Business group
membership rises

Carrick-on-Suir Business Association’s membership has expanded to more than 95 businesses in the town, the recent agm of the organisat ion was told.

Carrick-on-Suir Business Association’s membership has expanded to more than 95 businesses in the town, the recent agm of the organisat ion was told.

The following officers and committee were elected at the well attended agm: Chairman: Seamus Campbell, Meany Shoes; Treasurer: Niall Kerr, Topline Clearys; PRO: Alan Treacy, Outfield Sports.

Committee: Carmel Hutchinson, Bank of Ireland; PJ Guinan, SuperValu; Jim Butler, Butler Electrical; Tony Clery, Clery Newsagents; George Walsh, AIB; Mylo Glascott, Glascott Plumbing; Paul O’Sullivan, Splash ‘n Chat; Patrick Lannan, Earley’s Chemist; Maurice Power, Accountants; and Victor Shee, Shee and Hawe.

The new committee is already hard at work with the recent launch of the Golden Years Discount Day every Wednesday and also COSBA’s involvement in the Carrick-on-Suir Economic Forum, at Ormond Castle this Friday, May 13. The AGM heard a review of the Association’s activities from outgoing Chairman Alan Treacy.

Highlights of the year included the continued success of the Carrick-on-Suir Voucher Scheme with sales in excess of €100,000 since the launch in 2009 and the launch of the Association’s website www.yourcarrick.ie and the consumer survey carried out by WIT.

Alan was pleased that COSBA appointed a Business Development Officer under the FAS Community Enterprise Scheme with Ceilly O’Leary operating in the role based at the Heritage Centre, Main Street. He highlighted the continued improvement in relations with Carrick-on-Suir Town Council and the importance of regular meetings taking place between COSBA and Council officials.

There was lively debate during Any Other Business with some good ideas aired in relation to litter, parking and marketing the town, which will be carried on for further discussion by the new committee.

The follow-up meeting to elect officers was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Ella Treacy of Outfield Sports and formerly Treacy Fashions.

Ella was a well-known and well-regarded business woman in Carrick-on-Suir. She was very involved in the Traders Association and served two terms as Chairperson.

For further information on COSBA’s activities, visit website www.yourcarrick.ie or the COSBA page on facebook.