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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.


Reflecting on a career in marketing with John McLellan

Reflecting on a career in marketing with John McLellan

'Whether you’re on the hockey side or the business side, do everything. If you have to tape some sticks or travel on the road and order food, or you have an opportunity to go out and sell'
RFPMEDIA Inc. creating jobs to embrace the Digital Age

RFPMEDIA Inc. creating jobs to embrace the Digital Age

'When we go to create videos to tell our story or marketing products, it takes a team. It’s hard to do alone, it’s hard to shoot, edit, publish and manage a brand alone. The idea with RFPMEDIA is to help brands and artists find their voice, and bring that voice to the market'
A look inside the OPP Communications Centre with Jen Labelle

A look inside the OPP Communications Centre with Jen Labelle

'Most people don’t even know that the OPP comms centre is in North Bay. We don’t really advertise our location, and we are one of the larger employers within North Bay, we have over 100 people who work there'
reThink Green offers short and long term solutions to becoming more sustainable

reThink Green offers short and long term solutions to becoming more sustainable

'We look at what issues there might be, how we can improve the building envelope and its overall energy performance and provide a reference to the utility bills and recommendations on some of the lower hanging fruit all the way to the long term interventions'
Mark Beaulieu says there is a bright future for paramedics

Mark Beaulieu says there is a bright future for paramedics

'Not only will the Community Paramedic Program take some of the burden off the provincial emergency departments but also the road medics who can focus more on those emergencies that do come in'
Communicating about Communications with Sarah McGowan

Communicating about Communications with Sarah McGowan

'Trying to get ahead of the game or figuring out what direction people are trying to go in when they request an interview or want to cover a story. You need to know the angle they are going for and it keeps your mind running
Dayna Panay proudly purchases Print Three North Bay

Dayna Panay proudly purchases Print Three North Bay

'One of the biggest challenges when taking over a business is just trying to retain and win over new customers and I just took that approach of winning one at a time'
A new station for a familiar voice as Kevin Oschefski starts over at Moose FM

A new station for a familiar voice as Kevin Oschefski starts over at Moose FM

'What I was doing wasn’t feeding my soul any more. I’m all about the small town local radio and with some of the changes the emphasis was more on the polished sound more so than the small town aspect'
BNI group building relationships to help local businesses get through pandemic

BNI group building relationships to help local businesses get through pandemic

People were asking ‘what is going to happen to my business, we are closing our doors and I don’t know how I’m going to make any money.’
How Uride can solve more problems than just getting a ride home after the bar

How Uride can solve more problems than just getting a ride home after the bar

'I think some cities are spending hundreds or thousands of dollars a year to keep sparsely used bus routes operating and, in those scenarios, using ride sharing is a great option and this is a conversation that is happening in some cities, especially those that are low density'