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TheDobson Lagassé Entrepreneurship Center, at its annual holiday gathering at Bishop’s, recognized the success of 12 entrepreneurs, all members of its network of 120 small to medium-size businesses located throughout the Eastern Townships. The center also paid tribute to 16 of its 40 volunteer business mentors. Mr. David Monty, Executive Director of the Centre remarked: “Many elements come together to create a successful business: people, talent, money, products, and services. But having a mentor can be the most valuable of all. A sincere thank you to all our generous volunteer mentors”.
A plaque of recognition was given to each of the 16 mentors honored in the categories Bronze, Silver, and Gold, and one of the highest level: Diamond. The recognition system includes the number of entrepreneurs that the mentor have mentored, and the involvement of the mentor in the development of business mentoring at various levels with the Dobson-Lagassé Centre and the Townships community.
Bronze : John A. Arsenault, André Bolduc, Pierre Dagenais (absent), Jean-Yves Lefebvre, Claudette Lessard, Faruk Seyrek (absent), Robert Sheldon (absent). Silver : André Chartier, Jean Des Rosiers, Yolande Lemire, Hermann Ruf, Daniel Verville. Gold : Jean Richard, Danièle Simard, Jacques Théorêt. Diamond : Guy Boulanger. In addition, the Director of the Centre Entrepreneurship Support Network, Ms. Dominique Labrecque commented:
«We wish to highlight the successes of those Network member entrepreneurs who take risks, overcoming daily challenges and turning them into success and jobs. These business people, whose success benefits the entire community, strengthen our Townships economy. Our center is pleased to support their efforts and to encourage them to persevere. We congratulate them on their success.