Small Business 89 Part 1: Alternate Plans, Fundit & Keys2Life

In part 1 of this weeks Small Business Show  Kehlan, Olwen and Brian tackle this weeks news for SMEs.

On this weeks News segment:

– Chambers Ireland releases it ten point plans

– Galway retailers need tourism to survive

– Retailers need confidence back in the economy

Small Business Show 52 Part 3: Company Focus – One Touch Automation

Dermot Clancy from One Touch Automation is in the spotlight for this weeks Company Focus.

One Touch Automation has developed a unique Self-Powered CCTV System. The system enables you monitor areas where power isn’t available and view the images via a secure website from anywhere in the world.

The system is designed to monitor areas where power isn’t available. Powered by renewable energy, the CCTV camera records the necessary information, which is available for viewing via the secure website, which we provide.

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This segment of the Small Business Show was broadcast on Saturday 14th of July.

Volvo Ocean Race Nets Galway €100m & 900,000 Visitors

The Volvo Ocean Race organisers in Galway have said that the attendance for the conclusion of the prestigious event broke all kinds of records as 900,000 vistors turned up, bringing €100 million in tourism and business income to the city and the region.

John Killeen, President of “Let’s do it Global”, said the event had been a phenomenal success and had shown, once again, that Galway has the capacity to organise the biggest maritime event of its kind in the world – in a way that made the world look on in admiration and amazement.

The organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race and the local organizing, committee “Let’s do it Global”, have described the race finale and the associated festival built around it as “stunning”, “dramatic” and “unforgettable”.

Connemara Gets €1.8m For Wild Atlantic Way

Connemara is set to reap the benefits of a €1.8m investment in the region.

The investment is part of plans for the Wild Atlantic Way which was announced by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, this week.

It will be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route for tourists, and will go be a 1,400km route which will go from Donegal to West Cork. The initiative will aim to bring more tourists into the west of Ireland to help boost the region.

Minister Ring confirmed the first phase of the project will take place in Connemara.

Galway Medical Engineering Company Honored At Capitol Hill, Washington

Galway company, Aerogen, has been given an Innovation Technology Award which for their contribution to asthma and allergy care.

The award was presented to Aerogen by Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics  (AANMA), a leading national non-profit patient education organization, in recognition the Aeroneb Go home care nebulizer.

The nebuliser is a lightweight and portable and has developed a strong following among asthmatics and other respiratory disease patients.

The unique technology allows drugs to be nebulized into a fine particle mist that can be absorbed through the lungs while maintaining drug integrity.

AANMA Founder and President Nancy Sander said “Our organization’s sole mission is to eliminate needless suffering and death due to allergies, asthma and related conditions.” The award highlights technology which helps address this goal. Other winners on the night included Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim and Teva.

John Power, CEO Aerogen stated “Our customers are always front and center of our minds when developing technology. To have the Aeroneb Go recognized by the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics means that it is making a difference to the lives of our customers, and that is always our ultimate goal.”

Aerogen currently exports over 90% of the products it designs and makes.

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