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  • Marie Claire takes a shine to Cork!

    The following article was written by Trish Halpin for Marie Claire – travel.   “Cork is the city break you probably never thought of (but really should).” Food, music, history, shopping and culture plus a healthy dose of fun make Ireland’s second city the perfect mini break Why go? For the craic of course. Cork city […]
  • And the finalists are………..

    We are delighted to announce this years “Cork Business of the Year Awards” finalists. The overall winners will be announced at our annual gala dinner and awards night on Saturday 20th January at the Páirc Uí Chaoimh conference centre. Our awards, which are run in partnership with JCD, the Irish Examiner and AIB, recognize the […]
  • Cork Business Community Welcomes Revised Flood Defence Plans

         Cork Business Association and Cork Chamber have welcomed the progress shown in the detail and design of the Lower Lee flood relief scheme following the publication of the OPW consultation report.   Both organisations believe that the development of an appropriate flood-defence scheme is critical for business in Cork. The proposed OPW scheme […]
  • GLOW: A Cork Christmas Celebration

      Experience the festive season on the Grand Parade as the much-loved festival GLOW, A Cork Christmas Celebration opens this Friday December 1st. Attended by over 160,000 people in 2016, GLOW will run every weekend in the build up to Christmas, and also Christmas week from 20 to Friday 22 December. Presented by Cork City […]


Cork Business Association is a not for profit organisation that represents the interests of businesses in Cork.

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Grow Your Business

The CBA is there to support businesses of all sizes in Cork in their aspiration for growth. This can be through peer-to-peer networking, business advisory services, or by representing the interests of CBA Members at a strategic level with decision making authorities at a local and National level.

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Keep Up To Date

Joining the CBA is a great way to keep up to date with changes in the competitive and regulatory environment, as well as being an opportunity to learn from peers whose experiences may be of benefit to you and your organization

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Being part of the CBA provides you with great opportunities to promote your business or organization. Apart from the Networking Events which the CBA run, we also produce a quarterly newsletter in both print and digital form which features a different Member each edition in our Member Spotlight section. To apply to be featured in this section, please send us a message by clicking here

Your Voice

One of the key benefits of CBA Membership is providing all member businesses and organisations with a representative body which can liase with key decision makers in Cork, and who can lobby effectively on behalf of members, providing a much stronger voice than an individual organization could generally hope to achieve.

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CBA Networking events take place on a regular basis, in a convivial and accessible environment. These great events range from Breakfast Briefings, to the annual CBA Dinner, to the various Awards Ceremonies such as ‘Cork Business of the Year Awards’, ‘Cork Better Building Awards’, and provide a great opportunity to expand your personal and professional network in the City and beyond.

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