First edition of the award in collaboration with the John Molson School
MONTREAL, Feb. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The John Molson School of Business at Concordia University and
Montreal-based accounting firm Fuller Landau LLP announce today that
they have begun their search for nominees for the inaugural edition of
the Fuller Landau Family Business Award.
The Fuller Landau Family Business Award recognizes family-owned
businesses, based in Quebec, whose policies and business practices have
had a positive impact on the community and stimulated economic growth
through local and regional entrepreneurial ventures. The award was
created in June 2010 after Concordia University announced a $60,000
donation from Fuller Landau Montreal to support undergraduate and
graduate students who specialize in entrepreneurship studies and
encourage local family-business development.
"Family businesses play an important role in supporting and stimulating
local communities," said Michael Newton, Managing Partner of Fuller
Landau LLP. "A vast majority of our clients are family-owned
businesses. Fuller Landau is happy to lend its support to assist in
recognizing the hard work and success of these enterprises that help
fuel the local economy."
Winning nominations will be chosen based on business success, positive
business and family linkages, multi-generational family involvement,
contributions to the community and industry, as well as innovative
business practices or strategies. Nominations will be reviewed by a
panel of five independent judges, chaired by Pramodita Sharma, CIBC
Distinguished Professor of Family Business, at Concordia University's
John Molson School of Business.
"We are thrilled to have a judging panel that consists of so many well
respected and business savvy professionals," said Ms. Sharma. "Quebec
has no shortage of thriving family-owned businesses, so our panel has
quite a task ahead of them. We are ready for the challenge and look
forward to awarding the local businesses that have had a positive
impact on our community."
The panel of judges will consists of five distinguished business
professionals that include: Dr. Michael Carney, Senior Concordia
Research Chair for Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Mr. Terry Didus,
Partner for Heenan Blaikie; Dr. Paul Shrivastava, David O'Brien
Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise (John Molson School
of Business); Ms. Michele Desjardins, President for Koby Consulting;
and Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom, President and CEO for van Berkom and
Associates Inc. Mr. Michael Newton, Managing Partner for Fuller Landau,
will serve as a non-voting member of the panel.
Judges will hand out awards in three categories: Small business, less
than 25 full-time employees and less than $1 million in annual
revenues; Medium-size business, 25-100 full-time employees or between
$1 million and $5 million in annual revenue; and Large business, more
than 100 full-time employees or over $5 million in annual revenues.
Award winners will be announced during the Fuller Landau Family Business
Awards Ceremony evening at the John Molson School of Business on May
17, 2011. Winners of the Best Undergraduate and Graduate Student Family
Business Paper awards will also be presented.
Nominations for the Fuller Landau Family Business Award are being
accepted from now until March 31, 2011. To learn more about the award
and to nominate a company, visit http://johnmolson.concordia.ca/en/component/content/article/96-jmsb-news/1805-2011-fuller-landau-family-business-awards.
About Fuller Landau LLP
With their motto of "Work hard, play hard and have fun," the
professionals at Fuller Landau LLP, Chartered Accountants and Business
Advisors, are a blend of young, dynamic partners and seasoned
consultants working to improve the net worth of current and future
clients. Praised by Canadian Business Magazine and Maclean's Magazine
for its service offering and work environment, Fuller Landau LLP
provides a full range of financial services. The firm, founded in 1963,
has more than 100 employees and is guided by its eight core principles:
excellence, confidence, innovation, passion, leadership, creativity,
team spirit, and empathy. Fuller Landau LLP is a member of the Leading
Edge Alliance (www.leadingedgealliance.com), an international network
of independently owned professional accounting and consulting firms. To
learn more about Fuller Landau LLP, visit www.flmontreal.com.
About the John Molson School of Business
Concordia University's John Molson School of Business is among the
largest, English-language business schools in Canada. Its mission is to
develop responsible business leaders and global citizens with an
ability to manage in future business environments that are global,
complex and sustainable. JMSB boasts more than 37,000 alumni worldwide.
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