Chamber networking event in Gorey a great success

County Wexford Chamber held a very successful Business After Hours networking event in Gorey in association with The Hatch Lab on Thursday, 20 October.

The event was an excellent opportunity for the business community in Gorey to network with other businesspeople and make new connections. 

Welcoming attendees, County Wexford Chamber president Brendan Crowley said these events were vital for the business community. He added that The Hatch Lab was an ideal venue, given the variety of businesses in it and the M11 Business Campus.

A video highlighting the services offered by County Wexford Chamber was also shown. In it, Deputy CEO Emma Dunphy outlined services such as the Shop Local Vouchers, which have now reached close to €1 million in sales. Ms Dunphy also highlighted the successes of the JobsFest and the Business Awards, as well as events such as the Business After Hours with SETU president Professor Veronica Campbell and the information evening two days after the Budget with Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe TD.

The Hatch Lab manager, John O’Connor, outlined how the Tech Incubator space in Gorey has proved invaluable as an alternative to commuting and the isolation of working from home. The Hatch Lab was designed specifically for technology companies, supporting business concepts, business start-ups and co-working staff.

Becoming a client of the Hatch Lab covers incubation space, co-working space for remote workers, networking, mentoring, advice, organised events, peer-to-peer learning and sharing of ideas, information and knowledge, technical expert talks and pitches to potential investors.