Did You Know That… Group Germain Hotels, a Family-Run Business, Ranks Among Canada’s Best Managed Companies and Inaugurates a Brand New Hotel Banner?

Group Germain Hotels has announced the official opening of the new Alt + Hotel Quartier DIX30 in Brossard, on Montreal’s South Shore. The company inaugurates a brand new hotel banner with the creation of the Alt + brand and offers a renewed hosting experience with its loft-style boutique hotel concept. Local collaborations, eco-responsible constructions, [...]

2018-06-21T12:44:18+00:00 18 June 2018|

Did You Know That… the Canadian Family-Run SME Go-Élan Reinvents Outdoor Playgrounds with its First Interactive UGO Park?

https://www.facebook.com/UgoPlayground/videos/343979832734498/ ''With its structures that combine technology with manufacturing know-how, UGO is the meeting of an immersive universe where imagination and traditional structures of the outdoor playground prevail. The UGO modules are like a console with a series of sensors installed in a park, transforming the facilities into a gigantic [...]

2018-06-14T16:15:38+00:00 13 June 2018|

Did You Know That… the Video Game Publisher Ubisoft Which Was Created in 1986 by the Five Guillemot Brothers Now Has a Sales Volume Exceeding US$2 Billion?

'Ubisoft released its 2017-18 full year sales and earnings report today, and it looks to be good news all around: "Very solid performance for the fourth quarter and continued excellent execution across the board," as the document says. Far Cry 5 was Ubisoft's second-biggest release ever, Assassin's Creed: Origins delivered a record fourth-quarter performance, [...]

2018-06-01T09:56:38+00:00 1 June 2018|

Did You Know That… Molson is the Oldest Family-Owned Business in Canada and That a Book About its Story Has Just Been Published?

'The Molson company has been operating in Canada since 1786. In her new book, Back to Beer ... and Hockey, Helen Antoniou chronicles Eric Molson’s evolution from the brewery to the boardroom, and his fight to preserve the company’s legacy. Antoniou, Eric’s daughter-in-law, offers an insider’s account of the family’s triumphs and failures.' To [...]

2018-05-25T10:54:51+00:00 18 May 2018|

Did You Know That… Canadian Tire, Founded in 1922 by the Billes Brothers, Diversifies its Offer With the Acquisition of Helly Hansen?

'Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd.’s $985 million purchase of Helly Hansen gives the retailer access to a lucrative global marketplace without the overhead risk of a large new bricks and mortar store network, executives said Thursday.' To read the full article published on financialpost.com... To know more about the history of Canadian Tire (section 'Who [...]

2018-05-17T14:21:19+00:00 16 May 2018|

Did you Know that… the Swiss Family Firm Swatch, One of the World’s Most Popular Watchmaker, Celebrated its 35th Anniversary and Developed its Own Smartwatch?

'Swatch is set to take on Apple and Google with its own smartwatch software, the Swiss firm has revealed. It says it will offer the software to other watchmakers and tech firms, and claims it will be more flexible and use less power than Apple's WatchOS and Google's Android Wear. Swatch Group, whose brands [...]

2018-05-17T10:02:29+00:00 10 May 2018|

12th Annual Business Transfer Awards

A unique contest and event dedicated to the recognition of successful business transfers The Business Transfer Awards celebrate the achievements of Quebec businesses that have successfully gone through the succession process and that have thereby ensured their long-term sustainability. This year, the Awards features two different succession categories: family transfers and entrepreneurial transfers. [...]

2018-05-29T10:13:01+00:00 7 May 2018|

Isabelle Le Breton-Miller and Carol Bélanger Present at the 26th Annual General Meeting of CALU

According to Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, Professor of management and Chair of Succession and Family Enterprise, and Carol Bélanger, Lecturer in business psychology, both at HEC Montréal, family businesses face great challenges to survival and in the successful transfer of leadership and ownership. This was the focus of their presentation at the 26th Annual General Meeting [...]

2017-11-28T12:44:54+00:00 11 May 2017|

Midis de la Recherche: Presentation by Isabelle Le Breton-Miller

Did you know that family businesses are the most dominant form of organization throughout the world -- including North America and Europe? We had the privilege to learn more about such companies during a lunchtime presentation by Isabelle Le Breton-Miller on the theme: Lessons in Competitive Advantage from Great Family Businesses Top performing, market leading [...]

2017-11-28T12:46:48+00:00 23 November 2016|