'The Jamaican Experience' Expo Showcase...DISTINCTIVELY JAMAICAN!
Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
Altamonte Springs, FL
'THE JAMAICAN EXPERIENCE' Expo Showcase event returns to Orlando on Thurs. March 6, 2014 with more sensational Vendors, Exhibitors, Presenters and 'Brand Jamaica' products, culture and talent displayed in distinctive Jamaican style
Steve Higgins of 'Dem 3 Jamaican Tenors' will WOW attendees at 'The Jamaican Experience' Expo with his melodic sounds and a presentation of Jamaican folk songs.
Also welcome aboard to Hazel Maragh and her WESTERN UNION Team who will be at the event representing GraceKennedy Money Services!
They will be giving away a $50 Publix Gift Card to a lucky attendee at the event!
Come on out and meet too Bridget Edwards (wife of Eddy Edwards who hosts the LARGEST Jamaican Jerk Festival event held in the US) who will be representing for Riddims Marketing and the Jamaican Jerk Festival.She'll have BooNooNooNous material to share with you about some special happenings along with drawings to win tickets to Jazz in the Gardens and the upcoming 13th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival!
Jamaican crochet bags and other wonderful fashion items will be available at the event from Joan Ferril, Owner of 'JA Custom Craft' so, you'll be able to get a special item from her in order to 'strut your stuff' with in the future!
BarriVision Films is the producer of Just Another Friday, Jamaica's award-winning and first gospel movie. They are also the producers of several television shows including My Likkle Food Spot with host Eddy Edwards of Riddims Marketing. DVDs will be on sale at the event. BarriVision Films CEO & Producer Michael Brown will also be on site at the Expo.
Also in attendance will be best selling Jamaican author Judith Falloon-Reid, author of Here's a Hundred Dollars...Buy Yourself a Life! and Are Mirrors Cleaner in Paradise? which will be on sale. Judith is the screenplay writer, director and one of the executive producers of Judith Another Friday.
... And so is 'THE JAMAICAN EXPERIENCE' Expo Showcase a hot 'DON'T MISS SPECTACULAR AFFAIR'!
Speaking of ''Hot"...Ocho Rios Foods has the underlying belief that "the world is one BIG kitchen or party" and with this philosophy in mind they decided to 'spice it up' with Ocho Rios Foods seasonings and other enticing products for your enjoyable cooking and food experiences! They will be sharing samples of their special products with us once again this year at 'The Jamaican Experience' event! (Maybe they'll have their bottles of Jerk Seasonings, or Bustas, or Tamarind Balls, or Plaintain Chips or Solomon Gundy, or....???...whatever they bring, it'll be great samplings or giveaways!) Make sure to say ''Welcome back to Orlando'' to Aston Lue, Pres. of Ocho Rios Foods, who will be joining us in distinctive style at 'The Jamaican Experience' Expo Showcase event! Meanwhile, check out some of the products Ocho Rios has to offer the community at www.ochoriosfoods.com
Come and enjoy the excitement...It's another extraordinary Expo style showcasing in Orlando of Jamaican Goods, Services, Products, Organizations, Charities, Art, Crafts, History, Food, People, Businesses, Alumni Associations, Tourism, Culture and 'Brand Jamaica' promotion than previously exhibited at this fabulous event, now in its 4th year!
The Jamaica Tourist Board wants you to 'Get All Right' and find out firsthand what Jamaica has to offer for your special vacation, wedding, honeymoon, family or friend getaway and more in the island of Jamaica!
Come on out and meet Christopher Wright, Business Development Manager for Jamaica Tourist Board at the event and get some exciting 'island in the sun' travel information for your next possible vacation in 'Paradise Jamaica'! Also, pick up your 2014 JTB desk calendar while visiting Christopher at the JTB table! www.visitjamaica.com
LATEST PRESS RELEASE:
View Award-Winning 'Pieces of Jamaica' by David Muir who will be representing and displaying his fantastic photography of Jamaica as captured through the lens of his camera! www.piecesofjamaica.net
Welcome aboard once again to Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS). We always look forward to seeing the special 'JNBS Team' in Orlando. (I must also share that I personally LOVE having my JNBS keyring that dangles alongside all my keys and demonstrates to all that I'm proud to be Jamaican!) www.jnbs.com
Also, come on out and meet and greet up-close and personal, Suzette D. Rochester, Manager/ VMBS - Florida Representative Office, along with Tanya Ragbeer, Life Coach who will be at the event hosting a Financial Empowerment & Mortgage Workshop with 'Mutually Rewarding' benefits offered by Victoria Mutual Building Society. We look forward to having Suzette and her team members in our midst! www.vmbs.com
Join us for a truly 'Jamaican Experience' mixed with great 'Jamaican Vibes'
Enjoy 'Real Jamaican Jokes' as told by The Impersonator (brace yourselves for a genuine surprise!)
'Wheel And Come Again'...An example of unique expressions heard only in Jamaica!
Do you know your 'Jamaican Expressions'?
Travel down memory lane when some are shared at the event in true 'Jamaicanness'
Remember 'Blouse and Skirt', 'Kiss Me Neck', Puppalick'?...Get ready to share YOUR favorite one!
Speaking of 'Jamaican Vibes' ...Look forward to meeting Xavier Murphy, Owner of Jamaicans.com which promotes 'any and everything Jamaican' in person as he will be in attendance at the event and of course, promoting what else? www.jamaicans.com
Keeping our culture alive in true form, Dr. Susan Davis will be on hand to present 'Ode To Miss. Lou' readings as well as have copies of her book available! www.drsueandyou.net
Ever wonder where to get fabulous cultural outfits and costumes to 'represent' at events? Wonder no more, as Kulture Klothes is where it's at for the best in costume designs and other Diaspora fashionwear too! Located in South Florida, Kulture Klothes has been designing and creating costumes worn by performers in a variety of plays, pantomimes and other special presentations for several years. www.kultureklothes.com
Share your Jamaican School Alumni with enthusiasm at 'The Jamaican Experience' event...Bring your memorabilia or just come prepared to 'tout' your school! www.jaasf.info
Do you remember playing 'Grab Bag' growing up in Jamaica?
Come on out and play the ULTIMATE Jamaican Grab Bag Game available at 'The Jamaican Experience' event! Can't wait to see who wins what....But, there's a twist to this one as the extraordinary special prizes in this extravagant 'Grab Bag' are limited prizes to 5 select individuals drawn from the pool of participants. True suspense for everyone!
Experience our fabulous ethnic cuisine...Spice up your evening with tasty Jamaican food available for purchase at the event from local Orlando restaurants Caribbean Sunshine Bakery www.caribbeansunshinebakery.net
G & G Jamaican Delights and Clamax Cuisine Catering Services Catering (Yummy and Delicious!)
We all need beauty from the inside out....Denise Hewitt, Arbonne Representative and owner of Hair Essentials Beauty Salon (fabulous salon I might mention) joins the event too. Look forward to meeting her and sampling the great products which she offers!
Once again we'll have a fun and interactive 'All Time Jamaican Memories Highlight' segment with a parade of unique items on display or to share individually. Come and view Little Theatre Ticket stubs, NDTC Ticket Stubs, Jamaica Festival Commission's Island Activity Guide dating back to 1977, Harbour View Drive-In Movie Ticket Stub, Jamaica High School's 'End-of-Term' Party invitations, High School Pins and Badges and much, much more...
Examples of items you may include if you possess such things are 'mosquito destroyer', 'tiger balm', 'old Jamaican iron', 'blue', a 'Jamaican market basket', 'kerosene lamp', Jamaican money from yesteryears (remember pounds, shillings and pence)? Search your homes and bring them out to the event...everyone would love for you to share them...We got such a kick out of the memorabilia shared by folks last year!
OTHER EXCITING EVENT INCLUSIONS...
Music by DJ Ritchie Fusion, Entertainment, Cultural Performances, Interactive Atmosphere of 'Jamaicaness'
Jamaica Tourist Board Representative, Christopher Wright (Business Development Manager) on hand to promote 'Jamaica's Tourism'
Listen to Reggae music and other cultural sounds emanating throughout the Exhibit showcase area.
Yes, the Florida Netball Association will be representing at 'The Jamaican Experience' event and reinforcing our 'memory banks' of our Netball playing days in Jamaica ....And now we can also find out about getting involved right here in the US! Meet Grace Bailey, President of the Florida Netball Association who will be traveling all the way from South Florida to join us in person! www.floridanetballfna.org
View the Trailer and Meet the Producer of 'Caribbean Wives of South Florida' TV Show www.tullochmedia.com
Meet Claudette Bailey, Founder/President of Jamaican Cultural Connection and other Executives of the Jamaican Cultural Connection Assoc. www.jccnow.com
The Jamaican American Association of Central Florida is excited about being at the event and their Executive Board Representatives wish to meet, greet and share information about their revitalized organization and the wonderful event happenings and more which they have to offer the community! They've been around a great number of years serving the Central Florida Community and beyond...Make sure to stop and visit their table for updates and just to say "hello" or "give a hug" (and all that good stuff) as well. They are looking forward to seeing you at the event! www.jamaicanamericanassoc.com
Food For The Poor Organization is an OUTSTANDING one which is celebrating 32 years of "Saving Lives...Transforming Communities....Renewing Hope" and they will be at the event to continue the legacy of promoting the interest of what they do so well! Sandra Devoe herself will be representing so come on out and meet and greet her. Bring your canned foods or basic school supplies too (they strongly support Education) as she'll be happy to collect them and have you make a worthwhile difference to the cause!
Visit www.foodforthepoor.org and see what I mean!
Enjoy shopping for jewelry that is 'Beyond Exquisite' (you'll be able to see what I mean when you attend 'The Jamaican Experience' event!)...Cynthia will be waiting
Meet Cynthia Martin of New Beginnings Childrens Aid Mission - Harvest of Life Food Bank. Feeding the needy is always on her mind so, bring some non-perishable items with you to the event for collection and know that you'll be having a positive impact on a great cause!
Sample favorite items from 'Caribbean Dream' and 'Caribbean Sunshine' product lines along with 'Lasco' crackers
Jamaica's National Anthem incorporates the words...'Eternal Father Bless Our Land, Guide Us With Thy Mighty Hand....' I can't help but also think of Ripton P. Morris' new CD Release titled "Sweet Song" which too maintains a reverence for the Lord! Meet this Man of the Lord at the event who sings 'sweet songs of the soul' in reverence to our God and will bless 'The Jamaican Experience' Expo event with the Opening Prayer in song called ''Eternal Life" www.riptonpmorrisministries.com
Experience an enriched and stylish atmosphere at 'The Jamaican Experience' event.
Enjoy cultural performances and other featured entertainment.
Sample a variety of ethnic Jamaican cuisine and Caribbean snacks & delicacies.
Check out a variety of exhibits, view special displays, mix, mingle, meet, greet and network in a wonderful environment that reflects the essence and spirit of Jamaica.
Special Raffle Drawings & Door Prizes!
Be part of the excitement of 'surprise' elements included in this event.
There are Outstanding Sponsors, Incredible Exhibitors, Distinguished Guests and Fantastic Attendees affiliated with this significant event.
Speaking of great products....one MUST sample the delightful 'Sweet Jam Dung' organic pastry products by Renae Luke. Talk about deeeelicious?!
When: Thurs. March 6, 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $5.00 (Adults)
(Children 12yrs & Under Free)
Where: Eastmonte Civic Center
830 Magnolia Dr, Altamonte Springs, Fl. 32701
Directions to Eastmonte Civic Center
From intersection of I-4 and SR 436, proceed east on SR 436 for approximately. three miles. Turn right on Ronald Reagan Blvd, pass Orienta Ave on your right and turn right on to Magnolia Drive.
Speakers & Special Presenters
THERE WILL BE AN ENHANCED OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESSES TO SHOWCASE THEMSELVES MORE EXTENSIVELY AND OFFER SPECIFIC BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS.
(Inquire about this if interested in being a Speaker or Presenter in a separate breakout room area)
SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON AN EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS.
Contact Sandy Isaacs at (407) 272-7522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
National Weekly Newspaper
The Candice Buchanan Radio Show
Victoria Mutual Building Society
Ocho Rios Foods
DJ Charlie Brown
Tulloch Media Communications
Jammins' Radio Show
New Frontiers Gospel Ministry Show
When & Where
Contact Sandy Isaacs, Owner of Break Away Moments and Journey of Joy Children's Events at (407) 272-7522 or Email: Sandylisaacs@yahoo.com for more details or information