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How To Survive the Office Christmas Party December 12, 2007

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Office PartyYes, it’s that time of year again – when we all go out on the lash with our colleagues. Good wholesome fun, or a recipe for disaster? A time to bond with our valued co-workers, or a chance to tell your boss exactly what you think and make an inappropriate proposition to Dorothy from Accounts?

Well, here’s a handy list of tips on how to survive the office party.

Although mostly common sense, it’s worth keeping them in mind before you break out the Old Spice or your GHD hair straighteners. They include:

  • not getting too ‘affectionate’
  • drinking sensibly
  • remain your usual professional self
  • remember you’ll be working with everyone again in the New Year.

Read the list here over on Dumb Little Man.

Or, you can throw caution to the wind, dress up like the 118 blokes and dance on a table. S’up to you.

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Christmas Fun – Chat Noir December 12, 2007

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Chat Noir screen grabA busy day on the blog yesterday meant we didn’t have time to post any festive frippery.

So, here’s the first of some posts to hopefully get you into the Christmas spirit. I mean, it’s less than a fortnight away now!

This is a nice little game called Chat Noir. Must be German or something.

Anyway, the aim is to try and stop the cat from exiting the board of dots by blocking his path. Click on a dot to make it impassible. Then the cat will try and find an alternative exit. And judging by the games we’ve played, succeed every time.

Play Chat Noir here.

Stunning Christmas Gifts At Tamzyn Angela December 11, 2007

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Tamzyn Angela imageWith the festive season upon us we’re all busy planning the perfect Christmas. With their unique seasonal range of traditional fresh flowers and arrangements with a modern twist you will be astounded by the designs you can find at Tamzyn Angela.

Why not take a trip to the showroom at Albert Dock or visit online either way you’re sure to find the perfect decoration to add the finishing touch to your festive table.

Offering stunning festive bouquets right up to and including Christmas Eve for that extra special surprise delivery.

Tamzyn Angela are also known for one of the largest and best artificial ranges in the UK and with Unique Giftware and Exclusive Home & Christmas Decorations.

Buy online at www.tamzynangela.co.uk

What Will Your Next Round Cost You? December 11, 2007

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Don’t Drink & Drive CampaignHere’s a pic of Liverpool Chamber staff supporting the ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ Campaign – What will your next round cost you?

The Chamber’s Evening Economy Manager Joe Curran said “We have taken a lead with this campaign through the pubs, bars and club’s not just in the city centre but in the community area’s also. Old Swan, Everton Tuebrook, etc have all been targeted with T-shirts, beer mats, plastic carriers, posters and banners. In addition we’ve got an ad van displaying a two sided 20ft x 12 ft message informing the public the consequences of driving while under the influence of Alcohol.

“Every year the generic message is rolled out around this time, but every year somebody thinks they can run the gauntlet and take a risk. The loss of your job, a heavy fine, a criminal conviction and the loss of your driving licence are a number of penalties and deterrents that need to be considered, let alone living with the fact that you may have killed someone if not yourself.

“The best advice is if your drinking alcohol, in any measure don’t drive, it really isn’t worth it. I am delighted that the Chamber Staff are getting right behind this campaign and urge everybody to take heed.”

So please – think on this Christmas.

And yes, we are a good-looking bunch, aren’t we?

Christmas Public Transport Update December 3, 2007

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Merseytravel have now published a leaflet with more details of the various transport arrangements over the holiday period.

This can be viewed as a PDF  on their website.

Also printed versions will be available at Merseytravel offices and travel centres, so please don’t just print off copies – think of the environment and all that, old bean!

Come To Our Christmas Platform Lunch November 27, 2007

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Be as happy as this princess at our event!Ho Ho Ho! Come along to our festive Platform Lunch event for some lovely grub, relaxed networking and some top notch laughs.

This year’s Christmas Platform Lunch will be held on Thursday 13th December 2007 at the Thistle Hotel. A cash bar will be available from 12.15pm and a two course lunch with wine will be served at 1.00pm prompt.

This event is always popular with members and therefore you are advised to book early to secure your places. Come along, enjoy the entertainment and join us in welcoming this year’s guest speaker…………

Mickey Finn
“Making people laugh for over 30 years”

Mickey has been in show business for over 30 years. During that time he has built himself a reputation as one of the cleanest comics in the game. Mickey became a household name back in the 80’s when he appeared on Johnny Hamp’s TV production of “The Comedians” which can still be seen today on Sky’s Granada Plus.

Member cost: £25.00

Non-member cost: £30.00

To book your place, call Sue Platt or Melissa Bush on 0151 227 1234, email events@liverpoolchamber.org.uk or simply book and pay for your place online.

Christmas Public Transport November 19, 2007

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Don’t get stuck this Christmas!We’ve had some info in regarding public transport over the Christmas period. We hope this is useful for planning your shopping / celebrating / visiting at the most wonderful time of the year.

BUS

Evening services, these will all operate as normal except on Christmas / New Years Eve when the last journeys will be about 20.00 from the terminus

Boxing / New Years Day – Limited services will operate from 10.00. There will be no service after 18.00.

There is no commercial service on Christmas Day.

The night bus network will operate as normal on the 28 / 29 December.

RAIL

Listed below are the last Merseyrail trains on both 24/12 and 31/12:

Wirral Line
West Kirby to Liverpool – 20.01
Ellesmere Port to Liverpool – 20.04
Chester to Liverpool – 20.15
New Brighton to Liverpool – 20.23

Moorfields to Chester – 20.26
Moorfields to West Kirby – 20.31
Moorfields to Ellesmere Port – 20.41
Moorfields to New Brighton – 20.46
Moorfields to Hamilton Square – 20.56

Northern Line
Southport to Liverpool – 20.13
Kirkby to Liverpool – 20.18
Ormskirk to Liverpool – 20.20
Hunts Cross to Liverpool – 20.21
Liverpool Central to Southport – 20.38
Liverpool Central to Ormskirk – 20.40
Liverpool Central to Kirkby – 20.55
Liverpool Central to Hunts Cross – 20.58

Lime Street services
Northern Rail will be running down at a similar manner

You may need to check other services with the operator

Beware as West Coast Main Line services will not be operating many of the through services across the holiday period due to major works underway at a number of locations.

We will bring any more information as we get it.

Come To Our Christmas Reception on Friday 7 December November 14, 2007

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Dancing santaKnowsley and Liverpool Chambers invite you to celebrate the successes of the past year at our informal Christmas reception.

We are delighted to combine this popular annual event with the launch of our new free Health & Safety service and the Knowsley Chamber AGM.

Friday 7 December 

11.30am – Registration and refreshments

12pm – Knowsley Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting

12.15pm – Launch of new service to our members: Chamber Health & Safety  – a comprehensive service delivered through the Chamber H&S website and dedicated advice line. This brand new Health & Safety solution complements our popular Chamber Legal and Human Resources service. Presented by Ron Gould, Chief Executive of Qdos Consulting.

12.45pm – 3pm – Knowsley and Liverpool Chambers Christmas reception and buffet.

We hope as many members as possible will join us on the day. It will give everyone the chance to renew old acquaintances, meet new contacts and raise a toast to our business community.

Venue:

Suites Hotel Knowsley,
Ribbers Lane,
Knowsley,
Prescot,
L34 9HA

Get Directions with Google Maps.

For more information and to book your place download and faxback this booking form. [PDF]