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New Brunswick’s Lizotte Machine Vision has been in business since 1985. A family-run operation, the company consists of two partners, Marcel Lizotte, President, and his son Steve, Vice President. The Lizottes focus on custom-built quality control and grading equipment for the seafood industry. Lizotte’s machines are able to sort and grade seafood products by size, colour, […]

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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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