Time to give re­gio­nal bu­si­nesses an ova­tion

Contest re­co­gni­ses­mo­vers, sha­kers and en­tre­pre­neurs

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Du­ring a contest launch held last week at Hyun­dai Vau­dreuil, the 2009 win­ner of the pres­ti­gious Ova­tions Enterprise of the Year award, or­ga­ni­zers en­cou­ra­ged lo­cal bu­si­nesses, groups or re­si­dents to no­mi­nate outs­tan­ding com­pa­nies in a contest that will run from Ju­ly 1 to Sept. 17.

Ova­tions Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes no­mi­nees can in­clude large or small or­ga­ni­za­tions, com­pa­nies or in­di­vi­duals who make a dif­fe­rence in the work­place and who help make the region a de­si­rable place to do bu­si­ness.

Part­ner groups in the contest, which in­clude Sy­ner­gie En­tre­prises-Em­plois Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes, Caisse Des­jar­dins de Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes, CLE Vau­dreuilSou­langes, Em­ploi-Québec, CLD Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes, Tou­ché Du­bois Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Heb­dos du Su­roît, which pro­duce L’Étoile and Pre­mière Édi­tion, say re­cei­ving an Ova­tions award

The name says it all. For the se­cond year in a row, Ova­tions Vau­dreuilSou­langes seeks to re­co­gnize the in­di­vi­duals, com­pa­nies and com­mu­ni­ty groups that help make the region a thri­ving com­mer­cial­ma­gnet.

will not on­ly be a well-de­ser­ved pat on the back, but will help create a sense of co­he­sion and be­lon­ging for win­ners.

Ini­tia­ted in 2009, awards will ho­nor re­mar­kable in­di­vi­duals, or­ga­ni­za­tions, and com­pa­nies in the region, say or­ga­ni­zers, ad­ding, the contest al­so al­lows re­si­dents, job see­kers and bu­si­nesses to get to know each other bet­ter.

“It can be­ne­fit eve­ryone from em­ployers to self-em­ployed wor­kers,” said Ca­role Mar­coux, Heb­dos du Su­roît Di­rec­tor of In­for­ma­tion and Cor­po­rate De­ve­lop­ment.

Inau­gu­ral win­ners

Du­ring the contest launch, So­nia Dro­let, ow­ner of Hyun­dai Vau­dreuil, said win­ning last year’s top award was an ho­nor that al­so ser­ved to ins­pire she and her staff to conti­nue stri­ving for the best.

Other 2009 win­ners in­clu­ded Le Ver­ger Labonté in the agri­cul­ture ca­te­go­ry; Centre d’his­toire La Pres­qu’île for tou­rism and culture; Les sa­vons de lé­gendes for com­merce and ser­vice-small bu­si­ness: Hyun­dai Vau­dreuil for com­merce and ser­vice-large bu­si­ness; Centre d’ac­tion bé­né­vole L’Ac­tuel for com­mu­ni­ty and so­cial eco­no­mic de­ve­lop­ment; Bou­lan­ge­rie Pre­mière Mois­son in the in­dus­try ca­te­go­ry; the town of Vau­dreuil-Do­rion in the pu­blic and mu­ni­ci­pal ca­te­go­ry; Té­les­copes Nor­mand Ful­lum inc. in the independent wor­kers ca­te­go­ry. The 2010 contest in­cludes the same ca­te­go­ries as well as two new ad­di­tions: up and co­ming em­ployee of the year, and construc­tion.

All bu­si­nesses, or­ga­ni­za­tions, and sel­fem­ployed wor­kers who’ve been in the region for more than two years can en­ter the free contest, which­will be jud­ged by an im­par­tial group.

Win­ners will be an­noun­ced du­ring an award ce­re­mo­ny being held on Nov. 3 at Saint-La­zare en­ter­tain­ment club Chez Maurice.

For in­for­ma­tion about Ova­tions Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes or to re­gis­ter call 514 716-9346, or go towww.ova­tions-vs.ca.

Ova­tions Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes part­ners ga­the­red last week at Hyun­dai Vau­dreuil to an­nounce the launch of the 2010 Ova­tions Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes contest.

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