18 Dec 2014
Michel Proulx
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

This November 7, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s offices in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie and Edmundston region celebrated the 30th anniversary of their merger with the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton network. A hundred people got together that evening, a unique opportunity for partners, ex-partners and employees to discuss the highlights of this 30-year history. The future could also be discussed, because the President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, was present to mark this milestone and congratulate the employees and partners on their contribution to the region’s economic and social development.

30e anniversaire | Bas-St-Laurent | RCGT

The short history of a big firm

Already well established since 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, decided in 1984 to ensure its presence in Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie. On May 13, 1983, in Rivière-du-Loup, official merger discussions began with Corriveau, Bujold, Lavoie, Madore & Associés, comptables agréés, with offices located in Rivière-du-Loup, Chandler, La Pocatière, Matane, Montmagny, New Richmond and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. At the time, the firm included 18 partners, 118 employees and 7 offices. The merger became a reality on November 17, 1984. The firm thus made a major breakthrough in the entire Bas-Saint-Laurent-Gaspésie territory, achieving a real expansion.

At the heart of the region’s socioeconomic activity since 1984

Serving businesses, as well as public and parapublic bodies of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie and Edmundston, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is positioned at the heart of the region’s socioeconomic activity. Today, the firm benefits from enviable name recognition in the region, with over 22 partners and 240 people spread among 16 offices. Congratulations!

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12 Dec 2014
Michel Proulx
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance
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
Michel Proulx
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance
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
Michel Proulx
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

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).

 

18 Dec 2014  |  Written by :

Michel Proulx is a partner and assurance expert at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. Contact him today!

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