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Waterford Business Expo

 

Expand your knowledge of and support for Waterford’s business community at our first Waterford Business Expo on Tuesday, 9th September 2014, from 5pm-8pm at The Tower Hotel, Waterford.

 

  • Over 50 local businesses, across a wide variety of business sectors, are participating: Insurance, Financial, Training, Leisure, Transport, Travel, Health & Beauty, Marketing & PR, Hotels, Fashion, IT, Food & Drink, Photography, Website Design & Hosting, Motors, Household & Interior Design. A full list of participating businesses will be added here soon.
  • Business to Business networking opportunities
  • Special offers & promotions
  • Twitter: #WaterfordBusinessAwards

 

Further details to be announced here shortly......

 

Sponsored by:

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One month until e-Day

 

Waterford Chamber has today (19/08/2014) reminded businesses that there is just one month left until e-Day. Set for September 19th 2014, e-Day is the date from which Government Departments and offices, local authorities and State agencies will no longer issue or accept cheques in their dealings with businesses.

 

Speaking this morning, Nick Donnelly, CEO, Waterford Chamber said, “The move from cheque to electronic payment methods is a positive one which will save money for both the Government and businesses alike, in fact it estimated that the economy will save €1 billion per annum by a comprehensive move to electronic payments. This move will allow businesses to save money by eliminating the use of expensive cheques, reducing administration costs and also improving cash flow as funds will move more rapidly between accounts.”

 

A Central Bank report released today shows that 80% of all business cheques are issued by SMEs, while 78% are received by SMEs. A move away from cheque usage to e-payment would benefit day-to-day cash flow which has been an issue for many SMEs in recent years.

 

“We urge all businesses to ensure they are fully prepared for e-Day by making sure they have alternative payment methods in place and are fully up to date with the new procedures,” he concluded.

 
Meeting with Minister Paudie Coffey TD

 

Chamber directors met with Minister Paudie Coffey TD at our offices on 19th August. Pictured (l-r): Kieran Walsh, Munster Express; Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Paudie Coffey TD; Chamber President, Dr Derek O'Byrne; Laurent Borla, Arkopharma; Nick Donnelly, Chamber CEO.

 

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Membership Development & Services Executive (JobBridge)

 

Waterford Chamber is currently recruiting a Membership Development & Services Executive to work as an intern on the JobBridge scheme.

 

The intern will gain practical experience in a busy membership-driven organisation. Skills will be developed through duties including recruitment of new Chamber members, account management and retention of existing members. The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following areas: Chamber Services and Membership Management, use of Chamber Databases and IT Tools.

 

On completion the intern will have attained skills in the delivery of Chamber services and initiatives including the Waterford Gift Voucher and will have worked on new service development and member communication activities.

 

Further details can be found at http://jobseeker.fas.ie (set location to Waterford City, set categories to Management/Admin and click search).

 

The closing date for applications is 28/08/2014 and all applications are to be made to Mr. Nick Donnelly, CEO, Waterford Chamber, 2 George’s Street. Waterford.

 
Golf Classic 2014

 

This year's Golf Classic, sponsored by Arachas, took place at Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club on Friday, 25th July. Prizes sponsored by House of Waterford Crystal. Goodie bags sponsored by Caulfield's SuperValu. Tee signage sponsored by Swift Print. Chocolates sponsored by The Chocolate Cafe.

 

1st place: MK Brazil. 2nd place: Arachas. 3rd place: Greenstar. Nearest the Pin: Harry O'Neill (City Square). Longest Drive: Kieran Jones (Arachas).

 

This year's winner MK Brazil were represented by their captain Jim Grant at the prizes presentation who said, "We are delighted to win this year's Classic and many thanks to my playing partners today. Our appreciation to the generous sponsors, both Arachas and House of Waterford Crystal, their support for the event is hugely important and well done to them. It has been a well-run event and congratulations to Waterford Chamber and Faithlegg Golf Club, we'll be back again next year to defend the trophy."

 

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Teams:

 

  • AIB
  • Arachas (2nd place)
  • Cantec/Bodega
  • Caulfield's SuperValu
  • City Square Shopping Centre
  • Ernst & Young
  • Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Course
  • Genzyme
  • Greenstar (3rd place)
  • Hasbro
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Keverflow
  • MK Brazil (1st place)
  • McDonalds Restaurants
  • Peter O'Connor & Son Solicitors
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • South East Port Services
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals

 

Tee sponsors:

 

  • APBS
  • Arkopharma
  • Bodega Restaurant
  • The Chocolate Cafe
  • Dawn Meats
  • DNG Thomas Reid Auctioneers
  • Dooley's Hotel
  • Fieldmaster
  • Fitzgerald Life & Pensions
  • Frontline Audio Visual
  • George's Court Shopping Centre
  • Granville Hotel
  • Hertz Rent A Car Waterford
  • McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances Ltd
  • McDonalds Restaurants
  • The Premium Butcher
  • Radius Technologies
  • Suir Clean
  • Suirway Bus & Coach Services
  • Waterford Airport
  • Waterford City & County Council
  • Whitfield Clinic
 

 

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