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Category: From the C-Suite

  • 10 Reasons to Do Business in New Brunswick

    Many of the world’s most successful companies have discovered New Brunswick. Looking to grow, expand or locate your business? In New Brunswick, your growth is our business. ONB’s team of professionals will guide you through the steps. Here are 10 reasons for you and your company to do business in New Brunswick. 1. Low Cost of Doing

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  • 10 New Brunswick Success Stories for International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day is the annual recognition of social, cultural, political, and business achievements of women across the globe. To mark the occasion, Opportunities NB (ONB) would like to present a quick roundup of some of our favourite posts highlighting the many awesome businesswomen of New Brunswick. Bethany Deshpande is the CEO and Co-Founder of SomaDetect, a

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  • Panasonic’s New Brunswick Investment: Quick Service Software

    [This post was originally published in March 2016, it has been updated due to an announcement made today by QSS and Opportunities NB] New Brunswick’s Quick Service Software (QSS) provides web-based back office software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for quick service restaurant clients. QSS services big name customers across the globe, assisting with financial reporting, food and labour cost

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  • From the C-Suite: What Your Company Should Know About Crisis Planning

    Mark Gillan spent 26 years with the Saint John Fire Department, retiring as Deputy Fire Chief and Director of the Emergency Management Organization. His time as a firefighter included four days in New York in September 2001 as a Rescue and Recovery volunteer at Shea Stadium and Ground Zero. Shortly after that experience Gillan and his

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  • Why Sears Canada is Investing in New Brunswick

    This week, Sears Canada announced the opening of two new business services centres in the province of New Brunswick. The first is in Edmundston, where 180 positions will be created. The second is located in Saint John and will create an additional 350 positions. The two centres will handle multi-channel customer correspondence from across Canada,

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  • From the C-Suite: Creating a Great Corporate Culture

    Opportunities NB (ONB) is thrilled to be recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2017. The designation, which recognizes employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work, was awarded by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using a variety of criteria. What makes for an exceptional workplace? Good benefits, vacation time, flexible hours?

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  • Leadership Insights from a New Brunswick Favourite: Mrs. Dunster’s

    Since purchasing New Brunswick’s Mrs. Dunster’s in 2014, Blair and Rosalyn Hyslop have busied themselves building a strong company, creating a great corporate culture, and working to support their community. The company has expanded its product portfolio, and invested in new employees, equipment, and production lines. Its retail location welcomes 400,000 visitors per year, and their

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  • Your Checklist For a Leadership Revolution in 2017

    Revolutions are messy, they happen quickly, and the results can be felt for a long time. They are also vital, acting as a way to accelerate important change. If you’re in the midst of a revolution in your business or industry, review this short checklist regularly. Otherwise your revolution may look more like a short-lived,

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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

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