USVIHTA Update | November 2019
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Sponsor the ALL-IN Against Cancer Poker Tournament on Feb. 22 2020
Are you ready to be a part of a one of a kind charity Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament? Learn more about the "All-IN" Against Cancer Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament on Feb. 22, 2020 at beautiful Old Stone Farmhouse. Proceeds will benefit Cancer Support Virgin Islands to help fight the disease that impacts us all. This elegant tournament and experience is presented by The Executive Game, a non-profit operated here on St. Thomas. The Executive Game started in 2014 and is now a registered 501c3. The Mission of the Executive Game is to promote the interests of worthy charities whose work makes our world a better place. Our world class Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament is both an unforgettable experience and an opportunity to change lives. Read more. Click here to read an attachment with detailed information regarding the even t.
Coral World New Rates and Jazz by the Sea
Coral World Ocean Park has new rates as of Nov. 15. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for Jazz by the Sea Nov. 24 from 5-8 p.m.! Read more.
FEMA Course Teaches Attendees about Surviving an Active Threat
USVIHTA President Lisa Hamilton attended a FEMA course on Nov. 19 entitled “Surviving an Active Threat: Run. Hide. Fight.” According to the course information, “the course aims to train non-traditional first responders, including civilian employees, students, faculty, staff, patrons and any other individuals who live, work or visit any location where an active threat incident may occur. The course focuses on the various components of the ‘Run. Hide. Fight.’ response paradigm, which is widely accepted and taught as one of the primary response strategies regarding active threat incidents… During the course, participants will discuss the three primary tenets of the response paradigm, evaluate how the paradigm can be incorporated into existing building emergency action plans, complete a practical exercise in which they will demonstrate the response options, and become familiar with notable case studies in which the response options were either implemented or could have been implemented to prevent or mitigate the attacks.”

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Partner with My Brother’s Workshop for Giving Tuesday
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, Giving Tuesday inspires millions of people across the globe to give back to causes and issues that matter to them. Giving Tuesday takes place on Dec. 3 this year. My Brother’s Workshop hopes to partner with local businesses for Giving Tuesday with partners committing to donating to MBW in some way on Dec. 3. Some partners may pledge to donate a percentage of sales, accept donations by customers and offer a matching amount, etc. Read the full letter from MBW here . If you are interested in collaborating with MBW this Giving Tuesday or are interested in hearing more ways to partner with MBW, please call or email Chrystie at 340-715-2765 or .
Silver Airways and American Airlines Announce Codeshare Partnership
Silver Airways, America’s leading regional airline, and American Airlines have expanded their commercial relationship by introducing a codeshare partnership, providing customers of both airlines seamless connections between the carriers’ networks and enabling passengers to fly segments operated by both airlines under a single ticket. The codeshare offers customers of both airlines the ease and convenience of booking a single ticket with baggage transfer between the two airlines to a variety of Silver Airways destinations throughout the Caribbean, and travelers from Silver destinations can easily connect to American Airlines’ global network. Read more .
CHTA's Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2020
Caribbean Travel Marketplace is the Caribbean’s largest and most important marketing event! Marketplace affords tourism suppliers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with wholesalers from around the world selling Caribbean vacation travel over the course of two days of business meetings. The region's largest and longest-standing tourism marketing event will take place in Baha Mar, Bahamas Jan. 21 to 23, 2020. Click here for more information about Caribbean Travel Marketplace including sponsorship opportunities. View the event flyer here .
NY Fed's USVI Small Business Credit Survey 2019
Join with other territorial small businesses that are participating in the New York Fed's Small Business Survey to share information on the current business climate and firms' financing needs and credit experiences. Click here to take the survey . The survey tracks financing conditions and brings them to the attention of service providers, lenders and policymakers. Individual responses are confidential. The survey closes Nov. 25. Questions? Contact Javier Silva, Associate Director, Community Development Engagement via email at or 212-720-2789.
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