Honouring the Molson Family’s Outstanding Entrepreneurship


To celebrate Molson Coors’ 225th anniversary, Andrew and Geoff Molson embarked on a family tour across Canada to visit with employees and business partners who have contributed to their family’s success since 1786 – a testament to the family’s values. (Photo Credit: The Canadian Press)

Source: National.ca – The Molson family will be the first Quebec family to be honoured with the EY Family Business Award of Excellence this fall.

As the oldest family business in Quebec, the oldest brewery in North America, and Canada’s second-oldest company, Molson Coors has definitely survived the test of time, and its success is largely due to founder John Molson’s strong values and community engagement.

“John Molson had a strong sense of responsibility to his community,” says Daniel Baer, EY’s Québec Entrepreneur of the Year program co-director. “Today, that sense of responsibility is evident in how the Molsons conduct business at Molson Coors, the Montreal Canadiens, RES PUBLICA Consulting Group and other companies where the family is involved. The Molson family boasts some exemplary business leaders, exceptional business values and a commitment to strong corporate governance. This is a well-deserved award.”

“Our family continues to be inspired by the values of John Molson, including integrity, respect, innovation, and community building. For us, it’s important to give back to hospitals, museums, children, youth initiatives, and encourage budding entrepreneurs,” says Andrew Molson. “We’re very touched to be recognized for something that’s in our DNA and this award certainly extends to the people we work with every day.”

Andrew and Geoff Molson will accept the award on behalf of the Molson family at the EY Québec Entrepreneur of the Year gala on 22 October 2015.

For more information, you can read the official news release.

About the Family Business Award of Excellence

The award recognizes leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families, whose companies exist in at least the 3rd generation. It honours companies that have a tradition of successfully balancing business and family issues, growing the business through innovation, and contributing through philanthropic or social engagement. The selected families support these traditions with sustainable, long-term strategies that include effective and transparent corporate governance.

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