Leader’s job is to embrace risk

With an impressive filmography dating back to 2013, Craig Norris, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and owner of VideoBand Productions, is now known as the documentary film guy.

His film work primaCraig Norris,, Bio Pic, Landcaperily focuses on issues that relate to the environment, conservation and climate change and has been featured at international film festivals, exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum and has toured nationally with Dr. David Suzuki. Read the rest of this entry »

Our purpose: Investing in each other

Richard Vaillancourt

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 »

Base hits are better than home runs in business


Wayne Jagoe

Wayne Jagoe – Founder & Chief Idea Officer, Enacity Digital Intelligence

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 »

Saint John Airport – it’s YOUR airport

Derrick Stanford, president and CEO of the Saint John Airport, shows off a model aircraft of an Airbus A330-200, a long-haul wide-bodied jet airliner. Stanford, who began his current leadership role at the airport six months ago, received the item as a gift from Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ second-largest airline, during a 2015 business trip. PHOTO: MICHAEL ROBINSON/TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL

Derrick Stanford, president and CEO of the Saint John Airport. Photo: Michael Robinson/ Telegraph-Journal

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 »

Who do you call when disaster strikes?

Chris Long ServiceMaster

Chris Long, President, ServiceMaster Saint John
Photo: Craig Allen

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 »