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Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Institute e-Learning Launch Luncheon - Nov 10, 2013 - 2:16:58 PM

Chamber Institute e-Learning Launch Luncheon takes place
Wednesday, November 19, 2013 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Registration time: 12noon.

The Chamber Institute will host an engaging, interactive and informational luncheon to officially launch its E-Learning Platform and 2014 Training Rewards program featuring best practices, meaningful strategies and thought provoking presentations that aim to help organizations improve their bottom line, competitiveness and learning cultures in coming year...
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VAT and Tax Reform Day at BICA's Accountants Week - Nov 7, 2013 - 10:00:46 AM


From November 11-14, The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants will be hosting its annual Accountants Week under the theme 'Broadening Our Expertise To Support The Changing Economic Environment.'

This year the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants has partnered with the Ministry of Finance to host a full day of conferences dedicated to education on Value Added Tax (VAT) and Tax Reform, on November 11 at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort and Casino.  The Ministry of Finance has provided a line-up of 13 speakers who will be addressing topics from ‘VAT – Registration & De-registration’ to ‘VAT – Customs Transitional Arrangements for Implementation Date’. 
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Bahamas Chamber Team and Home Builders Show team up for the ‘Green Forum’ - Oct 23, 2013 - 12:19:06 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - On October 25, 2013 the 2013 Bahamas Home and Builders Show & Energy Expo, co-sponsored by the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, will begin a three-day expo, with the first day dedicated to “The Green Economy” at the Wyndham Nassau Resort (Baha Mar).

The 2013 Bahamas Home and Builders Show & Energy Expo will showcase 50 exhibitors ranging from construction to and renovation supplies to energy saving technologies. The Green Forum will give business owners, professionals and members of the general public a chance to learn more about the Green Economy from industry experts - including representatives...
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William "Billy" Lowe to receive Bahamas Chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award - Oct 16, 2013 - 1:31:42 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - When the doors open to the annual BCCEC Gala event at the Imperial Ball Room, Atlantis on November 9th at 7PM, all the past Chairmen over the last 40 years will be honoured. Included in the list is Sir Roland Symonette, the first Premier of the Bahamas who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1959 and the Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Khaalis Rolle. But the greatest honour of the night will belong to businessman William "Billy" Lowe, owner of Lowe's Pharmacy, who will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Lowe is a shining example of an individual whose indomitable spirit and hard work resulted in high levels of success, regardless of his humble...
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Upcoming Bahamas Chamber Institute Courses - Oct 8, 2013 - 2:44:42 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The following are upcoming courses offered by the Bahamas Chamber Institute throughout October in the main boardroom of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce & Employers’ Confederation:

17th October: Excel Formulas & Function facilitated by Keshelle Kerr.

22nd October: First 100 days: The Emerging Leader facilitated by Kenyatta Nairn

24th October: Microsoft PowerPoint: Smart Shortcuts & Expert Secrets facilitated by Keshelle Kerr.

30th October: Handling Difficult Customers & Complaints facilitated by Cherrylee Pinder

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Bahamas Chamber of Commerce appoints new Head of Institute - Oct 2, 2013 - 11:13:38 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Keshelle Kerr as its new Executive Director of the Chamber Institute – the education arm of its organization. Keshelle founded and led The Training Authority, an independent corporate training company where she established herself as an expert in the area of productivity, Microsoft Office and business skills training. She has also cemented her name as the go to speaker and advocate in financial literacy, wealth creation and entrepreneurship education amongst youth and women through her current activities as founder and president of Creative Wealth Bahamas.
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Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Launches Mentorship Program for Small to Medium Size Businesses - Jul 18, 2013 - 5:03:10 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Declaring "small business is the lifeblood of the economy," Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation Chairman I. Chester Cooper today launched the Chamber's long-anticipated mentorship program designed to give small to medium size businesses the boost and help they need to overcome staggering odds and succeed.
               
"For over 200 years, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce has played a leading role within the private sector as a promoter and protector of commerce," said Cooper. "Our development of the small business mentorship and training program has been guided by this centuries' long..."
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BCCEC'S response to the Budget Communication - Jul 8, 2013 - 5:12:43 PM

Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation’s response to Budget Communication:

After having consulted with our membership and the business community at large, including private sector employers, there have been grave concerns expressed over some of the pronouncements in the 2013/14 Budget Communication as to relates to certain revised taxes and some new tax initiatives by the Government. Whilst the business community accepts that taxes are necessary to maintain fiscal soundness of our economy...
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BCCEC Attends International Labour Conference - Jun 24, 2013 - 2:51:22 PM

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The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) was recently represented among the 5,000 delegates from around the world that flocked to the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland this month to adopt and oversee compliance with international labour standards and discuss important issues of concern to the world of work. Job provision for growing and aging populations, sustainable development, social dialogue and recession recovery are a few of the topics addressed during the 102nd session hosted by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
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Bahamas Chamber of Commerce & Employer’s Confederation Elections Bring in a Wave of New Faces - Jun 17, 2013 - 5:12:15 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employer’s Confederation (BCCEC) will face some of the most pressing decisions in its history with familiar faces at the top and a slew of new directors following its recent annual general meeting and election of officers.

“The voice and an effective Chamber of Commerce is a critical to balanced and sustainable national development.  We will continue the mandates we started in our first term of Small & Medium business development & support; economic development and the encouragement of innovation & competitiveness” said I Chester Cooper, Chairman of BCCEC.

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Ryan Pinder speaks at Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Meet-the-Minister luncheon - May 20, 2013 - 5:18:20 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The following are Remarks by Ryan Pinder, Minister of Financial Services at the Chamber of Commerce Meet-the-Minister luncheon held on May 16, 2013:


Today I have been asked to address you on matters related to my portfolio, financial services, trade and the prospective development of an arbitration center.  All three of these areas are matters of constant evolution and new developments and matters particularly important to the economic development of the country, and of note, areas where new entrepreneurial opportunities lie for the young professionals and entrepreneurs of the country...
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Bahamas Chamber AGM and Elections set for May 16th - May 7, 2013 - 9:15:34 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting & Election of Officers and Directors for the Chamber’s 2013-2014 Administrative Year is scheduled for Thursday 16th May, 2013 at 11:30 am at The British Colonial Hilton. Immediately following the AGM we will have our Meet the Minister luncheon with The Honorable Ryan Pinder, Minister for Financial services. Mr. Pinder will address the Government’s initiatives in Financial Services as well as arbitration and dispute resolution.

The proposed agenda will be as follows...
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Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) Executives Meet with U.S. Embassy Officials - Mar 20, 2013 - 2:11:09 PM


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Nassau, Bahamas - On Tuesday, March 19, the new Chairman of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) I. Chester Cooper and the Board of Directors visited the U.S. Embassy to meet with Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Alex Sokoloff and other Embassy officials to share the priorities and concerns of The Bahamas private sector.

The U.S. Embassy has consistently provided support to the BCCEC which has included sourcing and funding of expert speakers on matters ranging from entrepreneurship to access to finance for small and medium size businesses. The major initiative over the past decade has been the Embassy’s support for the annual Business Education and Development Seminar, which has included a number of top speakers from the U.S. including Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson and Steve Stoute, among others...

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GB Chamber President Barry Malcolm's remarks at the 15th GB Business Outlook‏on - Mar 18, 2013 - 6:36:46 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Barry J. Malcolm, President The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Business Outlook:

Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you.  
 
We live in a time of great challenge for this community …….. It is a time that demands vision and incisive action if we are to change, fundamentally, for the better, the economic fortunes of Freeport and greater Grand Bahama Island. 
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BCCEC Elects New Chairman & Board at AGM - Jan 23, 2013 - 12:05:09 PM

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The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, "BCCEC" elected a new executive board at their recent Annual General Meeting. The new board consists of prominent businessman, I. Chester Cooper, President & CEO of BAF Financial as Chairman; Robert Meyers of V Trade supply as Vice Chairman; Peter Goudie of PGHJR Consulting, Secretary and Hubert Edwards of the Bank of Bahamas as Treasurer. Mr. Winston Rolle will remain on in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer.

The BCCEC is the successor organization of the recently merged Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and the Bahamas Employers Confederation. The organization is the voice and the business community and employers...
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BCCEC Event: Business Opportunities in Haiti - Jun 23, 2012 - 11:49:45 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, in conjunction with the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in the Bahamas will be holding an information session on Business and Investment Opportunities in Haiti. As the redevelopment of Haiti continues, there is a need for expertise in a number of areas which provides business opportunities for enterprising businessmen.

On Monday June 25th, the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti will host a breakfast presentation on “Doing Business in Haiti”. The presenter will be Mr. Gregory Mevs, Itinerant Special Ambassador for Investments who will provide insight into the areas of opportunity for investment in Haiti...
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Bahamas Investment Authority Presentation on Business Incentives, June 21st - Jun 18, 2012 - 9:14:57 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Business Leader are invited to attend!

There are a number of incentives for business that are not readily accessed by the local business community. In an effort to create more awareness of the various business incentives, the Bahamas Investment Authority and Office of the Prime Minister, in conjunction with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, is putting on a presentation to members of the business community and general public to discuss the benefits available under the City of Nassau Revitalization Act and Hotels Encouragement Act.

Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister...
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Small and medium sized businesses need access to capital - May 24, 2012 - 5:13:46 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Khaalis Rolle, Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister, said the only way for the country to generate enough activity to employ 43,000 persons is to allow small and medium sized businesses to have access to capital and to give them technical support.

Mr Rolle was speaking at an International Trade and Financing Seminar co-sponsored by the U. S. Embassy, The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce. It was held at the Sheraton Nassau Resort, Tuesday, May 22.
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U.S. Embassy and The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Announce International Trade and Financing Seminars - May 17, 2012 - 4:36:23 PM


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On Wednesday, May 16, the Embassy’s Political/Economic and Commercial Chief Alex Sokoloff and the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Chairman Chester Cooper  held a press conference to announce two “International Trade and Financing Seminars” to be held in Nassau and in Freeport May 22-24.  The events are co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce.

According to Mr. Sokoloff, the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) has shifted its focus from multi-million dollar deals to include a larger share of small short-to-medium term loans structured for small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s)...

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman Lends Support to the International Trade and Financing Seminar in Nassau and Freeport - May 10, 2012 - 11:24:45 AM

U.S. Embassy Nassau is proud to co-sponsor two “International Trade and Financing Seminars” hosted by The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce.  The International Trade and Financing Seminars will be held at the Sheraton Nassau Resort on Cable Beach in Nassau May 22-23 and the Pelican Bay Resort at Lucaya in Freeport May 24-25. 

The United States Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman will be a featured speaker at the Nassau event on May 22 and Freeport the event on May 24.


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