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2017 Exporter of the Year - under $5 million in export sales

“In our early days with the company there was a lot of predetermined programs; it was about fitting square pegs into round holes, seeing if you could find programs that lined up with your business needs. There’s been a shift in approach with ONB's creation. I think the organization recognized that certain programs would not work for everyone, that not every company’s needs fit within narrowly defined parameters.

The shift has been towards sitting down with businesses and asking what their actual needs are, then seeing how ONB can help. That’s when our business really took off. We’ve had a great deal of success over the past two plus years, doubling our workforce and growing the business exponentially. Support from ONB was a big part of that.”

Blair Hyslop, President,
Mrs. Dunster’s


2016 Innovative Exporter of the Year

“We are very proud at Corey Nutrition of being selected as the 2016 Innovative Exporter of the year! Many thanks to the Opportunities NB staff for their support and guidance in 2015 helping Corey Nutrition innovate and grow into new and exciting markets. We are proud to produce our world class pet foods right here in New Brunswick.”

Wayne Arsenault, CEO,
Corey Nutrition Co.


2016 Emerging Exporter of the Year

“With a small jurisdiction like this, private equity investment isn’t always as accessible as it may be in larger North American centres – you have to look for partners like Opportunities NB. It’s not just financing, however, though that is obviously important. It’s about help with recruiting world-class people, market entry programs, opportunities to attend trade shows with other like-minded local companies, and access to ONB resources like export webinars and informational sessions.”

Mike Oliver, Vice President – Corporate Development,
Leading Edge Geomatics


2015 Exporter of the year

“This award, and the ensuing publicity makes huge improvements to our product awareness. People want to buy locally made products. Also, it’s a tremendous validation of all the hard work our team puts into making great meat products every day. We have worked extremely hard to have world class food safety standards and a culture of excellence in our building. This award tells all of them – ‘”you did it!” I guarantee you every person in the building is walking a little taller after that win. Great companies can’t work without great people.”

Michael Whittaker, President,
Bonté Foods Limited


2013 Emerging Exporter

“It was a great honour to be named the 2013 New Brunswick Emerging Exporter of the Year. A great award to receive for our dedicated employees at Dizolve Group Corporation.We really enjoyed the event and the company of the other finalists. Dizolve is very proud to be an NB company with access around the world in exporting our laundry detergent innovations invented and produced right here. Revolutionizing the laundry detergent world. Thank you!”

Luc Jalbert, Executive Chairman,
Dizolve Group Corporation


2012 Exporter of the Year

“We were honoured to be named the 2012 CME New Brunswick Exporter of the Year. It provided our employees and partner network with a sense of achievement for many years of hard work in developing our corporate brand all around the world. But it will not keep us from striving to achieve even more!”

Pat Whalen, President & CEO,
LuminUltra Technologies


2012 Foreign Owned Exporter

“Competing in global markets and winning is an important component of the Acadian Seaplants brand. We export our premium, science-proven, seaweed-based products to 70 countries around the world. Our manufacturing operation in Pennfield, New Brunswick, supports our brand by producing the best products in their class in the world. To be honoured with this export award is a testament to the excellence of our people and we are exceedingly proud of their accomplishment.”

Jean-Paul Deveau, President,
Acadian Seaplants Limited


2012 New Exporter

Winning the New Brunswick New Exporter Award at the Export Achievement Awards was an honour and a very rewarding experience. The ceremony was very uplifting and made you proud to be among all the other finalists. The award allowed RtTech to receive a lot of publicity and got our name out in the NB corporate world.

Pablo Asiron, P.Eng., CEO,
RtTech Software Inc.

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