What Manon particularly likes about her work is creating strategies that mobilize people around the accomplishments of individuals and the development of Québec society. Whether it’s as a mother, heritage handyperson, artist or electric vehicle driver, she is a deeply committed person who transforms inspiration into action. In recognition of her achievements, Manon has received the Québec Le Soleil – Radio-Canada award, as well as a Woman of Distinction award from the Women’s Y.
Looking for information on a Québec product? Manon is the definite go-to person because she knows hundreds of them! She points out that, among other things, you can have breakfast at La Boule Miche, do laundry with Attitude, renovate with Canac, and even more!
The thread that runs through Éric’s career is his desire to become involved in initiatives that are mobilizing and bring about social change. An avid fisherman, he loves angling in waters where the goals of provincial players mesh with the real-life situations and needs of local and regional communities. His favourites are Chantier Chibougamau, a leader in engineered products and wooden structures, and L'inventaire, an eclectic shop in Québec City that is also a place for the whole family to explore.
Entrepreneurship? Léonie knows all about it! After receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, she spent three years heading a firm that designs and handcrafts baby accessories distributed in more than 40 Québec shops. This may explain why she has so much respect for Québec businesses and artisans! Some of her favorite places include Bougeotte et Placotine for a cup of coffee, Mlle Cupcake for a sweet treat and Faks for a burger, without forgetting Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur for a beer when she is visiting the Gaspé!
Isabelle likes to embark on new projects for the management challenges they represent and the opportunities for creativity they offer. Organizational change, technological change? Why not include decor change as well? Her discovery: the boutique L'Usine and its unique Québécois creations—a chance to combine her passion for decorating and a day out with her two daughters, with slushies served right on the premises! Isabelle’s favourite book for sharing is the poetry collection Pleurer ne sauvera pas les étoiles, because we have among us, here and now, talented poets we can appreciate while they are still alive.
Holder of a bachelor’s degree in Public Communications from Université Laval, Sabrina is a public relations specialist. She grew up surrounded by sugar maples, which left her seriously dependent on maple syrup. She is obsessed with anything containing this smooth gold liquid and especially with the Délices Érable & cie boutique-bistro.
Developing a communication strategy? Drafting a text? Organizing an event? No matter what challenge is thrown her way, Amélie will tackle it enthusiastically and make sure every last detail is taken care of. This proactive and dynamic woman’s expertise has already been of great service to several Québec companies and organizations, and now it plays an instrumental role in a task that is very close to her heart: inspiring entrepreneurs! Her favourites? Fourmi Bionique, with its granola mixes to start the day off right, and Raplapla, with its ragdolls and plush toys to spoil the young (and the young at heart).
Born in Montréal and raised in Gaspésie, Estrie and abroad, Daphné is a real jack-of-all-trades with a bubbly personality who takes on any challenge with infectious enthusiasm. A five-foot tall dynamo, she always carves out a place for herself among the greats, whether in a salsa competition or during boxing training. Daphné is a regular at the local Aux P’tits Oignons fine foods store and occasionally enjoys the artisan ciders brewed by Cidrerie Le Somnambule.
A born coordinator, Chantale is known for her great organizational skills. Thorough and committed, she always strives to give the best of herself. Chantale was born in Québec City and enjoys discovering the fine things the world has to offer, whether at home or abroad. One of her favourite hobbies, which she practises almost every day, is scaling her homemade climbing wall, which was built using hand holds from Délire Escalade. Her most recent discovery for things to do with her family: paddle boarding at CanotLégaré, where you can rent the required equipment.
Geneviève loves a job done well! How does she go about achieving this? By offering personalized support, displaying exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, and being fully committed to the task at hand. In addition to her talent for languages, passion for photography and love of travel, Geneviève likes to walk everywhere and prefers supporting local businesses. Now a mother, she draws inspiration from the BB Jetlag blog when planning her next adventures, and wherever she goes—from daily hikes up the Côte De Salaberry to exploring the Costa Rican rainforest—her Indyeva jackets are sure to be along for the ride!
A Université Laval graduate in management and sustainable development, Karine has already participated in the OSEntreprendre Challenge as an entrepreneur! Naturally curious, caring and organized, she is inspired by local initiatives that bring people and their environment together in harmony. To feed her creativity, she enjoys preparing dishes that use local products from different regions of Québec discovered on Origine en Vrac (in French only). To unwind, she likes nothing better than to escape to Cabinet Mysteriis and La Revanche or to enjoy a great cup of coffee with family and friends at Parlabas (in French only).
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