Jackie-O launches in style!

Jackie Weekes (left) finally launched her  company with a  little help from some friends.

Jackie Weekes (left) finally launched her company with a little help from some friends.

On the evening of Wednesday March 2, 2011 a new company, Jackie O Inc, was launched here. Owned and managed by Jackie Weekes, the company encompasses a broad range of services in the areas of media relations, entertainment bookings and event planning and management. Weekes, who has a wealth of experience in these areas says after years of working with other companies and offering a variety of services on her own, she felt it necessary to launch the company in a big way and to bring together some of the persons she has worked with in the past.  The launch and cocktail party was held at H2O at the Rodney Bay Marina and was a very impressive outdoor poolside event with wonderful décor, offering a sample of the company’s potential. The event brought together representatives of the business sector, sponsors, well known Saint Lucian artistes and representatives from most media houses here.“I started this in 2004 after I left JEN-S designs working as their events manager and then gaining a lot of experience with Jen S, I then decided to open my own events company called Jackie O,” Weekes told her audience Wednesday. She then added a side bar saying that the “O” did not stand for Onassis. “It is actually my middle name Olga,” she informed her invited guests. She admitted though, that she did not like the name at first, but after tracing it back to aunts on both sides of her family with the same name, whom she said were wonderful people, she felt proud to carry the name. “So I decided when I was forming this company to simply call it Jackie O.”  The company Weekes says started off doing events management and planning. “And for those who don’t know there is really a difference, meaning management coordination and planning, it depends on what the client wants,” she explained. “In doing this company it evolved into other things. So for 2011 I decided that Jackie O was not what it stared off as and it is now a lot more than what it started off as so I needed to let people know what Jackie O is all about now and that the company, it is multi faceted,” Weekes said WednesdaAccording to her the company is still involved in management coordination and planning company, but also now represents a number of artistes, producers, dance groups, bands, DJs and MCs and serves as their entertainment booking agents. The company also offers a wide range of services to artistes themselves including imaging, contracts, electronic press kits, biographies, and workshops. In the area of events Jackie O handles planning and coordination, management, décor, catering to a wide range of events including art exhibitions, concerts, CD launches, business cocktails parties, weddings, birthday parties, bridal showers and product launchings.
At last Wednesday’s launch the company also unveiled a new logo and website and featured a number of performances by artistes currently working under its portfolio. These included a new group Kosmik Riddims, Linda “Chocolate” Berthier, Mubarak, Chrycee and Producer, singer, song writer Werner Semi Francis also performed at launched his brand new CD Conscious Paradise at the event.
Words of support and endorsement for Weekes and her company came
on the night from entrepreneur and businessman Ed Harris, Steve Etienne managing director of the Eastern Caribbean Copyright Organization among other well-wishers.

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