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This week Business Social shares highlights from a series of activities held by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) during its recent hosting of a delegation from The Bahamas.

The group, comprising members of Bahamas’ Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) along with other members of its Trade Commission, Senate and Chamber of Commerce, met up with local stakeholders during a number of planned activities held at the JBDC’s South Camp Road offices and Incubator and Resource Centre along Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.

The activities in fostering collaboration also allowed for the sharing of best practices across groups while strengthening partnerships. This while the countries move to promote and enhance entrepreneurship, support the growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and drive the development of robust and resilient economies.

 The Bahamian delegation receiving a tour of the JBDC’s Things Jamaican™ Corporate store and shopping for local gifts and craft products on display.
(Left to Right) Mrs. Melissa Barrett, Manager, Business Advisory Services, JBDC, Ms. Valerie Veira, Chief Executive Officer, JBDC and Mr. Harold Davis, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, JBDC enjoy the introductory discussions with the group of delegates from the Bahamas.
 (Right) Ms. Judith Mckenzie, SBDC Project Analyst being attended to at the Things Jamaican™  store by Mrs. Karen Shirley-Green, Senior Sales Assistant, JBDC.
Members of the Bahamian delegation, alongside Executives and team members of the JBDC as well as members of the Ministry of Industry, Investment & Commerce (MIIC) pose for a photograph before the commencement of the knowledge exchange discussion.
(Left) Ms. Ashley Dorsett, Trade and Finance Officer, Trade Commission and Mrs. Wendy Palma Beckford, Senior Project Officer, SBDC Jamaica admire and discuss the products at the Things Jamaican™ Corporate store.
(Left to Right) Mr. Colin Porter, Manager, Technical Services, JBDC demontrates the use one of the machines in the Essential Oils Incubator to Ms. D’Krizia Bartlett, Trade Commissioner and Mr. Don Williams, Treasurer at Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Federation. 



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