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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.
Matters of clarity in SR&ED

Matters of clarity in SR&ED

In December of last year, the Canada Revenue Agency officially released a new set of guidance documents relating to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (“SR&ED”) program.
Northern angel network best performing in country

Northern angel network best performing in country

Angel investing in Northern Ontario works a lot like what viewers might see on the popular TV show Dragons’ Den, said Mary Long-Irwin, but “without all the TV drama.
Naturallia offering matchmaking opportunities for Northern businesses

Naturallia offering matchmaking opportunities for Northern businesses

It’s been called speed dating for business, and when Naturallia gets underway at the end of this month its creators hope the result will be the blossoming of some long-lasting relationships that will bolster business in the North. Taking place Oct.