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Gradam Gnó na nDéise Irish in Business Awards 2013

Gradam Gnó na nDéise Irish in Business Awards 2013

Launch of 2013 Irish Language Awards Scheme for Businesses 
 
Details of this year’s Gradam Gnó na nDéise Irish in Business Awards have just been announced. Businesses in the Dungarvan and West Waterford area are invited to take part in this scheme, which recognises those who take steps to develop the Irish language as part of their business. Prizes worth thousands of euro in total will be presented to winners in four different categories.

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The Perfect Place for Weddings

 

The Perfect Place for Weddings
 
Did you get engaged at Christmas or on Valentine’s Day?  Or maybe it’s on your agenda soon…..
 
Once the big question has been asked and answered then all the little (but NOT insignificant) ones come…. Where? When? What to wear? How many guests? How many days?
 
Before you go online or hop into your car and scoot either direction down the N25, give consideration to the possibility of sourcing and hosting everything locally.
 
You don’t have to leave West Waterford for a dress (even for ones for the bridesmaids, bride or bride’s mother). You don’t have to engage a jeweller from another town. You don’t have to ask your guests to travel miles to go to your wedding. You don’t have to dress the groom outside the County.
Dungarvan & West Waterford literally can serve all your needs, desires and wishes.
From  table decorations to tans, gowns to goats cheese, rings to rioja please consider all we have to offer.
 
By their nature, weddings generate a lot of spending; the event, the gusts and the gifts. It is a huge economic benefit to an area. Wouldn’t you love to be responsible for a boost to your local area?
Up to €30,000 can be generated by keeping a modest size wedding local.
 
If you have a local wedding, most of the outfits, accessories, tans, hairdos and make overs will be from local suppliers. If you have a local wedding, local establishments, employees, providers and employees of providers will benefit.
 
Gifts too can be a huge bonus to more than the happy couple…
If you ask for Chamber Shopping Vouchers, you can spend these in over 100 businesses locally giving you huge choice of what to use them for.
 
Dungarvan & West Waterford offers equal service, stars and professionalism and they do outside the county.
We offer every variety, quality and wish.
When choosing your wedding, please choose Dungarvan & West Waterford!
 
 
If you need help looking for a business or service, then don’t hesitate to contact the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber. Tel; 058 45054 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit our website; www.dungarvanchamber,ie or download our  (free) app ‘This is Dungarvan’. 

Launch of 'This is Dungarvan' App

After months of preparation and  research, The Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber  has finally launched ‘This is Dungarvan’ app.

 
The Launch which took place in The Old Market House Arts Centre Dungarvan in March 2013 hosted Camber members and invited guests who  got to hear first hand what functions this new asset for Dungarvan can offer. The app ‘This is Dungarvan’, lists all of the Chamber members in a dedicated directory and identifies the location of each member via Google Maps technology. “Basically, anyone standing in the Square in Dungarvan can search for a specific requirement such as a hotel, restaurant, shop or even a WiFi hotspot by using dedicated search icons. The app will identify the nearest location to them and even direct them to that location through a special route finder” says Colette Bannon Chamber President.  
 
“The mobile platform is an ideal vehicle for our members to utilise as it allows instantaneous access to their offerings, in real time, all from your mobile phone” Colette Continued . “The introduction of app technology to be used as a directory for local services and amenities is not new.  However, to our knowledge,  this is the first time a representative body has taken this technology and incorporated it, positively for its member base, for the benefit of the local, transient and holidaying user”.
 
 
Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber has been working to improve the prosperity and business function of its members for two decades. From its premises at the Plaza in the heart of Dungarvan, the Chamber has further improved the awareness of their members by developing what is believed to be Europe’s first mobile app which is dedicated to a Chamber of Commerce. “
 
Jenny Beresford, Business Development Manager with the Chamber noted “The public are becoming more technologically  sophisticated and the increase in smart phones technology means we have to adjust” she said. “We are always interested in new ways to accommodate the flow of information, we have a small window of opportunity especially with transient visitors and we need to ensure accurate and up to date information is made available, quickly. The app is an ideal and logical medium to use”.
 
Cork based software house DeCare Systems were chosen to develop the app which is available as a free download on the Android and iPhone platform. “This is a perfect vertical for the mobile platform” said Victor Donnelly, Product Development Manager at DeCare Systems “and it is refreshing to see this Chamber having the vision and commitment to embrace this technology and become a first in Europe” he said “we are delighted to be associated with this event”.
 
The app’s core function is to promote local businesses and tourist information to a worldwide audience, and to accurately identify where these entities are located by utilising the benefits of Google Map technology.
The app will allow accurate pin point locations of businesses and will enable the local population as well as the tourist visitor access to business offerings. 
Other interesting items include a ‘What’s On’ guide, ‘Weather Forecast’ and even a ‘Special Offers’ section. The ‘This Is Dungarvan’ app will be updated on a regular basis by a dedicated team within the Chamber offices.
 
The ‘This Is Dungarvan’ app is now available as a free download from Android Market and the iPhone version.
‘This is Dungarvan’ app has been kindly supported by Waterford Leader Partnership.
Huge thanks also to Garveys Supervalu for sponsoring  the fabulous food at our event which impressed all guests.
Also thanks to Variety Home & Gifts for the decorative balloon bouquets. 
If you want to have your business or special offer hosted on the App please contact the Chamber Office. Tel; 058 45054 email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
The app is available as a free download to iPhone, iPad and Android devices and is available globally on the App Store and Android Market.
 
 
Please download the app ‘This is Dungarvan’ and see for yourself how convenient and informative it is. Encourage your friends &  family to download it too.
 
This app is for EVERYONE. ‘This is Dungarvan’ app hopes to  bring information and convenience to all people living and visiting our area.

Chamber Directors 2012 - 2014

Following the Chamber AGM & Bi Annual Election of Directors on May 30th 2012

The newly elected directors are as follows; 

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

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Telephone:
058 45054

Fax: 058 45622

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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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