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    OCTOBER 8th, 2019

    MEDIA RELEASE

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    GRENADA CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY & COMMERCE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

    The Grenada Chamber of Industry & Commerce (GCIC) held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 2nd October, at the GIDC conference room, Frequente Industrial Park. 

    There was a sizeable turn out of members who expressed how very impressed they were with the achievements of the Chamber to date.

    The outgoing President Abraham Andall, gave a glowing review of the performance of the Chamber, highlighting the Board of Directors’ retreat, where stock taking was done and plans for remaining relevant were mapped out. He complimented the hard work of the Secretariat, led by the Executive Director, Petipha Lewis-Smith.

    Emmanuel Duncan, the elected President, in his remarks reiterated the successes of the Chamber, despite the challenges faced. He pledged to continue implementing the plans of the Chamber to remain relevant, with specific focus on: Improved Branding; Networking and Relationship Building; Growth and Advocacy; Human Resources; Physical Accommodations.

    Specific mention was made of CARICHAM (Caribbean Network of Chambers) and the work already started, which includes sharing of best practices, improving member value, and disaster risk reduction.

     “The Chamber will continue its advocacy for, and provide support to, the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Sector. We will also continue our focus on widening the Chamber’s local, regional and international network, noted President Duncan.

    In closing, President Duncan issued a clarion call for members to get involved in the work of the Chamber; volunteer to serve on committees; make contributions and give feedback; participate in Chamber’s activities; and help shape the Chamber and keep it relevant.

    A new board was elected at the AGM and the Executive Director, Ms Petipha Lewis-Smith thanked the outgoing board members for their invaluable service to the Chamber, which she anticipates they will continue to give. She also thanked her staff Eudine Thomas and Vivien Radix for their hard work and dedication to achieving the successes of the Chamber. She welcomed the incoming Board with eager anticipation of continuing the work of the Chamber.

     

    Incoming Board:

    NAME

    POSITION

    BUSINESS

    Mr. Emmanuel Duncan

    President        

    Ezone Grenada Ltd.

    Mr Salim Rahaman

    1st Vice President     

    Spice Isle Retreaders

    Mr. Kennie John

    2nd Vice President

    Antillean Finance & Investment Group Inc.

    Mr. Osmond Henry

    Treasurer

    Jonas Browne & Hubbard (G’da) Ltd

    Mr. Nicholas George

    Director

    Budget Marine Grenada Ltd.

    Mr. Eric Williams

    Director

    Grenada Electricity Services

    Mr. Charles Rodriquez

    Director

    Amalgamated Security Services

    Mrs. Michelle Gordon

    Director

    Keith M. Banfield Co. Ltd

    Mr. Dean Paterson

    Director

    First Caribbean International Bank

    Ms.  Beverly Grey

    Director

    Grey’s Training and Certification Centre.

    Mr. Collin Francis

    Director

    Sol EC Ltd.

    Mr. Stephen Fletcher

    Director

    Campeche International Consultants

     

    For further information please contact Petipha Lewis-Smith, Executive Director, at the GCIC Secretariat at telephone number 440-2937 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

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    2019 Nomination Criteria

     

    GCIC Categories for the 2019 Business Awards

    Eligibility period: 01 August 2018 – 31 July 2019

     

     

    Category

    Criteria

     1.       

    BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

    The successful nominee would have:

     

               Continued membership in the Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

     

               Strong market position and market share for its products/services.

     

               Demonstrated strong support for community development.

     

               Demonstrated strategy for long-term growth.

     

               Demonstrated growth in business operations.

     2.       

    CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    The successful nominee would have:

     

               Made investment in an area of community life not associated with its business.

     

              Involved its employees at all levels, including management, in its community projects.

     

               Given financial and institutional support to one or more community development projects         

          that are demonstrably sustainable.

     3.       

    EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

    The successful nominee would have:

     

               Demonstrated financial growth.

     

               Demonstrated investment in staff retention, training and development, and recruitment.

     

               Facilitated staff progression for promotions.

     

               Demonstrated management techniques that are inclusive and shares knowledge that     

          empowers staff to improve service to customers.

     

               Demonstrated techniques to increase productivity.

     

               Appropriate workplace facilities and environment which includes Health & Safety.

     4.       

    ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE

     

    The successful nominee would have:

     

           Demonstrated the positive impact of its business practices on the environment and     

           demonstrated actions taken to minimize negative impact.

     5.       

    EXCELLENCE IN AGRO-PROCESSING

    The successful nominee would have:

     

              Demonstrated that at least 90% of its revenue is from adding value to agricultural crops or        

          livestock.

     

               Packaged local products that are readily available on the local and/or export market.

     

               Demonstrated excellence in packaging and marketing.

     

               Demonstrated that at least 50% of products used in its operations is from local farms.

     

               Demonstrated use of innovative techniques in marketing and processing.

     

               Demonstrated focus on Health and Safety.

     6.       

    EXCELLENCE IN APPLICATION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

    The successful nominee would have:

     

               Embraced digital technology as the core of its operations.

     

           Demonstrated use of digital technology in delivery of products/services and /or in 

           production/manufacturing.

     

               Demonstrated strategic use of digital technology in marketing and sales.

     

               Offered digital technology solutions to other businesses.

     7.       

    EXCELLENCE IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY

    The successful nominee would have:

     

          Demonstrated that customer experience is the core of its business.

     

     

          Demonstrated Increasing percentage of return guests.

     

     

              Initiatives that enhance the visitor experience.

     

     

          Friendly access to its facilities for people with disabilities.

     

     

          Consistently engaged in environmental preservation practices that include staff and

          guests.

     

     

          Demonstrated positive environmental ethics which is inclusive of conservation of       

          the resource.

     8.       

    MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

    The successful nominee would have:

     

               Generated at least 60% of its revenue from manufacturing activities.

     

               Have manufacturing operations based in Grenada.

     

               Demonstrated strong product development and growth.

     

               Demonstrated strong focus on health and safety in the workplace.

     9.       

    RISING STAR

    The successful nominee would have:

     

               Demonstrated their focus on a specific market niche with potential for real growth.

     

               Made significant growth in their operations during the eligibility period to include but     

           not limited to growth in revenue, increased staff, expansion of operations.

     

               Demonstrated a willingness to take risks to drive their business forward.

     

               Demonstrated passion, vision and drive to succeed.

     10.   

    SERVICE EXCELLENCE

    The successful nominee would have:

     

               Demonstrated that both the internal and external customer experience is the core of its     

          business.

     

               A monitoring/reporting system which collects and evaluates data from both internal and     

          external customers about their experiences with the business.

     

               Conducted staff training in customer service within the eligibility period

     

               Engaged in activities that demonstrate a commitment to improving the customer

          experience.

     

               Friendly access to its facilities for people with disabilities.

     11.   

    SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The successful nominee would have:

     

               Demonstrated financial stability.

     

               No more than 10 employees, including management.

     

               Demonstrated a sound consistent execution of a marketing plan for their product or service.

     

               Demonstrate that training is an integral part of the business development.

     

               Demonstrated potential for growth.

     

               Growing market share with demonstrated plans to build on current success.

     

               Demonstrated commitment to staff development and staff relations.

    12.

     

     

     

    THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE

    GCIC Business Awards Entry Form

    The Nominee (Business, Organization or Individual being nominated for award)

    Please provide your details

        
    • Any business located within Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is eligible to enter.
    • Entrants must be of good name and character and must not have engaged, directly or indirectly in any conduct which in the opinion of the GCIC Business Awards Committee might discredit the Awards process
    • Nominators may nominate a company in a maximum of two categories
    • Businesses may nominate themselves
    • There is no limitation on the number of different companies a business can nominate for awards, as long as each entry is individually presented.
    • Nominations commence on Wednesday 31st July, 2019 and last entries must be received by Friday, 11th October, 2019.
    • All finalists must agree to attend the Awards presentation on Saturday, 16th November, 2019.
    • All finalists must agree to make themselves available for any evaluation interviews required for the judging process.
    • The judges’ decision is final.
    • Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, 16th November, 2019.
    • Award winners and nominees are welcome to use, for advertising and promotional purposes the fact that have been nominated or are the winners of a stated award in a stated year. This may also be incorporated on their corporate stationery, websites and email signatures should they so choose.

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