first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Pictured at the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s National Project Awards is ( l to r ) Chapter President Pat Lucey, Andrew Murphy Managing Director at Shannon Airport, Graham Doyle, Secretary General of the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport, PwC Portfolio and Programme Management Leader, Féilim Harvey Siobhan O’Donnell, Head of External Communications at daa with the Ireland’s Jubilee Project Award. PIC: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IEThe impact of aviation, with Shannon Airport’s role pivotal, in the development of Ireland has been recognised in a major award, ahead of projects such as the state motorway programme and even the introduction of the Smoking Ban.The development of Shannon, Dublin and Cork airports has been recognised as the most influential project undertaken in Ireland over the past 50 years by the Irish Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The ‘Expansion of Ireland’s International Airports’ project was announced as the winner of special PMI anniversary accolade at the Ireland Chapters’ annual National Project Awards on Thursday, November 14, at the Dublin offices of award sponsors PwC in Spencer Dock.The ‘Expansion of Ireland’s International Airports’ was chosen by public vote from a stellar shortlist of eight from nearly 100 initially suggested projects. The shortlist included the Guinness Storehouse; Introduction of the Smoking Ban; Luas Light-rail System; Redevelopment of Croke Park; Regeneration of Dublin Docklands; State Motorway Programme; and The Wild Atlantic Way.Welcoming the award, Shannon Group Chief Executive Mary Considine said: “We are very proud of the influence Shannon Airport has had and continues to have on Ireland’s economic success. Shannon is now and always was an innovator; it’s in our DNA, from the establishment of the world’s first Duty-Free shop in 1947, now grown into a multi-billion dollar global industry, to being the first airport in the world, outside of the Americas, to provide full US Preclearance facilities, making arrival in the US easier and faster. More recently we were also the first airport in Europe to establish an airport sensory room for our customers.“This year we celebrated the 80th anniversary of the landing of the first passenger aircraft, and as a central core of Shannon Group, the airport continues to be a driving force for economic growth in the West of Ireland. It does this through the delivery of global air connectivity to enhance the region attractiveness as a location for FDI and indigenous companies and boosts the tourism industry by providing overseas visitors with gateway access to the Wild Atlantic Way.“Shannon was the birth place of aircraft leasing and today we are continuing to support Shannon’s aviation cluster through our International Aviation Services Centre (IASC). We are very proud and grateful for the honour bestowed on us by Irish public, and of the role that Shannon Airport, through our dedicated employees past and present, has played in growing the Irish economy over the past 50 years.” WhatsApp TAGSairportbusinessClareindustryLimerick City and CountyNewsShannonTransporttravel Facebook Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic center_img Previous articlePike Overcome Ballynanty with Controlled DisplayNext articleAlby Mathewson set to leave Munster on Saturday Staff Reporter BusinessNewsShannon Airport’s influence has been central in Irish aviation – Shannon Group CEO Mary ConsidineBy Staff Reporter – November 18, 2019 432 Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Twitter Linkedin Print Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

first_imgOn Saturday night, Umphrey’s McGee returned to Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium for their New Year’s celebration and the final show of their three-night run. During the performance, the band collaborated with brass-badasses Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret Horns and busted out two debuts—one Umphrey’s original, “The Silent Type,” and a boisterous cover of The Police’s “Canary in a Coalmine.”The two nights prior, Umphrey’s invited opening acts Aqueous and Eminence Ensemble to get the parties started, and appropriately announced their NYE performance as an evening with Umphrey’s McGee. The six-piece progressive rock powerhouse wasted no time in getting the New Year’s momentum rolling, starting their performance not long after 8 PM, and burning down the house until after 1 AM. The 5-hour rager Umphrey’s hosted was one hell of a way to ring in the New Year in the Rocky Mountains.Umphrey’s got the night off to a raucous start, opening with the heavy-hitter fan favorite “Nothing Too Fancy.” The meaty jam served as a full first-set sandwich, as the band squeezed “1348,” “Got Your Milk (Right Here),” “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft,” and “Make It Right” in, before guitarists Jake Cinninger and Brenden Bayliss brought the group back into “Nothing Too Fancy,” trading off scorching guitar solos. The jam-heavy first set was just a taste of the savory NYE performance that Umphrey’s was about to throw down.After a brief break, Umphrey’s kicked off the second set with “Turn & Dub” by inviting Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret Horns onstage. The horn section stayed onstage as “Smell The Mitten” followed, before the band brought it back to the six of them, and blazed through “Remind Me” and “Slacker.”A horn-heavy “Utopian Fir” sandwich came next, as Umphrey’s perfectly executed a cover of Huey Lewis & The News’ “I Want a New Drug” in the middle of yet another tasty sandwich served up. The instrumental “Glory” served as the set two closer as Cinninger scorched through the beauteous beast, with Kris Meyers, Ryan Stasik, and Andy Farag holding down a mean rhythm section.[Video: Andrew Tobin]With Umphrey’s fully locked and loaded and 2018 just minutes around the corner, the band opened set three with “Wappy Sprayberry.” As the band slowly but confidently built the jam of the night up, “Wappy” peaked and the sextet started a ten-second countdown, with balloons and confetti raining down on the soldout Denver crowd. With champagne flutes abundant and the noise of balloons popping ringing throughout the famed auditorium, Umphrey’s led the crowd through an “Auld Lang Syne” accompanied by horns.[Video: ryangeorges13 *]With 2017 in the rearview mirror, and a prosperous new year on the horizon, Umphrey’s busted out a debut original “The Silent Type.” The crowd’s response was enormous, and the band fed off of the infectious Mile High City’s energy for the remainder of the evening. The band had a few more tricks up their sleeve, delivering a massive “Ringo” that included a “Much Obliged” jam and “Entrance of the Gladiator” teases towards the end of the jam.Another debut followed as Umphrey’s threw down a cover of The Police’s  “Canary in a Coalmine,” before wrapping up the third and final set of the night with “Attachments.” Umphrey’s encored with the Prince classic “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” letting Bayliss belt out the vocals in a humorous fashion.  2017 marked a bright and prosperous year for Umphrey’s McGee, and the band rang in the New Year with an absolute home run show.For a list of Umphrey’s McGee upcoming tour dates, you can find them here!Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO | 12/31/2017Set 1: Nothing Too Fancy > 1348, Got Your Milk (Right Here) > Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Make It Right > Nothing Too Fancy[1]Set 2: Turn & Dub[2] > Smell the Mitten[3], Remind Me, Slacker, Utopian Fir[2] > I Want a New Drug[2] > Utopian Fir[2] > GlorySet 3: Wappy Sprayberry[2] > Auld Lang Syne[2], The Silent Type[4] -> Den -> The Silent Type, Ringo[5], Conduit[2], Canary in a Coalmine[6] > Attachments[2]Encore: I Wanna Be Your Lover[2][1] with (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult) tease[2] with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns[3] with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns; with The Jetsons theme (Curtin) tease[4] debut, original[5] with Much Obliged jam and Entrance of the Gladiators (Julius Fučík) tease[6] debut, The Police; with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns[Photo: SliceCinematics via Umphrey’s Facebook page]last_img read more

first_imgIn today’s marketplace, one of your greatest competitive advantages is your company culture. It speaks volumes about you. Culture tells employees what it’s like to work with you, and culture tells members what it is like to do business with you.  And whether you know it or not, your credit union has a culture, a way of telling the world who you are, what you stand for and what they can expect.Let me give you an example. Last week I wanted to take dinner to a sick friend and his family. Notice I said take not cook!  You didn’t really think I was going to cook did you? So, I called a restaurant that I know has take-out and ordered ten dinners to go. Within an hour of placing the order, my sick friend called to say their kids would not be home for a few days, so please do not bring too much food.Not a problem, I simply called the restaurant back and asked to move my order from ten to five. Without taking a breath, the employee said no, she said our “policy” is that to-go orders had to be six or more. Frustrated I called another restaurant. This time, I chose one of those healthy grocery stores that had salads, meats and vegetables already prepared. Their response?  Their response was that they needed 24-hours’ notice to do to-go orders. Really? Twenty-four hours’ notice to put five pieces of chicken (that is already prepared) in a box?  Whatever, so I called restaurant number three. A small place my husband and I eat on occasion and I was not even sure they did take out. I explained the situation to the employee answering the phone, and she said absolutely we will have everything ready to go by 5 p.m.  At five I walked into the restaurant not only to find my to-go orders ready, but a get well soon card signed by all of the employees for my sick friend. Now as a customer, I can tell you what the culture is for all three of those restaurants. Having never been to a team meeting, never read their vision and mission, and never interviewed a single person on the team. The first two restaurants have a culture of policy, procedure and command and control. The last one, the one where I finally got my order, has a culture of customers first, experience focus, and employee engagement. Guess which one I will be returning to?How do I know? Because culture is displayed by how your employees actions, and what your member’s experience. This is a marketplace where culture matters, because the only thing differentiating you from your competition is the experience you provide. No matter how unique, spectacular or amazing you believe your products or services are, to the average member they are a commodity.  So it’s not what you offer, but how you offer it. And how you offer it is culture. Why Culture Matters1. What Attracts Great Employees – to provide an amazing customer experience, you need to have amazing employees? And what attracts great employees? A culture they believe in and one they want to be a part of. Great pay, strong benefits, those are all icing on the cake, culture has got to come first if you want to attract, engage and fully retain top-talent.2. What Attracts Members – like it or not the experience your members have is dependent upon how much your employees care. The stronger your culture, the better your member experience. The better your member experience, the better and more loyal your members will be.3. What Gets Strongest Return On Investment For Both – great employees are more productive and more efficient. They are as passionate as you are about the growth of your Credit Union.  And when your employees are engaged that drives the member experience. The better the member experience, the more your members buy, the more loyal they are and the more referrals you will receive.  All of which grows your credit union.Again, in a world where the products you sell have become a commodity, and the competitive landscape is increasing, the only differentiator you have left is to build a culture that engages top employees, and attracts top members. So how do your drive culture?4 Strategies To Drive Yours1. Define It – first things first, and that is that you need to define it. What do you want your culture to be? A great exercise to do is to have your team write down the five words that they think defines your culture now, and then you write down the five words that describe your perfect culture – what you want it to be. The difference can be powerful. Culture is not what you say, it’s how everyone on your team acts.2. Create The Why – with your culture defined you need to give your team a reason to engage in it –give them a why. Employees want to be a part of something, to a reason believe in your company, and reasons to choose you over working somewhere else. And that reason is your why – your purpose.  If you hire a loan officer to make loans – that is all they will do. Hire a loan officer to make a difference in the financial lives of your members and they will go above and beyond.3. Develop Ownership – when employees believe in your culture, when they have bought into the why they are ready to be a part of it. It’s time to develop ownership, give them skin in the game. When you lead  you get to define the “what” but the question of “how” you should give to your team. When you ask employees how you simultaneously give them voice and responsibility, and those are two strategies to create skin in the game.4. Offer Potential –last but not least you have to provide next steps. A strong culture is one that provides a future for employees, identifying and investing in their potential.  Programs like mentorship, performance planning and on-the-job training for career advancement, all tell employees they should invest in you because you are invested in them.Credit Unions have a powerful mission, and a strong purpose. Bringing that to the forefront of what drive employee engagement, and member experience is how to build a strong a culture. A culture that ensures growth and competitive advantage. This is an economy where culture is the only differentiator you have left, and it is a powerful strategy for success no matter what this economy does. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Meridith Elliott Powell Named One Of The Top 15 Business Growth Experts To Watch, Meridith Elliott Powell, is a leadership and sales expert, who helps her clients learn the strategies they need to … Web: Detailslast_img read more