Press release - March 19, 2015
Pura Vida Yoga Dieppe and Bonté Foods/Chris Brothers win business awards
Dieppe (NB) – The City of Dieppe Entrepreneurs Banquet was a sold-out event again this year with 300 people from the business community in attendance at the CCNB – Campus de Dieppe.
Pura Vida Yoga won the Emerging Business award. Located in a health and wellness complex at 550, Gauvin Street, this new company quickly became known. In its’ first year of existence, over 2050 new customers visited Pura Vida Yoga Dieppe to take advantage of a variety of classes in a modern yoga room and a state of the art infrared heated “hot yoga” room. The interest of its customers continues with more than 28 500 visits in 2014. It is an eco-friendly studio where they strive to work closely with the environment by using earth friendly materials.
The award for Business Excellence was given to Bonté Foods / Chris Brothers. Bonté Foods grew from a small plant that produced meat to service the Greco Donair franchise restaurants to become the Atlantic Canada’s premier and largest deli meat processor. Bonté Foods' success has not been easy and they have adjusted to many customer and market challenges since their inception in 1977. Today, Bonté Foods produces many well-known products including Chris Brothers and Natures Deli. Their customers include some of the largest national food companies in Canada including Sobeys, CO-OP Atlantic, Loblaw’s, Sysco, Wal-Mart, and Costco. Bonté Foods employs over 110 people and has a world class food safety accreditation.
The Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick – Campus de Dieppe, was also honored with recognition of their outstanding accomplishments. The CCNB – Campus de Dieppe is in operation since 1982. The institution has more than 750 students enrolled in 2015. It is distinguished by the quality and variety of its programs, but also by the community commitment of its students and staff. The Campus de Dieppe plays an essential role in the socio-economic development of South Eastern New Brunswick by supporting businesses in creating a quality workforce in many fields.
Finally, Expansion Dieppe took this opportunity to award $1,000 leadership scholarships to three Dieppe students who are pursuing their post-secondary education:
- Joël Emond (École Mathieu-Martin high school)
- Jason Murty (Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick-Campus de Dieppe)
- Moncef Lakouas (Université de Moncton)
For further information, contact Louis Godbout, Executive Director of Expansion Dieppe, at 877.7850
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
New Executive Director at Expansion Dieppe – Louis Godbout
(Dieppe) Alain Parent, President of Expansion Dieppe’s Board of Directors, is pleased to announce that Louis Godbout is the new Executive Director of Expansion Dieppe.
With an engineering background, Louis has worked in the corporate sector, with companies like IBM and Spielo. His expertise in contract negotiations and management, project management, client relations, international relations and multidisciplinary team management combined with his experience in commercial and real estate development, at the local to international level, are major assets for this position. Having been Director of Business Development at ExpansionDieppe for more than 7 years, he brings to his new position a wealth of experience.
"His expertise and his knowledge in the economic development sector will allow ExpansionDieppe to pursue its vision and its strategic plan" said Alain Parent, President of the Expansion Dieppe’s Board of Directors.
Alain Parent, President
September 6, 2013
DIEPPE, N.B. – The City of Dieppe announced today that the Economic Development Corporation of the City of Dieppe will now be known as ExpansionDieppe. The new name is effective today.
ExpansionDieppe is the City of Dieppe’s land development agency. Its goal is to ensure that land development in Dieppe occurs in a timely and efficient manner by providing vital information, seeking partnerships and acting as a facilitator for property development and investments through advice, expertise, support and strategic site data.
The name ExpansionDieppe – along with the new tagline Seize Our Momentum – capitalizes on Dieppe’s significant continued growth. The new name reflects one of Dieppe’s main goals: to expand in a sustainable and responsible manner. As well, the name is shorter, easier to remember and is the same in French and English. The new branding includes a logo, website (www.expansiondieppe.ca), video and social media channels such as Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn.
“Dieppe is a young and dynamic city with the second-highest population growth in Atlantic Canada,” said Yvon Lapierre, Mayor of Dieppe. “In fact our population has increased by 50 per cent since 2001 and our tax base has tripled over the past 10 years. We are home to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and businesses not only in New Brunswick, but regionally and nationally. We have been demonstrating strong economic leadership in this community for many years, and this is the next step in continuing along that successful path.”
“This rebranding was undertaken to better reflect the agency’s mandate,” said Alain Parent, President of ExpansionDieppe’s board of directors. “In fact, despite its former name, ExpansionDieppe is not an economic development agency in the traditional sense; our focus is more on growing the City’s tax base through commercial and industrial land development initiatives. This led to some lack of clarity among Dieppe residents, investors and the area’s business community.”
“We add value to our client’s efforts as we work every day to continue the momentum in Dieppe’s successful business climate,” Mr. Parent said.
“The EDCCD’s staff and board of directors remain in place,” says Pierre Dupuis, General Manager of Expansion Dieppe, “however we fully anticipate that this new brand and updated communication tools will allow us to be more effective in the community as we seek to encourage and facilitate growth in Dieppe to the benefit of our residents and the overall economy of Southeastern New Brunswick.”
ExpansionDieppe maintains a strategic inventory of its own land available for development; maintains a database of available land and commercial space; provides current economic data to developers and others seeking to invest in Dieppe; and provides support and advice by helping to ensure that projects move ahead in a timely manner, among a number of other services. ExpansionDieppe also closely monitors and guides development in the Dieppe Industrial Park / Aviation Avenue, downtown Dieppe and Dieppe’s business and technology zone.
“We want to make it as easy and efficient as possible for investors to do business in Dieppe,” said Mr. Dupuis. “We are very excited to continue to have the opportunity of growing Dieppe’s economy through this fresh new look and name.”