EO Launches Quebec Chapter

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA  (3 June 2009)  – Continuing its trend of new-member growth despite the global economic downturn, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) announced the launch of a startup chapter in Quebec, Canada. To help raise awareness and drive membership growth, Quebec chapter champions Jonathan Lehoux, Eric Fortin and Patrick Gilbert hosted a launch event on 3 June featuring the mayor of Quebec City, Régis Labeaume.

The Quebec startup chapter currently has 11 members and expects to grow to 17 members as the result of recruiting efforts at the launch event. In order to move from a startup chapter to an official EO chapter, the group must recruit and maintain a membership of at least 25 within 12 months. However, as is the case with EO chapters worldwide, the founders of the Quebec chapter are seeking quality over quantity when it comes to their membership base.

"We are not seeking to attract the largest possible number of entrepreneurs to our chapter," said Lehoux. "Instead, we are seeking people who, both professionally and personally, will bring something to the group." Lehoux added that new member candidates are required to obtain the unanimous approval of all existing chapter members.

To learn more about the launch of EO Quebec, visit www.eoquebec.com or send an e-mail to info@eoquebec.com.

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The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – for entrepreneurs only – is a dynamic global network of more than 7,000 business owners in 38 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 108 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 39 years old with annual revenues of US$14 million. For more information on EO, visit www.eonetwork.org or call +1.703.519.6700.

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