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Lynn Albert – La renaissance des Îles

EVERY YEAR, LYNN ALBERT’S COMPANY PRODUCES 5 MILLION POUNDS OF LOBSTER AND 2 MILLION POUNDS OF CRAB. IT ALSO EMPLOYS 350 WORKERS ON THE MAGDALEN ISLANDS. FIVE YEARS AFTER PURCHASING TWO PROCESSING PLANTS ON THE VERGE OF BANKRUPTCY, THE PRESIDENT OF LA TRADING CAN PROUDLY SAY: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! THANKS TO HER NEW BUSINESS MODEL, THE … Continue reading Lynn Albert – La renaissance des Îles

Joey Saputo – A world-class montrealer

THE BOARD OF TRADE’S ACADEMY OF GREAT MONTREALERS INCLUDES NAMES LIKE PHYLLIS LAMBERT, OLIVER JONES, JEAN DRAPEAU, ARMAND FRAPPIER, AND CHARLES BRONFMAN. GIVEN HIS DEVOTED EFFORTS IN CHAMPIONING MONTREAL, AND QUEBEC, JOEY SAPUTO IS ANOTHER LIKELY CANDIDATE FOR THIS LIST OF LUMINARIES. Since 2012, the owner of the Montreal Impact has invested over $100 million … Continue reading Joey Saputo – A world-class montrealer

Strength in numbers

LISE WATIER IS NOT ONLY A GROUND-BREAKING BUSINESS WOMAN FROM QUEBEC WHO FOUNDED A WORLD-FAMOUS COMPANY, SHE IS ALSO A MAGNIFICENT ROLE MODEL, SHOWING SOLIDARITY WITH THE WOMEN WHO HELPED GET HER WHERE SHE IS TODAY. It’s not much of a stretch from Lise Watier’s own story to that of the foundation she established after … Continue reading Strength in numbers

Mélissa Lambert – It’s in the bag!

PHOTO YVES LACOMBE For some people, like Mélissa Lambert, maternity leave provided creative energy, and helped her launch her business. Up until then, she had been working as a brand manager for a major corporation, a job she had landed after earning a bachelor’s degree in communications and a post-graduate degree in marketing and communications … Continue reading Mélissa Lambert – It’s in the bag!

Le groupe Germain

IT HAS BEEN 30 YEARS SINCE GROUPE GERMAIN OPENED ITS FIRST HOTEL IN QUEBEC CITY, AND THE COMPANY IS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN. WE SAT DOWN WITH CO-PRESIDENT CHRISTIANE GERMAIN WHO SPEAKS OF THE ARCHITECTURAL “MOMENT” THAT SPARKED THE GERMAIN ADVENTURE. FURTHER IN, DETAILS ON UPCOMING PROJECTS, WHICH INCLUDE THE OPENING OF FOUR … Continue reading Le groupe Germain
Henri Vezina

Félix Jasmin

FÉLIX JASMIN HAS BEEN A REAL ESTATE AGENT SINCE 2006, BUT HIS RESUMÉ IS ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY (HINT: A STINT AS A CHIROPRACTOR!). JASMIN IS NOW A MASTER OF HIS TRUE CALLING. What city inspires you? Montreal: it’s beautiful, safe, a fabulous place for families, artists and business people! What do you think makes Quebec … Continue reading Félix Jasmin

Anges Québec – Pioneering support for local entrepreneurs

Ten years ago, a small group of business people who cared deeply about entrepreneurship and helping it grow got together to develop an incredible idea. They called it: Anges Québec. The purpose? To offer angel investors the opportunity to invest their money and passion to help ensure the success of local businesses. This makes Anges … Continue reading Anges Québec – Pioneering support for local entrepreneurs

Family stone

CIOT’S SUCCESS COULD BE DEFINED IN A SIMPLE PROMISE: THE AMERICAN DREAM. DRIVEN BY THAT DREAM, AND VISIONARY AMBITIONS, THIS FAMILY BUSINESS HAS BEEN GROWING FOR 67 YEARS. An immigrant family from Italy settles in Canada, works hard and builds a solid company that becomes one of the leaders in its field. No, it’s not … Continue reading Family stone

La passione per la cucina italiana – Gianpiero Morgia

Piatti opened in 2008 and, before long, had earned a fine reputation. Located in the Canada’s 8th prime minister Robert Laird Borden’s former summer home, the restaurant is discreet and charming, its old stone walls rising on the banks of the Mille-Îles River The success of Piatti is largely due to the hard work of … Continue reading La passione per la cucina italiana – Gianpiero Morgia

Constructive conservation – Natalie Voland

HER GROUP HAS CONVERTED INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS INTO SOME OF THE COOLEST OFFICES AROUND. THEY EVEN TURNED AN OLD CHURCH INTO A HIGH-END RESTAURANT AND RECEPTION VENUE. NOW, NATALIE VOLAND, PRESIDENT OF QUO VADIS, IS PREPARING TO LAUNCH ANOTHER UNIQUE REAL ESTATE CONCEPT IN SOUTHWEST MONTREAL. WE SAT DOWN WITH THIS PASSIONATE WOMAN, WHOSE BUSINESS MODEL … Continue reading Constructive conservation – Natalie Voland

Laporte Consentini – Transition for two

IT’S NOT EASY TO PULL OFF A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT IN A FAMILY BUSINESS. AND WHEN TWO FAMILIES ARE INVOLVED, IT’S EVEN MORE COMPLICATED! AT GROUPE QUORUM, KASSANDRA COSENTINI AND MAXIME LAPORTE ARE PROVING THEMSELVES TO BE A SECOND DYNAMIC DUO. Groupe Quorum has been a force in the construction … Continue reading Laporte Consentini – Transition for two