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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 Laurentian University as part of our Community Leaders Program.


From a corporation to politics to policing, David Woolley reflects on communications career

From a corporation to politics to policing, David Woolley reflects on communications career

'That was one of the biggest eye openers coming in from the outside is that you don’t realize how many people, in particular civilians, that are working with the police and helping them do the job effectively'
Abby Cook building North Bay's tourism experiences platform

Abby Cook building North Bay's tourism experiences platform

'When you share that experience with someone you get to think about people differently and learn about different backgrounds and cultures and communities and hopefully it gives you a different outlook and better understanding of people'
Cecil's ghost kitchen operation going well, could last beyond pandemic

Cecil's ghost kitchen operation going well, could last beyond pandemic

'Because of the size of our kitchen facilities and the equipment we had, we felt we had the capacity to start down that path'
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'