Launched in 2002, Mentoring Cayman is a youth development initiative
that has assisted more than 500 high achieving motivated high school
students to become the next generation of business and community
Leadership Cayman is a dynamic, intensive, interactive, six month
experience designed to promote and enhance community leadership through
an in-depth introduction to social, economic, business and political
issues in the Cayman Islands.
2012 has been a busy year for the Chamber of Commerce Pension Plan, with
the addition of several new, highly-experienced trustees, a new general
manager, a new look and a revamped, interactive and user friendly
website, all adding to the success of the Plan’s rebranding.
2013 Chamber Council: Front row from left, Len Jackson, Wayne Cowan, Chris Duggan, Johann Moxam, Barry Bodden. Back row from left, Wil Pineau, Paul Pearson, Katie O’Neill, Roger Ponce, David Kirkaldy. (Missing from photo: Natalie Urquhart, Alan Brady and Rory Mohammed).
The level of activity at the Chamber of Commerce in 2012 in the areas of
advocacy, membership, business, investor, visitor and government
relations, programmes, events and communications is truly amazing.
Autumn looms and Cayman contemplates the last quarter of 2012, looking
to a new year, springtime elections, and an ongoing and increasingly
heated debate of options for the country’s future.
Meet the Council
October 24, 2012
Barry Bodden is the managing Director of Island Paving (1985) Ltd., the
Islands’ leading provider for asphalt paving and road building services.
Barry also operates Island Paving (Equipment) Ltd., a heavy equipment
rentals company, and Animal House Ltd., a full line retail pet store.
It has been a long-time vision of the Chamber’s to have an online
one-stop shop scholarship and training resource for Cayman’s young
people looking for support and opportunity.
Providing an incredibly useful service for Cayman’s business
community, the Chamber’s Professional Development & Training Centre
has enhanced the skills of over 400 participants in 2012 to date, all of
whom have taken the opportunity to broaden their knowledge by attending
our training and development sessions.
TheGovernment’s Data Protection Working Group, delivers a presentation on the draft Data Protection Bill. The
presentation was sponsored by STEPPINGSTONES.
For more information please contact Tifanny Dixon-Ebanks on firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber’s Professional Development & Training Centre (PD&TC)
offers training workshops at its Government Square location all
throughout the year.
The Cayman Islands Custom Department delivered an informative
presentation on the new Customs Tariff Codes and other relevant changes
outlined in the revised Customs Tariff Law on Wednesday, 30 May, at a
Chamber’s BE INFORMED series presentation.
The Chamber established a Small Business Committee in January to
place greater emphasis on the unique issues that face member businesses
that employ fewer than 10 workers.
The Chamber of Commerce Pension Plan, which began in 1992, has grown into the pension plan of choice for over 18,000 members across the Islands, as well as a top choice for employers, with over 800 choosing the Chamber’s plan over other multi-employer plans available on Island and over US$250 million in assets.
Business and government leaders travelled on a Cayman Airways charter
flight to Panama on Monday 19 March, 2012 to further develop
relationships and to strengthen trade links that have already generated
an estimated US$20 million in trade since the first mission was
organised by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce in 2006.
Although this is our 21st Business Expo we are always listening to
our member feedback and striving to improve the whole Expo experience
for both exhibitors and attendees.
Mentoring Cayman is in its 10th year and has helped hundreds of
outstanding students connect with members of Cayman’s workforce to give
them a better idea of a particular career but also of what it means to
be part of a working environment.
Junior Achievement of the Cayman Islands is celebrating 20 years of
service to the Cayman community this year, a major milestone for any
organisation; but for one that is run by volunteers and funded through
donations it is a milestone of significant proportion.
April 18, 2012
The Careers, Education, Training & Jobs Expo held its 14th Expo on
Friday, 3 February 2012 at the new location of the University of the
Cayman Islands. There was a superb lineup of some of the best respected
local businesses, educational institutions and government departments.
The Chamber held its first BE INFORMED series of the year in January, which acted as an information session on the Cayman Enterprise City project.
For a full copy of the Annual Report complete with financials you can go online to www.caymanchamber.ky or if you’d like to find out more information about any of the following contact Roberta.email@example.com
The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) hosted its Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Thursday, 6 October. This was an opportunity to familiarise the public with the many offerings at the University College, as well as to give an update on recent developments.
For more than 46 years, the Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to promoting a positive business climate in Cayman and representing the best interests of the local commercial community.
We all know that without a strong marketing presence your business can
suffer. That is why you will often hear that it should be the last thing
you cut when times are bad. So how do you make the most of your
marketing dollar without breaking the bank?
The Chamber’s Professional Development & Training Centre has
partnered with member business Shirlaws to offer three new CEO
Workshops. For details on all courses and to register, visit www.caymanchamber.ky or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday, 27 July, 2011, all stakeholders were invited to attend a BE INFORMED session at the Chamber in celebration of the official launch of the Future of Cayman economic development initiative.
Earth Day Roadside Clean- Up is an annual Earth Day Chamber awareness event attracting hundreds of volunteers. Since 1997 the goal has been to educate members of the community about protecting and preserving the environment. 2011 Member sponsors outlined.
Members who have signed the Environmental Pledge to be committed to being environmentally responsible beyond compliance and will incorporate economically sound environmental practices include:
The Chamber of Commerce 14th Annual Earth Day Roadside Clean-Up event has come and gone since our last magazine edition, but we can’t let this extraordinary event go unacknowledged.
The Chamber’s Professional Development & Training Centre
is proud to announce the addition of Mario Ebanks, MBA, to its team of
20 July, 2011
keep the economic engine moving, businesses will be fueling up on new
customers, contacts, and industry news at Cayman’s largest and longest running
April 20, 2011
Any event that directly benefits more than 600 students and several
hundred more people looking for employment or a change or career has got
to be worth doing. The Careers, Education, Training & Jobs Expo
held its 13th Expo this year on 4 February at the Family Life Centre.
There was a superb lineup of some of the best respected local
businesses, educational institutions and government departments.
April 20, 2011
The Chamber’s Business Expo has been a staple for Cayman’s business
community for over 20 years. It is the one time a year that we can
really showcase just how far we have come as an economy.
Commissioner of Police David Baines gave an informative presentation to
Chamber members on 26 January at the first BE INFORMED presentation of
the year. The Commissioner updated the group on crime statistics and the
strategies being implemented by the RCIPS in its fight against local
The Chamber has always been a Champion of small business. Our Governors
Square location has allowed us to be more hands-on with this endeavour
and for the first time we are able to offer Business Pods for qualifying
Approximately 2,000 people turned out to see what was on offer from the
Island Companies group of stores this Christmas. They were also treated
to some great deals from supporting businesses Butterfield and Digicel,
which had plenty of giveaways and specials of its own, including a new
ipad. There were a number of door prizes on offer too for Chamber
members, including a Charrioll Bracelet, TW Steel Watch and a$500
shopping spree. Renard Moxam and Island Companies CEO, Alexandre
Tabacoff presented cheques to the NCVO, Hospice Care, Lions Club and the
Special Olympics as part of their annual gift giving to the community.
Get to know your Chamber members here...
The Cayman Islands Customs Department gave a very informative presentation at the Chamber’s fourth BE INFORMED series presentation on 27 October.
Careers Expo 2011
January 26, 2011
Talent and workforce development has never been more vital as we look to
adapt to a changing economic climate and the challenges to both
employers and employees.
The Professional Development and Training Centre has a new purpose
built facility in Governors Square, as part of the new Chamber of
Commerce & Visitors Centre. The PD&TC has been providing members
with high quality and affordable training programmes since 1995 and
this year will offer over 75 courses as it keeps pace with the demand
for time efficient, first class training, with an emphasis on value for
Meet the Council
January 26, 2011
James was born and raised in New York. He is the second of 10 children.
He has a Bachelors and Master Degree in Accounting and Finance.
On Thursday, 11 November, President Stuart Bostock launched the first
Future of Cayman Forum. Sixty men and women representing private
business associations, Government ministries, departments and statutory
authorities met to discuss the ...
Wow, what a year for the Chamber! As we look back on 2010 we can be
proud of some significant achievements. We have moved to new office
premises, we have expanded the Professional Development & Training
Centre and trained over 1,000 people, and we have launched the
Leadership Cayman programme, the BE INFORMED series and the economic
development initiative Future of Cayman Forum. We’ve been busy.
Future of Cayman
January 26, 2011
In the last issue of Chamber magazine we introduced you to the Future
of Cayman Forum economic development initiative that has been created to
start the process of adjustments and change that we must confront
holistically in this weakened economy.
For anyone interested in hosting a
Business After Hours please contact Joanne Diaz-Berry on 949.8090 ext.
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President Stuart Bostock talks with the Channel 4 interviewer at the Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Centre on Wednesday, 22 September...
Meet the Council
October 15, 2010
David started Massive Equipment Rental and Sales Ltd. in 1998 and also
operates Fireworks Limited, a display fireworks company, Safety Services
Ltd., a safety training company and Massive Media Ltd...
“We take this issue extremely seriously, as our members are continuously
telling us that one of the biggest challenges they have is recruiting
and retaining qualified staff so they can remain competitive,” says
Chamber CEO Wil Pineau.
Cayman Pharmacy Group (CPG) is the Cayman Islands largest private pharmacy group. They have three conveniently located pharmacies in Grand Cayman: West Bay Pharmacy- located in Centennial towers, Professional Pharmacy - located in Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital and Savannah Pharmacy - located in CountrySide Shopping Village. All three pharmacies carry a full line of both name brand and generic prescriptions, for your medication needs.
Having joined Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co. (Cayman) Ltd. in 2002,
Johann served in various positions including assistant manager, company
secretary and money-laundering reporting officer. He was named a
director of the board in 2006.
Most business people will view themselves as leadership material. Some
may manage large groups of staff members, some entire organisations or
companies, but what is it that makes a good leader?
As we move along in a growing society it becomes more apparent each day
that women need to slow down for a minute to assess their current place
in the professional world. They need to understand their role in being
change agents for a better society where there is more equality.
The Chamber is a driving force behind the call for a National Crime Prevention Strategy and has representation on the Government’s CCTV Task Force, the Crime Prevention Group and CrimeStoppers.
Green, Friendly, Conscious, Footprints, Eco, Environ-mental, Global Warming. These are all words that have become part of our ‘fashionista’ lifestyles.
In 2006 the Chamber commissioned an Economic Crime Survey titled Combating Economic Crime (available in the reports and publications section of the Chamber website).
The world is ever changing and with the focus on technology we must
remember that in an environment filled with emails, podcasts, social
networking and automated responses...
The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce enters its 45th year of service
in 2010 with a new board. During the Annual General Meeting held on...
In 2009, working in partnership with the membership, community groups
and associations the Chamber:
2009 has been a tough year for most and a time for reflection and
cooperation. It brought new challenges to us all but hopefully the kinds
that make us stronger and more resilient.
From its inception in 2002, Mentoring Cayman has evolved into one of
the Islands most promising youth programmes. Each year, top achieving
Year 11 high school students from both the public and private sector
are invited to participate in the programme and then carefully matched
with executive level mentors.
International trade missions are an important membership benefit and a
key strategic and economic development focus for the Chamber of
In September 2008, the Council and staff took part in a strategic
planning session, the first ever for the organisation. The Strategic
Plan identifies areas of importance to be focused on through
programmes, events, advocacy and other initiatives in the next one to