An Event to Celebrate Excellence in our West Island Business Community
The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce was truly thrilled to host the 35th annual Accolades competition and Gala on June 9th, 2022. This annual event recognizes excellence in business on the Chamber’s territory. The Accolades competition has become the symbol of quality and excellence in the West Island business community.
This year, we were pleased to welcome more than 350 people from the West Island business community, business leaders, community organizations and elected officials who came together to connect and network in the presence of the finalists in the 10 categories of the Accolades competition. The event took place at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-terminal Hotel. The theme of the evening was “Back to The Future” which exemplified the relaunch of businesses and a hopeful return to normalcy.
.Joseph Huza, President & Executive director of the Chamber, expressed that “Chamber members have navigated through uncertain and challenging circumstances, continued to operate remotely and have shown incredible resilience over the past couple of years. There now seems to be a collective sense that we have emerged from the pandemic and ready to get back to business and forge ahead towards a brighter tomorrow. As we have recently heard at a Chamber Renowned Speaker event, the guest speaker Pierre Cléroux, Chief Economist with the BDC, noted that Québec is well-positioned to rebound quickly and prosper in a post-pandemic economy.”
The Accolades Program
The Chamber launched the Accolades competition in January 2022 without certainty that an in-person event would be possible. The members of the Accolades Organizing, Nominations, Grand Jury and Independent Jury committees along with Chamber business community partners joined together to assemble a stellar group of companies and organizations to take part in the competition.
The Accolades Finalists
We unveiled and recognized the finalists in all ten categories at the Accolades Press conference Cocktail held on April 28, 2022. We thank and congratulated all the companies and organizations that participated in this year’s competition. The general consensus from the Accolades committee members was that all of this year’s finalists were all worthy of taking home trophies.
The Accolades Recipients
We are pleased to announce the names of the Accolades recipients and we wish to offer them our sincere congratulations:
Business to Consumer Services
- Sorella Foods
- Groupe 3DM
- Anyon Systems
High Technology & Innovation
- Brecon Foods
- Aliments Luda Foods
- Sahana Ayurvedic Products
Business to Business
- Zetane Systems
- NOVA L’Ouest de l’Île
The 2022 West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award
Was awarded to:
- Groupe 3DM
During the Accolades Gala, Groupe 3DM had already been recognized as the recipient in the Distribution category. The official presentation ceremony of the Business of the Year trophy will be held at Group 3DM’s offices in the fall 2022.
With Thanks to our Partners
The Chamber would like to thank its valued event partners who helped contribute to the success of this important West Island business event. The support of the following businesses and organizations in the West Island helped the Chamber recognize business excellence on its territory:
- LCA CPA
- Éric Léouzon, Consultant créatif en communication stratégique, C3S
- Kuper Academy
Other Event Partners:
- Info-Tech Montréal
- Investissements Québec
- RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
- Plani-Concept Plus
- WSI Digital Marketing
A Moment of Remembrance
During the event, the West Island of Montreal Chamber also took a few moments to pay tribute to two very special contributors that we recently lost, who helped guide the Chamber as board members for many years. We remembered Antoinette Scarano, longtime Vice-President of Corporate Affairs and Mark Hanna, former President of the Board. They were valued members of the business community and they were impactful at the Chamber. We thank them for their important contributions over the years and extend our sincere condolences to their families and friends.
Thanks to All Who Contributed
The Accolades program which includes the competition and the gala, depends on the collaboration of some fifty members in the business community who volunteers their precious time and expertise on the Accolades Organizing, nominations, Grand Jury and Independent jury committees. The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce would like to thank them as well as the permanent staff, the members of the board and event organizers alike, whose energy, commitment and enthusiasm made this “Return to the Future” event spectacular.
Upcoming in the Fall 2022
We would also like to express our gratitude all those who attended the 2022 Accolades Gala with such enthusiasm and we look forward to hosting our well-attended networking luncheons, cocktails and renowned speakers events in the fall. To kick-off our slate of activities in the fall, we are already actively planning the annual Golf tournament, which will take place at The Saint Raphaël Golf Club, on September 14th, 2022.
Learn more about the partnership opportunities that are available for the very popular event to kick-off the new season and we are delighted to welcome back once again this year GROUPE MACKAY as title Partner. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.