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National Bank announces the 2014 regional winners of the SME Awards Program: Montreal Region

For Immediate Release
May 15, 2014

National Bank announces the 2014 regional winners of the SME Awards Program: Montreal Region

As part of the 20th edition of its SME Awards recognition program, National Bank recently announced the names of the 2014 winners at the third regional Gala, held at the Westin Hotel in Montreal.

After an extensive deliberation, the jury finally selected ten businesses, underscoring the drive and know-how of business leaders who truly stand out from their peers and have contributed to Quebec’s growth and prosperity.

20 Years of Celebrating Your Ideas
Founded by and for entrepreneurs, National Bank is proud to support and recognize entrepreneurial excellence in Quebec. “For the past 20 years, nearly 450 businesses were finalists and winners of the SME Awards. For us, all of these candidates and their leaders were examples of the character, commitment and tenacity necessary to make their mark. Again this year, the candidates and recipients have shown outstanding qualities, have helped confirm the entrepreneurial wealth found in Quebec and are a source of pride for our institution,” said Mr. David Pinsonneault, Senior Vice-President, Commercial Banking and International at National Bank.

Here are the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in the following categories:
SME under $5M
Gold: Covoiturage AmigoExpress
Silver: Solutions Médias 360 Inc.
Bronze: Communications CASACOM Inc.

SME $5M to $10M
Gold: Éclairage Cyclone Inc.
Silver: Vibrant Idéation et Marketing
Bronze: Équipement d’Incendie Priorité Inc.

SME $10M to $50M
Gold: Bouthillette Parizeau
Silver: Ropack Inc.
Bronze: N/A

Agribusiness SME

Export SME
Gold laureates of the Montreal region and Export SME businesses go directly to the provincial Gala that will be held on June 13, 2014, in Montreal. Thanks to the participation and support of this 20th edition’s generous partners, more than $750,000 in prizes will be presented to the 2014 winners. For more information on the SME Awards program, visit

Partners of the National Bank SME Awards
National Bank wishes to acknowledge the contribution and participation of its corporate partners IBM, Bell, EDC, Lavery, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, TÉLUQ, La Presse+, La Terre de chez nous, the École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce, as well as Deloitte, who served as official advisor for the National Bank SME Awards.

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