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Square Hosts Local Business is Beautiful Event to Connect Montreal Entrepreneurs

Featured Business Owners Include M3beton, The Cardboardbox Project, Kittel Coffee, and Frank & Oak at Societe des Arts Technologiques

MONTREAL, QC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/14 -- With small businesses comprising 98% of Quebec's economy, Square, the company helping businesses start, run, and grow is coming to Montreal to host Local Business is Beautiful. The event on May 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM at the Société des Arts Technologiques is designed to bring business owners together to collaborate, connect, and strengthen their communities. Square will invite owners of M3béton, The Cardboardbox Project, Kittel Coffee, and Frank & Oak for an in-depth discussion about small business growth and community collaboration.

"Montreal's businesses are vital to the health of Quebec's community and economy," said Square's business lead Francoise Brougher. "We're thrilled to bring business owners together to discuss the passion for their craft as well as the challenges they face in starting and growing their business."
"This community inspires us every day," said Ethan Song, Cofounder and CEO of Frank & Oak. "We're lucky to be part of a community and in a city that supports homegrown talent. Events like this are such a great way to learn from each other and foster and grow new relationships."

Montreal Local Business is Beautiful Event Details
Claudia Croteau, M3béton Co-owner
Jonathan Achtman, The Cardboardbox Project Co-owner
Ethan Song, Frank & Oak Cofounder and CEO
Guillaume Kittel-Ouimet, Kittel Coffee Founder
Francoise Brougher, Square Business Lead

An evening of in-depth conversations with Montreal business owners about growing small businesses and strengthening community, hosted by Square.

Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT)
1201 St-Laurent blvd
Montreal, QC
H2X 2S6
Espace SAT, 1st floor

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Event start time - 5:30 PM
Panel discussion - 6:00 PM


Media interested in attending the event or booking an interview with any of the participants are invited to RSVP to [email protected] with their name, news outlet, cell phone number and request.
Small business owners are invited to RSVP to attend the free Montreal Local Business is Beautiful event by clicking Follow the Local Business is Beautiful event series on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and #CarrémentLocal.

Last year, Square hosted Local Business is Beautiful events in Calgary and Ottawa.

Square makes commerce easy for everyone. From accepting credit cards to managing a full point of sale, Square offers simple and affordable tools for businesses starting and growing. Square Reader, the free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allows businesses to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for one low, transparent rate of 2.75% per swipe. Square's suite of business tools include Square Register, an analytics dashboard, and Square Stand. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in Canada, the United States, and Japan. More information is available at

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