Longford Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Ezine April 2016

Ibec Midlands Regional Insights Series invites participates for a seminar to explore   how innovation can drive company performance which will take place on Wednesday 4 May at 11.00am at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.

The 2 hour regional seminar will look at three specific areas:

Introduction – Ibec will set the scene on the current policy framework for innovation

Part 1: The experiences of local companies
Part 2: The support available for business when it comes to innovation
Part 3: HR practices that encourage staff to be innovation

The event will also provide an opportunity to hear about how best to collaborate with local higher education institutions as well as network with other businesses and stakeholders in the region.

The event will run from 11.00 – 1.00 and will be followed by light lunch.

Places can be reserved at www.ibec.ie/0/booknow

Kind regards,

EUROCHAMBRES invite you to attend an upcoming EU Policy Event – Making the EU Work for Irish Business

Speakers on the morning will include:

Ben Butters, Policy Director, Eurochambres
Ian Talbot, Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland and newly appointed Deputy President of Eurochambres

THEME: Making the EU Work for Irish Business
DATE: 12th May 2016
TIME: 9.30am – 12.30pm
LOCATION: Dublin City Centre

RSVP to: Leona Murphy leona.murphy@chambers.ie
Programme details and venue to follow

Get Involved
Longford Chamber of Commerce & Industry held their ‘Get Involved – Longford 2016’ initiative on Saturday, April 16, at Longford Rugby Club from 10am to 4pm.
‘Think tank’ session was for all Longford town based groups, clubs and organisations. The morning section was   opened with a briefing from Gerard Brady, a senior economist with IBEC and a native of Ballinalee. Followed by a presentation from acting County Manager, Barbara Heslin.
The session outlined the Council’s Local Economic & Community Plan (LECP) 2015-21, other key strategic documents, and to formulate a series of objectives for the town over the next three to five years. A detailed report of the outcomes and priorities set out by the group will be published in few weeks. Followed by a meeting with the 4 TD’s that represent Longford.

The Burden Tracker
Chambers Ireland, in partnership with Eurochambres, is taking part in a project known as the “Burden Tracker”, which aims to indentify pieces of legislation that are burdensome for SMEs and subsequently alert policy makers to their negative impact.

This project was created to support REFIT, the European Commission’s Regulatory Fitness and Performance programme. Action is taken to make EU law simpler and to reduce regulatory costs, thus contributing to a clear, stable and predictable regulatory framework supporting growth and jobs.

For more information contact   Ireland Chambers on why the need for support,Identified pieces of legislation,why is burdensome and what they need from Business.

Important Notice
Revenue Commissioners, Sligo With effect from 11 April 2016  the Sligo Revenue Information Office will provide service by: APPOINTMENT ONLY Contact 071 914 8620 to make an appointment.  Phone line open 09:30 – 16:00 Monday – Friday.
Please note: You can use our secure online services which are available 24/7, 365 days:
• PAYE Customers
• Business Customers
See www.revenue.ie for more details on myaccount and ROS or to download Forms and Leaflets.
Regional LoCall services will continue to operate as normal:
• PAYE: 1890 777 425
• Business Taxes: 1890 216 216