Cork Business Association Gala Dinner & Cork Business of the Year Awards 2017

11 January 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth

When: 21 January 2017
Where: Cork International Hotel

Don’t put away your Christmas finery just yet! – the annual Cork Business Association Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony will take place on 21st January at the Cork International Hotel, marking the organisation’s 60th anniversary.

The evening will have a focus on local food, local talent and local business. Starting with an ‘Taste of Cork’ drinks reception, guests will be treated to a three course meal and a line up of local entertainment throughout the evening. RTE’s Paschal Sheehy is the guest MC, while this year’s charity partner is Cope Foundation.

Lawrence Owens, Chairman of Cork Business Association said “…It’s a fantastic opportunity to network with Cork’s dignitaries, fellow business owners and colleagues. It’s also an event that your partner won’t mind going to, as we ensure it has the fun element…”

The ‘Cork Business of The Year Awards’ will also be presented on the evening. Finalists this year include Finn’s Corner, McCarthy Insurance and The Chicken Inn in the Medium category, and Boots Half Moon Street, Aiken Promotions for Live at the Marquee and Cork Airport in the Large Category.

The mission of the awards is to recognise the value and achievement of Cork Businesses. CBA’s aim is to acknowledge an individual business that has contributed to or promoted the enhancement of the commercial, cultural or civic life of Cork. CBA also aim to promote the profile of the winners and to encourage excellence in business activities.

Tickets for the CBA Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony are priced at €90 or €850 for a table of 10 and are almost sold out. The event is sponsored by AIB Bank, O’Callaghan Properties, and The Irish Examiner.

The sponsors for the event are AIB Cork and O’Callaghan Properties. Partners include The Irish Examiner (media partner) and ETC – the Events, Tourism & Communications agency (event partner).

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