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Our Top Articles of 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Here’s a look back at the top read articles and stories from the NSBI and ConnectNS websites during 2015. We look forward to sharing more stories about interesting people and Nova Scotia opportunities throughout 2016.

Export Spotlight: Sara Bonnyman Pottery
Established in 1974, Sara Bonnyman Pottery has carved out an export niche for its Moss Scuttle, designed for wet shavers to keep their lathered-up brush warm throughout the shave. NSBI spoke to Sara Bonnyman to learn about her start in business, her current success, and her future plans.

Sara Bonnyman Pottery

Setting the sails for market
Meet MoorQik: a sturdy rope, float and snap-hook device, made in Nova Scotia, that Strum now markets locally and for export.

Private Equity Investor reflects on Nova Scotia’s investment attraction potential
We caught up with Chris MacDougall to gather his thoughts on Nova Scotia and attracting investment to our province.

Export Spotlight: Randsland Farms
Randsland supplies broccoli to Loblaws and Sobeys throughout Atlantic Canada. In 2013, the company began to export greens to the USA.

Clearwater Seafoods moves boldly forward and celebrates success in new markets in 2015
Since winning an Export Achievement Award for Provincial Exporter of the Year in 2014, Clearwater Seafoods Inc. continues to evolve at an awe-inspiring pace. The Nova Scotia seafood supplier and export company takes pride in maintaining local roots while continuing to grow an impressive list of international clients.

Export Spotlight: Big 8 Beverages Ltd.
To learn how this nimble company has begun to export all over the world, NSBI talked to Julie Nowe, Big 8’s Finance and Business Development Manager.

Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund
Linda Wood explains what the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund is, who is eligible and more within this article.

Nova Scotia Expat:  One of Marketing Magazine's 30 under 30
Meet ConnectNS network member Kristie Forbes, one of Nova Scotia’s most creative exports whose marketing savvy has landed her a career with the world’s most iconic brand - McDonald’s.

Export Spotlight:  Acadian Seaplants Limited
Nova Scotia Business Inc., along with its partners and sponsors presented The Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards, an annual celebration and recognition of excellence in exporting across Nova Scotia on May 21, 2015. Acadian Seaplants Limited, was named Nova Scotia’s 2015 Exporter of the Year at the provincial EAA awards ceremony in Halifax.

Dallas legal exec turns economic evangelist for Nova Scotia
Meet ConnectNS network member Charles Gillis, Executive Director of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, and find out why he’s championing Nova Scotia across South Central US.

Nova Scotia Expat: Making Nova Scotia Film Magic in LA
Meet ConnectNS network member Ben Proudfoot, a magician turned filmmaker whose LA-based company, Breakwater Studios Ltd., has released a powerful series of short films featuring some of Nova Scotia’s brilliant master craftspeople.  Life’s Work: Six Conversations with Makers is a set of 10-minute videos that are intimate, human portraits of craftspeople at the height of their creative powers.