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Category: Export Development

  • New Brunswick’s Prelam Enterprises: Making Your World Smell a Little Better

    [ONB takes an active role in helping New Brunswick businesses with international trade, emphasizing the unique requirements of prospective exporters seeking market diversification, market expansion or value-added opportunities. The post below originally appeared in December 2016. It is being republished today to coincide with Prelam’s involvement in our Trade Mission to the UK and The Netherlands, two

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  • New Brunswick Companies Recognized for Outstanding Export Performance

    [Cover image via Daniel St. Louis] The New Brunswick Export Awards recognize outstanding export performance by New Brunswick-based companies in the international marketplace. The Awards aim to celebrate the business savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovation of businesses located in the province that have achieved either recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets. Award winners

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  • New Brunswick’s PropertyGuys.com Expands to Australia

    PropertyGuys.com was founded on the belief that the real estate industry was, in some respects, broken. Specifically created to address the traditional commission model of home buying, the company is “reconstructing how real estate is bought and sold.” PropertyGuys.com connects home buyers and sellers directly and offers a range of professional services to help make

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  • Fancy Pokket: A Shining Example of Immigrant Entrepreneurial Success

    [A version of this post originally appeared in February 2016] Fancy Pokket is the largest manufacturer of pita bread, flatbread, bagels, and tortilla wraps in Atlantic Canada. Headquartered in Moncton, Fancy Pokket now operates from a 45,000 square foot (sq ft) facility, and employs in the neighbourhood of 60 people. Mike Timani, President and CEO, has

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  • Webinar Series: The Logistics of Exporting

    Throughout March and April, Opportunities NB (ONB) hosted a series of export development webinars focused on the logistics of exporting. Suzanne Turmel, ONB’s Director of Export Development, was joined by a variety of experts to discuss freight forwarding, shipping by road or by port, and shipping efficiency. We have collected all four of those webinars here.

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  • The Award-Winning Entrepreneurial Spirit of New Brunswick: Fils Du Roy

    [Note: This post originally appeared in December 2015.] Sébastien Roy is a lover of both spirits and the province of New Brunswick. Four years ago, Roy combined those passions to create Distillerie Fils Du Roy, a small distillery based in Petit-Paquetville in the northern part of New Brunswick. With a slew of impressive award wins

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  • Meet Canada’s Most Prominent Translation Services Provider

    New Brunswick’s CLS Lexi-tech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lionbridge Technologies, the world’s largest localization solutions provider. Originally incorporated as Lexi-tech International in 1988, it has since become North America’s most prominent translation and linguistic services provider serving clients in multiple sectors across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Upon its founding in Moncton, the company’s

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  • Exporting to Europe: A Look at Three Key Markets

      Throughout February, Opportunities NB (ONB) hosted a series of export development webinars focused on doing business in Europe. Suzanne Turmel, ONB’s Director of Export Development, was joined by commissioners from the Canadian government’s Trade Commissioner Service to shine spotlights on several key European export markets. We have collected all three of those webinars here. You will find

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  • New Brunswick Company Brings Canadian Education to China

    Wee College is an early learning and childcare franchise program with multiple locations in the province of New Brunswick. CEO/Founder Melody Munro has made early learning and childcare her life’s passion since the 1980s, launching her first childcare centre in 1994. She sees Wee College as “entrepreneurship with a purpose.” “I saw the industry being so

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