Thursday, 6 December 2018

SOCIETY, SOCIETY: Jean, Hubie and loyal supporters celebrate ProComm’s 40 glorious years

FEELING FESTIVE: The ProComm team shares in the cutting of the cake; (below) Lowrie-Chin, with Christelle Harris and Ruth Hussey.

What: ProComm 40th anniversary cocktail reception 

Where: Jamaica Pegasus Hotel – Talk of the Town 

When: Thursday evening 

Guest List: Thalia Lyn, William Mahfood, Chorvelle Johnson, Steadman Fuller, High Commissioner Amanda Frazer, Eleanor B. Jones, Dr. Michael Abrahams, Dr. Marcia Forbes, Justin Morin, Paget DeFreitas, Donna Parchment Brown, Custos Patricia Dunwell, Mike Fennell, and many more 

Enchanted Evening: As the room filled to capacity with well-dressed folks and the wait staff began serving bubbly and bites, compere Tony Lowrie invited Archbishop Kenneth Richards to bless the evening’s proceedings. 

Memory Lane: Who knew that lady of the hour Jean Lowrie-Chin (looking stunning in black) signed her first ProComm contract with the Pegasus exactly 40 years ago (on Nov. 29, the same date as this event)? Or that she presented the very first ProComm scholarship (she’s big on education) to Calabar old boy Etmore Williams, who lived in Grant’s Pen at the time, and went on to become a sales and marketing manager? 

Why We Celebrate Jean: From the Gleaner’s Flair magazine to the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) to Grace’s Heather Little-White Household Worker of the Year Awards (born from an idea she pitched to Don Wehby), Jean Lowrie-Chin CD has always epitomized the twin ideas of social responsibility and nation-building. The success of her work as a public relations professional, said guest speaker Dorothy Pine McLarty, remains firmly rooted in her “clear and unbiased approach to communication” and being committed to extending the love of country through various programmes.” 

In Her Own Words: A bonafide trailblazer, Lowrie-Chin gives props to her support system, chiefly the kids (Anita and Noel) and the Barack to her Michelle, Hubert. “Hubie is my rock! I am so grateful,” she told the roomful of well-wishers. The 40-year journey, she admits, has been fraught with challenges but utterly fulfilling, thanks to a great group of team players. “ProComm has weathered 40 years because of the hard work and dedication of family and the support of clients,” she said. The biggest lesson of all? “One you do PR, you can handle anything.”

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