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‘Kilbeggan’s Paddy Dunican shortlisted for major business award’ – IIBN Member Paddy Dunican

‘Kilbeggan’s Paddy Dunican shortlisted for major business award’ – IIBN Member Paddy Dunican

KILBEGGAN Races manager Paddy Dunican has been nominated for the Athlone Business Person of the Year award. Mr Dunican is one of three people shortlisted for the accolade which will be presented by Athlone Chamber of Commerce. “I am thrilled, delighted and greatly appreciate to be shortlisted as one of the three finalists for the Athlone Business Person of the Year award,” said Mr Dunican....

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Belmond Grand Hibernian: Exclusive IIBN Discount

Belmond Grand Hibernian: Exclusive IIBN Discount

Belmond Grand Hibernian: Friends & Family Special Offer We are delighted to offer all members of IIBN very special rate on Belmond Grand Hibernian – Ireland’s first ever luxury touring train. Travel on the two-night Taste of Ireland journey on 05 May 2018 for the special price of €1,493 per couple, saving 75% Offer limited to 10 cabins only and will be allocated on a first-come first-served...

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Connectivity, Inclusion and the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Ronan Dunne

Connectivity, Inclusion and the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Ronan Dunne

Article by Maura Kelly, IIBN New York. At a recent Irish International Business Network (IIBN) event in New York, Ronan Dunne, EVP and Group President of Verizon Wireless explained how next generation wireless will impact the Fourth Industrial Revolution #4IR. Connectivity and inclusion were pervasive themes in his talk with a certain onus placed upon business and technology leaders to work together to ensure that the #4IR provides opportunity for...

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6 Visual Communication Tips – Watch the eyebrows

6 Visual Communication Tips – Watch the eyebrows

Article by Joseph McGuire, ClearSight Communications and IIBN Dublin Member.     “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion it has taken place” –George Bernard Shaw To offer an exceptional product or service is one thing, to communicate effectively about it is another. Just as a tailor takes careful measurements before making a suit so should we take into account the personality and...

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Enterprise Ireland’s €1 million competitive start fund (CSF) for female entrepreneurs is open on Tuesday, May 1.

Enterprise Ireland’s €1 million competitive start fund (CSF) for female entrepreneurs is open on Tuesday, May 1.

Enterprise Ireland’s €1 million competitive start fund (CSF) for female entrepreneurs is open on Tuesday, May 1. Calling all female founders. A maximum of 20 successful female applicants will get up to €50,000 in equity funding. You can apply here. Last year, 46 percent of all companies who received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were female-led. Getting female firms investor ready As well as funding, 15...

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“Redefining Your Brand Culture After a Rebrand, Sale or Merger” – Lorraine Carter

“Redefining Your Brand Culture After a Rebrand, Sale or Merger” – Lorraine Carter

Fantastic article written by Dublin member Lorraine Carter, Persona Branding & Design.   “When you think about a positive brand culture, what comes to mind? You might envision some of its tangible manifestations, like bean bag chairs or Friday happy hours. While admittedly fun, these examples unfortunately only scratch the surface of what brand culture means. A truly positive brand culture goes beyond words on paper...

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Arabella Bishop is Shaping the Irish Art Scene

Arabella Bishop is Shaping the Irish Art Scene

As Arabella Bishop steps into her Molesworth St office, she is preceded by the lolloping and affable office pet, Zorro. A concerned face pops from behind a corner and asks: “How do you feel about dogs?” Bishop, although her friends call her Bella, is witty, clever and courteous. She also possesses a rare informality a million miles away from the stuffy stereotypes of Ireland’s art...

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Members Spotlight: Kelly Curran, Legal Retriever

Members Spotlight: Kelly Curran, Legal Retriever

Kelly Curran, Legal Retriever. Give us a brief description of yourself? (company, Profession, etc) I am a US trial lawyer and Chicago native who began my career in government representing Environmental Protection Agencies against corporate polluters and had the exciting experience of campaigning for Barack Obama in the infancy of his political career.  In addition to litigating over a dozen trials and appeals in US...

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Members Spotlight: Dave Evans, New York.

Members Spotlight: Dave Evans, New York.

David Evans, Canyon CTS. IIBN Board Member Dave Evans, is based in the New York office of Canyon CTS and is focused primarily on assisting US companies in connection with the implementation of their international expansion plans.  He has assisted various US private equity groups, venture capital firms, technology corporations, life science companies, beverage distribution groups, medical device companies and software groups in relation to their European...

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Top 12 Takeaways –  Neville Isdell, EPIC and Coca-Cola

Top 12 Takeaways – Neville Isdell, EPIC and Coca-Cola

On Tuesday 20th March, we gathered in EPIC (The Irish Emigration Museum), Dublin to listen to a fireside chat with Neville Isdell, former CEO, Coca-Cola. It was a quintessentially IIBN evening packed with learning, networking and a convivial atmosphere. For me, IIBN has been truly a network of connectivity. It has enabled me to explore and develop opportunities in London, New York and even uncover...

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