Scout Communications President Named as Top Canadian Woman Entrepreneur

CALGARY, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Scout Communications is proud and pleased to announce that its president, Lois Lockwood, has been ranked among Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs in this year's PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 listing.

"It's a great honor to be included in such a prestigious listing with other successful and prominent businesswomen," said Lockwood. "It's also satisfying to know that all the hard work and effort we've put into making Scout a leading marketing and communications company is being publicly recognized."

The Profit W100 ranks Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses. Published in the November issues of PROFIT and Chatelaine magazines, this listing is Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women.

"This year's W100 represent the absolute best of Canada's business community," said James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. "Female entrepreneurs are too often stereotyped as 'mompreneurs' pursuing part-time hobby businesses. But the W100 demonstrate just how vital they are to driving innovation and growth in the Canadian economy."

"For me to be recognized in this way is gratifying," said Lockwood. "But my success comes from surrounding myself with a hard working, innovative team that's dedicated to making Scout Communications second to none when it comes to offering our clients high quality service."

About the Scout Group of Companies
Scout is a group of specialized communications companies working independently and together to create integrated solutions that help meet our clients' business goals. We build brands by building clients' connections to their communities.  The Scout Group of Companies has offices in Calgary and Toronto and represents clients in a wide range of verticals specializing in advocacy, brand development and research driven campaigns.

About PROFIT and PROFITguide.com
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 32 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it's a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. PROFIT appears inside every issue of Canadian Business and is online at PROFITguide.com.

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a readership of more than 750,000, it is the country's premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada's business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Canadian Business provides concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.

About Chatelaine
The country's leading women's media brand, Chatelaine makes "Everyday Extraordinary" for Canadian women and has been doing so for more than 85 years. Today, Chatelaine is a six-platform brand: available on television, radio, tablet and smartphone, plus in print and online. Chatelaine has a lively presence on social media sites, and Chatelaine.com is Canada's most engaged digital community for women 18+. With a team of "extraordinary" experts, Chatelaine brings together the very best of food (from The Chatelaine Kitchen powered by GE Café), style, decor, health and real life for women who want to look good, do good, feel great and make every day a little bit special. Chatelaine also has a line of retail products. Chatelaine is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications.  

Image with caption: "Lois Lockwood, President, Scout Group of Companies has been ranked among Canada's top Female entrepreneurs in this year's PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 listing. (CNW Group/Scout Communications)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140918_C3101_PHOTO_EN_5742.jpg

SOURCE: Scout Communications

For further information: Julie Copithorne - Vice President, Scout Group of Companies, 800.298.7152, julie@scoutcommunications.com

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