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The need for skilled Construction Workers is on the rise
Creating Cork’s IFS Cluster
Subsidised Training
People & Performance Management
Practical Productivity - Microsoft Outlook
February Business Breakfast
Innovation in Sales
"Clock Out and Connect" at Griffith College Cork
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Welcome to the first ChamberLink magazine of 2018, our bi-monthly business magazine keeping you updated with insights, commentary and of course all the latest activities from Cork Chamber. With lots of opportunities to raise your profile and/or promote your business through advertising or editorial features, please contact Deborah for more details  021 4530149 / email


The need for skilled Construction Workers is on the rise

The final Cork Chamber Economic Trends Survey of 2017 reflects the business experiences of Cork Chamber members over the course of October, November and December. The survey gathered information on the financial performance and business experiences of Cork Chamber member organisations, recruitment experiences, and also member opinions on what a City needs to make it attractive for family living.
Cork Chamber CEO, Conor Healy noted, “It is particularly encouraging to see the continued high level of business confidence amongst the Cork business community reported at 95% over Q4 2017, and consistent with that surveyed throughout the past number of years. We are experiencing robust growth across Cork, with exciting new construction projects underway and in planning, and with strong year on year jobs announcements across the region. All in all, this is a very positive time for Cork.”

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Creating Cork’s IFS Cluster
“Towards 5,000 jobs by 2025”

Friday 2nd March (12.30 – 17.00)


Cork Chamber’s Financial Services Forum is partnering with Financial Services Ireland to host a briefing which will take place on Friday, 2 March 2018, in The Clayton Hotel, Cork City.  We are pleased that An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney TD, will join us and give the keynote address.  Thought leaders in the world of finance, business and education will be gathered to discuss Cork and the South-West's exciting potential to grow the IFS cluster in the region. A full agenda will be published shortly. For more information contact Katherine by email

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February Business Breakfast
In Association with the Irish Examiner

Date: Thursday 15th February

Time: 7:30am – 9:30am

Venue: Imperial Hotel

Cost: €25 members / €50 non-members




All businesses have plenty of data at their fingertips, but learning how to analyse and utilise this data is a mystery to many of us. If you want to understand how you can find valuable insights in your data that can help to drive business growth then book your place for “Demystifying Data” now!
We are delighted to have Jason Burns from IBM who has spent several years working in the data and analytics arena and Yvonne Holmes who heads up the Business Performance and Analytics Team at AIB as our guest speakers. On the day we will also have some key case studies, who will bring their experience of data analytics to life and help you gain insight into how data can work for your business.


This event is in association with the Irish Examiner and will be held in partnership with the Chartered Accountants Cork Society.

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Innovation in Sales
In association with Republic of Work

Date: Thursday 22nd February

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: FREE for Cork Chamber members



It’s 2018 and the retail sector has become more than just bricks and mortar. In the past number of years Cork City Centre retailers have been challenged by the increasing popularity of online shopping. To help unite traditional high street shopping and e-commerce there have been a number of new apps and technologies created. Cork Chamber and Republic Of Work are co-hosting an event to launch 3 of the most innovative and diverse. We welcome you to join us to hear more about what they do and how they can help retailers join the future of selling via an online platform. 

Discover more from BambooPointy and Shopless on the night.

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"Clock Out and Connect" at Griffith College Cork

Date: Tuesday 27th February

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Venue: Griffith College Cork

Cost: FREE for Cork Chamber members



Cork Chamber is delighted to invite you to an evening of “divine” networking at the chapel on the grounds of Griffith College Cork.  It’s time to continue the New Year’s Resolutions by coming along and raising your company profile at this event while taking in the stunning views of Cork City from the College’s hilltop location.

Griffith College Cork offers full and part-time third level, higher education degree and masters programmes in Law, Business, Media, Computing Science, Professional Accounting and Pharmaceutical Management. Griffith College Cork is located on a five-acre campus on the grounds of the former Marymount Hospice on Wellington Rd, Cork City.

Make your mark and meet at least 10 new people at this engaging and interactive event, you will not regret it!

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Subsidised Training
People & Performance Management
February 19th - €150 for Chamber Members

Managing teams effectively requires managers to drive themselves and their teams' performances. A truly effective team will be one that is better managed through better planning and better communication. The successful team will also benefit from playing to the strengths of individual members, whilst contributing to overall achievement.


Secure your place here!

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Practical Productivity - Microsoft Outlook
 16th February - €160 for Chamber Members!
  • Would you like to have an EMPTY INBOX at the end of each day?
  • Would you like to schedule realistic days and never have to worry about forgetting to do or follow-up on a piece of work?
  • Would you like to have an organised system that will help you work more effectively on a daily basis?


The Practical Productivity course will provide you a practical and workable solution to managing your workload and time more effectively in the work place!


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Member News
Latest Member News
  • Cork has been chosen as the best city in Europe for business friendliness - read more
  • Reeling in the Best of French Cinema at the Cork French Film Festival – read more
  • National Oncology Symposium in association with Bon Secours Health System & UPMC – read more
  • The well-being revolution: Arup's Cork office achieved WELL Certification – read more
  • Cork Law Firm Rebrands & Restructures for Growth – read more
  • The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Funds investment in Pilot Photonics – read more
  • 'Wonder Woman' Runs for her life for CUH Charity! – read more
  • Lee Travel experience success in Paris for France V Ireland Six Nations – read more
  • Passive House Briefing, Cork – 2018 – read more


You can share a press release to our website through the Member Information Centre (MIC), see on news on our website.

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Members Offers
Latest Member Offers
Member to Memeber offers
  • The Logiskills Group: Free 60 minute on-site consultation - read more
  • Cork Stairlifts: Free Call-out, Free Survey, Free Consultation and up to 10% discount - read more
  • Vanwich Catering / Hannah's Kitchen: Free Sweet Platter with every order of 3 x Regular Sandwich Platters - read more
  • Grandons Toyota: Toyota Proace Van - Keeping your business on the Road! - 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
  • LuminHouse: Investment Opportunity Meeting, 15th Feb. - read more
  • Passive House: Briefing 15th Feb. - read more
  • European Movement Ireland:  Cork | Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe, 22nd Feb. - read more
  • Crawford Art Gallery: Under The Goldie Fish Views of Cork from the Collection until 28th Feb. - read more
  • The Everyman: The Gardener Presented by Graffiti Theatre & The Everyman, 15th & 16th Feb. - read more
  • Grant Thornton: Funding Advisory Services workshops, 20th Feb. - read more
  • IMI: Information Evening, 20th Feb. - read more
  • Geraldine O'Brien: Your Fastrack to Freedom, 20th Feb. - read more
  • IMI: Masterclass - Jonas Ridderstrale, 22nd Feb. - read more
  • The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport President: Meet CILT President Helen Noble at the NMCI, 22nd Feb. - read more
  • Ballymaloe:  Good Living Day, 25th Feb. - read more
  • Cork Pops Orchestra: Evelyn Grant Cork Pops Orchestra Schools Concerts, 1st March - read more
  • The Cork Association for Autism: Light it up Blue Gala Ball, 14th April - 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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