Important information meeting for business people


Businesses all over Mallow are being invited to attend an important public meeting next Monday, September 16th, in the Arches Bar at 6.30pm, where the future of local government in the town, community policing, the new Mallow streetscape, training courses, a new app for North Cork businesses, Christmas lights and the marketing of the town ahead of the festive season will all be on the busy agenda. With the upcoming abolition of Mallow Town Council in 2014, an update will also be provided on the night regarding the assimilation of Mallow into the new Municipal District structure. From next year, Cork County Council will introduce Municipal Districts, which will see six councillors elected to represent an area consisting of Mallow, Kanturk and Millstreet, rather than the nine councillors currently elected to Mallow Town Council and who are solely focused on Mallow.

“Changes are afoot”, says Chamber President Mary Kelly, “and the call is going out to each and every business in Mallow, whether they are a chamber member or not, to join us for this meeting, where we can all learn more about the future plans for our town and get directly involved in what’s going on”.

Minister Sean Sherlock will be in attendance, as will representatives from Mallow Town Council, An Garda Siochana, North Cork Enterprise Board and Avondhu Blackwater Development.

Mary feels the agenda provides something for everyone.“This is an information meeting for all Mallow businesses and you will not lose out by attending, from learning how to protect your business against crime, or promoting your business on an app specifically for North Cork, or just learning how to partake in the training programmes that the NCEB run to help business owners and employees upskill. There is something to attract a wide variety of businesses to the meeting”.

From a marketing point of view, it’s hoped to get consensus regarding plans for the impending Christmas season in Mallow, with lights, offers and promotions to be decided upon.

This is a very important information meeting for local businesses, and all are invited to attend.