IGNITE moves to new facility in New Glasgow

IGNITE Atlantic has moved to a new facility in New Glasgow at 352 East River Road to further support entrepreneurs and the innovation community in Atlantic Canada. IGNITE is a local innovation hub where entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large industries all benefit from the structure, mentorship and opportunities provided. IGNITE encourages everyone to explore how...

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Young businesswomen show entrepreneurial spirit

Friends spend August making masks, and money Instead of spending the hot August days at the pool, two young entrepreneurs decided to make some cash. The 12-year-old BFFs put their heads together, combined their creativity and talent, and made personal protective masks, which they sold and are still selling. It all started, Avery Chabassol explains,...

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Early start on Business 101

NEW GLASGOW — Some of Pictou County’s young people made the most of their summer and the chance to learn at this year’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) young entrepreneurship camp. The week-long camp is aimed to help kids learn a bit about how to run a business and how businesses work. With...

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Time of reward for Jr. Achievers

STELLARTON — Junior Achievers basked in the glory of business success as they ended their company project and earned more than $2,600. The young people combined to achieve $2,660 in sales, well beyond the $1,240 break-even point. The result was second place among the estimated 20 or more similar operations around the province. It also meant...

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Junior Achievers craft pendants

It’s Junior Achievement Month. Pictou County Junior Achievement program is part of a worldwide, non for profit organization. Its primary goals are to promote entrepreneurship, financial literacy and how to run a business, all for the youth in our communities. The program in Pictou County is run by volunteers Shannon MacLean and Willa Kray, both...

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Supportive Living concept gets new address in Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – Well known Antigonish entrepreneur, Steve Smith and his wife, Kathy officially opened the doors of The Maples Supportive Living, a long-awaited option for seniors who may need assistance and support with the activities of daily living. The hotel-like residence offers seniors an “all-inclusive” lifestyle that will provide meals in a restaurant-style setting, laundry...

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Chamber’s awards gala honours local business

PICTOU — It was a festive and sometimes rousing atmosphere last Thursday during the 2018 Pictou County Chamber of Commerce awards gala at the deCoste Entertainment Centre. Some of the loudest applause preceded the lifetime achievement award presented to Jim Shaw, which was one of 12 awards presented throughout the evening. Shaw received the award,...

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Peace by Chocolate’s Tareq Hadhad named to board of Invest Nova Scotia

Invest Nova Scotia has announced the appointment of Tareq Hadhad of Antigonish to its board of directors. Hadhad, a young entrepreneur and new Nova Scotian from Syria, will serve on the Invest Nova Scotia Board for a four-year term. “We are thrilled to add Tareq to our team, given his unique experience and perspective,” said...

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New food truck

There is a new eatery in downtown New Glasgow and this one is on wheels. Shree Curry Place, offering authentic Indian food, officially opened today, June 15, in front of the New Glasgow Farmer’s Market. Owners are Vandana and Sameer Amin. The entrepreneurs were presented a certificate which thanks them for: “providing India’s authentic and...

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Barbour shares upside to his career

NEW GLASGOW – Mike Barbour says he’s enjoyed his nearly three-year evolution as a young entrepreneur. Raised in New Glasgow, Barbour has been making business inroads nationally as a Canadian entrepreneur focusing on online and retail brand development of premium consumer packaged goods. A former athlete and member of the Pictou County Weeks Junior A...

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