Rick Vaillancourt heads up a financial institution that is making a big difference. As a Certified B Corporation, Omista Credit Union has been recognized as a leader in the global movement of using business as a force for good. B Corporations are a new kind of company that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
Rick, CEO of Omista Credit Union, worked for a decade with a chartered bank before he “saw the light.” While working at the chartered bank Rick was transferred to Newfoundland as a young, single guy and – as everybody predicted – he met and married a local girl. It wasn’t long before he was asked to transfer again – this time to Toronto. He had only been married for six months and decided that he didn’t want to continue to get transferred around the country at the whim of his employer. Read the rest of this entry »
Attending the Breakthru awards event is one of the highlights of my year. Breakthru – hosted by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), Cox & Palmer and Deloitte, is a nation-wide start-up competition that provides participants with a unique opportunity to access start-up capital, mentoring and support.
You won’t find anyone more passionate about marketing than Wayne Jagoe, founder and chief idea officer at Enacity Digital Intelligence. What makes Enacity different? They are the“un-agents”– they enthusiastically help nurture existing marketing ideas as well as generating new ideas for their small to medium sized business clients – providing innovation and ideation. Read the rest of this entry »
After an extensive international search, Derrick Stanford was named president and CEO of the Saint John Airport six months ago. Derrick has spent his entire career in increasingly senior sales and marketing roles across North America, selling everything from complex business software solutions to beer, but he has always wanted to run a business and live in New Brunswick. The opportunity to become CEO of the Saint John Airport was the perfect opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »
Chris Long and his team are there when you really need them and often his customers call when they are in dire straits. They are the disaster restoration specialists at Saint John’s ServiceMaster Restore and ServiceMaster Clean. The franchise employs more than 40 people and uses state-of-the-art cleaning and restoration equipment, proprietary products and also provide ongoing technician training to bring peace of mind when disaster strikes. Read the rest of this entry »