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Category: From the C-Suite

  • Fredericton Chamber Passes Resolution to Attract and Retain More International Students

    September saw Fredericton, New Brunswick host the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting (AGM) and conference. The hosting Fredericton Chamber of Commerce team prepared a terrific, jam-packed agenda for this year’s conference, including an ONB-sponsored Maritime Kitchen Party. As the event’s presenting sponsor, ONB was thrilled to help showcase New Brunswick’s trademark hospitality for

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  • Perrin Beatty, CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Shares Thoughts on Small Business in New Brunswick

    This weekend, Fredericton, New Brunswick plays host to the 2017 Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Convention. The AGM enables Chamber members to discuss the latest news, trends, and issues important to Canada’s business community while setting policy agenda for the coming year. This year’s event features discussions on everything from trade diversification

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  • Building and Strengthening Corporate Culture: My Summer at ONB

    [It’s Student Week on the ONB Blog! Sadly, we must say goodbye to our summer co-op students this week. Timed with the wrap-up of their ONB tenure, all of this week’s content comes from our students.] If you had asked me before my summer with ONB what ‘office culture’ entails or the impact it has

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  • Why New Brunswick is the Choice for Business Services

    The business services industry had its beginnings in New Brunswick more than 25 years ago when an available, skilled and bilingual workforce was leveraged by the provincial government to attract global companies such as IBM, Xerox, ExxonMobil, Purolator, and the Royal Bank of Canada. Opportunities NB (ONB) would like to highlight the competitive advantages of establishing a

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  • 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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  • 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 ONB 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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