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As nearly 140 exhibitors prepare for this year’s Kerry EXPO, it promises to be bigger than ever! Many exhibitors are designing their marketing activities, creating advertising campaigns and listing their offerings for this mega event of the year. While larger companies aim to develop their employee brand, they also take the opportunity to engage in a one-day event that brings together the broader business and local community.

SME’s and start-up companies will no doubt concentrate on selling their products or promoting their services, in a bid to develop further awareness around their own business brand. Educational institutions will market their educational a upskilling courses, while financial institutions, state and semi-state bodies will also be available to deliver information on the services they provide. In addition, a number of recruitment companies and employers will be actively recruiting.

According to Liz Maher: “The EXPO creates a space where companies can turn an influx of visitors and into evangelists for their brand and indeed for Kerry.  The idea is simple ‘Kerry residents promoting and supporting Kerry based companies’.  We hope that everyone will come out and support the event on May 13 and as part of celebrating business with the people who live, work and study here. We have scheduled a whole host of family entertainment, so there’s something for everyone and for all ages to enjoy. It’s important to remember that as well as using local services or purchasing local products, it’s equally important for Kerry residents to have a positive understanding of the wealth of amazing companies, organisations and institutions that operate throughout the county. This event also sets out to attract and lure additional industry and potential career changers across the county bounds, by positioning Kerry as one of the best places to live and work. We truly believe that this is a fundamental ingredient to drive growth and develop a healthy local economy for our future.”

“This year we are encouraging exhibitors to roll out the red carpet, ramp up targeted social media campaigns and launch special promotions that give EXPO visitors a reason to sample their products or take an interest in the services they offer. It is important that exhibitors should build word-of-mouth and social media buzz among first-time customers and expo visitors and in-turn create memorable experiences,” says Elin Sorensen of GHQ Design.

Organisers say that a number of firms are focusing their attention on creating a corporate culture where employees become more engaged with the corporate brand and in turn develop a greater pride of workplace. Fred McDonogh, Director of Redchair Recruitment says that: “Business/community events such as the Kerry EXPO can in fact bring employees together in a different light, where they get to know one another better when interacting outside of the workplace.”

We ask residents across Kerry to visit the EXPO and support the growth of our county. Entrance to the event is FREE of CHARGE. In addition there will be lots of free fun and entertainment. Special bus services are available from various parts of the county to the INEC in Killarney on May 13. There will be park and ride facilities around the INEC and bus routes and schedules are available on kerryexpo.ie.

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Pedestrianisation poll: Our readers have their say

By Sean Moriarty The question of pedestrianisation in the town centre has divided Killarney for years but a survey by the Killarney Advertiser this week shows the town slightly more in favour of it. A total of 37.14 percent of respondents want the pedestrianisation of Plunkett St to remain as it is – closed to […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The question of pedestrianisation in the town centre has divided Killarney for years but a survey by the Killarney Advertiser this week shows the town slightly more in favour of it.

A total of 37.14 percent of respondents want the pedestrianisation of Plunkett St to remain as it is – closed to traffic on a permanent basis while 24.76 want it to go back to its pre-pandemic arrangement where the street was only closed to vehicular traffic between 7pm and 7am each night.

An additional 34.29 percent want to see an increase in pedestrianisation in town centre by extending the Main St arrangement that was in place during the summer. In that period the town’s main thoroughfare was closed to traffic, day and night, during the weekend.

Only 20 percent of the respondents want to abolish pedestrianisation altogether, but that is still a significant number ensuring that this debate will linger on for a long time yet.

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National television exposure for local campaign

By Michelle Crean A local group hosting a life-saving information day tomorrow (Saturday) are to receive huge exposure on national TV after a crew came down to interview them about their campaign. Members of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit (KCRU) – who are planning a ‘Restart a Heart Day’ to raise awareness about life-saving techniques – […]

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A local group hosting a life-saving information day tomorrow (Saturday) are to receive huge exposure on national TV after a crew came down to interview them about their campaign.

Members of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit (KCRU) – who are planning a ‘Restart a Heart Day’ to raise awareness about life-saving techniques – invited journalist Paul Byrne and Virgin Media TV crew to town this week.

It’s hoped their campaign will be broadcast tonight (Friday) or tomorrow (Saturday).

The KCRU event takes place tomorrow in ANAM Arts and Cultural Centre between 10.30am and 4pm as part of the European Restart a Heart Day. It’ll include CPR demos, public information, an art display, a video launch w️ith many prizes to be won.

“The crew interviewed Community Responder Helen Duggan who explained the events taking place on Saturday,” Kevin O’Leary from KCRU told the Killarney Advertiser.

“European Restart a Heart Day was founded with the support of the European parliament and takes place on October 16 every year. We’re spreading the message that 20 minutes of your time could make all the difference saving a life.”

In 2021, the focus of the event is on survivors with the hashtag #CPRSavedMyLife.

“With this campaign we want to create awareness that everyone can learn CPR and facilitate BLS courses in schools and public locations.”

He said they hope that Kerry TDs Danny Healy-Rae, Brendan Griffin and Minister for Education Norma Foley will be in attendance throughout the day, and the public are invited to attend.

“Find out how simple actions can save lives. Prizes include a three day First Aid course valued at €300, two First Aid kits, and a voucher for a local business.”

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