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The Bahamian delegation receiving a tour of the JBDC's Things Jamaican™ corporate store while shopping for local gifts and craft products on display.

This week Business Social shares highlights from a series of activities held by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) during its recent hosting of a delegation from The Bahamas.

The group, comprising members of Bahamas' Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) along with other members of its Trade Commission, Senate and Chamber of Commerce, met up with local stakeholders during a number of planned activities held at the JBDC's South Camp Road offices and Incubator and Resource Centre along Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.

The activities in fostering collaboration also allowed for the sharing of best practices across groups while strengthening partnerships. This while the countries move to promote and enhance entrepreneurship, support the growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and drive the development of robust and resilient economies.

From left: Melissa Barrett, manager of business advisory services at the JBDC; Valerie Veira, CEO of JBDC; and Harold Davis, deputy CEO of JBDC, enjoy the introductory discussions with the group of delegates from The Bahamas.
Members of the Bahamian delegation share in a photo with executives and team members of the JBDC and members of the Ministry of Industry, Investment & Commerce (MIIC) ahead of its knowlege-sharing discussions.
Judith Mckenzie (right), SBDC project analyst, is assisted by Karen Shirley-Green, senior sales assistant, JBDC, during a visit at the Things Jamaican™ store.
Ashley Dorsett, trade and finance officer at The Bahamas Trade Commission, and Wendy Palma Beckford, senior project officer at SBDC Jamaica, admire and discuss the products at the Things Jamaican™ corporate store.
Colin Porter, manager for technical services at the JBDC, demontrates the use of one of the machines at the Essential Oils Incubator to D'Krizia Bartlett, trade commissioner, and Don Williams, treasurer at The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Federation.

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