Kirklareli Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kırklareli TSO) New Service Building‘s Groundbreaking Ceremony and the opening ceremony of the “Station Kırklareli Regional Community Center”, which is serving within the chamber, with the participation of Kırklareli Governor Mr. Birol Ekici, and the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), Mr. M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, on 13 August 2022. It was held on Saturday.
To the ceremony held; Kırklareli TSO Chairman of the Board Soner Ilık, Kırklareli TSO Assembly President İsmail Hakkı Özsan, Kırklareli TSO Board Members and Members of Parliament, TOBB Vice Presidents and Board Members, Trakya Development Agency Kırklareli Investment Support Office Coordinator Emre Beji, Habitat Association Chairman of the Board Sezai Ready , Heads of Political Parties, NGO Representatives, Heads of Chambers and Exchanges, and directors of public institutions and organizations.
Soner Ilık, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kırklareli TSO, made the opening speech at the ceremony, which started with a moment of silence and the singing of the National Anthem, watching the video conference message of Meta Turkey Azerbaijan Public Policy Director Sezen Yeşil, and the speech of Habitat Association Chairman Sezai Ready.
* Soner Ilık, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kırklareli TSO; “We plan to put our new service building with 5 floors and 3 thousand square meters into service within 18 months”
Expressing that they are very proud and happy to lay the foundation of a new service building, which is modern and well equipped to meet the needs of its members, which befits Kırklareli, Kırklareli TSO President Soner Ilık said: Welcome to the opening ceremony of the “New Service Building Groundbreaking Ceremony” of our Chamber and the “Istation Kırklareli Regional Community Center”, the Entrepreneurship Bridge from Thrace to the World.
Our duties and responsibilities increase with the investments made in the industry of our province and the number of our members, whose trade volume is growing day by day and accordingly increasing. We are proud and happy to lay the foundation of our new service building, which is modern and well equipped to meet the needs of our members, together with you. We are planning to put our new service building, which has 5 floors and 3 thousand square meters of usage area, into service within 18 months. I hope we will open it together again.
* “We have brought the “Station Kırklareli Regional Community Center” to our city, which will greatly contribute to increasing the sources of superiority in our existing ecosystem”
The young and dynamic workforce of our region and our city, agricultural land, modern industrial infrastructure, our location at the intercontinental connection point and our educated human resources have important advantages for new and innovative investments. With the establishment protocol we signed together with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Habitat Association and Trakya Development Agency, we laid the foundation of the “Istasyon Kırklareli Community Center”, which aims to provide capacity building services to different communities, SMEs and entrepreneurs in Thrace by starting our work in 2019. We became happy. Our entrepreneurial story from the past and our experience in the business world, technological developments and the stakeholders we set out on this path made it much easier to create an ecosystem. Especially with our valuable stakeholders such as the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Trakya Development Agency and Habitat, we, as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Management and Assembly, have been carrying out programs and activities with the theme of “Youth Employment” and “Innovative Entrepreneurship” within the scope of an intensive entrepreneurship strategic action plan for the last 2 years. Our “Station Kırklareli Regional Community Center”, which we will open today; It is designed as a center where we will implement our programs such as “Youth Employment”, “My New Job, Enterprise” and to ensure that the communities in the region access the resources, knowledge and skills they need to grow in the digital world and are mobile. Together with our partners, we have offered various supports. With incubation centers, 24/7 working areas, Demo-Day, Hackathlon, mentoring and technical consultancy support, we prepared young people with business ideas for the business environment, rewarded successful business ideas and tried to bring them together with investors. and Trakya Development Agency, we organized the “Yuni for sosaydi@Kırklareli” Entrepreneurship Competition. In the regional event organized by the Kırklareli University wool for sosaydi Team, different business ideas were developed with the participation of students from Trakya University and Namık Kemal University and successful Mentoring and Coaching Support was given to the first 10 projects, which are the first 10 projects. Again, within the scope of our Vocational Training Courses organized by our Chamber, 263 people graduated with the Vocational Qualification Certificate. In the upcoming period, within the scope of the Youth Employment theme of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, activities for our youth in cooperation with the Trakya Development Agency I’m planning In addition, with the support of Habitat, training programs such as cloud computing, internet security, correct use of social media, online security and software skills, financial literacy as well as coding, software, algorithmic thinking for children, and entrepreneurship programs for youth, women and SMEs. We care about establishing new companies in Kırklareli with innovative, creative problem-solving skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. As a center that helps entrepreneurs analyze their problems correctly and develop sustainable solutions for them, Istasyon Kırklareli is a first in the Thrace Region in this sense. I invite all our entrepreneurs from here to see this special center as their own office and to benefit from the facilities of this center and the technical support we will offer 24/7. Thank you for being with us, and I pay my respects to all of you.”
After the opening speech of Soner Ilık, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kırklareli TSO; Mr. M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, and Mr. Birol Ekici, the Governor of Kırklareli, who made a speech each, wished that Kırklareli TSO’s New Service Building and the Station Kırklareli Regional Community Center, which was inaugurated, would be beneficial for Kırklareli. They thanked everyone involved. After the speeches, a live connection was established to the New Service Building Construction Area. After the speech of Kırklareli TSO Assembly Member Burak Özlek; Kırklareli Governor Mr. Birol Ekici, Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) President Mr. M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, Kırklareli TSO Chairman Soner Ilık and the protocol members for Kırklareli TSO’s New Service Building, Station Kırklareli Regional Community Center The opening ribbon has been cut. After the opening, the Governor of Kırklareli, Mr. Birol Ekici, the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), Mr. M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu and those accompanying him; The station visited the Kırklareli Regional Community Center and received information about the work done by Soner Ilık, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kırklareli TSO, and Emre Beji, the Coordinator of the Trakya Development Agency Kırklareli Investment Support Office.