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Rebel Networking Event Coming Soon

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Rebel Brewing Co logoThere will be a networking event “brewing” at the Falmouth Hotel on the 18th of June involving a talk from the leaders of The Rebel Brewing Company.

The Rebel Brewing Company is located in Penryn and offers a delectable selection of traditional and “craft” beverages, from chocolate stouts, smooth ales and beer. The company joins an already thriving brewing network across Cornwall and this networking event gives you the chance to taste their wares with an opportunity for relaxed networking.

Participants are invited to arrive at seven as the event starts at 19:30 and there is a presentation at 20:00 which will be delivered by The Rebel Brewing Company owner, Rob Lowe, and his chief brewer. The talk will involve details on the brewery as well as the brewing process and should last half an hour. The presentation will also include a tasting session so is sure to be popular with the many ale and beer connoisseurs in the area.

Tickets are priced at £8.50 and this includes pre-presentation drinks and nibbles with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available. If you’re interested in purchasing your own tickets then you can do so by registering with the Falmouth Business Club. Alternatively, tickets can be bought at the Falmouth Business Club Breakfast and at the Falmouth Hotel Reception prior to the event.

This is an open event, which is sure to interest those looking to network.


#digpen web conference comes to Falmouth

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A Digital media event will be held at University College Falmouth's Tremough campus on Saturday June 11th.   The event called "#digpen" (shortened from "Digital Peninsula") brings togethers techies, web developers and designers, digital media specialists, students and others interested in this booming area.

The first two events were held in Plymouth and Exeter earlier this year, and attracted 80 and 120 delegates as the event gathered momentum.  Cornish web developers Kat Smith and Mat Connolley of Iteracy in Lostwithiel, and Peter Graves of Penryn's Channel Computing were so impressed with the ethos and value of the event that they decided it was time that Cornwall had a slice of the digpen action.

"There is nothing like digpen at all in Cornwall" explained Kat, "there are many business networking groups and some special interest ones, but nothing that represents a groundswell of digital professionals and students getting together to share information and network."

Peter Graves added: “The DigPen event is entirely in keeping with Falmouth’s ambitions as a digital and design hub.  There are so many good web–based businesses in the area now that it makes perfect sense to have an event of this nature here, and to really celebrate the success of the sector, and the added value that it is bringing to Cornwall.”

The Digpen event was originally started by Frankie Dolan of Ivybridge in Devon, but always intended to be an event driven from the ground up by the web and digital community.  “I am delighted that the DigPen community has decided they would like to have the event in Cornwall, and particularly grateful to University College Falmouth to playing host to it” Said Ms  Dolan. “We are particularly keen to involve the Falmouth student community as well as students have made a significant proportion of attendees at previous Digpen events, so we will be both inviting students to participate, and giving the other delegates information about the student shows that will be going on that week, in order that the students can have their work more exposed to companies working in the sector.”

Although the event is styled an “unconference” with topics to be provided by delegates, a timetable has been assembled to give delegates an idea of what to expect.  Topics on the agenda include an introduction to NoSQL and CouchDB, an Agile project management workshop with http://agile.co, sessions on the business aspects of web design, and a session on the growth of the #digpen web site by the community members.

People interested in attending DigPen III can see more about it – and register for a free place on this page: http://digpen3-estw.eventbrite.com/

For those who do Twitter there is more information available by following the twitter “hashtag” #digpen.

The event is a very open and inclusive event so don’t be put off by the jargon – anyone interested in the web is very welcome to come along.

Falmouth Events Calender 2011

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A listing of all the events planned in and around Falmouth is now available. The listing is available as a pdf document which can be downloaded and printed off or, if read online also provides links to the various website pages and facebook pages. Click on the link below to find out more:

 Falmouth Events 2011 pdf 


Chamber Business Events

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Falmouth People - photo courtesy of CMN

The Chamber holds a variety of business events throughout the year, where members can interact for the mutual benefit of boosting local business.

The monthly chamber meeting is usually held in the Council chambers in the municipal building on the Moor in Falmouth, most often on Tuesdays at 6pm. racemic-fungous


The Falmouth Business Club

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business club logoThe Club meets every Thursday morning in the Falmouth Hotel, where a healthy group of local business people invite speakers, conduct business networking, enjoy breakfast and coffee, and look for ways to help one another enhance their businesses.

The club benefits from the hospitality of the grand Falmouth Hotel (Hotel manager Greg Henry is a member), as well as its inspiring views across Falmouth Bay.  We even had dolphins swimming past as we had breakfast one week in 2009, though unfortunately we can't promise that every week.