Giving Back

Giving Back

Sunday, October 26, 2014

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Celebrating the philanthropic work of individual and corporate do-gooders, the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) of Jamaica ushered in its fifth annual Business and Civic Leadership Awards for Excellence ceremony last Thursday evening at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

The awards banquet bristled with palpable excitement, possibly enhanced by the cocktail hour and free-flowing libations at the Johnnie Walker-branded lounge bar.

The ceremony's formal proceedings moved at a brisk pace, efficiently guided by master of ceremony Paula-Ann Porter-Jones, while Dwight Richards and Friends made good on their booking as the evening's entertainment with a solid performance as guests tucked into fare that included tuna filled with red and black caviar, baked salmon with bell chutney, roasted New York strip loin, chocolate ganache cake and vanilla fruit torte.

Nominees shortlisted for AMCHAM's recognition spanned the categories of corporate and social responsibility, civic leadership and arts and culture, with the emerging winners being classical musician Steven Woodham; GraceKennedy Money Services; Richard Byles for his co-chairman role with the Economic Programme Oversight Committee; the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run; and Mustard Seed Communities.

SO gives you access to AMCHAM's premier awards affair.

— Omar Tomlinson



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