March 2017

At our cinq-à-sept on Tuesday 28th March 2017 three of our members presented their credentials in a concise and conversation-stimulating form. Here are their contributions.

Cindy Riding, CR SL Virtual Inc.,

We help organizations and individuals in the area of professional development.  We specialize in customized business language training focused on relevancy and accelerated results. We understand the importance of confidence in the delivery of a presentation, leading a meeting, influencing, and persuading, negotiating, and authentic engagement. Work is increasingly virtual and occurs anywhere and anytime. Instructors join learner’s online via our virtual classroom (video-conferencing).

Our clients are from national and/or international organizations. We offer 12 languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Portuguese (Brazilian), German, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Hindi and Arabic.  Contact me with questions or to schedule a free demo! Referrals are always welcome! You can reach me at 514-668-1156 or on LinkedIn

Paul Loftus, B.Comm., B.A., M.Sc., F.I.C.B, Paul Loftus & Associates Inc.,

Paul Loftus & Associates Inc. is a firm of International Management, Intercultural and Organizational Development Consultants owned and operated by its President, Paul Loftus. Associates are other highly qualified consultants who are hired on an as-needed or project basis. The firm offers seminars covering a variety of management and intercultural skills including presentation skills, time management, performance management, stress management, teambuilding, business writing, negotiating, selection techniques, dealing with the media, cross cultural competence and managing diversity. Paul Loftus conducts corporate retreats and delivers keynote speeches and can be contacted at (514) 282-9111; ploftus (at)

Richard H. Painter, Senior Vice President, Aon Risk Solutions,

Aon Risk Solutions (Aon) is the leading Global, and Canada’s largest, provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage and human resources  consulting.  No matter what business you are in, or profession you practise, Aon can help you identify, measure and manage  the risks you are exposed to. From aviation through forestry, to professional services and transportation, we design and implement insurance programmes to fit your needs using our specialised teams and client-focused solutions.

January 2017

At our New Year cinq-à-sept on Monday 23rd January 2017 a number of members presented their credentials in a concise and conversation-stimulating form. Here are their contributions.

It is our intention to do more of these at our networking events since they were extremely popular.

Racine Bonhomme, MBA, CIM (Canadian Investment Manager)

I have 15 years+ experience and specialise in business development strategy and corporate financing. I help tech-rich and growth SMEs to address issues of cash shortage and reaching international markets. Specifically, I perform market research, build business plans and find appropriate investors / partners. My competitive advantage results from my versatility and my considerable network of investors and business partners. Please contact me at (438) 932-5585 or

John Marrett, inc.,

We are CRM software experts with clients primarily in Manufacturing, Distribution, Business Services and Wealth Management. Our clients generally have from 5 to 50 staff members who deal with their customers. We help administrative, marketing, sales & customer service teams work smarter by building and protecting a business organization's most important asset: the relationship with their customers! Nucleus Research found that, for every dollar a company spends on CRM, it gets back $8.71! I would be glad to meet interested BQBC members and would appreciate your referrals. Contact me at 514-488-1221 x201, j.marrett (at) or on LinkedIn:

Ed Bell, CEO of Qanari Inc.

The new QSB-Q1™ has unique and novel low-cost biosensor technology, which facilitates quick on-site screening test for soil pollution. The test detects cancer-causing hydrocarbons like Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) – one of the most common soil contaminants found on Brownfield sites).  The QSB-Q1™ exposes a luminescing marine bacterium (Vibrio fischeri) to soil samples; contaminated soil has an instant ‘kill’ effect on the bacteria, reducing its light output. This is measured by the QSB-Q1™ instrument to give an on-the spot indication of toxicity. This information is transferred via iPhone, iPad, to a new App which, in combination with GPS. produces a “Toxicity Map”. Decisions can, therefore, be immediately made in the field by Soil Consultants/Remediation Contractors or site owners/developers. For more information or referrals, please contact me at (438) 863 7359 or ejbell (at)