For Immediate Release
April 16, 2009
Nikki Valletti, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, 860.728.2604
HARTFORD, CT – On Tuesday April 14, 2009 members of the Laborers’ Union Local 230, along with associates of the Connecticut Convention Center were provided with fork lift training from instructors of the New England Laborers’ Training Academy (NELTA, Pomfret Center, CT) at the Connecticut Convention Center (CTCC). One of the LIUNA’s mobile training facilities was on site to serve as a visual representation of how this training takes place around the state. Approximately 30 associates took part in the fork lift training which was provided to strengthen their existing job skills.
The Laborers’ Union Local 230, (a division of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, LIUNA) has built a strong and cooperative working relationship with the CTCC since partnering back in April 2008. The CTCC and the Laborers’ Union Local 230 are committed to making sure that their associates and members are trained in providing CTCC clients with the high standards of service that they have enjoyed since the Center opened in 2005.
About the Connecticut Convention Center
The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford is the state’s premier meeting venue and the largest full-service convention facility between New York and Boston. Overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River, it features 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000-square-foot ballroom and 25,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as ample sheltered parking. The facility is served by more than 6,500 local area hotel rooms, including the 22-story Marriott Hartford Downtown, adjacent to the Convention Center. The venue is professionally managed for the State of Connecticut by Waterford Venue Services, an affiliate of Waterford Hotel Group. For more information, visit www.ctconventions.com.
About Waterford Venue Services
Waterford Venue Services is an affiliate of Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT. Waterford Hotel Group currently manages 24 properties in 7 states, including the 540,000 square foot Connecticut Convention Center. Waterford Hotel Group has experience operating virtually every type of hotel property, including limited services properties, all-suite hotels, conference centers, and large full service and resort properties. The company’s approach to hotel development and operations is hands-on, and features frequent site visits and constant communication with customers and partners. Additionally, Waterford Hotel Group offers centralized accounting, financial reporting, strategic marketing, human resources, and day-to-day operations management systems to increase market share and profitability at all properties. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.waterfordgroup.net.