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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Dog Days of Summer

first_imgLocal News TAGSDog Days of SummerNonprofit Animal RescueRescuers Without Borders Facebook By Odessa American – May 27, 2021 Twitter Rescuers Without Borders, a Nonprofit Animal Rescue, has scheduled “Dog Days of Summer” event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 19 at the Goldsmith Community Center and Park in Goldsmith.There will be raffles, food, vendors and more.Vendors welcomed. Set up fee is a $20 donation to the rescue. Vendors can pay $20 donation to PayPal [email protected] Note it is to be a vendor in the PayPal memo section. Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Dog Days of Summer Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleSummer Day CampNext articleSecond (Indianhead) Division Association Reunion Odessa Americanlast_img read more

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The community builders

first_imgWhen the leadership of Harvard College changes hands later this summer from interim Dean Donald Pfister to incoming Dean Rakesh Khurana, undergraduates will find that while the life experiences and research backgrounds of the two couldn’t be more different, their focus on the job of dean is the same.Both Pfister and Khurana believe strongly that an important role for the dean is to foster and build the College community of learning.“My goals were modest in a way, but they were really about reaching out and connecting with the students, and working within the College to make sure we weren’t merely in a transition, but moving the College forward,” said Pfister, the Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany. “When I think about the year, a lot of what we have been able to do has been about community, which is good because that is where I started when I came in.”Pfister was named interim dean in July, taking over for Evelynn M. Hammonds, who completed her five-year term as dean shortly after Commencement 2013. As Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith put together a search committee to find a replacement, he appointed Pfister on an interim basis.Immediately, Pfister, who has taught at Harvard for 40 years and had served as master of Kirkland House from 1982 to 2000, sought to connect directly with students by word and action. He began sending all undergraduates periodic email messages touching on a wide variety of topics, such as some of the incredible things College students were doing, the latest book he was reading, and — he’s a botanist — the trees of the Yard and certain fungi he had come across.“Nearly every conversation I have had with a student has almost always started with, ‘I just love your emails.’ I was a surprised because when I send an email out to students in my class, they never read them. But these emails seem to have been very widely read,” Pfister said. “I was thinking emails were kind of retro, but they worked, and I think they worked because it set the tone that someone was listening. It goes back to community.”In addition to his emails, Pfister made it a point to be out around the campus, visiting the Houses, attending festivities and performances, and meeting with students as much as possible. One winter morning, he rode the shuttle, where he interacted with students and even handed out bookmarks with his office hours listed on the back.“I was concerned office hours were just going to be a thing where students would come in and complain, but it was really an opportunity to help students, and to direct them to resources,” he said. “And it was a great way to hear what was really on the minds of the students.”While his research interests are different, Khurana is coming into the job on a path that has some similarities to that which Pfister traveled. Both are highly respected teachers, veterans of various committees, and have served as House masters. In fact, as dean, Khurana will continue to serve as co-master of Cabot House.His vision for the future of the College builds on the foundation that Pfister has laid.“We want to ensure we are providing students a deeply transformative experience, one that is transformative intellectually, socially, and personally, that will prepare them for a life of service and leadership,” Khurana said. “Our students have the opportunity to interact with the best faculty in the world, who are doing research that is changing the way we think about and understand the human condition. They are asking fundamental questions about the nature of life and where we come from, and imagining new futures.”The Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School (HBS) and professor of sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Khurana said that for nearly 400 years Harvard has produced leaders and shaped academia, and that should continue.“Harvard College should be seen as the leading College in the world and will set the standard for liberal arts colleges for the next 100 years. We should be providing a model for other schools to revitalize and reenergize their programs,” Khurana said. “This is who we are. Our students leave here and exert ripples across the world.”last_img read more

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