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VincyKlus Inc, to hold general meeting on April 7

VincyKlus Inc, to hold  general meeting on April 7


Members of this country’s agri-business/agro-processors cluster, VincyKlus Inc, will elect a new board to manage its affairs when VincyKlus holds its general meeting on Thursday, April 7.

Coordinator/general secretary Nisha Glasgow is reminding members of the cluster to submit their nominations and to turn out in their numbers at the general meeting.{{more}}

“This election is one of the most crucial since the cluster’s inception, since it should have been held last year but had to be rescheduled. VincyKlus needs to have a strong, efficient board leading our members and this is the opportunity for us to elect such a board,” Glasgow stated.

“The cluster is faced with new challenges every day, due to the dynamic structure of the organization, and with the changing global business environment, having a board that is flexible in its operations is very crucial to achieving our mandate.

“Nominations are open and will close on March 18, so we are urging all members to collect nomination forms at the secretariat and ensure that members all have a vote in the development of the cluster and by extension, their individual businesses and the Vincentian community.”

VincyKlus was founded on September 16, 2012 under a special initiative by the Centre for Enterprise Development Inc (CED), through its EU-funded Business Gateway Project. It was officially launched on November 10, 2012.

The main objective of Vincyklus is to increase and strengthen the capability of individual producers through export development training, marketing and promotions, and information support, in order to enhance and develop the export capacity of firms to take full advantage of market access opportunities. Its membership comprises persons, enterprises, institutions and agencies that constitute the value chain for agri-business development in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Among the services that VincyKlus provides are advocacy and lobbying, marketing and promotion, information and education, business support, finance and credit. 

Members will elect a new president – a position previously held by St Clair Stapleton, who resigned in 2013. They will also elect a vice-president, treasurer, and general members. The general meeting takes place at 9 a.m. at CED’s conference room, on Grenville Street.