The Westport Chamber Annual General Meeting 2023
The Tommy Marren Show, Midwest Radio broadcasting from The Leeson Enterprise Centre
To celebrate the power of Midwest Radio they are hosting a series of spotlight weeks across Mayo to showcase our towns, our businesses and our people. This week the Spotlight is on Westport, and today's Tommy Marren Show was broadcasted from the Leeson Enterprise Centre on Altamont Street, hosted in conjunction with The Westport Chamber of Commerce. Tommie spoke to some familiar and established Westport business owners and Chamber members plus some new and emerging businesses, and off course our very own CEO of The Westport Chamber and Manager of the Leeson Enterprise Centre, Geraldine Horkan. It was a great opportunity to showcase the huge array of businesses that Westport has to offer and the vibrancy and choice to the shoppers of Westport Town. Thanks to Tommy, Brendan, Kieran and all the Midwest team.
Graham Byrne,Krēm Gelateria & Cafe. Michael Lennon,Westport Woods Hotel. Darren Cawley, Westport Walking Tours. David Tyrrell, McCarthy's Bar & Guesthouse. Joe O'malley, Cosy Joe's Bar and The Porterhouse. Colm McLoughlin, Market 57. Aoife O'Neill, The Creel. Brid Conroy, Tertulia Books. Dermot Kelly, P.J. Kelly's Homevalue. Paul McCarthy, Townhouse. Joan Collins, Seasalt Cornwall Westport.
The Big Business Breakfast 2022
The Westport Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the return of the Big Business Breakfast, a free networking event with an expert business panel!
The Big Business Breakfast is focused on networking, reconnecting and empowering businesses.
This is a FREE NETWORKING EVENT open to all businesses, both members and non-members, and is set to be a hub for generating new ideas, learning from others, strengthening existing relationships, and creating new ones.
We encourage as many as possible to join us as there are opportunities to learn from other business minds, but also to share your experiences that may help another in similar situations.
Register your interest and book your place through the link below
Win Back Big - Webinar May 18th 2021
Westport Chamber AGM
Westport Christmas Festival - December, 2020
Westival - October 21-26th, 2020
Westport Chamber also offers a support to Westival, Westport Music and Arts Festival, and works closely with the festival committee in promotion of the festival through various forms of online media. This year's festival takes place from 21st to 26th of October 2020.
The Big Business Breakfast - March 6th, 2020
The Westport Chamber of Commerce hosted a morning networking event on Friday, March 6th in the Leeson Enterprise Centre that was deemed to be a great success. Westport Chamber was delighted with the attendance and level of engagement from a packed room of local businesses, with speakers Declan Lavelle, Head of Rates Valuation Services at the Valuation Office Ireland and Niall Tracey, Director of Marketing with Fáilte Ireland.
We are sure that all who attended the breakfast networking morning will agree that a special mention must go to Aoife O’Neill and her team from The Creel Coffee House at the Quay for the amazing spread of breakfast treats with all ingredients locally sourced from around the Clew Bay area.
Declan Lavelle, the Head of Rates Valuation Services presented the national revaluation programme, Reval2021, which was a key topic that attracted attention of the local business community. Declan addressed some concerns and answered questions regarding the rates valuation process and methods of appealing the process.
Niall Tracey, Head of Marketing in Failte Ireland, then presented a report with recent tourism statistics, Visitor Insights & Inspiration – A Clew Bay View. Niall discussed the findings of visitor attitudes from research conducted summer season 2019 in key tourist destinations and compared these figures to that of Westport and Clew Bay. The report positioned Westport and the Clew Bay area as one of the leading tourist attractions along the Wild Atlantic Way, highlighting strengths like friendliness among the locals, stunning scenery and activities.
“The Chamber committee is delighted to be able to bring events like this, which help educate and prepare us all for the changing business environment. It also creates the space for strengthening business relationships and capturing the views of the business community in order to develop a framework for the future growth of the town” Says Helen Gavin “