The Corporation de développement économique de Sutton

The Corporation de développement économique de Sutton (CDES) is a not-for-profit organization incorporated since 1985. Its headquarters are at 24-A Principale South in Sutton. The CDES promotes Sutton as a destination in several ways: its website, its Tourist Office, and through major annual promotional advertising such as skiing, outdoor and cycling shows, to name a few. The CDES unites members of different sectors: such as Lodging, Restaurants, Services and Retail, to do annual strategic planning. Joint planning is also done with the municipality and regional and provincial associations to promote long-term projects for our region. The CDES also helps many local organizations plan their events.

Our Mission

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2019 Board of Directors

Twelve (12) members from different sectors serve on the Board. They are elected at the Annual General Meeting for a two-year term :

  • Jeremy Fontana, ObservÉtoiles, President
  • Nicolas Cavelier De Cuverville, Hôtel Horizon, Vice-President
  • Marie-Soleil Labrie, Auberge Sutton Brouërie, Treasurer
  • Henri Lamoureux, Art Libre et Arts et de Rêves
  • Jean-Michel Ryan, Mont Sutton
  • Elizabeth Sanderson, Le Havre Sutton
  • Tomasz Bedkowski, Le Domaine Tomali-Maniatyn
  • Dana Cooper, Fraîche
  • Jacopo Emanueli, Snowjam Canada Inc.
  • André Forest, councillor, Town of Sutton
  • Vacant, councillor, Town of Sutton
  • Élyse Boulanger, Forté, President ex-officio (non-voting)

Who is a member of the CDES?

  • All business owners who pay a non-residential tax to the Town of Sutton or their tenants are recognized as members (members A);
  • Individuals or enterprises residing and/or operating in the territory of the Town of Sutton which has paid the annual membership set by the Board of Directors are members (members B);
  • Individuals or enterprises residing and /or operating outside the territory of the Town of Sutton which has paid the annual membership set by the Board of Directors are members (members C).

Advantages of Being a Member of the CDES

  • Display and distribution of your pamphlet and/or business card at Tourist Office;
  • Display of posters/announcements of special events at Tourist Office;
  • Listing of your contact information in the official web directory of CDES members: CommerceSutton.ca;
  • Visibility of eligible members on the website SuttonTourism.ca;
  • Preferred rates for joint advertising coordinated by the CDES;
  • Included in the Sutton Tourist Guide and map – 10 000 copies annually distributed at ski shows, outdoor adventure shows, and cycling shows as well as in Tourist Offices in the Eastern Townships;
  • Monthly newsletter.