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The 2018 Accolades Recipients Unveiled At A Prestigious Gala

The 2018 Accolades Recipients Unveiled at a Prestigious Gala

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The 2018 Accolades Recipients Unveiled at a Prestigious Gala


Pointe-Claire, June 4th, 2018—Over 300 members of the business community took part in The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce’s (WIMCC) 2018 Accolades Gala, on Thursday, May 31st. The event took place at the prestigious Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, where the recipients in the 11 categories went up on stage to receive their trophies. The theme of this year’s Gala, Tomorrow Was Yesterday, referred to the fast growth of artificial intelligence and its increasingly important role in the business world.

In the Desjardins Business to Consumer Services category, Copper Branch was awarded with the Accolades trophy. In the BMO Bank of Montreal Distribution category, Polyrheoreceived the award. In the Paquette & Associés, Attorneys Manufacturing category, the recipient was Lovepac. In the PME MTL West-Island High Technology & Innovation category ROOT Data Center won the Accolade. For the Aéroports de Montréal Export category, Lovepac received its second trophy. The Office québécois de la langue française was the partner of the new Francization category, where Groupe FSCO received the award. In the National Bank Human Resources category, Laurentide Controls received the prize and the Business Development Bank of Canada Small Business category Labrosse Brewery received the trophy. For the RBC Royal Bank Business to Business Services category, ROOT Data Center received its second trophy. In the Hydro-Québec Sustainable Development category, RHST Industries received the trophy and Perspective communautaire en santé mentale earned the Partage-Action Community Service Award. The Business of the Year, chosen among the all recipients was ROOT Data Center.

The evening of the Accolades Gala also marked the beginning or a new initiative from The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce: its all new business newspaper, distributed to all companies and organizations in the West Island (Journal Affaires Ouest-de-l’Île). The first edition was provided to the Gala participants on their way out and 3 more editions are expected this year. A digital version is available here.

The implementation of the Accolades competition and the organization of the Gala would not be possible without the help of the numerous volunteers and the support of the financial and service partners of the 2018 Accolades Gala.  The WIMCC wishes to thank them all for their support.

The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce congratulates once again all finalists and recipients of the 2018 Accolades Competition.

About the Accolades Gala
The Accolades Gala is the WIMCC’s most important event of the year and it offers excellent visibility to its partners. Every year, the West Island community recognizes the quality of the organization and unfolding of the event.

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 encourage and promote the development of the business community. For more information on the Chamber and its upcoming events, visit


For more information or for an interview:

Mélanie DesRosiers
Events Coordinator
514-697-4228 x 5502

Accolades 2018 – The finalists and recipients (marked in bold)

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


  • Faxinating Solutions
  • Igloo Cellulose
  • Lovepac Inc.

The BANQUE NATIONALE DU CANADA Human Resources Category

  • Contrôles Laurentide
  • Genatec Inc.
  • Impression Paragraph Inc


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


  • 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
  • SytroChem

 The PARTAGE-ACTION Community Service Category

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

 The 2018 Business of the Year of The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce : ROOT Data Center

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