02 Jun 2017
Chantal Lessard
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

Chantal Lessard, Assurance Partner with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, is the co-founder of the La Ruche crowdfunding platform introduced in Sherbrooke.

“I’m very proud to be associated with this project that brings regional business people and promoters with creative ideas together! La Ruche proposes a different financing approach, supported by a solid regional business network,” our expert added.

La Ruche is a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage the emergence of projects stimulating the influence and vitality of a given area. Through its proximity crowdfunding platform, La Ruche actively contributes to the development of new projects in the province of Quebec. La Ruche is innovative through its non-profit organization structure, the personalized guidance provided and the concept of regional proximity it promotes.

To learn more, listen to the interview on ICI Radio-Canada Première and read the La Ruche press release (in French).

02 Jun 2017  |  Written by :

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01 Jun 2017
Pierre Garant
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

On May 23, 2017, the new integrated accounting-consulting services offering for SMEs was finally officially unveiled during the launch of operiō. The event, held at the magnificent Mont-Royal chalet in Montréal, brought together more than 500 guests, including dignitaries, important business figures and of course, SME owners and operators.

The evening, hosted by Simon Durivage who acted as the Emcee for the occasion, began with speeches from the main operiō team members, followed by a few enthusiastic words from Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

As it was the perfect opportunity, Serge Beauchemin, angel investor and renowned Dragon, presented a one-year membership to operiō to the two winners of the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton prize, offered in connection with Dans l’œil du dragon.

The many entrepreneurs in attendance were able to meet with the operiō representatives onsite to obtain further details about this innovative service, or plan a more formal meeting in the near future. Magnificent kiosks in the operiō colours enabled viewers to discover the user-friendly aspect of this leading-edge technology on electronic tablets.

Kim Rusk, the official reporter for this event on social media, captured several moments of the evening live on Facebook. You can view her interviews on the operiō Facebook page.

Pierre Garant, Partner, National Assurance Leader and President of operiō, Annie Dupont, Manager, Sales & Marketing for operiō et Adel Mabrouk, General Manager of operiō

 

Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development

 

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

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26 May 2017
Bernard Grandmont
Consulting Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance
Gala Excellence 2017

Scène Éthique awarded the Manufacturing or Distribution Business, of less than $10M prize.
Left to right: Bernard Grandmont, RCGT Partner, Hélène Demers, President, Scène Éthique and Richard Da Rocha, Desjardins.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, a partner of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de la Rive-Sud (CCIRS), was proud to present an award at the CCIRS’s Gala Excellence 2017 held May 10, 2017.

This competition showcases South Shore businesses and is an opportunity to highlight the achievements of 30 exceptional businesses.

In keeping with his ongoing commitment to the South Shore business community, Bernard Grandmont, Partner, presented the award to the best manufacturing or distribution business of less than $10M.

The award was presented to Scène Éthique, which specializes in designing and manufacturing stage structures and scenic machinery under the leadership of Hélène Demers and Martin Ouellet.

Congratulations to all of the winners and to the CCIRS for supporting South Shore entrepreneurs!

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Bernard Grandmont is a consulting partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

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26 May 2017
Christian Menier
Partner | CPA, CA, M. Fisc. | Tax

Christian Menier, in charge of the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Tax department in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, commented on the case of a Les affaires reader who didn’t save the bills for a cottage he built himself. You may not necessarily be able to capitalize all renovations, so it’s best to gather as many supporting documents as possible: building permits, invoices or notarized contracts, as applicable.

Read the article (full article only available for subscribers of Les affaires).

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