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Keep Discovering Cork

We continue to support our members in the hospitality, tourism, leisure and retail sectors by enjoying staycations, relishing new gastro experiences, soaking up the atmosphere in the city, exploring the great outdoors and supporting local.


Check out the official tourism website for Cork - www.purecork.ie


Here are some members’ news, offers and events in this sector:


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Promoting You
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National Business Machines Ltd

Supporting You
EU Round Table on CETA

CETA is an ambitious and inclusive free trade agreement (FTA) that covers virtually all sectors and aspects of EU-Canada trade and has been operating since Sep 2017.


SME's who are not yet exporting their products or services to Canada but are interested in doing so or already exporting their products or services to Canada but are looking to expand their business are encouraged to attend this virtual event that takes place on Tuesday 21 Sep 2021. Registration deadline is 17 Sep 2021

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Recognising Your Success
FINALISTS OUT NOW: Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2021


Congratulations to all of this year's Finalists!


Bookings are now open for our Awards Ceremony which will take place on Friday 1st October. Book your place HERE!


Media Partner:

Irish Examiner

Representing You
Submission to Budget 2022
Supports, housing, infrastructure and education key to balancing economic conditions

Budget 2022 has the potential to provide a clear route to recovery after almost two years of COVID-19 related restrictions which curtailed, limited and severely challenged business.


The supports put in place over the course of the pandemic have had an immense role in stabilising the economy and preserving business confidence, but to maintain this momentum a number of further actions are required. Our pre-budget submission is now available to view online.

Cork Bike Week - Get involved!

The week-long celebration of cycling is taking place throughout Cork City and County this week, and you can still get involved and enjoy some of the many events taking place. 


Looking for bike parking, or keen to find some new routes to cycle? As part of Cork City Council’s ‘Re-imagining Cork City’ programme and in support of a city of sustainable urban growth, this map features information on the installation of bike parking facilities  View the Cork City Bicycle Parking & Routes here 

Connecting You
Cyber Security: Threat Management
Thurs 16th Sept | 11am | Online

Are you Cyber Aware? During this session Howard Shortt, Director of Forensics/IT Security at Grant Thornton will discuss cyber security and help you understand 'what is a threat?'


No matter how you connect to the internet – there is always a risk. If you are connecting from home or in the office – the risk is ever present.


This webinar, through presenting practical examples, aims to help you become more aware of the risks and how best to mitigate them.

A Practical Planned Approach to Returning to the Workplace: HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety Considerations
Tues 21st Sept | 10am | Online

This informative session in association with Adare Human Resource Management will feature Sarah Fagan, Consulting Practice Manager and experienced Human Resources and Employment Law practitioner. 


Find out practical considerations for your return to work plan and gain the knowledge to provide guidance for your business on Work Safety Protocols and critical HR measures.s

Sustainable Cork Programme: Design for Sustainability - Future Ways of Living
Fri 24th Sept | 11am | Online

This webinar will feature Fiona Kearney, Director, The Glucksman, Ailbhe Cunningham, Registered Architect MRIAI, Printmaker and Photographer, TEST SITE, Kyrl’s Quay, Amy Keogh, Architect, Founding Director & Creative Director, Design POP and Garrett O’ Rourke,Training Network Manager, Cork Chamber Skillnet and will look to local examples of the New European Bauhaus concept in action - the European environmental, economic and cultural initiative launched in January 2021 which seeks to combine innovative design with concrete actions tackling climate change.

Cork Chamber CONNECTS with Dublin Chamber
Tues 28th Sept | 12pm | Online

This interactive networking session will allow Cork Chamber members to connect with Dublin Chamber members, as part of our Cork Chamber CONNECTS series!

Book now to make meaningful connections with other businesses and like-minded individuals outside of our region. Don't miss this ideal opportunity to break away from the day to day tasks to network and chat with fellow businesses near and far! 

Advancing You
UK Announce Extension on New Boarder Controls for EU Goods

New boarder controls that were meant to come into effect starting on Oct 1, 2021 has been revised to Jan1, 2022. The UK made the announcement yesterday and released an revised timetable that include but not limited to:

  • The new requirements for Export Health Certificates, which were due to be introduced on 1 October 2021, will now be introduced on 1 July 2022.
  • Phytosanitary Certificates and physical checks on SPS goods at Border Control Posts, due to be introduced on 1 January 2022, will now be introduced on 1 July 2022.

Businesses are encouraged to use this additional time wisely to prepare for the forthcoming changes.

Upskilling You
MS Powerpoint
Member Price €150

Wed 22 Sept | 09:30am-11:00am | 4 mornings


These online webinars have been designed to replace classroom-based training whilst people are required to work from home.  Participants have the option of either attending the live webinars at the scheduled date and time or alternatively can view a recording of the webinar at a time that suits them. 

Influencing & Negotiating Skills
Member Price €145

Wed 6 Oct | 9.30am-4pm


This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand your influencing and negotiating style and to use it to your best advantage. The importance of focused communication and adopting an assertive approach to managing conflict is also highlighted.