TicketForce to create mixed-use development in Gilbert

first_imgA new mixed-use building is coming soon to downtown Gilbert featuring more than 13,000 square feet divided into three stories, a commitment to social responsibility and uniquely: a plan to only house local Arizona businesses.Gilbert residents and owners of East Valley-based ticketing company, TicketForce, Brad Smith and Lynne King Smith, closed last month on the land located at 313 N Gilbert Road, in the historic Heritage District of Downtown Gilbert. Construction is slated to begin in January 2015 by LGE Design Build, with plans to open by fall 2015.“We have been Gilbert residents since 2002 and love this town. We’re excited to bring our business to the growing downtown area and offer the Heritage district unique, local-owned businesses that will contribute to the unique flavor of this area,” said Lynne King Smith.The three-story building will offer a historic-meets-modern style that was inspired by a visit to the Burnside Rocket Building in Portland, Oregon.The ground floor will offer approximately 5,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, with a two-story patio and greenery. The space includes a small street-facing retail area that may adjoin with the restaurant for a bakery or a wine and cheese shop. The second floor features 4,800 square feet of office space to be occupied by TicketForce.The second floor offers a unique 800 square-foot, street facing flex space that will be leased for special events, receptions, meeting space or pop-up yoga classes. The third floor will host a 2,000 square foot women’s co-working space, a long-time vision of King Smith, including a broadcast room and high tech conference spaces.“As a female CEO, I am passionate about helping female solo business women, entrepreneurs and executives succeed,” said King Smith. “The women’s co-working space will be the perfect place for networking, training and will be full of unique and collaborative spaces to work.”The third floor will also boast Gilbert’s first rooftop bar, featuring 1,000 square feet of enclosed space and 1,500 square feet of patio with plants, trees and mountain views.“Brad and Lynne Smith are amazing entrepreneurs and we very excited they chose to build their new headquarters building for TicketForce in the Heritage District,” said Gilbert’s Office of Economic Development Director Dan Henderson. “The fact that they are also incorporating a co-working, retail and restaurant space into their development will not only contribute greatly to the Heritage District but to the overall economy of Gilbert. Entrepreneurial businesses like TicketForce are the backbone of the community and the fact they want to provide space for more local businesses to grow further demonstrates their commitment to the community.”last_img read more

FLOW’s customer call centre to create 350+ jobs

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – Flow and Advantage Communications Ltd. (ADV) on Monday 7 March 2016 signed a partnership agreement that sets the stage for Flow’s multi-million dollar investment to repatriate its Customer Call Centre of Excellence to Jamaica, and create some 350+ jobs.Officials of both companies welcomed the move that will see more Jamaicans finding gainful employment in what is being described as a world class state-of-the-art Customer Call Centre of Excellence never before seen in this part of the world.“Clearly, this significant investment to bring back the call centre to Jamaica is a direct response to what our customers have been telling us. We are making a huge investment of some US$6M in Jamaica as we move to totally transform our customer experience. This is certainly a case of putting our money where our mouth is,” Garry Sinclair, CEO Flow Jamaica said at the official signing ceremony.Expressing his delight at the partnership with Flow Jamaica Joseph M Matalon, ADV Communications Director and Chairman of its parent Company ICD Group holdings, stated, “This is a proud moment for Advantage Communications; we see our role as a catalyst bringing together the critical elements that allow Flow Jamaica to achieve their customer-focused as well as commercial objectives.” Call Centre Agents at this morning’s signingScheduled to be fully operational by mid-2016, Advantage has completed the first phase of the programme: “we currently have over one hundred of the best and brightest Jamaicans, trained and developed to deliver unprecedented customer experiences, on the phones serving our Flow patrons,” Joe Matalon also said. The confirmation of the Call Centre of Excellence partnership marks a major milestone in the company’s journey towards delivering on its commitment to the people of the region.Flow’s Garry Sinclair also expressed confidence in the capacity of ADV to deliver on the already high expectations of the region’s leading telecommunications firm and their customers, and added, “Both Cable & Wireless and Columbus while we were still separate entities worked together to establish ADV’s network infrastructure that today supports their world class operations and which positions them to be able to deliver on this significant initiative.”The addition of the new operation will bring to two the number of Customer Call Centres of Excellence situated in the Caribbean for the CWC group. The centre will co-exist with Flow’s already operational Call Centre located in Port of Spain, Trinidad. However, calls originating in Jamaica will be channelled to the Jamaican agents – another compelling example of the company’s commitment to placing the customer at the heart of the business. BusinessNewsRegional FLOW’s customer call centre to create 350+ jobs by: – March 8, 2016 167 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Lemnos – the Greek dimension in the ANZAC Centenary

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram “The ANZAC Centenary is a historic milestone for two countries that I hold dear, Australia and New Zealand, so there is no doubt that I felt the need to commemorate in an artistic way the Greek connection to this landmark anniversary,” Eva (Eyvah) T. Dafaranos, curator of the exhibition said. “This has the particularity that it is not an experience of combat; on the contrary it incarnates two exquisite spirits: the bravery of the allied Nurses and Doctors caring for the wounded as well as the hospitality of the inhabitants of Lemnos.”Curating the exhibition Lemnos – the Greek dimension in the ANZAC Centenary, Eva T. Dafaranos asks to draw inspiration from the above legacy which expresses the idea that you can be equally brave in war fighting for the life of a wounded soldier by preserving life and provide care and convalescence. “This is the spirit of the exhibition and I am so happy to acknowledge the beauty and the originality of each one’s artistic contribution,” the curator adds.“We feel proud that this exhibition will give the opportunity to the public to discover how important the spirit of humanism prevailed in Lemnos during and after the Gallipoli Campaign.”Ambassador Haris D. Dafaranos stated that it gives him great pleasure he had the opportunity to bring various artistic angles to the visualisation of war experience through the works of fourteen Greek Australian aspiring artists.Even more as the subject of inspiration is Lemnos and its historic connection with the ANZAC Centenary.“We are honoured that Lemnos, even during the difficult moment of war, kept loyally the ancient Greek tradition of hospitality, enabling the allied Nurses and Medics to perform wonders and save lives. Lemnos was a pause of tranquility appropriate for the convalescence of the wounded soldiers. It is in this spirit of respect and commemoration that Eva and I bring to you this exhibition,” he told thanking all the participating artists for their spontaneous response to Eva’s idea.He stressed that nations need to keep through their collective memory historic experiences, shared sacrifices and ideals.” “This acquires major importance for the history in order to trace the ancestral footsteps of simple people who gave their life or were wounded fighting for a common cause.”The Greek Australian artists participating are: Karen Barbouttis, Nick Bonovas, Stephen Caldis, Olga Cironis, George Comino, Alexandra Danalis, Eyvah T. D, Stella Karydiotou, Dean Manning, Peter Michalandos, Ros Psakis, George Raftopoulos, Athena Xenakis, George Zindilis.The exhibition will be open to the public on May 2 and 3, from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Admission is free.last_img read more