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At the May meeting of Ballina Town Council the elected members agreed to give €20,000 funding to Ballina Chamber of Commerce for the projects. The funding will be split equally over four different projects, the tourist office, the Halloween festival, the Christmas festival, and for promotions of Ballina. There was full backing from all the members of the council for the work being carried out by the chamber on these projects, in particular the tourist office, which all nine elected members said had been a huge success since the chamber took over the running of it.
In a shock announcement this week the business community in Ballina were informed that the local Chamber of Commerce CEO, Sandra Cribben, and one part-time employee of the organisation are to lose their jobs.
The CEO of Ballina Chamber of Commerce, Sandra Cribben was given a tough time by a number of Ballina town councillors this week on Chambers Ireland’s position on the abolition of town councils.
The Ballina and District Trades Council members this week expressed their concern about the decision of Ballina Town Council to refuse planning permission for a McDonald’s restaurant in the town. A statement issued by Matt Farrell from the group said: “On reviewing the reasons given for the refusal it would seem that the whole focus was on why this should not happen as opposed to what we could do to make this employment opportunity materialise.” The members went on to call on the town council to give serious consideration for the positive aspects of the proposed development, and that a positive image of town being open for business needed to be promoted, saying: “Over the last few years there has been much talk about various retailers trying to come to Ballina but these plans have seldom materialised. As a town we need to be careful of the perception [whether true or not] that Ballina is not open for additional business. We need to strive to be seen as a town that is willing to develop our existing business and welcoming new enterprise as opposed to the town that holds a quarter of all the unemployed of Mayo.”
The Ballina Chamber have helped organise a recession busting free music festival weekend featuring the internationally famous Sharon Shannon and her big band and the Hothouse Flowers.
The 2010 Better Ballina this Christmas campaign officially commences this week – when the busiest man of the moment, Santa Claus himself, takes time out to kick off the festivities.
Ballina in Co Mayo is to host its inaugural Samhain Abhainn festival, a three-day event to mark Halloween later this month.
Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has welcomed news of the expansion of the Supervalu store in the Bunree Retail Centre in Ballina.
Sandra Cribben, first time Fianna Fáil candidate in the Ballina Town Council local elections is launching her election campaign in a family friendly event on Sunday May 10 in the Ballina Sports and Leisure Centre from 4.30pm to 6pm.
Ballina Chamber hosted a very successful seminar entitled Building Business in Ballina last Wednesday in the Downhill House Hotel as part of their Business After Hours series.