Chamber president John Geoghegan with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.

Ticket sales brisk for Mullingar Chamber Business Awards Dinner

Ticket sales have been brisk for the Mullingar Chamber Business Awards Dinner in the Mullingar Park Hotel on November 4.

Almost 250 tickets have been sold so far and given the current climate, chamber president John Geoghegan says that the chamber is very happy with the response from local businesses and the wider community.

“Ticket sales have been going really well. The rise in the cost of living is a major issue but we already have 250 tickets sold and are hoping to sell more in the coming weeks.

“We are delighted to have Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe coming. He is an amazing operator and is recognised internationally for his leadership and expertise. We couldn't be happier to have him as our guest speaker and really appreciate the contribution of Minister Peter Burke is helping to secure his attendance at the event.”

Minister Donohoe says that he is looking forward to attending the awards dinner.

“I’m delighted to be joining the members of Mullingar Chamber to recognise businesses in Westmeath and also to discuss the continuing challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit. Delivering balanced regional growth and building strong communities is a commitment of this government and we will work with organisations such as Mullingar Chamber to deliver these objectives”

Sponsored by The Ardonagh Group, the event commences at 6.30pm with a drinks reception at which the musical entertainment will be provided by Taobh Na Mara, the All Ireland Céili Band champions.

Following Minister Donohoe’s address, there will then be a small facilitated panel discussion around the topic of Ireland After Brexit and Covid – The Opportunities and Challenges, which will include Minister Donohoe, Shane Keating [Chief Data Officer - Ardonagh Group], Ted Wright [CEO – Writech Industrial Services], Dr Anne Cusack [Chair Midlands Region Economic Forum] and Mags Brennan [Head of Business Banking – PTSB], facilitated by our MC on the night, Joan Mulvihill.

Once the panel discussion concludes there will be a three-course meal with drinks served and then there will be the awards ceremony where 11 businesses will be presented with awards in various categories and the night will conclude with live music from the Cronin brothers' band The Afters.

Chamber president Geoghegan says that the event will give members the opportunity to "celebrate our town and county as Ireland moves to a new phase and embraces the challenges ahead".

“The response from local businesses and groups has been overwhelming. I think it speaks volumes on how strong the town is economically and culturally.”

Anyone interested in buying tickets should contact the chamber office on 044 93 44044 or click here.