14 Apr 2014

Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Magog-OrfordRaymond Chabot Grant Thornton Eastern Townships is proud to act as major sponsor for a new Magog TV show on entrepreneurship. Starting April 14, the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Magog-Orford and Cogeco TV will offer a series of 13 episodes on the entrepreneurs of the Memphrémagog regional county municipality. The show, entitled
“Votre chambre en affaires”, will present a series of exclusive interviews with CEOs and employees of different small and medium enterprises in the region.

The series will be presented in two stages, five episodes this spring and eight others starting next fall. The broadcaster Cogeco TV will make the shows available on its regional channels.

Supporting dynamic local businesses

By presenting this series, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton again shows its commitment to dynamic local businesses and its desire to support the innovation and creativity of entrepreneurs and the entire business community.

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10 Apr 2014

On March 26, 2014, the President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Emilio B. Imbriglio, was the guest of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie du Haut-St-Maurice. While visiting La Tuque, he met with the region’s business for a luncheon discussion.

He invited them to be daring, innovate and seek to achieve their full potential!

In a context where Quebec finds itself mired in a sluggish economic situation whereas its debt level requires growth, Mr. Imbriglio proposed a few ideas to stimulate our economic development.

“Quebec must have a solid foundation, an environment that favours wealth creation and respects its various member communities. This environment must rest on four powerful pillars: education, employment, entrepreneurship and exploiting resources, which in turn will reduce our public debt and give us the means to achieve our goal to better support our economy.” Mr. Imbriglio maintained.

From the perspective of these 6 E’s, he proposed six key ideas supported by both precise measures and fact-based reflections to revitalize our economy and help it grow.

Here are a few of the measures Mr. Imbriglio presented regarding the four pillars:

  • Entrepreneurship: make business transfers fair; create an innovation tax credit.
  • Employment: consult with experts to reduce or eliminate corporate income tax; create business/university incubators.
  • Exploiting resources: develop a framework that is favourable to investment; reduce the tax burden.
  • Education: reintroduce the economics course in high school; better train and attract talent/immigrants.

At the end of this dynamic conference, the region’s entrepreneurs were invited to ask the speaker questions, which led to very productive exchanges and generated keen regional media interest: L’Écho de La Tuque (article 1 and article 2) and Le Nouvelliste.

Emilio B .Imbriglio était l’invité de la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie du Haut-St-Maurice
© Photos La Tuque

In closing, Mr. Imbriglio added, “We need to promote leadership among youth. We need more regional forums to encourage entrepreneurship in the next generation, such as the the École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce […]. Quebec is in a leadership crisis. We have to spark the entrepreneurial passion in tomorrow’s decision-makers.  Let’s give them a taste for success!”

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09 Apr 2014
François Gagnon

François Gagnon

On March 20, 2014, the Événement emploi formation 2014 took place at the Carrefour Frontenac, in the region of Thetford Mines. François Gagnon, Assurance Partner (Thetford Mines), was the patron of the event.

This nomination reflects the implication of Mr. Gagnon and the importance he attaches to the research and formation of new resources and to professional development, not only for the people from the region of Thetford Mines, but also for all other resources of the Firm.

An event which gathers more than 1,500 job seekers

Now in its seventh year, the Événement emploi formation allows participants to meet various employers, organizations and professional corporations, and to identify training institutions which could help them in the development of their potential.

Congratulations to Mr. Gagnon and the team of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton which was present on site for their implication in and commitment!

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09 Apr 2014

Once again this year, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will award one of its clients a $13,750 scholarship to become a entrepreneur athletes of the École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce (EEB). This amount represents half the registration fees for one year in the skills development program dedicated to training of the entrepreneurial succession (a two-year program).

Become one of 25 entrepreneur-athletes!

This financial contribution promotes access to this unique school’s expertise by allowing an entrepreneur, at a lower cost, to be among the 25 entrepreneur athletes who will be trained by renowned entrepreneur-coaches, including Jean Coutu, Gregory Charles, Robert Dutton, Daniel Germain, Alain Lemaire or Isabelle Hudon, to name only a few.

Clients wishing to apply must therefore complete the presentation form and send it to Carole-Anne Dugré, Regional Director, Communications and Business Development, no later than April 30, 2014.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Scholarship, you must:

  • be a client of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton AND
  • be in the process of registration for a first session at École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce (cohort 8) OR already be a first-year entrepreneur-athlete at École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce (cohort 7).
  • Fully complete the presentation form and send it before the deadline

Word IconPresentation form (in French)

Remember that the second Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Scholarship was awarded this summer to Keven Jutras of Les Sciures Jutras inc.

For more information about École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce, visit www.eebeauce.com.