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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COVID-related arson believed cause of church fire in Mississippi

first_imgJSABBOTT/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Investigators are looking into a potential arson case at a Mississippi church where members sued local leaders after receiving a citation for disobeying orders against holding in-person religious services during the COVID-19 outbreak.The First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs was destroyed in a blaze early Wednesday, according to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Church attendees filed a lawsuit against the city after receiving a citation last month for having a Bible study of more than 10 people and an Easter service.Investigators said they believed the fire was deliberately set. A note allegedly left at the scene said, “Bet you stay at home now you hypokrits [sic].” The investigation is ongoing.Nearby residents told local reporters they were shocked to see the church destroyed.“I just don’t understand it. Even though I’m not Pentecostal, I wouldn’t want something like this to happen,” Katherin Bright told ABC Memphis affiliate WATN-TV.Stephen Crampton, senior counsel at Thomas More Society, which is representing the church in the lawsuit, said the fire was devastating.“While there may be room for reasonable disagreement, it seems no call to take such extreme and violent action,” he told WATN.Shirley Byers, an attorney for Holly Springs Mayor Kevin Buck, said her office was shocked and upset over the fire.“It’s unfortunate any time a crime is committed in our town,” she told ABC News.The state allowed churches and other houses of worship to remain open as essential businesses, but faith leaders were asked to be more cautious as the coronavirus spread.The Holly Springs mayor’s office initially declared that churches weren’t essential in a stay-at-home order issued March 23, but it amended the order April 24 so churches could hold drive-through services.The citation issued against First Pentecostal Church said there were 35 to 40 people in the church during a bible study on April 10. Byers said the mayor’s office hasn’t been served a complaint by the defendants.Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said he would be watching the investigation, but reiterated that the state’s policies allowed for houses of worship to hold services.“It is very clear local municipalities can have guidelines that are more strict than the governor’s guidelines, but they cannot have guidelines that directly conflict with what we have put in place,” he said during a news conference Wednesday. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Mike Pence on His Hamilton Visit

first_img Hamilton Star Files Brandon Victor Dixon & Mike Pence(Photo: Instagram.com/brandonvdixon & Win McNamee/Getty Images News) View Comments from $149.00center_img The reviews are in! Following Vice President Elect Mike Pence’s visit to Hamilton on November 18, many have offered their thoughts on the company’s speech, which was delivered by Brandon Victor Dixon. Broadway.com spoke with the current Aaron Burr (sir) following Friday evening’s performance and President Elect Donald Trump was quick to make his voice heard the following morning.On November 20, Pence was asked for his response to the Ham fam’s words on Fox News Sunday.”My daughter and I and her cousins really enjoyed the show. Hamilton is just an incredible production. It was a real joy to be there,” Pence said. “When we arrived, we heard a few boos, and we heard some cheers, and I nudged my kids and I reminded them, ‘That’s what freedom sounds like.'”Regarding whether Hamilton’s company owes Pence an apology, the Vice President Elect said, “I wasn’t offended by what was said. I’ll leave it to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it.”Check out Pence’s full response below. Related Shows Brandon Victor Dixonlast_img read more

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Closure of Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Section Extends

first_imgThe National Park Service (NPS) will extend the closure of a section (between Station Road Bridge Trailhead and Frazee House) of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Brecksville and Valley View. The trail section was closed February 10-21 for canal dredging, and additional time is needed to complete the work and make repairs to the trail.The trail section will remain closed 24 hours a day through Friday, March 6.As part of a watershed partnership with the National Park Service, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is dredging the waterway north of Station Road Bridge Trailhead.This section of the canal is part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Historic District within the Ohio & Erie Canalway.The project will help the park maintain the historic character and restore the water flow in the canal, according to the park service.last_img read more

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Successful Bosnian: Take a Look at 3.1 million U.S. Dollars Villa Jusuf Nurkic bought (gallery)

first_imgBasketball player of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH’s) national basketball team, Jusuf Nurkic, bought a luxury real estate worth 3.1 million U.S. dollars in Oregon in November last year.House of nearly 1,000 square meters in the suburbs of Portland will be enough spacious for Nurkic and his NBA friends, writes Realtor, a specialized US real estate portal.Built in 2010 and situated on more than two meticulously manicured acres, the home is refined and traditional. Inside, Nurkic’s new pad features five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and three half-bathrooms with upgrades throughout.Winning features include top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, five indoor fireplaces, a yoga studio and gym, media room, and steam shower.[wzslider autoplay=”true”]Outside, the big baller can relax next to a sprawling pool and spa, or spend time in a covered outdoor sitting area complete with fireplace, outdoor kitchen, bar, and fire pit. It looks like the perfect spot to cozy up on a chilly Pacific Northwest evening.Selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft, Nurkic spent his first 2.5 seasons in the league with the Denver Nuggets. Traded to the Trailblazers in 2017, the 24-year-old center nicknamed the “Bosnian Beast” has found success, and his place, in Portland.last_img read more

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