Sustainable Energy Sector Table: reporting on opportunities

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Sustainable Energy Sector Table: reporting on opportunities

“Energy is the currency of the universe: we need to be using and spending it better.” – Scott Henderson, NSCC Faculty, School of Trades and Technology; Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology Program, Annapolis Valley Campus   The Annapolis Valley, blessed with bountiful farmland and the world’s highest tides, is rich in resources and expertise. In our…

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Cultivating local markets for local food

“What do you care enough about to act on?”  For the 50 business owners, producers, and interested consumers in the room on April 26 for our discussion on the importance of buying local and what it means to our economy, the answer is building a strong, local market for the goods and services we produce.…

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Manufacturers Exchange helps businesses learn

“I learned about so much … through the conversation.” – Margie Lamb, Owner, Meadowbrook Meat Market in Somerset Valley manufacturers shared more than business cards at the Valley REN’s first Manufacturers Exchange on April 4 in Berwick. Employees and owners representing small and large manufacturers discussed the challenges of transportation during a two-hour exchange of…

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Building a Stronger Start-Up Ecosystem in the Annapolis Valley

On March 20, knowledge-based ICT firms and relevant business support organizations from across the region came together for a roundtable discussion at Acadia University, made possible by the Valley REN, in partnership with Innovacorp. Permjot Valia, founder of MentorCamp Inc. and a respected player in Cape Breton’s start-up community, was the guest speaker and facilitator. Permjot…

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Business success: lessons from a Valley entrepreneur

The Valley REN recently joined in a curated discussion with John Frost, a local entrepreneur and technology enthusiast, at an event hosted by Refresh Annapolis Valley. We were inspired by the lessons John learned and shared, and think you might be, too! Like many entrepreneurs, John and his team faced various challenges in growing Frostbyte.…

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Developing priority economic sectors in the Valley

On behalf of our municipal partners and the province, the Valley REN is working with the business community to develop five key sectors: agriculture, tourism, information and communications technologies (ICT), manufacturing, and sustainable energy. We do this by bringing businesses together to spark ideas and pursue innovative ways to build on our assets and competitive…

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Bringing diversity to the ICT workforce

ICT is one of five priority sectors that present real opportunities for business growth and investment in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. ICT stands for information and communications technologies. The Valley REN is working on a strategy to develop this sector, along with agriculture, manufacturing, sustainable energy, and tourism. We are also working with other agencies…

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