Speakers told of Limerick’s potential for further growth and development

first_img TAGSEdwina GoreLaura RyanlimerickNetwork Ireland Limerick Twitter Advertisement At the Network Ireland Limerick event in the Savoy Hotel was Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing & Communications LCCC, Jillian Mahon, SBCI, Sabrina Amodeo, Tuscany with Edwina Gore, Network Limerick President and Gore Communications and Louise Lawlor, Blink DesignLimerick’s ongoing renaissance and the investment plans unveiled for the city in the Limerick 2030 plan are potential catalysts for further economic growth particularly amongst local businesses according to Laura Ryan, Head of Communications / Marketing at Limerick City & County Council.She was speaking at the Network Ireland Limerick February event that examined the opportunities for local business to grow and what funding mechanisms are available for SME’s looking to expand. The event, which was attended by over 60 women in business from the mid-west region, was sponsored by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI).Explaining why Limerick is making the headlines for all the right reasons and receiving international attention as a city in which to invest, Ms Ryan said, “Limerick now has the highest economic growth in Ireland.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Jillian Mahon, who is Head of Funding & Strategic initiatives for SBCI, then described how the SBCI is ensuring Irish SME’s have access to flexible and affordable funding. Challenging current perceptions around funding, she introduced a new way of financing for small businesses.“We are here to disrupt the marketplace. We want to power SME growth by helping them access the finance to invest in their businesses.  So far 8,619 Irish SME’s have drawn down SBCI loans, we want more and more businesses to ask their banks about how they can access our competitive funding,” commented Ms Mahon.Supporting the SBCI presentation, Sabrina Amodeo of Tuscany Bistro spoke about how her business has benefited from SBCI funding. Starting out with a small bistro in Castletroy, she explained how she seized opportunities as they arose and now has four businesses including Tuscany at the Granary, Amodeo Dressing (a salad dressing food company) and an outdoor catering company. Ms Amodeo praised the SBCI and AIB for making the funding application process so seamless.Edwina Gore, president of Network Ireland Limerick, said “This event was all about changing perceptions and understanding the opportunities that exist for local companies to grow their business.  It was great to hear about the positive change in our region and how small businesses are seizing the opportunities to grow with support mechanisms like those available from the SBCI.”Network Ireland Limerick’s next event takes place on 8 March 2017 and will mark International Women’s Day. Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsSpeakers told of Limerick’s potential for further growth and developmentBy Staff Reporter – February 14, 2017 1490 center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Previous articleUL repeat Ashbourne supremacy over UCCNext articleLimerick Chamber ‘incentives’ submission on National Women’s Strategy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Local Retailers To Limit Store Access

first_imgLAKEWOOD – Some local retailers are limiting the amount of shoppers that can enter their stores, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.Walmart announced that starting Saturday, there will be a limit of no more then 5 shoppers per 1,000 square feet in their stores.In the statement by Walmart headquarters, the superstore said associates will mark a queue at a single-entry door and direct arriving customers.”Associates and signage will remind customers of the importance of social distancing while they’re waiting to enter a store – especially before it opens in the morning,” said the store in a statement. Once a store reaches its capacity, customers will be admitted inside on a “1-out-1-in” basis, explained the company.Wegmans will also be doing something similar. The store says customers will be asked to line up outside the store during busy periods to control the number of people inside. As customers leave, more will be allowed in.Finally, BJ’s in Olean will also be putting in place similar restrictions. No more than 20% of a club’s total capacity will be allowed in the building at any given time. When possible, all members are encouraged to send only one person per household to shop in-club.These policies will be in place until further notice, all stores said. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Steven B. Kelts

first_imgSteven B. Kelts, age 60 of Batesville, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home.  Born February 1, 1957 in Elmira, New York, he is the son of Gail (Nee: Andrews) and Charles Kelts.  He married Constance Lilley May 1, 1982 at Horseheads, New York.  He was a Senior Control Engineer for Bosch in Florence, Kentucky.Steve enjoyed many interests.  An active individual who liked being outside, he participated in triathlon events, marathons and mini marathons.  He was a regular at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and several local hospice runs in addition to running at events in Germany and Mexico.  Vegetable and flower gardening, fishing and riding his Harley were other outdoor activities he enjoyed.  Steve was also an avid reader, a Reds fan and according to his family, an excellent cook.  With two huge binders full of recipes, everything he made was delicious.  They also indicated he wasn’t necessarily a cat person, but very much loved his dogs and had an interesting hobby of visiting old churches, admiring and photographing their unique architecture.  His greatest pleasure, though, was being with his family.He is survived by his wife Connie; daughters Sarah (Joe) VanWhy of Edinburg, Indiana, Linsey Kelts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ali (Matthew) Kelts of Kokomo, Indiana, Anni (Brent) Kelts of Versailles, Indiana; father Charles Kelts of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister Sheryll Popp of Wilmore, Kentucky and grandchildren Seth Hallgren, Harper Hallgren and Lillian Bradley.  He is preceded in death by his mother and sister Staci Kelts.Steve’s wishes were to be cremated.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 8th at the Weigel Funeral Home.  The family requests memorials to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or Melanoma Know More of Cincinnati.last_img read more

Jamaican-Queen Counsel pleads guilty, to be sentenced next year

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – A High Court Judge has set January 16 next year as the date for sentencing Jamaican-born British Queen’s Counsel, Vincent Nelson, who pleaded guilty to his role in the high profile case involving a former attorney general and an opposition legislator.During a two-hour in-camera session on Thursday, Justice Malcolm Holdip accepted the plea agreement deal between the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and Nelson, who was indicted on three counts of conspiring to commit money laundering, misbehavior in public office and conspiracy to commit an act of corruption.The charges are related to the alleged kickback of millions of dollars (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) in legal fees to former attorney general Anand Ramlogan and attorney Gerald Ramdeen as a “gift” for receiving State briefs. Nelson will now be the state’s witness in the case.Ramlogan and Ramdeen have been released on bail totaling TT$2.7 million after being jointly charged with conspiracy to contravene Section 3 of the Prevention of Corruption Act; conspiracy to contravene Section 45 of the Proceeds of Crime Act and conspiracy to misbehave in public office.Earlier this week, in his application to have the matter heard without the presence of the media, the DPP, Roger Gaspard said Nelson would have agreed to turn state witness against Ramlogan and Ramdeen and that since the charges against all three arose from the same factual origin, there was “some symmetery” in Nelson’s case and the case against the other two.“That type of symmetry makes for a heightened degree of sensitivity as far as the carriage of this and those related matters,” he said, adding “one has to be especially careful to ensure that nothing is done to attract the issue of adverse pre-trial publicity for any of the subjected related parties”.The judge accepted the plea agreement and in accordance with section 26 of the Criminal Procedure (Plea Discussion and Plea Agreement) Act, and Nelson will now be sentenced on January 16.In accordance with the provisions of the recently-proclaimed Criminal Procedure (Plea Discussion and Plea Agreement) Act, certain steps are to take place before the judge signs off on the agreement.These include the disclosure by the prosecution the substance of and reasons for the agreement and before accepting it, the judge has to ensure an accused was not induced to enter the agreement and knows of the consequences of it.The judge also has to ensure that the agreement is justifiable.Ramlogan and Ramdeen are to re-appear in a magistrate’s court on June 28.last_img read more

Scholes: Pique would struggle in Premier League

first_imgPaul Scholes insists Gerard Pique is more suited to La Liga than the Premier League amid speculation linking the Barcelona star with a return to Manchester United.Pique is reported to be considering his future at Camp Nou after being left out of the Blaugrana’s last three matches by Luis Enrique, and will seek a move away in January unless the situation improves.The Spaniard’s situation – combined with United’s chronic lack of quality options in defence – has prompted several reports suggesting he could be set to return to the club he departed in the summer of 2008.But Scholes believes his former team-mate’s fondness for having the ball means he is always more likely to shine in Spain than England.”I have always thought that Spanish football, and Barcelona in particular, suits him best,” the former playmaker revealed in his column in The Independent.”He likes being in a side that keeps possession. He is great at home but playing away at the big teams in England is a completely different prospect for a defender. “His success at Barcelona and with Spain has been incredible. But I think Gerard would find it harder back in the Premier League.”last_img read more