Junction Expo boosting businesses
ST ELIZABETH – Business operator and conceptualiser of the Junction Business Expo, Kenesha Thomas, says the fourth staging of the event last Friday, in this booming south-central town was a major boost for businesses here.
“We had over 20 participants. We had Access Financial, Geoland and Courier Jamaica as well as D&G Auto dealer as the title sponsor for the outside broadcast. This year was very special, because we had many types of businesses including technology-based, variety stores, car dealers, banks, shipping companies, clothing stores,” Thomas shared.
She said the support from financial institutions at the event held at Roye’s Shopping Centre included focusing on providing services for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
“We have received overwhelming support from the business community. Doing this expo has increased small businesses’ customer base and also allows them to formalise their businesses,” Thomas said.
She added that Jamaica National assisted persons to open business accounts and took them through the process of getting a card machine. The conceptualiser said Access Financial also pitched its Christmas loan special for small businesses.
Thomas, the proprietor of Junction Variety Store reiterated that “everything works better when people help each other”.
“I hope to continue helping small businesses to get the kick-start that they need to propel them to succeed,” she said.
The event featured an outside broadcast on Edge 103.5 FM on the Burgerman Show.
– Kasey Williams