Opportunities NB Blog

  • New Brunswick Export Success Stories: Therma-Ray

    New Brunswick’s Therma-Ray is one of only a few companies in North America delivering a wide range of radiant heating solutions for both residential and commercial customers. The company’s products are found everywhere from luxury boxes at an NFL football stadium in Indianapolis, to a Bikram Yoga studio in Florida, to a hospital in Abu Dhabi. With customers in Canada,

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  • New Brunswick Entrepreneur Spotlight: Dr. Jason Fortier

    Forbes, in their 2012 article The Real Definition of Entrepreneur —And Why It Matters got it right when it said that the economy needs all kinds of entrepreneurs. It’s about having a strong and vibrant ecosystem that supports and enables innovation, engagement, and growth. We believe New Brunswick offers just that type of ecosystem, and today we

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  • GE Ventures Sets Its Sights on New Brunswick’s Innovative Companies

    Last week, Opportunities NB (ONB) announced a new partnership with GE Canada and GE Ventures Licensing to provide New Brunswick-based entrepreneurs access to GE’s vast portfolio of intellectual property (IP). The move will help New Brunswick companies bring new technology, products, and services to market. Stephen Lund, ONB President & CEO, along with Ross Hornby,

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  • How a New Brunswick Company is Training the World in Hospitality

    Few places in the world are as beautiful as New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy. With such gorgeous coastline to boast about, it stands to reason that New Brunswick’s tourism industry would include top-notch companies offering world-class hospitality. Saint John’s Aquila Tours is one of those companies. Aquila has become a world leader in their industry. Their Center for

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  • 15 Insurance Industry Influencers to Follow on Twitter

    Communicating & engaging with stakeholders in the insurance industry has become more important than ever. So, to coincide with this week’s National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) taking place in Montreal, Opportunities NB (ONB) presents the below infographic highlighting some of our favorite insurance industry influencers, including IBC President Don Forgeron. Want to keep up

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  • 8 Reasons National Insurance Companies Choose New Brunswick

    With the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) taking place in Montreal this week, Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) would like to highlight eight reasons national insurance companies choose New Brunswick. From the low cost of doing business, to the great quality of life, the Province of New Brunswick is a hub of activity for the insurance sector. Find

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  • The State of Canadian Insurance: IBC President Don Forgeron Weighs In

    The National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) – Where Industry Leaders Meet, kicks off again this week in Montreal, Quebec. This year’s event will feature discussions on everything from cyber attacks, severe weather and climate change, auto insurance, and flood insurance programs. With New Brunswick a hub of insurance sector activity, Opportunities NB (ONB) thought it would be a good

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  • New Brunswick’s Gaming Sector Gets a Big Boost: Insights from BMM Testlabs

    This week, Opportunities NB (ONB) was pleased to be part of BMM Testlabs‘ announcement of up to 1,000 new positions over the next five years at its office in Dieppe, New Brunswick. BMM has tested and provided consulting for many of the world’s biggest gaming networks and systems, and has been testing and certifying casino products

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  • [Infographic] New Brunswick’s Export-Driven Economy

    Opportunities NB (ONB) takes an active role in educating New Brunswick businesses in international trade, emphasizing the unique requirements of prospective exporters and those seeking market diversification, market expansion or value-added opportunities. Below, we present an infographic looking at a few of the numbers surrounding New Brunswick’s export-driven economy. For more information on our export training offerings,

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