Welcome to this week's jam-packed issue of Dublin Chamber Weekly. This week we focus on the latest news from around the Dublin business community.
We've news and offers from a whole host of member companies this week. You'll also find details of the many great events coming up for you and your colleagues over the coming weeks.
Don't forget, if your company has news or offers that you'd like us to consider for future issues of Dublin Chamber Weekly please drop us a line.
Enjoy this week's issue!
Member Offer: Wellness Retreat in Carton House
Perspectives Ireland are delighted to announce their brand new all-inclusive therapeutic wellness retreats which will be held along with Daniella Moyles in the beautiful Carton House on 22nd-24th October 2021. They provide 2-nights 5-Star luxury accommodation, meals, a series of therapeutic wellness workshops and small group sessions, and optional yoga and mindfulness sessions throughout the day. To book and receive 10% off use code RETREAT10here.
InterTrade Ireland Extends €2,800 E-Merge Grant
InterTrade Ireland has extended the €2,800 E-Merge grant to help businesses grow and mitigate the impacts of Covid-19. This grant is a €2800 fully-funded consultancy support and advice programme designed to help SMEs to develop online sales and e-commerce solutions. Contact Grofuse, (approved consultant for a number of InterTrade Ireland programmes) for more details here.
.IE Domain Registrations Increase over Lockdown
During the first lockdown over 7,000 registered a .ie web address and the majority were businesses seeking to continue selling to and communicating with their customers online. .IE recently published their half-yearly .IE Domain Profile Report which shows continued year-on-year increase in new .ie domain registrations as the pandemic accelerates e-commerce and digital trends. You can read the full report here.
A Message Dublin Chamber President Catherine Moroney
'In both my capacity as Dublin Chamber President and on behalf of my firm, AIB, I am delighted to extend an invite to all Dublin Chamber members to the 2021 AIB Sustainability Conference on the theme of BEATING THE CLIMATE DEADLINE. Sustainability is at the heart of both Dublin Chamber and AIB’s strategic agendas, to transform our own businesses and to play a key role in supporting our members and customers in their sustainability journey. This virtual conference will hear from a number of high-profile speakers including film director and environmentalist James Cameron, former and first female Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prof. Johan Rockström and Prof. Scott Galloway. You can registerhere. We look forward to seeing you there.'
Catherine Moroney, Head of Business Banking Market AIB & Dublin Chamber President
Member Webinar: Google Digital Garage
Prepare your business for the peak 2021 shopping season and hear from Gym+Coffee on how they achieved Cyber month success in 2020. The 2020 shopping season was the biggest ever for digital spending, with global sales up 50% on the previous year. With predictions for online purchasing continuing to grow and global consumer interest in Black Friday beginning as early as the start of September, preparing your business ahead of time is a great way to be set up for success. To help you prepare, Google Digital Garage invites you to join a free panel discussion on Tuesday 28th September where they will be joined by a special guest from Gym + Coffee. They will cover topics including key peak insights to get your business ready for the shopping season and how to drive online sales with smart shopping campaigns. Register here.
Transition Back to Office & Reengage your Team
Trinity Business School have designed their Leading Teams short course for managers and team leaders with Covid related changes in mind. Suitable for in-tact teams as well as those that lead teams, the course provides a practical approach for leaders who are looking to improve team performance and output. An approach based on the latest research, practical coaching techniques and a toolbox for developing, engaging and leading high performance teams, the programme is particularly relevant as we navigate the post-covid distributed work place and as we transition back to the office. Read more here.
We've got a whole host of great events coming up over the coming weeks including training workshops, online networking, and policy briefings. Simply click on the links below to find out more about each event and to book your place.
28th September: Dublin Chamber Connects with Cork Chamber. Bookhere.
29th September: Sustainability Academy: Towards Net Zero: Climate Strategy & Decarbonisation. Book here.
30th September: Cyber Attacks: What to do if it happens to you? Bookhere.
8th October: Amazon's Culture of Innovation. Bookhere.
14th October: Leaders Series ¦ How to Lead in a Post-Strategy World. Book here.
For a full listing of all our upcoming events please head over to our website here.
*Some of our events are only open to specific member categories.
Awards Ceremony for New CSR Programme
The Age Action BIG Corporate Challenge (where BIG stands for Be Inter-Generational) is wrapping up its first year of competition with an awards ceremony featuring Business in the Community’s Tomás Sercovich and THINKHOUSE’s Jane McDaid on 4th October at 4pm. Join the virtual event to see how this year’s corporate teams (from Sky Ireland, Fidelity Investments, VMware, and Ervia) have raised funds for Age Action through intergenerational-themed fundraisers, all while working on their own employee engagement and DEI work – and, learn more about how your company can join in 2022! Join here.
Optimum Results Accredited by AIBF
The Optimum Results team is delighted to be accredited by the All Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) as the “All Star SME Management Skills Development Company 2021” joining over 500 best-in-class Irish firms across a multiplicity of sectors. Read more here.
Serviced Workspaces Available
Sky Business Centres Clontarf provide a safe and secure workspace for 1-4 persons overlooking the scenic Dublin Bay and only a short walk to public transport, and a host of restaurants and shops. The serviced offices allow companies to grow with the benefits of their own private office suite and the use of shared facilities. Learn more here.
Cronin Movers Sponsors Football Club
Cronin Movers Group has agreed a 5-year sponsorship deal with Home Farm Football Club. The deal will provide some much-needed funding to help the club continue its great work encouraging and supporting local young people to develop their capabilities. Read more here.
Dublin Chamber is the largest and most influential B2B networking organisation in Dublin. We represent more than 1,300 businesses throughout the Greater Dublin region, which between them employ more than 300,000 staff. Each month we welcome new members to the Chamber who will benefit from what the chamber has to offer, but also by our existing members. Here is the list of members that have joined so far this month and a little bit about them.