Montreal, February 25, 2019 – Solotech proudly accepted the StartUp award at the Centraide Solidaires Awards, held not long ago at Le Belvédère in the Old Port of Montreal. Given to a company or organization that has run an outstanding Centraide campaign that was recently started at their workplace, the StartUp award recognized Solotech’s employees’ efforts as part of its 2018 Centraide campaign. They raised $127 990.50, an incredible 350% increase over their 2017 campaign.
Committed to double the employees’ donations, Solotech was actively involved in the process, organizing several campaigns to solicit Solotech’s Montreal and Quebec City employees. Many clients, partners and collaborators have also generously contributed.
In 2018, commitment was a predominant theme at Solotech. Stephen Bronfman, Executive President of Claridge – Solotech’s main shareholder – joined the Centraide campaign office as Co-President. Pierre Boivin, President and CEO of Claridge and President of Solotech’s Executive Board, participated as President of the Finance Services Division.
“The results are unbelievable! I would like to warmly thank those who have participated in this campaign. We are honored to receive this prize and contribute to Centraide’s solidarity action, an organization which stands with our communities in the fight against social inequalities.”, said Martin Tremblay, President and CEO of Solotech.
A committed corporate citizen, Solotech looks forward to supporting the Centraide campaign again in 2019.
Christine Latour, Marketing and Communications Director, there to pick up the prize on behalf of Solotech (photo credit : courtesy of Centraide).
Founded in 1917, Centraide is a philanthropic organization fighting against exclusion and poverty everywhere in Canada. Honoring the leadership and social commitment of companies, organizations, unions and people who support the Centraide campaign every year, the Solidaires also recognize the remarkable contribution of agencies and individuals who are engaged in community action and who work every day to combat the effects of poverty and social exclusion on the most vulnerable people in their communities.
Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 13 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the one-stop shop for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Solotech employs 1,200 professionals in its offices located in Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay, Ottawa, Toronto, Las Vegas, Nashville, DeKalb, Los Angeles, Heywood, London and Redditch.
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Director, Marketing and Communications