The Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) is the premier organization for the assistance and benefit of both tourism and hospitality in its eponymous home province. The association is now celebrating its 40th anniversary, having gotten its start in September 1983 under its original name, Hospitality New Brunswick Inc. Before that, only a couple of local hoteliers and restaurateurs were registered on the patent, but the association was eventually incorporated under its current name in 1991, both to bring it up to speed with more modern organizations and to operate under a broader umbrella.
Chick Machine CompanyTeam Effort and Automation Win the Day
Chick Machine Company is celebrating its 52nd anniversary as one of Pennsylvania’s most well-known and reliable machine shops. The company’s story began in August 1971, with its namesake Jim Chick realizing his vision on roughly 300 acres near the city of Butler, part of rural western Pennsylvania. The business was an idea Chick had after he left a machining position in the area to pursue his fortunes. This decision coincided with a business venture by friends of his, who had just started a local precision laser company, now a multi-billion-dollar outfit in nearby Saxonburg.
The Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS®The Province’s Voice for Real Estate
The Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR) represents over 2,000 real estate brokers and salespeople across the province. The Association serves its members through a wide variety of education programs, training, advocacy and administration of the MLS® System in Nova Scotia.
City of Chandler, ArizonaInnovative Ideas and a Growth Mindset Mean Big Developments
Chandler, Arizona lies southeast of the state’s capital, Phoenix, with a population nearing 300,000 people. Founded and incorporated over a century ago, the city is known today as a central place for innovative businesses and exciting new technology.
Polyvision CorporationMaking CeramicSteel a Household Name
Surface and panels manufacturer Polyvision Corporation has facilities in multiple American states including Georgia, Oklahoma, and Ohio as well as a European presence in Belgium, which is also home to one of its production facilities.
Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc.Living a Legacy
Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., a branch of the global machine tool supplier Matsuura Machinery Corporation, is based in Oakville, Ontario. Its rich history began in 1905 with founder Hugo Frye, a German engineer, who opened his first manufacturing company upon moving to the United Kingdom. He later married Beatrice Elliott, and together the two founded the B. Elliott Group, from which the Elliott group of companies would spring.
Architecture, interior design, and planning firm FBM of Halifax, Nova Scotia has been operating for over a century, and according to Design Director Susan Fitzgerald, it has always had people who are interested in shaping the city of Halifax and in creating appealing spaces.
Scanway CateringHigh-Quality Catering and a Family Atmosphere
Scanway of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada was originally primarily a bakery, especially known for its cakes, before evolving into a full catering outfit. Today, the Scanway brand is recognizable across the company’s home province thanks to its quality.
Vector Controls and Automation GroupCelebrating a Decade of People-Led Success
Vector Controls and Automation Group (Vector CAG) is an established representative, distributor, service and solution partner for several manufacturers. The company was born on March 6, 2013 from a concept that took two years to fully realize after President and Managing Partner Jared Boudreaux, having worked for Endress+Hauser, working with their leadership and consultants to consolidate representatives in the market and geography.
Alberta Aquaculture AssociationAquaponics Solutions for a Better Fishery Industry
The Alberta Aquaculture Association is dedicated to promoting aquaculture and its related practices in Western Canada. The association has been promoting environmentally friendly technologies, like aquaponics, to produce fish. Aquaponics is an integrated food production method that combines aquaculture (breeding and raising fish in a farm-like ecosystem) and hydroponics (cultivating plant life without soil, using water-based nutrients).
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)35 Years of Supporting Atlantic Canadian Business
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is dedicated to supporting small- to medium-sized businesses and business owners throughout the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. For over three decades, ACOA has been implementing programs to support the creation and development of Atlantic Canadian, entrepreneur-led businesses and initiatives.
Discover Halifax Emerging from the Pandemic to Record-Breaking Success
Discover Halifax performs tourism marketing for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and its surrounding communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality. While destination marketing organizations are more commonplace in the tourism industry today, the region was an early adopter when Discover Halifax was enacted twenty-five years ago as ‘Destination Halifax.’
Atlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA)Welcoming Back Cruise Ships With Open Arms
The Atlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA), operating as Cruise Atlantic Canada, facilitates partnerships between several organizations focused on the concerns and well-being of the cruise ship tourism industry in Atlantic Canada. The association was established in the late 1990s as a destination marketing organization specifically designed for the cruise ship side of the local tourism sector.
Gil-Son ConstructionBuilding Relationships with Clients and Workers Alike
Electrical and mechanical contractor Gil-Son Construction of Halifax, Nova Scotia began operations in 1986 as a small general contractor specializing in interior fit-ups. Its original owners exited the company in 2012, with a set of new owners wanting to continue operations. The current Owner and President Daniel Hiltz took part ownership in the company in 2014, and aimed to change the direction of Gil-Son’s trajectory.
SmartWayCelebrating Two Decades of Green Freight Efforts
SmartWay is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program dedicated to improving fuel efficiency and sustainability in freight supply chains. The concept for SmartWay was developed in 2002, when the EPA collaborated with 15 charter partners, as well as the American Trucking Associations, to developing a voluntary “green freight” program, which continues to seek greater efficiency and lower emissions from the logistics, trucking, and freight hauling sectors.
Dauphin AmericasCommitted to Sustainable Practices in the Seating Solutions Market
Dauphin Americas (a division of Dauphin HumanDesign Group), based out of Boonton, New Jersey, is the western wing of the Germany-based global office seating manufacturer, Dauphin HumanDesign Group. The organization was founded by designer Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin in 1968.
City of Greeley, ColoradoEnticing Opportunities for Businesses & Residents Alike
The city of Greeley, the county seat of Weld County, Colorado, has a growing population of over 110,000 people. The city has been experiencing an increase in both population and attention over the past several years, and City Director of Economic Health & Housing Benjamin Snow tells us why.
City of Chandler, AZCompelling Advantages for Incoming Businesses
Founded in 1912, the City of Chandler is the fourth largest city in Arizona, with over 280,000 residents. The city’s Economic Development Director, Micah Miranda, says that Chandler has been known for over 100 years as being a community of innovation, citing the city’s long history as a destination for advanced manufacturing that dates back to the 1960s.
Xfinity Freight Systems Celebrating 10 Years in Business with a New Ecosystem
U.S.-based logistics and transportation company Xfinity Freight Systems serves North America and many parts of Europe. Since its inception a decade ago, Xfinity has slowly but surely added additional capacities that have made it a full-service competitor within its respective industries. These additions include sister company Fora Logistics, launched in 2015, as well as its own brand of maintenance and repair shops for trucking.
Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS)Advocating for the Rights of Rental Property Owners
The Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS) is dedicated to educating rental property owners and advocating for their rights in its province. The association was founded in 1978, a time in the province’s housing history that its executive director Kevin Russell remembers as much different than today. Back then, the main driver behind the association beginning its operations was rent control, established in the province in 1973.
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