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Business community celebrates in elegance - Movers and shakers attend JCC 34th Annual Awards ceremony

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 5:00 AM
Sean Reid, head of projects at Digicel, is surrounded by a group of gorgeous women in the form of (from left) his co- workers Trisha Williams-Singh, corporate relations manager; Charmaine Heslop-Dacosta, human resources director; and Senior Brand Manager of Red Stripe, Nasha Douglas.
The beautiful Toni Spence, group strategy manager at Grace Kennedy, is sandwiched by a handsome pair of men in the form of Christopher Vendryes, sales manager at NCB Insurance, and Christopher Blythe, chairman and CEO of Sarifa Insurance.
Manager of Sales and Client Relations at Victoria Mutual Wealth Management, Karlene Mullings (left), shares lens with her co-worker, Sharon Sterling, marketing manager.
The lovely Tyheissa Williams, communications executive of Red Stripe, stuns in her black cut-out dress.
President of the JCC Warren McDonald and his wife, Joan, pause on the red carpet for a quick photo op.
Joseph Stockhausen, director of Superior Optical, and his beautiful wife, Vanessa, are a picture of perfection.
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The movers and shakers of the corporate community came out in pure elegance at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce's (JCC) 34th annual awards ceremony, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston last week. The JCC rolled out the red carpet, fine cocktails and a tasty feast to celebrate the business community.

The ladies in gorgeous gowns perfectly complemented sharp-looking men in their suits.

The night kicked off with greetings from the JCC president, Warren McDonald, and other formalities managed well by host, Michael Anthony Cuffe.

Guest speaker, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, director of the Mona Geoinformatics Institute, encouraged the acceptance of innovation which technology brings to businesses. He said this would help companies to stay on the cutting edge of their industries. The speech fit well with the night's theme which was innovate, integrate, motivate.

There were many awards presented, all well received. At the end of it all, Catherine Kennedy, second vice-president of the JCC, gave a heartfelt vote of thanks. This signalled the end of the night's official proceedings and was the signal for guests to resume mingling and congratulating award winners.

kimberly.goodall@gleanerjm.com