January/February 2021

Rogers and partners make Fredericton Atlantic Canada’s first 5G city

Each generation of wireless networks has revolutionized the way we communicate. While 1G allowed for wireless analogue phone calls, 2G went digital, introducing the world to texting. 3G made web-browsing and file-sharing possible, while 4G is what enables connectivity for smartphones, tablets and laptops. However, the significance of 5G is still a mystery to some. […]

Uncertainty in an uncertain time

Leah Harris is ready for 2021. In 2020, a year of “doomscrolling” and dumpster fire memes, she went about building her small business, Sweet Cheeks Bakery. Pre-COVID, she’d had a second child. She’d also experienced debilitating migraines and dramatic vision loss, with an inability to properly focus her eyes, leaving her suddenly without a driver’s […]

In the space between an unprecedented economic boom and COVID’s pandemic panic, Islanders strive for balance

If there was a competition for the title of Prince Edward Island’s most positive person, Shawn McCarvill would be a serious contender. Reached by phone in the midst of a global pandemic that’s triggering a worldwide economic crisis, the president of Slemon Park Corporation repeatedly said he had much to be thankful for. Topping his […]

Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers 2021

Researched and compiled by MediaCorp Canada Inc. | Presented exclusively by Atlantic Business Magazine There are fewer companies on this year’s list of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers than there were in 2019—and that was expected, says Anthony Meehan. Meehan is the founder and president of Mediacorp Canada Inc., the company which researches and selects the […]

Let’s do launch: Sona Nanotech’s Kulbir Singh

Kulbir Singh (43) Chief technology officer and co-founder of Sona Nanotech, a life sciences technology company that develops rapid screening tests and manufactures gold nanorods for use in diagnostic testing and medical applications. Hometown: Antigonish, N.S. (moved from Punjab, India in 2006) Alma mater: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab (Ph.D, MSc, BSc – Chemistry) […]

Atlantic loop concept coming

Map excerpted from “Towards a Clean Power Roadmap for Atlantic Canada” (August 2020) After a brief mention in the 2020 speech from the throne, the Atlantic Loop appeared again in the federal Liberals’ fall economic update. And it’s going to be popping up again this spring, if not sooner. The fall announcement included a $25-million […]

CAA MyPace puts the customer back in the driver’s seat in Atlantic Canada

CAA knows how things in life can spin out of control. But auto insurance shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why CAA Insurance Company is putting choice and control back into the hands of people with CAA MyPace™. First unveiled in Ontario in May 2018, CAA MyPace is Canada’s only pay-as-you-go auto insurance payment program […]

CPA New Brunswick provides the go-to expertise the whole province needs right now

Mylène Lapierre, CPA, CA, CFE , President and CEO Many people may think CPAs are just accountants, toiling away at the books. Of course, they are. But they’re much more than this. Chartered Professional Accountants are also trusted business advisors who are ready and available to promote the socio-economic well-being of everyone. In fact, CPA […]

Debert Business Park a hidden gem for competitive enterprise

Sobeys refrigerated warehouse and Home Hardware Eastern Distribution Centre on Lancaster Crescent in the Debert Business Park. (Photo: Steve Currie) Located in Colchester County just west of Truro, N.S., off the Trans-Canada Highway, Debert Business Park is one of the best-kept secrets for businesses in the region. Offering strategic partnerships, advanced transportation networks, and a […]

Fredericton’s force multiplier for business growth

Look around New Brunswick’s capital city and you might think its stately Victorian homes are all that recommends it to the 60,000 people who live here. But behind the façade beats the heart of one of the liveliest, knowledge-savvy communities in Canada. “The most relevant thing to know about Fredericton is that there has been […]

Holyrood is where ocean innovation comes ashore

Looking out onto Conception Bay, Holyrood greets the horizon with purpose and promise. The town offers the best of all possible worlds, says Chief Administration Officer Gary Corbett: “With its big-city potential and small-town feel, our community promotes research and industry in a relaxed environment.” The Ocean Holyrood Initiative, a collaboration of like-minded partners, including […] Group builds its brand by putting customers and employees first

You don’t get to be a leading web technology company serving millions of customers worldwide without knowing a little something about how people work. At Group, it’s about respect, teamwork and drive. Web’s team gives customers a competitive edge, whether they’re creating eye-catching web designs, building effective online marketing tools or helping generate customer […]

East Coast Credit Union employees make the difference in good times and bad

During these tough times, East Coast Credit Union’s core principles have never been more important, and its call to employees and members has never resonated as deeply as they do today.  “Our dedicated staff have demonstrated outstanding professionalism in providing essential services to our members during the COVID-19 pandemic,” President and CEO, Ken Shea, says. […]

Opportunities New Brunswick’s investment in workplace culture returns premiums

If you want a workforce to perform above and beyond the call of daily duty, you might want to take a page from Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB)’s playbook. There, workplace culture isn’t an afterthought; it’s the foundation it builds on and the force that guides it. Thanks to its commitment to culture, ONB has been […]

Killam’s workforce goes above and beyond in a time of crisis

For any successful business, customer care and service begin and end with its employees. The challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic might strain any workforce to the breaking point, but not the employees of Killam Apartment REIT.  According to Colleen McCarville, Vice President Human Resources, Killam’s employees continue to show their true colors as […]

At Emera, teamwork leads the way to a clean, reliable energy future

What makes Emera one of Atlantic Canada’s employers of choice? It could be the fact that it’s an energy leader with $32 billion of assets and more than 2.5 million customers in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean.  But take a closer look and see that it boils down to key fundamentals that are driving […]

Halifax Water tackles challenging times with a dedicated, skilled workforce

Serving a population of about 376,000 with high quality water, wastewater and stormwater services, while managing $1.4 billion in assets, is complex at the best of times. And these are not the best of times.  Fortunately, Halifax Water’s 500 highly skilled and motivated people are dedicated to protecting public health and the environment, which is […]

Top employers in 2021 will be defined by resilience

Leaders set the tone in any organization. They establish the kind of employer an organization will be. Safety leaders often have a values-based approach. They put people before profits. They believe that something should only be done if it can be done safely. The same leadership shown by top employers is often at the core […]

Multi-partner teamwork helps Cooke Aquaculture fight sea lice with innovative R&D

Sea lice, the scourge of salmon farmers, has cost the global aquaculture industry billions of dollars over the years. Until recently, the weapons available for farmers to defend against these natural pests of fish, consisted of various therapeutic in feed and bath treatments coupled with complicated and costly mechanical removal, which are becoming less effective […]