03 Aug 2011

The Eastern Townships region is proud to announce that the Sherbrooke office will receive RECYC-QUÉBEC’s Ici on recycle program’s highest recognition, i.e., Level 3 Performance certification.

The Ici on recycle program recognizes establishments rather than enterprises, so the region’s Sustainable Development Committee is currently putting together files for each of the Eastern Townships offices.

Kudos to the Sherbrooke office for this environmental initiative and its eco-friendliness!

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21 Jul 2011

The latest research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that one privately-owned company out of five (22%) globally believes that the recent upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa has had a negative impact on their business. Ed Nusbaum, President and CEO of Grant Thornton International, discussed this statistic on Bloomberg. As for North America, one quarter (26%) of companies have also reported negative effects.

However, only 10% of companies globally say they are less likely to develop business in these regions. Mr. Nusbaum concludes that, in light of these results, companies still see real business opportunities in this part of the world for the mid- and long-term.

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13 Jul 2011

We are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce, founded by Marc Dutil, President and CEO of Canam Group Inc.

This agreement will promote access to this school’s unique expertise by enabling an experienced entrepreneur to join the entrepreneurs-in-training to be trained by well-known established entrepreneurs, such as Marc Dutil, Gregory Charles, Robert Dutton, Mario Girard and Alain Lemaire.

As stated by Jean Robillard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, “Quebec needs to overcome challenges to become economically competitive and increase productivity. Therefore, our collective duty is to encourage the next generation to become entrepreneurs. This is so true, in fact, that we have deemed it appropriate as a firm to develop a practice called, “Business Succession and Continuity.” With this agreement, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to share the entrepreneurial passion and help young companies grow.

For more information on École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce, go to www.eebeauce.com.

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12 Jul 2011

Using an original idea, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton set itself apart during the Chambre de commerce région de Mégantic’s golf tournament in June. Our colleagues in the Eastern Townships decided to literally bring our ad campaign theme (Tell us what’s keeping you up at night) to life by setting up a real bed on one of the golf course holes!

The tournament players couldn’t help but notice the bold and surprising installation, which brought a smile to many of their faces. The players were also asked to fill out a coupon saying what keeps them up at night, and the answers were as original as our idea.

This was a fine opportunity for our Firm to get noticed and make an amusing initial contact with the event’s participants. Guy Fauteux, Partner, and Jérome Poulin, Assurance Manager, who both work in the Lac Mégantic office, were the ones who suggested the idea to set up the bed on the course. Well done!

Our three hosts had a lot of fun leading the event, which got many people talking! From left to right: Chantal Guillemette, Manager, Corporate Finance Consulting (Sherbrooke), Karyn Lebrun, Consultant, Management Consulting (Sherbrooke) and Christian Paquet, Manager, Business Development for the Eastern Townships region.