The Cigar Lounge has started what they have dubbed the Chivas Success Sessions where they invite guests and the media to come and chill sipping Chivas whisky while learning from a local entrepreneur about their journey to success. The black tie event had the Cigar Lounge packed in its debut this week. Pernod Ricard Sub-Saharan Africa Community Manager Michael Hall said whisky tasting and network session which is by invitation only gives the hosted entrepreneur the opportunity to share their story from their humble beginnings. The concept is expected to see the country’s corporate executives, entrepreneurs, CEOs and MDs who are not just interested in a great night comparing business notes and inspiring others alike. Hall said the Thursday rendezvous is an esteemed opportunity by Chivas Regal to profile local social entrepreneurs through various networking sessions with the aim to inspire and empower other individuals alike. “This is the first of a series of Chivas Success Sessions to be held in the country. The featured social entrepreneur will always share three things, their journey to success, what success means to them, and finally, how they share their success with the community. Agri-Sales Botswana Co-Founder Jezer Rampa was the invited guest. Rampa revealed that he was very sceptical when he was first invited to come and share his story at the event, but later agreed because he realised that many young people like him needed to know his story and how he is making it especially in the Agriculture sector which is not usually palatable to young people. He advised that hard work and passion is what got him where he is. “The most important thing in doing business is for someone to be happy with what they do, and in everything and all their successes they should know that family plays a very imperative role,” he said. He said there are so many charitable works that they are involved in, and he believes that should be a model in any business despite how much the business makes.