Chamber expands operations to Shannon Free Zone

first_imgShannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19 Shannon Chamber members briefed on infrastructure developments and smart technologies introduced by ESB Networks Print TAGSEI ElectronicsFree ZoneHelen DownesMichael GuineeMinconPaddy PurcellRay O’DriscollShannon Airport HouseShannon ChamberShannon Commercial PropertiesSkycourt Ei Electronics give Tom Clifford Park a lift Twitter WhatsApp Companies should monitor energy water and waste according to seminar in Shannon Chamber Minister to address chamber on national plans Previous articleLimerick event bridges gap between education and employmentNext articleJoseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Editor center_img Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBusinessChamber expands operations to Shannon Free ZoneBy Editor – November 18, 2017 2508 Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes and President Julie Dickerson with Matthew Thomas, and Ray O’Driscoll of the Shannon Group and the Chamber team (back left): Cillian Griffey, Lijana Kizaite, Dympna O’Callaghan and Deirdre MurphyOver the past 21 years, Shannon Chamber has become an intrinsic part of the business community in the greater Shannon area and has expanded both its membership base and its staff complement.To cater for the needs of this growing membership, which now stands at over 300 companies with an extended reach to their 10,000 employees, and to give its staff of six greater space in which to work, the Chamber has opened a second office in the newly refurbished Shannon Airport House at Shannon Free Zone.Its former head office in SkyCourt will remain open and be used more extensively by Shannon Chamber Skillnet to provide a range of training programmes to member companies.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Chamber chief executive Helen Downes said that the Chamber has an expansive remit and an exceptionally heavy workload, which required them to look at expanding to larger premises to accommodate its increasing staff numbers.“Having a presence on the Free Zone also brings us closer to our membership, which is, in the main, from the wide sectoral representation located in the Zone and the wider Shannon area. Retaining our office in SkyCourt means that we can maintain the link with the retail community, the commercial heart of Shannon.“It’s a new era for the Chamber; a time to plan for bigger and greater in the next decade. Our founding board set the foundations for what we are and where we are today and it’s at a time like this that I get the opportunity, on behalf of the board, to thank our founders, most especially, Michael Guinee, chairman, CEO and founder of Ei Electronics and Paddy Purcell, chairman and founder of Mincon, for their entrepreneurial foresight; both continue to take a great interest in what we do and were very supportive of this expansion,” added Ms Downes.Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes and president Julie Dickerson (front row) with Ray O’Driscoll and Matthew Thomas of the Shannon Group and membrrs of Shannon Chamber board .Welcoming the Chamber to Shannon Airport House, Ray O’Driscoll, managing director, Commercial Properties, Shannon Group plc said: “They arrive at an exciting time in Shannon Commercial Properties’ journey as we regenerate the Free Zone and rebrand our €25 million first phase redevelopment as Gateway West in the Shannon Free Zone. We look forward to working with them to promote all that is great about Shannon for FDI, SMEs and entrepreneurs. Their strategic positioning, as the first point of contact in our newly established Gateway Hub at Shannon Airport House and at the heart of the Free Zone, will serve as a beacon to new and expanding enterprise.”More business news here Email Linkedin Facebook Midsummer Fairways for Shannon Chamber Members last_img read more

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AGRESTI, OLGA G.

first_imgMs. Agresti passed away on January 31, 2017. Born in San Mango Cilento, Italy, Ms. Agresti came to the United States in 1958 and lived in Jersey City and Bayonne. She was a citizen of the United States and Italy and continued to spend time in Italy. Ms. Agresti was a factory worker for the Coca Cola Company. Ms. Agresti is survived by her siblings, Anthony Agresti and his wife Fran, Catherine Cormio, Mary Vitale, Navia Stile, and her husband, Michael, and Lily Maiello, and her husband, Tommy; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Louisa (nee: Vitale) and Pasquale Agresti; and her brothers-in-law, John Cormio and Anthony Vitale. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer Assoc., 440 Morris Ave. #251, Denville, NJ 07834. Funeral arrangements by BAYONNE MEMORIAL HOME, 854 Avenue C.last_img read more

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Rowe’s achieves first with concession in Asda

first_imgCornish craft bakery Rowe’s has joined with Asda to launch the supermarket’s first in-store savoury bakery concession.It was officially opened on 16 July at the Asda store in St Austell, Cornwall, and features a 12ft long hot counter and 12ft ambient sections, as well as a food-to-go offering at the front of the store.Asda’s change manager Roy Clark said the supermarket had trialled concessions in other areas, which had proved popular and was keen to develop an offer in the bakery sector. “Sales of local products have increased by 41% at Asda this year and this venture with Rowe’s demonstrates our commitment to a partnership approach to working with West Country brands.”The venture builds on Rowe’s previous relationship with Asda in the West Country, which has seen the bakery supply breads, cakes and pasties to the supermarket for the past 15 years. Rowe’s also supplies frozen unbaked savouries nationally for both the in-store bakeries and Asda Cafés.Paul Pearce, director of marketing at Rowe’s, said the concession would allow the firm to put its products in front of the consumer in a different environment to its high street shops, and there were no plans for more concessions. “Its performance will be carefully reviewed and any steps to take this format forward will be determined by its success,” he added.last_img read more

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Former New Zealand captain McCullum announces retirement

first_img(REUTERS) – Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum will retire from all forms of cricket when the Global T20 Canada league finishes this weekend, bringing the curtain down on a 20-year professional career, the 37-year-old said on Monday.The explosive batsman, whose decision comes three years after his retirement from international cricket, will not now take part in the inaugural Euro T20 Slam starting this month where he was to represent Glasgow Giants as an icon player.“It’s with pride and satisfaction that I am today announcing my retirement from all cricket,” McCullum said on social media. “My style… has always been full noise, full throttle… unfortunately, the sacrifices needed and commitment required to play that type of cricket have now become too great.”McCullum played in the last of his 101 Tests against Australia at Christchurch in Feb. 2016, where he hit the fastest century in the format (54 balls), finishing his career with 6,453 runs including 12 tons and 31 half-centuries. His final one-day international was against the same rivals earlier that month as he signed off with 6,083 runs from 260 matches. He played 71 T20 internationals scoring 2,140 runs.It was in the shortest format that McCullum was most sought after and he represented a number of Indian Premier League teams including Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. He also played for Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Big Bash League, Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League, Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League and Toronto Nationals in Canada.“I owe it to myself and the teams I represent to close that chapter rather than just plough on regardless of what I know to be true,” McCullum added. “I look back with pride over the way I’ve played the game and what I’ve achieved… in T20 cricket, I’ve enjoyed so many varied challenges, I can leave the game knowing I left no stone unturned.”McCullum’s Nationals, who are fourth in the table, take on Montreal Tigers on Wednesday. The top four reach the knockout stage with the final being staged on Sunday.last_img read more

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