It was lovely to attend the third annual Waterford Chamber Women In Business Lunch on Thursday 3rd December 2015 in Athenaeum House Hotel.
Storm Desmond had arrived with strong winds, heavy rain and flash flooding . But that didn’t stop 95 local business women making their way to this great event. On arrival we received a glass of mulled wine lots of women networking , the noise level was fairly high. Next we were treated to a beautiful meal before the guest speaker Cpl Resoures CEO Anne Heraty spoke about how she was passionate about the advancement of women in business and how everyone needs a little help and encouragement along the way. Also Ms Heraty spoke of how it is important to share our experience ,particularly with younger . Something i truly agree with.
Ms Heraty gave a very open and honest insight into her journey in business. There was a great was energy in the room. It was great to make new connections and also catch up with old friends . I always enjoy theses event’s and came away feeling inspired and motivated.
Another great event thank you Waterford Chamber
Last night we attended Waterford’s first ever Thanksgiving Party in the beautyful Medieval Museum. The chart-toppers Delorentos played a surprise set for guests before going on stage at the Theatre Royal.
A Night at the Museum – A Festive Thanksgiving Party was a collaboration between Waterford Chamber, Waterford Chamber Skillnet, EveryEvent and Winterval to give the business community the opportunity to give thanks and help support Focus Ireland and The Samaritans.
The night began with a special showing of the Winterval Illuminates Light Show on Cathedral Square, to keep us all warm we were treated to a Muldoon Hot Chocolate and popcorn. Afterwards we made our way through the Museum to the Garden Room, where games were set up and we were greeted by Mrs Clauues and the elfs. A wine reception was in full flow and the most fabulous food was served by Flavourhaus ( you need check these guys out) followed by the delicious selection of deserts by Cakeface.
We knew the was going to be a surprise on the night and we weren’t disappointed , when the Delorentos played a surprise set. That really got the party started. Guests were asked in advance to bring a gift or donation to Santa for two charities Focus Ireland and the Samaritans.
Next it was time to visit Santa in his grotto in the old Wine Cellar in the Undercrofts, if you have never been to the Medieval Museum you need to go and see it. It is so beautiful and steeped in history. We had abit of fun with Santa and got our photo taken .Your never too old to have fun and just to tell you best Santa ever comes from Waterford:)) Check him out at Winterval.
We mingled the night away chatting and catching up with friends. All in all it was a fantastic night for two deserving charities and at times we all need to stop, take a step back and by thankful for the things we have in life, our family, friends and health and it’s good to be able to give back to those less fortunate
On leaving the event everybody was presented with a specially commissioned Christmas decoration made by Waterford Traditional Skills.