Ballyhaunis Enterprise Town- all welcome
Best wishes to The Ballyhaunis Senior Ladies Team and management who will battle it out in the final against Tourmakeady this sunday at 1pm.
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Ballyhaunis employs approximately 2.500 people locally in various industries and the local chamber of commerce would like to see employees supporting local businesses this christmas. Lots of activities are planned in the run-up to the festive season . The Mayo SPCA will kick off celebrations with a market in the Parochial Hall on November 19th. On sunday November 26th the chrismas lights will be turned on by Santa and the blessing of the Crib will be performed by Fr. Farragher. December the 2nd is the annual Christmas Market day showcasing a wide range of local arts and crafts.
The Abbey Partnership will be hosting an information evening at the Abbey (The Friary) about how to make your home more energy efficient and warmer. This event will take place on Saturday November 25th at 8 pm. Two representatives from (SEAI) will speak on the opportunities for locals to make their homes more energy efficient and outline the grants available to make such improvements. Tea and coffee will be served after the talk and everyone is welcome.
Ballyhaunis Tidy towns are encouraging people to contact the local litter warden on 094 9024444 if they notice illegal dumping. This call comes after a number of cases of dumping of household rubbish in the area in recent weeks.
Best wishes to Gerry Winston and Joan Bourke on their wedding tomorrow.
Best wishes also to Liam Rochford and Laura Nestor who are getting married on saturday.
Delighted to congratulate Kathryn's Country Kitchen on receiving an award in the Eco Friendliness category at the recent JCI Friendly business awards in Cork.
Nice to see local businesses getting rewarded for their hard work.
Ballyhaunis received some good news in the last few days from the Dept of Rural and Community Development. €96,000 in funding has been sanctioned to revamp the square. This work will commence early in the new year and plans for the revamp are being worked on at the moment.
The next opening date for the Standard Innovation Voucher will be Weds 6th September with a closing date of Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 3pm.
Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.
The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses.
Mayo County Council has launched an iniative through a new national website designed to gather information on vacant homes throughout the country. Local government wants to engage with owners to assist in bringing these homes back in to use.
To see how it works, log on to www.vacanthomes.ie
Excellent Work Undertaken by Local Authorities Highlighted In Awards Shortlist
Chambers Ireland today (3 August 2017) announced the shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2017. This year there are a total of twenty three Local Authorities shortlisted over sixteen categories ranging from Active Communities to Local Authority Innovation. The 2017 Excellence in Local Government Awards are sponsored by Vodafone and held in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
New mentoring assistance available for micro-enterprises through Local Enterprise Offices
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell-O’Connor T.D., today (17th June) welcomed the news that Microfinance Ireland (or MFI), the not-for-profit Government Agency providing funded finance to micro-enterprises, is offering micro-businesses the opportunity to avail of a cut in its interest rates (down by 1%) from 1st July 2016.
The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) encourages all SMEs to keep informed of potential tender opportunities in coming months. Register on www.etenders.gov.ie to see all Irish public sector procurement opportunities.