The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent - Mont-Royal at the service of its business community

Word from the President

I am very pleased to be with you tonight, the business community of our region, for this annual general meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Saint-Laurent-Mont-Royal!

2022 has been a trying year for our business community. After 2 years of pandemic, entrepreneurs continue to transform their organizations, whether it is to face recruitment issues, procurement, inflation… In this tumultuous period, it is more important than ever to encourage networking and support of entrepreneurs in the region and this is why the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent Mont-Royal must continue its unifying leadership.

As General Manager of Desjardins Business West of Montreal, I am also very proud to represent Desjardins as one of the main parteners of the Chamber. The head office of our Business Center, located in Saint-Laurent, it was quite natural for us to have this partnership, for many years. We appreciate the quality of the activities offered by the Chamber, and are also partners of serveral of them, in order to be able to support you in your development.

At Desjardins, we strongly affirm our unwavering faith in entrepreneurship and our commitment to supporting local businesses. We want to position ourselves as a key player in the socio-economic recovery by placing Desjardins’ support and expertise at the service of entrepreneurs.

I would also like to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of our business partners at the chamber. I would like to thank our major partners for their support. It is thanks to their involvement and support that the Chamber, over time, has been able to increase its influence and its contribution to the prosperity of 2 territories, Saint-Laurent and Mont-Royal. We will continue together, to work and defend the interest of our members.

Also, I would like to sincerely thank the outgoing members of the Board of Directors for the considerable time and effort they have volunteered to the Chamber.

A big thank you to Patrick Hureau of Score Financial Services, Berj Merdjanian of Photo Cristal and especially Éric Daignault of Quincaillerie Richelieu who has been with us on the Board for over 16 years. Thank you for your contribution and support!

I would also like to extend a warm welcome to the new members and we look forward to benefiting from the skills and expertise of each of them and making the necessary efforts to make the Chamber an engaged organization. Welcome to Samy Amar from KPMG, Habib Haddad from Spec Pharma and Corinne Monast from BDC.

My final thanks goes to the entire Chamber team, the members of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors as well as all members for their continued commitment.

Thank you!


Pierre-Olivier brunelle