Launch of South Dublin Chamber Website
Launch of the new website for South Dublin Chamber
South Dublin Chamber launch new website
Global Audience for new Chamber site
Minister of State, Alex White TD was the guest of honour as South Dublin Chamber launched their new website with a fanfare at the Vue Cinema Complex in Liffey Valley. The big screen showed off the new site in all its glory, but it was the Chamber’s new smaller screen iPhone & Android Apps which were the focus of a lot of attention.
Chamber Chief Executive Peter Byrne explained why the technology is so important for the Chamber;
“Increasingly, the web is the first point of contact that any customer will have with a business. This is no different for a Chamber than it is for a bookstore or a bank. We need to be sure that our website is a strong representation of the work that we do to promote business in our region.
The website allows us to showcase our services to members. In particular it allows us to promote key services such as Chamber HR, export documentation services, Chamber training programmes. Member businesses are also featured heavily on the site, with the clear aim being to help grow business for these companies. The new Apps are an even more exciting development for us. They allow us to be available to our members at all times. Now they can have the resources of the Chamber in their pocket at all times.”
Sponsor of the Chamber Website Arachas Insurance were represented at the launch by Billy Redmond, Group Development Director. “Arachas is delighted to be associated with South Dublin Chamber’s new website and App. Like the Chamber, Arachas is Irish owned, independent and dedicated to supporting business and giving them the reassurance that they need to grow. Communication is key in the service that we offer and we recognise what a great tool this new website can be for members.”
The website is likely to have a broader audience than just Dublin, according to Chamber President Michael McBennett;
“Because the Chamber brand is global, when people in Berlin or Washington want to learn about doing business in a region in Ireland, one of the first places they will look for is the local Chamber. Since we were founded back in 1983, we have been providing information about business in South Dublin to business leaders around the world. This website will help us to promote the region as a vibrant centre of commerce. Proving the point, the presentations at the launch included messages of support from business leaders in Oslo and Geneva Chambers. ”
The Chamber Website and Iphone App were developed over the last six months by Andrea Carroll in the Chamber team and chamber member Outsource Graphix.
The new website is www.sdchamber.ie and the Apps can be found in Apple’s App store and in the Android Market.