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Belledune’s Contendo Training Solutions offers online competency, custom and safety training programs specially tailored to serve clients in the oil and gas sector, and other traditional industries. The company’s main programs are site-specific, and unique to each customer’s facility and its specifications. Contendo’s offerings help improve both the efficiency and safety of oil and gas […]

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New Brunswick’s Therma-Ray is one of only a few companies in North America delivering a wide range of radiant heating solutions for both residential and commercial customers. The company’s products are found everywhere from luxury boxes at an NFL football stadium in Indianapolis, to a Bikram Yoga studio in Florida, to a hospital in Abu Dhabi. With customers in Canada, […]

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Last week, Opportunities NB (ONB) announced a new partnership with GE Canada and GE Ventures Licensing to provide New Brunswick-based entrepreneurs access to GE’s vast portfolio of intellectual property (IP). The move will help New Brunswick companies bring new technology, products, and services to market. Stephen Lund, ONB President & CEO, along with Ross Hornby, […]

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Few places in the world are as beautiful as New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy. With such gorgeous coastline to boast about, it stands to reason that New Brunswick’s tourism industry would include top-notch companies offering world-class hospitality. Saint John’s Aquila Tours is one of those companies. Aquila has become a world leader in their industry. Their Center for […]

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The National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) – Where Industry Leaders Meet, kicks off again this week in Montreal, Quebec. This year’s event will feature discussions on everything from cyber attacks, severe weather and climate change, auto insurance, and flood insurance programs. With New Brunswick a hub of insurance sector activity, Opportunities NB (ONB) thought it would be a good […]

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Opportunities NB (ONB) recently had occasion to speak with Robert Quirion, Founder and CEO of DealerMine in Saint John, New Brunswick. The interview was so good we expanded it into two parts. Be sure to read part one, where we discussed the many benefits Quirion has experienced from operating in New Brunswick. Today, Robert discusses the […]

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We enjoy any opportunity to shine a spotlight on New Brunswick businesses seeing tremendous growth and success through innovation. We also love discussing the incredible entrepreneurial spirit alive in the province. What a treat it was then to speak with Robert Quirion, Founder and CEO of DealerMine in Saint John. The conversation was so good we […]

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Corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship are important components of how communities and business communities grow and thrive. However, it takes special characteristics for an individual to run a not-for-profit organization. When you think of those characteristics you might liken it to an entrepreneur on steroids. It really takes a special breed of entrepreneurial spirit […]

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As part of our preparation for the FIHAV 2015 Havana International Fair, Opportunities NB (ONB) recently worked with David Verbiwski, Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Cuba, to present an informative session on doing business in Cuba, and the overall state of Canada-Cuba relations. The FIHAV fair begins on November 2, 2015 and […]

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Having the right customer relationship management (CRM) software is a pivotal part of success for today’s enterprise. CRMs traditionally require data to be manually entered into a database. New Brunswick’s Introhive felt the CRM sector was ripe for innovation and worked to automate this process so data flows into a company’s CRM without human interaction. Introhive is the brainchild of two […]

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From the heart of potato country, a family-owned farm, whose beginning dates back to the early 1920s, is currently offering one of the Atlantic Canada’s tastiest exports to the world. Covered Bridge Potato Chips, a product of Albright Farms, has seen tremendous success both domestically and abroad despite only launching in 2009. The company’s old-fashioned kettle chips […]

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In our current global-based economic environment – innovation is what sets us apart and makes us attractive to the outside world. Innovation is a global game, and we need to ensure we are ready to play at the highest level. The attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI), and the development of export opportunities are necessary […]

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