Finalists of the 2012 edition! - Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards

LÉVIS, QC, June 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group (www.desjardins.com) recently published the list of finalists for the 2012 edition of the Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards. These awards, which are handed out every year, allow us to pay tribute to the exceptional contribution made by individuals and businesses in their communities in Quebec and Ontario.

The winners of the 7th edition of the Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards will be announced at the Gala that will take place in the Grande-Place at Complexe Desjardins in Montreal on October 16, 2012.

FINALISTS
DESJARDINS ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS FOR 2012

AGRICULTURE AWARD

  • FraiseBec Inc. - Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines
  • Les Entreprises G. M. Benoit Inc. - Sainte-Brigitte-des-Saults
  • Paysages Rossignol Inc. - Saint-André-Avellin

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE AWARD

  • Anderson Group Co. - Chesterville
  • Sid Lee Inc. - Montreal
  • TeraXion Inc. - Quebec City

CO-OP AWARD

  • Coop de solidarité de santé de la MRC Robert Cliche - Beauceville
  • La Coop des Bois-Francs -  Victoriaville
  • Société coop agricole de l'Isle-aux-Grues - Isle-aux-Grues
  • Wakeham Bay Association - Kangiqsujuaq - Nunavik

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD

  • Constructions Robin - Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Industrie Goodwill Renaissance Montréal - Montreal
  • SADC des Laurentides - Sainte-Adèle

WOMAN OF INFLUENCE AWARD

  • Nahid Aboumansour - Petites-Mains
  • Danièle Henkel - Les Entreprises Danièle Henkel
  • Francine Laplante - Chenail Fruits et Légumes Inc.
  • Marie St-Pierre - Design Marie St-Pierre

INNOVATION & PRODUCTIVITY AWARD - SMALL BUSINESS

  • 36Pix - Montreal
  • Gestion Vision Globale - Montreal
  • Issac Instruments Inc. - Chambly

INNOVATION & PRODUCTIVITY AWARD - MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESS

  • Anderson Group co. - Chesterville
  • Novexco - Laval
  • Orbite Aluminae Inc. - Saint-Laurent

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD - EASTERN QUEBEC

  • Agence Piranha - Quebec City
  • Productions Zan - Saguenay
  • Six Point Un - Quebec City

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD - CENTRAL QUEBEC

  • Anderson Group co. - Chesterville
  • Les Écrans Verts - Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan
  • Industrie Gastronomique Cascajarès Inc. - Saint-Hyacinthe

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD - WESTERN QUEBEC

  • Embrionix Design Inc. - Laval
  • Les Industries Flexpipes Inc. - Brossard
  • Montreal Music Teachers' Co-op - Montreal

BUSINESS OWNERSHIP TRANSFER AWARD

  • Avjet Holding Inc. - Drummondville
  • Eureka Lighting - Montreal
  • Nutech Inc. - Disraeli

Business Leadership Award - Major Corporation

  • To be announced at the Gala on October 16, 2012

FINALISTS
"Desjardins Farm Transfer Grant" Component - Fonds coopératif d'aide à la relève agricole

  • Patrick Jalbert - Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Guillaume Lemieux - Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Dorothée Côté - Bas St-Laurent
  • Mireille Lapierre - Bas  St-Laurent
  • Dave Michaud - Bas St-Laurent
  • Valérie Fournier - Centre-du-Québec
  • Philippe Lemieux - Chaudière-Appalaches
  • David Mercier - Lanaudière
  • Audrée Boileau - Montérégie
  • Renaud Péloquin - Montérégie

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group www.desjardins.com is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets of $196.4 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Quebec and Ontario and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.6 million members and clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in Business and Institutional Services. As one of the largest employers in the country and among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012TM, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 44,645 employees and the commitment of nearly 5,400 elected officers. A new education and cooperation program is now available to Desjardins members and the general public. For more information, visit www.desjardins.com/co-opme.


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Nathalie Genest
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514-281-7275 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7275
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