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					                            New Link Road Opens
                                                                            NEWS LETTER

                                                                             Events
                                                                             Calendar
                                         On the official opening of          Chamber Gala Golf Classic
                                                                             Friday 7th September
                                         the Newry Dundalk link




                                                                                                                           EVENTS DATES
                                                                             at Warrenpoint Golf Club from
NEWRY-DUNDALK LINK UPDATE




                                         road President David                7am-5pm

                                         Hanna MBE, stated,
                                         ‘Newry      Chamber       is
                                         delighted to witness the
                                         official opening of the new
                                         A1 / N1 Newry to Dundalk
                                         road. The opening of this
                                                                             Breakfast Seminar
                                         link road represents the            Keynote Speaker from
                                         initial phase in the                Department of Enterprise,
                                                                             Trade and Investment
                                         development of strategic            Thursday 20th September
                                         infrastructural linkages
                                                                             8am- 9.30am
                                                                             Altnaveigh House, Belfast Road
                                         along      the      Eastern
                                         Seaboard Corridor.

                                         Throughout the area everyone
                                         is eager for the completion of
                                         the second phase; the linking of
                                         Cloughoge junction to the
                                         Sheepbridge, and we will
                                         continue to lobby both               Annual General Meeting
                                                                              Wednesday 3rd October
                                         Governments for the much             6pm-8pm Canal Court Hotel
                                         welcomed next phase, the
                                         construction of the Southern         Chamber Members
                                         Relief Road (Southern Bypass)        Additional Benefits
                                                                              Seminar Friday 19th October
                                         linking the Warrenpoint Road to      8am - 9am
                                         the new A1 / NI.

                                         The construction of the
                                         Southern Relief Road will
                                         greatly alleviate Newry City
                                         Centre traffic congestion,
                                         provide additional access routes
                                                                              Annual Gala Ball
                                         to the forthcoming multi-            with special Guest of
                                         million pound development at         Honour - Mr Tom Kelly OBE
                                         the Albert Basin, open up
                                                                              After Dinner Speaker JOHNNY
                                                                              DAY, Music by THE ARRIBAS
                                         tourism linkages between South       Friday 5th October
                                         Down, South Armagh and
                                                                              7pm - Canal Court Hotel

                                         Louth, and act as a major
                                         catalyst in the long-term            Christmas Charity
                                                                              Lunch and Santa Run
                                         development         of       the     Thursday 6th December
                                         Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.       12noon - 2.30pm
                                                                              Canal Court Hotel

                                         The development of the
                                         Southern Relief Road is crucial
                                         for the future economic
                                         prosperity of Newry City and
                                         the entire Greater Newry Area
                                         and will significantly increase
                                         the return on the investment
                                         which has been made in terms
                                                                             Other networking events will be organised
                                                                             throughout the year and communicated to you

                                         of this new road link’.
                                                                             once details have been finalised.
                                  Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade
                                  74 Hill Street | Newry | BT34 1BE | TEL: 028 3025 0303 Ext 2
                                  FAX: 028 3025 0333
                                  E: info@newrychamber.com | W: www.newrychamber.com                                                                                           NEWS LETTER




                                                  Dear Member                                                                          Business Breakfast
                                                                                                                                              with DETI
PRESIDENTS FORWARD




                                             I hope that the unseasonable weather has not
                                             dampened your spirits too much over the summer
                                             holiday period. Whilst most of you have been off                                         Newry Chamber is hosting a unique business breakfast
                                             enjoying the break, either flying to exotic                                              seminar on the 20th September 2007 at Altnaveigh
                                             destinations or relaxing at home, the Chamber has                                           House, Downshire Road.
                                             been extremely busy working on your behalf. A                                                  The guest       Newry Area and the Northern
                                             series of meetings have been ongoing as the                                                     of honour      Ireland economy. Tickets are £11
                                             Chamber continues to lobby for investment into the                                              will be a      per person (includes Ulster Fry -
                      Greater Newry Area. In its role as lead agent on the Greater Vision team,                                              VIP from       Continental Breakfast). This event
                      Newry Chamber has been in discussions with Assembly Ministers, MLA’s,                                                                 is sponsored by firmus energy.
                      Dundalk Chamber, the International Centre for Local and Regional                             the Department                           Please contact the Chamber office
                      Development (ICLRD), Strategic Investment Board, North South Ministerial                     of Enterprise, Trade & Investment        for further details or bookings –
                      Council and Translink.                                                                       who will provide an insight into the     tel:028 3025 0303, email:
                                                                                                                   plans and aspirations for the Greater    orla@newry.com


                                                                                                                   Wine Tasting
                      The official opening of the A1/NI Newry Dundalk Link Road took place on
                      the 2nd August. This latest and much welcomed phase in the development of


                                                                                                                   Networking Event
                      the Belfast to Dublin motorway will have an enormous impact on business
                      performance throughout the entire Greater Newry Area. Newry City is
                      becoming ever closer to the main Airports and Ports and, in conjunction with
                      its sister City of Dundalk, is at last coming into its own in terms of being                 Newry Chamber hosted its inaugural wine
                      recognised as an economic region in its own right.                                           tasting networking event in Bellinis on the
                                                                                                                   24th April. The event, sponsored by




                                                                                                                                                                                             CHAMBER EVENT
                                                                                                                   NIE was a great success and well
                      It is important, however, that each of us strive to maximise the true
                                                                                                                   attended by new and existing
                      development potential of the region thereby ensuring that Newry is not seen
                                                                                                                   members.
                      as merely a commuter City nestling quietly along the eastern seaboard
                      corridor. It is our duty to pursue design structures and an economic model
                                                                                                                   Pictured: Representatives from
                      capable of meeting the many needs throughout the region in order to provide                  Bawnless Recruitment
                      high quality employment, generate increased wealth and improve the quality                   sampling the wine and enjoy
                      of life of all our citizens. With this as our focus Newry Chamber is working                 the networking
                      in partnership with Dundalk Chamber on developing strategic priorities to                    experience.
                      avail of the economies of scale found through the use of spatial planning
                      which in turn will allow us to exploit the true potential of critic population
                      mass across the Twin City region.


                       Newry-Dundalk - New-Dawn
                      ‘Growth Through Partnership’ was the theme for discussion on Tuesday
                      1st May 2007 when representatives from Newry and Dundalk Chambers
                      of Commerce met to debate the strategic direction for securing economic
                      growth in the Newry Dundalk region.
                      To maximize the potential that exists in the Newry Dundalk region the two
                      Chambers identified the following strategic projects, unanimously agreeing
                      to work with each other and other key stakeholders to ensure the delivery of
                      these outcomes:
                      Southern Relief Road • Newry Dundalk should be established as a cross
                      border extension of the IFSC • Geo Park incorporating the Mournes, Cooley
                      Peninsula, Slieve Gullion and Carlingford Lough • Cross Border exemplar
                      region for sustainable renewable energy



                       Welcome - The Newry Clinic
NEW MEMBERS PROFILE




                       The Newry Clinic for Physiotherapy and
                       Sports Injuries based in Kilmorey Street,        THE
                       Newry opened in April 2005. The company          NEWRY
                       consists of three full-time (Frank Quinn,         CLINIC
                       Kieran Murray, Stephen Brannigan) and five
                       part-time Physiotherapists and a Podiatrist.     PHYSIOTHERAPY
                                                                                      & SPORTS INJURIES


                       The three Physiotherapists previously worked in England with Premier                              PACK           £
                       League Football (Birmingham City, Sunderland) and Rugby League
                                                                                                                            A         £140
                       (Gateshead Thunder) Clubs. They specialise in the treatment of all
                       musculo skeletal conditions, acupuncture, joint injections, pilates and                              B         £200
                       athletic screening (individuals/teams). The business is presently
                       expanding into the field of Occupational Health.                                                     C         £300
                       Clients range from World Kickboxing Champions to Everest conquering
                                                                                                                            D         £100
                       mountaineers and they are present physiotherapists to Down Gaelic
                       Football teams (Minor/U21/Senior).
                       Tel: 028 3026 9733 email: thenewryclinic@utvinternet.com


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         Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade
         74 Hill Street | Newry | BT34 1BE | TEL: 028 3025 0303 Ext 2
         FAX: 028 3025 0333
         E: info@newrychamber.com | W: www.newrychamber.com                                                                          NEWS LETTER




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surrounding areas providing a professional
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                                 Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade




                      Parkergreen Goes Stateside
                                 74 Hill Street | Newry | BT34 1BE | TEL: 028 3025 0303 Ext 2
                                 FAX: 028 3025 0333
                                 E: info@newrychamber.com | W: www.newrychamber.com                                                                                        NEWS LETTER




                      ‘Local company invests over $250million dollars in the USA’
                      Parkergreen International, the Newry based Property
                      Development Company has recently invested over $250 million                             The Quays Shape up For Summer
                      dollars in two acquisitions in the United States.                                       The Quays Shopping Centre has had a packed activity schedule in recent
                      $150 million dollars of this               of the area and part of the site will        months. Activities in recent weekends have included, Junior Pop Idol,
                      investment is in New Jersey where          be used to build social and                  Giant Games and The Mad Scientist.
                      the company has purchased 500              affordable housing for the local             The Centre has also achieved        Involving local sports clubs and
                      acres of residential development           community.                                   BS8555 Accreditation from STEM.     associations we aim to encourage
                      land.                                      “The second acquisition in                   This involves the implementation of shoppers to lead a healthier lifestyle
                      A further $100 million has been            Connecticut of Milford Retail                Environmental         Management    and join some of the activities
                      invested in the purchase of Millford       Centre is very exciting for us as a          Systems to improve performance in   available in the area.
                      Retail Centre in Connecticut. The          company as we have a strong                  waste management and energy         September sees this years ‘Fashion
                      purchase of this 377,000 square            interest already in the retail sector        efficiency.                         Season’, an event that was
                      foot centre which hosts leading            in the domestic market. This                                                     extremely successful last year, both
                      America retail outlet Wal-Mart             purchase affords us the opportunity          In coming weeks the centre          for retailers and customers, and it is
                      confirms              Parkergreen’s        to work with new retailers including         continues with weekend activities,  anticipated that this year’s preview
                      commitment to expanding in the             extremely well known American                August will see the centre          of the Autumn/ Winter collection
                      international market.                      retailers such as Wal-Mart.                  welcoming back ‘Super Active        available at The Quays will be even
                      Parkergreen International has an           Dr O’Hare concluded: “Who would              Saturday’s’ over two weekends.      better.
                      expanding portfolio including              have thought twenty years ago a
                      developments in Ireland, GB and            Newry company would be investing
                      Central Europe.                            so       substantially     overseas.
                      Dr. Gerard O’Hare, Chairman of             Obviously, this is a strategic move
                      Parkergreen International said, “We        for our business but it is also an
                      are delighted to announce further          important symbol of the new- found
                      expansion of our business in the           confidence among Northern Ireland




                                                                                                              Busy Down South
                      USA. The site in New Jersey offers         businesses      to    expand     into
                      great potential for the development        international markets.”



                       Welcome - Firmus Energy
NEW MEMBERS PROFILE




                       Firmus Energy are the new suppliers of natural gas in
                       Northern Ireland bringing the cost and                                                 Dublin and Newry based interior fit out specialists, Management
                       environmental savings of natural gas to                                                & Construction Ltd, have been very busy and secured
                       industrial, commercial and domestic                                                    prestigious contracts in the greater Dublin area including the
                       customers.                                                                             complete fitting out of award winning wine importers Edward
                                                                                                              Dillon & Co's new 25,000sq ft corporate HQ and property
                       Having already connected customers in: Banbridge, Lurgan, Craigavon,                   advisor HT Meagher O’Reilly’s 5-floor office refurbishment.
                       Antrim, Derry, Limavady, Coleraine, Ballymoney and Ballymena, we
                       look forward to our first Newry connections in August 2007, with                                                                Management & Construction Ltd
                                                                                                              Work will include the meticulous
                       Armagh and Portadown going live, early next year.                                                                               have also completed fit out projects
                                                                                                              restoration     and     sympathetic
                                                                                                              refurbishment of some of the             in Kerry for Aetna; in Limerick for
                       Want to find out more?                                                                 buildings protected features. Just       Northern Trust and in London for
                       Call us today on 08456 08 00 88 or visit our website                                   around the corner is Avoca Capitals      Pioneer Investments all in the last
                       www.firmusenergy.co.uk, to get connected.                                              new head office on Dublin's              six months...
                                                                                                              prestigious St Stephens Green,
                       firmus energy. clean. controllable. affordable. new energy for Newry.                  world      renowned       Architects     Yet again leading design teams and
                                                                                                              Genslers have designed what will         clients throughout Ireland put there
                                                                                                              become one of Dublin’s most              trust      in   Management        &
                                                                                                              stylish corporate offices with lavish    Construction Ltd to deliver a
                                                                                                              use of Fusion glass partitions,          quality product on time, again and
                                                                                                              Italian marble reception areas,          again.......
                                                                                                              finely crafted hardwoods and
                                                                                                              luxurious fabrics and fittings
                                                                                                              throughout.


                                                                                                              Corn Dolly - Home Baked Initiative
                                                                                                              The Corn Dolly Bakery is one of four bakeries from the North along with one
                                                                                                              from Donegal to form the Company of Irish bakers and have launched a
                                                                                                              series of home-baked products such as oatcakes, porter cake and spiced
                                                                                                              fruitcake.
                                                                                                              The initiative has been supported by Invest NI and has helped the new limited
                                                                                                              company to develop an initial range of products, which includes the
                                                                                                              Carlingford Irish Porter Cake, made by Jim O’Keefe from the Corn Dolly.



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Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade
74 Hill Street | Newry | BT34 1BE | TEL: 028 3025 0303 Ext 2
FAX: 028 3025 0333
E: info@newrychamber.com | W: www.newrychamber.com                      NEWS LETTER




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                                   Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade
                                   74 Hill Street | Newry | BT34 1BE | TEL: 028 3025 0303 Ext 2
                                   FAX: 028 3025 0333




                      Warrenpoint Harbour Authority Marks Record Year
                                   E: info@newrychamber.com | W: www.newrychamber.com                                                                                                                    NEWS LETTER




                      Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) has published its Annual Report and Accounts revealing record turnover and tonnage
                      handled during 2006. Consolidating its business in an increasingly competitive commercial environment, cargo handled by WHA in
                      2006 rose by 15% to 2.8million tonnes, while turnover increased from £4.2million in 2005 to a record £4.25million.
                      It was a particularly successful 12               and Dublin allows us to attract
                      months for grain imports which                    trade and provide an efficient
                      increased by 19.5%, while the year                service for customers across the
                      also saw the largest ever grain                   island of Ireland. Moreover, the
                      shipment to be handled by                         continued boom in the building
                      Warrenpoint Harbour, a 6,500 tonne                industry in both the Republic and
                      consignment from Hamburg. The                     Northern Ireland has ensured
                      report also highlighted progress to               steady growth in the tonnages of
                      date on development plans for the                 timber and steel through the Port.
                      Harbour including a Deep Quay                     “Ultimately Warrenpoint is a Trust
                      modernisation programme and the                   Port which belongs to the people of
                      installation of a Roll-On Roll-Off                Newry and Mourne and the wider
                      (Ro/Ro) ramp which will allow it to               Northern Ireland community which
                      accommodate larger vessels.                       means that profits - this year £645k
                                                                        - are reinvested for the benefit of
                      Peter    Conway,     Warrenpoint                  port users and the development of
                      Harbour Authority Chief Executive                 the Harbour Estate’.                                    Pictured from left to right are Mr. Jim Stewart Chairman of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority
                      added: “Warrenpoint’s central                                                                             with Minister for Regional Development, Mr. Conor Murphy and Mr. Peter Conway, Chief
                                                                                                                                Executive of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.
                      location midway between Belfast


                      President McAleese Opens Greenshoots
                                                                                                                                                     Portmarnock Hotel
                                                                                                                                                     & Golf Links
                      Greenshoots, a new centre to encourage the formation and
                      incubation of high technology and knowledge based start up
                      businesses was officially opened on Tuesday 8th May in
                      Greenbank by President Mary McAleese.
                                                                                                                              The Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links sits on Ireland's stunning
                                                                                                                              east coast, just over a one hour’s drive from Newry.

                                                                                                                              The hotel offers luxurious modern accommodation alongside the
                                                                                                                              lovingly restored public areas of the 19th - century building. Set on
                                                                                                                              180 acres of seaside links terrain, all rooms have either a sea view
                                                                                                                              or views over the golf course. The Portmarnock Golf Links was
                                                                                                                              designed by Masters Champion Bernhard Langer.

                                                                                                                              Meetings & Events - Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links features 7
                                                                                                                              dedicated conference rooms facilitating up to 350 delegates

                                                                                                                                                   Special Promotional Offer
                                                                                                                                                   Offer 1: Special Day Delegate Rate - Euro50.00
                         Picture is from L-R, Dr Raymond Mullan - Greenshoots Chairman, Brian Doran, Acting                                        Offer 2: 24hr Residential Conference rate - Euro180.00
                         Director Newry Institute, Ann Henderson, IFI Board Member, Eddie Friel, Business Liasion
                         Manager with University of Ulster, Dr Martin McAleese, President of Ireland Mary McAleese
                         and Centre Manager, Kieran Fegan.                                                                      Telephone + 353 1 846 0611 Facsimile + 353 1 846 1077
                                                                                                                              Email: meetings@portmarnock.com • www.portmarnock.com


                       Welcome - Ballybot Dental                                                                              Welcome - Miller Hospitality
                       Surgery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NEW MEMBERS PROFILE
NEW MEMBERS PROFILE




                                                                                                                              Miller Hospitality offers a tailored service to all
                                                                                                                              organisations in the Hospitality Sector.
                       Ballybot Dental Surgery Ltd: cutting edge
                                                                                                                              Our key services are:- Bespoke Training,
                       dentistry in contemporary surroundings.
                                                                                                                              Specialist Recruitment, Business Development
                       The surgery has been established in the City
                       Of Newry since 1969, originally owned by
                                                                                                                              The entire team are from the trade and we are
                       Principal Dr Morna Baxter's father. Morna graduated from Dundee
                                                                                                                              Northern Ireland’s only specialist recruitment
                       University, being involved in the family business since 1996, having
                                                                                                                              agency for the Hospitality trade. As every
                       previously worked in Edinburgh. She has successfully taken the practice
                                                                                                                              Hospitality business is different, we tailor our
                       into the 21st century and recently completed the second phase of
                                                                                                                              services to fit the needs of our clients and provide
                       expansion. Morna is also qualified to carry out aesthetic facial treatments
                                                                                                                              ‘real life’ solutions for today’s Industry.
                       and is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists.
                       SERVICES:- NHS and Private Patients, Denplan, Routine
                                                                                                                              Go to www.millerhospitality.com or e-mailjoanne@millerhospitality.com
                       Examinations, Radiography {X-Ray}, Periodontology, Fillings, inc. non-
                                                                                                                              for more information. Alternatively call Joanne Lennon – Business
                       mercury, Root Canal Treatments, Extractions, Crowns. TREATMENTS:-
                                                                                                                              Development Manager T: +44(0)2890 245426. M: +44(0)7737981474 to
                       Veneers, Bridgework, Private Dentures, Tooth Whitening, Aesthetic
                                                                                                                              arrange a meeting.
                       Procedures, Restylane. Tel 028 3026 3326 • 028 3025 1717


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                                   Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade
                                   74 Hill Street | Newry | BT34 1BE | TEL: 028 3025 0303 Ext 2
                                   FAX: 028 3025 0333




                                                                                                                                                      Health Matters
                                   E: info@newrychamber.com | W: www.newrychamber.com                                                                                              NEWS LETTER


                      Cross Border Speed Networking Event
                      On the 16 May, Newry Chamber of
                      Commerce & Trade hosted a Cross                                                                                                     Former Miss Down and model, Miss
                      Border Speed -Networking Event in                                                                                                     Kelly Mulgrew has swapped the
                      conjunction with Dundalk Chamber                                                                                                       glamour of the catwalk for the
                      of Commerce in the Carrickdale                                                                                                            rough and tumble of the
                      Hotel.                                                                                                                                      construction industry.
                                                                                                                                                                    The 28 year old from
                      60 companies from both sides of the                                                                                                             Downpatrick has joined
                      border participated in this unique,                                                                                                               Newry based company
                      fun and exciting business-                                                                                                                        Health Matters as a health
                      networking event, which was                                                                                                                     and safety consultant.
                      sponsored by InterTradeIreland.                                                                                                              Health Matters – based at 11
                                                                        proved to be a lucrative morning for
                      Each attendee was allocated 3                                                                                                            Monaghan Court in Newry – is one
                                                                        many attendees, in particular
                      minutes in which to network with a                                                                                                    of Ireland’s leading health and safety
                                                                        Newry Chamber members ITS New
                      fellow participant before a bell rang                                                                                           consultancy and training companies and as
                                                                        Media and Miller Hospitality who
                      signalling them to move onto the                                                                                               part of the group’s expansion they recently
                                                                        successfully secured contracts as a
                      next 3-minute meeting. The event                                                                                                appointed Miss Mulgrew.
                                                                        result of the event.
                                                                                                                                                        In her new role, Kelly will be offering
                      Business Lunch with Strategic Investment Board, NI
                                                                                                                                                          consultancy and training to all sectors of
                                                                                                                                                           the construction industry.
                      and North South Ministerial Council
                                                                                                                                                         For further information on Health Matters




                                                                                                                       Challenge of Change
                                                                                                                                                        contact Mary Doran on 028 3025 6482.




                                                                                                                       Defining the future of Newry & Mourne
                                                                                                                       The Challenge of Change Convention which took place in the Sean
                                                                                                                       Hollywood Art’s Centre, Newry on 21st June 2007, was acknowledged as
                                                                                                                       an opportunity for senior people including MPs, MLAs, Councillors,
                                                                                                                       civic leaders and statutory sector policy-makers to hear expert witnesses
                                                                                                                       giving evidence on how change will impact on Newry & Mourne.
                                                                                                                       The event, chaired by Mr Tom            Ireland, Professor Jim Berry of the
                                                                                                                       Moore, was delivered under the          University of Ulster and Paul
                                                                                                                       Newry & Mourne Local Strategy           McTernan of Mr. Colin Buchanan
                      Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade hosted a unique business lunch with
                                                                                                                       Partnership’s Legacy Project, set       & Partners. Closing the event,
                      keynote speakers Mr David Gavaghan, Chief Executive, Strategic Investment
                                                                                                                       out to assess potential change          Gerard McGivern, Director of
                      Board Limited, NI (SIB) and Mr Tom Hanney, Joint Secretariat, North South
                                                                                                                       against the backdrop of the Review      District Development with Newry
                      Ministerial Council in the Canal Court Hotel, on Wednesday 30th May.
                                                                                                                       of Public Administration, the           & Mourne District Council and Dr.
                      Sponsored by Parker Green International the theme of the event was ‘The
                                                                                                                       restoration of the Northern Ireland     Conor Patterson, Chief Executive
                      challenges of delivering world class infrastructure on the island of Ireland’.
                                                                                                                       Assembly and shifting economic          of Newry & Mourne Enterprise
                                                                                                                       and social patterns.                    Agency detailed how the Legacy
                       The Thomas Kinkade Art Gallery at The Quays in Newry, recently hosted                                                                   Project will continue to be
                       the 'first' Thomas Kinkade Irish Art Student Exhibiton ' at the Gallery.                        The guest speakers were Mr. Neil        developed        during       2007,
                       Final year art students from the local schools and colleges were invited to                     Gibson of Regional Forecasting,         culminating in the publication of An
                       submit their work for inclusion. First place went to SUSAN GUINEY,                              Mr. Brendan McAllister, the             Agenda For Action in 2008.
                       (Our Lady's Grammar). Second place to Pablo Campbell,( 1st year, Newry                          Director of Mediation Northern


                                                                                                                        McVeigh Group Expands
                       Tech). 'We want to encourage budding local artists. The talent we have
                       around us is huge. We will do this every year', said Rhona, Gallery Owner.
NEWS




                       Newry Chamber would like to congratulate Thomas Kinkade Art Gallery
                       on the opening of their 2nd store located in Dublin City.


                       Welcome - Elena Martin
NEW MEMBERS PROFILE




                       Elena Martin Property Consultants are local independent
                       property consultants, based
                       in Dromintee in the heart of
                       South Armagh catering for
                       South Armagh, Newry &                                                                           Pictured above President David          management of apartments and
                       Mourne and North Louth                                                                          Hanna and Orla Jackson of Newry         housing developments to the
                       area.                                                                                           Chamber on a recent visit to            business in recent years, has seen
                                                                                                                       McVeigh Group head offices to           McVeigh Group continue to grow.
                       We are an experienced team who provide a first class service to vendors,
                                                                                                                       congratulate Patrick McVeigh and        And so the purchase of local
                       purchasers, landlords and tenants. Our services include:-
                                                                                                                       Olivia Cunningham on the newest         property management company
                       Estate Agency Residential & Commercial Sales, Property
                                                                                                                       addition     to    their   property     Outsource Services was a natural
                       Management & Lettings, Overseas Investment Property, Loss Assessors
                                                                                                                       management business. Patrick and        progression for the pair.
                       (Storm, Water, Theft, Oil, Fire damages claims etc). Sale Fee 0.75% (NO VAT Charged)
                                                                                                                       Olivia have been managing               You can contact our management
                       Our network of external specialists in Chartered Surveying Services,                            property in the Newry and Mourne        department on
                       Mortgage Inductions and Insurances, Architectural Consultants and                               area for the last 14 years and with     Management@McVeighGroup.co.u
                       Solicitors completes the package.                                                               the further service of block            k. Or call 028 30832890
                       All in all, we represent a one-stop shop for all your property needs.


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                                 Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade
                                 74 Hill Street | Newry | BT34 1BE | TEL: 028 3025 0303 Ext 2
                                 FAX: 028 3025 0333
                                 E: info@newrychamber.com | W: www.newrychamber.com                                                                                                       NEWS LETTER


                      FPM WIN CROSS                                                                                    Newry invaded by Olympians!
                      BORDER                                                                                           ORIEL 2012 Officially Launched
                      EMPLOYMENT                                                                                       The Chairman of Louth County Council Jim Lennon and the Mayor of
                      AWARD 2007                                                                                       Newry Michael Cole officially launched the Oriel 2012 initiative on
                                                                                                                       Friday 15th June 2007.
                      FPM won the Cross Border                                                                         Paul McCormack, manager of Oriel            in 2012 in London opens up many
                      Employment        Award  (Small                                                                  2012, highlighted the mammoth               opportunities for local companies
                      Organisation) at the prestigious                                                                 economic,       social,    tourism,         over the next five years. The
                      Irish News Workplace and                                                                         educational       and      sporting         Olympic build programmes alone
                      Employment Awards presentation                                                                   opportunities that the London 2012          are estimated to be worth over stg£7
                      ceremony held in the Ramada                                                                      Olympic Games are presenting to             billion.
                      Hotel, Belfast recently.                                                                         the region and the keynote speakers
                                                                                                                       emphasised the impact that the              Membership of the Oriel cluster is
                      The judges stated in respect of                                                                  games will have on their                    open to interested businesses,
                      FPM, ‘trading seamlessly across                                                                  businesses, sporting organisations          sporting organisations, schools and
                      both jurisdictions, FPM is an                                                                    and the region as a whole.                  support organisations that are keen
                      exemplar of shared responsibility                                                                                                            to tap into the opportunities that
                      between partners and staff.                                                                      Paul    mentioned      that  the            will inevitably arise from the




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                      Champions of change in the                     FPM Managing Partner, Feargal                     procurement of the Olympic Games            training camps.
                      accountancy sector, you could                  McCormack, receiving Irish News Cross




                      Networking Lunch
                                                                     Border Employment Award from Sir Reg
                      almost feel the passion from a                 Empey MLA, Minister, Department for
                      clearly fulfilled workforce’.                  Employment and Learning.


                                                                                                                       Over the summer months, the Greater Vision Team; comprising of Newry
                                                                                                                       Chamber, Newry & Mourne District Council, the voluntary and
                                                                                                                       community sectors have been engaging in high-level discussions with
                      Newry Chamber was delighted to host a business networking lunch in                               Ministers and senior civil servants lobbying for the development of key
                      conjunction with the Institute of Directors on the 20th June 2007 in the                         infrastructure projects that will have a resounding effect on the economic
                      Canal Court Hotel. Guest speaker at this prestigious event was the IoD’s                         and social development of the Greater Newry Area. Since the Greater
                      Director General Miles Templemen.                                                                Vision was launched in the autumn of 2006 the Partnership Team can
                                                                                                                       report the following progress:
                      Mr Templemen, former Managing              Newry City was selected as the only
                      Director for Levi Straus, provided         location in Northern Ireland for the
                                                                                                                       •            DRD are currently undertaking a major transport study on the
                      an enlightening insight into the IoD       Director General to visit this year.
                                                                                                                                    feasibility of a Southern Bypass (Southern Relief Road)
                      network and highlighted its
                                                                                                                       •            Launch of the Albert Basin Development Brief by Newry &
                      established links with Downing
                                                                   Pictured: Orla Jackson, CEO, Newry                               Mourne District Council
                      Street and their influence on the            Chamber, Miles Templemen, Director
                                                                                                                       •            DSD announced £50k grant for Newry & Mourne District Council
                      decision-making process at Central           General, IoD, Frank Bryan, Chair IoD NI,
                      Government and European level.               Vodafone, President David Hanna                                  to go towards the updating of a feasibility study on a Newry River
                                                                                                                                    Weir
                                                                                                                       •            Translink to construct a new state of the art Train Station in Newry
                                                                                                                       •            At a Greater Vision event Minister Margaret Ritchie, DSD stated
                                                                                                                                    that tackling the lack of affordable and social housing was her key
                                                                                                                                    priority areas for her term in office.
                                                                                                                       •            International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD)
                                                                                                                                    are conducting a pilot study on the Newry Dundalk region in the
                                                                                                                                    context of developing a collaborative framework for strategic
                                                                                                                                    spatial planning
                                                                                                                       •            Opening of the new A1/N1 Newry – Dundalk link road


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                                                                                                                       •            Hosted a joint lunch with Strategic Investment Board NI and North
                                                                                                                                    South Ministerial Council
                                                                                                                       •            Held high level meetings with Dundalk Chamber to identify
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