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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.


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'
Abby Cook says more men should travel in to Travelling Toes Esthetics Boutique when lockdown lifts

Abby Cook says more men should travel in to Travelling Toes Esthetics Boutique when lockdown lifts

'We aren’t using words such as ‘waxing’ or ‘threading’, instead we are calling it ‘grooming’ and we hope that can make people feel more comfortable about coming in'
Pivoting during pandemic helps Telia Carrière keep her business afloat

Pivoting during pandemic helps Telia Carrière keep her business afloat

'I had been lining up festivals and I had about 25 of them planned for the spring and summer. I was then double booked on the last weekend of March. March happens and within a span of a week, all of my festivals got cancelled. I think that was the toughest week of my life to tell you the truth'
From N64 to Virtual Reality, Geoffrey Taylor excited about the future of the video game industry

From N64 to Virtual Reality, Geoffrey Taylor excited about the future of the video game industry

'Making effects for Darksiders II was so much fun because no one could say that something was wrong or didn’t look right when it's all stylistic, what mattered was how cool it looked. When you’re doing artwork that's based in reality and something is slightly off, everyone is going to notice'