Ashbourne Credit Union - Business of the fortnight

Ashbourne Credit Union
St Declan’s Ashbourne Credit Union has been in existence since 1970. We offer a wide range of financial services to our members, in a co-operative and not-for-profit basis. We are directed by a voluntary Board of Directors who are elected by our members at each year’s AGM. Credit Unions are independent financial organisations, regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, all of which are established in their own specific location called common bonds. Each of them determines what types of products and services they are able to provide to their members. For our Credit Union, we can accept membership from persons living or working in Ashbourne itself, as well as Ratoath and the townlands surrounding Ashbourne. Many people are often unaware that they can join us if they are working locally but living elsewhere. We are actively trying to spread this message around, so any assistance the Chamber can give us will be most welcome. St Declan’s Ashbourne Credit Union provide a wide range of highly competitive loans, big & small, plus an extensive range of financial services, including online accounts, a Mobile App, Budget accounts, Foreign Exchange services, our quarterly Car Draw (which is very popular), Bill payment facility, credit transfers etc. As well as working directly with our members, not to be overlooked is our ongoing activity within our local schools & wider community, supporting their initiatives for growth and development wherever we possibly can. We have proudly supported local students, encouraging them to sign up for our bursary scheme which is getting more popular every year.

The Travel Shop - Business of the fortnight

The Travel Shop
The Travel Shop is your 1 Stop Shop for all your travel needs. Although we specialize in Sun Holidays, Honeymoons & Cruises we sell all types of travel including Worldwide Flights, City Breaks, Sports Tours, Over 55's Tours, The Camino Walking Tours and Corporate Travel

Chez Emily - Business of the fortnight

Chez Emily
Established in 1996, through a love of all things chocolate, Chez Emily combines the very best raw materials, the freshest local ingredients and uses only the highest quality Belgian Chocolate. The couverture chocolate we use is from Belgium and is a high quality Belgium chocolate that contains only cocoa butter. No substitutes or additives are used in the chocolate in place of the cocoa butter and this gives the chocolate a creamy mellow flavour, a shinny appearance and a snappier snap! Our Chocolate Boutique is located in Ashbourne Town Centre. It is a lovely place to sit back and relax after browsing all the shelves of chocolate creations. Ariosa Coffee is hand roasted in nearby Ashbourne and is served alongside a range of teas and soft drinks, and you always get a complimentary chocolate with your hot drink! Plenty of desserts and pastries to also choose from.

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2018

The Chamber's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade took place on Saturday the 17th March. Unsurprisingly, numbers were down on previous years due to the near Baltic weather conditions. However, this did not impact on the great atmosphere and the absolute enjoyment of all of the participants. Huge thanks to the volunteers who braved the weather from early in the morning right through until late in the evening and eventually completing their work ...

Greencloud Computers Ltd - Business of the fortnight

Green Cloud Computers are an IT managed services and solutions company with a difference. Most companies these days are too busy to look after their IT infrastructures running costs. We will help take the hassle away from your IT issues so you can focus on what matters to you. Unlike other IT companies, we get to know each client and their business personally. We will help you save money on your IT, so you have more in your pocket and in doing so help the environment too. Our motto is Gr€€ner for you and Your Environment, so our main objectives are to provide our clients with green, energy efficient IT solutions, which will save our clients' money and help the environment simultaneously by significantly reducing the amount of power consumed by their IT equipment. we will help you save money on your IT, so you have more in your pocket. We achieve this by offering energy efficient IT equipment across the board, from file servers to PC's, network equipment to cloud services. We recently saved one of our customers, a 15- person company, €4,000 per year in power by implementing a green IT solution which comprised of overhauling their entire infrastructure. They had a large power hungry server, which hosted their files, email and several other vital business functions. They also had and IP phone system with numerous handsets. In order to reduce their annual power bill, we replaced their power hungry file server with a powerful but still very low power consuming NAS (Network Attached Storage) server. We moved their email services, business databases and CRM to cloud-based providers. Lastly, their phone system once again was moved to a cloud-based provider. By utilising the many cloud services available currently and a more power efficient server, the employee desktop PC's do not have to be as powerful to run all their daily applications, therefore they are low power consuming. It also means that there is no longer a need for their phone handsets. Their PC's are now their telephone handset, which is made possible by using a piece of cloud-based software. Just imagine how much money Green Cloud Computers could save you and your company!

Great honour for Tadg Riordan at the SIMI National Awards

Tadg Riordan Motors Wins Bodyshop of the Year The SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in partnership with sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance were held recently at a ceremony in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin 4. Tadg Riordan Motors is delighted to announce that we were awarded Bodyshop of the Year. The awards honour those businesses that have demonstrated excellence and best practice in their Industry over the last 12 months and are open to all sectors of the I...

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