Dear Members,

Since my last email I have been contacted by numerous businesses whose rates have been significantly increased. In order to get an idea of the increases across all the businesses I am
proposing a meeting on Monday night in the Abbey Hotel Roscommonat 9pm. I would urge as many people as possible to attend the meeting in order that we get a clear idea of the increases across all the businesses. It is clear from some of the phone calls that I have received that some businesses rates bills have increased by more than 40%. It is important that the response from the business community is co-ordinated and swift. It is for this reason that I am urging everyone to attend the meeting. Irrespective of whether or not your rates have increased it is important that all the businesses stand together in support of those businesses who have received increased demands.

I had intended to call the AGM of The Chamber for next week. It had been provisionally arranged for Hannons Hotel. In view of the urgency of the rates matter the AGM will be re-scheduled for the end of the month.

Yours sincerely,

Sean Mahon
President
Roscommon Chamber of Commerce