The Accolades 2018 Finalists Unveiled

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The Finalists of The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce 2018 Accolades Competition Unveiled

Pointe-Claire, April 26th, 2018—Close to 200 members of the business community attended yesterday’s press conference cocktail where the finalists of The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce (WIMCC) 2018 Accolades Competition were unveiled. The event took place at the Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire & Suites. The finalists in the 11 categories were proud to be recognized by the business community, in this 33nd edition of rewarding business excellence in the West Island.

“The Grand Jury has accomplished an exceptional task this year in choosing the finalists from the pool of 122 nominations received for the Accolades Competition”, stated Éric Léouzon, Maestro Communications and President of the Accolades 2018 Grand Jury. “Considering the quality of the candidacies received in each category, it was a true challenge to determine the finalists per category. Despite this, we accomplished the task with the utmost objectivity”, he concluded.

The next step involves an Independent Jury composed of 3 business people per category who will visit the finalists in their respective categories in order to determine the recipients. They will be unveiled during the Accolades Gala, on May 31st, 2018, at the prestigious Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. The evening draws close to 350 guests of the West Island business community where this year’s theme will be Tomorrow Was Yesterday, referring to the fast growth of artificial intelligence and its increasingly important role in the business world.

The Chamber offers an Early Bird Pricing (25% off) until May 18th, noon. “And with a theme like Tomorrow was Yesterday, you’d better hurry up!”, joked Andrew Paquette, President of the 2018 Accolades Committee and President of Groupe Bravo Locations/Rentals.

Guests will then be invited to continue the celebrations during the After-Party, hosted by the President of the Chamber’s Board, Mark Hanna and Groupe Bravo Locations/Rentals. The After-Party is free for attendees of the Gala, however, booking a VIP lounge offers an enhanced experience. Moreover, a special group rate for hotel rooms is available for those who wish to party without worry. Contact the Chamber for more information.

“We are very proud of our finalists as they represent the excellence and dynamism of our territory’s businesses. The Chamber is also very grateful for the immense support of its partners who contribute to the success of the event”, underlined Mark Hanna, and Joseph Huza, President & Executive Director of the WIMCC.

About the Accolades Gala
Year after year, the Accolades Gala is praised for its prestige and professional organization. It is the most important event of the WIMCC and offers excellent visibility to its partners. All details related to the event can be found online. The Early Bird Pricing ends on May 18th, noon, and will then increase by 25%. Registrations can easily be completed by emailing nforte@ccoim.ca or calling at 514-697-4228 x 5501.

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.wimcc.ca.

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For more information or for an interview :
Mélanie DesRosiers
Events Coordinator
The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce
514-697-4228 x 5502
mdesrosiers@wimcc.ca

Accolades 2018 – Finalists

Photos of the finalists

 The DESJARDINS Business to Consumer Services Category

  • Aliments Morehouse Canada
  • Château Pierrefonds
  • Copper Branch

The BMO BANQUE DE MONTRÉAL Distribution Category

  • KAR Industrial Inc.
  • Polyrheo
  • Tapis Normandie Ltee

The PAQUETTE & ASSOCIÉS, AVOCATS Manufacturing Category

  • Adventure Lights Inc.
  • Astor Stainless Steel Production Inc.
  • Igloo Cellulose
  • Lovepac

The PME MTL WEST-ISLAND High-Technology & Innovation Category

  • Adventure Lights Inc.
  • Anyon Systems Inc.
  • RHST Industries
  • ROOT Data Center

The AÉROPORT DE MONTRÉAL Export Category

  • Faxinating Solutions
  • Igloo Cellulose
  • Lovepac Inc.

The BANQUE NATIONALE DU CANADA Human Resources Category

  • Contrôles Laurentide
  • Genatec Inc.
  • Impression Paragraph Inc 

The OFFICE QUÉBÉCOIS DE LA LANGUE FRANÇAISE Francization Category

  • FSCO Marketing Group
  • Pastamore
  • S.O.S. Floral

The BANQUE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DU CANADA Small Business Category

  • Anyon Systems Inc.
  • Beta Bloc
  • Labrosse Brewery
  • Sobezone

The RBC Banque Royale Business to Business Services Category

  • Access Protection Security Solutions
  • KAR Industrial Inc.
  • ROOT Data Center

The HYDRO-QUÉBEC Sustainable Development Category

  • Aquasan
  • Element International Trade
  • RHST Industries
  • StyroChem

The PARTAGE-ACTION Community Service Category

  • Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (AJOI)
  • Carrefour d’Entraide Lachine
  • Centre Bienvenue
  • PCSM