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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 are extremely fortunate to have ...
www.prnewswire.com, 1 Dec 2015 [cached]
"We are extremely fortunate to have dedicated employees who represent the Wind Creek brand of excellence and service," said Jay Dorris, President and CEO of PCI Gaming Authority which oversees Wind Creek Hospitality (the Tribe's gaming enterprise).  "Wind Creek continues to build economic security for our employees and their families and we are proud to be an economic engine in the State."
"We had this great piece of ...
www.lapininternational.com, 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.
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"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.
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"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."
Wind Creek Wetumpka Readies to Open Tuesday Deluxe Casino and Hotel Development Heralds New Era of E - Wind Creek Hospitality
www.windcreekhospitality.com, 4 May 2014 [cached]
Jay Dorris, President of PCI Gaming noted, "Wind Creek Wetumpka has a significant and positive economic impact on this area and the State.
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Jay Dorris, CEO
Ala. Indian Casinos Thrive as Others Close | Reznet News
www.reznetnews.org, 11 Feb 2010 [cached]
On Fridays and Saturdays, they're so busy that would-be patrons must wait in line outside, entering only as others leave, according to Poarch Creek Indian Gaming President Jay Dorris.
PCI Gaming's third venue, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Atmore, also is enjoying a boost, although Dorris said that the increase isn't as dramatic as at the Montgomery-area casinos.
Dorris linked the gains to actions by Gov. Bob Riley's Task Force on Illegal Gambling to close state-regulated casinos in Alabama. PCI Gaming is under the oversight of the federal government rather than the state.
"The business is up since the other properties have had to close their doors," Dorris said, adding, however, "that's not the way we want to grow."
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Dorris said that recent renovations at PCI Gaming's Montgomery-area casinos included more gambling machines, a new wing to house them, new carpet and restrooms, and upgraded dining areas. The work wasn't done in expectation of state raids steering patrons their way, he said. Instead, he said, "We were looking to be able to better compete."
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