(left to right): Candace Russell (Vice President and Professional Development Director of RotaractClub of East Nassau), Keshelle Davis (Executive Director of the Chamber Institute), Chavara Eneas (President of Chiccharney Farms), Mervin Sweeting (CEO of Switcha), Atario Mitchell (President of Bahamas Striping), and Ralpha Moxey (President of Rotaract Club of East Nassau).
Nassau, Bahamas –
On January 27, 2016 at The Nassau Yacht Club, The Rotaract Club of East Nassau
hosted its Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion, “Entrepreneurship:
From Ideas to Success!”, under the directorship of Vice President & Professional
Development Director Candace Russell, Fundraising Director Cristobal Gomez, and
President Ralpha Moxey. The moderator of the event was Tristan Beneby (Triart
Media), who streamlined the evening and mediated the topics discussed. The
guest panelists included Mr. Atario Mitchell (President of Bahamas Striping), Mrs.
Chavara Eneas (President of Chiccharney Farms), Mr. Mervin Sweeting (CEO of
Switcha), and Mrs. Keshelle Davis (Executive Director of the Chamber Institute).
Each panelist brought a different perspective on how they
started their businesses and turned their ideas into success. Talking points
focused on how the panelists funded their business, what factors in The Bahamas
encourage entrepreneurship, and difficult decisions they had to make on behalf
of the business. The audience was also interacted with the panelists during a
lively Q&A session. Raffle prizes included gift certificates and a grand
prize of a complimentary service package from StartUp Bahamas for logo design,
business cards and consultation on starting a business.
President Ralpha Moxey and Vice President Candace Russell
were very pleased with the event’s turnout and feedback. Approximately 150
persons attended the event, the event’s biggest turnout to date. They both
shared that the public should look out for the Fifth Annual event next year and
thanked everyone for their continued support.
This event was co-hosted by Bahamas Medical Center. Platinum
sponsors were Generali Worldwide, Island Living Real Estate, Nassau Tile, Scotiabank,
and NUA Insurance Agents & Brokers. Gold sponsors were Bahamas Waste, CBS
Bahamas, Bahamas Wholesale Agencies (Herr’s), and Bahamas Realty.
The Rotaract Club of East Nassau meets twice a
month on Monday evenings at Lifestyles Bar & Lounge/ Bacardi Bar (East
& Bay Streets). Fellowship begins at 6:00 pm and meetings begin at 6:30 pm.
Rotaract is a service based organization for young professionals aged 18 to 30.
Rotaract East Nassau is sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Nassau, and is a
member of Rotary International which consists of over 9,000 clubs and 200,000
members. Rotaract is focused on providing service for its local community,
professional development for its members and support for the international