Message from the President
As we enter into the second half of our 30th Anniversary our mission to represent and support business remains as relevant as when the Chamber was founded. Many things have changed since 1984 when Kevin Molloy and other local business men came together believing business working together through a Chamber rather than in isolation would create a better environment to do business in. That spirit of working together now extends to the many strategic partnerships the Chamber has. Our partnerships range from The Business Sustainability Programme which we run in partnership with South Dublin County Council through to education initiatives with our Institute of Technology.
I am very lucky to be taking on the Chamber Presidency at a time when we are beginning to see more light at the end of the tunnel. We are hearing business owners speak in very positive tones about growth, expansion and employing more people. Coming from a family run SME I have seen at first hand the difficulties and challenges we have all faced, the many days when that light at the end of the tunnel seemed not to be working. Together through our chamber we can create a better environment for us all to grow our businesses.
At our Chamber lunch I heard Jim Gavin speaking about his success with the Dublin Football team. It was refreshing to hear that even when you do everything right you are not always guaranteed the results you desire but it is so important to get back up and try again. We are all part of the team that makes business happen. Coming together as a Chamber for our area enables us all to have a better future.
As a nation we are very poor at taking the time to look back at what we have achieved, we certainly don’t brag about our strengths and we are very quick to point out our faults.
As a Chamber we have had many great achievements and accolades. During difficult times we have still managed to grow and remain relevant. I look forward to working with you in the coming months in the spirit of cooperation and positivity outlined by those who founded the chamber in 1984.