That's according to the local Chamber of Commerce
Yvonne Jones takes over the role as the chamber celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.
Yvonne Jones was appointed to the role at the Chamber AGM this week
The Chamber is celebrating 70 years in existence at their AGM this evening.
Collette Byrne is guest speaker at the Chamber of Commerce's 'Chamber Chat' this evening.
Gardaí will meet business owners, managers and staff of retailers to give advice to prevent retail theft in Carlow.
Kilkenny Chamber say an unprecedented number of companies entered the 'Emerging New Business' category.
Meanwhile, Carlow and Kilkenny's Chambers of Commerce are both offering full budget breakdowns to local business people today.
Rugby hero Sean O'Brien will be given the Carlow Ambassador award next week.
A half-hour free parking is one of their recommendations.