Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal

Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal

May 04, 2007 10:25 ET

JCCM: The 30th ARISTA-BMO Bank of Montreal Provincial Competition Crowns Eight Winners!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 4, 2007) - Last night, over 500 businesspeople attended the 30th ARISTA - BMO Bank of Montreal Provincial Competition awards ceremony. Organised by the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montreal (JCCM), the ARISTA competition supports and encourages the future generation of Quebec. Here are the names of the eight winners who distinguished themselves through their exceptional achievements:

Young Executive in Quebec

Pierre-Luc Desgagne, Senior Manager - Communications, Hydro-Quebec

Young Entrepreneur in Quebec - Small Business

Frederic Tremblay, President & General Manager, Mf2

Young Socially Responsible Business Leader in Quebec

Judith Barry, Co-Founder & Vice-President, Club des petits dejeuners du Quebec

Young International Business Leader in Quebec

Philippe Belanger, General Manager, UMT Technologies

Young Professional in Quebec

Mark Cohen, President, LASIK MD

Young Self-Employed Worker in Quebec

Patrick Scantland, President, MFG 2.0

Young Entrepreneur in Quebec - Large or Medium-sized Business

Michel Bellavance, Co-Owner, Souris Mini

Young Innovative Leader in Quebec

Jean-Philippe Gentes, General Manager, Galenova / Gentes & Bolduc, pharmaciens

About the ARISTA - BMO Bank of Montreal Provincial Competition

Organized by the JCCM, the ARISTA Competition has recognized the young professionals who have helped shape Quebec society for the past 30 years. Selected by a jury of 47 leaders from top Quebec corporations and institutions, the 2007 winners were crowned during a gala evening hosted by Sophie Lemieux, journalist, Le Canal Argent. The 30th edition of the competition took place under the honorary presidency of Stephan Cretier, President and CEO, Garda. Vittorio Pellegrino, Vice-President, Business Banking - Montreal, BMO Bank of Montreal, acted as Jury Chairman. For further information on the competition, visit

About the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montreal

The JCCM brings together young managers, professionals, entrepreneurs and self-employed workers aged 18 to 40. Founded in 1931, it now boasts 1,400 members whose average age is 32. The JCCM is a premiere meeting place and networking vehicle for people who want to get socially involved and take an active part in decisions that will impact the future of our world. The JCCM is the largest junior chamber of commerce in North America.

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  • Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montreal
    Nicole Cockburn
    Junior Communications Officer
    514-845-4951, ext. 26