Opportunities NB Blog

  • 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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  • How to Make People Line Up to Come Work With You: Choose New Brunswick

    We all know the real estate mantra – “location, location, location!” It’s what matters most. Choosing the right location results in attracting and retaining top-notch talent, happier and more productive employees, an innovative work environment, and more. That’s exactly what we confirmed when we caught up with Mike Bolton, Director, Service & Sales at Tangerine

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  • New Brunswick’s Next Step in Entrepreneurial Leadership

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    We’ve already written about the success of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in creating an exciting and innovative entrepreneurial spirit in New Brunswick. Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, Associate Professor and Chair of the J Herbert Smith Centre at UNB, is one of the strongest advocates for New Brunswick’s entrepreneurial mindset we’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

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  • 7 More Reasons for the C-suite to Choose New Brunswick

    Regardless of your role in the C-suite, the organization’s bottom line is always top of mind. To ensure that bottom line is where you need it to be, having access to a skilled and motivated workforce, lower cost inputs, and new market opportunities, while also getting to market faster and reducing risks are essential. In

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  • New Brunswick Export Success Stories: Smart Skin

    In June the New Brunswick Export Awards recognized those companies that have achieved recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets and expanding their global reach. Opportunities NB (ONB) wanted to pick the brains of some of those award-winning companies, and find out more about their export success. Smart Skin Technologies, this year’s Emerging Exporter of the Year

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  • C-Suite Insights: Why Customer Focus is the Key to Success

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    Regardless of where you work or what level of the organization you are in, customer focus must be a priority in order to succeed. We’ve heard this from customer service guru Shep Hyken, and today we hear from a New Brunswick C-Suite member who shares that same belief. Chris Ramsey, one of the Co-Founders of Radian6 shares

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  • New Brunswick Export Success Stories: ADI Systems

    Earlier this month, the annual New Brunswick Export Awards recognized those New Brunswick companies that have achieved recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets. Opportunities NB (ONB) wanted to pick the brains of some of those award-winning companies, and find out more about their export success. In a world where business is increasingly aware of the

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  • Why UK Comedian James Mullinger Now Calls New Brunswick Home

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    In previous posts looking at people coming to New Brunswick in search of career opportunities and a better work-life balance, we’ve focused mainly on the ICT sector. Today, we take a different route and connect with UK comedian James Mullinger to learn why he and his British magazine publishing powerhouse wife chose to move to Canada, and

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  • Cybersecurity: An Emerging Cluster in New Brunswick

    Something is happening in New Brunswick. This strategically-located province is positioned to successfully manage operations in Europe and the North American West Coast simultaneously, but there is something else going on. There is significant work occurring that industry leaders and the C-suite should be watching closely. One area of note is the cybersecurity cluster that

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