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Over 200 Years of Experience

The Chamber has been instrumental in the passing of legislation and regulations in the fields of labour relations, banking, income tax utilities regulation, foreign exchange liberalization, import/export and company law (PAYE, Electronic Transactions Act). Being an advocate for equal job opportunities for the physically disabled was also a major priority of the Chamber.

Business Advocate

JCC’s primary function is to ensure the most favourable environment for the effective and profitable operation of businesses. Considerable emphasis is placed on projects which will enhance the development of the wider community. This function is subdivided into services offered by the Chamber and specific activities that it carries out, in its role as economic advisor and business advocate.

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The Chamber’s Objectives

– To help businesses to prosper and grow.
– To encourage orderly expansion and the development of all segments of the society.
– To contribute to the overall economic stability of the society.
– To advocate and promote the free market system.
– To actively attract investments.
– To increase job opportunities.

Congratulations to the winners at the JCC’s 33rd Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

AND THE WINNERS ARE!...JCC President Warren McDonald (extreme left) poses with the Winners of The Best of Chamber Awards.  Pictured L-R the Best of Chamber Large Award was presented to Red Stripe and Managing Director Cedric Blair accepted the award; The Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award was presented to GeoTechVision and was accepted by Managing Director Valrie Grant; Devon Barrett, General Manager of VM Wealth Management poses with the awardees; The Best of Chamber Medium Award was presented to Kirk Distributors and Lanna Bennett, General Manager received the award; The Best of Chamber Small Award was awarded to Mona School of Business & Management and Executive Director Densil Williams received the award; and Hon. Anthony Hylton, MP, was present to congratulate the winners.

AND THE WINNERS ARE!…JCC President Warren McDonald (extreme left) poses with the Winners of The Best of Chamber Awards. Pictured L-R the Best of Chamber Large Award was presented to Red Stripe and Managing Director Cedric Blair accepted the award; The Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award was presented to GeoTechVision and was accepted by Managing Director Valrie Grant; Devon Barrett, General Manager of VM Wealth Management poses with the awardees; The Best of Chamber Medium Award was presented to Kirk Distributors and Lanna Bennett, General Manager received the award; The Best of Chamber Small Award was awarded to Mona School of Business & Management and Executive Director Densil Williams received the award; and Hon. Anthony Hylton, MP, was present to congratulate the winners.

Under the theme ‘Releasing The Growth Within’ this year’s awards ceremony saw 500 guests who were present to honour Jamaican companies that have performed at an exceptional level throughout 2014, and to celebrate with the winners.

The Awardees of the evening were:

Mona School of Business & Management Executive Director Densil Williams poses with his best of Chamber Award.  Vignette for Mona School of Business & Management

Mona School of Business & Management Executive Director Densil Williams poses with his best of Chamber Award.

Best of Chamber, Small – Mona School of Business & Managemen

Mona School of Business & Management Executive Director Densil Williams poses with his best of Chamber Award. Vignette for Kirk Distributors Limited

Lanna Bennett, General Manager of Kirk Distributors (right) receives The Best of Chamber medium Award from Adrian St. Louis of the RJR Communications Group.

Best of Chamber, Medium – Kirk Distributors Limited

Best of Chamber, Large – Red Stripe Vignette for Red Stripe

Red Stripe Managing Director Cedric Blair (left) receives The Best of Chamber Large Award from Devon Barrett, General Manager of VM Wealth Management.

Best of Chamber, Large – Red Stripe

Valrie Grant, Managing Director of GeoTechVision (right) receives The young Entrepreneur of The Year Award from Valerie Crawford, Manager for the Trade & Commercial Lending Division of Exim Bank.

Valrie Grant, Managing Director of GeoTechVision (right) receives The Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award from Valerie Crawford, Manager for the Trade & Commercial Lending Division of Exim Bank.

Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award – GeoTech Vision

Jamaica Exporters' Association President Marjory Kennedy (second left) accepts The Individual Chamber Member Award from JCC President Warren McDonald (extreme right) on behalf of her late husband Francis 'Paco' Kennedy.  Family members (from first left) Cathrine, Charles and Fred Kennedy accompanied her on stage in receiving the award.

Jamaica Exporters’ Association President Marjory Kennedy (second left) accepts The Individual Chamber Member Award from JCC President Warren McDonald (extreme right) on behalf of her late husband Francis ‘Paco’ Kennedy. Family members (from first left) Cathrine, Charles and Fred Kennedy accompanied her on stage in receiving the award.

Individual Chamber Member Award (Posthumous): Mr. Francis ‘Paco’ Kennedy

Nominees for the Best of Chamber categories were:

Best of Chamber – Large:

JIIC – Vignette JIIC

Seprod – Vignette Seprod

Surrey Hotel Management (Pegasus) – Vignette Pegasus

Wigton Windfarm – Vignette Wigton Windfarm

Best of Chamber – Medium:

Allied Insurance Brokers – Allied Insurance Brokers Vignette

CGM Gallagher – CGM Gallagher Vignette

Main Events – Main Events Vignette

Newport-Fersan (Jamaica) Limited – Newport-Fersan Vignette

SOL Petroleum – SOL Petroleum Vignette

Best of Chamber – Small:

B&D Trawling – B&D Trawling Vignette

Creditinfo Jamaica – Vignette

Global Directories (Yellow Pages) – Creditinfo Jamaica Vignette

Jamaica Energy Partners – Jamaica Energy Partners Vignette

tTech Limited – tTech Limited Vignette

The planning committee outdid themselves yet again, by providing an evening of elegance, entertainment and celebration.

The Chamber prides itself in its role as ‘The Voice of Business’ and strives to encourage and foster a productive business environment, and is the driving force of business development, prosperity and growth in Jamaica. We do so by hosting informative and timely meetings, seminars and forums to promote dialogue and seek solutions on a range of economic issues. These events encourage the exchange of views, lobbying, advocacy and facilitation of business needs on behalf of our members and other private businesses.

We extend a special thank you to our Sponsors of the evening:

Platinum Sponsors
• RJR Communications Group
• Victoria Mutual Wealth Management

Gold Sponsors
• Jamaica Observer
• Johnnie Walker
• Grace Kennedy
• Business Access TV
• Wray and Nephew
• EXIM Bank
• Phase 3

Silver Sponsors
• Blueprint Consulting
• Main Event

Bronze Sponsors
• Mayberry Investments
• Barita Investments
• Bank of Nova Scotia
• Carreras Limited
• Jamaica Energy Partner
• Jamaica Pegasus Hotel
• Exotic Destinations
• Innovative Signs
• Harbour Wines
• Rainforest Seafoods

We take this opportunity to thank our members, prospective members and guests who shared this special evening of celebration with us.

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