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MARCH NEWSLETTER 2018
Nominations Open for Startup Canada Awards Until April 3
Each year, hundreds of nominations for the Startup Canada Awards pour in from across the country to recognize those who embody excellence in entrepreneurship. Startup Canada has opened nominations for their fifth annual Startup Canada Awards, an event that celebrates outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship. In the past, Fredericton companies, organizations and individuals have been successful in securing a winning vote in multiple categories, and this year we hope to keep the momentum going. It is important that the community comes together in bringing attention to our entrepreneurial ecosystem and the great things we have brewing. To view nomination categories and begin the submission process, visit...Read More
Monthly Gleaner Column
Real Impact From Very Real Startups: Apart from a compelling value proposition that includes cost-competitiveness, a growing population, access to innovation, and a lifestyle like none other, Fredericton is also a breeding ground for high-growth startup talent. In lieu of a recent article by Financial Post columnist, Diane Francis, claiming that the Canadian government is throwing taxpayer dollars at fake startups, we’d like to take this opportunity to shed some light on the impact accelerators/incubators have on the fate of our emerging startups, and the not-so-fake companies that are spurred from them...Read More
 
BUSINESS PROFILE SERIES
Lee Corey | Corey Nutrition
When nourishing our bodies, we tend to look for top-of-the-line, high-quality food items that promise increased energy, improved immunity and overall good health. But, have you ever considered what we’re feeding our feline friends? What if we told you that there was science-based nutrition available for your pets? For pet parents worldwide, we introduce Corey Nutrition...Read More
 
TOP EVENTS
March 15: Cannabis Legalization Panel
Wondering how cannabis legalization will affect New Brunswick? Join the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce for a panel discussion regarding the upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis and current medical use. Panelists include Stephen Lund (Opportunities NB), Dr Bruno Battistini (NB Health Research Foundation), Jason Scarbro (HRANB), Chad Sullivan (Stewart McKelvey), Meaghan Seagrave (BioNB), and Mike Southwell (Marijuana for Trauma)...Register Now
March 21: Innovation in Indigenous Economic Development
Indigenous Innovation has existed for centuries. It is frequently expressed through culture, history and art. But innovation has no limits. It isn't always about coming up with a new idea, it's also about updating old ideas and transforming current processes. Join us on March 21st at the Fredericton Convention Centre as we explore some of the current innovations taking place in the world today, and to discuss exciting new technologies and challenges that are unique to Indigenous entrepreneurs...Register Now  
March 22: Engage Innovation Talks
Learn how corporate-startup partnership can help growing our economy at Panel-Driving Innovation and Economic Growth Through Corporate-Startup Partnerships. Panelists includes Nestor Gomez, Startup and Entrepreneurship Program Lead, McCain Foods; Andre Pelletier, Business Development Officer, RPC; Lindsay Bowman, Director of Research, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation...Register Now
March 22: Positioning Your Business for Growth 
Successful business owners are always looking at ways in which they can grow their business and maximize their profit. It isn’t just about gaining new customers, it's also about improving what you offer to your existing customers. The better the customer experience, the more chance you have of turning those customers into fans and advocates for your business. Join us at Planet Hatch for a Lunch & Learn presented by RBC...Register Now
 
NEWS
Fton Modernizing Municipal Systems
Fredericton City Council has authorized a $2.9 million agreement with Deloitte to establish core foundational technology solutions for the municipality. Using an Oracle Cloud based solution, Deloitte will help lay a solid foundation of customer-focused digital services for City staff to manage day-to-day business activities in Human Resource and Financial Management. This is the first step in the Digital Fredericton journey which will ultimately improve...Read More
Bioeconomy Shows Great Progress
BioNB has published its first annual report, showing a rapid increase in the number of biotech companies in the province, and several tremendous achievements. The report suggests that bio-startups make up about 44% of the bioscience community in the province, while 22% are early stage, 16% growth stage and 19% mature. This growth is demonstrative of the impact of the bioscience sector on the province’s economic success...Read More
Digital Literary Standards in NB
The provincial government announced that it will be investing in the creation of digital literacy standards for the province’s schools. Co-operated with the University of New Brunswick, these new standards will focus on helping students protect themselves online and prepare them for the jobs available in cybersecurity fields...Read More
Gov. Seeking Innovative Ideas
As the single largest purchaser of Canadian goods and services, the Government of Canada has a unique opportunity to support the growth of Canadian entrepreneurs. Small businesses and innovators could win up to $1 million to develop a prototype and the government could become your next and 1st product/service buyer...Read More
 
BLOG
Why Craft Beer is A Smart Pour: Benefits of a Booming Brewing Sector   
The microbrewery industry in New Brunswick adds significant value to the economy. As an industry that currently employs thousands, and has an annual (indirect and induced) impact of $8.3 million, the micro-brewery sector has the potential to multiply 17 times over in the next 10 years to an astonishing $144.5 million. Producers of craft beer, mead, wine and cider are quickly becoming a staple of every day society, and as such we need to welcome and help foster their growth...Read More
 
PORTALS
 Natural Resources Federal budget boosts N.B. spruce budworm battle: Ottawa will make $74.75 million available over the next 5 years to combat the budworm, which will allow the Healthy Forest Network to continue its program of research and treatment, called the Spruce Budworm Early Intervention Strategy...Read More
 Population Growth Join us on March 28 at 7:30 a.m. for the Immigration for Employer 101. The Population Growth Division and Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour will be talking about various pathways for employers to hire foreign talent and the support available at their offices...Register Today
 
 Culture Hub The City of Fredericton is looking for vendors to participate in the Garrison Night Market on Carleton Street. The market will run from 4:30pm to 9:00pm, June 21 to Sept. 6, 2018, following the Changing of the Guard in nearby Officers’ Square....Read More

 Job Flash New Brunswick is a place for everyone. Whether you're just starting out in your career, or raising a family, you will find that our province offers you a quality of life unlike any other. Each month ONB's workforce strategist hand pick current jobs in New Brunswick and compile them into the monthly 'Top Jobs List'...View Jobs
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