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Wind Creek Hospitality
303 Poarch Rd
Atmore , Alabama 36502
United States

Company Description: Wind Creek Hospitality is the principal gaming and hospitality entity for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Dedicated to providing a first-class customer...   more

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"We had this great piece of ..., 27 Sept 2015 [cached]
"We had this great piece of property and wanted to transform our operations from what looked like bingo halls to world class resorts with full gaming, food and beverage offerings, and an entertainment center with bowling, an arcade and a stage for performers," said Jay Dorris, Wind Creek Hospitality CEO and president.
The company was concerned that its workforce would not be able to provide a level of service consistent with these new surroundings, and that it would adversely affect attendance. WCH's employees were non tribal and from diverse backgrounds working alongside members of the Poarch tribe. The company feared it "lacked a cohesive employee culture," Dorris explained.
"Once the purpose was clear, we met with our tribal and non-tribal employees and laid out the values that we agreed to operate under - through consensus," Dorris said.
"By inspiring employees to focus on the care of women, it made their tasks more meaningful and satisfying," Dorris said. "Rather than demanding that people do this or that, we learned what our collective purpose was - taking care of people, especially women - and where and how this was consistent with our internal values."
"The process created a level of happiness here that did not exist previously," continued Dorris. "We have distilled the intrinsic in what we do and how we do it, creating strong employee enthusiasm for our values.
He added, "Employees now feel they are providing a service of real benefit."
Jay Dorris, President of ..., 24 May 2014 [cached]
Jay Dorris, President of Wind Creek Hospitality noted, "NASCAR is an important part of our culture here.
Wind Creek Wetumpka Readies to Open Tuesday Deluxe Casino and Hotel Development Heralds New Era of E - Wind Creek Hospitality, 14 Dec 2013 [cached]
Jay Dorris, President of PCI Gaming noted, "Wind Creek Wetumpka has a significant and positive economic impact on this area and the State.
Poarch Creeks to build 'first-class' $246 million hotel, casino in Wetumpka, 12 July 2012 [cached]
Jay Dorris, president and chief executive officer of PCI Gaming, said a portion of the facilities including the gambling area and restaurants on the ground floor would be completed by October 2013.
"In these economic times, this is something we are really happy about," Dorris said.
The resort is expected to include about 285 rooms and suites, a fine-dining restaurant, a grill, a coffee shop, a snack bar and a buffet with seating overlooking the river, Dorris said. Other amenities include "a resort pool, and entertainment rooms suitable for large parties and corporate events."
The casino will include a 90,000-square- foot gaming floor with more than 2,500 electronic gambling machines. The casino currently has more than 900 machines.
Dorris said the facility would be similar to the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, which has received four out of five diamonds in the rating system from the American Automobile Association.
Dorris hopes the Wetumpka location can be five diamonds.
"This facility will be first-class," he said.
The hotel in Atmore includes a spa and an amphitheater.
Dorris said the plans for Wetumpka do not include a spa, although that remains a possibility in the future. There are also no current plans for a theater, although that also remains a possibility, according to tribal officials.
Dorris said they have established a line of credit to pay for the construction, which he said would be funded with tribal money.
Dorris said the three Poarch Creek facilities in the state - in Wetumpka - Montgomery and Atmore, have obviously benefitted from some non-tribal facilities in the state closing.
Dorris said, like Atmore, they expect people from all over the region to come to the Wetumpka location. He said they know, from information they have from a customer database, that some Montgomery and Birmingham residents are stopping at Atmore instead of going to the casinos in Biloxi, Miss.
"They will have no reason to go to Biloxi," Dorris said.
Dorris said Wednesday that they are not concerned about efforts to stop electronic gambling in the state and that they would not make that investment if they were.
Tribal officials and managers for PCI Gaming, the gaming authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, announced the major expansion Wednesday morning on the fifth floor of the current parking deck at the casino.
Dorris said the current parking deck has spaces for about 500 vehicles and would be expanded to a deck with 2,500 parking spots. He said they pay taxes on that facility.
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