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Men mingle at Monday Club

Published:Friday | August 2, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Group managing director at the National Commercial Bank, Patrick Hylton (third left), spends time with members of the Indian community during the bank's staging of the Monday Club event at the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay. From left are: Kumar Samtani, businessman; Pratap Singh, Indian high commissioner to Jamaica; Lachu Ramchandani, businessman; Sanjay Mirchandani and Kamal Moorjani, businessmen. - Contributed

Good vibes enveloped the Oleander Terrace at the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay on Monday evening, as National Commercial Bank (NCB) wooed over 100 guests to its annual staging of the Monday Club.

It was an evening well spent and an event well received by all, as banker-turned-businessman Stephen Dear summed it up: "Every time NCB hosts this event their senior executives, including Patrick Hylton, group managing director; his deputy Dennis Cohen and Brian Boothe always make an effort to attend, along with their staff from the west. Whenever I speak with the executives I get the feeling they are interested in not just what they can get from you, but what you are doing. It's an approach I welcome."

Group Managing Director Patrick Hylton said it is important for him to attend the event, so he makes it his business to do so.

"NCB considers it a pleasure to participate in the event, considering it an important one on the calendar of activities in Montego Bay. We have a major business franchise in Montego Bay, so we always look forward to coming to interact with members of the community and to show our appreciation for their business. NCB is here to stay and we want to be your financial innovator," Hylton said.

Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica Pratap Singh was a special guest of the club.

The Monday Club is an all-male association comprising prominent businessmen, professionals and their organisations from Montego Bay and the western region, including NCB; Tropical Tours; Half Moon Resort; Billy Craig Insurance; Bank of Nova Scotia; Daswani Group of Companies; KPMG - Peat Marwick, Bijoux, among others.

It was established more than 12 years ago and club members meet monthly to network, with rotating hosts among the major corporate entities staging their events at locations across the city.