Chambers join forces to ‘speed network’ in a first for Ireland
IN the first of its kind in Ireland, five local Chambers of Commerce joined together to host a speed networking event in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in Ballyman Glen on Wednesday September 17.
Nearly 100 members from Arklow, Bray, Greystones, Wicklow and Dun Laoghaire Chambers attended the popular event, representing a large selection and array of businesses ranging from wine merchants to architects, landscape gardeners and plumbers to phone suppliers and investment companies, to name but a few.
The evening began with a brief introduction to Networking and why it is so important in today’s economic market.
Tips were presented providing ideas on how to network and, with a glass of wine in hand, each person was given the opportunity to present their one minute pitch and exchange business cards with the person facing them.
After the designated time, they moved onto the next person.
Following two successful hours of networking, members retired, with business cards in hand and several new business contacts and alliances made.
Those in attendance found the event very beneficial with Trevor Philips from Philips & Co Tax consultants commenting, ‘I found the event very useful in terms of promoting my own business and finding out what others had to offer, I look forward to attending the next one’.
A very successful evening was had and plans are under way for the next chambers event.