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  • Innovation Awards Spotlights Key Talent and Expertise

    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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  • New Brunswick Craftsmanship: Fit for a Queen

    Brent Rourke’s fascination with wood began at a young age. After high school he immediately enrolled in woodworking courses at NBCC in Saint John. It was that experience that led to his love of shaker boxes, an item that would go on to become a signature product for his business, Brent Rourke Designs. Brent’s shaker boxes are

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  • Renewable Energy Drives Success for This Pellet Exporter

    Groupe Savoie was incorporated in the 1970s by Hector Savoie and his son Jean-Claude. The elder Savoie was heavily involved in New Brunswick’s hardwood industry, working as General Manager of the Southampton Lumber mill in Saint-Quentin. In 1978, Hector and his son decided to take the plunge and start their own business. Hector resigned from

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  • Webinar: Exporting to the US? Learn How to Avoid US Taxation Surprises

    Last Thursday, Opportunities NB (ONB) hosted an export development webinar featuring Candace Sears, Senior Manager and leader of KPMG’s New Brunswick US Tax Practice. Candace joined us to discuss tax considerations for those companies currently exporting to the US as well as those looking to expand their operations to include our southern neighbour. The presentation touched on: US federal

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  • Exporting to the US? Learn How to Avoid US Taxation Surprises That Hurt Your Bottom Line

      Opportunities NB (ONB) is pleased to host an upcoming conversation with Candace Sears, Senior Manager and leader of KPMG’s New Brunswick US Tax Practice. This FREE webinar will take place Thursday, March 17 at 3:00pm AST. (Click the button at the end of the post to join us) Candace frequently works with Atlantic Canadian companies and

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  • Fancy Pokket: A Shining Example of Immigrant Entrepreneurial Success

    Fancy Pokket is the largest manufacturer of pita bread, flatbread, bagels, and tortilla wraps in Atlantic Canada. Headquartered in Moncton, New Brunswick, Fancy Pokket now operates from a 45,000 square foot (sq ft) facility, and employs in the neighbourhood of 60 people. Mike Timani, the company’s Founder, President and CEO, has become a prominent member of

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  • How Immigrating to Canada Built One Entrepreneur’s Dream

    When you work with something for so long—a living thing in particular—you become attached to it. That’s what happened to Dr. Cornel Ceapa, Founder of Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar. Launched in 2005, the company is the culmination of Dr. Ceapa’s extensive training and lifelong interest in sturgeon. Originally from Romania, Dr. Ceapa began his career

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  • ONB Case Study: Sussex Beard Oil Merchants

    Sussex Beard Oil Merchants is a small business located in Sussex, New Brunswick founded by entrepreneur and beard enthusiast Matt White. The company produces a variety of all-natural men’s grooming products including soaps, conditioners, brushes, shaving balms, mustache wax, and its signature beard oil. When Opportunities NB (ONB) first met Matt White in June 2014

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  • Webinar: ONB and The TCS – Your Partners for International Success

    Last Thursday, Opportunities NB (ONB) hosted its inaugural export webinar with Kathryn Aleong, Atlantic Regional Director and Senior Trade Commissioner for Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS). ONB will be hosting monthly webinars that focus on: Export education and learning – featuring industry partners and subject matter experts. Various thought leaders ready

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