Cham­bers join forces to ‘speed net­work’ in a first for Ire­land

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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.

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