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MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER

LAST Chance to Register for FREE Innovation Week Events
We have partnered with the federal and provincial governments to organize FREE events for this week's New Brunswick Innovation Week. This week will start off with three days of activities, including local and international speakers, beginning May 3rd, designed to inspire and create a new culture of innovation among all ages and experiences, and then end by celebrating and recognizing the province’s finest in innovation and outstanding achievement at the KIRA Awards...Read More

Don't miss this opportunity to network with industry peers, learn about innovative best practices and initiatives; and help us celebrate New Brunswick's finest in all sectors!

May 3rd - Youth Day
This half-day event will feature innovation pioneers, thought leaders, young entrepreneurs, and keynote speaker Jennifer Corriero, co-founder of TakingIT Global & expert on the net generation, innovation and youth. Join the conversation with #Innov8Youth

May 4th - Research Day
Learn about leading-edge research and commercialization taking place at the post-secondary school level in Fredericton. From labs to start-ups, join researchers, young entrepreneurs as well as students to see how they are leading innovation in NB.

May 5th - Business Day
Featuring keynote speakers Leonard Brody-Futurist and Camil Samaha of Amazon Web Services. During the lunch hour, there will be a showcase of the 18 KIRA finalists designed to give the business community an opportunity to learn first-hand about these game-changing companies and organizations.

The KIRA Awards, taking place during the evening, will be the celebratory, culminating event of the week - recognizing outstanding innovation and achievement among all sectors. Book your tickets today to reserve your spot!

BUSINESS PROFILE SERIES
MOCO
Fine Italian Dining Downton
Almost two weeks into the opening of a new downtown location, Moco Kitchen is in full swing, serving traditional Italian food with a casual twist from the corner of Regent and King Street. Read More
NEWS
Fton Receives TOP Rank:
Internet Speed & Quality

The Canadians Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has released new data on how Canadians experience Internet speed and quality across the country. Among top 25 high-performing Canadian cities, New Brunswick leads the way as an Atlantic Canada bright spot. Read More
Atelka Creates Jobs for Fredericton
Atelka has recently completed extensive renovations to its site in Fredericton, where the company has been present since 2007, with plans to expand its local workforce. Atelka is pleased to announce its renewed commitment to the City of Fredericton, NB and the creation of 75 additional full-time jobs. Read More
Fton Local for TOP 25 Immigrant Awards
Out of hundreds of nominations received, an esteem panel of judges have chosen 75 finalists to be in the running for RBC's Top Canadian Immigrant Awards. Amongst the 75, lies a Fredericton local! Naz Ali of downtown retaurant Caribbean Flavas needs our vote! Help recognize community achievement by voting before May 13th 
Vote Here
[VIDEO] Our Riverfront Capital
What better way to explore this riverside hub than a gastronomic tour? Fredericton’s many restaurants serve everything from local seafood to farm-fresh vegetables. Pick up your own goodies, straight from the farmer, at the Boyce Farmers Market, one of Canada’s best. With nearly a dozen craft breweries, newcomers will raise a glass to the overflowing selection of beer, cider, and mead on tap. Watch
EVENTS
Strategic Business Owner
May 3

As a small business owner, do you find yourself working "in the business" instead of working "on the business?" This workshop will help you develop habits to keep your business on the right track, seek competitive advantages, and avoid missed opportunities. Register
Business Basics
May 5

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. Register
Business After Hours
May 5

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 the Holiday Inn Express. Register
Dance & Delicacies
May 6

The Multicultural Association of Fredericton Inc., (MCAF) will be hosting their 5th annual Dance & Delicacies fundraiser event for their Newcomer Scholarship Fund, assisting newcomers to Canada with their post-secondary education. Register
NB Export Awards
June 2

The NB Export Awards recognize outstanding export performance in the international marketplace, celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation of firms located in New Brunswick that have achieved recent or ongoing success in developing new markets. Register
Vision2020 Progress Summit
June 8

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, including a special announcement! Register
JOB FLASH
Mycodev Group
Technical Business Dev Leader
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Sentrant
Multiple Positions Open
For more employment opportunities in the Fredericton 
Region, visit our Job Flash page.
NATURAL RESOURCES PORTAL
Op-Ed from Fredericton Natural Resource Taskforce
The recent discussion surrounding Fredericton City Council’s expression of support for the proposed Energy East pipeline may have left some people with the impression that there has been no public engagement about this project in the city.
Nothing could be further from the truth. 
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POPULATION GROWTH STATION
Immigration Creates Jobs
The province’s chief economist David Campbell says bringing more immigrant families to New Brunswick will essentially pay for itself. 
A thousand immigrant families, earning the average family income in the province, create enough demand for 1,500 jobs.” Read More
STARTUP CORNER
IDEA Lab: May 2 
It all begins with a conversation! Discuss your idea amongst like-minded entrepreneurs Register
Open Working Hours: May 4
Claim a workspace at Planet Hatch for the day, free of charge. Register
Startup Day on the Hill: May 5
Join 1,500 leading entrepreneurs, Canada’s top anchor companies & investors. Register
The Entrepreneurial Journey: May 11
Join Rivers Corbett as he blabs about everything entrepreneurial related. Register
Startup Crash Course: May 13-15
Committed founders get the opportunity to take their startup the next level. Register
CULTURE HUB
Artist in Residence: Barracks
Fredericton Arts Alliance

The Fredericton Arts Alliance is organizing its fifteenth season of Artists-in-Residence, a series of one-week artist residencies in the historic garrison district. Application deadline May 13th. Read More
Fton Celebration of Youth Arts & Culture
Battle of the Arts NB

Join us in celebrating National Youth Arts Week in the heart of downtown Fredericton with activities for the entire family.
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