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  • There is No Place Like Home When it Comes to New Brunswick

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    You know those famous lyrics “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?” Well that’s exactly what Kelly L. Buffett discovered after leaving New Brunswick nine years ago. She really did discover there is no place like home, and has since returned to New Brunswick to set up a law practice in Fredericton. In

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  • New Brunswick Export Success Stories: Populus Global Solutions

    In June, the 2015 Export Awards recognized New Brunswick companies that have achieved recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets and expanding their reach. Opportunities NB (ONB) wanted to take advantage of our relationships with some of that event’s featured speakers, and get their thoughts on achieving export success in Canada. Beth Webster is VP of Operations

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  • How Gamification is Driving Business


    If social media has helped lead to the democratization of knowledge, then gamification may well lead to the democratization of education. This latter idea is certainly one that Brian Burke, Vice-President at Gartner has espoused. When you think about how gamification is leveraged today, it is much larger in scope than online gaming. In fact,

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  • [Infographic] New Brunswick and the Gaming Cluster

    A significant number of gaming companies now call the province of New Brunswick home. Given the growth in this sector, Opportunities NB (ONB) would like to present the below infographic to offer a quick look at the province’s gaming cluster and those companies currently operating within the province (with links to their websites at the bottom). Check back

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  • How a Canadian Startup Plans to Revolutionize Agriculture

    New Brunswick’s Resson delivers customized precision solutions for clients in the agriculture sector. Utilizing recent advances in large-scale cloud-based data processing, swarm robotics, and advanced data analytics, the Resson Agricultural Management and Analytics System (RAMAS™) gives the agricultural operator analytical insights and dynamic control over the farm area. Resson’s data-driven solution analyzes crop metrics to assess crop status and

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  • Build Your Business Where Great Things Can Happen


    Last week we posted part one of our chat with Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, in which we learned that New Brunswick is a place where you can live, work and do truly amazing things. There was just so much excitement in our conversation that we decided to add a second part to the interview. Today, we look closer at

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  • C-Suite Insights: Brett Proud of GuestLogix


    Interviewing members of the C-Suite from leading, high-growth companies is always of great utility for our audience. In today’s post, we are pleased to interview Brett Proud, President & CEO of GuestLogix, to get a few of his insights for the rest of 2015. GuestLogix is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GXI,

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  • Live, Work, Do Amazing Things: Choose New Brunswick

    Imagine a place where you can be yourself, work with phenomenal people, and do some really amazing things! Sometimes finding this place involves a bit of a journey, but at the end of it something wonderful happens – you make a discovery. This is very much the case for Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, Associate Professor and Dr.

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  • New Brunswick Export Success Stories: CARIS

    Fredericton’s CARIS captured the 2011 Exporter of the Year Award thanks to their world-class geospatial software solutions. The company was born in 1979 when Dr. Salem Masry, a professor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), was asked to advise on the creation of a digital mapping software. Over 36 years later the company now designs and builds solutions for customers operating across the

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