MONTREAL, May 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.
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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.|
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 http://www.commitment.nationalbank.ca
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.
Ropack, a contract packaging and manufacturing provider for the pharmaceutical and consumer health-care industries, offers turnkey primary and secondary packaging, warehouse and distribution services. Ropack operates ambient and refrigerated warehousing space and provides temperature-controlled distribution services as well as Canadian clinical trial distribution.
Facilities are cGMP compliant, Health Canada certified and hold an FDA site license.
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