Phorest, an Ireland-based salon software company, launched its U.S. headquarters on Thursday (August 15) in Philadelphia, and plans to have at least 30 employees by the year’s end, nearly doubling its U.S. presence.

Irish Chamber Member, Joe Burke (pictured below), Deputy Secretary, PA Department of Community & Economic Development, Office of International Business Development, discussed the State’s role in attracting and supporting foreign direct investment into the Pennsylvania.


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An Irish salon software company is putting down roots in Philly

We’re excited to share updates from the Museum of the American Revolution – our member and partner – on their special exhibition Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, opening September 28:

– The exhibition’s run has been extended through Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17.

– The Museum has developed transatlantic partnerships with Ireland’s national cultural institutions, such as the National Gallery, National Library, National Museum, and the Ulster Museum, to exhibit treasures from Ireland’s revolutionary history here in Philadelphia as part of Cost of Revolution. These partnerships will help to reveal the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Revolution of 1798 for tens of thousands of Museum visitors.

– Irish Chamber corporate member WSFS Bank has joined as the exhibition’s latest sponsor!

Now is the last chance to join the Irish Chamber, WSFS Bank, the Emigrant Support Programme of Ireland, the Irish Georgian Society, and more in sponsoring this revolutionary storytelling. To ensure your company’s inclusion as an exhibition sponsor – at a special discounted rate for Irish Chamber members – contact Adam Robinson by August 15 at 267-579-3392 or

P.S.: For the first time in an American exhibition, Theobald Wolfe Tone’s bloodstained wallet from 1798, on loan from the National Museum of Ireland, will be on display. You won’t want to miss this!

Congratulations to the 2019 Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame honorees, especially  our Sister Marguerite O’Beirne, OSF!




Long time member, board member, and former treasurer, Liam Hegarty will also be inducted (posthumously).





Tickets are available now at (scroll to the end of the page).


A Revolutionary Cultural Opportunity For IABCN Members

As we approach America’s Independence Day, IABCN is pleased to announced that we will be an official Promotional Partner for the Museum of the American Revolution’s special exhibit, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, running from September 28, 2019 through March 17, 2020. We’re thrilled to support the Museum – an IABCN member, and the host of our fabulous 20th Anniversary Celebration – in presenting the fascinating tale of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

As part of this alliance, the Museum of the American Revolution will be providing IABCN members with special opportunities to engage with the Museum’s first international loan exhibition. First amongst these opportunities, the Museum is offering discounted exhibit sponsorships exclusively for IABCN members. For $5,000 – half the price of a standard sponsorship – IABCN members will receive:

  • Name recognition in the exhibition gallery and Museum’s annual report
  • Invitations to an exclusive, private opening reception for exhibit donors and sponsors
  • 15 complimentary admission passes to the Museum and the special exhibit
  • An exclusive tour of the Museum’s exhibits for up to 15 guests
  • 10 percent discount on Museum facility rentals

Perhaps most importantly, exhibit sponsors will join IABCN, Emigrant Support Programme of Ireland, Irish Georgian Society and other Irish affinity organizations in championing the Museum of the American Revolution efforts to chronicle the Irish role on both sides of the American Revolution, and the Revolution’s inspiration for the Irish Rebellion of 1798. The Museum is limiting this special discount to five IABCN member organizations – to secure your sponsorship, or to learn more, contact Adam Robinson at the Museum of the American Revolution at 267-579-3392 or

IABCN looks forward to welcoming our members – and an expected 50,000 Museum visitors – to this one-of-a-kind exhibit celebrating America and Ireland’s shared heritage!

Inside the Museum of the American Revolution
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Congratulations to Irish Chamber Members named to the list!