From the C-Suite

Corey Nutrition was founded in 1982 by Lee and Jane Corey, starting as a small distribution business. After their Ontario supplier burned down, the Coreys built their own facility at home in Fredericton, New Brunswick. They began providing aquafeed and specialized equipment to the province’s aquaculture sector. Thirty-three years later Corey has grown from an aquafeed producer […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Local and national c-suite members stepped out in high-style last night to celebrate some of this country’s leading innovative companies and individuals. The 18th Annual KIRA Awards featured 18 finalists in six categories as well as a new award this year — the People’s Choice Award. This year’s top talent featured innovation and entrepreneurship in […]

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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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Saint John, New Brunswick’s Advanced Publishing is a technology solution provider creating digital magazines and other types of publications for a variety of digital publishers. Founder and CEO Trish Kiley established the business in 2003, looking to leverage the trend that saw modern readers increasingly moving from print to digital. Kiley says the company serves as an […]

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For a champion of innovation, the journey from concept to commercialization starts with a call to adventure, and it is when they decide to take action that the innovation continuum begins. Part of that decision comes from knowing whether or not they will have the resources necessary to make it happen. Company leaders who possess […]

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The Co-operators is a Canadian owned and operated company with $42.9 billion in assets under administration. They now insure well over two million people across Canada, and have been ranked among the country’s 50 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Knights, Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations by Sustainalytics, and 50 Best Employers by Aon Hewitt. Despite the success, […]

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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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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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