PROComm Makes a Splash in Celebration of Forty Years
Kingston, Jamaica – 6, December 2018: PRO Communications (PROComm) Limited celebrated its fortieth anniversary on Thursday, November 29, 2018 – the exact date forty years ago that the company’s Founder and Executive Chairman Jean Lowrie-Chin signed her very first contract for her fledgling company, Public Relations Operations Limited. The contract was with the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, where the joyous celebrations were held.
Toasts, laughter and congratulations rang out, in an atmosphere of fellowship, as public and private sector individuals, custodes and high-ranking diplomats enjoyed the sparkling event, warmly blessed by His Grace, Most Rev. Archbishop Kenneth Richards. Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, Hon. Dorothy Pine-McLarty, O.J., raised a toast to PROComm, led by Mrs. Jean Lowrie-Chin, C.D. and Administrative Director Hubert Chin, congratulating them on achieving this milestone and pointing out that the ECJ is the longest client on record for the company – since 1995. PROComm worked with the ECJ in crafting several media campaigns with powerful but fair and unbiased messages of unity and respect ahead of general elections.
Mrs. Pine-McLarty commended PROComm for their dedication to nation-building through various outreach programmes, including the PROComm Scholarship Fund and the establishment of the thriving non-profit organization Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP), serving the needs of seniors, in memory of Mrs. Lowrie-Chin’s beloved mother. Master of Ceremonies Mr. Sydney “Tony” Lowrie pointed out that PROComm was “conceived from an act of kindness, and that has been a defining feature of their operations ever since.” Jean, Hubie and their company have given significant support to many worthwhile causes, while the firm is known for its dedication to strong principles of fairness, respect, balance and compassion.
In her response, Mrs. Lowrie-Chin paid tribute to her “actual dream team” at PROComm, who are always willing to put out extra effort, pointing out that “every member…is a mentor for one of our scholars from Grants Pen, and a volunteer for CCRP.” She also saluted the work of PROComm clients, including Food for the Poor, IGT (formerly GTECH), GraceKennedy, Rainforest Seafoods, National Road Safety Council and EPOC; and made special mention of the outstanding work of the Digicel Foundation, of which she is Chair, which is working towards greater inclusiveness in Jamaican society.
PROComm’s first Scholar, Etmour Williams – now Sales and Marketing Manager at Ayrton Distributors – made a passionate presentation, expressing his sense of honour and privilege to be able to attend Calabar High School for five years. He thanked Mrs. Lowrie-Chin and Mr. Hubert Chin for their unwavering support for his educational endeavours both at high school and university.
To commemorate their 40th Anniversary, PROComm presented a total of $400,000 to three organizations: Archbishop’s Development Fund, Convent of Mercy ‘Alpha’ Academy and Stella Maris Church Ministries.