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DECEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

U.S. McDonough Manufacturing Expands to Fredericton Region
Ignite Fredericton, on behalf of its client McDonough Manufacturing, was pleased to invite the Fredericton community to a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the recent expansion of Wisconsin-based company, McDonough Manufacturing.

McDonough Manufacturing is a family-owned business located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin that has produced sawmill machinery and equipment since 1888. To service their growing export clients and domestic (U.S.) clients, McDonough has chosen to expand into the Greater Fredericton Region for their new manufacturing and distribution facility. This investment has already supported eight local jobs with forecasts to double that in line with their growing business.

McDonough’s decision to invest in the Greater Fredericton Region reflects the value proposition for foreign direct investment that Ignite Fredericton promotes: strategic location access to export markets, highly skilled talent pool, and #1 in cost competitiveness in North America...
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Meet Book, Like A Real Book!
As our team continues to grow, so do our employees. Michelle Hull, otherwise known as the friendly face that greets guests upon arrival and keeps our office running, has grown into a new and exciting role. With that, we've welcomed Book Sadprasid to our ever-growing team! This week we asked her to officially introduce herself to the entrepreneurial community...Read More
 
BUSINESS PROFILE SERIES
Jeff Alpaugh Custom | Jeff Alpaugh
Who says business attire has to be bland and boring? This local fashionista is changing the way modern society views traditional work attire and is suggesting we start dressing a little more dangerously. From fiery fuschias to bold blues Jeff Alpaugh is bringing his own flair to the clothing industry...Read More
 
TOP EVENTS
Office Hours | Dec 13
Meet with industry experts to receive the help and support you need to either start or grow your business! Planet Hatch has a variety of mentors on hand to help in all different aspects of business including legal, financial, accounting, social media, graphic design and more...Read More FREE Advice
 
UNB Researcher Mixer | Dec 14
This complimentary social gathering offers the opportunity to mingle and be merry with UNB researchers and Office of Research Services staff, companies and government employees who are interested in engaging in research and entrepreneurial activities...Read More
 
Business Community Social | Dec 21
Join us as we celebrate Fredericton's business community and all those who made becoming Startup Capital of Canada possible! Mix & mingle with local entrepreneurs, seasoned business owners, and other important folks in the local business network. Whether you're starting, operating, selling or supporting a business this event is for you...Read More
 
NEWS
Mitacs, Planet Hatch & UNB: New Pilot Program
Planet Hatch, Mitacs and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Faculty of Business Administration’s International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC) announce a new pilot program called Accelerate Entrepreneur for UNB graduate and postdoctoral student entrepreneurs...Read More
 
Fton Entrepreneurs Re-Launch Hartt Shoes
Hartt Shoe Company, an iconic New Brunswick company originally founded in 1898, had a factory in Fredericton and retail stores across the country. Though its been closed for years, two business-savvy entrepreneurs have decided to bring the brand back to life...Read More
 
Four NB Recipients of $800K Fund Announced
Four New Brunswick-based teams of health researchers and private sector partners have been allocated more than CA$800,000 in funding to support the development and testing of their innovative solutions in brain health for seniors for completion within 18 months...Read More
 
Local Parking Sensation Launches in Halifax
The four-year-old company — whose radiating parking meter logo is already a fixture in most cities in the region — was named Friday as the provider of mobile parking services to the 3,000 parking meters in Halifax. The city-owned meters went live with HotSpot on...Read More
 
PORTALS
 Natural Resources The provincial government announced measures to combat what it considers to be unfair trade actions undertaken by the United States government against New Brunswick’s softwood lumber industry. “The forestry sector in New Brunswick is a very valued industry and employs thousands of New Brunswickers...” Read More
 Population Growth The Pathways to Prosperity Annual National Conference closed the year reflecting on Canada’s current innovation in immigration research, policy, practice, and future steps. Over 350 participants attended the National Conference, including six Fredericton stakeholders...Read More
 
 Culture Hub Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation invites applications for the 2018 Annual Facilitation Grant Program for organizations and collectives seeking to provide meaningful networking and educational opportunities for the visual arts sector in New Brunswick...Read More

 Job Flash The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is hiring for an exciting full-time opportunity with their innovative pilot program Succession Connect. Succession Connect is a program that connects newcomer entrepreneur investors with local turnkey - for sale business opportunities...Read More
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