Mrs Deborah Loughran was re-elected as President of Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade at its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 23rd October in the Bellini’s, Newry.
The election of the Office Bearers and Executive Committee was presided over by Mr Art Magennis MBE. Mr Declan McChesney, Mr Michael McKeown, Mr Frank O’Connor and Mr Aidan Malone, were elected for the following positions respectively, First Vice President; Second Vice President; Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer.
In her acceptance speech, President Deborah Loughran stated, ‘it is an honour and privilege to be re-elected as President of such a dynamic, pro-active and highly respected strategic lobbying and networking organisation’.
‘My first year’s tenure as President at sometimes challenging but very rewarding. The next 12 months will have a significant long term bearing on the Greater Newry Area. Newry Chamber will do all that it can to help local businesses to grow and prosper during this time’.
‘Newry Chamber seeks to represent the interests of its members and the wider community at a local, regional and national Government level. It is imperative for local businesses to have a strong pro-active Chamber fighting for their interests and those of the Greater Newry area’.
President Deborah Loughran added, ‘Newry Chamber will continue to deliver value added services for members with an exciting calendar of networking events planned for the next 12 months catering to meet the needs of all, providing important business information, advice and networking opportunities. Chamber Officials led by Chief Executive, Orla Jackson, will continue to work in partnership with other organisations to provide members with services and resources which will help their businesses to grow and flourish’.
President Deborah Loughran, thanked the Executive members and office staff for their continued support and stated that she looked forward to another busy year ahead at the helm of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade’.