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A Message from the CEO

A Message from the CEO

Krista Ross, CEO With our first ever virtual annual general meeting coming up in late June, it’s going to be an unusual experience for all of us at the chamber. Our AGM is...

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Advocacy Update

Advocacy Update

by Morgan Peters The chamber’s advocacy efforts have been mostly focused on COVID-19-related issues over the past few months. The first phase was largely focused on gathering...

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Advocacy Update

by Morgan Peters 2020-21 New Brunswick Pre-Budget Activities The chamber submitted its 2020-21 pre-budget brief to Finance Minister Ernie Steeves late last year. Representatives...

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A Message from the CEO

Krista Ross, CEO Late in January, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce hosted New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs for our 46th annual State of the Province Address.  We were...

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Portage Atlantic

by Carol Tracy, Portage Atlantic For, By and of the Community Portage Atlantic provides bilingual treatment services for young people ages 14 to 21 with serious substance abuse...

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Innovative Business During COVID-19

Innovative Business During COVID-19

by Laurie Guthrie, EcD, BIS, City of Fredericton

It is an understatement to say that local businesses have been deeply affected by the pandemic, so it’s more important than ever to continue to #SupportFredLocal.

A Glance Behind the Acrylic Curtain: Taylor Printing Group Inc.

By Dana MacDonald  When the coronavirus first reached North America, Canadians’ idea of “normal” was pulled out from under them. For the first few weeks of the Canadian portion of the pandemic, there was a palpable heaviness that seemed to settle over every individual...

Delta Hotel Resilience

Delta Hotel Resilience

By Maria Cordova  The tourism industry is certainly one of the industries most affected by COVID-19. One of our members, the Fredericton Delta Hotel, experienced extreme hardship when the pandemic hit. Sara Holoyke, the general...

Nobility Clothing Resilience

by Maria Cordova  Businesses in Fredericton have shown resilience in many different ways. Some business show resilience by thinking differently and adapting, others have shown resilience simply by not closing. Then there’s the ones that have shown resilience...

Serenity Wellness Resilience

Serenity Wellness Resilience

by Maria Cordova  The uncertainty when navigating the pandemic was one of the toughest things businesses had to endure. A shutdown like the one caused by COVID-19 is unprecedented, and business owners had no experiences to look back on—an...

A Message from the President

A Message from the President

Karen Grant, President My term as president for 2019-2020 is coming to an end. I was fortunate to have this experience, and to be surrounded by an outstanding, knowledgeable board of directors. Our chamber staff are exceptional, dedicated, hardworking individuals who...

A Message from the CEO

A Message from the CEO

Krista Ross, CEO With our first ever virtual annual general meeting coming up in late June, it’s going to be an unusual experience for all of us at the chamber. Our AGM is normally a chance for new, continuing and outgoing board members to connect and for the chamber...

Advocacy Update

Advocacy Update

by Morgan Peters The chamber’s advocacy efforts have been mostly focused on COVID-19-related issues over the past few months. The first phase was largely focused on gathering information, communicating to our members, advocating for government support and answering...

Say Hello To Our Newest Chamber Members

Atlantic Fusion Law Group 105 Prince Edward Street Saint John, NB E2L 3S1 Tel: (506) 640-1343 Email: janet@atlanticfusion.ca Website: atlanticfusion.ca Main Contact: Janet Thompson-Price The Details Design 65 York Street Fredericton, NB E3B 3N4 Tel: (506) 260-9406...

Celebrating a Century of Care

Celebrating a Century of Care

by Jessica Newman, The Word Wiz For 100 years, A.R. Menzies & Sons Ltd. has been helping people navigate the challenges associated with missing limbs and other mobility limitations. The first step is often the hardest, which is why the team at A.R. Menzies always...

COVID- 19 Reflections and Recovery

COVID- 19 Reflections and Recovery

by Krista Ross Looking back at the first few months on the COVID-19 crisis, New Brunswickers should take pride in our collective response. We’ve been able to achieve best-case-scenario projections and are now seeing more benefits to that success. As Dr Russell has...

It’s time to vacation…in your own backyard!

It’s time to vacation…in your own backyard!

by Fredericton Tourism There has never been a more opportune time to explore Fredericton. This summer is all about appreciating the wonders right outside your front door in our beautiful city!      New Brunswick’s capital city has so much going for it –...

New Brunswick Bioscience Steps Up

New Brunswick Bioscience Steps Up

by Andrew Byrne, Marketing and Communications Director, BioNB As the COVID-19 crisis continues to impact worldwide economies, highlighting logistical and knowledge gaps in areas such as healthcare and food security, innovators worldwide continue advocating for rapid...

Resilience for Today’s World

Resilience for Today’s World

by Rachel Clarke, University of New Brunswick In the current climate it can be challenging to take care of ourselves when there are so many conflicting demands being placed upon us. However, wouldn’t we all be better equipped to handle our new, shifting rolls if we...

Say Hello To Our Newest Chamber Members

Atlantic Fusion Law Group 105 Prince Edward Street Saint John, NB E2L 3S1 Tel: (506) 640-1343 Email: janet@atlanticfusion.ca Website: atlanticfusion.ca Main Contact: Janet Thompson-Price The Details Design 65 York Street Fredericton, NB E3B 3N4 Tel: (506) 260-9406...

A Message from the President

Karen Grant, President Municipal elections are being held in May. This is an opportunity for you to have input on how your municipality is run. There is a lot of voter apathy and complaints about how things are done. Often, the people who complain the most don’t vote....

Advocacy Update

by Morgan Peters 2020-21 New Brunswick Pre-Budget Activities The chamber submitted its 2020-21 pre-budget brief to Finance Minister Ernie Steeves late last year. Representatives of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce met with the Minister Ernie Steeves to discuss our...

A Message from the CEO

Krista Ross, CEO Late in January, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce hosted New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs for our 46th annual State of the Province Address.  We were pleased that more than half of the premier’s speech was focused on economic development –...

Portage Atlantic

by Carol Tracy, Portage Atlantic For, By and of the Community Portage Atlantic provides bilingual treatment services for young people ages 14 to 21 with serious substance abuse issues. The residential centre is located on 165 acres nestled along the shores of Cassidy...

With Opportunity Comes Possibility

by Jason Carr, NBACL As 2020 gets under way, we find ourselves reflecting on the impact that the New Brunswick Association for Community Living has had on individuals, families, and our community this past year. We are also taking time to think about the meaning of...

NB Budget – Spending Vs Investing

by Morgan Peters The private sector pays close attention to its expenses, but it also looks for opportunities to invest and grow. For government, holding the line on the deficit is important to keep costs to businesses and individuals from further escalating, while...

Fredericton’s Cyber Security Opportunity

by Krista Ross With the turn of the calendar to a new decade, I am feeling energized about the future, the potential of Fredericton’s and New Brunswick’s economy and focusing on the many positives around us. While we are facing serious long-term challenges in this...

Knowledge, Experience, Skills … Ready!

A new vision unfolding at UNB’s Faculty of Management by Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell Students come to university excited to learn and use their knowledge to make a difference in the world. Last semester, students in the fourth year of the BBA at the University of New...

Episode 8 – Heritage Businesses

Lincoln Thompson, Donna Gardiner-Thompson and Ben Thompson - Gardiner Realty/Royal LePageAllan Menzies - AR Menzies & Sons Ltd.Heather Wilson, Wilson Insurance Ltd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVZFNpNWdyg

Episode 7 – Start-Ups

Alicia and Kevin Phillips - Educated BeardsJoe Allen and Ray Fitzpatrick - Devil's Keep DistilleryAngela Seymour - Disappearing Ink Solutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ntv-20oA6w

Episode 6 – Businesses with Multiple Locations

Patti Hollenberg - Chesspiece PatisserieShawna Foster and Mark Dunbar - Moco DowntownChris Hotchkiss and Elyse Hotchkiss - Hotchkiss Home Furnishings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRfeTFJ2Tks

Episode 5 – Business Excellence Award Recipients

Betty Blanchard and Rob Blanchard - My Closet Consignment recipient of the Wilson Insurance Ltd. Start-Up AwardDan Myers - Crowne Plaza recipient of the Spacek, Armstrong & Norrad Chartered Professional Accountants Resilience AwardGilles Volpe, Nadine Chiasson -...

Episode 4 – Newcomer Business Owners

Asif Hasan, Matt Branton, Barry Gallant - SimpTek Technologies Inc.Fanny Bodart - The Property Ladies Inc.Kinh Dong Huynh - The UPS Store https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAfDO_uJ30c

Episode 2 – Business Excellence Award Recipients

Sara Holyoke - Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton recipient of Opportunities NB Business Person of the Year AwardPerry Kendall - Habitat for Humanity Fredericton Inc. recipient of the Jim Gilbert's Wheels and Deals Not-For-Profit Organization AwardPhillip Duplisea -...

Episode 1 – Newcomer Business Owners

Mohamed Khirallah - Roticanna Coffee Company Inc.Coral Shuai - By the River Bed & BreakfastAmir Akbari, Robert DiDiodata, Kenneth Kent and Dr. Farough Motasemi - Annessa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u9iiaR5SR4

COVID-19 Update: 27 November 2020

Well it’s certainly been another dynamic week in our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic in New Brunswick. We’ve had a setback this week, but I encourage everyone to keep their heads up – we are still well-positioned relative...

Commentary: Immigration Critical to Economic Growth

Commentary: Immigration Critical to Economic Growth

Late last month, federal immigration minister Marco Mendicino announced an increase of about 50,000 permanent residents per year to the country’s immigration plan – which now calls for about 1.2 million new permanent residents over the next three years. To...

Commentary: Immigration Critical to Economic Growth

Commentary – Supporting our Airports Critical to Future Growth

With WestJet's announcement earlier this month that they are pulling back on most Atlantic Canadian flights beginning in early November, we are seeing a fresh round of public discourse about the number and location of airports in New...

Commentary: Immigration Critical to Economic Growth

COVID-19 Update: 13 October 2020

With the recent outbreaks in Zones 1 and 5 in New Brunswick, the province’s mandatory mask order and a host of support-program announcements from the federal government, we are providing this COVID-19 update. It’s the first dedicated update we have done since 22...

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Awards Annual Scholarship

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Awards Annual Scholarship

13 October 2020—For immediate release  FREDERICTON, NB—The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its annual post-secondary scholarship recipients: Regan Barry, Alexander Comfort, and Katelyn Horsman. The recipients are all currently...

Fredericton Chamber Webinar Library

April 21, 2020 - Media Relations 101 hosted by Porter O’BrienApril 14 - 2020 - Essential Legal Insights for surviving COVID 19 hosted by Connors StillwellApril 16, 2020 - Cyber Security for Remote Workers hosted by Beauceron SecurityApril 15, 2020 - A Conversation...

Commentary: Immigration Critical to Economic Growth

Krista Ross Commentary – Post-Election Edition -September 2020

With the provincial election behind us and Premier Higgs set to shuffle his cabinet on Tuesday, New Brunswick businesses are eager for our elected officials to return their focus to economic recovery. Thank you to all of the candidates that...

Krista Ross Commentary – August 2020 – NB Election

With Premier Higgs’ election call earlier this week, New Brunswickers will head to the polls in less than a month to elect the members of the province’s 60th legislature. It would be an understatement to say this election will be unlike any other in our...

Krista Ross Commentary: A Private-Sector Led Recovery

Krista Ross Commentary – July 2020 - Working Hard and Smarter: Time for the Private Sector to Lead  The phrase “work smarter, not harder” has been in popular use since the 1930s and I think the concept that it communicates is useful and applicable...

News Release: MOCO Downtown Receives $10,000 Grant

29 June 2020 - For Immediate Release  FREDERICTON, NB – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce announced 62 $10,000 grant recipients from its Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund today, including MOCO Downtown, located on...

The Success of Picketa Systems

The Success of Picketa Systems

Picketa Systems is a precision agricultural start-up emerging from the Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Centre at the University of New Brunswick. The Fredericton-based company is creating a soli and plant nutrition scanner along wiht an online data visulatizaiton and analytics platform to help food producers

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