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Q: Do I need to be a member to attend a meeting?

A: No. Nonmembers are charged a fee to attend our in-person events.  Our Zoom events are free to all.  See our full list of upcoming events here.

Q: Can I bring a guest?

A: Yes. All members in good standing may bring one guest to most IBO Events. Some restrictions may apply. 

Q: Do I need to be Irish to join the IBO?

A: As stated in our bylaws, The Irish Business Organization (“IBO”) of New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nondenominational association which seeks to promote, foster, and advance the business interests of Irish and Irish-Americans. IBO membership includes persons who are Irish citizens and/or American citizens with Irish ancestry and/or people who have no Irish heritage and may never have lived in Ireland, but who are connected to us by friendship, by commerce or, most commonly, by a love of Irish culture. For any questions about membership, email 

Q: How do I renew my membership?

A: Great question! Simply click here, enter your email address and follow the instructions.

Q: Can I advertise or sponsor an IBO event?

A: Absolutely. We will be delighted to discuss all our sponsorship and advertising opportunities with you. Click here for our contact information.

Q: Do I need to own my own business to join the IBO? 

A: No. The IBO welcomes all types of business professionals from sole proprietors to corporate executives.

Q. Do I need to be in a certain industry to join the IBO?

A: No. The IBO has members in every working industry including: Finance, Hospitality, Law, Medical, IT, Construction, Real Estate, Advertising & PR, Education, Banking, Tourism, Arts, + more. See our full list of industries here! 

Q: Do I need to live in New York to be a member of the IBO?

A: No. The IBO has members across the USA who enjoy a discounted rate with our International Membership. More details here!

Q: Can I join the IBO if I live outside the USA?

A: Yes! We offer an International Membership level for those not located in the United States.  Full details here!

Q: I have a question for the IBO team - How do I contact them?

A: You can send an email to If it is something in particular you are inquiring about, you can click here for more options! 

Q: How do I sign up for the IBO newsletter?

A: Very easy. Click here and add your email to our list. We send out a free newsletter keeping you up-to-date on all the activities at the IBO.

Q: I am an IBO member. How do I log into the membership section?

A: Thank you, member! All you do is click here and follow the instructions.

Q: Is the IBO on social media?

A: The IBO is active on many social media platforms. Follow us! Click the following:

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