Atlanta’s Jamaican Chamber of Commerce host Inaugural Luncheon

The city of Atlanta is known for its networking events and professional organizations.  The new Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta has not disappointed its members and potential community partners. On Wednesday October 29, 2014, the Chamber (Jam Cham) hosted an elegant and professional luncheon at Chef Robs Caribbean Cafe VIP suite.  The special luncheon included members of the press, representatives from the office of the Governor of Georgia, local and international dignitaries.

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The event allowed business professionals from the metro area to connect, network, and learn more about the new organization.  There were many special guests from the island of Jamaica, including the Consul General to Miami Franz Hall, who serves as a liaison for  the southern region of the United States.

The guest list  included a Who’s Who in government, business, and community. In attendance were; Honorary Consul  General of Jamaica of Atlanta, Mrs. Jewel Scott Esq., Hon. Arnaldo Brown, Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (JA), Hon. Franz Hall, Jamaican Consul General to Miami, Mr. Lloyd Wilks, Director, Diaspora and Consular Department, Min of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade,Miss Keisha Livermore, Head of Office, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Mrs. Rukiya Brown, Project Assistant, IOM.

The Chamber’s initiative to connect with the city of Atlanta, has proven to be a success. Many city representatives also attended the inaugural event, including Daryl Jordan-State Representative, Senator Gail Davenport , Abdul Salaam-Former State Representative, Synamon Baldwin -President of the Clayton County NAACP ,Grant M. Wainscott, Director of Economic Development and International Trade, Atlanta Airport Authority-Alrene Barr, Caribbean Sports & Social Club-Evan Robinson,Future Movement Radio-Pat Bacchus, Queens Alumnae Atlanta Chapter-Leslyn Weeks, Dr. Chris Parker, Dr. Erskine Dr. Erskine, AJA Diaspora Representative Winston Rubie, Caribbean‐American Advancement Foundation, Inc-Courtney McFarlane, Clarke, Glaves‐Innis and Associates Georgetta Glaves‐Innis, Dr. Elaine Bryan & Spouse Elaine Bryan.

Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta (JamCham) President Dr. Janice Barrow, and Chairman Dr. David Panton, hosted the special event. The success of this event highlights the great possibilities for  continuous growth of the professional Caribbean-American community. Many in attendance remarked about the future of the new Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, and its commitment to ACCESS, VOICE, and EMPOWERMENT.

Learn more about the JAMCHAM:http://www.jamaicanchamberatlanta.com/