Mullingar Chamber shortlisted for two awards

Mullingar Chamber of Commerce has been shortlisted for two awards by Chambers Ireland.

The chamber has been nominated in the Local Authority Collaboration category for its #LoveMullingar campaign. It has also been shortlisted for the Best Membership Initiative category in recognition of its initiative to increase its membership which saw its ranks swell by over 50 per cent last year.

John Geoghegan, president Mullingar Chamber of Commerce, said that the nominations are a indication of the progress made by the chamber in recent years.

“Mullingar Chamber is delighted to be a finalist in the Chambers Ireland awards for 2022 in the categories of Best Membership Initiatives and Best Local Authority Collaboration.  We feel these nominations is a very positive reflection of several years’ work by the chamber to grow our membership to a wider base by inviting new members to join and others taking the initiative to join us.

“We have also worked tirelessly to develop a collaborative relationship with Westmeath County Council that has really worked well in recent years. We feel a strong town should have a strong Chamber and are delighted with these nominations. I would like to thank all our members, stakeholders, supporters, board and above all our Office Manager Aisling Coleman and her assistant Louise Kelly for their constant and consistent work in making this happen. We are always looking for new members so please feel free to get in touch and help us grow this further”

Aisling Coleman, office manager at Mullingar Chamber of Commerce commented, “We are delighted to have been recognised by our peers at a national level. This is a testament to the work of our in-house team, our voluntary board, members and stakeholders, working together to enhance Mullingar as a place to live a work.

Chambers Ireland chief executive Ian Talbot says that the annual event awards chambers “who have delivered best-practice projects that have supported their members and their communities in a variety of ways”.

“While the local chambers across the network span cities and towns of highly divergent scales, the challenges that exist on the ground often share the same causes even if they are expressed in different ways.

“Our annual awards are a way to help our members learn from each other’s successes and to draw inspiration from the activities of chambers from across the network.

“Over the Covid crisis, this sense of shared challenges was never greater than for those of us who represent businesses, large and small.

“This year, we are delighted that we will at last be able to return to an in-person event for these awards on June 2.”