Eleuthera outlook to feature Business Licence workshop

WITH the Minister of Public Works as principal speaker, the sixth Eluethera Business Outlook conference will feature a workshop by the Department of Inland Revenue on the new Business Licence format.

The conference, to be held on Thursday, April 26, at Valentine's Residences, Resort & Marina on Harbour Island, will show Eleuthera businesses how to take exploit the speed and ease of the Government's new process.

To be held under the theme, Creating a world class Eleuthera, Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, the Outlook will feature presentations from leaders, developers, businesspersons and tourism and promotion board representatives.

Besides Desmond Bannister, who will deliver the keynote address, other speakers include: Howard Rickey Mackey, MP for North Eleuthera; Thomas A Sands, president, Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce, and chief executive/director Rock Sound Properties (1976); Erma Carey; treasurer and corporate secretary, Eleuthera Properties Ltd; Dean Spychalla, managing director, Valentine's Residences, Resort & Marina, and president, Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board; Ryan Pinder, partner, Graham, Thompson & Co; Senator Clay Sweeting, owner, Tees R Us; Chuck Pinder, councillor, the Spanish Wells local government board; Andre Knowles, chief commercial officer, BTC; and Michelle Natasha Evans, private sector analyst, IDB. Moderating will be Kerry Fountain, executive director, Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board.

Joan Albury, president of the TCL Group, and developer and chief organiser of the 26-year old Business Outlook Series, said: "From its inception, the goal of the Business Outlook Series has always been to bring greater awareness to the challenges and opportunities for developing business and, consequently, for contributing to building the Bahamas as a whole.

"We have started to add workshops to each Outlook that will assist Bahamians in acquiring the know-how to take advantage of new opportunities. or more successfully confront existing challenges.

"This year, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the experts the 'ins and outs' of the new Business Licence programme in order to take advantage of the processing ease and speed which it affords them. In 2017, we launched this aspect of our programme with workshops on using social media to advantage."

Those wishing to register for the sixth annual Eleuthera, Harbour Island and Spanish Wells Business Outlook can do so online at www.tclevents.com