Montego Bay Chamber hosts instant replay
Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
WESTERN BUREAU:Women donned their best gowns while the men dug deep for their tuxedos as the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry staged its awards banquet and dance showcase at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Saturday, November 15.
Tagged 'Instant Replay', the Weston Haughton-produced event attracted more than 300 guests representing the business community.
Competing with several other events in the Second City - the leading lobby organisation for commerce, industry, social and economic issues, did not disappoint.
On one hand, the aim was to celebrate excellence, awarding 10 of its members for their contribution to its continued existence. On the other, the game-changing president, Nathan Robb, who warned that it would not be an evening of speeches, opted for what he dubbed 'an entertainment theatre'.
Elite Media Concepts unveiled a light show music mix showcasing the likes of a young Buju Banton, Sean Paul, Beenie Man and an exciting array of house-styled music to the ballroom of the multimillion-dollar convention facility.
The talented and much sought after PACE Band, with its lead singer, Karene Lamme, created waves onstage.
The spotlight was shone on Summerfest Productions Limited, organisers of Reggae Sumfest who received the Chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award, and a number of small-business entities, including Hamilton's Automotive and General Machine Shop, the University of the West Indies Western Jamaica Campus, Di Foto Shoppe for lending the Chamber support over the years; Beauty Queen Haberdashery, The Wexford Hotel, Lloyd's Department Store, Half Moon's Elvis Malahoo, LIME, and Knutsford Express, who were recognised for their contribution to the Chamber.
The event was sponsored by Appleton Estate, LIME, Chas E. Ramson, Red Stripe and the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
Here are some highlights.