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AMCHAM Christmas luncheon

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Newly appointed CEO of AMCHAM Jamaica Gail Abrahams is all smiles with Tourism Consultant Carole Guntley and Brian Penngelley, Country Manager of AMECO.
Gail Abrahams, CEO for AMCHAM Jamaica; Ronald McKay, president of AMCHAM Jamaica and CEO for ADS Global; United States Ambassador Luis Moreno; and Sylvain Fabi, Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica.
Digicel’s Head of Business Jason Corrigan sharing the Christmas cheer with Samantha Chantrelle, executive director for Digicel Foundation.

Members of corporate Jamaica were last week fêted during the annual AMCHAM Christmas luncheon at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel.

As part of the Chambers' annual Christmas celebration, the luncheon was hosted by President Ron McKay and newly installed CEO Gail Abrahams. The luncheon saw corporate big wigs being treated to the musical delights of the University Singers while compère, comedian and columnist Dr Michael Abrahams, created a festive Christmas atmosphere with giveaways during a fun-filled show punctuated with male and female model competitions, random tongue twisters, and even an impromptu performance from Dr Abrahams about the feared ZikV outbreak.

Before sharing the Christmas joy, Abrahams took a few moments to welcome the attendees while, at the same time, driving home the vision and mission of the chamber, as well as reinforcing what her main role at Amcham will be in the coming weeks.

"When I met with Ron and the Board a few weeks ago, I got a sense of a renewed energy, passion and vision he had for Amcham. We discussed the changing business landscape in Jamaica and how we were going to truly leverage the global Amcham brand and its network to drive the growth of our members' businesses."

The day's Santa Claus, Ron McKay, and his handy elf, Kelly Tomblin, went around the room spreading Christmas cheer by handing out a number of prizes, including airline tickets, hotel stays, appliances, gift baskets, and so much more.