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Three Midlands Finalists For Chamber Of The Year Award

They're being honoured for supporting local enterprise over the last year.

Three midlands finalists have made it to the shortlist of this year's Chamber of the Year award.

The annual ceremony, hosted by Chambers Ireland, honours the work of chambers of commerce around the country.

The event return to in-person form this year, taking place on June 2nd.

All three midlands representatives are nominated in the Local Authority Collaboration category.

Athlone Chamber has been shortlisted for it Sustainable Digital Innovation Hub - Mullingar Chamber for its #LoveMullingar Campaign and Membership Initiatives 2021/2022 - and Laois Chamber for its Commercial Vacancy Incentive Scheme and Business Briefing in association with Laois Today.

See below the full shortlist...

1. Best Marketing Campaign

Cork Chamber - The Cork Chamber Member Christmas Gift Guide
County Carlow Chamber - Carlow Elves – Shop & Support Local Online & Offline
Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber - Dungarvan Chamber Shopping Voucher ‘Shop Local’ Campaign
Galway Chamber - Rediscover Galway – Influencer Campaign
Waterford Chamber - Network Magazine
 

2. Event of the Year

Cork Chamber - Cork Chamber CONNECTS Series
County Carlow Chamber - Carlow Business Awards 2020 & 2021
County Tipperary Chamber - County Tipperary Business Awards
Kilkenny Chamber - Kilkenny Business Awards 2021
Waterford Chamber Engineering: Making a Better World - Career Guidance Webinar
Westport Chamber - Dare to Include Initiative
 

3. Local Authority Collaboration

Athlone Chamber - Athlone Sustainable Digital Innovation Hub
Laois Chamber - Commercial Vacancy Incentive Scheme
Mullingar Chamber - #LoveMullingar Campaign

Shannon Chamber - Shannon Town Masterplan - A Collaborative Undertaking
Waterford Chamber - Shop Waterford Support Local
 

4. Most Innovative Project

Cork Chamber - Cork's Place in Europe - Communicating Europe Initiative
County Carlow Chamber - Promoting the County Carlow Consumer Experience – Developing The Love Carlow Digital Hub
County Wexford Chamber - Wexford Jobs Fest
 

5. Most Successful Policy Campaign

Galway Chamber - Vision 2050 - A Future Vision for Galway
Limerick Chamber - Limerick Chamber's The Future Development of Limerick City Report
Shannon Chamber - Shannon and Regional Airports Covid Traffic Recovery & Support Scheme (TRSS)
South Dublin Chamber - From Lockdown to Local Recovery
Waterford Chamber - University of substance for the South East
 

6. Best Membership Initiative

Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber - ‘Why We’re Chamber Members’ Membership Campaign
Laois Chamber - Business Briefing in association with Laois Today
Mullingar Chamber - Mullingar Chamber Membership Initiatives 2021 / 2022

 

7. Partnership for Business

Drogheda & District Chamber - Embrace the Change
Dundalk Chamber - Dundalk Chamber of Commerce & Eures Cross Border Partnership
Galway Chamber - 'Why Work West' Campaign
Letterkenny Chamber - Cross Border Chamber Partnership Supporting the North West City Region
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Learn Grow Excel
Waterford Chamber - Regional Leaders Programme
 

8. Supporting Enterprise Development and Social Enterprise

Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber - D&WW Chamber Business Start Up Packs
Galway Chamber - ‘Scaling Our Legacy’ Event in partnership with Galway Technology Centre
 

9. Engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals

Cobh & Harbour Chamber - Networking Series with The Simply Blue Group
Cork Chamber - Sustainable Cork Programme
County Kildare Chamber - Sustainable Kildare
South Dublin Chamber - Connecting with our Community
Waterford Chamber - Waterford Green Deal
 

10. Chamber of the Year

*to be announced on the day*
 

Speaking as the shortlist is announced today, Chief Executive Ian Talbot says;

"Each year, Chambers Ireland awards our member chambers who have delivered best-practice projects that have supported their members and their communities in a variety of ways.

“While the local chambers across the network span cities and towns of highly divergent scales, the challenges that exist on the ground often share the same causes even if they are expressed in different ways.

“Our annual awards are a way to help our members learn from each other’s successes and to draw inspiration from the activities of chambers from across the network.

“Over the Covid crisis, this sense of shared challenges was never greater than for those of us who represent businesses, large and small.

“This year, we are delighted that we will at last be able to return to an in-person event for these awards on the 2 June 2022.*

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