Adventist Business Community Host Online Business Forum

Alfred Thomas - EJC ASI President

The Adventist Laypersons Services and Industries (ASi), the business and professional arm of Seventh-day Adventist Church will host an Online Business Leaders Forum on Monday, June 14, 2021 starting at 7:00 pm

Under the theme “Break Out of Your Walls” – Maneuvering Businesses Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond”, several key business leaders will discuss the opportunities that are available during this Covid-19 pandemic, how businesses should prepare, pivot and remain viable beyond it.

Richard Pandohie, Group CEO, Seprod Ltd.

Panelists are:  Mr. Richard Pandohie – President, Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association and Group CEO of  Seprod Ltd.

Mr. Christopher Williams – Co-Founder and CEO, Proven Management Ltd

Mr. Anthony Chang – Past President, Jamaica Chamber of Commerce and Managing Director, Consolidated Bakeries Ltd. (Purity)

Mr. Hugh Johnson – Past President, Jamaica Small Business Association and CEO, Johnson and Sons Organic Fertilizer Ltd.

Miss. Tavia Dunn – Attorney-at-law and Partner, Nunes, Scholefield, DeLeon & Co.

Tavia Dunn

Professor Alvin Wint will be the forum’s moderator.

“ASI Business persons have not been immune to the effects COVID -19,” said Mr. Alfred Thomas, president of the ASi East chapter and coordinator of the forum. “We, as a collective group believe the nation’s leading business leaders can assist us in maneuvering through these tough economic and social times. Our engagement is to learn and prepare for the growth opportunities that will present themselves, not just for our community, but the wider Jamaican business society.”

Alfred Thomas – EJC ASI President

The Asi group kicked off it’s week of celebration Sunday evening (yesterday) with an opening service addressed by Chaplain of the United States Army, Brigadier General Dr. Andrew R. Harewood.

Renowned International Evangelist, Pastor Glen Samuels, president of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will be the presenter on Wednesday, June 16.

The week will climax on Saturday with the main sermon presented by Dr. Barry Black, who is the current Chaplain of the US Senate. He will present under the theme “Break Out of Your Walls” on Saturday, June 19.

Dr. Barry Black

Dr. Black has served the US Senate as Chaplain over the past 18 years. Prior to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for over twenty-seven years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains.

An out-turn of the week is the support for a minimum of one scholarship for an at-risk youth in each of the five conferences in which ASI is active.

Other activities for the week include an ASI Business Showcase on Tuesday, an evening of  Musical Praise on Friday and the highlighting of ASI Business Success Stories on Saturday afternoon. The programmes start at 7:00 in the evening and 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on Saturday.

All activities for the week will be transmitted via several media platforms       including: NCU Radio and Television, Bless TV (live) the Seventh-day Adventist church virtual platforms, Facebook and YouTube.

Christopher Williams

Hugh Johnson

Anthony Chang