Press release from Meath County Chamber
Good news and positivity trending in County Meath
The governments path to reopening is well under way and County Meath Chamber, along with all of its members, are delighted to see non-essential retail and businesses offering personal services reopen today, the 10th of May. It has been a long four months of restrictions and while there is still a way to go to get all Meath businesses re-opened, today represents another step closer to a return to economic stability in County Meath.
For well over a year, County Meath Chamber have been supporting businesses in the region through the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic. From lobbying the government for business supports for its members, to organising online employment fairs and networking opportunities, the Chamber has been a constant voice for the community in Meath. Paula McCaul, CEO of Meath County Chamber is optimistic for the future- “We have tried to remain as positive as possible with the business community in Meath and to constantly communicate updates on supports and relevant news. Today is a day of hope for so many businesses that are re-opening and a source of anticipation for many others”
The effort from the team at County Meath Chamber has not gone un-noticed and last week, Chambers Ireland announced that Meath County Chamber had been shortlisted for the award of “Best partnership for Business”. This award highlights initiatives where a Chamber network has successfully worked in partnership with another organisation. The unique partnership between County Meath Chamber and Facebook resulted in a Covid Fund of €250,000 being administered to 325 Meath Businesses to help them adapt and change in response to the Covid pandemic during Lockdown one. John V Farrelly, chairperson of Meath County Chamber is delighted for the team- “All the team at County Meath Chamber give 100% in everything they do. This nomination is well-deserved and we have our fingers crossed for the Chambers Ireland announcement of the winner”.
Facebook is also delighted with the recognition from Chambers Ireland Mark Hunter, Site Manager at Facebook’s Clonee Data Centre “We are so pleased to see that has been nominated for an award for our partnership on the Covid-19 Fund last year! As we said at the time, small businesses are the backbone of the economy and they sit at the heart of the local community in Meath” Mark Hunter, Site Manager at Facebook’s Clonee Data Centre
The news of a national award comes as the Chamber is in the process of rolling out the Mí Meath Card. Mí Meath is aimed at keeping the local economy booming by encouraging consumers to spend in the county and keep money circulating in the locality. The Mí Meath prepaid, reloadable, contactless, chip ‘n’ pin cards can be spent online or instore anywhere in Meath where businesses have registered. “The take-up from local businesses has been phenomenal and we are looking forward to opening up the card for sale this month to the public” said Paula McCaul, CEO of Meath County Chamber.
It’s not just Meath businesses that are benefiting from the lifting of restrictions by government. Meath County Chamber also hosts a flourishing Job Wall on its website with over 150 positions being advertised at the moment for all across Meath. County Meath is open for business and it looking for talent all across the County. To view all available positions just visit the Jobs wall on the County Meath Chamber website.
County Meath Chamber are also advertising a community employment experience position to join their team. If you are interested in gaining the experience and wish to find out more information just email firstname.lastname@example.org
To become a member of County Meath Chamber and join the Meath Business Directory of over 1,200 businesses just email email@example.com