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D!scover ITT to offer free training to Disabled Veterans
Space available training opportunites will help Veterans gain employment
BIRMINGHAM — January 13, 2013 — Discover Information Technology and Training recently announced that they will begin offering free training to disabled veterans beginning February 1, 2013. “We are very proud to be in a position to offer our disabled veterans these training opportunities on a space available basis.” Said Ron Whitney, President of D!scover Information Technology and Training. “As a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer, I know the difficulties our disabled folks face when they embark on a civilian career, and the challenges their repective disablilites present. We offer a full range of techinical, design, development and application training at our Riverchase Training Facility. When we have an empty seat, I can see no better use of that opportunity than for one of our disabled vets to come train with us.” Added Whitney.
IT Techs in Demand
Entry level IT technicians can earn up to $37,000.00 a year to start. “We have several local IT placement agencies in the Birmingham market who have indicated they will help these veterans find meaningful employment.” Stated Mr. Whitney. “If we can help a few vets get started on a new career, then we feel other companies will jump in and make similar offers”
For information on courses offered and available dates please visit www.discoveritt.com, or call 205-989-4944.
Founded in 2011, Discover Information Technology and Training is a privately held, veteran owned Limited Liabilty Company.
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Chamber & Casino Expansion WSFA & Vanessa Lynch, Executive Director Interview:
First signs appear of Creek Casino expansion
Signs that construction is about to begin
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA)- The first construction office is on the property where a new hotel is slated to be built for the Creek Casino in Wetumpka.
Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce officials say they're getting "significant" calls from potential businesses such as eateries and retail shops interested in moving into the area.
Casino officials have not yet started hiring anyone, but they say their in the process of preparing job fairs to fill positions once they are available.
The announcement to expand the operation at Creek Casino was made by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians back in July. The expansion, estimated to cost $246 million, will include a large hotel, parking deck, and other facilities that promise nearly 600 jobs.
Construction is expected to be complete by the start of 2014.
WSFA 12 News reporter Bryan Henry is following this story and will have details on WSFA 12 News First at 4:00, and WSFA 12 News at 5:00 and 6:00.
Copyright 2012 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.
Wind Creek Wetumpka to be fully operational by New Year's 2014 ShareShare
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:30 am | Updated: 6:10 pm, Wed Jul 11, 2012.
Wind Creek Wetumpka to be fully operational by New Year's 2014 Peggy Blackburn - Managing Editor thewetumpkaherald.com | 0 comments
Poarch Creek Indians announced Wednesday the 20-story Wind Creek Wetumpka Hotel scheduled to open fully by New Year's 2014. It will have 285 rooms. Part of the hotel/casino will be open by Oct. 2013. It is a $246 million project.
The hotel/casino will have up to 2,500 gaming machines.
The present casino in Wetumpka has 400 full-time employees. By the time the hotel/casino is fully operational, it will have 1,000 full-time employees.
Included in the hotel/casino will be a grille and a fine dining restaurant.
All suites at the hotel will also face the nearby Coosa River.
The current parking deck on site right now accommodates 500 cars. The deck will expand to 2,500 by the time the expansion is complete.
As of Wednesday, when ground was broken, 1,200 construction workers will be on the site until the expansion is completed.
Interior Dept. smiles on Alabama Scenic River Trail
Interior Dept. smiles on Alabama Scenic River Trail
Kayakers test the waters at Moccasin Gap during the 27th Whitewater Festival. The U.S. Department of the Interior recognized the Alabama Scenic River Trail, along with trails in Georgia and Missouri, for it’s effort to promote tourism and conservation.
Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2012 12:00 am
Interior Dept. smiles on Alabama Scenic River Trail Griffin Pritchard Sports Editorthewetumpkaherald.com |
The Alabama Scenic River Trail got a publicity boost earlier in the week when Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recognized it, and two other trails, as a positive way to promote conservation and tourism.
“Restoring our nation’s rivers and expanding outdoor recreational activities on them is one of the major goals of President Obama’s America Great Outdoors Initiative,” said Salazar said in a press release statement.
The U.S. Department of the interior recognized the Alabama Scenic River Trail, the Okefenokee Wilderness Canoe Trail and the Mississippi River Water Trail.
“This is a great news for the state of Alabama and for cities along the trail like Wetumpka,” said Edith Parten, spokesperson for the Alabama Tourism Department. “By bringing attention to the trail, more and more visitors will be interested in coming here and kayak a portion of it, canoeing a portion of it or going down the whole thing.”
Locally, there typically is a non-stop stream of paddlers using Wetumpka as a stopping-point as they trek down the 631-mile trail.
“This is the brainchild of Fred Couch and Jim Felder,” said Parten. “We knew they had put together quite a gem and it was up to us to promote it. This makes that job a little easier.”
The Alabama Scenic River Trail begins at the point where the Coosa River enters Alabama just northeast of Cedar Bluff at Weiss Lake, and continues down to its confluence with the Tallapoosa River near Wetumpka.
From this conjunction, the trail follows the Alabama River to its junction with the Tom Bigbee/Warrior River System just north of Mobile.
It then proceeds through the Mobile River and the Tensaw/Mobile Delta, along the Tensaw River and it’s tributaries to Mobile Bay.
“This is positive news and brings attention to all the little communities along the trail that normally don’t get put in the spotlight,” said Parten. “More people will be attracted to the trail and hopefully stop and explore some of the towns along the way.”
According to the release, the National Park Service will work with the state and local partners to provide resources and technical expertise to promote the development and recognition of the trail.
“Through a network of National Water Trails, we are not only connecting people to the outdoors and supporting conservation efforts for our scenic rivers, but also supporting tourism and the recreation economy in nearby communities,” wrote Salazar.
The Okefenokee Wilderness Canoe Trail spans 120 miles located in Georgia near the towns of Folkston, Waycross and Fargo and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Mississippi River Water Trail spans 121 miles begins in Saverton (MO) and ends at the St. Louis Riverfront and is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Business Expo comes back ‘in a big way’
Taking a taste
Business owner Jim Berdeaux gives Cathy Saylor and her daughter Kate a taste test of his locally prepared barbecue sauces.
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 4:00 am
Business Expo comes back ‘in a big way’ David Goodwin - Political Editor thewetumpkaherald.com | 0 comments
This year’s Business Expo sponsored by the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce was so big, organizers are already thinking expansion for next year.
With more than 50 local businesses on hand to share their stories with Wetumpka residents and visitors, Chamber Executive Director Vanessa Lynch said next year’s expo might have to expand into the parking lot of the Wetumpka Civic Center, because the exhibition hall was packed.
“This has been a great success and we’re getting really good feedback from all the businesses,” Lynch said, as she took a brief break from announcing the winners of drawings by the various vendors.
Tina Hines, manager at The Money Store, said it was “the best I’ve seen.”
Cathy Saylor, who just stopped in when she noticed the crowd on her way home from work, said she enjoyed seeing the many businesses involved.
“There are ones I know here and ones that are different that I’d never seen,” she said. “I’m glad we came in to check it out.”
Lynch said the response was so strong that the chamber had to close registration two and a half weeks ago.
After the event was cancelled last year, Lynch said, “we were just trying to bring it back in a big way.”
She said she was impressed by the quality and professionalism of the businesses that exhibited.
“We’re excited about raising the bar for local businesses and giving them even more exposure,” Lynch said.
Brooke Poague was on hand representing the law firm Bailey and Poague LLC. She said she was impressed by the turnout and, especially, the quality of the businesses’ displays.
“It looks nice and everything is presented so well,” she said.