Opportunities NB Blog

  • Why UPS Made New Brunswick Its Canadian Brokerage Hub


    United Parcel Service (UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering transportation of packages and freight, and facilitating international trade in more than 220 countries. The Atlanta-headquartered company has also developed a large presence in the province of New Brunswick since 1995, becoming one of the largest private sector employers in the capital city of

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  • Why Appnovation Invested in New Brunswick


    Appnovation Technologies, ranked by Profit Magazine on its 2016 Profit 500 list as one of Canada’s fastest growing IT companies, has seen great success in the province of New Brunswick. It has positioned itself quite nicely by making key decisions that not only have it ready for growth, but poised for long-term success. Opportunities NB (ONB) spoke

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  • New Brunswick Offers Cybersecurity Boot Camp


    Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) is stepping up its support of New Brunswick’s cybersecurity/IT sector with the launch of its upcoming Cybersecurity Boot Camp. This industry-driven, English language Boot Camp begins February 6th, 2017, and registration is now open. Get the details and register here. Pierre Clavet serves as CCNB’s Sectorial Advisor for IT, Technology

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  • Shep Hyken’s 5 Customer Service Opportunities for the C-Suite

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    Ask the C-Suite what issues are top-of-mind right now and many will acknowledge the top risks include: cyber attacks, bottom-line performance, the role Big Data is playing, and the ever-changing demands of today’s customer. Customer expectations and demands are becoming increasingly influential in determining corporate strategy. Opportunities NB (ONB) caught up with customer service expert, and

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  • Webinar: In the Cloud and On the Ground: Tax Implications for the US and Canada


    On November 17th, Opportunities NB (ONB) hosted an export development webinar featuring Candace Sears, Senior Manager and leader of KPMG’s New Brunswick U.S. Tax Practice. Candace joined us to discuss: The taxation impacts of doing business in the U.S. using cloud services U.S. sales tax traps in international sales Emerging trends in U.S. tax to keep up

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  • Webinar: US and Caribbean Opportunities for Canadian Building Products


    The largest building products show in North America, the International Builders Show (IBS) takes place in Orlando, Florida, January 10 – 12, 2017. To help companies prep for the event, Opportunities NB (ONB) recently hosted an export development webinar presented by structural building components industry consultant Glenn Traylor. Glenn is a respected building products expert specializing

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  • Choosing the Startup Life: Thoughts from a C-Suite Entrepreneur


    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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  • Another Award-Winning New Brunswick Success: Discover Saint John


    In 2015, Discover Saint John (DSJ), and agency partner Hawk, introduced the “Saint Awesome” campaign, promoting the incredible urban waterfront experience offered by the city of Saint John, New Brunswick. Jillian MacKinnon, DSJ’s Marketing & Communications Director, says “Saint John is Canada’s oldest incorporated city with a lot of heritage. We’re on the shore of the beautiful Bay of

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  • Calling Tech Professionals: We’re Hiring Now


    New Brunswick is the birthplace of Radian6 and Q1 Labs, who were later purchased by Salesforce.com and IBM respectively and are just two of the exciting companies that form New Brunswick’s vibrant ecosystem. In fact, the Toronto Star named New Brunswick the next startup hub of Canada in 2013. And, the best news of all: New

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