Official Launch of The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Accolades Competition

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Official Launch of The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Accolades Competition

Pointe-Claire, January 22nd, 2018 – Close to 250 members from the political and business community from the West Island were present at The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce’s (WIMCC) President’s Cocktail for the 2018 launch of the Accolades Competition. This annual contest has celebrated excellence and leadership in business for 32 years. The launch took place at the Dollard-des-Ormeaux Community Center, on January 17th, 2018.

Ten Categories and Ten Recipients
The Chamber receives numerous nominations from local businesses that may compete in one to two of the 10 categories in the Accolades competition. There are normally 3 finalists per category with one business per category taking home the Accolades Trophy at the Gala, which, this year, will be held on May 31st, 2018, at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. The competition also recognizes a non-profit organization with its Community Service Award.

“The candidates are asked to outline their most remarkable successes of the past twelve months.  The jury then takes into consideration how these successes had an impact on their businesses and how they helped differentiate the organization from others in the field”, explained Mr. Andrew Paquette, President of this year’s Accolades 2018 Committee and President of Groupe Bravo Rentals.  “As a rule, members of the jury must sign a Disclosure of Interest form and nominees can be assured that the competition’s selection process is transparent and carried out is a professional manner”, underlines Joseph Huza, the President & Executive Director of the Chamber.

The Business of the Year Award
Every year, one of the recipients is chosen to receive the Gala’s most prestigious award: the Business of the Year award. In 2017, Bulletproof Logistics was the winner of this prize, in addition to receiving the Distribution trophy.

Mr. Mark Hanna, the President of the Chamber’s Board of Directors stated “As  President of the Board of this dynamic and hard-working Chamber, I am proud of the Accolades competition and what it represents to our business community. Having served as the Co-President of the Accolades committee, I have seen first-hand the positive impact that being recognized as leader in a specific industry represents. As well, to be recognized in front of the 350 guests at the Chamber’s Accolades Gala is especially rewarding”.

About the Accolades Gala
The Accolades Gala is a major event for the WIMCC and offers its partners excellent visibility. Year after year, the West Island business community recognizes this event as the most prestigious event of the year. The nomination form for the 2018 Accolades Competition is available online at www.ccoim.ca/nomination-form/. The deadline to submit nominations is March 16th, 2018.

About the WIMCC
The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce (WIMCC) is the voice of the West Island business community. Since its creation in 1978, its mission is to represent the interests of its 850 members as well as encourage and promote the development of its business community. The WIMCC’s territory includes all cities and boroughs from Lachine to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. For more information, visit www.ccoim.ca.

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 Information:
Mélanie DesRosiers
Events Coordinator
The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce
514-697-4228
mdesrosiers@wimcc.ca