09 May 2014
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to be associated, for the tenth consecutive year, with the prestigious Mercuriades contest, as official evaluator and to present, this year, the brand-new Mercure Entreprenariat- Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton for entrepreneurship.

Surplec HV wins the Mercure Entreprenariat-Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

The ten years of this winning partnership have been an opportunity for the firm to become even more involved by offering this award, which recognizes the growth strategies deployed by businesses to achieve their full potential. It highlights the well-considered business planning approaches adopted for growth over time, which can translate into different strategies.

Speaking to about 800 guests gathered at the Palais des Congrès for the occasion, Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, presented this award to Surplec HV. This company, established in Sherbrooke over 27 years ago, specializes in medium-voltage and high-voltage switchgear.

It has stood out by its multiple expansions over the past year. These expansions include its association with WR Transformateurs, the construction of a medium-voltage dry-type transformer plant in Granby, the opening of a branch, and the construction of a medium-voltage plant in Edmonton, Alberta.

Mario Lambert, Surplec HV Solutions President & Emilio B. Imbriglio, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s President and CEO

Mario Lambert, Surplec HV Solutions President & Emilio B. Imbriglio, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s President and CEO

Young entrepreneurs: the solution to the challenge of the succession

Emilio B. Imbriglio took advantage of his time on stage to thank the Raymond Chabot Grant  Thornton employees and the fifteen Master’s students from different universities who supported them. Their rigorous efforts allowed a very successful evaluation of the many files submitted for the contest.

He also seized the opportunity to discuss a major challenge we must meet together: the challenge of entrepreneurship and the succession.

“Inspiring our young people to go into business is our collective duty, but above all, encouraging them to take over an existing business is a vital issue if we want to ensure the sustainability of our wealth creators. With the imminent retirement of one third of its entrepreneurs, Québec is about to experience the most sweeping change of senior management it has ever seen in its small and medium enterprises. One way to overcome this challenge is for each of us to succeed in conveying our passion, creativity and talent to the succession,” he exclaimed before this select audience, composed of entrepreneurs and well-known business and political personalities.

Among the cabinet ministers present that evening were Kathleen Weil, Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion; Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan; Jacques Daoust, Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Export Trade; and Jean-Denis Girard, Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development.

About the Mercuriades

The Mercuriades are a contest organized by the FCCQ, the biggest business network in Quebec, since 1981. The Mercuriades celebrate the entrepreneurship, success and ambition of Quebec businesses. Over the years, the contest has adapted to economic realities. The categories have been designed to ensure sustained business growth.

Through its involvement in this prestigious business contest, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to support and recognize the entrepreneurship and dynamism of home-grown companies contributing to Quebec’s success, now and in the future!

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08 May 2014
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.

Lynda CoacheLynda Coache, Assurance Partner at the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu office, was named Business Personality of the Year at the 50th edition of the Excellence Gala of Chambre de commerce du Haut-Richelieu. The Gala was held on April 25.

Speaking to nearly 500 guests, Claude Demers, Executive Director of the Chambre de commerce, and Pierre St-Onge, the organization’s President, highlighted the excellence of Ms. Coache’s work with the region’s businesses over a span of nearly 25 years. The award was presented by the Paquette brothers of Groupe Paquette, the 2013 recipients.

An award dedicated to her family, friends and colleagues

Visibly moved by this honour, the award winner used her time on stage to thank her team at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu entrepreneurs who “opened their hearts and their companies’ doors” to her, and her father, who had told her that work would take her a long way in life.

A few minutes before the award was presented, the Chambre de commerce showed a video tracing Ms. Coache’s life and bringing together touching testimonials from her family, personal friends, team members and mentor. It was a very emotional moment for our winner, who never misses an opportunity to remind them of their immense contribution to her success.

Passion and hard work: Lynda’s formula

For Lynda Coache, this award attests to a lifetime achievement: “I had a dream when I was 29, when I founded my accounting firm in Napierville,” she explained. “This dream became a reality, and this evening, I am fulfilling another dream. When I first started, I never would have believed that I would be here receiving the title of Haut-Richelieu Business Personality of the Year. ”
Lynda explained her success by hard work, the support of her family, friends and colleagues, and the passion that has driven her from the beginning: “When you do things passionately, regardless of what you do, regardless of your gender, you will be recognized. My professional order has recognized me, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has recognized me, and so has the business community. All that was missing was recognition from the Saint-Jean business community. ”

Congratulations to Lynda Coache for her excellent work, which has earned her this honourable nomination and which showcases the excellence and passion of the experts who work at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton!

About the Excellence Gala of Chambre de commerce du Haut-Richelieu

For 50 years, the Gala has rewarded the excellence of the businesses, organizations and individuals of the Haut-Richelieu region. Among the categories honoured this year are: startups; retail and service (under 20 employees); retail and service (over 20 employees); business succession; tourism; recreation and culture; manufacturing; best Web initiative; non-profit organizations… and more.

For more information, visit the website of Chambre de commerce du Haut-Richelieu

Lynda Coache’s nomination reported in the media

  • Karine Guillet, “Lynda Coache personnalité d’affaire 2014”, April 28, 2014 (Lynda Coache business personality of 2014)

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06 May 2014
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.

On April 26, 2014, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was amongst the enterprises competing in the category “Investment Project, commercial section” of the Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges’ Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne.

This distinction is aimed at highlighting the realization of distinctive projects which had an impact on the development and growth of nominated businesses. This nomination thus highlighted the success of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s projects initiated during the last few years relating to the Firm’s expansion approach, which consisted in putting forward major investment projects in order to continue the growth of the Firm in the Beauce region. It may be recalled that this approach included three parts, which are the complete renovation of the Saint-Georges office, the moving of the Saint-Éphrem office and the acquisition of Gilbert, Bureau, Roy, CGA.

Congratulations to partners and employees of the Saint-Georges office, who contribute every day to the strategic positioning of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton as a devoted company at the professional level and who are actively involved in the promotion of a development- and growth-oriented culture.

About the Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne

The Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne is an event that acknowledges the entrepreneurial spirit of people from the region as well as their talent and implication. Organized by the Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges, this evening promotes networking amongst the various professionals from the business environment and contributes to the financing of the chamber.

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06 May 2014
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.
Emilio B. Imbriglio

Emilio B. Imbriglio

The theme will be Giving ourselves the means to achieve our ambitions: let’s stimulate growth when Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, addresses business people this May 21 in Montreal. He will be speaking at Les midis-conférences of the Association des MBA du Québec.

Caring deeply about the success of our society and its entrepreneurs, Mr. Imbriglio will present ideas the firm believes are necessary to stimulate our economic growth, create jobs and make our society even more competitive. He will also remind the audience of the role played by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in supporting dynamic Quebec organizations so that they achieve their full potential. 

 

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