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Negril Chamber celebrates the year

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus
Winthrope Wellington (left), Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association; Ingrid Kloster-Jensen; and head of the European Union delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Paola Amadei (right); and her husband, Jorge Garzon, smile for the camera.
From left: Tyrill Mairs, Elaine Allen-Bradley, Giovanna Allella, Joan Taylor-Cooney, Lillie Barrows, and Sabine Brown pose for The Gleaner’s corporate pages.
Colleen Willis, personal banking officer, Scotiabank, Negril, was picture-perfect in black and white.
From left: National Commercial Bank Negril’s Roshane Thompson, business development representative; Stephanie Brown, personal financial officer assistant; Odel Laing, branch manager; Kerrian Murray, personal financial officer; and Damion Martin, insurance adviser, were also in attendance at the Negril Chamber of Commerce’s dinner gala last Saturday night.
Janet Wallace (right), operations manager at Negril Escape Resort and Spa, and daughter Davia Wallace make the perfect pair.

The Aura Lounge at Couples Swept Away Resorts was a picture of elegance for the Negril Chamber of Commerce's annual gala dinner last Saturday. Stakeholders in the popular tourist resort took a break from the busy winter tourist season to celebrate 32 years of existence.

The dinner was preceded by a cocktail reception where special guests, local business interests and their supporters had the time of their lives as they shared, networked or simply exchanged pleasantries.

The facility was filled to capacity, with many guests trying to outbid each other in the silent auction.

Guest speaker Ambassador Paola Amadei, head of the delegation of the European Union (EU) in Jamaica, was an appropriate choice, and underscored the long-standing relationship between the EU and the community of Negril. Several major projects in that town are endorsed and funded by Amadei and her predecessors.

The Negril Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1983 with a mission to facilitate sustainable economic development in Negril, in the interest of its members and the wider community, through the development of projects, protection and improvement of the tourism product, as well as the promotion of Negril as a tourism and investment location.