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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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  • Manufacturer Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation in New Brunswick

    Since launching in 1967, New Brunswick’s BWS Manufacturing has grown from a small family-run business into a successful corporation exporting products around the world. The company’s design and engineering team developed and patented a state-of-the-art detachable gooseneck trailer, establishing BWS as an innovative industry leader. With 2017 seeing the company celebrate 50 years of innovation and success in

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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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  • Investment in New Brunswick: A Look at the Past Year

      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 an 18 percent operating cost advantage over the G7 average. That is only part of the reason companies choose New Brunswick — check out our top ten

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  • New Brunswick Company Brings Canadian Education to China

    Wee College is an early learning and childcare franchise program with multiple locations in the province of New Brunswick. CEO/Founder Melody Munro has made early learning and childcare her life’s passion since the 1980s, launching her first childcare centre in 1994. She sees Wee College as “entrepreneurship with a purpose.” “I saw the industry being so

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  • 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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