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APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER

New Brunswick Innovation Week, May 2-7, 2016
The Premier’s vision for New Brunswick Innovation Week 2016 is to engage New Brunswickers (and beyond!) to recognize, celebrate and accelerate innovators within our province.
 
The New Brunswick innovation strategy focuses on building a Smart Province through open data, digital government and innovative partnerships like NB+; and growing public and private R&D investment with partners like NBIF, NBHRF, RPC, post-secondary institutions, and advancing the innovation labs model to grow both social and technological innovation in the province. 
 
Innovation Week 2016 strives to highlight innovators in all corners of New Brunswick, with a special emphasis on education and youth.

Ignite Fredericton is pleased to partner with the Province of New Brunswick in delivering three days of innovation-focused content in Fredericton targetting: youth, academia/research and business.  The KIRA Awards will be the celebratory, culminating event of the week.


KIRA Awards, May 5, 2016
The 18th annual KIRA awards will recognize outstanding innovation and achievement among all New Brunswick sectors, not just ICT.  This year's KIRAs will also feature a new reception type format. Book your tickets today to reserve your spot!
 

STAY TUNED

BRE Survey Winner: Rodney Clarke, Wilkins Home Building Centre
Ignite Fredericton and Opportunities New Brunswick would like to thank the 118 companies in the Greater Fredericton Region who responded to our Business Retention & Expansion survey earlier this month. Your answers have helped to identify priority issues in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and barriers to growth for Fredericton based companies.

Results will be used to shape Ignite Fredericton and ONB programs and strategic initiatives to help businesses start, grow and locate in the capital region. A special congratulations to Rodney Clarke of Wilkins Home Building Centre who won an ipad air from our raffle draw of survey respondents! Congratulations!

BUSINESS PROFILE SERIES
Red Rover Craft Cider
New Downtown Location
Red Rover Craft Cider has opened up a new location on Queen Street where they’re sharing a space with The Abbey Café & Gallery. Huddle had a Q&A session with Red Rover owner, Adam Clawson, about their new spot. Read More
NEWS
Fton Ranks #1 for Lowest Business Cost
As part of KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2016 Report, Fredericton has landed top spot for the most cost-competitive city for business in Canada, and third globally among the 111 featured cities. Fredericton ranks 1st for having the lowest business costs in Canada in 2016. Globally, Fredericton ranks 3rd among all 111 featured cities, behind two Mexican cities in the study.​ Read More
LIPF Launched at We Speak Welcome
Ignite Fredericton officially launched the community-driven Local Immigration Partnership of Fredericton (LIPF) initiative at the 'We Speak Welcome' gathering. The event was also designed to recognize and celebrate the community efforts and champions with respect to the settlement of over 350 Syrian Refugees thus far in the Fredericton Region. Read More
Fredericton City Deemed Fiscally FIT
According to the 2015 Audited Financial Statements, the City of Fredericton continues to be in good financial health, and has received a clean audit opinion. “This audit of the City’s 2015 Financial Statements confirms another year of responsible financial management and good governance practices at the City of Fredericton.”​ Read More
IBM Announces 100 Jobs in Fton
IBM is expanding its operations in the province, adding 100 new jobs in their Fredericton-based cybersecurity division over the next three years. Gallant states the expansion "means more valuable information technology jobs and a strong foundation for the continued growth of the cybersecurity sector in this province." Read More
EVENTS
Cultural Mixer: Refugee Services
Today

Featuring a diverse range of live entertainment, ethnic cuisine, and a silent auction with exclusive items not found in Atlantic Canada, this evening's cultural mixer will help create awareness of the different associations and organizations housed within the Cultural Centre, including those that are providing refugee services. Proceeds will go towards the Fredericton Culture Centre. Register
Business After Hours
April 7

Join the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking with the Fredericton business community! Get to know other professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs at Corked Wine Bar, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Fredericton. Register
Canadian Lean Summit
April 17-19

Experience high-quality speakers and network with folks from across the country at this year's themed event, the Canadian Lean Summit “Building Resilient and Sustainable Communities Using Lean Six Sigma and Asset Management.” Register
Business Over Breakfast
April 19

Hosted at Hotchkiss Home Furnishing, the Fredericton Chamber invites you to build your network within the Fredericton community, meeting business professionals, industry experts, business owners, Fredericton newcomers and entrepreneurs. Register
Business Basics
April 21

Business Basics will teach you about starting your own business, available business planning tools, funding resources, and how to access ongoing business counselling and support services in the Fredericton area. This is a FREE session to attend facilitated by our Business Start-Up Specialist, Mike Mazerolle. Register
Canadian Open Data Summit
April 27-28

An annual event where the most pressing challenges facing the open data community are addressed on a national scale, sharing best practices and local experiences. Learn from top international experts, and how to work on growing the community strategically and collaboratively. Register
Tri-City Chamber Business Expo
April 28

Featuring more than 100 booths of members and future members from the Maritimes, this networking trade show provides an excellent opportunity for sales prospecting and making new business connections. Register
Vision2020 Summit
June 8th

We cordially invite Vision 2020 stakeholders, partners, ambassadors and the community at-large to attend the Vision 2020 Progress Summit to hear an update on the community's Vision 2020 Economic Development Strategy, and strategic initiatives, concluding with a special announcement! Register
JOB FLASH
Choose Fredericton Career Fair - September (TBA)
All post-secondary students are invited to connect with local employers and business professionals to explore and discover job opportunities in the region. Employers are also invited to search for top talent with students nearing graduation.
FEATURED JOBS
Pronto
Lead Architect
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Salesforce
Software Engineer in Test
For more employment opportunities in the Fredericton 
Region, visit our Job Flash page.
NATURAL RESOURCES PORTAL
New Brunswick Responsible Energy Development Alliance Conducting Letter Writing Campaign to Advance Hydraulic Fracturing
A natural gas industry could mean hundreds of millions of dollars to our province and thousands of jobs. It could be a significant factor in helping our economy survive and thrive. New Brunswickers ,who are in support of natural resource development ,are asked to join a call for an immediate lifting of the ban on hydraulic fracturing.
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POPULATION GROWTH STATION
Local Immigration Partnership Launch Newcomer Service Map
The "Newcomer Services Map" gives a snapshot of the services available in the community to help new residents identify the organizations and services that fit their needs, while allowing them to plan for the long term.
STARTUP CORNER
Business Model Canvas: April 18 
Explore the Business Model Canvas to help you think through your start-up venture. Register
Mentor Mashup: April 21
Meet with seasoned business professionals in a speed-dating style networking event. Register
Startup Day on the Hill: May 5
Join 1,500 leading entrepreneurs, Canada’s top anchor companies, investors & more. Register
CULTURE HUB
Nominations Sought: Playhouse Honours
Fredericton Playhouse

The recognition honours individuals’ involvement in the performing arts in Fredericton, fostering a deeper appreciation of the value that people can bring to community life through their work in music, theatre, dance, spoken word, and multidisciplinary performing arts. Read More
City Seeks Intercultural Award Nominations
City of Fredericton

The City of Fredericton is accepting nominations for the fourth annual Intercultural Award. The award was created to recognize an individual, group or business that has demonstrated a sustained commitment and effort to enhance Fredericton’s cultural-diversity and inclusiveness. 
Register
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