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Ignite Fredericton
NOVEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

Business Profile Series: Grimross Brewing Co.

Stephen Dixon, owner and operator of Grimross Brewing Co., specializes in brewing Belgian-type beers, which are classified by the strains of yeast used during the brewing process.

Dixon attributes his success to his product, “it's a high-quality product, and it has more flavour, as well as more variety. That's first and foremost. It's a good product, it tastes good.”

Stephen Dixon also attributes his success to Ignite Fredericton. Dixon says, “Ignite Fredericton helped be a sounding board for our business plan. So going to them, and talking with them about our plans was really confirmation that we were on the right path. That made us feel really good. That was a confidence builder”...Continue

NEWS

Racking Up the Awards

It was a big month for Fredericton's business community, winning not one, but eight awards! On October 5th, the city ranked 7th overall in the 2015/16 Top 10 Micro 'American Cities of the Future' by fDi Magazine (North, South & Central Americas). Fredericton also ranked in two sub categories, including 3rd in the category of Human Capital & Lifestyle behind Greenville, NC and Plattsburgh, NY and 4th in Business Friendliness.

On October 14th, the Fredericton Startup Community swept 5 of 9 awards at the Atlantic Startup Canada Awards in Halifax, NS. The community now advances to compete at the National Startup Canada Awards that will be announced in November. 

Congratulations Fredericton! 
Digital Tour: Available in 4 Languages
Twenty years ago, we had a vision to become a smart, sustainable city. Now, we are 1 of the Most Digitally Advanced Cities in the World, 1 of the World's Top 7 Intelligent Communities, and 1 of Canada's Best Places to Live. Take a digital tour of Fredericton, and see what differentiates us. Now available in four languages. Watch
Jobs Flash LIVE!
If you have an immediate need of talent for 10+ positions, Ignite will post the employment opportunities in the Greater Fredricton Area, free of charge on their new Job Flash page. This page also features other popular search engines such as NB Jobs, Career Beacon and Workopolis. To be featured in our Job Flash, email Nicola MacLeod
HIVE Joins the Hub
Immigration is crucial to the growth of our province as a world class business leader. Now, with a new location in Knowledge Park, co-located in Planet Hatch, the HIVE Incubator and the Business Immigrant Mentorship Program will enable their participants quicker access to complete business development, training, networking and more by being directly immersed in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Fredericton Region. Welcome!
Ignite Welcomes New Hire
As the Investment Attraction & Growth Specialist, Adam Peabody will work with the private sector, municipal, provincial and federal partners to deliver Fredericton's unique value-proposition regionally and internationally. Adam's goals are laser-focused on job creation to attract new business & help local companies expand and grow. "I'm honoured to join the awesome team at Ignite Fredericton," says Peabody.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Business Basics: Arts Workshop
November 6th
We've partnered with artsnb to bring a Business Basics for Aboriginal Artists workshop. Learn the basics about starting your own business, available business planning tools/funding resources, and accessing free business counselling services.
Ideas Festival
November 4th-6th
Where  Atlantic Canada's emerging business and government leaders gather with their peers as well as the region's established business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators & more to engage in the ideas shaping our future.
Engage Conference 2015
November 9-10th
The 2015 Engage Conference will encourage a culture in Atlantic Canada focused on research and development partnerships and exporting. The conference is focused on helping faculty, researchers, students and entrepreneurs.
Startup Weekend NB
November 13-15th
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

ECONOMIC & INNOVATION OUTLOOK: 2015
Tuesday, December 1st 

 
The Conference Board of Canada will be sharing an economic forecast
and analysis as they anticipate the future of New Brunswick and beyond. 

Following this economic panel there will be an industry panel of local leaders and
 a complimentary workshop to hear highlights from The Conference Board of Canada's report card that measures how well Canada, the provinces and territories are meeting the goal of creating a high and sustainable quality of life for all Canadians.

Speakers include The Honourable Brian Gallant; Premier of NB, David Alston; Chief Innovation Officer at Introhive, Stephen Lund; CEO of Opportunities New Brunswick and more. View full list of speakers here.
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