Kilkenny Chamber: Celebrating 70 years of service to businesses across the city and county
KILKENNY Chamber of Commerce – the longest established business organisation in the city and county – celebrates its 70th birthday today.
And to mark the special occasion, this year’s Kilkenny Chamber President’s Lunch will host a special business networking event at the Newpark Hotel today.
The lunch is open to all businesses from every sector and corner of the city and county, both Chamber members and non-members.
It boasts an impressive line-up of guests and speakers. The entrepreneur, Newstalk presenter and former ‘Dragon’s Den’ judge Bobby Kerr is the keynote speaker, while past President Donie Butler has compiled a special commemorative booklet which looks back over 70 years of economic development in Kilkenny and the South East region.
Kilkenny Chamber CEO John Hurley told KilkennyNow.ie: “The President’s Lunch has a special significance for the Chamber and businesses throughout Kilkenny this year as we celebrate our 70th anniversary.
“We’re delighted to have Bobby Kerr as our keynote speaker, and of course the past Presidents and dignitaries who play such as important role in supporting Kilkenny Chamber and every aspect of business life across the city and county.
“I look forward to hearing some excellent contributions about how we can work together over the coming years for the betterment of Kilkenny.”
Kilkenny Chamber President Marion Acreman (pictured above with John Hurley) said she was “proud to be celebrating 70 years of Kilkenny Chamber” as part of her term as President.
Ms Acreman added: “It is important to acknowledge the strong and vibrant Chamber that we are lucky to have built up over the past seven. Looking back we can imagine the concerns of Past Presidents and the Chamber members over the years.
“Many of the same factors still echo today as well and new and exciting opportunities. We will continue to work to maintain our important place in the city, county, region and our nation whilst convincing those looking in, to invest in the uniquely wonderful place we live, love and do business in.
“We have so much to offer each other in Kilkenny and I hope that tradition of shared pride lasts long into the future of the Kilkenny Chamber.”
Tickets for the event at €35 for Chamber members and €39.00 for non-chamber members and includes lunch, along with what promises to be a lively panel discussion with the British Ambassador, Mr Robin Barnett, and the German Ambassador, Mrs Deike Potzel.
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