Export Development

Calling all New Brunswick-based entrepreneurs! The Canadian Export Challenge is coming to Fredericton, New Brunswick on Tuesday, June 11! WHAT IS IT? A program by Startup Canada, in partnership with UPS, Export Development Canada (EDC), and the Trade Commissioner Service Aimed at supporting entrepreneurs to become export-ready A jam-packed day of learning, networking, pitching, and […]

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Saint John-based NTI Boilers Inc. (NTI) is headed to this year’s NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas to showcase the latest example of New Brunswick innovation. Founded in 1967 by the Dennison family and acquired by Italy’s Ariston Thermo Group in 2016, NTI is a world-leading manufacturer of high-efficiency boilers and water heaters […]

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There is an old saying: necessity is the mother of invention. That was the case for Tracy and Rory Bell, founders of Saint John-based Millennia TEA. Three years ago, the Bells had a brain cancer scare in their family. When they learned about the benefits of antioxidants the pair began researching teas, specifically the best […]

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At Opportunities NB (ONB), investing in New Brunswick’s youth is a priority. We are always on the lookout for new ways to support our youth in gaining professional experience, training, network building, and mentorship. We firmly believe that when we invest in our young people, we all win. Hajar Abdessamie is a recent graduate of […]

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The ONB-hosted New Brunswick Export Awards recognize outstanding export performance by New Brunswick-based companies in the international marketplace. The Awards aim to celebrate the business savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovation of businesses located in the province that have achieved either recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets. Winners are selected by a judging panel made up […]

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It’s that time of year again! The New Brunswick Export Awards will be presented Thursday in Moncton at Casino NB. Hosted by Opportunities NB (ONB), the Awards, now in their 52nd year, celebrate the business savvy, entrepreneurship, and innovation of businesses operating in New Brunswick and achieving local and global success. Winners are selected by […]

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Opportunities NB’s (ONB) Export Development Team facilitates New Brunswick companies’ growth and market diversification efforts via a variety of services including trade missions across the globe. Shediac’s Resilia Inc. recently returned from France as part of the latest of these missions. Formed in 2014, Resilia manufactures and sells the clinically-proven uresta® medical device invented by […]

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On January 30, Opportunities NB (ONB) co-hosted a European Union Export Business Forum in Moncton. The event, CETA: Expanding Your Business Horizons, featured presentations on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the many market opportunities within the European Union. ONB’s Export Development Team has collected four reasons why the province of New […]

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The Opportunities NB (ONB) Export Development Team is in Massachusetts next week for the latest pan-Atlantic New Exporter Mission to Boston. Fifteen companies from Atlantic Canada are taking part in this mission, which gives businesses a chance to speak with potential buyers, members of the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England (or CENE), and our partners […]

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Fredericton’s Red Rover Craft Cider is New Brunswick’s first craft cider company. Using the finest hand-picked New Brunswick apples to create unique and refreshing English-style cider, Red Rover now offers a wide variety of award-winning cider flavours. In January, Red Rover Owner Adam Clawson took part in the province of New Brunswick’s latest Trade Mission to […]

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In my position at ONB as an international trade expert, I am privileged to work with New Brunswick’s many great entrepreneurs every day. Most startups I collaborate with are born global companies. They have a natural inclination to seek foreign markets in order to better grow their bottom line. Top-of-mind for most businesses is finding that […]

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Opportunities NB (ONB), in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Global Affairs Canada is pleased to host the European Union Export Business Forum on January 30 at Moncton’s Delta Beausejour. The forum, CETA: Expanding Your Business Horizons, will feature presentations on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and market […]

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In December 2016, we spoke to entrepreneur Luc Jalbert about the success of his Moncton-based company Prelam Enterprises and its Just’a Drop and Just’a Spray bathroom products. At that time, Jalbert had recently returned from a New Brunswick government-led trade mission to China. Since then, the company has pivoted with regards to their China strategy […]

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Opportunities NB’s (ONB) Export Development Team works to facilitate New Brunswick companies’ growth and market diversification efforts, both within Canada and internationally. ONB offers a variety of services to New Brunswick exporters of any size, including facilitation of export mentoring relationships and identification of market leads through trade missions and events. One such event is […]

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Last month, ONB and its partners at Ignite Fredericton and the Pond-Deshpande Centre brought 12 New Brunswick companies to Boston and Portland as part of our New Exporters Mission. The three-day event gave New Brunswick businesses an opportunity to learn about entry into the New England market, participate in programming from Canadian Entrepreneurs in New […]

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PropertyGuys.com was founded on the belief that the real estate industry was, in some respects, broken. Specifically created to address the traditional commission model of home buying, the company is “reconstructing how real estate is bought and sold.” PropertyGuys.com connects home buyers and sellers directly and offers a range of professional services to help make […]

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Sussex Beard Oil Merchants is a small business located in Sussex, New Brunswick founded by entrepreneur and beard enthusiast Matt White. The company produces a variety of all-natural men’s grooming products including soaps, conditioners, brushes, shaving balms, moustache wax, and its signature beard oil. When Opportunities NB (ONB) first met Matt White in June 2014 […]

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ONB takes an active role in helping New Brunswick businesses with international trade, emphasizing the unique requirements of prospective exporters seeking market diversification, market expansion or value-added opportunities. The post below originally appeared in December 2016. It is being republished today to coincide with Prelam’s involvement in our Trade Mission to the UK and The Netherlands, two […]

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The New Brunswick Export Awards recognize outstanding export performance by New Brunswick-based companies in the international marketplace. The Awards aim to celebrate the business savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovation of businesses located in the province that have achieved either recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets. Award winners are selected by a judging panel […]

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A version of this post originally appeared in February 2016. Fancy Pokket is the largest manufacturer of pita bread, flatbread, bagels, and tortilla wraps in Atlantic Canada. Headquartered in Moncton, Fancy Pokket now operates from a 45,000 square foot (sq ft) facility and employs in the neighbourhood of 60 people. Mike Timani, President and CEO, has […]

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