Cockermouth Business News

Turn Cockermouth Pink

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Soroptimist International of Cockermouth and District are planning to turn Cockermouth pink from 2nd to 9th October to raise cancer awareness and are seeking support from Chamber of Trade members. Those with shop windows are invited to turn them pink for the week and there is a competition for the best one. Banners, leaflets and posters are available to advertise the event in shops and workplaces.

There will be a Tree of Remembrance set up in Market Place and the event will end with a procession from Memorial Gardens on the 9th October.

RSVP now for social event - Wednesday 8 September 2010

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Come along to the Chamber's next social event this Wednesday, 8 September, at The Saints Rooms, Cockermouth. A buffet will be served so we need to confirm numbers as soon as possible so, if you haven't done so already, please RSVP by email to or text 07931 911 506.

The event starts at 7.30pm and partners are very welcome to come along too. Please let the Social Committee know by Monday if you are able to attend.

Help drive tourists into town

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Businesses are invited to get involved in a driving event with a difference which aims to help keep Cockermouth on the tourist map. Wigton Motor Club is running the Cockermouth Revival Weekend for classic cars on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October 2010.

On the Saturday afternoon, the Allerdale Amble, will take place. This is a 75-mile touring event in the western Lakes and west Cumbria with a traditional Cumbria afternoon tea and is open to classic and interesting cars of all ages.

Get involved with great charity event

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The Chamber is holding its first charity event in November in aid of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team. The organisation was chosen by Chamber of Trade Chairman Jonty Chippendale and the event will give businesses and residents the opportunity to reward the Mountain Rescue volunteers for their amazing efforts during last year’s devastating floods.

New Newsletter out now

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The August issue of the Chamber of Trade Newsletter is now available. Copies are on their way to all members, along with new membership packs containing information about the Chamber's work.

You can also download a copy of the Newsletter from the document section of this website.

Calling all snappers!

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The deadline is approaching for the Chamber’s new photographic competition.

If you fancy yourself as the next Mario Testino or David Bailey, please send us your pics for use on a fundraising calendar. All entries must arrive by Friday 27 August 2010.

 The calendar will be on sale in time for Christmas to raise awareness of the town’s beauty and encourage locals and tourists to visit, as well as raising money for Chamber funds.

Have you signed up for Taste Cumbria?

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Chamber of Trade members are being urged to get involved with a major festival of food which takes place from 25 -26 September 2010. Visitors can expect a feast of all things foodie – from bustling traditional farmers markets to celebrity chef demonstrations as the region’s best restaurants, bars and pubs join together in this large scale culinary celebration, and Cockermouth’s own eateries throw open their doors.