the chamber

Ready to fuel our future

The following commentary was developed in partnership with The Chamber and Enterprise Saint John, as part of the True Growth Natural Gas Working Group. It ran in the Telegraph-Journal on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Around the globe, thousands of communities are currently transitioning to natural gas as their preferred energy source, and realizing the economic…

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Saint John Cruise Company is Training the World

  Cruise ships are a familiar summer sight in Saint John, but the benefits of the cruise ship industry don’t end when the ships sail out of our harbour. Saint John’s Aquila Tours are leaders in the industry, and their Center for Cruise Excellence now exports their training programs around the world. Last week, Aquila’s…

StJohnEnergy

Arthur no match for the pros at Saint John Energy

In advance of Arthur’s arrival, Saint John Energy was preparing its response plans for the Tropical Storm. Communication to the stakeholders and customers began with Twitter the day before providing detail on what to do if they had an outage. The City was provided a Saint John Energy contact as a liaison for the City’s…

true growth hackathon

True Growth 2.0 Civic Hackathon – Event Recap

This past weekend, I was very excited to be a part of the 2nd Hackathon in the True Growth 2.0 ‘Inspiring Innovation through Hackathons’ series. The event was hosted by the University of New Brunswick – Saint John, in conjunction with their recently launched Maker-space initiative. Through generous sponsorships provided by local organizations passionate about…

propelict

Innovation in Atlantic Canada receives federal funding boost

Congratulations to PropelICT, who received significant funding from NRC’s Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program today! Encouraging an innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem is one of the goals of True Growth 2.0, and organizations like PropelICT are key in developing and mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs in our region. Read about the exciting announcement below: PropelICT…