MBCCI Awards and Banquet honours tradition
Members of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), their associates, families and friends, were out in their numbers to celebrate the achievements of the Gloria Henry-led group at its 84th annual awards banquet.
Held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, on Saturday, December 3, under the theme, 'Honouring Tradition, Embracing Innovation', the glitzy affair was also used to recognise veteran journalist and business leader, Lloyd B. Smith, who was inducted to the chamber's business leaders Wall of Fame.
Henry, the president of MBCCI highlighted a raft of achievements by her team for the 2016 calendar year, and gave a commitment that her commercial group, one of the most influential voices on national issues, will increase efforts to ensure that the region "gets its fair share of attention and resources".
Dr Lovell Hawthorne, chief executive officer of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, which has 100 locations in the United States and 33 other countries, gave the keynote address.
New Investment, Business Development and Expansion Award - Jamaica Public Service Company; Corporate Partner Award - Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited; Hospitality Services Partner Award - Round Hill Hotel and Villas; Community Contribution Award - MoBay City Run; Business Development And Expansion In The Productive Sector Award - Rainforest Seafoods; Vocational Award for Outstanding Customer Service - T'Shura Gibbs; Outstanding BPO Operator Award - itel BPO Smart Solutions; Downtown Renewal My MoBay Award - Hilton and Hilton Limited; Young Entrepreneur Award - Reggae Tech Limited; Outstanding Director Award - Brian Brown.