.Nominations for the Ballinasloe Town Team People of the Year awards are now open!
There are 8 different categories to be contested.
1. Arts, Culture and Heritage Award.
2. Sports and Recreation Volunteer Award.
3. Sports and Recreation Team Award.
4. Sports and Recreation Individual Award.
5. Young Person's Award.
6. Social, Community and Civic Special Recognition Award.
7. Business Community Spirit Award.
8. Hall of Fame Award (Lifetime Achievement Accolade)
For nomination forms and more information, visit http://www.ballinasloe.ie/people-of-the-year-awards-2017.ht…
Closing date for nominations is October the 12th.
The award ceremony will take place on November the 9th in the Shearwater Hotel with MC on the night Darren Frehill.
The Ballinasloe Town Team People of the Year awards are supported by Ballinasloe Credit Union. Kpw Print and The Shearwater Hotel.
The Autumn Learning for Life Roadshow Wednesday 4th October in The Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe from 10am to 1pm
Do you know someone in the Ballinasloe area who is unemployed and could do with a bit of encouragement to find a job or upskill? Galway Rural Development Company (GRD) will host The Autumn Learning for Life Roadshow providing information on free courses, local job opportunities as well as CV and job interview workshops Wednesday 4th Oct. in The Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe from 10am to 1pm. Get expert CV advice. Entry is free of charge to all. Training courses includes Safe Pass, Manual Handling, Catering, Security skills, Caring, Cookery, Craft, Construction, Computer skills plus lots more. Bring a friend. No booking needed. This Roadshow is aimed at people who are currently unemployed, home makers or carers. These events will provide information on free training opportunities available in County Galway.
Ballinasloe is getting the fastest broadband speeds available anywhere in the world according to Minister for Communications Denis Naughten.
The Minister and Galway/Roscommon TD today unveiled plans to bring a new state-of-the-art broadband network to rural Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim and Donegal.
He says the open access fibre network will be a powerful draw to international tech companies looking to invest in Ireland.
The investment is a partnership between SSE and enet telecommunications company.
Managing Director of SSE Ireland Stephen Wheeler and Chairperson of enet David C. McCourt joined the Minister at Ballinasloe Library for the announcement. Minister Naughten says Ballinasloe’s fibre network should be online within 12 months and he insists that local broadband improvements are not limited to Ballinasloe.
Lyn Donnelly, Manager of Ballinasloe Area Community Development Ltd, said:
“enet-SSE’s roll-out of a high speed broadband network to include Ballinasloe is a welcome and huge boost for the area. It is something that we have campaigned strongly for over the last couple of years and will help grow our strong business community, allowing us to maximise our potential for job creation and inward investment in Ballinasloe. It will also provide a much-needed broadband network for those of us living here and we are all looking forward to working together with ENET-SSE on this exciting project.”
John Power and Associates in conjunction with Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre are running a start your own business course starting Monday September 18th. The course is suitable for anyone considering starting up a business, or anyone who is currently in the early stages of their own project.
The course aims to take you through everything you need to know to get started and aim to prepare you for all challenges you might face in your first year in business.
Cost: €75 per person
Duration: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm for 6 weeks. All documentation will be provided.
Course Tutor - John M.Power
Module 1 – Introduction & Personal assessment
Module 2 – Business plan & Problem solving
Module 3 – Company structures & Crash course in Finance
Module 4 – Sales
Module 5 - Marketing
Module 6 – Raising Finance
Module 7 – E-Business
Module 8 - VAT, PAYE, Bookkeeping
Module 9 – General – Employment, H&S Etc. WCEB
Module 10 – Recap, Review of business plans and Q&A
Please email or Telephone Lyn to book your space on Tel: 090 9646516
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