Elevating Drogheda Award Recipients, Karen Devine, Grainne Berrill, Robert Murray, Flora Okobi, Maureen Ward and Declan Kierans pictured here with Special Guest Simon Delaney at the Drogheda and District Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch at the Monasterboice Inn. Photo:Jenny Callanan.
Drogheda and District Chamber Council has launched www.indrogheda.com, a new website to promote local and international investment in Drogheda and the surrounding region.
The site, which was launched at the Chamber’s first live event in over two years on Friday last in the Monasterboice Inn, makes a cogent case for companies, especially in the Financial services, Pharmaceutical, Fintech, Agri-Food, and Technology sectors, to establish themselves in the The M1 East Coast Corridor region.
They point out that, with 2.25 million people living within 60 minutes of Drogheda, the area is an attractive destination for prospective investment to Europe and the world, one which offers unrivalled access to talent and infrastructure.
Also at Friday’s event the Chamber also presented “local champion” awards to five individuals who have been instrumental in promoting diversity, inclusion and community development within the greater Drogheda area.
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The event was attended by over 120 delegates including newly appointed Mayor of Drogheda Michelle Hall, Ged Nash TD and Fergus O’Dowd TD, along with representatives from Louth County Council, The IDA, An Garda Siochana and the HSE.
Speaking at the event, Drogheda Chamber President Robert Murray, who was also presented with an award for supporting Local Drogheda Businesses through the Covid Pandemic said:
“After two years of virtual events and keeping in touch with our members and wider business community largely by remote and virtual means, it is heartwarming to once again be in a room with so many enthusiastic, positive and forward-looking members of our community.
“It is also the perfect occasion to publicly launch www.indrogheda.com which is a project our chamber team has been working on tirelessly throughout the pandemic.
“The platform has the potential to serve as a fantastic magnet for attracting further investment and development for our region, and to capitalise on Drogheda’s unique potential to be one of Ireland’s key centres for business, talent, living and growing.
“The new www.indrogheda.com website will be a key asset in helping to fulfill the massive growth potential of our town and local area”.
Special awards for their significant contribution to the local community were given to Flora Okobi, Maureen Ward, Grainne Berrill, Karen Devine and Declan Kierans. The sponsor for each award respectively was Osborne, Louth Local Enterprise Office, Indaver, Coca-Cola Drogheda and Drogheda Credit Union.
“This live event is the first of several planned across the remainder of 2022 by Drogheda and District Chamber as part of a proactive drive to maximise benefits to members by creating multiple in-person networking opportunities, learning seminars and social events.