Press Release: Caisse Populaire Alliance Panache Award February 27, 2019


Immediate release

February 27th, 2019


Hearst, On— The Hearst Economic Development (ED) is proud to officially launch the 4e edition of the Caisse Populaire Alliance Panache Award. The award program aims to promote and reward excellence among young entrepreneurs and professionals aged 40 years and under who have distinguished themselves in the community of Hearst. This year, the organizing committee has made minor changes in the categories. Two were grouped so a new one could be added. This new category, “best employer” recognizes organizations that distinguish themselves by the excellence of their management and human resources development practices.

The Hearst ED is grateful to rely on the following financial partners to present this highly coveted gala.  Special thanks to the Caisse Populaire Alliance for hosting the event, as well as our partners : Baker Tilly, Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est, les Médias de l’épinette noire, Villeneuve Construction, Columbia Forest Products, CDER Nord-Aski, le Centre Partenaire pour l’emploi, Hearst BIA, Université de Hearst and Collège Boréal.

« This contest gives an opportunity for the population to highlight our youth who have decided to live in Hearst and participate in the development of the community. We support this initiative who aims to recognize the leadership and entrepreneurship of those young workers. » says M. Roger Sigouin, mayor of the Town of Hearst and spokesperson of the Communauté entrepreneuriale de Hearst committee.

The Caisse Populaire Alliance Panache Award is organized by the Hearst ED in collaboration with NordAski REDC, Collège Boréal, the Partners for Employment Centre, the Université de Hearst and the Northeast Training Board. The nomination period begins February 27th and ends April 5th. Nominations forms are available on the Communauté Entrepreneuriale’s website at, on the Town of Hearst website and at the Gilles Gagnon Tourist Information Centre.

The Caisse Populaire Alliance Panache Award Gala is Saturday, May 4th 2019, at Place des Arts, starting at 6 pm. Tickets will be on sale at the beginning of April.


For more information :

Sylvie Fontaine
Hearst Economic Development
Tel. : 705 372-2837
Email :


Hearst Economic Development is the principal agency for local development in the Town of Hearst.  Its mission is to support companies in its territory, by facilitating their growth through supporting individual and collective entrepreneurship and actively promoting the attractiveness of Hearst for new businesses.