US officials to visit Enterprise Ireland


On Thursday, June 29th, Global Situation Room, Inc. are organizing a program with representatives from the economic development agencies of several US states and cities.  They'll talk about the resources and support available to help Irish firms set up in the state.  For small and medium sized businesses, their assistance can be critical to a successful entry into the American market.


There will also be a number of experts offering their advice and insights.  They include one of the top global business professors from Arizona State University, Princess Diana's former Chief of Staff, and the Irish Times' US correspondent.   


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Chamber President welcomes resumption of flights


Aer Southeast2Waterford Chamber President Paul Nolan has welcomed the resumption of flights from Waterford Airport to London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham.


Speaking after the announcement, Mr Nolan said: “We must compliment Aer Southeast and our Airport CEO Desmond O’Flynn and his team for re-introducing commuter travel and we urge our members and those in the business community living in the South East to avail of the service so we can sustainably develop the Airport into the future.”

Chamber offers every assistance to 24/7 Cardiac Care Campaigners


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Waterford Chamber President Paul Nolan extends his sincere sympathy to the Power family on the passing of Thomas Power on Sunday last, while being transferred to Cork University Hospital, having presented with chest pains in UHW.


“For Mr Power to pass away in these circumstances is wholly unacceptable and an unspeakable tragedy. We do not want his death to be in vain and offer every assistance to those campaigning for 24/7 Cardiac Care in Waterford. The severity of the situation has never been clearer and now is the time for action in the region."

Business After Hours at GROW HQ




GROW HQ, home of the GIY (Grow It Yourself) movement, will host our next Business After Hours on Thursday, 6th July.


Join us for a wonderful evening of home grown and homemade food tasting, take a guided tour around the gardens and see how GIY has developed the site in such a short space of time. Hear the story of how GIY has grown from the brain-child of Michael Kelly into an international movement that is dedicated to supporting people grow some of their own food at home, school, work or in the community.


Be sure to bring your business cards as there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs!


Date: Thursday, 6th July

Time: 5.30pm–7.00pm

Venue: GROW HQ, Ardkeen (directions)

Cost: Free of charge

Bookings: Contact Jemma at 051 311136 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



GROW HQ is the home of the GIY movement. It is a National Food Education Centre based in Farronshoneen, Ardkeen, Waterford City. It includes gardens, a cookery school, growing classes, meeting rooms and a café. Open to the public 7 days a week, from 9am to 5pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am to 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday.


For more information visit GROWHQ.ORG call 051 584422 or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Networks collaborate for fun Summer Fiesta


Four of Waterford’s business support agencies joined forces for a networking event at the River Cottage, designed to inform and assist Start-ups and SMEs.


Organised by Waterford Local Enterprise Office, Waterford Chamber, Waterford Chamber Skillnet and Waterford Micro Business Network, Summer Fiesta, had all the ingredients for a fun night out – live music, sangria, delicious Spanish inspired cuisine, Legacy Irish Craft Cider and Argentine Tango Dancers.


Opening the event, Waterford Chamber President Paul Nolan said: “Networking and making new contacts is a key component to success in business. Events like this are the perfect platform to do that and it’s encouraging to see so many new businesses here starting on their own journey.”


Jacqui Gaule, Waterford Local Enterprise Office also said: “Having a collaborative event like this is fantastic as it showcases what supports are out there for new and small businesses. We are all here to help in various ways and encourage you all to make the most of what we can offer.”


During the evening, MC and Chairperson of Waterford Micro Business Network Joyce O’Carroll introduced a panel of business owners, including Tom Carroll, Tom’s Cases; Nuala Treacy Browne, Meraki Marketing; Michael Kelly, GIY and Margaret Fleming, DessertFirst, who offered words of wisdom on the Perils and Pearls of Business.


Waterford Walls were also present on the night with artist Estr creating a beautiful canvas, which was raffled off, bringing the night to a close.


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Congratulations to newly elected Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD


Waterford Chamber would today (14th June 2017) like to welcome the election of Leo Varadkar TD as Taoiseach.


Paul Nolan, President of Waterford Chamber said, “I would like to congratulate, Leo Varadkar TD on his election to the office of An Taoiseach and wish him every success in his new role as leader of the country. As a Deputy of Dáil Éireann and Minister, Leo Varadkar TD has always made time to engage with and listen to the interests and concerns of the business community across Waterford and the South East. We look forward to further positive engagement in coming months and years.


“Currently the number one priority for Chambers across the country is increased capital investment and delivery of key infrastructure projects that can enable future growth and protect economic competitiveness. We welcome An Taoiseach’s vocal commitment to increasing capital investment and we urge him to deliver on this commitment. Ensuring we have a resilient economy must be our priority and it is our view that investment, including the identification and use of alternative funding models, and fiscal prudence must be balanced.”

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