Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce is urging shoppers to support local businesses this year when carrying out their Christmas shopping. “Shop in Roscrea, keep business in Roscrea and support local jobs is exactly what we are asking people to do this Christmas” said Chamber Secretary, Brian King, at the launch of Bank Of Ireland’s recent “Business Week” which proved to be a great success. “Now, more than ever, we need to look at what is on offer locally and seek to support it. Roscrea has a great reputation as an excellent shopping location with many long established businesses in addition to many new businesses that have moved to Roscrea in recent years. As a community, we need to realise that our spending decisions this Christmas will directly impact on the job security of our friends and families” he added.
Pictured at the launch of Bank Of Ireland’s Enterprise Week were L/R:
Flor Spillane (Spencer/Spillane), Brian King (Secretary, Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce), Brendan O’Meara (Manager, Bank Of Ireland, Roscrea), Mary Loughman (Parker’s Restaurant) & Noel Coonan T.D.
At the launch people were encouraged the shop local and support local businesses, particularly this Christmas.
Also attending the launch of the bank’s business week was Noel Coonan TD who praised the bank for their initiative and praised the Chamber OF Commerce for supporting such projects. Noel Coonan said that he was constantly lobbying for more support for local businesses and that the government was committed to helping grow the SME sector. Brendan O’Meara the Manager of the Roscrea Branch thanked the Chamber for their support and thanked all the businesses that supported the bank’s initiative. He also thanked Customer Services Manager, Patrick Hartnett and said he hoped like the Chamber Secretary that the people of Roscrea support local businesses particularly this Christmas. This week long event saw, both customers and non-customers of the Bank, showcase their products and services in the local branch, offering them potential new business opportunities. Participating over the five days were Parker's Restaurant, Joan Walsh, Damer Court Hotel, Mulrooney's, Dragon Inn, and Milltown Garden Centre. The week was used to promote and reinforce the Bank's 'open for business' agenda and its ongoing commitment to supporting viable small businesses.