Thursday, April 30, 2009

Exclusive Launch of Lenox Chinaware

Celebrations are extremely proud to announce the exclusive launch of Lenox Chinaware which will soon be available to purchase at their retail store in the Mirco Centre. The launch will be commencing with a Champagne Reception hosted at Celebrations @ 5:30pm on Thursday 7th May, 2009. Kathy Small, a representative of Lenox Chinaware from the U.S. will be in attendance, answering questions and giving away spot/door prizes during the course of the evening. Champagne, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the usual Celebrations’ style.

Lenox in the Cayman Islands

Since 1889, Lenox has created gifts, tableware, and collectibles for U.S. presidents, dignitaries and families like yours. In fact, Lenox was the first American china to be used in the White House. Today it is one of the most popular choices for Bridal Registries and families alike, their variety of gifts in china, crystal, and precious metals have been part of family celebrations for generations.

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Jo-Anne Brown, Managing Director of Celebrations is very excited to be able to exclusively offer this high quality brand in Grand Cayman to both local and International clients! “The objective of this event is to share with you samples of and also to introduce to you our latest new Products and Services. This launch will provide us with the opportunity to enhance our current expertise and services to our clients”.

Both Celebrations and Lennox extend a sincere welcome to you, and invite you to discover for yourself why Lenox gifts are "Gifts That Celebrate Life."

Friday, April 24, 2009

Administrative Professional of the Year Winner Chosen

Celebrations have successfully hosted Cayman's first ‘Annual Administrative Professional of The Year Awards’. The Champagne Cocktail Reception & Ceremony was held on Wednesday 22nd of April at 6.30p.m. in their Concierge Lounge located in the Mirco Centre.

Celebrations joined forces with Digicel to give away an amazing prize for the winner who received a beautiful plaque, a Gold Blackberry Pearl, $100 Celebrations’ gift card and bouquet of flowers. There were also four other finalists who received bouquets. All Nominees received a Certificate recognizing their hard work and dedication.

After much deliberation, with so many worthy applicants, with nominees coming from both sectors: government & corporate, our panel of judges announced the winner to be Cindy Tiofilo of Dart Management Ltd. who was nominated by Jenni Huys for her outstanding commitment to their organization. Cindy was delighted to receive her award having worked with Dart for the past 11years and considered it an important professional achievement in her life, she advises to always have a positive attitude and do everything to the best of your ability. Elfreda Ebanks (AON Management), Lisa Welman (Nelson & Company), Antonella Masabo (Ritz Carlton) and Chastine Rankine (Immigration) were the four finalists each who received a stunning floral bouquet.
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Cindy Tiofilo of Dart being awarded her plaque by Jo Anne Brown of Celebrations
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Jo Anne Brown flanked by the finalists from L-R:Chastine Rankine of Immigration, Lisa Welman of Nelson & company, Cindy Tiofilo of Dart Management, Antonella Masabo of Ritz Carlton Cayman, Nora Ebanks on behalf of Elfreda Ebanks of AON Management.

Mr. Phillip Jackson, President of CIHRSP attended the Awards Ceremony and was invited to speak to all the attendees about the importance of motivating staff, especially during this current economic climate when staff need to be as diligent and effective as possible in their respective roles.
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Phillip Jackson president of the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resources Profesional

Jo-Anne Brown, Managing Director of Celebrations also addressed the attendees and outlined the importance of recognizing, appreciating and rewarding staff, stating that Administrative Professional’s Week has become one of the largest workplace observances worldwide.

Adonza Harrison of Home Gas, who attended the Awards, said of the nominees “It was inspiring to see their appreciation of being recognized. By holding these Awards, Celebrations are making a huge difference in the workplace, not just for the nominees but for the persons nominating!”

‘We had a very positive response from all attendees and are looking forward to an even bigger and better awards Ceremony in 2010!’, Mrs. Brown added.

Celebrations would like to thank Digicel and Mr. Phillip Jackson for their support and participation in the first Awards Ceremony of this kind to be held in the Cayman Islands.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Nominations for Administrative Professional of the Year

What started out as just as small idea is now turning into something really BIG! And I'm really excited about it.

As part of our efforts to make more people aware of Administrative Professional's Week or Secretary's Week, we came up with an award wherein local companies can nominate anyone within their ranks who they think is doing an outstanding job. When we sent out the email asking people to fill-in the nomination forms, we were quite aprehensive as to how people would react to it.

Lo and behold! After the initial email asking people to nominate either a friend, a colleague or an employee, we've received quite a number of nominations from different companies! It is always great for companies to reward and recognize hardwork. Nothing motivates a workforce better than recognition and appreciation.

Here's a complete list of all the nominees, so far .( this list will be updated whenever a nomination comes in)

1.Brittany Webster of ICG Management
2.Charlotte Wright of Kirk Freeport
3.Charmaine Beezer-Tanis of Global Captive Management
4.Chastine Rankine of Dept. of Immigration
5.Claudia Packer of Solomon Harris
6.Claudine Dixon-Dubrey of Celebrations
7.Dianne Gordon of Trident Trust
8.Elaine Whitefield of Butterfield Bank
9.Elfreda Ebanks of Aon Insurance Managers
10.Florence Manderson of Cayman Islands Dept. of Tourism
11.Jane van der Bol of AutoHaus
12.Karen Williams of Solomon Harris
13.Lavinia Hernandez of Maitland Attorney at Law
14.Lisa Welman of Nelson & Company
15.Michael Amelio of Mike's Ice
16.Norjehan Marsangca of Kozaily Designs Limited
17.Pamella Small of Westar
18.Roxan Bolt of DMS Broadcasting
19.Shahla Gilman of Chrissie Tomlinson Hospital
20.Stephanie Sommerville of REMAX
21.Susan Bonham of Cayman National Bank
22.Talitha Kitti Conolly of Walker's
23.Gillian Davidson of Picture This!
24.Wilma McLaughlin of Junior Achievement
25. Sasha Carrig of Digicel Group
26. Carol Caputo of Apex Videos
27. Julie Campbell of Dept. of Environment
28. Suzie Lidstone of Teachus Ltd
29.Annelize Dupreez of Mike's Ice
30.Monica Singh of UCCI
31.Kim Bullings of CI Government
32.Daphlyn Solomon of Foster's Group
33.Antoinette Hewitt of Tortuga Rums
34.Ionie Blazevic of Mourant
35.Charlotte Rankine of Hurley's Group
36.Estella Powery of CI Government
37.Vicky Pitta of Boatswain's Beach
38.Maria Romero of Courtyard Marriott
39. Alva Mae or Sue Wood of CIMBOCO
40.Debra Barnes-Tabora of National Museum
41.Glenda Duarte
42.Ethel Mclean of Barclay's
43.Sanalee Colon of CWCO
44. Sandra McKenzie of GCBS
45.May Ursua of St. Ignatius
46.Jacqueline Hennings of CI Government
47.Karen Edie of Edie's Decor
48.Michelle Ebanks-Barnes of Workplace Environment
49.Rachael Hanson of Furniture Depot
50.Rosita Brown of Reliable Industries
51.Shirley Morse of Cayman Distributors
52.Lorna Reid
53.Roxy Oliver of Celebrations
54.Sandra Marie Pars-Myles of British American Insurance
55. Antonella Masabo of the Ritz Carlton

Congratulations and good luck to everyone on this list! We look forward to meeting all of you at our awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 22, 6pm at the Celebrations Concierge Lounge, Mirco Centre.

For those who have yet to fill in the nomination form, click here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Administrative Professional of the Year Award

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Celebrations is set to host the first ‘Administrative Professional of The Year Awards’ ceremony on Administrative Professionals Day, Wednesday 22nd of April at 6.30p.m., at their Concierge Lounge in the Mirco Centre. Administrative Professionals Day formerly known as Secretary's Day is an unofficial secular holiday observed on the Wednesday of the last full week of April to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.

Over the years, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances. The event is celebrated worldwide, bringing together millions of people for community events, social gatherings, and individual corporate activities recognizing support staff with gifts of appreciation. The day is often celebrated by giving one's assistant such gifts as flowers, gift baskets, and gift cards.

I know that in recent years we have seen Administrative Professionals Week grow in significance in Grand Cayman. Employers are aware of the importance of rewarding and encouraging their personnel. We decided that we would like to go a step further this year and present one deserving individual with the award for Administrative Professional of The Year.

The winner will receive a beautiful plaque, a gold Blackberry Pearl kindly sponsored by Digicel and a Celebrations Gift Card worth $150.

Digicel Cayman CEO, Victor Corcoran says “Digicel takes great pleasure in recognizing and commending all Administrative Professionals in the Cayman Islands. It is through their hard work and unfaltering commitment that organizations succeed in their everyday activities. They continue to earn our admiration and respect; today we acknowledge and celebrate their invaluable contributions to all businesses island wide.”

Celebrations encourages everyone to nominate a colleague or employee that they think is worthy of receiving the ‘Administrative Professional of The Year’ Award.

This is an exciting new way to recognize outstanding employees and colleagues. It only takes two minutes to fill out the nomination form (click here!) or give us a call today on 623-2044.

A panel of judges will select five finalists who will all be notified accordingly. The winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Administrative Professionals Day.

We look forward to lots of nominations and a great evening on the 22nd! Let's salute our invaluable administrative personnel!