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Category: From the C-Suite

  • Why UPS Made New Brunswick Its Canadian Brokerage Hub

    United Parcel Service (UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering transportation of packages and freight, and facilitating international trade in more than 220 countries. The Atlanta-headquartered company has also developed a large presence in the province of New Brunswick since 1995, becoming one of the largest private sector employers in the capital city of

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  • Why Appnovation Invested in New Brunswick

    Appnovation Technologies, ranked by Profit Magazine on its 2016 Profit 500 list as one of Canada’s fastest growing IT companies, has seen great success in the province of New Brunswick. It has positioned itself quite nicely by making key decisions that not only have it ready for growth, but poised for long-term success. Opportunities NB (ONB) spoke

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  • Shep Hyken’s 5 Customer Service Opportunities for the C-Suite

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    Ask the C-Suite what issues are top-of-mind right now and many will acknowledge the top risks include: cyber attacks, bottom-line performance, the role Big Data is playing, and the ever-changing demands of today’s customer. Customer expectations and demands are becoming increasingly influential in determining corporate strategy. Opportunities NB (ONB) caught up with customer service expert, and

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  • Choosing the Startup Life: Thoughts from a C-Suite Entrepreneur

    Erin Flood serves as COO of Fredericton’s HotSpot Parking. A New Brunswick native, Flood spent several years with her family in Toronto before returning to Atlantic Canada. It was that return home that helped further spark her interest in entrepreneurship, and a desire to help launch a new business. Flood and CEO Phillip Curley have

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  • New Brunswick Company Looks to Bring Panera Bread to More Canadians

    In September, New Brunswick’s Franchise Management Inc. (FMI), owned and operated by Dwight Fraser and Greg Walton, announced its acquisition of 12 Panera Bread locations in Ontario. It is an exciting next step for the Woodstock-based company, which began as a simple mom-and-pop operation in the early 1990s. The company has seen tremendous growth since its

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  • This Canadian Startup Will Automate Your Recruiting Process

    New Brunswick’s VidCruiter offers HR departments an innovative, video-powered, automated hiring platform. The company’s interviewing solutions replace many of the repetitive tasks that occupy too much of a recruiter’s day. With VidCruiter’s solutions, companies can complete those redundant tasks in roughly a fifth of the time that it would take using traditional recruiting methods. Opportunities NB (ONB) recently

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  • 5 Success Tips from One of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

    Starting a business and raising two children while being a single mother is no small feat. That, however, is exactly what Dawn Pottier of Lulujo Baby is doing. Over the last few months, this highly focused entrepreneur has received a lot of recognition, including being named one of Profit Guide’s 2016 W100, their list of

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  • Why These World-Class Architects Chose New Brunswick

    Twice named one of Canada’s top emerging design firms, Saint John’s Acre Architects, founded by Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp, is committed to expanding the role of contemporary architecture in Atlantic Canada. The young entrepreneurs recently appeared in Wallpaper* magazine’s list of rising star and breakthrough practices from around the globe for 2016, the only Canadian firm listed. Adair,

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  • From the C-Suite: Why New Brunswick?

    New Brunswick was named the lowest business cost location in Canada and the U.S. in KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives study on featured cities. On average, New Brunswick cities have a 18 percent operating cost advantage over the G7 average. That and more make up our Top Ten Benefits of New Brunswick. It’s the right place for investment.

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