May 23, 2024

Letterkenny Chamber has met a membership milestone, reaching a complete of 300 members – and counting, in September 2023.

The Chamber, based in 1965, now represents 300 companies and over 8000 workers.

Donegal’s premier enterprise membership organisation consists of among the largest employers in Letterkenny, small to medium sized companies, semi-state our bodies, monetary establishments, retailers, skilled companies and multi-nationals – throughout the city, county and Northwest Metropolis area.

Letterkenny Chamber are Donegal’s solely full-time Chamber, affiliated to Chambers Eire (Chambers Eire have 40 member Chambers throughout the island of Eire) – representing the pursuits of the enterprise group by means of lobbying, whereas selling financial growth within the area.

Letterkenny Chamber President, Fionnuala Rabbitt stated of the achievement; “Letterkenny Chamber has all the time retained a robust core membership within the space, with the assistance of the Chamber employees, the Chamber Council, previous presidents – and significantly the ‘Membership, Analysis and Growth’ Sub Committee, we’ve developed a strategic plan to develop the membership lately. This technique was complemented by the robust assist the Chamber has traditionally provided by way of management, communication and recommendation to the enterprise group – membership and past – which was particularly pertinent all through the difficult Covid19 lockdown intervals.”

Fionnuala continues; “Development of the membership helps us to offer continued, centered lobbying regionally and nationally – our CEO, Toni Forrester makes common lobbying submissions on behalf of the enterprise group. It helps us to facilitate larger networking alternatives and to create the very best atmosphere attainable for native and regional enterprise to thrive. The expansion plan for Letterkenny Chamber membership covers a variety of trade sectors and organisation sizes, from sole-traders proper as much as the multi-nationals – all are welcome, because the bigger the collective voice, the higher. Chamber membership is open to any enterprise, organisation or self-employed person that has an curiosity in doing enterprise within the North West.”

One exercise that has helped progress this technique was the appointment of a full-time Enterprise Growth Government in September 2022 – Marie Shields. Marie joined the Letterkenny Chamber group one 12 months in the past, Marie is tasked with recruiting new members and is chargeable for member engagement, in addition to taking care of occasions and advertising exercise centered on membership, on behalf of the Chamber. Marie, from Glen, Carrigart – beforehand ran her personal advertising consultancy working with native and nationwide firms, stakeholder teams and academic establishments within the space of digital advertising and strategic communications.

63 new members had been acquired within the final 12 months which embody firms and employers of all sizes – leaders of their respective sectors for instance; Boyle Development, ElectroRoute, Circet, Environment friendly Renewables and Donegal Bees; all of which make use of over 50 folks per firm, to collaborators corresponding to Failte Eire in Donegal, Ulster College and Tech North West Skillnet – in addition to new companies to the locality corresponding to Letterkenny Medics. The Chamber hope to develop and broaden on this, welcoming companies to develop into a part of the Letterkenny Chamber group.

Letterkenny Chambers’ occasions calendar has elevated within the final 12 months, the Chamber host 2-3 occasions per thirty days, which helps present enterprise networking and peer-knowledge sharing. The occasions are open to everybody, with subsidisations for members. The subsequent occasion is the Into the Northwest – Entrepreneurial Edit with Brody Sweeney, Founding father of Camile Thai which is going on on Thursday Sept 28th.

Go to Letterkenny Chamber social media and web site for extra info on occasions, and for membership enquiries contact [email protected]

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Letterkenny Chamber celebrates 300 membership milestone was final modified: September nineteenth, 2023 by Workers Author