Opportunities NB Blog

  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Workshop: Part 1

    In May 2016, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant launched CyberNB, making New Brunswick the first province in Canada to develop a comprehensive strategy on cybersecurity and cyber innovation. CyberNB is being lead by Opportunities NB (ONB), and its strategy encompasses five key components: Workforce Development – CyberSmart Protection of Critical Infrastructure – CyberSecure International Research Network

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  • From the C-Suite: Creating a Great Corporate Culture

    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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  • Leadership Insights from a New Brunswick Favourite: Mrs. Dunster’s

    Since purchasing New Brunswick’s Mrs. Dunster’s in 2014, Blair and Rosalyn Hyslop have busied themselves building a strong company, creating a great corporate culture, and working to support their community. The company has expanded its product portfolio, and invested in new employees, equipment, and production lines. Its retail location welcomes 400,000 visitors per year, and their

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  • Your Checklist For a Leadership Revolution in 2017

    Revolutions are messy, they happen quickly, and the results can be felt for a long time. They are also vital, acting as a way to accelerate important change. If you’re in the midst of a revolution in your business or industry, review this short checklist regularly. Otherwise your revolution may look more like a short-lived,

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  • Cybersecurity – The Legal Framework in Canada

    Opportunities NB (ONB) is pleased to host a conversation with Wendy Wagner, partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection Group. This free webinar takes place Thursday, January 19th at 3:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time (2:00 p.m. EST). (Click the link at the bottom of the post to join)

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  • Year in Review: Our 10 Most Popular Posts from 2016’s Second Half

    As we prepare to take a break from new content for the holiday season, we thought we would take a look back at our most popular blog posts from the back half of 2016. Check out the most-read posts from the first half here. Below are our 10 most popular posts from the past six

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  • Investment in New Brunswick: A Look at the Past Year

      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 an 18 percent operating cost advantage over the G7 average. That is only part of the reason companies choose New Brunswick — check out our top ten

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  • New Brunswick Company Brings Canadian Education to China

    Wee College is an early learning and childcare franchise program with multiple locations in the province of New Brunswick. CEO/Founder Melody Munro has made early learning and childcare her life’s passion since the 1980s, launching her first childcare centre in 1994. She sees Wee College as “entrepreneurship with a purpose.” “I saw the industry being so

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  • New Accelerator to Help New Brunswick Lead in Cybersecurity and Smart Grid

    The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has already been recognized as the most entrepreneurial post-secondary institution in Canada. Now, through its J. Herbert Smith Technology Management & Entrepreneurship Centre (TME), the university is establishing a new accelerator focused on the energy/smart grid, cleantech, and cybersecurity sectors. Based in Fredericton, Energia Ventures will support startups and R&D

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