Join us for our next Business After Hours at The Book Centre, where Chamber members CTS Technologies will give an introduction and demonstration of IP and HD CCTV Systems, while CCS Security will discuss the importance of having professional security services on site.
Having used the combined services of CTS Technologies and CCS Security recently, The Book Centre is best placed to showcase how their services can enhance your business and offer an instant return on your investment.
You could also be in with the chance to win some great prizes on the night, so don’t forget your business cards!
About CTS Technologies
CTS offer a comprehensive security package for new and refurbished domestic and commercial buildings. CTS deliver optimum solutions, cost-effectively and on time, tailored to the demands of each project. CTS has built a reputation as leaders in both design and installation of CCTV, intruder alarms, access control, intercom, PA systems and data wiring using cutting edge security solutions.
CTS has a policy of constantly investing in research, the latest technological advancements and ensuring that the services provided are innovative, comprehensive, cost-effective and meet the needs of the clients.
About CCS Security
CCS delivers services across the entire spectrum of security including mobile patrols, alarm response, retail, static, door, event and anti-social behaviour management. CCS has a strong proven record in the protection of vacant properties, construction and unoccupied sites.
CCS understands fully the dynamic nature of Security & Facilities provision and continually maintains a company structure, management experience and staff training that ensure they are equipped to provide a fully scalable and flexible serviceable to meet new or urgent changes to client’s requirements.
About The Book Centre
One of Waterford’s largest family run retailers, operating 45 years,The Book Centre has recently undergone a major investment in their security, using the services of CTS Technology and CCS Security. Hear their story on how the investment has already paid for itself and taken their in-store security to a whole new level.
Date: Thursday, 9th March
Venue: The Book Centre
Cost: Free of charge
BOOKINGS: Contact Lynda at 051 311130 or
Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Cllr Adam Wyse, cut the ribbon on the new self-service lobby at AIB Bank, The Quay, at a Corporate evening co-hosted with Waterford Chamber.
The new self-service lobby is now open 364 days of the year from 8am to 9pm and is a significant move marking another important milestone in the bank's customer-led strategy.
Speaking at the event Waterford Chamber President Laurent Borla said: “The investment by AIB Bank shows their commitment to Waterford and I’m led to believe the branch here on the Quay is only one of a select few who have been approved for such a modern and dynamic transformation.”
Over the past number of years, AIB Bank has transformed its business to be more focussed on customer needs, with flexible banking hours, the latest in in-branch technologies and significant improvements in mobile and online banking.
AIB Bank Branch Manager Marian Keane thanked the invited guests for their attendance and continued custom. She said, as a team, they are extremely pleased with the refurbishment and look forward to bringing the banking experience to a whole new level for the customer. “We are proud and delighted that our Branch was one of the flagship branches to be chosen for this level of upgrade and we are one of 20 branches in the Country to have a Lobby with extended opening hours. This is thanks to the support of the people of Waterford and its environs who have supported AIB over many years.”
Waterford Chamber and Waterford Chamber Skillnet kicked off their 2017 Learn at Lunch series by teaming up with PwC at Dooley’s Hotel. Senior Manager Brian Hogan is PwC South East's VAT specialist and gave a talk on VAT in a growing economy, while Lisa Cliffe, a Manager in PwC's Entity Governance and Compliance Department, gave a comprehensive update on Company Law.
New theatre season launched at Waterford Chamber Business After Hours
There’s a dramatic season ahead at the Theatre Royal, as guests of the Waterford Chamber Business After Hours event were informed of the new season schedule in the historic theatre on Thursday night.
Welcoming in excess of one hundred business people and theatre enthusiasts, Waterford Chamber Deputy President Paul Nolan said: “Pearls like the Theatre Royal in the Viking Triangle are an integral part of Waterford. Their ongoing creative offering brings our world renowned arts and culture heritage to life.”
Mr Nolan went on to say that “proactivity creates vibrancy”, reminding the audience that Waterford Chamber was their organisation, the voice of business for Waterford and its strength lay in the vibrancy of its membership.
Guests were treated to delicious food, music by the Butterfly Band and a fascinating historical tour of one of Waterford’s oldest buildings. Meanwhile Artistic Director Ben Barnes launched the new season, showcasing some of the exciting events on the 2017 schedule, of which highlights include the much anticipated return of My Real Life and the tour of Lyric Theatre’s Educating Rita and Opera Theatre Company’s Acis & Galatea.
Commenting on the event, Theatre Royal Commercial Director Nora Widger said: “A rich and vibrant arts culture is at the heart of the development of our City and Region. Partnering with Waterford Chamber for their first Business After Hours in 2017 allows us the opportunity to bring the diverse offering which Theatre Royal provides to the Chamber members and a wider audience.”
Waterford Chamber and Bank of Ireland hosted an 'Inspiring Women in Business Lunch' at the Athenaeum House Hotel on Friday, 2nd December with guest speaker, Ruth Beadle, General Manager at Sanofi Waterford.
Over 250 members of the Waterford business community gathered at the Tower Hotel on Friday evening last for a very successful, Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner accompanied by a wonderful contribution from the guest speaker founder of Pieta House Joan Freeman who told the audience that the people of Waterford are an example of a community of coming together.
Opening the evening, Mayor of the City and County of Waterford, Cllr Adam Wyse said: “It’s important that we use these opportunities to network and to further improve relationships which allow us as Waterford Council, Waterford Chamber, local traders and as people to work as a collective for one goal. That goal is for the people living and working in this city to be happy and to enjoy what they have around them. That can only be achieved as a collective, I strongly believe that.
Very soon we will have one of our biggest and most entertaining events kicking off. Winterval will begin and we are confident that it will be another major success. I simply could not imagine Waterford without Winterval anymore. We have truly become Irelands Christmas location. This festive period is extremely important for all of our local traders and it’s their continued support and sponsorship which has made the festival so successful in the past and will ensure its success into the future. I would encourage everyone here to support Winterval as much as possible.
We are not just a retail centre. We are not just a festival city. We are not just a coastline and we are not just the Viking Triangle. We are Ireland’s Oldest City, we are a city of innovators, artists, statesman, and legislators and most importantly, we are a city of hard workers. So let’s continue on this path and ensure everyone sees that Waterford is vibrant, safe and also a whole lot of fun.” Mayor of Waterford concluded.
Speaking at the event and welcoming the guest speaker on the evening was President of Waterford Chamber, Mr Laurent Borla said: "This annual dinner is a great occasion for the business community to recognise and acknowledge what is good about Waterford. We face many challenges but we are also creating many opportunities. The story of Pieta House shows us that motivated and resilient people like Senator Joan Freeman can transform our community. As business leaders, we have a responsibility to demonstrate vision, courage and drive to shape a better future for all."
Speaking on the evening Joan Freeman said “From the beginning I felt part of a mighty community – a community who loved their neighbours and who in essence loved humanity. The people of Waterford are a perfect example of a community coming together to bring a life-saving service for the most vulnerable men, women and children in their city.”
The Annual Dinner was sponsored by Liberty Blue Estate Agents and the drinks reception was sponsored by McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances.