Promoting and supporting business in Dungarvan and West Waterford, Ireland.
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What Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber did in 2013

What the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber did for our members in 2013:

  • Welcomed 62 new members! Ensuring we stay the  primary voice of business in the  area.
  • Sold €185,000 Chamber Vouchers which can only be used by customers for products and services of our members.
  • Fought for equalisation of rates to the Dungarvan Level (lowest of the 3 authorities) upon merging of the councils. Made representations at local & national level resulting in securing the lowest rates level in the merger.
  • Represented & informed members during the rates revaluation process. Advised the affected businesses and made representations at local & national level  to allow rate increases to be paid gradually.
  • Made representations on behalf of members regarding the planned  Council mergers and local, regional and national levels, requesting that the economic development officer and the town clerk positions for Dungarvan and West Waterford are maintained.
  • Awarded 12 businesses for their work as entrepreneurs and for social contributions and business and service excellent at Annual Awards ceremony in Lismore Castle.
  • Organised and hosted 24 networking events including Afterhours, Business Breakfasts, Training Courses and Seminars  on various topics. These events provided PR to local businesses, promoted innovation, showcased business excellence and encouraged B2B sales and relationship building.  
  • Made representations to appropriate authorities  on issues  such a Grattan Square Redevelopment &  Eirgrid Pylons.
  • Developed “Dungarvan Aglow” from its initial concept to a festival that displayed illuminations which attracted attention to our town right through the Christmas period,  yielding hugely positive responses from visitors, locals and members. This required planning, organisation of funding and liaison with businesses and the Town Council representatives. As well as this the Chamber office ran a press and radio advertising campaign which included a 44 page Christmas booklet and grew 1866 facebook followers who were encouraged to shop locally or visit our town.
  • Raised the profile of Dungarvan and West Waterford by frequently delivering our message through the media i.e. Dungarvan and West Waterford is open for business, that business people in this region are making every possible effort to maintain their businesses in order to protect jobs and their livelihoods and will continue to do and say whatever is needed to protect commerce in this region.
  • Launched the ‘This is Dungarvan' App – the first Chamber app in Ireland
  • Supported local festivals through advertising to members and encouraging our members to take part.
  • Partnered  40 Chamber Members fostering stronger links and product bundling.
  • Corresponded weekly with members.

Address

Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber
Unit S 32, Block A, The Plaza, Dungarvan Shopping Centre
Dungarvan
Co Waterford
Ireland

Email / Phone / Fax

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Telephone:
058 45054

Fax: 058 45622

Useful Downloads

Our list of useful downloads includes competition entry forms and our strategic plan amongst others. If your company isn't a member already, perhaps you'd like to download a membership application form.

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Links

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