Shortlist revealed for Chamber Awards: Shannon Chamber Shortlisted in Two Categories

Shannon Chamber is delighted to announce that is has been shortlisted in two categories in Chambers Ireland’s inaugural 2019 Chambers Awards. The shortlist was published today (27 March 2019) ahead of the official awards ceremony on 10th April.


Returning for the first time in 10 years, the awards seek to recognise the outstanding work of Chambers around the country. They are a chance for Chambers to showcase their achievements in a variety of categories, from innovative projects to successful events to collaborations with local and national government.


The shortlist features projects from 21 Chambers, exemplifying the wide-ranging work being done around the country.


Congratulating the Chambers shortlisted, Colm Blake, Head of Insurance Marketing at Zurich Ireland, the main sponsor of the awards, commented,


“Zurich is delighted to be the title sponsor of the Chamber Awards 2019. As a passionate insurer of Irish businesses, we are proud to be associated with these awards designed to recognise and celebrate excellence across the Chamber network and the challenging and important work Chambers and their members do on behalf of business in their communities and for the wider Irish society.”


Commenting on the reveal of the shortlist, Siobhan Kinsella, Chambers Ireland President said,


“I am delighted to reveal the shortlist for the Chamber Awards today.


This is an ideal forum to profile, commend and award the brilliant work being produced by local Chambers on a regular basis.


Through their work in fostering entrepreneurship and supporting local economic development, Chambers take the lead in launching innovative campaigns, projects and policy proposals. Our goal in hosting this national awards ceremony is to promote the creativity and hard work being done throughout the network every single day.


We look forward to the awards ceremony in April and in the meantime I would like to wish all of the shortlisted Chamber applicants the very best of luck.”


The Chamber Awards winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony on 10th April at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood, Santry. Awards will be presented for excellence in five different categories and one Chamber will be awarded the overall award of Chamber of the Year 2019.


The complete shortlist for the Chamber Awards is as follows:


Best Chamber Marketing Campaign

Ballina Chamber – Other Voices Ballina

Cork Chamber – The Cork Chamber Gift Card

Dublin Chamber – Dublin Comes to Dinner… unannounced!’

Gorey Chamber – Gorey ‘Digital Town’ campaign

Letterkenny Chamber – ShopLK – Love Shopping Letterkenny

Mullingar Chamber – Winterfest Mullingar 2018

Sligo Chamber – Life is for Living #LifeisSligo


Event of the Year

Carlow Chamber – Carlow Rooster Festival

Cork Chamber – Cork Chamber Annual Dinner 2019

County Kildare Chamber – Inaugural Kildare Ambassadors Luncheon

Mallow Chamber – Racing Home For Easter Festival

Mullingar Chamber – Winterfest Mullingar 2018

Northern Ireland Chamber – NI Chamber Networking Conference and Business Showcase 2018

Shannon Chamber – Mid-West Lean Network Conference 2018 – creating a Mindset for Lean

Waterford Chamber – Toys4Engineers Conference & Expo


Local Authority Collaboration

Bray Chamber – Bray in Business (BIB)

County Kildare Chamber – Healthy Ireland Week

County Meath Chamber – The National Enterprise Town ‘Rising Star’ Award Winner 2018 – The Sawmills Studios & Kells Printing Works

Drogheda Chamber – Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann, Drogheda 2018

Dungarvan Chamber – Dungarvan Tourist Office

Kilkenny Chamber – Age Friendly Accreditation for Kilkenny Businesses #Celebrating Every Generation

South Dublin Chamber – Sustainable Business Partnership Programme with South Dublin County Council, South Dublin LEO and South Dublin Chamber


Most Innovative Project

Gorey Chamber – Gorey Visitor Centre

Kilkenny Chamber – Ireland’s Medieval Mile Pass

Northern Ireland Chamber – Learn Grow Excel – Business Support Initiative

Shannon Chamber – The Mid-West Lean Network

Tralee Chamber – See Something Say Something

Waterford Chamber – Waterford Chamber Regional Leaders Programme


Most Successful Policy Campaign

Carlow Chamber – 30 Minutes Free Parking in Carlow Town

Cork Chamber & Limerick Chamber – Gearing up for the M20 Cork – Limerick Motorway

Dundalk Chamber – The M1 Corridor region – at the centre of economic activity in Ireland, driving its future