DO I REALLY NEED A NEWSLETTER FOR MY SMALL BUSINESS?

In this Issue: Agriculture Demands New Strategic Focus… say PM Golding Public Service Announcement: “Creations on Canvas!
  • IATC's Launches in February 2010
  • Jamaica’s Urgent Need for Investment in Education
  • JAMPACT 4th Quarter Networking Mixer at Negril Rhum Lounge, NYC
  • Corporate Mingle: “Networking with a Purpose!”
  • Workshop: “Discover Your Power to Create”
  • Free & Laughing … Why I Chose to Write a Blog?
  • · 3 Steps to Creating Publicity for Your Small Business
  • Postal Services Must Be Improved... Not Reduced

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AGRICULTURE DEMANDS NEW STRATEGIC FOCUS …SAYS PM GOLDING

Prime Minister Bruce Golding says that from a macro- economic standpoint, the survival of countries like Jamaica demands a new strategic focus on agriculture. Mr. Golding was speaking last night at the opening of the 5th hemispheric meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas and the 15th regular meeting of the Inter-American  Board of Agriculture. The week-long meeting at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Montego Bay, is being attended by delegates from 34 countries of the Americas. Mr. Golding said that even as we contemplate the impact of the global recession, the momentum we thought we were on, may have been disturbed and disrupted, but our response cannot be to wring our hands in despair. ‘Indeed for the very reason of that dislocation and the setback we have suffered, we should see those as a cause to redouble our efforts to build our capacity so we can secure a better quality of life for our people’. He said it is a challenge to re-energize ourselves to face the difficulties of the moment and that the need was now more compelling to improve our food security, a call made earlier in an address by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Jose Miguel Insulza and the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Dr Chelston Braithwaite. The Prime Minister said that if increased productivity and the call to grow   more of what we eat were important two years ago, they are now more commanding and compelling imperatives. He said the region had failed to utilize the natural gifts of a good supportive climate for agriculture.  The Prime Minister cited some of the challenges which may have prevented us from converting our assets which could have made us agriculture producing powerhouses and which will ensure that after the recession has receded, we can find our way to a path of sustained growth.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: “CREATIONS ON CANVAS”

The CPTC in association with the Jamaica Guild of Artists invites the public to attend “Creations on Canvas” a fabulous display of fine paintings and sculptures created by Jamaica’s best artists and sculptors at the Guild’s headquarters at Oakton House, 5-9 Hagley Park Road, Half Way Tree.  The exhibition is open from 9:00am to 5:00PM Mondays to Fridays and runs through to November 2.  All are invited and there is no charge for viewing.

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JAMAICA CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS CEREMONY & EXHIBITION LAUNCH

Jamaica Cultural invites you to "Jamaica Creative Writing Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Launch" on Thursday, November 5 at 6:00pm. At the Rex Nettleford Hall UWI Mona To see more details and RSVP, Click Here

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IATC's LAUNCH IN FEBRUARY 2010

I AM THE CHANGE (IATC) is scheduled to be officially launched in February 2010., according to President Winston “Bello” Bell. “We hope to launch the group at a fundraising dinner and dance in February 2010 dubbed, IN LOVE WITH JAMAICA,” he said in a dispatch to members via its FaceBook network. It is being billed as a “pre-Valentine’s affair” and promises to be great fun. “Put this in your calendar of events and insist on yourself to be there,” he urges.

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JAMAICA’S URGENT NEED FOR INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION

Social & Economic Alliance for Development (SEAD) will present the third in the Invest in Solutions Series, to feature a discussion on Jamaica’s Urgent Need for Investment in Education, Thursday, October 29, 2009 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, 81 Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston, starting at 6:00 p.m. The panelists for this Discussion Topic include:
  • Ms. Grazell Howard: Vice President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, National AIDS Policy Advisor, Advisor to a number of Governors/Senators and CEO of the Libra Group). Topic: Urgent Need for Investment in Education
  • Senator Basil Waite: Opposition Spokesperson on Education. Topic: Urgent Policy Changes which the Government should advance in order to increase the investment in Education
  • Mr. Winston Adams: Chairman – University College of the Caribbean. Topic: The challenges being faced at this time in the education sector as well as the opportunities presently available for private investment in education.
If you are unable to attend, Uru Multimedia will stream the Sead's Education Forum on the Social & Economic Alliance for Development website, http://www.facebook.com/l/daeea;www.seadjamaica.com on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 6:00pm. If for any reason you are unable to join us @ The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, George William Gorden Suite at that time. Sign up at http://www.facebook.com/l/daeea;www.seadjamaica.com to view stream. Contact information: Email: jnixon@seadjamaica.com; Tel: (876) 527-2878. What Is SEAD? SEAD is a non-political, not-for-profit organization comprised of concerned young professional Jamaicans dedicated to the advancement of ideas and theories that will assist in improving the country's socioeconomic policies and practical implementations to advance the well being of all Jamaican citizen.

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JAMPACT 4TH QUARTER NETWORKING MIXER at NEGRIL RHUM LOUNGE

This is just a reminder if you haven't send over your RSVP for the Fourth Quarter Networking Mixer today Negril Rhum Lounge, 70 W. 3rd Street (Bet Thompson & LaGuardia, NYC. The event is Free but we are asking for a $10 donation to support our Adopt-A-School Program. Also, if you have school supplies PLEASE bring them with you :-) Pens Pencils Erasers Folders Paper Clips... Whatever you have!! Time: 6pm to 11pm FREE/NO COVER FOR MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS!! HOSTED BY: CARIBBEAN PROFESSIONAL... SYNERGY NETWORK JAMPACT, JAMAICA IMPACT, INC: http://www.facebook.com/l/daeea;www.jampact.org http://www.facebook.com/l/daeea;WHEREITZAT.COM RSVP REQUIRED TO ATTEND: membership@jampact.org

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CORPORATE MINGLE: “NETWORKING WITH A PURPOSE!”

Madam C.J. Walker, creator of a popular line of African-American hair care products and America's first black female millionaire, will be a main feature at this Friday’s Corporate Mingle “Networking with a purpose" party-mixer:
  • Host: WEALTH Magazine
  • Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Friction Lounge, Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10.
Description: Come network and have cocktails with some of the island's top business personalities, entrepreneurs, entertainment insiders and more monthly at the Fiction Lounge, Constant Spring Road, beginning Friday, October 30 at 6 p.m. This month, a leader in the Insurance field will speak for 15 minutes, giving you the 'must-knows' of making it to the top of your field. To kick things off, come and listen to key business tips about "Insuring your business".

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WORKSHOP: “DISCOVER YOUR POWER TO CREATE”

The prosperity workshop, set to unleash the money within you, is set for Saturday, November 21-22, 2009 at the Wexford Court Hotel in Montego Bay. Start time is 9:00 a.m. Click here to see more details and RSVP

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REE & LAUGHING… WHY I CHOSE TO WRITE A BLLOG?

Marguerite discloses her motivation for writing her Free & Laughing blog. Here's why she started, and continue to write her blog: http://www.facebook.com/l/daeea;freeandlaughing.com/?p=693

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3 STEPS TO CREATING PUBLICITY FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Put yourself and your business in the spotlight!  What’s the point of launching your business without letting everyone know about it? This is like throwing a party but not sending out any invitations. By spreading the word and creating a little buzz about your grand debut, you will get your business off to a stellar start. The fact is that famous is as famous does, and the famous get known through publicity. Want to read more about the positive impact publicity can have on your business? Follow this link: Three Steps to Generating Publicity for Your News Business

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POSTAL SERVICES MUST BE IMPROVED… NOT REDUCED

Government is reviewing the viability of its postal outlets without reducing the vital services that they provide for rural residents. This assurance was given by Minister with responsibility for information, telecommunications and special projects in the Office of the Prime Minister, Daryl Vaz after visiting the Moneague Post Office and the Rio Hoe Postal Agency in St Ann recently. The Minister said that the government was considering joint ventures with the private sector to ensure that all postal outlets remain open. He said that many of the agencies are on government-owned land in good locations in towns and districts and the imperative was to build on this legacy and partner with compatible commercial interests and keep the services available to people. Senior members from the Postal Corporation who participated in the visit, advised the Minister that the Rio Hoe agency, which was built by the community in 2003, needed repairs to the slab roof to correct leaks. The Agency also needed to have a secure revenue stream to cover the cost of utilities. The Moneague Post Office, however, requires a complete development plan, demolition and reconstruction. Minister Vaz praised the staff of the Postal Corporation for the work that they continue to do under less than ideal circumstances and assured them that he would review how the situation could be improved in the shortest possible time. Member of Parliament for South East St Ann, Lisa Hanna and Councillor for the Moneague Division, Lloyd Garrick hosted the Minister and his team during their visit.

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DO I REALLY NEED A NEWSLETTER FOR  MY SMALL BUSINESS?

Here’s what I believe: Every Business Needs a Newsletter. No excuses. Even funeral homes to have a need! Here are 5 reasons why: Do I really Need a Newsletter for My Business?

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