Commencing in April 2020, County Carlow Chamber launched its Webinar Series, bringing together a host of experts to discuss a range of topics to support business through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Below you will find recordings of the webinars, allowing you to go back on the content to refresh your memory and also to catch up where you missed out.  Details of all upcoming webinars are in the events section.

Vicky Phelan Portrait Exhibition

County Carlow Chamber of Commerce were delighted to host a reception to welcome the Vicky Phelan Portrait to Carlow as part of a month long visit to the County.  The reception saw a number of presentations including artist Vincent Devine who created the piece.

Impact of Domestic Abuse on the Workplace

This Webinar hosted by County Carlow and Kilkenny Chambers discusses the Impact of Domestic Abuse on the Workplace.  Presented by Amber Womens Refuge, the session offers practical tips and advice to assist business owners, managers and teams in a range of ways. 

  • Is your business a safe and supportive workplace for all employees?
  • As part of your workplace harassment and bullying policies, do you have a policy to address the consequences of domestic violence and abuse?
  • What would you or a member of your management team do if a member of your staff disclosed they are a victim of domestic abuse?

Vaccine fairness for the developing world.- A Chambers roundtable with UNICEF

This roundtable session welcomes Owen Buckley of UNICEF Ireland to provide insight into the work of UNICEF in relation to Vaccine Fairness while also briefly discussing some of the other challenges and work carried out by their teams globally.  This event was organised by County Carlow Chamber in conjunction with Kilkenny Chamber and Laois Chamber.

  • Since March 2021, UNICEF has delivered more than one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to over 140 countries.
  • On this webinar hear how the Corporate Vaccine Alliance in Ireland supports UNICEF’s delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • View the webinar to see what impact your business can have in the race to end the pandemic for everyone.

The Essential Guide to Small Business Marketing

In today’s very competitive landscape, small business marketing is challenging. This session will give you the Knowledge you need to make the right decisions to market your business.  Presented by Lissa McPhillips of Dynamic Marketing  The Session will help you 

  • Stand out from the competition
  • Win sales
  • Discover best value activities to invest in
  • Plan and Structure your Marketing

Chamber Virtual Networking Lunch

The County Carlow Chamber Virtual Networking Lunch hosted by Eimear Ni Bhraonain of KCLR with a host of guests including Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science; Robert Quinn of Robert Quinn Ltd; Shauna Doyle of Doyles Tarmacadam and James Keogh of Rathwood Garden & Furniture World

Budget 2022 Briefing

Hear from our expert panel who provide insight, analysis and details on Budget 2022 and how to prepare for the challenges ahead.

The session does not only explore the details of Budget 2022, but also how it may impact your business in terms Recruitment and Retention.

Delivered by the teams at Harney Nolan Chartered Accountants and Matrix Recruitment Group

Three Steps to Getting Positive Media Exposure for Your Business

Did you know that journalists want to hear your good news stories?

But before they hear your story idea, you need to make sure you are pitching them the right way.  Christine Tobin of Solas Media Solutions will take you through the three simple steps for identifying a media opportunity, packaging it for a modern news room and pitching it for success.

Finance Options & Supports for the Business Community in Carlow

Tony Harney of Harney Nolan Chartered Accountants will lead this Lunch & Learn event, where he will discuss a number of financial measures and supports for SMEs, including Wage/Payroll Supports, CRSS, VAT, Duties.

John Madigan of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland will also be available to discuss innovative and accessible funding for the Business Community in Carlow.

The Lunch & Learn Series of events are being organised by County Carlow Chamber, Carlow Local Enterprise Office and IT Carlow

Budget Briefing 2021

The Budget Briefing 2021 in partnership with Harney Nolan Chartered Accountants takes a deep dive into the details of the budget released on 13th October by Ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath. With Presentations from Tony Harney and James Nolan.

Co Carlow Retail Seminar

The County Carlow Retail Seminar with MC, John Purcell of KCLR 96FM.  The seminar provided an opportunity for retailers around the county to network, share ideas and experiences and hear about measures, supports, programmes there to assist them.  We were delighted to have speakers including Colin Duggan, President of County Carlow Chamber; John Wall of From Me2You Gift Cards; Philip McDonald of Detail Menswear; Evelyn Moynihan of Kilkenny Group / Champion Green and Kieran Comerford of the Carlow Local Enterprise Office.

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace: How to handle a case delivered by Dean Carley and Douglas Higgins of  Peninsula in association with County Carlow Chamber of Commerce, it looks at how to ensure you are fully prepared should a case arise. How you have prepared and what measures you implement will be key.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment

While the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) has been around for a while, there are several changes coming online from 17th Sept.  Are you aware of all the changes, how they apply and indeed how they may impact on your business.

Presented by George Skelton and Arnold Smyth of RDA Accountants

An Independent Assessment of Supports for Business

There are a range of supports available for business through the current climate, however are you aware of which ones may be best suited to your business needs and how they can assist your business. Tony Harney and the James Nolan of Harney Nolan Chartered Accountants will take us through the supports and discuss them in detail.

Carrying out a COVID-19 Risk Assessment

In this webinar delivered by Douglas Higgins and Aisling O’Dwyer of Peninsula, we cover the most important aspects of the Back to Work Safety Protocol, such as the requirement to create a Business Response Plan, Covid19 risk assessments, correct use of PPE and the need to appoint and train at least one “lead worker representative” to work with you on ensuring the new protocols are followed.

How to build an online store in 20 minutes

Imagine being able to build and launch your own online store/shop in 20 minutes!  Well it is possible and in this session Conn Ó Muíneacháin of Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd, guides us through the process to setting up an online store within that timeframe.

Mapping the New Normal

Liam Murphy of Tir3D Surveys looks at how a precisely measured survey is the best start point when reorganising and redesigning any workspace layout to meet the new COVID-19 requirements for social distancing.

Training & Development through COVID-19

John Purcell of KCLR FM hosts a panel discussion to discuss Training and Development through COVID-19 with a panel of experts including: Edmond Connolly, South East Regional Skills; Aishling Ward, Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet; Pauline Hoctor, Carlow Local Enterprise Office; Joe Manning, Barrow Consultancy and Training Ltd; Eoin O’Brien, Institute of Technology Carlow

The difference between managing and leading change

The difference between managing and leading change in organisations is discussed by Dr James Ring of Ingenium Training and Consultancy as part of the County Carlow Chamber of Commerce webinar series.

Certs of Origin & Export Services

This webinar delivered by Brian O’Farrell of County Carlow Chamber and Michaela Reilly of Chambers Ireland discusses aspects of International Trade including Certificates of Origin and Export Services

Remote Working Solutions

Delivered by Paul Byrne and David Dooley of Business IT Solutions (BITS) the session discusses typical remote working solutions examining the pros/cons of each and speaking with Tom O’Neill of the New Work Junction co-working spaces

Keeping your Business safe and secure through COVID-19

Sgt Peter McConnon of the Carlow Kilkenny Division of An Garda Siochana discusses keeping your business safe and secure through COVID-19

HR Issues arising from COVID-19

Kirsty Kavanagh, Principal at Kavanagh & Co Solicitors discusses the HR issues that have arisen as a result of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Working Capital Loan Scheme

John Madigan of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland discussed the €200m COVID-19 Working Capital Loan Scheme and how it can be applied to your business.

Trading Online

Gary Evans of discusses the What, How & Why of Trading Online, joined by Pauline Hoctor of the Carlow Local Enterprise Office to discuss supports to help you take you business online.