From the C-Suite

Great Things are Happening in New Brunswick!

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For the record, great things are happening in New Brunswick.

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Since April 2015, Opportunities NB (ONB) has worked to bring world-class companies to this province, and we continue to focus our efforts on strategic opportunities that align with the unique strengths of New Brunswick. Investment attraction is hard work. With over 12,000 economic development groups across North America, competing for the attention of top businesses […]

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September saw Fredericton, New Brunswick host the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting (AGM) and conference. The hosting Fredericton Chamber of Commerce team prepared a terrific, jam-packed agenda for this year’s conference, including an ONB-sponsored Maritime Kitchen Party. As the event’s presenting sponsor, ONB was thrilled to help showcase New Brunswick’s trademark hospitality for […]

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If you had asked me before my summer with ONB what ‘office culture’ entails or the impact it has my response would have been quite limited. Fortunately, I have had the pleasure of assisting with both day-to-day marketing activities and with developing the organization’s culture. Upon ONB’s founding, the first priority of CEO Stephen Lund […]

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International Women’s Day is the annual recognition of social, cultural, political, and business achievements of women across the globe. To mark the occasion, Opportunities NB (ONB) would like to present a quick roundup of some of our favourite posts highlighting the many awesome businesswomen of New Brunswick. Bethany Deshpande is the CEO and Co-Founder of SomaDetect, a […]

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Mark Gillan spent 26 years with the Saint John Fire Department, retiring as Deputy Fire Chief and Director of the Emergency Management Organization. His time as a firefighter included four days in New York in September 2001 as a Rescue and Recovery volunteer at Shea Stadium and Ground Zero. Shortly after that experience Gillan and his […]

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Opportunities NB (ONB) is thrilled to be recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2017. The designation, which recognizes employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work, was awarded by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using a variety of criteria. What makes for an exceptional workplace? Good benefits, vacation time, flexible hours? […]

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Erin Flood serves as COO of Fredericton’s HotSpot Parking. A New Brunswick native, Flood spent several years with her family in Toronto before returning to Atlantic Canada. It was that return home that helped further spark her interest in entrepreneurship, and a desire to help launch a new business. Flood and CEO Phillip Curley have […]

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New Brunswick was named the lowest business cost location in Canada and the U.S. in KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives study on featured cities. On average, New Brunswick cities have a 18 percent operating cost advantage over the G7 average. That and more make up our Top Ten Benefits of New Brunswick. It’s the right place for investment. […]

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Coady Cameron was in his fourth year of Civil Engineering at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) when he came up with an idea. He was learning how municipalities across the continent collected infrastructure data — with expensive vans carrying expensive equipment. Cameron asked why that data couldn’t be collected with the device in his (and everyone else’s) back pocket […]

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Entrepreneur Kelly Lawson, founder and CEO of Canadian startup Ella, says her first experience with the ‘sharing economy’ came in the early 1990s when she and her girlfriends would open their closets to each other. “There was a level of excitement that came with that; more variety, more options, less spending, increased self-confidence, and plenty of […]

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