CELEBRATING a decade of hard work and dedication, the BusinessMirror’s grand anniversary night was one for the books. Set amid a full-packed House Manila, guests enjoyed the night away with sumptuous food, drinks and open bar, drums performances and music in the hippest and newest party club at the newly opened Remington Hotel at Resorts World in Pasay City.
BusinessMirror Publisher T. Anthony C. Cabangon made big announcements of greater things to come to the delight of supporters and advertisers. One is the BusinessMirror’s exclusive partnership with the New York Times and coming up with a commemorative masterpiece called Turning Points. Published in over 40 countries, Turning Points is the original year-ahead licensed magazine featuring exclusive content from globally recognized personalities. For the maiden Philippine issue of Turning Points, the BusinessMirror will publish global and local opinion pieces by political, cultural and economic thinkers who look at trends and new ideas in the Philippines and from around the world to identify key turning points and explain how they may influence the year ahead.
The special edition will be available by year-end.
The second announcement is geared for the reading pleasure of the public as the newspaper has added and reworked new sections, such as The Millennials and The Broader Look, to make reading business news more engaging and pleasurable. In fact, the BusinessMirror’s anniversary theme, “When I was 25,” received favorable response both from the newspaper and advertising industries. It was conceptualized to boost today’s millennials, Cabangon said.
Moreover, the BusinessMirror’s discussions with the who’s who in today’s business, government and foreign guests have also evolved to become the BM Coffee Club, enabling more guests to join meaningful yet relaxed discussions with the BusinessMirror’s publisher and editors.
Finally, for the paper’s 10th year, it intends to help create news, instead of just covering it. How is it done? Cabangon announced the BusinessMirror’s newest corporate social responsibility project in support of the country’s over a million owners of small businesses. These budding entrepreneurs never run out of ingenious ideas but funding and retail space for them have always been a challenge.
In celebration of its 10th year, the country’s leading business newspaper has come up with a BM Pop-up Store to give these businesses a chance to score a monthlong contract for actual retail space inside a mall or somewhere else, courtesy of the BusinessMirror. These businesses will also be featured in the newspaper along with other promotional materials and will receive constructive feedback from the BusinessMirror’s pool of experts to further help them.
The BusinessMirror’s top 10 outstanding dealers from January to June 2015 were also recognized and given a Rolex watch each. The awardees were Abner Trinidad, George Diomampo, Clarita Lirios, Alber Solidarios, Danilo Mesina, Allan Earnhart, Duds Sinajon, Crisilogo Sotto, Victor Navarro and Honosto Villanueva. But the highlight and most anticipated part of the program, a tradition in every BusinessMirror anniversary celebration, is the grand raffle of a brand-new car.
When everyone was almost breathless in anticipation of the winner, Cabangon showed two car keys from his pocket, indicating there were two Toyota Wigo cars up for grabs that night! The excitement of celebrating the BusinessMirror’s 10th year in the business was finally over with two ladies driving home their new cars—Aleah Alam from Oakwood and Sally Lacanilao of OMD Philippines.
To our supporters, sponsors, advertisers and guests, see you again next year!