Economic Trends - Economic Trends Q3 - 2020 https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/ en-us 20 Oct 2020 02:49:06 IST 20 Oct 2020 02:49:06 IST https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/rss.xml Newsweaver conor@corkchamber.ie (Cork Chamber of Commerce) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Budget priorities https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/kq44vve4wyj?lang=en?rss=true 16 Jul 2020 12:00:00 IST 48cc6f7b6a8a51ba4ac3ebe595738825 ARTICLE_2_COLUMN-clone-30206874-20190308-164015 <p><img src="http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/ad/35fdb542ad330c265d2fc2.jpg" style="margin: 0px;" width="476" height="346" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="" /></p> Budget priorities https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1m43zy2wwck?lang=en?rss=true "Undoubtedly the Covid-19 pandemic has initiated dramatic changes to how we work,with 21% of responding businesses reporting >90% of employees are now working from home. When asked on the expected return date to the office, and taking account that survey responses were gathered over the last two weeks of September and before the current public health guidance advise, 19% reported that employees were at that stage returning to the office with more returning in the coming 2-3 months, however 18% expected this return from January 2021 onwards." Paula Cogan, President, Cork Chamber 16 Jul 2020 12:00:00 IST 5c8ece6d0fe5b1fed090f3a0c97fd90e ARTICLE_2_COLUMN-clone-30206874-20190308-164015 <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #333333;"><em>"Undoubtedly the Covid-19 pandemic has initiated dramatic changes to how we work,with 21% of responding businesses reporting >90% of employees are now working from home. When asked on the expected return date to the office, and taking account that survey responses were gathered over the last two weeks of September and before the current public health guidance advise, 19% reported that employees were at that stage returning to the office with more returning in the coming 2-3 months, however 18% expected this return from January 2021 onwards."</em> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #333333;"><strong>Paula Cogan</strong>, President, Cork Chamber</span></p> iNTRODUCTION https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1pvwei4xuyd?lang=en?rss=true The third economic trends survey of 2020 captured the sentiment of the Cork business community as we transitioned from the initial shock waves of the Covid-19 pandemic to a considerably altered business operating landscape across the region and country. In our latest economic trends we report on business experiences during July, August and September, and the outlook for the fourth and final quarter of 2020. We also report on the changes made to work practices as a result of Covid-19, the return to offices, and connectivity across the county to fibre broadband. "Businesses across the county have been under immeasurable stress since the onset of the pandemic. While navigating what is completely uncharted territory, the latest trends reflect the growing concern of the business community as they seek-out a degree of certainty" Paula Cogan, President Cork Chamber. 03 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT 8d1b11ffe4361265c804295c34abc5f9 ARTICLE_1_COLUMN-clone-30205334-20190411-094627 <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #00717a;">The third economic trends survey of 2020 captured the sentiment of the Cork business community as we transitioned from the initial shock waves of the Covid-19 pandemic to a considerably altered business operating landscape across the region and country. In our latest economic trends we report on business experiences during July, August and September, and the outlook for the fourth and final quarter of 2020. We also report on the changes made to work practices as a result of Covid-19, the return to offices, and connectivity across the county to fibre broadband.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><em><span style="color: #008080; font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #00717a; font-weight: 500; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">"Businesses across the county have been under immeasurable stress since the onset of the pandemic. While navigating what is completely uncharted territory, the latest trends reflect the growing concern of the business community as they seek-out a degree of certainty" <strong>Paula <span style="color: #00717a;">Cogan</span>, President Cork Chamber.</strong></span></span></em></p> THREATS TO BUSINESS https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1w5t0clxxah?lang=en?rss=true 1. COVID-19 2. Changing consumer spending / reduced orders 3. Brexit Unsurprisingly, and reflecting the responses of Q1 and Q2, Covid-19 remains the number 1 threat to business growth, with the re-emergence of Brexit, which last featured on this list in Q4 2019. 03 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT 08b60c3d9b9785508d38a19a83820584 ARTICLE_1_COLUMN-clone-30206862-20190411-101804 <p><span style="font-size: 20px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">1. COVID-19</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 20px;">2. Changing consumer spending / reduced orders </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 20px;">3. Brexit</span></p> <p> </p> <p>Unsurprisingly, and reflecting the responses of Q1 and Q2, Covid-19 remains the number 1 threat to business growth, with the re-emergence of Brexit, which last featured on this list in Q4 2019.</p> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/9f/b8093b73af83780d0a2396.jpg View Full Results https://www.corkchamber.ie/economic-trends/ prize winner https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/h3t1td0s00r?lang=en?rss=true Thank You Our thanks to everyone taking the time to complete this survey. Your feedback helps us build a more resilient economy for Cork. The winner of our Q2 participants prize is Ciara Crossan, CEO, Wedding Dates who will receive a €150 Cork Chamber giftcard. 16 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST ce82ad92dedb732e88d0ab5e7e1f1b0f ARTICLE_1_COLUMN-clone-30206862-20190411-101804 <p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><strong>Thank You </strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><em>Our thanks to everyone taking the time to complete this survey. Your feedback helps us build a more resilient economy for Cork.  </em><em>The winner of our Q2 participants prize is Ciara Crossan, CEO, Wedding Dates who will receive a<strong> €150 Cork Chamber giftcard.</strong></em></p> Business Confidence https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1hlouc3qk66?lang=en?rss=true 06 Apr 2020 12:00:00 IST df7a80522c5c14090b00b0d2a17de168 ARTICLE_2_COLUMN-clone-30206864-20190411-110315 <p><img src="http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/e0/a13423233d19c9643f4682.jpg" style="margin: 0px;" width="485" height="138" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="" /></p> Business Confidence https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1enschfb94y?lang=en?rss=true The latest survey reports a downturn in the percentage of businesses reporting confidence to 68%, from 73% in Q2 2020. For context, business confidence had been at 93% at the close of 2019. 16 Jul 2020 12:00:00 IST 73057e1b4ab104d1ae8f7c69f02ea8ea ARTICLE_2_COLUMN-clone-30206864-20190411-110315 <p><strong><span style="color: #00759a;">The latest survey reports a downturn in the percentage of businesses reporting confidence to 68%, from 73% in Q2 2020.</span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: 500; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">For context, business confidence had been at 93% at the close of 2019. </span></p> View results on Turnover & Net Profit https://www.corkchamber.ie/economic-trends/ Employment Outlook https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/15knbluqk5d?lang=en?rss=true 03 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT c635696e73601d31129beaf5b9a07412 ARTICLE_2_COLUMN-clone-30206874-20190411-110611 <p><img src="http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/81/084e553964612ccb0c8dd0.jpg" style="margin: 0px;" width="385" height="197" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="" /></p> Employment Outlook https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1q2600snk3g?lang=en?rss=true In Q3 36% of businesses reported a decrease to employee numbers There has been a decrease to 22% in businesses expecting to reduce employee numbers in the 12 months ahead, from 33% in Q2. We report an increase in businesses reporting open vacancies to 32%, from 17% in Q2. 03 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT 05f27ce5b614561ceeef5836c1f4e571 ARTICLE_2_COLUMN-clone-30206874-20190411-110611 <div style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff; border-radius: 0px;"> </div> <div style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff; border-radius: 0px;"><strong><span style="color: #993366;">In Q3 36% of businesses reported a decrease to employee numbers </span> </strong></div> <div style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff; border-radius: 0px;"> </div> <div style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff; border-radius: 0px;">There has been a decrease to 22% in businesses expecting to reduce employee numbers in the 12 months ahead, from 33% in Q2. We report an increase in businesses reporting open vacancies to 32%, from 17% in Q2.</div> <div style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; background-color: #ffffff; border-radius: 0px;"> </div> More on Employment Outlook https://www.corkchamber.ie/economic-trends/ International Women's Day Breakfast https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/kjhjjj1v46g?lang=en?rss=true Fri 8th March | 7:30am–9.00am | The Montenotte Hotel Cork Chamber Skillnet are delighted to partner with Gillian McGrath of Change Grow Succeed to deliver this unique interactive breakfast event. Designed to empower women by identifying 3 ways in which women can re-purpose their thoughts and behaviours to maximise their talents and take the next step in the workplace. The theme of International Women's Day 2019 is #BalanceForBetter and is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. Better Balance means Better Business. Places are limited, so register early! 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT 86afca10384185083cc368edfad74674 Free Event <p>Fri 8<sup>th</sup> March | 7:30am–9.00am | The Montenotte Hotel</p> <p> </p> <p>Cork Chamber Skillnet are delighted to partner with Gillian McGrath of Change Grow Succeed to deliver this unique interactive breakfast event. Designed to empower women by identifying 3 ways in which women can re-purpose their thoughts and behaviours to maximise their talents and take the next step in the workplace.</p> <p> </p> <p><em>The theme of International Women's Day 2019 is #<strong>BalanceForBetter</strong> and is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. Better Balance means Better Business. </em></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>Places are limited, so register early!</p> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/6f/dffbf0d019a4461ec6b14d.jpg Register Free https://www.corkchamber.ie/course/international-womens-day-breakfast-e-intention-shapes-change/ Productivity using MS Outlook https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/tu23faegtc4?lang=en?rss=true A course designed to revolutionise your productivity in your everyday work. 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT 88aa624293ccbb6670123087a9d08b2c Members €175/Non-members €195 <p>A course designed to revolutionise your productivity in your everyday work.</p> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/9a/cff24a3c0b5fd4998972f6.jpg Book Now https://www.corkchamber.ie/course/practical-productivity-using-outlook-2019/ March Business Breakfast https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/kfoyfamahfg?lang=en?rss=true Thurs 7th March | 7:30am–9.00am | Cork International Hotel Cork Chamber is delighted to host Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director of Cork Airport as the guest speaker, in association with the Irish Examiner. 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT 7cdfb5fa07bb935a36c8220222cdf66d Members €25/Non-members €50 <p><span style="color: #333333;">Thurs 7<sup>th</sup> March | 7:30am–9.00am | Cork International Hotel</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #333333;">Cork Chamber is delighted to host Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director of Cork Airport as the guest speaker, in association with the Irish Examiner.</span></p> <p><!-- Read More Spacer --></p> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/13/684257febaa0d37018843a.jpg Read More https://chamber.corkchamber.ie/events/details/march-business-breakfast-2019-featuring-niall-maccarthy-cork-airport-15501 Networking at Noon at Glandore’s New Office https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/4k3mpdy0i5z?lang=en?rss=true Tues 12th March | 12.00pm–1.30pm | Glandore, City Quarter, Lapps Quay, Cork Set in the heart of Cork’s central business district, Glandore’s newest workspace is stylish, contemporary and ideally positioned. 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT ae4d6d830211686f639a9d6078b357ad Free for Cork Chamber Members <p><span style="color: #333333;">Tues 12<sup>th</sup> March | 12.00pm–1.30pm | Glandore, City Quarter, Lapps Quay, Cork</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #333333;">Set in the heart of Cork’s central business district, Glandore’s newest workspace is stylish, contemporary and ideally positioned.</span></p> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/6c/84e6e22b3c6ce8d37f5a9e.jpg Read More https://chamber.corkchamber.ie/events/details/networking-at-noon-at-glandore-s-new-office-space-15485 Brexit & Business https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/294jo3tolof?lang=en?rss=true Brexit and Certificates of Origin Certificates of Origin for goods arriving in the UK coming from third countries... where to Irish companies stand? Brexit Resources Information, seminars and contact points to help you be Brexit ready. 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT 049eaba00f2f416cc3652f17c764cfb8 Special Weekly Series: 3 of 7 <p><span style="color: #333333;"><strong>Brexit and Certificates of Origin</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;">Certificates of Origin for goods arriving in the UK coming from third countries... where to Irish companies stand?</span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;"><strong>Brexit Resources</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;">Information, seminars and contact points to help you be Brexit ready.</span></p> <p><strong>Brexit and Certificates of Origin</strong></p> <p>We are informed that at present UK Customs authorities do not require Certificates of Origin for goods arriving in the UK coming from third countries. Therefore Irish goods arriving in the UK post Brexit/’no-deal’ are not likely to require a Certificate of Origin. However, companies in the UK may request a Certificate of Origin depending on their individual needs (re-exporting etc). If your company exports to the UK we encourage you to register with us now for Export Documentation. </p> <p>Be export ready. Discuss your requirements with our Export Documentation Manager, <a href="mailto:imelda@corkchamber.ie">Imelda</a>.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Brexit Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li>Seminar, Revenue Commissioners: <a href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/foohkdtp7g3/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Upcoming Brexit Information seminar</a>: Cork, Feb 26th</li> <li>Seminar, HSA: <span style="font-size: 13px;"><a href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/t2gafwyacj1/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Implications on Supply/Use of Chemicals, Machinery and Products</a> Feb 28th </span></li> </ul> <ul> <li>Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation: <a href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1i220o0i73x/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Getting Brexit Ready</a></li> <li>Enterprise Ireland –<a href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/18wfr21oxx4/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Prepare for Brexit</a></li> <li>European Commission <a href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/3t7idy8tiin/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Brexit Preparedness Notices</a></li> <li>Chambers Ireland – <a href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1zghf7h4chn/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Brexit information</a></li> <li>UK Government - <a href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1vxsk9g6lxy/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instructions on Classifications of Goods & Tarrifs</a></li> </ul> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/11/1517d34ceacf261d082239.jpg N40 | Dunkettle | N28 Progress Update https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/11ih8aw5bo8?lang=en?rss=true Updates on progress of the following road improvements Dunkettle Interchange Project. Advance Works at Silversprings. Advance Works at Little Island Interchange. N28 Works at Shannonpark, Raffeen Junction. N40 Intelligent Transport System. 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT 27615fecc82d43b9a38df1f1c8648ddb <p><span style="color: #333333;">Updates on progress of the following road improvements</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: #333333;">Dunkettle Interchange Project. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;">Advance Works at Silversprings.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;">Advance Works at Little Island Interchange.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;">N28 Works at Shannonpark, Raffeen Junction.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;">N40 Intelligent Transport System.</span></li> </ul> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/aa/8e0003546faa1e01398875.jpg Read More https://www.dunkettle.ie/newsletters Latest Member Offers https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1nghd8d9ai4?lang=en?rss=true 10-20% Discount on Online Training for Cork Chamber Members [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/4stclttah5p/external ] Free €50 worth of Blue Credits when you join BlueBiz [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/2x3lxx057sh/external ] Learn about Uillean Ceoil and read about their 10% Special Offer [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1thdt1w9fwm/external ] All offers can be submitted through the Member's Area of our website. 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT ebadd30091e8657e3440de03d2f2e081 <ul> <li><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/4stclttah5p/external"><span style="text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;">10-20% Discount on Online Training for Cork Chamber Members</span></a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/2x3lxx057sh/external">Free €50 worth of Blue Credits when you join BlueBiz</a></span></span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1thdt1w9fwm/external"><span style="text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;">Learn about Uillean Ceoil and read about their 10% Special Offer</span></span></a></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>All offers can be submitted through the Member's Area of our website.</strong></span></p> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/0f/2b9898cfe7d7db89b38cb0.jpg See all offers https://chamber.corkchamber.ie/hotdeals Upcoming Member Events https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1f3kfvbvz9w?lang=en?rss=true Pure Cork Industry Day: At Vienna Woods Hotel 27th February [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/dtj559m3kk5/external ] The Health and Safety Authority: Brexit and the Implications on Supply and Use of Chemicals, Machinery and Products in Irish Businesses February 28th [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1j07ch2mcrl/external ] UCC: Inaugural Musgrave Guest lecture on Food Authenticity 28th February [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/lh62oe6tsu8/external ] Oesophageal Cancer Fund's: Lollipop Day- Oesophageal Cancer main fundraising event 1st-2nd March [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1qccdqhpzyy/external ] The Metropole Hotel: Dress For Success Fashion Show March 1st [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/stlqjsvjz11/external ] Triskel: Sonic Youth- 30 years of Daydream Nation for one night only 1st March [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/j8k3gyoijqm/external ] Clayton Hotel Sliversprings: Cork arc Spring Ball in association with Sunshine and Umbrellas March 1st [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/4kupjfnkv5j/external ] EY: Future of Finance with EY, Ibec and Cliff Baty, CFO, Manchester United 5th March [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/24ysk6cathn/external ] Elm Tree Glounthaune: Warm up to CHELTENHAM Event 6th March [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/llfqcvyj4lc/external ] Network Cork: The Business of Books 6th March [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1o9fjjl6hcm/external ] National Recruitment Federation: NRF Conference 14th March [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/5tprmw0ncg3/external ] Cork University Business School: CUBS CONFERENCE 2019 - LEADING THE WAY 13th March [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/pxg07ybudbf/external ] 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT f72b55054f1d4e915bfc9e9e8dcb5bc4 <ul> <li><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Pure Cork Industry Day: </strong><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/dtj559m3kk5/external">At Vienna Woods Hotel 27th February </a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>The Health and Safety Authority: </strong><span style="font-family: Catamaran, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1j07ch2mcrl/external">Brexit and the Implications on Supply and Use of Chemicals, Machinery and Products in Irish Businesses February 28th</a> </span></span></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000;"><strong><span style="font-family: Catamaran, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">UCC: </span></span></strong><span style="font-family: Catamaran, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/lh62oe6tsu8/external">Inaugural Musgrave Guest lecture on Food Authenticity 28th February</a> </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; font-size: 13px;"><strong><span style="text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;">Oesophageal Cancer Fund's: </span></span></span></strong><span style="text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1qccdqhpzyy/external">Lollipop Day- Oesophageal Cancer main fundraising event 1st-2nd March</a> </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>The Metropole Hotel:</strong> <a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/stlqjsvjz11/external">Dress For Success Fashion Show March 1st </a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Triskel: </strong>Sonic Youth<strong>- </strong><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/j8k3gyoijqm/external">30 years of Daydream Nation for one night only 1st March</a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Clayton Hotel Sliversprings: </strong><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/4kupjfnkv5j/external">Cork arc Spring Ball in association with Sunshine and Umbrellas March 1st</a> </span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>EY: </strong><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/24ysk6cathn/external"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;">Future of Finance with EY, Ibec and Cliff Baty, CFO, Manchester United 5th March </span></span></a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;">Elm Tree Glounthaune: </span></span></strong><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/llfqcvyj4lc/external"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center; float: none; display: inline;">Warm up to CHELTENHAM Event 6th March </span></span></span></a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center; float: none; display: inline;">Network Cork:</span></span></span></strong><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1o9fjjl6hcm/external"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center; float: none; display: inline;"> The Business of Books 6th March </span></span></span></a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>National Recruitment Federation: </strong><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/5tprmw0ncg3/external">NRF Conference 14th March</a> </span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Cork University Business School: </strong><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/pxg07ybudbf/external"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 13px; text-align: left; float: none; display: inline;">CUBS CONFERENCE 2019 - LEADING THE WAY 13th March </span></span></a></span></li> </ul> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/b6/ace595105473e8d4f7ef15.jpg See full list of member events https://chamber.corkchamber.ie/events/ Member News https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/vy9iwxiy7r9?lang=en?rss=true Translit Secures 500K Funding [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/5mvvhv5x9am/external ] Visit Cork Tourism Industry Seminar at Vienna Woods Country House [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/y10egi38nm1/external ] Marymount Announced as Cork Airport's 2019 Charity of the Year [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/bb76hqxpi0n/external ] Mardyke Arena UCC Nominated for Upcoming Nutramino Health and Fitness Awards [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1q1eu8255mz/external ] Cork University Business School Announce the Annual CUBS Conference 2019- Leading the way to a Brighter Future [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/6dfozhyhh7m/external ] IHF Cork Reveal Results of Annual Cork Hotel Surveys [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1gob8rmni04/external ] 120 VMware Employee's give back to their Local Community [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/rpz3te1unll/external ] Cork Airport hosts Top European Aviation Forum [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/qy3iec0ihns/external ] Pimbrook Selected as Sage Partner of the Year 2018 [ https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1g5x49f1cvf/external ] 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT e75775a903e3466e339ef11b1946d30a <ul> <li><span style="color: #333333;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/5mvvhv5x9am/external">Translit Secures 500K Funding</a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/y10egi38nm1/external">Visit Cork Tourism Industry Seminar at Vienna Woods Country House</a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/bb76hqxpi0n/external">Marymount Announced as Cork Airport's 2019 Charity of the Year</a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1q1eu8255mz/external">Mardyke Arena UCC Nominated for Upcoming Nutramino Health and Fitness Awards</a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/6dfozhyhh7m/external">Cork University Business School Announce the Annual CUBS Conference 2019- Leading the way to a Brighter Future</a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1gob8rmni04/external">IHF Cork Reveal Results of Annual Cork Hotel Surveys  </a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/rpz3te1unll/external">120 VMware Employee's give back to their Local Community </a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/qy3iec0ihns/external">Cork Airport hosts Top European Aviation Forum </a></span></li> <li><span style="color: #333333;"><a style="color: #333333;" href="https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1g5x49f1cvf/external">Pimbrook Selected as Sage Partner of the Year 2018 </a></span></li> </ul> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/35/4dcaa626a3966a4b2d19e3.jpg See more news https://chamber.corkchamber.ie/news/category/Member%20News Pure Cork Industry Day https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/142gij57xjo?lang=en?rss=true Wednesday 27th February | 0:30am-1:30pm | Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire This an open invitation to any businesses involved in tourism in Cork and will include Pure Cork’s plans for 2019. Panel discussions will be chaired by Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications of Cork Airport. 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT 90b43a9930e5a64bd99400748e38b8e7 <p><span style="color: #333333;">Wednesday 27<sup>th</sup> February | 0:30am-1:30pm | Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #333333;">This an open invitation to any businesses involved in tourism in Cork and will include Pure Cork’s plans for 2019.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #333333;">Panel discussions will be chaired by Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications of Cork Airport.</span></p> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/52/07d5bf8a50ba8d84fe013d.png Register Free https://purecork.clr.events/event/127935:visit-cork-industry-day Build Ourselves & Others https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1qivpfzb249?lang=en?rss=true Build greater self-confidence, strengthen your people skills and enhance communication skills 21 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT 5ef7b1e046c68af6cf7ea4a49b275c72 Members €1200/Non-Members €1400 <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Build greater self-confidence, st</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">rengthen your people skills and e</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">nhance communication skills</span></p> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/6d/5f14695306bc5d27f047f0.jpg Book Now https://www.corkchamber.ie/course/build-ourselves-others-world-renowned-dale-carnegie-immersion-programme/ Leading High-Performance Teams https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/93gug5zkzaf?lang=en?rss=true This 3-day explores leadership styles central to developing high performance teams. 21 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT e9b117882f32106925100456bf01d150 Members €685/Non-Members €735 <p><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; border-color: #ebebeb; font-weight: 500; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff;">This 3-day explores leadership styles central to developing high performance teams.</span><span style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; border-color: #ebebeb; font-weight: 500; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></span></p> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/c2/5846a20adadc1388016ed6.jpg Read More https://www.corkchamber.ie/course/building-and-leading-high-performance-teams-2019/ No-Deal preparation for Irish Businesses https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/828pglmvqqe?lang=en?rss=true The heightening uncertainty surrounding a Brexit ‘deal’ or ‘no deal’ has regrettably amplified in recent weeks. With the possibility of a no deal becoming more tangible, Chambers Ireland have developed an information factsheet for business to help you navigate this unchartered territory. Read more 11 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT 873ea8062c7372b72be7102a316f5d3c <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">The heightening uncertainty surrounding a Brexit ‘deal’ or ‘no deal’ has regrettably amplified in recent weeks. With the possibility of a no deal becoming more tangible, Chambers Ireland have developed an information factsheet for business to help you navigate this unchartered territory. <u>Read more</u></span></p> http://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/8881/7e/201b0a576fa8e75edcbda3.jpg Read More http://www.chambers.ie/policy/chamber-manifesto-eu-elections-2019.html Q1 2019 Trends Survey https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1eqg0mpyvrp?lang=en?rss=true 08 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT 3cbed7abdde8b75c632cc25cf4eb9d1e TOP 3 THREATS TO BUSINESS GROWTH https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/1p6jgjfaze3?lang=en?rss=true Very similar to the last quarter with the only variance being the replacement of cost competitiveness with changing consumer spending/ reduced orders. Brexit Managing cashflow Changing consumer spending/reduced orders 08 Apr 2019 12:00:00 IST 7da53c3458132a83a0555c3dd1bb0d4c <p>Very similar to the last quarter with the only variance being the replacement of cost competitiveness with changing consumer spending/ reduced orders.</p> <ol> <li>Brexit</li> <li>Managing cashflow</li> <li>Changing consumer spending/reduced orders</li> </ol> Employment Outlook https://corkchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/92gv4l1ukx/a85medad59p?lang=en?rss=true 11 Apr 2019 12:00:00 IST ce926d168b79743677e4d0feb9985e74