Arklow & District Chamber Awards
The Arklow Chamber of Commerce President Mr Donal Murray was delighted to welcome over 230 people to the Chamber Ball & Business Awards event in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday the 14th September. The event was a huge success and celebrated the accomplishments of many local businesses in Arklow.
Many Thanks to the sponsors of the awards, ASL Safety Training, The Arklow Bay Hotel, Glen Fuel Services Ltd, Harmony Timber Solutions & Servier Ireland Industries Ltd.
In addition The Arklow Chamber President would like to extend his thanks to Bank of Ireland & The Wicklow People who very kindly supported the event.
A warm welcome was given to the guest speaker Mr Bobby Kerr who delivered an inspiring and motivational speech. Many Congratulations to all nominees that were shortlisted and to the winners of each of the award categories.
The winners of the 2018 Business Awards are as:
Rising Star Award Winner: FayeBella
Best Business for Customer Service Award Winner: Armstrong Life Pharmacy
Community Award Winner: Arklow Town Team
The Employee of the Year Award: Cormac Funge of The Arklow Bay Hotel
The 2018 Person of the Year Award : Mary Nolan Hickey
To mark 90 years in business, McMullan’s Arklow is hosting a charity fashion show in aid of Arklow Community Action Resource Centre on Friday 19th October in Árus Lorcáin. Tickets cost €12 and include a cheese and wine reception. The show will feature fashion from McMullan’s, John Flood, Fayebella, B Couture Bridal and Ralph O’Connell’s. This promises to be a great night of fun, fashion and food. All are welcome to attend.
Autumn Art Exhibition
Arklow Visual Arts Gallery is holding its first Autumn Art exhibition. The exhibition opens on Tuesday evening, September 18th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will run until Friday, September 28th.
Seven local artists are participating in the show featuring paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media and wood creations. The artists are Mary Mitchell, Helen Hiney, David Owens, Tony Byrne, Michael Sheehan, Masie Dillon and Patrick Power. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Positive Ageing Week
The official launch of Arklow Positive Ageing Week takes place on Friday 28th September at 2 p.m. at Arklow Library.
Positive Ageing Week is a national celebration of the contribution that older people have made and continue to make in the community.
Arklow centre hosting social media course
Arklow Business Enterprise Centre will host a one-day course on designing a social media campaign for beginners. Local Enterprise Wicklow is behind the course, which takes place on Wednesday 10th October from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Participants need to have a personal Facebook and Twitter account set up before attending this course, and to be familiar with both applications. This training day is about setting up a social media presence for a business, not for personal use.
This one day course is aimed at people, owner managers or key staff, who may not have taken their business online and are interested in exploring the potential of social media as a brand building and marketing mechanism for their business.
On completion of this programme, participants will have the knowledge to decide what social media platforms are suited to their business needs and the skill to take their business onto Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. This course will demonstrate the basics of setting up social media accounts for business.
The cost of the course is €60 and the trainer is Michael Keogh of The Entrepreneurs Academy.