12 Dec 2014
Éric Lebel
Partner | CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT | Recovery and reorganization
Crédit photo : Rémy Boily, TC Media

Photo credit Rémy Boily, TC Media

Last November 26, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton proudly participated in the first edition of the Intergenerational Dinner of Chambre de commerce du Haut-Richelieu. This dynamic innovative event brought together over 300 people in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu to raise youth awareness of entrepreneurship, credit and debt.

Good money management is something you learn!

The crowd of students from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu secondary schools, CEGEP students and members of the local Chambre de commerce were able to hear different speakers, including François Duquette, proprietor of Saint-Jean Hyundai, and Éric Lebel, Recovery & Reorganization Partner and Émilie Nadon, Senior Manager, Reorganization (Consumer).

Our two experts took advantage of the podium they were offered, to awaken young people to the importance of making a budget and accumulating savings, and get them to understand the distinction between needing and wanting. Practical cases and concrete examples enhanced the presentation so that our young consumers and future entrepreneurs can avoid traps, particularly the trap of poor credit management, which would have short and long-term impacts on their holdings.

A proactive community

This event was made possible with the collaboration of Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, Centre d’aide aux entreprises Haute-Montérégie, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Chambre de commerce du Haut-Richelieu.

This fine motivational event allowed us to educate youngsters about the possibilities of entrepreneurship and give them the bases for good planning of their personal finances. Lynda Coache, Assurance Partner and Business Personality of the Year of Chambre de commerce du Haut-Richelieu, was present during the event to support this initiative, which showcases the great proactivity of the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu community and the importance of taking care of youth and completing their economic education.

Émilie Nadon, Éric Lebel et Lynda Coache

Congratulations to Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s three experts, Émilie Nadon, Éric Lebel and Lynda Coache, for their contribution to the success of this very first Intergenerational Dinner! (Photo credit: Rémy Boily, TC Media)

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11 Dec 2014
Éric Lebel
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Jean-Daniel Brisson

Jean-Daniel Brisson

Congratulations to Jean-Daniel Brisson, Lead Senior Director of the Management Consulting Group, for his expert participation in the capsules on governance of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP).

Due to Jean-Daniel’s expertise in corporate strategy and his experience with non-profit organizations, he was chosen to appear in a series of 7 videos on best practices in governance and share his advice. Some videos concern strategy and SMEs, while others deal with governance for NPOs. Two of his videos are already online on rcgt.com and the others will follow in turn, beginning in January 2015.

 

 

 

A major initiative for SMEs and a unique alliance

Remember that the Institute for Governance (IGOPP) has created a unique alliance with its five partners, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, BDC, Investissement Québec, Lavery and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton with the aim of improving governance, adapted to the different realities of SMEs. This major initiative is an indispensable tool to support SMEs in the deployment of a governance structure adapted to their context. In this perspective, this partnership’s objective is to disseminate the best governance practices adapted to the realities of SMEs.

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05 Dec 2014
Éric Lebel
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Luc Lacombe, Tax Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, commented on the economic and financial update of the Quebec Government, which is staying the course to a balanced budget for 2015-2016. Despite this context of austerity, Mr. Lacombe insisted that Quebec must seek to create wealth and jobs nonetheless, because the current economic environment really needs this. Mr. Lacombe’s observations were echoed with host Paul Houde of 98.5 FM on his December 2 show (listen starting at 2 min. 59 sec.) and Le Journal de Québec in an article dated December 3 (text also published on various Quebecor platforms).

 

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04 Dec 2014
Éric Lebel
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On November 18, 2014, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, had the privilege to serve as interviewer at a Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec breakfast meeting.

The exchange with Coalision President and CEO, Bernard Mariette, before an audience of about 100 people, showcased the vision of a great builder about his organization, which distributes, among others, the Lolë and Paradox brands internationally. One of this dynamic business’s core values is “doing business while doing good.” Mr. Mariette discussed the vision, issues and challenges facing this Longueuil-based company with passion and enthusiasm.

This highly successful event set the perfect stage for an inspirational and influential entrepreneur!

Emilio B. Imbriglio, Eric Tétrault et Bernard Mariette

Left to right: Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Eric Tétrault, President of Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec, and Bernard Mariette, President and CEO of the Coalision Group.

About Coalision

A blend of the words “coalition” and “collision”, the name Coalision truly reflects what our company is all about: a strong coalition stemming from the healthy collision of ideas. Composed of individuals with many different backgrounds, our team is young at heart, professional and dynamic, and the work environment is stimulating and vibrant. At Coalision, we make every effort to foster innovation and thus contribute to the development of progressive sportswear.

Founded in 1989, Coalision produces and distributes two brands: Lolë, technical, fashion-forward women’s active wear inspired by wellness and Paradox, which offers high-performance base layer and outdoor clothing, in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

There are close to 200 employees in several offices: our headquarters in Longueuil, on the south shore of Montreal (Canada), as well as in Toronto and Edmonton (Canada), New-York and Santa-Barbara (USA) and Biarritz (France).

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