15 Jun 2015

As announced last March, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is one of the six partners of the private group Adrenalys, representing a unique initiative to help organizations make the transition from small to medium enterprise. After a call for candidates, 24 SMEs were selected. The candidates were selected by a Committee composed exclusively of business women recognized for their success heading Quebec SMEs.


The confirmed members of the Adrenalys cohort (in alphabetical order)

Name City Region
APN inc. Capitale-Nationale Quebec City Capitale-Nationale
ARTIKA inc. Dorval Montreal
ASDR Industries Malartic Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Attraction Média inc. Montreal Montreal
Auberge & Spa Le Nordik inc. Chelsea Outaouais
BCH Unique inc. St-Martin Chaudière-Appalaches
Boulangerie St-Méthode inc. Adstock Chaudière-Appalaches
Fordia inc. Dollard-des-Ormeaux Montreal
G.D.G. Environnement ltée Trois-Rivières Mauricie
Groupe Conseil FXInnovation Montreal Montreal
J.E. Mondou ltée Montreal Montreal
Les Fourgons Transit inc. Laval Laval
Les Luminaires Eureka Montreal Montreal
Les Productions Horticoles Demers Lévis Chaudière-Appalaches
Les Viandes Lacroix inc. Saint-Hyacinthe Montérégie
Macadamian Technologies inc. Gatineau: Outaouais
Maisons Laprise inc. Montmagny Chaudière-Appalaches
Mécanicad inc. Rouyn-Noranda Abitibi-Témiscamingue
MECFOR inc. Chicoutimi Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Miralis inc. St-Anaclet Bas-Saint-Laurent
Motion Composites Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan Lanaudière
QuébéComm (ComediHa! – Sismyk) Quebec City Capitale-Nationale
Soucy Industriel inc. Rivière-du-Loup Bas-Saint-Laurent
Supermétal Structures inc. Lévis Chaudière-Appalaches


A cohort with an impressive profile

Representing 11 Quebec regions and coming from the manufacturing, information technology, retail, distribution and cultural sectors, the Adrenalys cohort of SMEs have a spectacular track record. During the last fiscal year, the total combined revenues of the selected SMEs amounted to $1.15 billion ($38.4 million per SME), while sales outside Quebec represented 45.6% of turnover. Over the past three years, they created more than 1,000 full-time and part-time jobs, while their aggregate revenue growth was 40.2%.

During the next two years, Adrenalys and its partners will deploy considerable means to propel these SMEs to a higher level, starting with $3.5 million in pro bono services and $150 million in dedicated growth funds.

High-level partners

Today, a period of support begins, during which six partners of the group – National Bank, Fasken Martineau, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Proaction International, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the consulting firm Ascendis, founder of Adrenalys – undertake to deploy the innovative delivery of 360° professional services with the management teams of the selected SMEs.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will be offering each CEO of the 25 selected SMEs a bank of 30 hours of training and consulting (free of charge) with its partners and senior managers in consulting, international tax, executive recruitment, financing, due diligence, etc.

To learn all the details of the Adrenalys initiative, go to www.adrenalys.ca.


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12 Jun 2015

Financial impacts of the midlife crisis explained by Eric Lebel      

Eric Lebel, Recovery & Reorganization Partner, depicts the financial consequences a midlife crisis may have, in an article in Les affaires. This period of self-questioning, conducive to separations, thoughtless spending and career changes, also affects retirement planning.

The expert recalls a failed career change by “a woman who bought a store without knowing much about how to manage a business. Since sales weren’t rising, she reinvested personal funds, but the store ended up closing and she wound up in bankruptcy”.

Eric Lebel also mentions the major impact of divorces on personal finances. “The basic cost of living is about $2,000 a month for a single person, compared to $2,500 for a couple,” Éric Lebel estimates. If the couple together earned $4,200, separation leaves little leeway to save for retirement.”

To learn more, see the article Quand la retraite souffre de la crise de la quarantaine (When retirement suffers from the midlife crisis)

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10 Jun 2015

On June 3, 2015, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton welcomed clients and business partners to celebrate the official opening of its new office in Saint-Jérôme. Over 200 business people were present, as well as representatives from the Saint-Jérôme Mayor’s office and the member of the region’s provincial riding.

Sylvie Chartrand, Partner in Charge of the Saint-Jérôme office, stated “Our new work environment, at 296 De Martigny Street West, Suite 100, right next door to our old location, facilitates relationships with our clients. The larger, modern and welcoming facilities are better adapted to client growth and more functional to better help them succeed.”

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Strengthens Its Presence at the “Gateway to the North” with a New Office in Saint-Jérôme
From left to right: Marco Berretta, Partner in Charge of the Laval office, Nathalie Fagnan, Executive Vice-President, Luc Filiatrault, Lead Senior Manager, Saint-Jérôme office, Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, Samuel Havida, Vice-President (elect), Montréal region, Sylvie Chartrand, Partner in Charge of the Saint-Jérôme office, Guylain Thériault, Partner, Saint-Jérôme office and Sylvain Moreau, Partner, Saint-Jérôme office

This cocktail was an occasion for the Firm’s management to thank its clients from the Laurentians region for their trust and remind them that the largest accounting firm in Quebec can help them with their growth, here and abroad. “The Saint-Jérôme office is a gateway to Canadian and world markets, like our other offices, which provide access to over 2,500 professionals, 100 establishments and over 60 services at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, not to mention over 40,000 talented professionals found in over 130 countries,” stated Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, during the event.

You may recall that in July 2014 the Rochon Thériault Chartrand accounting firm in Saint-Jérôme joined Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. In March 2015, the large team of experts relocated to their new office.

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10 Jun 2015

Last May 28, the 8th Zénith Gala was held by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Thetford Mines. During this event, intended to recognize the year’s outstanding businesses, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was awarded the honour in the “Personal Service Business” category for the second year in a row.

Quality, originality and good management

This Zénith Award once again attests to the quality of services offered to clients, the originality of the services, and the firm’s general good management. This victory confirms the firm’s constant concern for meeting its clients’ needs professionally and diligently. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was also nominated in three other categories: “Business Service Business”, “Client Service” and “Human Resources Management”.

Congratulations to the partner and employees of the Thetford Mines office! Thanks to their professionalism and teamwork, they make a daily contribution to Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s strategic positioning as a firm that is professionally dedicated while participating actively in the promotion of a corporate culture focused on client service, development and growth. Congratulations!

About the Zénith Gala

The Zénith Gala is an event designed to honour various businesses that stood during the year for their talent and commitment. Organized by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Thetford Mines, this evening brings together the region’s business community and encourages networking among professionals from varied environments.