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These stories about career paths, local jobs, programs and tales of success that highlight North Bay's diverse job market are made possible through the continued support of Nipissing University as part of our Community Leaders Program.


From wood working to sticker making, Kristen Lebels Wild Made Goods store a wild success

From wood working to sticker making, Kristen Lebels Wild Made Goods store a wild success

'When there was this whole rejuvenated push to decorating things like your laptops and water bottles with stickers, I just thought this is awesome, this is something that is up my alley'
Freeze-Dried foods growing in popularity with local business Permafrost Snacks

Freeze-Dried foods growing in popularity with local business Permafrost Snacks

'It was instantaneously popular; so much so that we couldn’t keep up with the online sales. Within a month we bought a second freeze dryer'
Drawing on past experiences helps Khouri Long in rehabilitating North Bay's athletes

Drawing on past experiences helps Khouri Long in rehabilitating North Bay's athletes

'It has helped me understand what the athletes are actually going through when it comes to injuries and wanting to get back in your return to play'
How Kate Fabbro is running her North Bay hand made scrunchie business from Oklahoma City

How Kate Fabbro is running her North Bay hand made scrunchie business from Oklahoma City

'I started this because I wanted it to be flexible, but I had no idea that we would be moving to the states, but in the end, we just made it work'
Laurentian Ski Hill, under new management, has potential year-round tourism opportunities

Laurentian Ski Hill, under new management, has potential year-round tourism opportunities

'We saw it as a great opportunity to build upon a great foundation and bring our non-profit management skills as well as our tourism industry knowledge to the hill'
Live game-day Battalion coverage shifts to YouTube with the Frontline Broadcast

Live game-day Battalion coverage shifts to YouTube with the Frontline Broadcast

'We brought it to the Battalion and it’s taken a life of its own, but it’s very exciting and I am super excited about what we are doing.'
Jake Tougas lands role with the Oilers Entertainment Group

Jake Tougas lands role with the Oilers Entertainment Group

'There is a certain atmosphere that you can really feel, there’s an energy that goes through the place, especially with nobody allowed in the stands for over a year it was really great to see fans back in the building.'
Ben Farella embracing the economic opportunity presented by the local film and television industry

Ben Farella embracing the economic opportunity presented by the local film and television industry

"The diversity in the employment opportunities for our young people here in North Bay are vast and they have potential to be very well paying jobs"
Ben Farella filling the healthy food gap through gd2go

Ben Farella filling the healthy food gap through gd2go

'Over time, we have found a really interesting balance now between things that actually taste better than you would think and that are actually healthy for you and something that works economically'
Stephen Hong has sights set on first season with Canadore Panthers men's basketball

Stephen Hong has sights set on first season with Canadore Panthers men's basketball

'I couldn’t think of a better way to continue coaching the sport I love and taking that next step and doing it at the next level'