Greens Wholesale and National Bank of Dominica (NBD) have collaborated to sponsor Miss Dominica 2020 contestant, Savahnn James.
James was officially sashed at a Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) press conference on Wednesday, January 15th.
An employee of the NBD, James was endorsed by Executive Marketing Manager, Suzanne Piper who says that the bank expects great things from its contestant.
She believes James’ platform, ‘Sustainable Living Through Renewable Energy’ fits neatly with NBD’s promotion of sustainable living.
“Savahnn is an employee of NBD, so we are very familiar with the person that she is and the kind of work ethic which she espouses. We know that she is a very determined person and she can succeed in anything she puts her mind to. Sustainable living is something that resonated very strongly with us at NBD.
Piper remarked, “As a bank we firmly believe in the benefits of promoting sustainable living and this is possible even in banking where today’s technology enables us, both as an organization, NBD and our customers to embrace conservation practices. The management, staff of NBD fully supports Savahnn in her quest for the Miss Dominica title and we are very confident that she can be successful.”
Kim Elie of Greens Wholesale shared, ” When Savahnn came to Greens Wholesale to be part of her sponsor and knowing Mr Paul Green, she knew she had to make a little effort. So she did so and it gives us an idea of the type of person that she is.”
Elie continued, “She worked hard and did what she needed to do to get the type of representation or sponsorship she required for this year’s pageant. So we commend her on that, we congratulate her for deciding to participate in this year’s carnival [pageant] and we are also very privileged and happy to do the same as her co-sponsor.”
Showing gratitude to her sponsors, James remarked that, ” I am blessed to not have only one but two institutions see great potential in me.”
She also referenced the colour green, the signature colour of both Greens Wholesale and the National Bank of Dominica assuring that, “the relationship with both sponsors will yield great benefits to the Dominican community as I continue to collaborate on community projects related to my platform long after the pageant.”
So far, four out of seven contestants have been sponsored.
Shanon St. Hilaire, was the first contestant to be sashed as Miss Jungle bay, she was followed by Kimra Charles who is Miss Maxroy Trading LTD and prior to James, Primrose David was sashed last week as Miss Preconco Ltd.
Each contestant is sponsored a total of EC $15,000.
The DFC continues to encourage businesses to come on board in support of the other contestants.