File photo of the 2014 Kilcullen River Festival duck race
The community of Kilcullen is being asked to get behind an initiative which will, it is hoped, drive business in the town.
Supported by Bank of Ireland, the town has been named as an ‘Enterprise Town’, which will see the bank working closely with the business community, the wider sports and social community and the schools in the town.
Enterprise Town activities over the weekend of 22/23 April, aimed at promoting and driving momentum for small and medium enterprises in the locality, will showcase all that the town has to offer.
And more than 70 people attended last week’s town hall information event.
The initiative will include a Business Expo on Friday April 22 from 5-8pm and a Sports and Community Expo on Saturday April 23 from 11am-2pm.
Both events will be in the Assembly Hall of the new extension to Scoil Bhride Kilcullen, and are free to participation by all,
“I am delighted to see the great level of support from the local community for the initiative.
“We are calling on all businesses in Kilcullen to get involved,” local branch manager Jo McMahon explained.
“The initiative gives businesses an opportunity to promote what they have to offer. It takes a community to build a community, and with the platform of the Enterprise Town, matched with the commitment already shown from the people of the town, it promises to deliver a major boost to the local economy and community life.
“The event is a fantastic opportunity for Kilcullen and the surrounding areas,” she added.
Any businesses, clubs or societies who are interested in taking part in the events can register by emailing Ms. McMahon on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling in to the Bank of Ireland Kilcullen and speaking to a member of staff.
It’s expected that the launch of the initiative will will further enhance Kilcullen’s capacity to become a 21st century business hub for mid-Kildare small to medium sized enterprises and other local organisations.