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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

Design Louis George

DESIGN LOUIS GEORGE CELEBRATES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2017. THIS VERITABLE INSTITUTION OF DESIGN HAS INTRODUCED COUNTLESS MONTREALERS TO CLASSIC EUROPEAN FURNITURE… AND SO MUCH MORE! It’s no secret that when it comes to interior decor, beautiful bedding and stunning furniture, Design Louis George is the place to go, and has been for years. The … Continue reading Design Louis George

A passion for fast cars

HE HAS THE JOB SO MANY YOUNG BOYS (AND GROWNUPS!) DREAM OF. UMBERTO BONFA, PRESIDENT OF FERRARI QUÉBEC, SPEAKS OF HIS PASSION FOR CARS, AND THE IMPRESSIVE GROWTH THE ICONIC ITALIAN BRAND HAS BEEN ENJOYING RECENTLY IN MONTREAL. The year was 1976. Bonfa was only five years old, but he remembers clearly his uncle pulling … Continue reading A passion for fast cars

A commitment that speaks to her inner child

Bita is a mother who, along with her husband, Paolo, acknowledges the many opportunities and privileges her family enjoys, but believes whole-heartedly in her responsibility to support those who need help, particularly children. A chance encounter encouraged her to plan her first UNICEF fundraiser in Montreal. Inspiration came from the story of Emmanuel Anassis, founder … Continue reading A commitment that speaks to her inner child

Daoust Lestage – From city to object

The spectacular Caisse de dépôt building(1) is theirs. So are Montreal’s Quartier international(1), Quartier des spectacles, and the Promenade Samuel-de Champlain(1) in Quebec city. After nearly three decades of collaborative projects and dozens of awards, architectural firm Daoust Lestage has lost none of its passion. We met with Renée Daoust and Réal Lestage, whose shared … Continue reading Daoust Lestage – From city to object

Joining forces to combat AIDS in Africa

HIV/AIDS is not the unbeatable affliction it once was, but we are still a longway from eradication. The struggle continues, but support from a significant number of awareness campaigns are spotlighting the cause. John Legend and Belvedere are among those making voices heard. It’s been five years since Belvedere began its collaboration with the (RED) … Continue reading Joining forces to combat AIDS in Africa

Pierre Simard, The silent partner

His name does not immediately ring a bell for most. And yet, Pierre Simard and his partners are behind a number of transactions that have shaped Québec Inc. in recent years. Working with energetic managers and visionary founders, Simard oversaw the creation of MUST, a new leader in high-end furniture, while simultaneously orchestrating the relaunch … Continue reading Pierre Simard, The silent partner

A thirst for life

Martin Gauthier runs an agency known worldwide for its part in creating the famous “taste tags” so familiar to SAQ customers across Qu ebec. He spoke to us about a passion that speaks to his unbridled love of live. IT STARTED AS A SIMPLE INTEREST… Gauthier admits openly that nothing predisposed him to becoming the … Continue reading A thirst for life