Holders Hill SDA helps community businesses "Thrive"
Barbados, October 23, 2022 - The Holders Hill SDA (HHSDA) church continued their efforts to help their neighbouring community to "Thrive" by hosting another small business development and networking event at the Desmond Haynes Sports Complex in Holders Hill, St. James. Each year's Thrive event features presentations to help small business owners and a pitch competition to hone their skills in presenting their business with confidence.
This year's event was hosted by Ms. Natalie Garraway who welcomed all guests including Mr. Ronnie Yearwood, President of the Democratic Labour Party and Pastor Dayle Haynes, Personal Ministries Director of the East Caribbean Conference.
During her presentation, Ms. Estwick highlighted the main purposes of packaging and provided advice on the various types of packaging that provides product protection, transportation, information and brand promotion. While sharing advice on low cost packaging options the audience was encouraged to consider our environment. Ms. Estwick stated: "In our island we are affected by climate change so we really should be thinking about how to be conscious about the packaging and the waste that we are generating and what it is doing for the environment". The entire presentation can be viewed on the Holders Hill SDA YouTube channel.
Ms. Gwendelyn Bostic, Owner, Beyond Bubbles, emerged as the first prize winner of the pitch competition for the excellent promotion of her skin care line of products. She received a prize of $400. Lynette Phoenix-Walcott and Leandra Payne-Eastmond tied on points for second and third place. They shared the prizes of a virtual fitness training programme from "Sweat By Dre" and a gift of decorative throw cushions from Jash Creations Blessings.