MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - Fuller Landau LLP and Concordia University's John Molson School of Business announced yesterday the winners of the Fuller Landau Family Business Awards. Now in its third year, the award recognizes Quebec-based family-owned businesses whose policies and business practices have a positive impact on the community and stimulate economic growth.

Image24, the award recipient in the Medium Business Category, is the call center division of Télé-Page, an award winning communications industry leader since 1970. The comments from the judges include praise for their financial success, their ability to consistently evolve with new technologies, and their creation of the Art for Healing Foundation.

Allez Up, winner in the Small Business Category, is an indoor rock climbing business founded in 1996, and acquired by the Richer-de la Plante family in September 2003. The judges felt that their entrepreneurial drive, commitment to community and positive family dynamics made Allez Up the clear winner in this category.

"Fuller Landau considers it an honour to provide some of Québec's leading family-owned businesses with well-earned recognition. Congratulations and well done to our winners" said Michael Newton, Managing Partner of Fuller Landau LLP. "We received a record number of entries this year, and the judges were impressed with all our nominees. Their decisions were not easy ones" said Dr. Alexandra Dawson, Assistant Professor of Management at the John Molson School of Business and Chair of the judging panel.

Award winners were evaluated based on financial success of the company, quality of business and family linkages, multi-generational family involvement, contributions to the community and industry, and innovative business practices or strategies. Nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges, which included: Dr. Alexandra Dawson, John Molson School of Business; Mr. Terry Didus, Partner, Heenan Blaikie LLP; Mr. J. Sebastian Van Berkom, President and CEO, Van Berkom and Associates Inc.; as well as last year's winners Ms. Daniele Henkel, owner and founder of the Daniele Henkel Wellness Company, and Ms. Natanya Khazzam of Heritage Linencraft.

Also recognized at the ceremony were the winners of the Best Undergraduate Student Family Business Paper Award category. Vicki Bourke, Agnes Katsouros, Daisy Niang, and Same Robin submitted an outstanding paper on the business Verti Store. The paper formed part of their course work from their Entrepreneurial Family Business course offered at the John Molson School of Business. The judges (Mr Ronald Abraira, Lecturer, John Molson School of Business; Dr. Young-Chul Jeong, Assistant Professor, John Molson School of Business; and Mr Mohamed Meskaoui, winner of the 2011 Fuller Landau Best Student Paper Award), felt the students submitted a comprehensive and well written report. Judges praised the students for their application of theories, in-depth analysis of the situation, reasoning processes, and quality of writing.

The awards were announced at the Fuller Landau Family Business Awards luncheon at the John Molson School of Business on May 13, 2013. For more information on the awards, visit:

About Fuller Landau LLP

Celebrating its 50th year, Fuller Landau LLP is a full-service chartered professional accounting and business advisory firm. The professionals at Fuller Landau are a blend of young, dynamic partners and seasoned consultants working to improve the net worth of current and future clients. Praised by Canadian Business Magazine and Maclean's Magazine for its service offering and work environment, Fuller Landau provides a full range of financial services. The firm, founded in 1963, has more than 100 employees and is guided by its eight core principles: excellence, confidence, innovation, passion, leadership, creativity, team spirit, and empathy. Fuller Landau LLP is a founding member of the Leading Edge Alliance (, an international network of independently owned professional accounting and consulting firms. To learn more about Fuller Landau, visit

About the John Molson School of Business

Concordia University's John Molson School of Business is among the largest, English-language business schools in Canada. Its mission is to develop responsible business leaders and global citizens with an ability to manage in future business environments that are global, complex and sustainable. JMSB boasts more than 37,000 alumni worldwide. To learn more about the John Molson School of Business, visit

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Yuri Mytko
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
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