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Dieppe, New Brunswick’s Partner Seafood, Inc. (PSI) is a production management and marketing company focused on the seafood product sector. Founder, President, and CEO Paul Farrah saw fishermen from various locations in the Maritimes having difficulty moving product into new markets; this provided an opportunity to both start a business and help his community. Farrah says his […]

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Expertise in back-office service delivery continues to be top-of-mind for companies leveraging customer experience as a competitive differentiator. Such was the case for IMP Customer Care—part of IMP Group—who launched contact center operations in Bathurst, New Brunswick in July 2000. Beginning as a reservation center with one client—a large airline—IMP grew over the next few […]

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Many of today’s corporations are growing so fast that both new and established employees struggle to keep up with operational complexities and demands. In customer care this has adverse effects on day-to-day operations; call times suffer, customer frustrations grow, and revenue is lost. Onboarding employees also becomes a drain as training programs take weeks getting new hires up […]

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Founded in 2008, Accreon has seen steady growth, becoming a key player in the Province of New Brunswick’s strong Information Technology ecosystem. New Brunswick native Martin Ferguson is Accreon’s Senior Vice President — Delivery, and a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Ferguson recently spoke to Opportunities NB (ONB) about the benefits of doing business […]

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I have been received a lot of questions about 500 Startups, one of the top accelerators in the world, which our company Alongside was happy to be a part of. I wanted to share not only our story but a short list of tips to help other startup founders. This guide works for any accelerator, and it […]

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Moncton, New Brunswick’s Fiddlehead Technology is employing big data analysis to revolutionize the food and beverage supply chain. The company’s flagship product, Forecast Guardian™, is a cloud-based platform designed to help food and beverage manufacturers maintain more accurate forecasts with less effort. Co-Founders Shawn Carver and David Baxter started the company in 2013, intent on solving […]

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Brent Rourke’s fascination with wood began at a young age. After high school, he immediately enrolled in woodworking courses at NBCC in Saint John. It was that experience that led to his love of shaker boxes, an item that would go on to become a signature product for his business, Brent Rourke Designs. Brent’s shaker boxes […]

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Just as Hollywood is where people go to become famous actors, Silicon Valley is where founders go to build famous companies. My first time in San Francisco was in November of 2014; I bought a one-way ticket and ended up spending nearly three weeks meeting amazing people and soaking in the culture. I’ve visited three […]

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Groupe Savoie was incorporated in the 1970s by Hector Savoie and his son Jean-Claude. The elder Savoie was heavily involved in New Brunswick’s hardwood industry, working as General Manager of the Southampton Lumber mill in Saint-Quentin. In 1978, Hector and his son decided to take the plunge and start their own business. Hector resigned from […]

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New Brunswick’s Alongside  is helping companies find better job candidates by simplifying the administrative tasks related to the hiring process. CEO and Co-Founder Yves Boudreau started the company in 2013; his second entrepreneurial endeavour after launching his first business—Halation Studios—at age 19. After Halation’s closing in 2006, Boudreau spent five years in economic development, relocating to Moncton […]

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In his 2015 best-selling book Weology, Tangerine CEO Peter Aceto offered a look at the people-first philosophy that has helped make his company Canada’s leading direct bank. Tangerine now offers banking services to two million clients across Canada and has been recognized on multiple occasions for its Weology-influenced corporate culture. Described by Forbes as “one of the most active, authentic, […]

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Cybersecurity is at the forefront of most business discussions and planning sessions these days. Being proactive and prepared is now a staple for success. New Brunswick is taking a focused approach to cybersecurity and working with industry and academia to really push the cybersecurity agenda. Today, IBM announced that it was expanding its New Brunswick […]

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British writer and comedian James Mullinger moved to Saint John, New Brunswick in February 2014 from London, England. A well-known stand-up comedian, TV presenter, and journalist in his homeland, James performed five stand-up tours over five years, had his own Comedy Central show, and served as Comedy Editor for GQ Magazine. Then he moved to […]

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When you work with something for so long—a living thing in particular—you become attached to it. That’s what happened to Dr. Cornel Ceapa, Founder of Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar. Launched in 2005, the company is the culmination of Dr. Ceapa’s extensive training and lifelong interest in Sturgeon. Originally from Romania, Dr. Ceapa began his career […]

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A subsidiary of Germany’s FFG Flensburg, FFG Canada is located in Bathurst, New Brunswick and is a joint venture between the German business and Industrial Rubber Company Ltd. The company is currently hard at work producing 17 Wisent 2 Armoured Engineering Vehicles (AEV) for use by the Canadian Armed Forces. Opportunities NB (ONB) spoke with Blaine […]

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Over the past decade, the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) has greatly increased its efforts to support and promote technological integration and innovation initiatives from the province’s industrial and manufacturing industries. As such, it has become a key strategic partner at the centre of economic development for both its region and the province. Today we’ll […]

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Many Canadian colleges have expanded their missions—which are, on the one hand, employment-oriented education and, on the other, regional economic development—in order to integrate industrial services and research capabilities focused on innovation and the needs of business. In recent years, the federal government has provided increased financial support to those colleges taking more active roles […]

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Everywhere you turn these days you see new research and products related to wearable technology. Some have been successful, others have R&D issues forcing them back to the drawing board. The important question: what are the implications for healthcare, and how do we manage our own health? Opportunities NB (ONB) spoke with Dr. Erik Scheme, Innovation Research Chair in Medical […]

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We all strive to have that perfect work-life balance. With competitive environments only becoming more competitive, our workdays are getting longer and longer and our commutes only add to that long day. On top of that, trying to run a business and find time to get away to relax and re-energize is nearly impossible for […]

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Faced with aging infrastructure, electrical utilities are increasingly looking into smart grid technology to enhance and control their grids, and to get a better handle on load management. Smart grid projects, however, only work efficiently with participation from end customers. Utilities are also spending money on traditional campaigns that often show no significant amount of […]

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