Island Companies kicked off the Christmas season with a Business After Hours open house on Cardinall Avenue last week, with a huge crowd in attendance.
This year marks 35 years of business for Island Companies, whose Christmas-time Business After Hours is usually the kick off to the holiday season for most businesses.
The firm’s founder, Renard Moxam, told the crowd that he was pleased that Butterfield Bank and Digicel joined in the event this year, adding that such friendships and partnerships are what business and life are all about.
Attendees enjoyed food and refreshments while shopping, picking up specials and deals of all kinds.
The names of visitors who spent at least $100 were entered in a draw for a chance to win $1,000 and a Blackberry smart phone. The promotion, called “shop and win” runs through 24 December and will pay out $20,000 during that time, as well as enter individuals for a chance to win a Mini Cooper, which will be presented at the Taste of Cayman next year.
The event was also carried live on all four DMS stations and Cayman 27, enabling people at home to win cash prizes, shopping sprees, watches and pendants from home. Also, donations of $1,000 each were made to Hospice Care, the Lions Club, the National Council of Voluntary Organisations and the Special Olympics on the night, a practice that Island Companies Marketing Manager Rich Dyer said was in keeping with the firm’s Business After Hours tradition.
“… It is our way of giving back and meeting with the people, and has definitely grown over the years,” he said of the event. “We were very happy with the all aspects of the evening.”