Chamber Membership and what it means for Your Business

Chamber Membership and what it means for Your Business

What is the point in becoming a member of the Ballina Chamber of Commerce you may well ask.

Ballina Chamber is here to support your business. The initiatives that the Chamber has promoted over the previous years has supported businesses in Ballina and the surrounding area.

Ballina Chamber President supports Local

Paul Regan, President of Ballina Chamber is passionate about the Chambers activities and what it can do for the North Mayo town and recently stated in his Christmas address;

“As a member of Ballina Chamber of Commerce your business plays a vital role in ensuring that we can continue to deliver a range of services to help you and your business to progress.
The following events were successfully delivered to our membership and businesses during the year; Business Expos, Seminars and Workshops, Tourism Networking, Embassy Visits, Mayo Business Awards, Breakfast Briefings, Easter and St. Patrick’s Day Festivals, Mayo Day, French Mayo, Samhain Abhainn, Frosty Salmon Festival and many more too numerous to mention. Such events gave businesses an opportunity to network, and participate in a variety of targeted training programmes, as well as working together for the greater good of the Ballina community.”

Mayo Day 2016

Ballina Retailers want Change 

Ballina retailers got together at the start of 2016 and had some very clear objectives moving forward to enhance the shopping experience for customers in Ballina.  Peter Timlin, Chairperson of the Ballina Retail Development Committee outlined a clear vision for the group, commencing with the encouragement of a Shop Local ethos, by launching the Shop Local Chamber Vouchers.

Peter stated it was “an achievement which kept jobs at home this year and demonstrated the pride local people had in their area. Every euro kept in the local economy would be spent locally again. The impact of this initiative was therefore worth €20,000 plus to the local economy and its only in its first two months of operation!”

These vouchers are available throughout the year and make great presents.

Chamber Shopping Vouchers

 

 

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the local business community, and the general public who supported the Shop Local Gift Voucher Initiative, and hope you will continue to support ‘Shop Local’ in 2017.

 

Festivals and Events in Ballina

French Mayo 26/27th August 2016

French Mayo featured live French Pageant under the new cover in the Military Barracks, Food Fleadh Ballina, Town Trad session Trail, and outdoor gig with The Stunning and Kila in August 2016.

 

 

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Mayo Manchester Tradfest 2016, based in Ballina with events throughout  North Mayo region, celebrating the unique links and promoting Tourism and economic growth between Mayo and Manchester.

 

 

 

The Mayo Chamber Business Awards event attracted an attendance of over 350 peoople to Ballina, and Chamber supported festivals enticed over 100,000 visitors to the area.

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Mayo Business Awards attendees and winners Left -Right

Brian Hopkins Mayo Chambers, Alan Maloney Mount Falcon, Willie Ruane CEO Connacht Rugby and guest speaker on the night (and local Ballina man) Neil O’Neil and Stephanie Colombani Westport Chamber and Greg Connolly Ballina Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

Town Centre Health Check

Ballina has also been chosen as one of nine towns in Ireland to participate in pilot programe ‘Town Centre Health Check’, supported by Ballina Chamber, GMIT, Mayo County Council, and Ballina Tidy Towns.

Town Centre Health Check Ballina

Ballina Tourist Office and Ballina Chamber of Commerce New Office

We are also delighted to announce the opening of the new office on Pearse St, (next door to the Old Gem knitting shop, across the road from Jackie Clare Collection) and all are welcome to visit the office in the new year

The chamber’s active participation on numerous forums, and joint committees with local authorities, development agencies and neighbouring Chambers, ensures that the key business issues locally are being represented, and incorporated into the decision making processes within the region We as a chamber will continue to influence all appropriate public and private bodies, and state agencies, in order to facilitate the creation of an environment, and infrastructure in Ballina and its environs which is conducive to the further development of business, industry and commerce.

Ballina Chamber continues to grow its membership and we need your membership to continue this work;

We are the largest business network in Co Mayo, as well as playing a vital part in Mayo Chambers, chaired by Ballina Chamber PRO; Brian Hopkins. Brian represents the people and business community of Ballina and County Mayo at various nationwide meetings especially the N4/N5 project, and the Atlantic Economic Corridor. Mayo Chamber aims to be the prime representative forum for businesses in Co Mayo. As part of Ballina Chambers five year strategy, our primary objective is to stimulate investment, sustain economic growth, enhancing business opportunities, and represent the interests of, and for our members.

Become a member today and keep Ballina on the Move

 

Further information on becoming a Ballina Chamber Member chamber@ballina.ie 096 72800

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