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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 months. Happy reading!

1. How a Professional Hockey Player Became a Fashion Entrepreneur

Sawyer Hannay tells ONB about returning to Canada from Europe, and how his travels inspired the creation of New Brunswick fashion brand Country Liberty.

2. Why These World-Class Architects Chose New Brunswick 

One of Canada’s top emerging design firms, Acre Architects founded by Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp, spoke to us about establishing their business in Saint John.

3. From the C-Suite: Why New Brunswick?

In July, we collected quotes from 15 c-suite leaders answering the question “Why New Brunswick?”

4. How One Engineer is Brewing Entrepreneurial Success

Engineer turned cidermaker Adam Clawson talked to us about coming to Canada from England, and establishing Red Rover Brewing Company in Fredericton.

5. New Brunswick Private and Public Sectors Collaborate on Big Data Project

Erin Flood, COO of HotSpot Parking, tells ONB about her company’s work in the Big Data sector.

6. New Brunswick Wins Big at Startup Canada Awards 

New Brunswick won two big awards at the 2016 Startup Canada Awards in Toronto. We recapped the province’s big wins (with videos) including the award accepted by ONB’s own entrepreneurship expert Rivers Corbett.

7. GLI Chooses Canada’s Cybersecurity Epicentre for Investment

Gaming Laboratories International’s Greg Doucette sat down with us to talk about GLI’s investment in New Brunswick, including their acquisition of cybersecurity provider Bulletproof Solutions.

8. These Engineers are Bringing Canadian Innovation to the Smart Grid

We spoke to the trio of engineers behind Stash Energy Storage, a New Brunswick startup helping customers save money on their heating bills. The Stash team recently joined the Energia Ventures accelerator.

9. New Brunswick Company Looks to Bring Panera Bread to More Canadians

Woodstock’s Franchise Management Inc. (FMI) acquired 12 Canadian Panera Bread locations in 2016. The company has ambitious plans to bring the chain to Canadians across the country. Co-founder Dwight Fraser joined us to talk entrepreneurship and doing business from New Brunswick.

10. Meet the Canadian Company Hoping to Make Your World Smell Better

Luc Jalbert, one of the entrepreneurs behind bestselling personal bathroom odour eliminator Just’a Drop, tells us about the company’s success in New Brunswick. He also offers some great advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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