NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 21 (PIA) -- Over 30 entrepreneurs from various cities and towns in the province showcased their products during the 11th Negros Business Week held in Bacolod City.
This expo served as a platform for the business sector to expand their market networks and for the local government units (LGUs) to feature their investment prospects and tourism destinations.
The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), in partnership with the provincial government of Negros Occidental and Department of Science and Technology (DOST), spearheaded the 12-day activity, which concluded July 17.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson recognized the vital role of MBCCI in supporting and empowering small-scale businesses from the rural and urban areas, through the annual business week.
Lacson was optimistic that home-grown products will be able to compete in the global market given the marketing opportunities and the current innovations of the entrepreneurs.
Donna Rose Ratilla, regional governor of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) - Western Visayas; Mark Inayan, regional executive director of the PCCI-WV; MBCCI president Roberto Montelibano; MBCCI chief executive officer Frank Carbon; Bacolod city councilor Ana Marie Palermo; provincial tourism officer Cristine Mansinares; and the tourism officers of the different cities and municipalities were among those who attended the Negros Business Week. (LTP/LML-PIA6 Negros Occidental)