€13m boost to local economy thanks to clever business networking

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€13m boost to local economy thanks to clever business networking

€13 million has been generated by local business people in Carrick-on-Shannon as a result of effective business networking.

The Marina BNI group who meet locally every Wednesday morning in the Landmark Hotel is made up of 40 business people who work together to build the local economy.


The Marina BNI group supports 250 jobs locally with this set to grow in the coming months with new business wins among members.


The Marina chapter has a wide variety of local business people including a painter & decorator, a solicitor, a florist, a beauty consultant, a plasterer, an insurance broker, a pharmacist and many more. The diversity of the businesses involved is what has helped with the chapters’ success.


Speaking of the group’s achievement Brendan Ghee, Chapter President said, “Our members are no different to any other business person - we worry about where to find new business but in a group like this it is like having 40 sales people on the road looking for business for you and we all work together which is what it is all about. Our group is not just about getting new business in, we are also there to support each other in the difficulties we face, and you cannot put a high enough value on such support."


Also speaking of the success of The Marina Chapter, Ms Emma Boylan, Director Consultant of BNI Ireland West and Midwest said, "Each member has worked extremely hard to reach such a milestone and I hope they will continue to do so long in to the future. BNI welcomes all business people to come to a meeting as a guest. If you would like to grow your business you can visit www.bni.ie to find out how.”