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May 22, 2014
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Jheanell Miller wins big in JN's 'Ready, Set, Repay'

From left: Jheanell Miller, Sally Barrett and Winsome Simpson display their cheques at the handover of prizes to the winners of the JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) Ready, Set, Repay promotions at the JNSBL offices on Duke Street, Kingston, recently. - Contributed

Jheanell Miller dreams about owning a home and a car one day; and, therefore, she plans to save the $50,000 she won from the JN Small Business Loans' 'Ready, Set, Repay' promotions towards achieving her dream.

Miller won first prize in the promotion, which ended recently and rewarded some 25 JNSBL clients for repaying their loans consistently and in a timely manner during a six-month period; and, at the same time, influenced others to develop a systematic approach to their weekly loan obligations.

"I plan to save the money. I want a car and a house and this will help me to get started," said Miller, who operates a meat shop in Portmore, St Catherine, and has been a JNSBL client for the past seven years.

Second-place winner, Sally Barrett, is planning to put the funds back into her business. She has been operating a grocery shop in Rhymesbury, Clarendon, for the past 25 years.

Similarly, third-place winner Winsome Simpson, who operates a snack counter at a school in Rose Hall, St Elizabeth, intends to put her $20,000 prize money back into the business.

Philip Bernard, general manager, JNSBL, said while the aim of the promotion was to reward clients, it was also designed as part of the company's new client relationship strategy.

"We wanted our clients to appreciate that it is to their benefit to manage their business in a professional manner, and repaying their loans based on the agreed terms is part of that process," he explained.

The promotions ran from October 1, last year to March 31. Twenty- three persons who met the requirement were also randomly chosen to receive call credit; and the top three winners were randomly selected by way of a draw.

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