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Northern Ontario Business

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Northern Ontario Business (NOB) is a monthly, business to business, newspaper in Northern Ontario. For the past 25 years, it has been the only single medium with direct access to the business decision-makers of this vast region. With a press run of 11,000 per month, an average of 2.3 readers per copy establishes NOB’s average readership level at 25,000 readers per issue. Northern Ontario Business publishes the internationally distributed quarterly publication, the Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal (SMSJ), which is personally addressed to subscribers in 24 countries around the world.

Northern Ontario Exports Program

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As a Northern Ontario-based program, we are pleased to announce another intake of Export Marketing Assistance (EMA) funding for companies engaged in export marketing and sales activities. With more than half of the firms in Northern Ontario stating access to new markets, both internationally and domestically, as a top priority for growth, this program is specifically designed to increase the global reach of your products and services. As part of the Northern Ontario Exports Program proudly supported by FedNor and The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Ontario’s North Economic Development Corporation has developed the Export Marketing Assistance program as a means to ‘kick open the doors’ to new global markets for the innovative products and services of Northern Ontario’s mining supply and services sector and companies from other sectors looking to export or dramatically increase their export potential.

If you are serious about growing the export potential of your business, this program provides timely financial assistance to help you engage international and out of province clients in an increasingly complex global market, expand your marketing reach outside of Northern Ontario and solidify revenue streams from a broader geographic customer base.

For more information regarding the Northern Ontario Exports Program and the Export Marketing Assistance, please contact Scott Rennie, Project Manager via email or via phone (705) 674-4455 x4403

Northern Prosperity

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Northern Prosperity partners with mining companies to:

  • Be a technology scout, i.e. to expose and evaluate new innovative solutions
  • Support financing, investor relations and marketing
  • Provide guidance and strategic advice

Northern Prosperity partners with mining service & supply companies to:

  • Grow new markets and increase exports
  • Drive business development and growth
  • Undertake corporate and business area specific assessments
  • Provide expertise and assistance with marketing strategy, tactics and implementation
  • Advise leadership on business opportunities, human resources and funding

Northern Prosperity works either on a per project or on a retainer basis and concentrates solely on the mining and mineral exploration industry.

PACE – Partners in Achieving Change Excellence

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A company built in Northern Ontario, for Northern Ontario, Partners in Achieving Change Excellence – PACE can help your business maintain its competitive edge and increase profits.

With our 50 years of combined experience in the mining, supply chain, inventory control, and technology sectors, and expertise in Lean, Six Sigma, Change Management and Project Management, we have helped our clients save over $10 million since 2013.

Using world renowned process improvement best practices, PACE will work with you to turn your ideas into reality, helping create efficiencies and re-allocating human resources for maximum impact and profit creation.

In addition to hands on consulting and improvement services, our Lean training and coaching sessions are proven capacity builders:

  • Up to a 500% return on investment for the first project in first year of graduation.
  • Training sessions vetted through the Canada Ontario Job Grant to provide up to 70% off training packages.
  • Northern Ontario manufacturers can receive up to 50% rebate on consulting fees up to $30,000.00. (PACE are
  • SMART certified consultants with FedNor.)

PACE is the only Lean training and consulting firm north of Barrie, offering Lean training in an open format in Timmins – Sault Ste. Marie – North Bay – Thunder Bay – Sudbury.

To register for an upcoming Lean training session, or for further information on how PACE can help maximize savings, profits and resources for your company and get the best out of your people, please visit

PBL Insurance Limited

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We have grown more in the last few years than over the past two decades, and are proud to be one of the top five commercial brokers in Ontario (top 25 in Canada). We are not a ‘mega-broker’ with large overhead and unwieldy bureaucracy, or an agency with minimal services and limited market access. Our clients enjoy our outstanding industry expertise and long-term view. Our local presence also drives our high rate of client retention. Our success in the niche we have carved for ourselves in the industry gives us lift and forward momentum.
We have a unique footprint across Ontario. Our regional offices are strategically placed to serve our clients in all the major provincial centres, and provide the best insurance solutions to meet the requirements of our local, national and international clients. We see ourselves as providing just the right fit for virtually all business insurance requirements. Our clients are successful business owners or executives. They are not insurance experts. They rely on our specialists to help them define their operational exposures. Together we develop long-term solutions that support their objectives. We have the resources and responsiveness to manage any corporate risk, combined with the dependability of an established private company. Core values of service excellence and expert guidance, and our personable approach, have enabled us to move beyond ordinary business relationships. We are a true Value Added Partner.
At PBL, we intend to be around for another 100 years. Investment in advanced technologies and recruitment of top talent allow us to continually enhance our operations. Management at all levels is engaged, directing our growth and continually analyzing the latest developments in unstable economic conditions. Our entrepreneurial and nimble spirit and our dedication protect our clients, and ensure our future as a respected leader in the industry.

PG Creative

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PG Creative is a creative services firm with over three decades of proven expertise in marketing and communications. You don’t have to look far to see the impact of our work throughout Northern Ontario within the mining, industrial, retail, non-profit, health, education, corporate and government sectors.

We provide comprehensive creative solutions for brand development, exhibit design and sales, mobile-friendly website development, advertising, corporate presentations and video, print management and photography.

We work closely with our clients to understand what they do and how they do it better than anyone else in order to develop strategic creative solutions that help them become more successful.

Objectively-focused. Creatively-driven.

Provix Inc.

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PROVIX is Canada’s leading supplier of equipment and vehicle camera safety systems to the Mining industry.

PROVIX enhances vision through the deployment of technologically advanced camera systems. Camera systems that can include thermal vision, remote viewing capability, wireless recording, programmed and triggered event monitoring, night vision and safer, more productive operations in drilling, mucking, hauling, blasting, tramming, loading and rescue operations.

PROVIX Inc. manufactures, assembles and installs custom camera systems for all mining applications– from wireless remote video systems and safety cameras for mining equipment to loading pocket, chute, breaker, bin and conveyor monitoring.
PROVIX can provide cost-effective analogue or digital camera systems that through vision enhancement offer a safer, more productive operating environment.

Remote video systems are used for scoops, loaders, LHDs and drill rigs. They provide remarkably clear video for mucking, drilling and bolting while allowing operators to remain out of harm’s way.
Loading pocket cameras transmit video to haul-truck drivers and control-tower monitors. Remote video systems offer extended run times through integrated battery packs or machine-power connections.
Wireless inspection camera systems can include integrated recording capability and enhanced lighting for stope, brow, pass, bin and drift inspection while viewed from from the safe operator station.

RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

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At RBC Dominion Securities, we are here to help you reach the financial goals you’ve been working toward. With a dedicated Investment Advisor, a personalized portfolio approach, and all the strength and resources of RBC, Canada’s largest financial institution, we’ll help you get there.

As our client, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you are part of RBC Dominion Securities, Canada’s leading wealth management firm. You’re also part of RBC, the 12th largest bank in the world based on market capitalization and the fifth largest in North America. By choosing to work with us, you will benefit from the financial stability and strength of a truly global institution. Our clients have the assurance of knowing our firm has one of the highest quality balance sheets and a strong liquidity position, and they are confident in our active approach to risk management.

For over 110 years, families, businesses and foundations have trusted RBC Dominion Securities to help build their wealth, preserve capital in their portfolio and secure their wealth for transferring to the next generation or chosen charities. We look forward to providing these services to you and your family.

REP Mining

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REP Mining is a Canadian company dedicated to foster trades between Canadian Mining Suppliers and new markets. Our initial focus is on Latin America, a region with strong economic capabilities in which we have a significant competitive advantage.

REP Mining will introduce your product to the world and will meet your needs.

Rooney Earl and Partners (RE&P)

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Results Based Selling

We help you take your business from being stuck with good and move you to actions and behaviours that consistently measure up to being great. We take the negative out of selling, providing you with strategies, systems and skills needed to close more business. For the last 16 years, RE&P has been in the business of helping our clients win hard to find new business.

We are an authorized licensee of Sandler Training, the largest sales and sales management training company globally with over 250 locations in 29 countries, 50 years of experience, and an army of satisfied customers.

No magic bullets. We believe in continuous on-going incremental improvement over time. We start with strategy and combine this with both systems thinking and skills development.

We help our clients overcome the stigma of selling to become more comfortable and confident in whatever selling role they have. Typically, our clients are entrepreneurial forward-thinking business owners. They come to us because they are challenged by one or all three of the following problems:

  1. They or their people were not getting in front of enough new prospects
  2. When they get in front of new prospects their closing ratios are well below their potential
  3. Management having difficulty finding the right people, getting them in the right seats, and keeping them growing and highly motivated

We are not a fit for everyone but if any of this resonates with you, maybe we should have a conversation?