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UPDATE: Limerick Chamber continues virtual webinar series during COVID-19 pandemic

Caption: Limerick Chamber goes virtual with their new webinar series for the COVID-19 lockdown period.

UPDATE: Limerick Chamber continues virtual webinar series during COVID-19 pandemic

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Sophia DiBattista

Limerick Chamber has been providing a virtual webinar series to educate people during the COVID-19 outbreak. Topics range from the economy, how the pandemic will affect Limerick, how to keep sales profitable during the virus and more.

Limerick Chamber is Limerick’s go-to place for all things business-related. Through their economic support, social development, policy creation and lobbying skills, their goal is to bring the region to the top of its game.

The organisation offers many opportunities for businesses and officials to grow as economic leaders such as their upskilling programme with Skillnet Ireland, designed to train organisations and their members. 

Their webinar series works alongside this ethic to train business-savvy people at home while the Coronavirus threat is still among us.

Each virtual class is free and open to whoever wants to join. There are at least three online classes available during the week on varying days, so there is more than enough time to learn a new skill or practice.

From the beginning of the webinar series, they have included classes on the economic impact of COVID-19, career planning, stress management, health and safety in the workplace, taxation and legal matters, telesales and CV and interview preparation. This past week, their seminars included one to help families cope with the pandemic. It was specifically designed for workers who have children that may be confused about the COVID-19 situation.

On Wednesday, May 27, Limerick Chamber is hosting a webinar that focuses on companies benefitting despite the uncertain future of COVID-19. ‘Sustaining resilience’ will take place at 12:15 pm Wednesday afternoon, and people are encouraged to register by 12 pm noon that day.

Limerick Chamber Events Manager Caoimhe Moloney talked about these virtual programmes, saying, “Limerick Chamber has implemented a variety of webinars we hope will best support our members and business owners across the sector during these difficult times.”

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“Limerick Chamber welcomes any requestions for webinar topics in order to best support our members. At the moment, the webinars will be hosted for the duration of the lockdown – we will need to wait and gauge further precautionary measures once the restrictions are lifted as public gathering will need to be limited therefore we envisage the webinars to be held over the coming months,” Caoimhe said.

Caoimhe continued by describing the advantages the series presents. She said, “The benefits of these webinars is that members can access expert knowledge and advice which will equip them with the necessary tools and understanding to operate their businesses during these difficult times. A list of all upcoming webinars can be found via our website.”

“We have been getting large viewings of our webinars to date so we feel the webinar content is of value or a support to the membership, as always we welcome any requests or feedback regarding webinar topics or hosts,” she added.


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