Events Calendar

Nov
4
Wed
Tourism Public Consultation Forum – LEADER @ Kennedy Glasgow Centre
Nov 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

We will be holding a series of sector meetings in Ballina, during week commencing 1st November 2015 and we are anxious to hear from as many people as possible. If you are based in the Ballina Municipal District and work, volunteer or have a particular interest in any of the following sectors, we would greatly welcome your attendance where we will be working to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify development opportunities across each sector.

Venue: the Kennedy Glasgow Centre, The Quay, Ballina.

  •  Education and training (all levels) – Monday 2nd November, 6.30pm,
  • Social Inclusion/Disadvantaged groups – Tuesday 3rd November, 11am
  • Tourism – Wednesday 4th November, 11.30am
  • Agriculture (focusing on diversification/agri-food/agri-tourism) and Environment – Wednesday 4th November, 7.30pm
  • Enterprise – Thursday 5th November, 11am
  • Youth (young people and people working/volunteering in the youth sector are welcome to attend) – Thursday 5th November, 7.30pm
  • Food & Beverage – Friday 6th November, 11am
Agriculture, Environment and Energy Public Consultation Forum – LEADER @ Kennedy Glasgow Centre
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We will be holding a series of sector meetings in Ballina, during week commencing 1st November 2015 and we are anxious to hear from as many people as possible. If you are based in the Ballina Municipal District and work, volunteer or have a particular interest in any of the following sectors, we would greatly welcome your attendance where we will be working to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify development opportunities across each sector.

Venue: the Kennedy Glasgow Centre, The Quay, Ballina.

  •  Education and training (all levels) – Monday 2nd November, 6.30pm,
  • Social Inclusion/Disadvantaged groups – Tuesday 3rd November, 11am
  • Tourism – Wednesday 4th November, 11.30am
  • Agriculture (focusing on diversification/agri-food/agri-tourism) and Environment – Wednesday 4th November, 7.30pm
  • Enterprise – Thursday 5th November, 11am
  • Youth (young people and people working/volunteering in the youth sector are welcome to attend) – Thursday 5th November, 7.30pm
  • Food & Beverage – Friday 6th November, 11am

 

Nov
5
Thu
Enterprise – Public Consultation Forum – LEADER @ Kennedy Glasgow Centre
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

We will be holding a series of sector meetings in Ballina, during week commencing 1st November 2015 and we are anxious to hear from as many people as possible. If you are based in the Ballina Municipal District and work, volunteer or have a particular interest in any of the following sectors, we would greatly welcome your attendance where we will be working to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify development opportunities across each sector.

Venue: the Kennedy Glasgow Centre, The Quay, Ballina.

  •  Education and training (all levels) – Monday 2nd November, 6.30pm,
  • Social Inclusion/Disadvantaged groups – Tuesday 3rd November, 11am
  • Tourism – Wednesday 4th November, 11.30am
  • Agriculture (focusing on diversification/agri-food/agri-tourism) and Environment – Wednesday 4th November, 7.30pm
  • Enterprise – Thursday 5th November, 11am
  • Youth (young people and people working/volunteering in the youth sector are welcome to attend) – Thursday 5th November, 7.30pm
  • Food & Beverage – Friday 6th November, 11am
Food and Beverage Public Consultation Forum – LEADER @ Kennedy Glasgow Centre
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am

We will be holding a series of sector meetings in Ballina, during week commencing 1st November 2015 and we are anxious to hear from as many people as possible. If you are based in the Ballina Municipal District and work, volunteer or have a particular interest in any of the following sectors, we would greatly welcome your attendance where we will be working to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify development opportunities across each sector.

Venue: the Kennedy Glasgow Centre, The Quay, Ballina.

  •  Education and training (all levels) – Monday 2nd November, 6.30pm,
  • Social Inclusion/Disadvantaged groups – Tuesday 3rd November, 11am
  • Tourism – Wednesday 4th November, 11.30am
  • Agriculture (focusing on diversification/agri-food/agri-tourism) and Environment – Wednesday 4th November, 7.30pm
  • Enterprise – Thursday 5th November, 11am
  • Youth (young people and people working/volunteering in the youth sector are welcome to attend) – Thursday 5th November, 7.30pm
  • Food & Beverage (retail, production and hospitality) – Friday 6th November, 11am

 

Youth Public Consultation Forum – LEADER @ Kennedy Glasgow Centure
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We will be holding a series of sector meetings in Ballina, during week commencing 1st November 2015 and we are anxious to hear from as many people as possible. If you are based in the Ballina Municipal District and work, volunteer or have a particular interest in any of the following sectors, we would greatly welcome your attendance where we will be working to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify development opportunities across each sector.

Venue: the Kennedy Glasgow Centre, The Quay, Ballina.

  •  Education and training (all levels) – Monday 2nd November, 6.30pm,
  • Social Inclusion/Disadvantaged groups – Tuesday 3rd November, 11am
  • Tourism – Wednesday 4th November, 11.30am
  • Agriculture (focusing on diversification/agri-food/agri-tourism) and Environment – Wednesday 4th November, 7.30pm
  • Enterprise – Thursday 5th November, 11am
  • Youth (young people and people working/volunteering in the youth sector are welcome to attend) – Thursday 5th November, 7.30pm
  • Food & Beverage – Friday 6th November, 11am

 

Mar
9
Thu
Information Evening: GMIT New Frontiers Entrepreneurship Programme @ Greenhills Enterprise Centre
Mar 9 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Are you thinking of starting a new business? The New Frontiers Entrepreneurship Programme will commence on April 1st 2017 in the GMIT Innovation Hubs in Galway and Mayo. This excellent programme offers a combination of extensive mentoring, expert modules and access to iHUB facilities. Qualifying entrepreneurs will receive €15,000 in funding from Enterprise Ireland (subject to reviews).

An information evening will take place here in Moy Valley Resources (above Moloney Supervalu) on Thursday March 9th at 6:15pm. 

 New Frontiers Entrepreneurship Programme

Apr
26
Wed
Fuelling Ambition Roadshow – Encouraging Female entrepreneurs to maximise their full potential @ Breaffy House Hotel & Resort
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm

The Fuelling Ambition Roadshow takes place in Breaffy House Hotel on Wedneday, April 26th at 6:30pm.

 

Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland announce The Fuelling Ambition Roadshow for female entrepreneurs in the West. 

The ‘Fuelling Ambition – Steps to Success’ West event, organised by Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Mayo Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and the Entrepreneurs Academy, is free of charge to existing and potential entrepreneurs and business women. Booking is strongly advised.

Building on the successful ‘Fuelling Ambition’ initiative introduced in 2016, this year’s roadshow will feature an Elevator Pitch competition with a prize package worth €4,000 at each location including:

  • 10 sessions with Enterprise Ireland Mentors
  • Attendance at Enterprise Ireland’s Excel at Export Selling training programme
  • Annual membership of Network Ireland
  • Leadership training programme with the Entrepreneurs Academy, a national entrepreneur development organisation

The event aims to encourage, support and drive the ambition of female entrepreneurs in the West and across the country. Lorraine Patridge, Team Horizon and Emma Killian, BriteBiz, two thriving Irish entrepreneurs, will share their business journeys and ‘steps to success’ at the event.

Click here for more information and to register!

 

Fuelling Ambition Roadshow Mayo

Apr
27
Thu
Breakfast Seminar: Wills, Trusts and Enduring Power of Attorney @ Ballina Chamber Of Commerce Offices
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

 

This seminar, covering succession planning, is a must for anyone who has made or is contemplating making a will.

It will focus on the importance of having a will in place, cover the keys elements of a valid will, the areas that give rise to problems with wills, and offer solutions to these pitfalls.

Topics will include spousal, children and co-habitant rights, cross border issues, guardians, trustees, executors and trusts (for minors and incapacitated beneficiaries), and Enduring power of Attorney.

The effect of divorce and separation on wills, and what happens when there is no will, will also be addressed.

Presenter: Peter Loftus of Bourke, Carrigg and Loftus.

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the Law trade and is a partner in the Bourke, Carrigg Loftus Law firm. 

Booking Essential as spaces are limited. Contact 096 72800 or Email info@ballina.ie to reserve your spot.

 

May
2
Tue
USING FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS – ADVANCED  @ Ballina Chamber of Commerce Offices
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Objective

The aim of the programme is to assist those who already have completed the “Using Facebook for Business – Beginner” course and has an established business Facebook page to take their use of Facebook as a business development tool to the next level.

Duration: Half-day Evenings)

Facebook (Advanced)

  • 2017 Facebook trends. What’s new?
  • Page setup – 11 essential things to get right
  • 9 Ways to Improve the Organic Reach of your page
  • How to run a legitimate Facebook competitions that appeal to your target audiences

Facebook Advertising

63% of the Irish population have a Facebook Account and 70% check in to Facebook at least once a day.  The average user checks their Facebook feed 150 times a day.  Facebook advertising is something that every business owner should consider using to reach customers and potential customers.

Duration: Half Day.

Course Overview

  • Why every business should be using Facebook Ads
  • Overview of the 3 ways to run adverts
    • Overview of the basic “on page” options
    • Overview of the Ad creation tool
    • Overview of the Power editor & why you should use it
  • How to create targeted audiences
    • How to target people near your business
    • How to create an audience based on demographics
    • How to create an audience based on an interest shown in a product/service
    • Targeting people who have recently visited your website (remarketing)
    • Targeting existing customers using your customer database
    • How to target the most engaged fans on your business page
    • How to create lookalike audiences based on traffic to your website, people that like your business page etc.
  • Demonstrating the different types of Facebook Ads and when to use them
    • Awareness campaigns
    • Consideration Campaigns
    • Conversion Campaigns
  • How to create successful ads
    • Tips for using Image/Video Ads
    • How to write effective Ad copy
  • Understanding and analysing campaign results.

 

May
9
Tue
USING FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS – ADVANCED  @ Ballina Chamber of Commerce Offices
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Objective

The aim of the programme is to assist those who already have completed the “Using Facebook for Business – Beginner” course and has an established business Facebook page to take their use of Facebook as a business development tool to the next level.

Duration: Half-day Evenings)

Facebook (Advanced)

  • 2017 Facebook trends. What’s new?
  • Page setup – 11 essential things to get right
  • 9 Ways to Improve the Organic Reach of your page
  • How to run a legitimate Facebook competitions that appeal to your target audiences

Facebook Advertising

63% of the Irish population have a Facebook Account and 70% check in to Facebook at least once a day.  The average user checks their Facebook feed 150 times a day.  Facebook advertising is something that every business owner should consider using to reach customers and potential customers.

Duration: Half Day.

Course Overview

  • Why every business should be using Facebook Ads
  • Overview of the 3 ways to run adverts
    • Overview of the basic “on page” options
    • Overview of the Ad creation tool
    • Overview of the Power editor & why you should use it
  • How to create targeted audiences
    • How to target people near your business
    • How to create an audience based on demographics
    • How to create an audience based on an interest shown in a product/service
    • Targeting people who have recently visited your website (remarketing)
    • Targeting existing customers using your customer database
    • How to target the most engaged fans on your business page
    • How to create lookalike audiences based on traffic to your website, people that like your business page etc.
  • Demonstrating the different types of Facebook Ads and when to use them
    • Awareness campaigns
    • Consideration Campaigns
    • Conversion Campaigns
  • How to create successful ads
    • Tips for using Image/Video Ads
    • How to write effective Ad copy
  • Understanding and analysing campaign results.