Edenderry businesses fighting back

AN exciting new initiative to create and improve the business environment in Edenderry has been launched in a bid to provide a support network for the town’s business people.

AN exciting new initiative to create and improve the business environment in Edenderry has been launched in a bid to provide a support network for the town’s business people.

The new group, Edenderry Credit Union Business Support [ECUBS] was established and up and running since October and it is the brain child of the Board of Edenderry Credit Union after they identified a gap in Edenderry and the surrounding area for a group to be formed involving all in the local business community.

ECUBS will now provide a meeting place for business people to meet, exchange ideas, provide support to fellow business people, identify areas to improve the business environment and provide educational and informative sessions.

Carol Flynn, of Edenderry Credit Union, explained that the new group was set up to get Edenderry’s business people together in a network initiative and provide a support for each other.

“The Credit Union will facilitate it so that local people can take it from here,” Ms Flynn pointed out while local businessman, Tim Mann, was elected as the chairperson of the new group, which is broken down into a number of sub committees.

The new initiative has already been working on a number of projects including the re-instatement of the shop local vouchers, which are now sold out and a marketing campaign for local business in the credit union.

The group is also in the process of finalising the design for new more attractive signs of Edenderry as people come into the town.

As well as these endeavours, Ms Flynn also added that groups is also examining setting up a new website, the publication of a local business directory as well as other initiatives to promote the town.

Guest speaker on the night was Gerry Duffy, who gave a presentation specifically aimed at the business community in Edenderry and the surrounding area.

Ms Flynn enthused that Mr Duffy proved to be a ‘very interesting’ speaker and the evening was informative for all in attendance.

Meanwhile, the members of ECUBS are aware there are still a large number of business people unaware of the existence of ECUBS and are encouraging local business people to get involved and register for the group to benefit from this positive networking initiative.

The group meets on the last Tuesday of very month at the Edenderry Credit Union premises.