Reasons to Join
10 Reasons to Join Tullamore & District Chamber
1. Local Representation: The Chamber is the strongest business advocacy group in County Offaly. We assist in the formulation and monitor the implementation of local government policy. We represent the business community’s interests on several committees:
a. Four Strategic Policy Committees
b. Local Community Development Committee
c. Public Participation Network
d. Public Realm & Economic Development Working Groups
e. Education & Training Board
2. National Representation: Through Chambers Ireland, we provide submissions on national policy such as The Budget and Action Plan for Jobs. We also lobby relevant authorities to ensure Tullamore is served by modern infrastructure.
3. Certificates of Origin: We support exporting members by providing a fully accredited service.
4. Information: Through our mailing list and social medial platforms, members and non-members alike are kept informed of local issues, events and approved promotions.
5. Members Directory: We promote member businesses via our online directory and adverts.
6. Office: Our centrally located office is an activity and information hub. It is often the first port of call for entrepreneurs seeking to set up a business in Tullamore.
7. Place Making: An increasingly important factor in attracting investment, we work hard to identify and promote the best aspects of living and working in and around Tullamore.
8. Keeping Business Local: Chamber “Quids” Vouchers provide a tax-free way to help people shop locally, and ensure the local economy benefits from “the multiplier effect”.
9. Community Building: Chamber working groups facilitate peer-to-peer collaboration on collective promotions, fundraisers, Christmas lights, clean-ups and co-ordinated colour schemes, all of which fosters a spirit of shared purpose, belonging and collective responsibility.
10. Social: What’s the point if it isn’t FUN?! Speed networking events, the annual Chamber Barbecue and Business Awards are great events at which to socialise and share knowledge.
Recent Good News Stories reinforce the reasons for being in Tullamore:
- The midlands region has been designated as Ireland’s centre of excellence for Advanced, Discreet & Additive Manufacturing Technologies, Industrial Design and Smart Factories. This has led to the establishment of the Midlands Manufacturing Technology Campus close to Tullamore.
- There has been a 75% increase in the number of Offaly students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in college.
- Offaly County Council has been chosen to lead the development of the Regional Energy Hub.
- Bord na Móna are diversifying the use of cutaway bogs in Offaly for solar, wind and biomass energy generation, also for eco-tourism.
- Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey continue to invest in their spectacular distillery, bottling plant and visitor facilities.
- Tullamore has high quality infrastructure, property and affordable talent to support the growing Internationally Traded Services cluster.
- Fibre Broadband is available throughout Tullamore.
- Ongoing investment in “Greenways” and “Blueways” will augment access to high quality Cycling Trails for family-friendly leisure pursuits and healthy lifestyles.