Quite an Excellence Gala!
On June 9th, 2022, the Brome-Missisquoi Chamber of Commerce (CCB-M) invited the entire region to congratulate the companies nominated at the 12th Gala Excellence of Brome-Missisquoi!
Bromont, montagne d’experiences welcomed us for a cocktail reception featuring products from the region. More than 250 people were present to congratulate the nominated companies and the winners.
For this new edition, there were 8 categories and 6 Recognition Awards. The Personality of the Year was determined by public vote and the Company of the Year award was given to the company that stood out the most among the members of the Jury.
It was in a CHIC CHALET setting that Ms. Katerine-Lune Rollet hosted the event and presented the prizes. Katerine-Lune was assisted by Marie-Ève Dupré who interviewed the winners for MAtv.
Moreover, MAtv Granby will broadcast the recording of this Gala from June 22, 2022.
Not only was this event an opportunity to reward the excellence of entrepreneurs and their resilience, but it was also a memorable evening as we found ourselves without a mask and all smiles.
Categories and Winners
Art, culture and tourism company
Domaine Jolivent ( winner)
Soif de musique
Gym Énergie Sud
La ferme Humminghill (winner)
Le point visible
Tite Frette – Farnham
Centre de pédiatrie sociale en communauté – Main dans la main (winner)
Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont
Manufacturing and industrial company with 1 to 25 employees
Bolduc & Grégoire
Manufacturing and industrial company with 26 employees or more
Noble Element ( winner)
Camlen Boutique (winner)
Professional services company
Concept Kiné Pro
Lavin Gosselin avocats (winner)
Nicolas Vincent Remax
Every company that submits their nomination is eligible for a Recognition Award.
- Innovation (ecology, new idea, technology, etc.) – Cooridor Appalachien
- Citizen involvement- CPSC Main dans la Main
- Sustainable development- Cooridor Appalachien
- New- Resilience Award- Centre d’action bénévole de Cowansville
- Business of the year Brome-Missisquoi- Coordidor appalachien
- Personality of the year – Stephan Marcoux- Pleins Rayons
Thank you to all out sponsors and partners !
This event would not be possible without the invaluable support of our sponsors. Thank you to the companies and organizations that support us without counting!
TVA Quebecor Media
Ville de Cowansville
CLD de Brome-Mississquoi
Ville de Bromont
Isabelle Charest, deputeee de Brome-Missisquoi
Cegep de Granby & Service aux eentreprises
Ville de Dunham
Boulet Desrosiers Boivin Avocats
CAE Haute Yamaska et régions
Ville de Farnham
Ville de Lac-Brome
Le Journal, Le Guide & L’avenir et des Rivières
La Voix d l’Est
La television MAtv Granby
Without the highly professional suppliers, the motivated members of the jury, the most dedicated members of the Gala Committee, our idea could never have become the extraordinary event that we experienced!
Bromont, montagne d’expériences – Event location
Dany Létourneau – DLP Événement – Design and production
Mathieu Dupuis – Show Devant – Technical team
Hélène Bienvenue et Maze Band – Music
Katerine-Lune Rollet – Animation
Marie-Ève Dupré – Interviews
Ghislain Cabana – Capture (MAtv)
Jean B. Dumoulin – Capture and capsules (MAtv)
Émilie Boilard – Social Media (MAtv)
Yanick Déry – Photography
Graphico Tech – Printing
Camlen – Trophy
SDconcept – Trophy
Gravure Pieret Enr. – Trophy
Jean Bernier – Pépinière Bernier
Members of the Jury
From left to right
1 – Carole Perez, Lucie Marois, Pascale Daher, Roxane Saulnier / 2 – André Halley, Denis Lacroix, Éric Léouzon, Maxime Plante / 3 – Olivier Poulin, Paul Villemaire, Philippe Gosselin, Simon Harvey
We would like to thank the people who have accepted to become a jury as part of our Gala Excellence. It is thanks to their objectivity, their skills and above all their great generosity that the winners were determined.
All the members of the jury came from outside the region. Their mandate was to evaluate candidate books according to very specific criteria. The names of companies and organizations having been deleted, their evaluation was then completely anonymous.
Initially an international law lawyer, Carole Perez was an advisor to the senior management of financial institutions. She then founded her own company and worked for more than 20 years in international business development. With her coaching skills coupled with extensive experience in the business world, Carole Perez presents a unique profile bringing real added value to professionals wishing to act actively for their success.
It is called “Radar” for its ability to inspire choice to act. Lucie Marois created MasterU to develop your confidence, your leadership and your influence for success.
Pascale Daher is a human resources manager with more than 20 years of experience in Canada and Europe for fast-moving international companies. Pascale has contributed to setting up an agile management of human potential, with strategic thinking and a pragmatic approach that remains results-oriented, while having a humanistic approach.
Roxane Saulnier is a marketing manager passionate about innovation, vegan cuisine and every moment spent dreaming.
André Halley (President of the jury)
André Halley has more than 40 years of experience in the field of telecommunications, satellite telematics, fixed telephony, and submarine cabling. He has held various executive or board member positions for Canadian and international companies and organizations. Currently, André is involved in leading advisory mandates with start-up companies in different industries, and he is actively involved in the Alzheimer Society of Granby and region.
An industrial engineer by training, with an industrial career spanning more than 40 years, Mr. Lacroix assisted in the start-up and technological development of hundreds of companies while working within the industrial research assistance program of the Conseil National de la Research. Mr. Lacroix is currently Director of Science, Technology and Innovation at the St-Hubert Aerospace Technology Center.
Son of advertising – Éric Léouzon was not intended to advertise. And then one day, someone decided that Eric had a certain talent for the creative thing. The door to an imaginary field was half-opened for him and he seized the keys in order to break all the locks.
A restaurateur for more than 10 years, Maxime Plante has just opened his 4th restaurant. He has sat on several boards of directors for 8 years and is ex officio president of the CCI2M.
Passionate about marketing, Olivier Poulin is in charge of product development for the steel door and frame manufacturer De La Fontaine.
Currently Managing Director of Viaction Assurance, pursued his career mainly in growth capital financing through investment funds and was a member of several boards of directors, where he contributed to the formulation and deployment of business strategies . During his career, Mr. Villemaire has also held management positions in the financial services industry.
Marketing director at Artopex, Philipe Gosselin is also voluntarily involved in several regional organizations, including the Fondation du Zoo de Granby for more than 15 years.
Simon Harvey is a sales operations strategy consultant. It equips people and organizations to achieve success in business development.
Members of the Gala Comittee
From left to right
Back – Marc-André Lacroix, Philip Dion / Front – Robert Desmarais, Dominik Poirier, Alexandra Jacques, Alice Boulet, Martine Bédard, Simon Chamberland, Isabelle Dumont
We cannot ignore the contribution of the Gala Committee. For the record, the first Gala Excellence meetings began more than a year ago. One of the topics that appears the most on the minutes is certainly the date of the event! Between the closures and the restrictions, the members of the committee will have managed to keep their morale and the course towards this great event. We would therefore like to highlight the incredible generosity and unwavering support of these people.
- Robert Desmarais, Président d’honneur – DG de la MRC et du CLD de Brome-Missisquoi
- Alice Boulet – Notaires Ménard et Paquette
- Isabelle Dumont – CLD de Brome-Missisquoi
- Martine Bédard – Internexe/Cogeco
- Nathalie Girard – La Boucherie Locale
- Simon Chamberland – Brome Conseil
Members of the CCB-M Board of Directors
Finally, we would like to thank the members of the Board of Directors of the Brome-Missisquoi Chamber of Commerce for their involvement over the past two years!
- Philip Dion, Président, FBL
- Martine Bédard, Vice-présidente 1, Internexe/Cogeco
- Jocelyn Beaudoin, Vice-président 2, avocat
- Eric Arminjon, Trésorier, Camlen
- Alice Boulet, Administratrice, Notaires Ménard & Paquette
- Heidi Vanha, Administratrice, CDE de Sutton
- Nathalie Girard, Administratrice, La Boucherie Locale
- Carl Beauregard, Administrateur, CAP3i
- Éloï A. Zayat, Administrateur, Zayat Aroma
- François Lacombe, Administrateur, Groupe Sécurité Alarma
- Simon Chamberland, Administrateur, Brome Conseil
- Vincent Déry, Administrateur, Assante
- Yanick Déry, Administrateur, Yanick Déry Photographe
- Marc-André Lacroix, Directeur général, CCB-M