The Blog Enterprise, Issue #20

In This Week's Issue:
  • Young Entrepreneurs Explore Importance of Stock Exchange
  • Dress for Success Founder to Visit Jamaica Next Month
  • YEP Budget Remains Unchanged
  • U.S. Classic Film Festival
  • I Am That Change
  • Submission

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS EXPLORE IMPORTANCE OF STOCK EXCHANGE The Young Entrepreneurs Association is scheduled to host its first President’s Round Table to facilitate discussion on the importance of the Jamaica Junior Stock Exchange and its potential benefit to young entrepreneurs, September 23, 2009 at the Mona Visitor’s Lodge & Conference Centre at 6:00 p.m. “Go Public! Jamaica Junior Stock Exchange & the Young Entrepreneur: ‘The Route to Long Term Growth and Sustainability’” is the topic on which the discussion will centered.  “This event will be a great help in charting our road to success in business,” said Janelle Pantry in a notice sent out via Facebook. Guest speakers presenters will be entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Life of Jamaica, now Sagicor Life Jamaica, the  Hon. R. Danny Williams, and Investment Banker, Managing Director of NCB Capital Markets, and Deputy Chairman of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, , Chris Williams. For Further Information, please contact Camille Mighty, Administrator, Young Entrepreneurs Association, at 2A Ruthven Road, Kingston 10. Tel.: 926-6762 ext. 248, Mobile: 352-6606, Fax: 968-4576, Website:www.yeajamaica.com.

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS FOUNDER TO VISIT JAMAICA NEXT MONTH The Canadian Women's Club of Jamaica, a non-profit organization which has been in existence for over 60 years, will have as guest speaker at its October 1 meeting Charmaine Dawkins, Founder of Dress for Success Jamaica (http://www.dressforsuccess.org/jamaica), which seeks to promote economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. To help this cause, CWC’s members and the public are being asked to donate clothing, shoes or accessories such as handbags and jewellery. Dress for Success is a World Wide organisation with 80 locations across the world. Its mission is to promote the economic independence for disadvantaged women  by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. If you would like to volunteer with or get the latest news and notices of Dress for Success Jamaica - send an e-mail to jamaica@dresssforsuccess.org.

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YEP BUDGET REMAINS UNCHANGED The J$200 million allocated to the Young Entrepreneurs Programme (YEP) has not been affected by the cuts in the Budget. The Development Bank of Jamaica has requested a tranche of $100 M from the Ministry of Finance as a first draw down on the amount allocated. The budget for the programme remains at the J$200 million, that was originally allocated, according to a news release from the Office of the Prime Minister.

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U.S. CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL “To Kill a Mockingbird” – the 1962 film directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Robert Duvall, and which is based on a based on the novel by Harper Lee, kicked off the much anticipated U.S. Classic Film Festival  hosted by the U.S. Embassy. According to Emma Lewis, one of a of five U.S.-produced classic films will be shown every Tuesday until October 13 at the Kingston & St. Andrew Parish Library, 2 Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston 5, starting at 6:00 p.m. Admission is FREE! The schedule of film festival is as follows: September 15:  “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962): Director Robert Mulligan.  Starring Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Robert Duvall.   Based on the novel by Harper Lee. September 22:  “Lilies of the Field” (1963): Director Ralph Nelson.  Starring Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala. Based on the novel by William Edmund Barrett. September 29:  “The Wizard of Oz” (1939): Director Victor Fleming.  Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum. October 6:  “Gone with the Wind” (1939): Director Victor Fleming.  Starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard.  Based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell. October 13: “A Patch of Blue” (1965): Director Guy Green.  Starring Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Hartman, Shelley Winters. Based on the novel “Be Ready with Bells and Drums” by Elizabeth Kata.

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I AM THAT CHANGE “I Am The Change”, a newly formed non-profit organisation being spearheaded by comic relief icon Winston ‘Bello’ Bell, is scheduled to have its fourth in a series of planning meetings for its "Run A Boat Tour", Monday, September 21 at 6 p.m. at a venue to be announced. To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://bit.ly/aC08H.

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SUBMISSIONS The Blog Enterprise!  Promoting You, Promoting Your Business! The Blog Enterprise (http://whytehallcommunications.wordpress.com) is an online publication that publishes the latest Jamaican small business news, information, profiles, and industry trends. It is published every Monday by multi-award-winning Caribbean journalist, copywriter and blogger, Delroy A. Whyte-Hall, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief. You are invited to send your submissions (notices, news releases, profiles, or any other small business related information) to: enterpriseblog@aol.com.

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