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North Bay incubator is launching pad for new business

North Bay incubator is launching pad for new business

Not too many business operators would subscribe to a revolving door philosophy. For Sarah Morin, project manager at North Bay’s new downtown business incubator, Genesis@204, a high turnover rate is exactly what she’s striving for.
Highlander Brew Co. plans expansion, brew school

Highlander Brew Co. plans expansion, brew school

Operating in South River since 2012, Highlander has outgrown its existing facility and is undergoing a major expansion that will increase its production capacity and establish a training school for brewery technicians.
Guests experience Northern ambiance while staying in yurt

Guests experience Northern ambiance while staying in yurt

Nestled in a copse of trees abutting Algonquin Provincial Park, the yurt is in an idyllic setting.
FedNor keen on efficiencies

FedNor keen on efficiencies

Small Business Week brought out the largesse from FedNor in helping Northern manufacturers maximize their efficiencies and achieve global competitiveness nirvana.
Kitchen offers incubation space for Sudbury chefs

Kitchen offers incubation space for Sudbury chefs

Natalie Lefebvre blazed a delicious culinary trail when she introduced Sudbury ’s first food truck in 2013. Now she’s repeating her pioneering ways by opening the city’s first incubator kitchen.
Computer programmers go it alone with new venture

Computer programmers go it alone with new venture

After more than a decade working for information technology companies in the mining sector, Robert Patterson and Dave Peres decided it was time to start their own company.
Whiz kids’ robotics company sets sights on blue-green algae

Whiz kids’ robotics company sets sights on blue-green algae

There aren't too many 19-year-olds who can call themselves CEO of a robotics company.
Muskoka company gets expansion funds

Muskoka company gets expansion funds

A Gravenhurst company specializing in natural granite products for commercial and residential use has received $600,000 from FedNor.

FedNor boosting funding for manufacturers

Northern Ontario manufacturers will have access to funding under a new FedNor program designed to help them become more innovative, productive and competitive in the global marketplace.
Literacy tied to successful apprenticeships: report

Literacy tied to successful apprenticeships: report

Ontario is experiencing a need for skilled trades workers, but a lack of literacy skills can be a barrier to people completing their apprenticeships and passing their qualification exams.