork City and County Councils excelled at the Excellence in Local Government Awards, taking home 4 out of total 16 prizes in front of their peers at an award show held last week by our colleagues in Chambers Ireland to celebrate the dedicated work of local authorities.


The winning projects were:

  • Dunmanway Community Garden – Cork County Council (Supporting Active Communities Category)
  • Competitive Dialogue Housing Delivery Process – Cork City Council (Local Authority Innovation Category)
  • Spike Island, Cork Harbour – Cork County Council (Heritage and Built Environment Category)
  • Hollyhill Library Services for Children with Autism – Cork City Council (Disability Services Provision Category)

Big congratulations to everyone in both Councils helping making these projects such a success!


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Enterprise Ireland “Be Prepared” Brexit Funding Support for SMEs

Enterprise Ireland are offering grant funding for SMEs interested in developing a sustainable action plan to consolidate themselves in preparation for the business challenges which may arise from Brexit. The “Be Prepared Grant” offers eligible SMEs up to €5000 in support funds to cover consultancy, travel and travel expenses associated with researching the direction of their action plan. This plan would likely include looking into moving into new markets and market segments. Before applying, candidates can complete a Brexit Scorecard available from the Enterprise Ireland website, where the online application system can also be found.


To access the Brexit Scorecard, the online application system and more information about eligibility for the grant, visit the dedicated Enterprise Ireland webpage here

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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



With 60 places already booked, the last After Hours of 2017 is going to be a Christmas Cracker! Places are limited so book now to join us in 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.

You won’t get a better opportunity to make new connections before the end of the year, so get a headstart on your 2018 resolutions, bring a pocketful of business cards.... and go for it!  Please note this After Hours will start at the slightly earlier time of 5pm and finish at 6.30pm, so you’ll have time to get some last minute Christmas shopping done if necessary!

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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



Thanks to everyone who has purchased tickets and shown interest in the Cork Chamber Annual Christmas Lunch and to our sponsors O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors for helping us to make this year’s Christmas Lunch a sell out!


We look forward to welcoming over 300 members to the fabulous Fota Island Resort for an afternoon of festive food and drink, live music by Musica and entertainment from the hilarious impressionist Oliver Callan.


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

The 7 Habits for Managers equips team leaders to address these basic issues and improve how they achieve sustainable results through and with others. This solution distinctly focuses on who a manager IS, not just what they DO.


Its uniqueness is the lens of the 7 Habits framework — and the way it applies new mind sets, skills, and tools towards becoming a great leader who can consistently deliver results.

Whether leaders have been in their roles for some time, are brand new, or are emerging leaders, this program will enable them to effectively lead and manage their teams.


Secure your place here!

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Using Digital for a PR Campaign - Building a Brand Newsroom
11th December - €130 for Chamber Members


Learn to create relevant and compelling audience-first digital PR campaigns on the right channels for your business and get practical tips and advice including how to write for digital media, how to utilise corporate storytelling best practice, and how to build an editorial calendar.


Secure your place here!

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Management Essentials - QQI Level 6
11th & 12th December 2017 & 18th January 2018 - €475 for Chamber Members

This course is designed to help managers apply supervisory management concepts, principles, creative thinking and specialist skills to a range of healthcare related contexts and situations.


It 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.

Management Essentials develops the skills required to achieve organisational and personal objectives whilst also increasing self-esteem and self-confidence.


Secure your place here!

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Seeking tenders for training providers for 2018-2019.

BiznetCork Skillnet are currently seeking tenders for training providers for 2018-2019. The tender is available online. Once on the home page, go to Notice Search. Search under Tender Name with Keyword BiznetCork Skillnet.

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Member News
Latest Member News
  • McCullagh Wall and PurdyLucey IP host seminar on Innovation – read more
  • Cork Chamber CEO joins Industry Experts to discuss lifesciences trends in front of a full house in Little Island – read more
  • Anna Geary Pulls Up her Christmas Socks for CUH Children’s Unit! – read more
  • GLOW, Cork's Largest Christmas Festival Opens this Friday December 1 – read more
  • WEEE Ireland, Wisetek Partner to Prioritise the Secure Recycling of Irish Data Technology – read more
  • The Imperial Express returns to the Imperial Hotel Cork this Christmas, raising funds for the Children’s Leukaemia Association – read more
  • GIY and Energia want to ‘Get Ireland Growing' with €75,000 fund – read more



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Members Offers
Do business with fellow members
Member to Memeber offers
  • Pimbrook SoftwareSage Accounts & Payroll Starter Packread more
  • Altitude Analytics: Learn How Data can Help Your Business, Free Consultation - 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
  • Compass AFM - Macroom: Free Consultation - Reduce your Facilities Management Expenditure -  read more
  • The Logiskills Group: Free Job Specification and Salary advice - read more
  • Energia: Save up to 20% on your energy bills - 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
  • CorkBIC: Applications Open for International Security Accelerator, 30th Nov. - read more
  • Network Cork: Network Cork AGM, 30th Nov. - read more
  • Hayfield Manor: Go Full Irish for Charity - read more
  • The Everyman: Romeo & Juliet & presented by Ballet Ireland, 2nd Dec. - read more
  • MUSICA Orchestra:  Lunchtime Concert, 3rd Dec. - read more
  • Data Compliance and GDPR Seminar, 7th  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
  • Republic of Work: Lunch & Learn:Your Job Specs–A suitable first impression?- Liam O'Callaghan, 12th Dec. - read more
  • Enable Ireland:  Fire & Ice Ball, 16th Dec. - read more
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