Summer Lunch 'Keith Wood…In Conversation'

    A highly acclaimed achiever in the worlds of sport and business, including co-owner of Shannon-based Emerald VIP Services and Airport Gateway, Keith Wood will took to the stage in Dromoland Castle Hotel.

    Shannon Chamber Golf Classic 2017

    Shannon Chamber’s annual Golf Classic is now a well-established social and business networking event. The 2017 Classic, which is sponsored by Eirtech Aviation Services & International Aerospace Coating (IAC).

    Managing and Facilitating Dyslexia

    This seminar demonstrated how Dyslexia can and should be managed in both the classroom and the workplace

    Management Development Breakfast Briefing

    Shannon Chamber Skillnet in conjunction with the University of Limerick will be running a Management Development programme in September 2017.This Breakfast Briefing was designed to showcase the course content and gives the attendee the opportunity to ask any questions of tutors and the course director.

    British Ambassador to Ireland Pays Reconnaissance Visit to Shannon

    In office since August 2016, the British Ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett, paid his first visit to Shannon today (Friday, 28 April) to familiarise himself with the area.

    Liability Claims Environment – The Impact on Insurance Costs

    Niall O'Neill outlined the latest trends in insurance claims, including detailing the main ‘drivers’ of higher claims and various judicial and legislative factors which have influenced the rise in premiums.

    Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing

    This event provided with a unique opportunity of first-hand experience from the comfort of your seat to learn directly from an Adjudication Officer and Senior ER/IR Practitioners.

    Regional Networking Event

    This networking evening, presented by Ennis, Limerick and Shannon Chambers, outlined why networking is now more important than ever.

    General Fraud Trends, Patterns & Warning Signs Breakfast Briefing

    Patrick D’Arcy, Director, Forensic & Investigation Services, Grant Thornton, outlined the key risk areas associated with fraud and discuss some of the preventative techniques that can be used to protect your company.

    Shannon Chamber Skillnet Graduation ceremony; Diploma in High Performance Leadership

    The Conferring of Academic Awards for the CPD Diploma in High Performance Leadership took place on Friday 24th March at Dromoland Castle. This was run in conjunction with Career Decisions and Dublin Institute of Technology.

    Visual Management, Focusing on Project with Atlantic Aviation Group

    The Mid-West Lean Network: the second largest regional lean network in Ireland, after Waterford Institute of Technology’s Lean Enterprise Excellence Group, launched in November, was set up to strengthen and increase the existing culture of lean within the Shannon and the wider Mid-West region. Its aim is to enable each industry to broaden and strengthen their competitiveness through knowledge sharing and bench-marking against each other and different industries.

    Up-Skilling the Mid West

    Skillnets training networks based in the mid-west ran a free information session for SMEs entitled “Up-Skilling the Mid-West” in Limerick on Monday 6th March 2017 from 8.45am – 1pm at the Radisson Blu Hotel. SMEs were encouraged to attend to find out what subsidised training options are available for their staff, and how they could save time and money by engaging with one of their local Skillnets networks.

    Breakfast Seminar: Wills and Trusts

    Succession planning is a much-avoided but necessary undertaking which everyone faces at some stage in their lives yet it is something that many people steer clear of until it is too late. That’s why Shannon Chamber has chosen to link up with solicitors Holmes O’Malley Sexton (HOM) to host a series of three seminars, each of which will deal with a different aspect of succession planning.

    Digital Transformation in Manufacturing in conjunction with LIT

    Technological transformation in manufacturing was the topic of the day at a recent workshop entitled ‘Industry 4.0 – Digital Transformation in Manufacturing’, held in Element Six in Shannon and organised by Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and IS4PROD, a European Hub for Digital Innovation in Manufacturing based in LIT.

    The implications of Brexit on aviation in Ireland and Shannon

    Such is aviation’s importance to the Shannon region that almost 100 key executives, many involved in the aviation sector, turned up at the Inn at Dromoland to hear the Irish Aviation Authority’s chief executive Eamonn Brennan, present his views on how he feels Brexit could affect the aviation and aerospace sector in Ireland and in Shannon.

    Change Management Lunch and Learn Seminar

    Managing change successfully requires effectively balancing soft and hard skills, often in emotionally trying and technically challenging circumstances. Shannon Chamber Skillnet organised this seminar in conjunction with Career Decisions. Miriam Magner Flynn, Managing Director of Career Decisions and Yvonne Clancy, Executive Director, HR with Alexion Pharmaceuticals each gave presentations at this informative presentation.

    Shannon Chamber Skillnet Seminar with Toastmasters

    Shannon Chamber Skillnet hosted an event at the Park Inn in Shannon titled 'Speaking as a Leader-How to inspire, build Influence and Presence' with Aletta Rochat Region Advisor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Toastmasters

    Shannon Chamber Skillnet Steering Group Meeting Januaury 2017

    The Shannon Chamber Skillnet Steering group came together for their first meeting of 2017 on the 17th January.

    Visual Management Workshop with Zimmer Biomet

    The Mid-West Lean Network: the second largest regional lean network in Ireland, after Waterford Institute of Technology’s Lean Enterprise Excellence Group, launched in November, was set up to strengthen and increase the existing culture of lean within the Shannon and the wider Mid-West region. Its aim is to enable each industry to broaden and strengthen their competitiveness through knowledge sharing and bench-marking against each other and different industries.

    Shannon Chamber President's Lunch

    Three dynamic leaders from the worlds of business and sport took to the stage at Shannon Chamber’s President’s Lunch in Dromoland Castle Hotel to be quizzed by broadcaster Seamus Hennessy on all things leadership.

    Project Management Lunch and Learn Seminar December 2016

    This seminar was delivered by APT PM Practices Ltd., a training and development company in Project Management, shows entrepreneurs, small business owners and Individuals struggling to get the results they want for their business and themselves with things like communication, time and energy management, to mention but a few, how to become effective by taking charge of their lives, both in their career and at home, and have all the success they desire.

    Creating a Lean Culture in Your Business

    An increasing number of companies are looking towards LEAN to maximise speed, profits and quality. Whether your business is seeking to gain efficiencies in its product development process understand the guiding principles of Lean or assess the types and levels of funding most suited to initiating Lean in your business

    Mid-West ‘Funding For Business’ Seminar & Showcase

    The Mid-West Region Action Plan for Jobs 2015 – 2017 called for the establishment of an Enterprise Engagement Platform:“An online platform whereby ‘all organisations/providers of business supports would upload their respective grants, incentive programmes and competitions onto a centralised system.”This ‘Funding for Business’ Seminar and associated Showcase has been organised by Shannon, Limerick and Ennis Chambers to initiate, in the first instance, this process in an ‘offline’ setting.

    Looking after your team- Laya Healthcare

    Laya Health & Wellness, the largest provider of Occupational Health & Wellness Services in Ireland, has adopted an innovative Connected Health model whereby it connects the right people, data, services and systems to build tailor-made health & wellness programmes that support its clients in addressing the current health issues they may be experiencing, to educate on prevention of further health issues and as a result build a happier, healthier and more productive workforce. This seminar took place at Axa Partners in Shannon on the 29th September 2016.

    Germany – a Land of Opportunity for Irish Companies…Shannon Chamber Seminar Hears

    Any decision by Irish companies to expand internationally should factor in the German market as a potential for distribution or expansion. That was the clear message emanating from a highly informative seminar organised last week by Shannon Chamber in association with the German-Irish Chamber of Industry of Commerce.

    HR Seminar Early Observations Breakfast Briefing

    Against the backdrop of the newly established Workplace Relations Commission, employers in Ireland are faced with a new set of considerations. This new structure has permanently changed the way employees and employers deal with employment claims. The Commission promises to be a much more streamlined and effective system than that of the previous structures.In line with this, Derek McKay, Managing Director, Adare Human Resource Management discussed his observations and evaluation of the Workplace Relations Commission, the policies and procedures your organisation can put in place to negate future claims as well as the Irish Employment Law Landscape of 2016.

    Shannon Chamber luncheon with Matthew Thomas

    Shannon Chamber hosted a luncheon with new CEO of Shannon Group Matthew Thomas, his first official public function since taking up the post recently. The luncheon, one of a series of business networking forums organised by Shannon Chamber, was sponsored by Avara Pharmaceutical Services, Shannon, Atlantic Aviation Group, Shannon and Local Enterprise Office, Clare.

    Shannon Chamber Skillnet Breakfast Seminar 2016

    This seminar, which involved speakers from Pepper Asset Servicing and Reagecon, which also included a panel discussion involving Atlantic Aviation Group, Gentian Services Limited, and the Irish Aviation Authority/Entry Point North Ireland, heard why they should invest in training, what training to invest in, and how to invest in training so that it sticks.

    Shannon Chamber Golf Classic 2016

    The Shannon Chamber Golf Classic took place at Shannon Golf Club on 16th June 2016

    Shannon Chamber Spring Lunch with IDA Ireland

    The Shannon region is a wonderful place to live and work. This was the sentiment expressed by South African native Julie Dickerson, managing director of Shannon Engine Support and president of Shannon Chamber, in her opening remarks at a Chamber lunch today at which IDA’s new regional business and relationship Niall O’Callaghan was the keynote speaker.The lunch, which was held in Dromoland Castle Hotel, was attended by chamber members and the region’s business community, who were also briefed on projects planned and underway at Shannon Free Zone by Shannon Commercial Properties’ managing director Ray O’Driscoll.Note: Photos can only be used with a caption that references it as taken at the particular Shannon Chamber. Photos cannot be used by members/companies for any other promotional purpose.

    R&D Seminar hosted by Intel

    Shannon Chamber hosted an R&D seminar at Intel Shannon in association with Enterprise Ireland.

    Employment Law Seminar October 2015

    Updates on amendments to existing employment legislation and planned changes, time expended on driving to work, and annual leave accrued whilst on sick leave, were the main topics of discussion at a recent human resources breakfast briefing, organised by Shannon Chamber in association with Adare HRM.

    Shannon Chamber Skillnet Launch

    The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., today (Friday, 9 October 2015) launched Shannon Chamber Skillnet, a new training network for the Shannon area, which is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets, funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education.

    Shannon Chamber Bunratty Banquet

    On Tuesday 8th September members of Shannon Chamber gathered at Bunratty Castle for a medieval banquet courtesy of Shannon Heritage.

    Shannon Chamber Golf Classic 2015

    It was a fitting tribute to Shannon Chamber that on its twentieth anniversary year, its annual golf classic was a sell-out.168 golfers, representing 42 teams took to the fairways at Shannon Golf Club last Thursday, 18 June, to compete for four specially commissioned trophies, in honour of the occasion, and flights to Birmingham for the entire team, compliments of Aer Lingus Regional, to coincide with the fact that the six-times weekly service commenced on the same day.

    How Ireland Works...For Tourism

    Shannon Chamber hosted a luncheon seminar on Thursday, 28 May 2015 where two key players in the tourism and travel sectors. Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland and Suzanne Boda, senior vice president Asia, Canada, Europe and Cargo, American Airlines were guest speakers.

    Breakfast Seminar on Companies Act 2014 Overview

    Grant Thornton, in conjunction with the Shannon Chamber of Commerce, held a briefing seminar where Jillian O’Sullivan, Partner in Charge of Company Secretarial Compliance within Grant Thornton and her specialist team of Amanda Comyn and Donnacha Howard provided an overview of the Act.

    Google's John Herlihy in conversation with Prof John Fahy

    John Fahy, Professor of Marketing, UL, conducts on-stage interview with John Herlihy, VP and Head of Google Ireland at a Shannon Chamber lunch in Dromoland Castle Hotel.

    GT Presentation on Revenue’s Revised Code of Practice

    Over 100 members and guests attended the recent presentation by Grant Thornton’s tax director, Theresa O’ Gorman on Revenue’s new Code of Practice, which reflected the appetite by the business community to better understand the impact of the revision on revenue audits.

    Voice is a Muscle that has to be Exercised

    Voice is a Muscle that has to be Exercised – Leading Voice Coach Tells Shannon ChamberInternationally renowned voice coach, Poll Moussoulides, entertained an audience of Shannon Chamber members when addressing an event in the Inn at Dromoland

    Presidents Lunch 2014

    With the highest concentration of US investment in a single location outside Dublin, Shannon can play a key role in counteracting the growing economic imbalance that is now clearly evident between the greater Dublin area and the west of Ireland. That was the view of Shannon Chamber president Kevin Thompstone, when he addressed 300 business people at the Chamber’s annual President’s lunch in Dromoland, Co Clare today (Monday, 24 November 2014), where An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. gave the keynote address.

    LEAN Event at Zimmer 2014

    Now in its fifth year, Shannon Chamber’s annual LEAN event in Zimmer attracted an audience from within and outside the region and from a mix of sectors. The key attraction at this annual event is the opportunity to hear and see first-hand the benefits of adopting a LEAN strategy and embedding it within an organisation.

    Budget Briefing 2015

    Shannon Chamber’s annual post budget briefing, hosted by Grant Thornton

    Open Discussion on Ireland’s International Tax Regime

    With Ireland’s international tax regime and multinational companies’ tax liabilities very much under scrutiny, and the coming years set to be a period of uncertainty and change across the world, Shannon Chamber invited its corporate sponsor Grant Thornton to put the entire debate in context at a breakfast seminar on Thursday, 20 November in Westpark Business Campus, Shannon.

    Oakwood Seminar 2014

    Shannon Chamber has teamed up with the Department of Social Protection to update employers and employees in the Shannon area on the wide range of supports and schemes available through the Department to both employer and employees.

     

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