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JMMB Group promotes employees' businesses

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Tamara Patterson, client support officer at the JMMB Haughton Terrace branch, surroubded by team members (from left) Melissa Joseph, Diahann Aird Robinson, Claudine Campbell-Bryan, is all smiles as she inhales the lovely fragrance of the cucumber melon-infused ‘Scentre Your Self’ candle created by Campbell- Bryan, senior compliance manager at JMMB
Tiffany Blake, branch ambassador at the JMMB Haughton Terrace branch, proudly displays her masterpieces at the recent JMMB promotional expo.
Mishka Myers gets all glammed up by Shenelle Gardener, utility officer at the Portmore branch, at the JMMB Group expo.
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The Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group recently hosted a promotional expo where 30 of its employees had the opportunity to showcase their personal entrepreneurial ventures, ranging from retail to pastry-making and other professional services.

The expo, dubbed 'Healthy Lifestyle: Reap What You Sow,' took place at the JMMB's New Kingston-based head office.

In explaining the concept, Kedesha Dallas-Goode, JMMB's culture and internal communication officer, said the event was in keeping with the fulfilment of JMMB's Vision of Love, which seeks to create an organisational environment in which team members can achieve their full potential.

"We want to nurture each team member's talent and provide an opportunity for them to optimise achieving their goals and encourage strategic savings and planning by having their own personal financial-planning conversation," Dallas-Goode said.

JMMB Group, a trendsetter in its approach, is one of the few local companies that openly encourages its employees to pursue entrepreneurial ventures outside of their full-time employment obligations to JMMB. In so doing, JMMB is seeking to ensure that its team members can enjoy the same level of financial freedom that it promotes for its clients.

The occasion was also used to share pointers for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including the next steps to take in registering and funding business ventures.

Employees and attendees were also given the opportunity to engage in a financial-planning conversation with a financial adviser, which gave everyone the opportunity to be more deliberate and strategic in planning and achieving their goals.

Kerri -Ann Ferguson, senior corporate manager, group organisation learning & development at JMMB, said she was excited to be a booth holder and showcase her creations to other team members.

"The financial planning conversation expo is an opportunity for us to help generate greater awareness about our businesses and generate sales. In addition to us setting up our booth, we also had a financial planning conversation with a JMMB adviser, which provided us with a step-by-step plan, to achieve our financial goals," Ferguson said.

"I am very happy to be a part of an organisation that stands for team members' greatness, embraces entrepreneurship and encourages us to pursue our passion," she added.