Jun 16

Kilkenny Business Show with Stephen Kelly 12/06/14

Kilkenny Chamber Chief Executive John Hurley speaking to Stephen Kelly about upcoming Innovation Bootcamp on 20/06/14 and the Kilkenny Chamber Gift Voucher Scheme

 

Check out more videos on Kilkenny.com

Jun 12

Innovation Bootcamp- NUI Maynooth

EDEN Innovation Bootcamp KilkennyInnovation Bootcamp- NUI Maynooth, Kilkenny Campus

Date: 20th June 2014

Time: 10.00am

1. Business Model Innovation

2.Think Visually

3. Problem Solving & Entrepreneurship

May 30

Kilkenny Business Show with Stephen Kelly 30/05/14

Kilkenny Chamber President Martin Costello and Chief Executive John Hurley speaking to Stephen Kelly
Check out more videos on Kilkenny.com

 

May 09

2014 Inter Company Golf Challenge

2014 Inter Company Golf Winners

2014 Inter Company Golf Winners- Ulster Bank Team, David Nolan, Larry Morrissey, Liam Nolan & Liam A Nolan pictured here with Kilkenny Chamber President Martin Costello.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Inter Company Golf Challenge. Ulster Bank: David Nolan, Larry Morrissey, Liam Nolan & Liam A Nolan pictured here with Kilkenny Chamber President Martin Costello.

Apr 25

Martin Costello President and John Hurley CEO

Martin Costello, President and John Hurley CEO, Kilkenny Chamber

Martin Costello (President) and John Hurley (CEO).  Photo: Pat Moore.

Martin Costello (President) and John Hurley (CEO) of Kilkenny Chamber pictured after the 2014 AGM in the Newpark Hotel.

Apr 14

Shop Local Campaign

Shop LocalSUPPORT THE KILKENNY CHAMBER ‘SHOP LOCAL’ CAMPAIGN .

Kilkenny Chamber Shopping Voucher.

Use it to reward your loyal hardworking staff…incentivise your staff or use it for your business clients, family or friends. They are also ideal for Birthdays, Parties, Weddings, Anniversaries etc.

It is now accepted in over 100 stores and outlets in Kilkenny. See www.Kilkennychamber.ie for list of shops/outlets accepting Chamber Shopping Vouchers.

Do remember that under the government gift scheme that a cash reward of €250 will cost you €500 whereas a ‘Shop Local’ Chamber voucher of the same cash value will cost you ONLY €250.

Also Chamber does not charge any commission or fees unlike other national voucher schemes who charge up to 13% and more. Use the Kilkenny Currency –Chamber Shopping Vouchers.10

Support local employment and jobs in Kilkenny. Supporting local business ensures the fabric, heritage and culture of Kilkenny for generations to come. We now have the easy to pay online facility up and running at Kilkenny Chamber.

The Kilkenny Chamber ‘Shop Local’ Shopping Voucher Scheme is fully endorsed and supported by the Borough Council Municipal Policy Committee, Kilkenny City Centre Business Association, Kilkenny Business Club, Rotary, Kilkenny Tourism, Kilkenny Hotels & Restaurants and Destination Kilkenny50

Contact John at john
or 056-77 52 767 or 087-276 8779 for further details.

 

 

 

Mar 15

AIB Chief Executive David Duffy speaking at the Kilkenny Chamber Spring Lunch

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AIB Chief Executive David Duffy speaking at the Kilkenny Chamber Spring Lunch in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel on 13/03/14.

Mar 01

Kilkenny Chamber President’s Lunch

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Dominick Chillcott, CMG, British Ambassador to Ireland pictured with Donie Butler, President of Kilkenny Chamber and Henry Shefflin, Bank of Ireland at the Kilkenny Chamber President’s Lunch in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel on 28/02/14.

Feb 25

Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly

Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly

 

 

 

Irish Cities and Towns at a Glance

An important new online interactive tool which examines the socio-economic performance of Ireland’s Gateways and Hubs cities and towns is now available following a launch in the Custom House, Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government today, Friday 21st February. The interactive tool tells the story at an easy glance as to how the Cities and Towns designated as Gateways and Hubs under the National Spatial Strategy (NSS) are performing in terms of economic and social development. The dashboard or interactive tool is available on the Regional Assemblies websites (www.bmwassembly.ie[1] and www.seregassembly.ie[2]).

The Index was published by the Border, Midland and Western (BMW) Regional Assembly and the Southern and Eastern (S&E) Regional Assembly and can be now accessed on the All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) data platform hosted by the National Institute for Regional, Spatial and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) at NUI Maynooth. The Regional Assemblies collaborated with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in the production of the Index and the next phase will see the development of a mapping module which will be embedded in the Department’s myplan[3] website.

The Index establishes what is termed the functional area of each of the urban centres studied.  This methodology acknowledges that the economic reach of the cities and towns extends beyond the administrative boundaries and includes a number of contiguous electoral districts. While the geographic reach is subject to change over time based on development factors the Index provides a valuable aid for policy-makers as to the influence the urban core has on its hinterland. Spatial and socio-economic planning can benefit from this analysis, allowing for a greater emphasis on place-making planning policies to enable a more informed approach to managing diverse growth patterns, agglomeration effects and developmental challenges.

Speaking at the launch, Mr Stephen Blair, Director of the S&E Regional Assembly said “given the vast amount of useful data contained in the Development Index we were very keen to bring it to a wider audience to make the material as accessible as possible. Therefore we were delighted to work with our colleagues in NUI Maynooth who are experts in this area of presenting complex data in an attractive and understandable fashion, using modern computer technology. We hope that the fruits of this collaboration in the form of this dashboard will be widely used”

Mr Gerry Finn, Director, BMW Regional Assembly welcoming the addition of the online tool, said “the update of the Index has resulted in the collation of a rich seam of data that merits sharing on as wide a basis as possible. The dashboard represents our commitment towards open source data sharing arising from the Gateways and Hubs study and brings the data to as wide an audience as possible”.

Speaking at the launch, Prof Jim Walsh, Vice President, NUI Maynooth said “This valuable new digital resource is an important step forward in understanding and monitoring the development of our key cities, towns and associated hinterlands. The results from the Index will allow for far greater integrated and informed decision making and more accurate forward planning. Disseminating the results in such an accessible format will also encourage an increased level of citizen engagement in the planning and development process.”

Note to Editors

The Gateways of Dundalk, Galway, Letterkenny, Midland and Sligo and four Hubs, Hub Ballina-Castlebar (linked Hub) Cavan, Monaghan and Tuam are located in the BMW Region. The Gateways of Cork, Dublin, Limerick-Shannon and Waterford are located in the S&E Region as are the Hub towns of Ennis, Kilkenny, Tralee-Killarney (linked Hub), Mallow and Wexford.

Future Analytics Consulting was commissioned by the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly and the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly to update the Gateway Development Index 2009. The resulting Gateways and Hubs Development Index (GHDI) 2012 was published in May 2013 and was launched by Ms Jan O’Sullivan, T.D. Minister of State, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government with special responsibility for Housing and Planning

Please contact:

Stephen Blair, S&E Regional Assembly, T: +353 51 860700

Gerry Finn, BMW Regional Assembly, T: + 353 94 986 2970

Derville Brennan, S&E Regional Assembly, M: + 353 87 7793755

Adrian O’Donoghue, BMW Regional Assembly, M: + 353 87 212 0307



[1] http://www.bmwassembly.ie/Gateways%20and%20Hubs%20Report/index.html

[2] http://www.seregassembly.ie/en/info/GHDI

[3] http://www.myplan.ie/en/index.html

Feb 06

Carlow Kilkenny Training Skillnet

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Carlow Kilkenny Training Skillnet
We are delighted to announce that Skillnets has been allocated additional funding by the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation for a new Management Works initiative the aim of which is to deliver a subsidised two day training programme to help business owners to improve their capabilities in relation to presenting their business case when seeking to raise finance for their firm.
The programme includes two 1 to 1 mentoring sessions with qualified advisers and is available to sole traders, farmers, small business owners and the key business staff of SME’s for the subsidised price of €250 per person. We believe this bespoke programme will greatly benefit our Skillnet members as this is a unique offering not currently available to Irish SME’s.
How will this programme benefit your business?
• Raise your awareness of the sources of finance available
• Increase your confidence and ability to discuss your firm’s finances
• Increase your confidence and ability to make a case for securing finance for your business
• Increase your understanding of how banks are assessing credit applications in a non-asset backed application
• Raise your awareness of how the Credit Review Office might assist your business in the event that an application for credit is declined
Carlow Dates for this programme are:
Training Day One: 26th of March
Training Day Two: 16th of April

Talbot Hotel, Portlaoise Road, Carlow
Please go to: http://www.managementworks.ie/ for course schedule and a detailed programme outline. If you require more information please call Skillnets on 01 2079630 and ask to speak to Niamh.
Carlow Kilkenny Training Skillnet
We are delighted to announce that Skillnets has been allocated additional funding by the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation for a new Management Works initiative the aim of which is to deliver a subsidised two day training programme to help business owners to improve their capabilities in relation to presenting their business case when seeking to raise finance for their firm.
The programme includes two 1 to 1 mentoring sessions with qualified advisers and is available to sole traders, farmers, small business owners and the key business staff of SME’s for the subsidised price of €250 per person. We believe this bespoke programme will greatly benefit our Skillnet members as this is a unique offering not currently available to Irish SME’s.
How will this programme benefit your business.
• Raise your awareness of the sources of finance available
• Increase your confidence and ability to discuss your firm’s finances
• Increase your confidence and ability to make a case for securing finance for your business
• Increase your understanding of how banks are assessing credit applications in a non-asset backed application
• Raise your awareness of how the Credit Review Office might assist your business in the event that an application for credit is declined
Carlow Dates for this programme are:
Training Day One: 26th of March
Training Day Two: 16th of April
Talbot Hotel, Portlaoise Road, Carlow
Please go to www.managementworks.ie for course schedule and a detailed programme outline. If you require more information please call Skillnets on 01 2079630 and ask to speak to Niamh.

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