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Carn traders explore Chamber option 08.09.08

CARNDONAGH business people will hold a meeting tomorrow night aimed at setting up a chamber of commerce in the town.
A small working group met recently to discuss the feasibility of establishing the Carndonagh Chamber of Commerce. They have followed that up with an invitation to all businesses in the town and surrounding areas to meet tomorrow night at Simpson's with a view to the formal setting up of the business lobby group.
Carndonagh in Inishowen, Donegal "While the route to Chamber status can take up to two years, it was agreed that an immediate start should be made in advancing the positive aspects of the town in terms of investment and as a hub for Inishowen," said a spokesperson.
"Carndonagh has many attributes and we felt that it was time that
it was time that local businesses promoted the town as an ideal place to work and live in."
Topics on the agenda tomorrow night will include networking; information seminars; a relevant audit of the strengths of the town; involvement in discussions on the Donegal Development Plan; liaison with the county council; tourism potential; promotion of IT and knowledge-based services. The future chamber would also hope to promote enterprise at school level through an enterprise award.
The group is determined that the chamber will not become “a talking shop” and just another committee in the town. "Everyone will be required to provide an input and it is proposed to have a number of small teams working within the overall structure on their own areas of expertise," added the spokesperson.
A website, www.carndonaghchamber.com , has also been set up and interested parties can register on the site. All Carn businesses listed in the telephone directory have been invited to the meeting on Tuesday, September 9, at 8pm but anyone who inadvertently did not receive an invitation is asked to come along on the night. The meeting is expected to run no later than 9.30pm so punctual attendance will be appreciated.
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