Scotiabank has signed a partnership with the Cayman Islands Tourism Association to help sponsor the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Taste of Cayman Food and Wine Festival later this month.
Scotiabank has endorsed the event as a bronze sponsor and will be working with the tourism association to introduce a new Scotiabank Lounge, where guests will be able to enjoy delectable delights in a comfortable and luxurious environment.
Taste of Cayman is scheduled for 26 January at Camana Bay and is slated to include a number of exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, live cultural demonstrations and a fun photo booth to give patrons a stylish and tasteful experience.
“We are pleased to be a sponsor of the Taste of Cayman Food and Wine Festival 2013, as we believe this is an ideal opportunity for us to demonstrate our support to the country’s local culture and lifestyle; and particularly activities like these which showcase our country’s ability to stage world class events,” said Sarah Hobbs, head of Scotia Private Client Group – Cayman. “Taste of Cayman is now well known regionally as an A-rated culinary escape featuring several high ranking local restaurateurs and has become a major tourist attraction.”
Ms Hobbs added that the Scotiabank Seating Lounge at this year’s event will allow the bank and the tourism association to partner to ensure the guests enjoy their experience from start to finish.
“We support the mission to ensure that the Taste of Cayman is of the highest standard not just in the culinary delights, but in comfort and style,” she said. “It’s the 25th anniversary of the event and the Scotiabank Lounge is a brand new idea being introduced to offer guests a chance to enjoy their fare in a high style and in a relaxed environment. The Scotiabank team will also be there to engage patrons and give them an opportunity to interact with our brand, so they end their evening with great memories.”
Scotiabank’s Small Business Banking Unit will also be working with the tourism assocation and its vendors and exhibitors to explore opportunities to grow their businesses.
Shannon Sylvestre, small business banking manager at Scotiabank, said the bank will be working with the entrepreneurs at the festival to explore ways to grow their business.
“We are committed to finding the opportunities to help our local small businesses succeed,” she said. “Our sponsorship of the Taste of Cayman comes as we assert our position as a one of the leading banks that finance small businesses. More importantly, we have been focused on providing these business owners with the resources and development tools to groom them into even more successful entrepreneurs.”