St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce and Heineken Saint Lucia Host Successful Jazz Cooldown Mixer
May 16, 2024
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On Thursday, May 16th, HeinekenSaint Lucia, in collaboration with the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Jazz Cooldown Mixer at the Heineken Social Room. The event brought together Chamber members from the southern region and other southern-based businesses for an evening of networking, celebration, and live entertainment.


The mixer began with a warm welcome from Louise Victor, Corporate Affairs Manager at Heineken Saint Lucia, setting the stage for a night of meaningful connections and engaging discussions. Heineken Saint Lucia, a longstanding member of the Chamber, has been operating on the island for 49 years, contributing significantly to the local economy and community.


Mr. Ross Gardner, President of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, delivered insightful remarks, emphasizing the Chamber's commitment to strengthening relationships with the southern business community. He highlighted the Chamber’s ongoing efforts towards achieving shared and sustainable prosperity for all its members.


Mrs. Holly Bostock, Managing Director of Heineken Saint Lucia, shared her enthusiasm for the collaboration with the Chamber and the opportunity to contribute to the vibrancy and success of the local business community.


Mr. Esli Lafeuillee, Director of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, addressed the attendees following a site visit at a neighboring business along with the Minister of Commerce. He spoke about the untapped potential in St. Lucia and the importance of collective effort in moving forward. He noted that the private sector often operates in silos and encouraged attendees to use the opportunity to network and explore potential partnerships.


Throughout the evening, attendees engaged in productive networking, sharing ideas, and exploring partnership opportunities. The atmosphere was further enlivened with live steelpan entertainment provided by Andreas, an employee of Heineken Saint Lucia, adding to the festive spirit of the event. Fun prizes were also given away, enhancing the overall experience.


The Jazz Cooldown Mixer was well attended, and saw the presence of Mr. Wayne Cumberbatch, Mayor of Vieux Fort, representatives of a number of southern-based businesses, as well as several Directors of the Chamber. It provided a platform for networking and reinforced the collaborative spirit essential for driving the local economy forward.

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Where is the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce located?
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The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture is located at Orange Park Commercial Building, 1st Floor, Bois D’Orange, Gros Islet.

Is the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce part of the government?
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While most chambers work closely with government, they are not part of government  

What are the benefits of being a member of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce?
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Advocating on behalf of members with the public sector. Increased visibility and credibility. Business training and education information sharing and networking.

What is the main purpose of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce?
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A chamber of commerce is an organization of business owners and entrepreneurs who promote the interests of their local business community. Chambers of commerce provide access to valuable resources, discounts, and relationships that help businesses save money and market their products.

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Chambers of Commerce will act to promote public policies that are in the best interest of business, in general. Specific Chambers of Commerce may also attempt to promote policies that serve specific industries or geographic locations.