04 Aug 2011

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is pleased to confirm our agreement with Québec International regarding the Bâtiment vert et intelligent (BVI) component, as part of our ongoing initiatives to associate with excellence niches that contribute to the Québec City metropolitan region’s economic development.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s association with Réseau BVI once again attests to our Firm’s distinctive positioning and proactivity in a thriving sector: the development of products and services that meet the new international sustainable construction standards.

The Bâtiment vert et intelligent excellence niche builds on the know-how of the various stakeholders involved (architects, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, etc.) to develop expertise and innovative practices in leading-edge technology design and new generation building construction.

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03 Aug 2011

The Eastern Townships region is proud to announce that the Sherbrooke office will receive RECYC-QUÉBEC’s Ici on recycle program’s highest recognition, i.e., Level 3 Performance certification.

The Ici on recycle program recognizes establishments rather than enterprises, so the region’s Sustainable Development Committee is currently putting together files for each of the Eastern Townships offices.

Kudos to the Sherbrooke office for this environmental initiative and its eco-friendliness!

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21 Jul 2011

The latest research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that one privately-owned company out of five (22%) globally believes that the recent upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa has had a negative impact on their business. Ed Nusbaum, President and CEO of Grant Thornton International, discussed this statistic on Bloomberg. As for North America, one quarter (26%) of companies have also reported negative effects.

However, only 10% of companies globally say they are less likely to develop business in these regions. Mr. Nusbaum concludes that, in light of these results, companies still see real business opportunities in this part of the world for the mid- and long-term.

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13 Jul 2011

We are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce, founded by Marc Dutil, President and CEO of Canam Group Inc.

This agreement will promote access to this school’s unique expertise by enabling an experienced entrepreneur to join the entrepreneurs-in-training to be trained by well-known established entrepreneurs, such as Marc Dutil, Gregory Charles, Robert Dutton, Mario Girard and Alain Lemaire.

As stated by Jean Robillard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, “Quebec needs to overcome challenges to become economically competitive and increase productivity. Therefore, our collective duty is to encourage the next generation to become entrepreneurs. This is so true, in fact, that we have deemed it appropriate as a firm to develop a practice called, “Business Succession and Continuity.” With this agreement, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to share the entrepreneurial passion and help young companies grow.

For more information on École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce, go to www.eebeauce.com.