BCCEC Elects New Chairman and Board at AGM
- Apr 29, 2012 - 5:23:40 PM
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.
BCCEC is the successor organisation of the recently merged Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce and the Bahamas Employers Confederation. The
organisation is the voice and the business community and employers..
BCCEC presents, Turning No into Yes Sales Training with Kim Welcome
- Apr 26, 2012 - 7:53:36 AM
You asked for it, well its here!
May 2nd, 2012.
Our current economic environment creates new challenges for sales
professionals. Prospective buyers are a bit more discriminating in the way they
spend their money. However, they are spending nonetheless. This workshop is to
provide the tools salespeople need to become the buyer’s choice.
Through specific guidelines, exercises and role play participants in this
workshop will learn sales skills that can be immediately implemented in their
work environment. Each aspect of the sales process is explained and
demonstrated. Participants will also be equipped to anticipate and overcome
resistance to the sale...
Bahamas Chamber President Tours the New Container Port
- Mar 22, 2012 - 3:52:00 PM
Bahamas - Winston Rolle, president, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce (L)
toured the new container port at Arawak Cay to update his organization
on the progress of the developments there. He said he enjoyed the tour,
and expressed pleasure at the progress was brought up to date on what
has been going on in the shipping sector these past three years and Mike
informed him about the tariff charges.
Leading the tour was Mike
Maura, CEO, Arawak Port Development (APD), developers, owners and
operators of the facility in which 11,000 Bahamians recently acquired
shares. Mr Maura briefed the Chamber president on the state-of-the-art
complex, which facilitates general cargo, bulk and break-bulk
Managerial Leadership Program with Mark Turnquest
- Mar 8, 2012 - 12:20:00 PM
“Innovative, easy - to - understand & practical”
Bahamas - Managerial leadership is a “Business Management Program”
that develops Departmental Managers into better leaders and vice versa;
and to accomplish shared goals by planning, organizing, leading and
controlling resource (simultaneous) in an effective and efficient
manner. This session will be Facilitated by Mr. Mark Turnquest on
March 9th, 2012 at 9am-4pm. Venue: The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce.
After training is
completed, participants are required (based on their job positions) to
set “Smart” (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Rewarding, Time-oriented)
goals, develop a team, make decisions, solve problems, communicate
Compete Caribbean Challenge Fund Launch, March 13th
- Mar 8, 2012 - 12:07:35 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation would like to
invite interested firms to attend the launch of the Compete Caribbean
Enterprise Innovation Challenge Fund.
The fund is Compete
Caribbean’s mechanism to support firms that want to innovate, create new
products and export to new markets. All CARIFORUM registered firms,
through a competitive process, have an opportunity to access grant
resources of up to US$500,000 through either the Support to Cluster
Initiatives (SCI) or Direct Firm Support (DFS) window.
The Compete Caribbean program is a new
and innovative approach to private...
(Photos) Bahama Junior Achievement Conference underway
- Feb 29, 2012 - 11:27:30 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
CEO and President of Globals, Inc., Mr. Suhas Gopinath speaks
during the Opening Ceremony for Bahamajac Conference 2012, at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, on February 27th, 2012.
Mr. Gopinath, who is still in his 20's, was recognised as the world's youngest entrepreneur by CNBC and e-Business after he
launched a web site at the age of 14, and incorporated his company the same year.
Junior Achievement (JA)
is a non-profit Organization that caters to over 9.5 million students in
over 110 countries, worldwide...
The Chamber Institute presents: Time Management & Effective Meetings
- Feb 27, 2012 - 9:01:49 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Not enough hours in your work day?
Getting a sense that you’re not maximizing your time?
What about the productivity of your meetings and staff briefings?
Are you getting the results you want from your team members?
Seriously, let us help you resolve these and more issues.
The Chamber Institute has created a
practical and skills based training for managers who need to enhance
their time management and meeting and presentation skills. This half-day
interactive program with master trainer Kaylus Horton will allow each
participant the opportunity to engage in the material through
Exciting and Transformational Chamber Institute Training Available
- Feb 6, 2012 - 5:00:19 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - If
your supervisors and managers are leading without strong finance,
banking and accounting skills, then ‘Finance for Non-Financial Managers’
(level 1) is a workshop they must attend. This session at the Chamber
is scheduled for
Tuesday February 7th, 2012 from 9am to 1pm. Clayton
Gardiner CPA & Accounting Trainer will share the basic fundamentals
of financial recording keeping, utilizing introductory accounting
principles. Participants will walk away with greater proficiency in
reading, creating, analysing Balance Sheets, Profit and Loss statements,
Cash Flow Statements and many more. You cannot improve your bottom
line, if everyone is not paying attention to the financial records...
Bahamas Chamber presents, Vision-Mission-Values Retreat
- Jan 31, 2012 - 1:10:57 PM
Re-Align for Productivity; Igniting and Inspiring Your Team toward Shared Success
This retreat will illustrate
how organizational development and transformation can be creatively and
systematically achieved through seven (7) proven principles adopted by
companies who are among the leading benchmarks in their sector and
The workshop will be held on
February 1st, 2012 and will be led by The Bahamas Weekly columnist, Kaylus Horton...
Managing Emotions in the Workplace, January 17th Workshop
- Jan 16, 2012 - 12:59:08 PM
“Human Beings Are Emotional Creatures First, Rational Creatures Second.” David Julio Wang.
Emotions are a part of
our everyday existence; they are the seedlings of our behavior.
Research suggests that all decisions originate in emotions. How we feel
affects our state-of-mind, our
performance, health and energy. Considering the influence that our
emotions have on the selection and quality of our actions, there is a
critical need for emotions to be managed.
Large or small, organizations are
emotional places, using various emotional strategies to motivate
employees’ performance and increase personal job-satisfaction. Emotions
do not just effect organizations...
Bahamas Chamber Christmas Mix and Mingle, December 12th
- Dec 12, 2011 - 4:50:23 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
and Employers Confederation will be hosting a Corporate Mix and Mingle
Monday, December 12th, 2011 at Mario’s Bowling Palace commencing at 6:30PM.
This event is being co-sponsored by BTC, Burns House and M-BUX and
should be a fun event to set the stage for the holiday season.
As the primary sponsor for the
event, BTC will be using the event as a part of their 4G launch and will
have numerous 4G prizes and surprises to give away. Additionally,
everyone in attendance will receive an M-BUX Debit Card..
Branding, Packaging and Visual Merchandising
- Dec 6, 2011 - 12:06:11 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation will be
offering a one day workshop on Branding, Packaging and Visual
Merchandising. This event is being offered under the FINPYME Export Plus
program administered by the BCCEC on behalf of the Inter-American
Investment Corporation, a division of the Inter-American Development
This event will be limited to a maximum of forty (40)
and seats will be on a first come first served basis. A nominal fee of
$20 will be charged to cover expenses as the event is partially subsided
by the IIC....
Increase Your Power to Influence
- Nov 21, 2011 - 11:38:24 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Today’s leader is required to have a myriad of skills and qualities
to drive their success in a complex marketplace. It is important that
leaders have a clear understanding of their leadership strengths and
core values in order to leverage and promote their unique brand of
leadership in their circles of influence. No one wants to be branded a
weak, ineffective leader, nor an overbearing, harsh one. Find the
balance in this provocative, enlightening workshop.
supervisors and team leaders will become more effective, better able to
direct outcomes and create buy-in if they increase their ability to
Paradigm Shift in Service Culture, November 10th
- Nov 8, 2011 - 10:43:05 AM
Can your customer service standards improve? Can your employees
do a little more in creating loyal customers? Do you need to improve
Everyone’s answer to all of the
questions posted above is a resounding YES! We all know that a greater
focus on service will result in greater returns for our businesses and
added value to our customers, but are we prepared to do what it takes?
half day workshop with leaders who impact service is designed to
provide participants with the focus and tools they need to strategically
shift the service paradigm. The program focuses on a number of critical
and relevant topics...
Microsoft Office Certification Training Launched
- Oct 17, 2011 - 10:09:06 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Federation presents Big Bang
Fall Training…No More Business as Usual! Stop putting off enhancing your
computer skills! Remain current with a
live tutorial walk through of the latest versions of Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
Keshelle Kerr, CEO and President
of Creative Wealth Management and Licensed Microsoft Trainer and
examiner will in a non threatening environment walk participants
through two (2) half days sessions of basic proficiency in four (4)
critical business programs. This initial series of technical training
BCCEC Launches NEW Human Relations and Labour Help Desk
- Oct 12, 2011 - 10:03:22 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce & Employers Confederation (BCCEC)
announced the introduction of a new service for members and small,
medium and large businesses in Corporate Bahamas: The BCCEC Human
Resource & Labour Help Desk, on September 21, 2011.
calling the BCCEC Help Desk at 242 322-2145 or 242 322-3320, members can
request the assistance of a Human Resource Consultant to assess varying
aspects of their Talent Management business at greatly reduced rates.
Some of these areas include: sourcing and recruitment, compensation...
Participate in the Economic Crime Survey
- Sep 22, 2011 - 4:07:54 PM
Economic crime continues to be a serious issue affecting
organisations worldwide with no industry immune.
The results of the 2011 Economic Crime Survey sponsored by
the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and KRyS Global will allow us to assess
corporate attitudes towards economic crime and help organisations understand
and explore the trend behind criminal activity.
Your co-operation will play a key role in establishing the
extent of economic crime in the Bahamas and help to understand what steps
organisations can take to detect and prevent fraud...
The ART of Handling Complaints: Service Recovery
- Sep 2, 2011 - 9:35:40 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Companies who fail to pay attention to resolving customer service issues
immediately find that nearly a quarter of their business has been
shoveled to the competition. Here is your opportunity to do something
about this. The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce presents a training session on
Tuesday, September 6th.
Cherrylee Pinder of
CP Consultants a master trainer and counseling professional will take
your employees through the most exciting and practical service recovery
training program corporate Bahamas has ever seen. The training explores
the root of service issues, perceptions of the customer and employee in
problematic situations, researched effects of the ‘lost customer
syndrome’, steps to service recovery and creating a culture of
excellence that impedes future service recovery challenges.
Dynamics of Teamwork: One Team: One Prize
- Aug 16, 2011 - 10:29:45 AM
Chamber Institute has been reenergized to more adequately meet the
Training & Human Resource needs of all of our business partners. We
are in the process of identifying the finest local and international
training resources for the Institute and the Chamber membership to
advance growth and development.
day session is geared at strengthening your TEAM performance. One Team:
One Prize is an exciting and active learning teambuilding program which
helps your employees work more cohesively with their co-workers in
achieving the team goal. It helps them identify and eradicate the
barriers adversely affecting team success...
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce to host Arawak Port Development Information Session
- Aug 7, 2011 - 11:14:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Arawak
Cay Development (APD) will host an information session and luncheon about
new port at Arawak Cay. This event, scheduled for
Wednesday, August 10,
12:30pm, at the Sheraton Cable Beach Convention Centre, will feature
presentations by APD’s all-Bahamian executive team.
Michael Maura Jr, CEO; Dion Bethell, CFO; and Rudy Levarity,
Facility and Operations Manager, will reveal details of the operation, and the
historic, bottom-up IPO which will allow
the general public to own shares in this landmark initiative. Charles Klonaris,
Chairman, Downtown Nassau Partnership, will also be on hand to explain the
significance of relocating commercial port activities from Bay Street.