The lawns of the Royal Pavilion at Half Moon, a Rock Resort, in Montego Bay, created a welcoming ambience for the Monday Club's recent get-together.
Financial giant National Commercial Bank (NCB) was taking its annual turn to stage the Monday Club, a monthly calendar event which has become quite popular among Montego Bay businessmen.
This year is symbolic in more ways than one for NCB, as it is celebrating its 175th year of banking in Jamaica, and simultaneously celebrating Jamaica's 50th year of independence.
As guests stro-lled into the hallway of the Royal Pavilion, they affixed their signatures tothe white-ruled pages clipped inside the black, leather guestbook - a testament that 'I was here'.
In keeping with its tradition of quality, each guest was handed a black velvet sack with a Jamaica 50 pin as keepsake and NCB's appreciation to all who came out to mingle.
"This is a mark of our commitment to Jamaica for the past 175 years and we are looking towards another milestone and beyond, said Chris Vendryes, senior marketing officer, NCB.
Steven Gooden, deputy CEO, NCB Capital Markets, said it was important for NCB to continue to play an integral role in hosting the Monday Club, as there was a lot of wealth to be managed in Montego Bay. "NCB Capital Markets is one of the larger players in the industry, so we find it appropriate to cement our role here," Gooden said.
After mingling with guests and customers, NCB's group managing director, Patrick Hylton, in his brief remarks, told the gathering he, along with his organisation, were very pleased to host the event for yet another year. He encouraged guests to enjoy the evening, reminding them that it was not an evening for speeches, but rather to catch up with old friends for fellowship.