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Business and enterprise was shown to be alive and well at the most recent MOCC (Mayo Open Coffee Club) meeting held at the Innovation in Business Centre, GMIT, Castlebar, where a number of enterprise support representatives passed on vital information to more than 40 entrepreneurial thinkers who turned up for the event.
An invitation has been issued to public sector organisations to submit entries to the sixth European Enterprise Awards which showcase projects and initiatives promoting entrepreneurship and encouraging business throughout Europe.
The Western Development Commission (WDC) is the key instigator in bringing the inaugural US/Ireland Legal Symposium to Westport next month. Supported by Mayo County Council the initiative dovetails with Government plans for trade, tourism and investment. Up to 300 Irish and American business people and legal sector representatives are expected at Knockranny House Hotel from May 11 to 13. The event boasts an outstanding line up of speakers led by Taoiseach Enda Kenny who is guest speaker at the gala dinner. The event will be chaired by Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) and speakers include Mr Justice Peter Kelly of the Commercial Court and Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court.
Croagh Patrick has been selected as a winner in the Seven Wonders of the West competition, run recently by the Western Development Commission.
More than 1,000 nominations have so far been received in a recently launched Seven Wonders of the West campaign, with Croagh Patrick featuring top of the list for county Mayo.
Full-day workshops for entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators and creatives to identify their strategic challenges and devise practical ways to unlock their business potential will be held in Connemara on the August 27 and 28 next 2010 as part of Féile Icarus which is supported by the Western Development Commission (WDC).
Connemara will host two special workshops designed to help budding business people in the west.
The Western Development Commission, which was established in 1998 in response to the widening gap in economic and social decline in east and west, “is now more than ever of increasing importance,” according to county manager Peter Hynes.
The Western Development Commission’s LookWest.ie website has been shortlisted in two award categories in the annual Golden Spider awards. LookWest.ie is a central part of the WDC’s campaign to attract enterprises and individuals to the western region.
The west of Ireland has the potential to create an extra 2,000 jobs in the creative sector, according to a new report from the Western Development Commission.