Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton chose the Musée de la Gaspésie to mark the 60th anniversary of its Gaspé office this September 18. This cocktail reception provided a festive atmosphere to bring together many business people from the region, clients and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton staff members.
A key vector of the regional economy
The Gaspé office employs 20 people and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s offices in the Bas-St-Laurent-Gaspésie administrative region employ 230 more, including 22 partners. They count on a team of more than 20 tax specialists to serve their clientele throughout the territory.
A success story that began in 1954
It all began on January 1, 1954, when Jean-Paul Duguay opened his office in a room at the Baker Hotel, located on Rue de la Reine in Gaspé. Twenty years later, in 1974, Mr. Duguay went into partnership with Julien Leblanc and they pursued their activities under the name of Duguay-Leblanc. After another 20 years, in January 1994, seeing that the market required more specialized services, they decided to merge their firm with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. The year 2014 therefore marks the 60th anniversary of the firm’s presence in Gaspé!
To mark his contribution, the founder, Paul Duguay, received a present from the partner in charge of the Gaspé office, Richard Chrétien. In addition, the office’s conference room was named in his honour. Mr. Chrétien took the opportunity to thank his clientele and remind everyone of the importance of employee commitment.
Several of the firm’s partners attended this cocktail reception, including (from left to right) Michel Cavanagh, Assurance Partner (Rimouski), Michel Proulx, Partner and Regional Vice-President, Linda Bossé, Assurance Partner (Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac), Jocelyn Lavoie, Assurance Partner (La Pocatière) and Richard Chrétien, Assurance Partner (Gaspé).
Congratulations and happy 60th anniversary!
14 Oct 2014 | Written by :