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Premier to address members on 28th January

2020 was an unprecedented and unpredictable year with our individual and collective resilience being tested like never before. Cayman businesses have made enormous sacrifices to keep our community safe and unfortunately this has come at great cost with many working hard to stay open and keep staff employed.

During this time of uncertainty, the Chamber provided accurate information, relevant guidance, and increased support, not just for our member businesses but also for the wider community. We will review our COVID-19 response work with you at the upcoming AGM and membership appreciation event on Thursday, 28th January at 3 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman.

We are proud to have supported our members as you adjusted your operations to remain resilient during the crisis and provided continuity where possible for your employees and customers. Businesses and organisation had to learn to quickly adapt to frequently changing regulations and alert levels, had to embrace remote and flexible working, and had to find ways to revise business models and come up with different strategies to remain relevant and sustainable.

Despite the pandemic challenges, some tremendous work has been achieved. The Economic Forum , in partnership with the Ministry of Finance was held as a fully online event in August with record attendance.  The launch of our Member Perks programme provided members with a range of promotional opportunities. Leadership Cayman completed the 2020 programme after the lockdown and a record number of applicants applied for the 2021 class. Earth Day clean up was rescheduled and featured the new Cayman CLEAN initiative with the distribution of trash receptacles in public locations. The annual Chamber Golf Classic attracted more than 100 golfers who helped to raise funds for the Chamber and various causes in our community.

2021 is going to be another challenging year for many businesses. We will continue to assist in any way we can, to ensure your success and survival as we plan to reopen our borders and welcome visitors safely and securely.

Members are urged to fully utilise our programmes and services whether that’s professional development through the Chamber Training Centre, affordable promotional tools exclusive to our members through Member Perks, or getting involved in our advocacy plan and agenda.

The Chamber Council meets regularly with Government and elected leaders and we share your concerns and issues. We can only do this when we receive your feedback. Send us regular updates about any matter that concerns your business.

We look forward to seeing you at the Member Appreciation and annual meeting to elect new leaders to the Council on Thursday, 28th January at 3 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman.  This is  member only event and registration is mandatory. Premier the Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP will be our guest speaker.  President Foster will deliver the Chamber’s annual report and will announce the Chamber Champions for 2020.  Treasurer Colin Robinson will present highlights of the 2020 financial year and will table the 2019 financial statements.  Incoming President, Mike Gibbs, will deliver his first address as President and will outline some of the key areas of focus and activities for 2021.

Thank you for your support. Let’s work together to support, promote and collaborate so that we can continue to build a better Cayman for us all that we can all be proud of.