SMBCEC Grand opening and sign unveiling

The weather may have been a little bit dull but spirits were certainly not when so many people turned-up to celebrate the grand opening of the new St. Margaret’s Bay Community Enterprise Centre on April 26, 2018.

It was great to see how so many different groups, organizations and businesses came together to share their support of this fantastic initiative. This is exactly what the CEC is all about, bringing people together in a place that allows for networking and connecting, and this evening was certainly full of that.

After canapes and refreshments everyone went outside to see the new CEC sign being unveil, then it was back inside for the cutting of the grand opening celebration cake – beautifully made depicting the new CEC logo.

Well done to Eliot Matheson, logo and sign designer, who was presented with a prize for his winning entry into the logo competition during the event; and well done too to the CEC board and all the volunteers that made the event a complete success.

St. Margaret’s Bay Community Enterprise Centre’s new logo revealed

Everything about the CEC is about being community orientated, so it was only natural that the logo should be too. After running a very successful competition in local press and on-line the board of the CEC were left with a hard choice, which logo to pick from all of the wonderful entries that were received.

“The response was fantastic, it was certainly hard to pick a winner,” said Chris Pelham, President, “but after narrowing all the entries down the board was able to make their decision and we are thrilled with the winning logo. Not only does it visually encapsulate everything about the Bay area and the CEC, but it is also strongly balanced, easy to read and clear. ”

The winning designer is Eliot Matheson of EM Space Creative, a local run business in the Bay area. Eliot wins 6 months of privileged use of the CEC facilities, kindly contributed by CEC Directorship and $250.00 in community gift cards, kindly donated by Councillor Matt Whitman, not to mention the chance to engage with everyone at the CEC. Well done Eliot for a fantastic job and thank you for all your hard from work everyone at the CEC.

And here is Eliot’s winning logo design – soon to be unveiled in its true glory!