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Author: Jason Boies - 17/20 - Opportunities NB Blog

  • ONB Case Study: McCain Foods

    Florenceville’s McCain Foods produces a wide variety of high-quality food products, exports those products globally, and has a well-established presence and long history in the Province of New Brunswick. The company employs approximately 1,300 people in New Brunswick operating out of several food production and R&D facilities in both the Florenceville-Bristol area, as well as in

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  • Dragons, Beards, and Ginger Ale: In Conversation With Entrepreneur Matt White

    Beards have become an increasingly popular facial hair choice for men in recent years. New Brunswick entrepreneur Matt White, a beard owner of 30 years, feels there’s been a renaissance of men looking after themselves. He has turned his own beard grooming habits into a successful business. White took an idea for a beard oil

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  • Another Innovative New Brunswick Success Story: BASE Engineering

    BASE Engineering is a market leader in radio remote control technology having now deployed more than 75,000 systems worldwide. With clients located in nearly every corner of the globe, BASE chose the most strategic location they could to build its world-class facilities; Saint John, New Brunswick. In addition to being a market leader, the company was

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  • ONB Case Study: Sunny Corner Enterprises

    Miramichi, New Brunswick’s Sunny Corner Enterprises Inc. (SCE) has been offering their industrial construction and manufacturing expertise to a variety of clients across the mining, pulp and paper, nuclear, and oil and gas industries for over 50 years now. Beginning in the mid-1960s as a heating and plumbing company, Sunny Corner has now grown into a

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  • SimpTek: Bringing New Brunswick’s Innovation Power to the Smart Grid

    Faced with aging infrastructure, electrical utilities are increasingly looking into smart grid technology to enhance and control their grids, and to get a better handle on load management. Smart grid projects, however, only work efficiently with participation from end customers. Utilities are also spending money on traditional campaigns that often show no significant amount of

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  • Leadership Insights from One of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies: Shopify

    Shopify is an industry-leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for use by small and medium-sized merchants. Headquartered in Ottawa, Shopify has expanded operations to include employees in multiple Canadian locations as well as in Europe. In May, Shopify went public on both the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges, with its IPO raising more than

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  • How a New Brunswick Company is Supporting the Oil and Gas Sector

    Belledune’s Contendo Training Solutions offers online competency, custom and safety training programs specially tailored to serve clients in the oil and gas sector, and other traditional industries. The company’s main programs are site-specific, and unique to each customer’s facility and its specifications. Contendo’s offerings help improve both the efficiency and safety of oil and gas

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  • New Brunswick’s Loft1 Revolutionizes Your Company’s Whiteboard

    We enjoy speaking to people that have moved to—or moved back to—New Brunswick for new opportunities. In today’s post, we introduce one such individual, Tony Daye, CEO of Loft1. Loft1 is bringing New Brunswick innovation to the ordinary whiteboard with an exciting new software solution. Loft1’s software transforms any existing whiteboard and marker, in real-time, into a completely

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  • How New Brunswick is Improving the Industrial Internet

    Eigen Innovations provides software solutions for the industrial internet. The company’s solutions help customers in the manufacturing sector create more efficient operations, with a focus on improved productivity, increased quality, and lower production costs. With the company recently announcing they had made the semi-finals of Cisco’s 2015 Innovation Grand Challenge, Opportunities NB (ONB) thought it

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