Speed networking success

A speed networking event held by the Buncrana Chamber of Commerce recently has been hailed as a huge success.

Dozens of businesses from across Inishowen and further field packed into the recently opened Sliabh Sneacht Centre in Drumfries.

The Chamber told the Journal how a “diverse” range of 34 different businesses were represented, adding while ‘speed dating for business’ “is hard work, the participants also found the event extremely enjoyable.” The purpose of the event was to introduce the business owners to potential new customers as well as new suppliers.

Chamber of Commerce president Ryan Stewart praised those who attended. “For a solid two hours, there was real enthusiasm in the centre, and a constant rumble of voices pitching their businesses, making new connections, and creating new business relationships. Some participants also travelled from much further afield also, which shows the quality that we have to offer in Inishowen.”

At the event, local businesses were asked to take turns pitching their business for two minutes each, and see if they could find common ground upon which they could business in the future, then move along to the next person at the sound of a bell.

Ryan said that events such as this are “vital” in continuing to improve the local business environment and said it was “clear” that new connections were formed, products and services were sold, business referrals have been passed, and eyes have been opened to the quality on our doorsteps.”

Ryan praised the “fantastic” Sliabh Sneacht Centre and revealed further business related evens are planned.

To stay informed, or to join the Chamber of Commerce, please contact John Keyes on 074 9321720 or email commerce@buncrana.com.

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