Letterkenny Chamber elects new President

Gerard McCormick hands over the chain of office to Leonard Watson at the Letterkenny Chamber AGM on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive Wasson

Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has elected Leonard Watson, Watson Menswear as its new President.
Letterkenny Chamber’s outgoing President Gerard McCormick handed over the presidential chain to incoming President Leonard Watson at the Letterkenny Chamber Annual General Meeting on Tuesday night in Dillon’s Hotel. Leonard has been an active member of the Chamber since opening his business five years ago and has served on the Chamber Council since 2014.
Leonard is well known in the Letterkenny business community and on taking over the role he said he was very much looking forward to representing the business community and Chamber members in 2017. “It is an honour to be nominated and elected as Chamber President by my colleagues in the Chamber Council. I have over the last few years tried to play my part in shaping the strategy and future of the Chamber. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gerard McCormick for his hard work and dedication over the past year and I am committed to carrying out this role with the same enthusiasm and integrity”.
Leonard hopes to emulate the hard work of Past Presidents and continue to develop the relationships with key stakeholders across the North West and to grow membership and participation. “Last year a lot of work was done in terms of improving our communications and our engagement with members. This is very much a work in progress that we see increasing in the coming year. We are proud to represent members and as President I will be reaching out to the members to get even more involved.”
Apart from a new President the Chamber also elected a new Chamber Council which as always consists of members from a wide variety of business sectors, who meet on a monthly basis and who are responsible for steering the policies, activities and initiatives of the Chamber.

Chamber Council 2017/2018
President – Leonard Watson (Watson Menswear); Clare McNickle (Clare Clothing); Eoghan Walsh (AIB); Jimmy Stafford (Bank of Ireland); Michael Margey (LYIT); Bernard Dillon (Honorary Member); Bernard Doherty (Ulster Bank); Bernard Gallagher (CBM Signs); Ann Louise McClintock (AL Consultancy ); Brian McCormick (Brian McCormick Sports); Gerard McCormick (Magees Pharmacy); JP McCloskey (Evolve Menswear); Clare McDonough (La Maison); Fionnuala Rabbitt (Highland Radio); Patricia Hill (Stateside American Restaurant); John Watson (Watson Home, Hire & Hardware); Andrew Brolly (The Swingroom Café).

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