Brackers hope to boost business with weekend expo

| 02/11/2010

(CNS): Competitively priced corporate retreats on Cayman Brac was just one possible business offering suggested to the business community from Grand Cayman at a trade show held at The Alexander Hotel on Friday. Speaking at the newest hotel on the Brac to twenty-six Chamber of Commerce members who travelled to the Sister Island for the first Cayman Brac Business Weekend, as well as a gathering of local residents, Sister Islands MLA Moses Kirkconnell also proposed back office support for businesses based elsewhere, the introduction of a second bank, continuing education seminars, conferences and domestic tourism to stimulate the Brac’s economy and create jobs.

Kirkconnell also noted the attractiveness of owning a retirement or second home in the crime free community.

The weekend, which included an island tour on Saturday, was hosted by the Sister Islands Tourism Association (SITA) with the help from the Chamber, especially with marketing the initiative, with the goal of developing business connections between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac and showcasing what the Brac has to offer private sector investors.

Friday evening’s event highlighted a number of local artisans and other businesses and organisations such as SITA, Cayman Brac Heritage House, local artist Conroy Ebanks, So & Sew Club, Brac & Forth, Tranquil Realty, National Trust, Heritage Designs, Department of Commerce and Investment, ERA Realty, Carib Sands Resort, Cayman Brac Power & Light, Walton’s Mango Manor/Sea Dreams Villa, Vanderbuilt Construction, Cayman Airways, Brac Reef Beach Resort, University College of the Cayman Islands and Parrot Estates.

President Stuart Bostock reiterated the Chamber’s support of SITA’s objectives and pledged a long-term coalition between the two organisations to boost the Sister Islands economy.


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