Maximise Your Membership
Here are some tips on how to use your time effectively to get the most out of your membership:
1. Activate your Profile
Update/edit your profile on our Member Information Centre (MIC) to ensure your directory listing is current, correct and complete. We also recommend that you update your staff, add new reps, and deactivate those who no longer work in the business so that the right contacts receive important updates from the Chamber. You can share your news, special offers, job vacancies, or upcoming events with the business community. Member news appears on the website, in the weekly Business Community Update emails and is often promoted on the Chamber's social media channels.
2. Be Social and Keep Up to Date
3. Make Your Voice Heard and Influence Decisions
Engage in matters that can impact your business through surveys, regular forums and consultations (see weekly 'Business Community Update' emails for the latest). If a local or national matter is affecting your business contact the Chamber Chief Executive who leads our lobbying and advocacy service.
4. Upskill and Train Your Staff
Want more productive staff, improved retention rates, increased staff motivation, cost-effective training, a skilled workforce and a competitive and progressive workplace? Fingal Chamber Skillnet provides subsidised enterprise-led skills training courses further discounted for Chamber members which can save regular users a substantial amount in costs each year. Let us know your training requirements so we can address your skills needs.
5. Attend Chamber Events
The Chamber's networking and events programme provides excellent opportunities to mix and mingle and also covers a range of subjects focussed on supporting you to grow your business. Keep an eye on the events calendar and your email inbox for upcoming events and invites. Many events are free for members so book in today. You can also sign up to enhance your profile amongst the business community by participating as a guest speaker in an in-person event or virtual event.
6. Reach Your Target Audience
Advertise with the region's only business publication, the Fingal Network Magazine, or co-host an event where you can deliver a briefing, seminar, or workshop and the Chamber can invite influential industry faces for you to showcase your business.
7. Profile Yourself and Your Business
Submit an application to be profiled on the Chamber website, in the weekly email digest, and across the Chamber's social media channels. Selected submissions may also appear in the Fingal Network Magazine and in regional print and digital media.
8. Display Your Member Logo
Gain credibility and display your member logo with pride at your business premises and use the digital version on your own website and email signature.
9. Get Expert Advice on Trading Internationally
We are a leading provider of export documentation services and can issue and certify Certificates of Origin (EU Certs & Arab-Irish Certs) and other certification services for companies. All Chamber members are entitled to a discount on the export documentation services, which can save regular exporters a substantial amount in fees and charges each year. For further information on export documentation; certification services; and the process guidelines, click here.
10. Participate in the Member Information Center
The Chamber has a member-only LinkedIn Group for you to engage in intelligent, opinionated discussions, demonstrate your expertise and services, and get the latest news and updates.
11. Download the Members Plus App
Use our exclusive members-only Member Plus App, this free easy-to-use mobile application allows you to access the Member Information Centre, update your profile, interact with other members and more. It's available on iOS for Apple and Google Play for Android devices (search “MemberPlus” in the app stores).
12. Celebrate Business Success
Nominate and attend the annual Fingal Business Excellence & Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. There may also be some limited opportunities available to sponsor an Award.