Portfolio Category: 2014 onward

Genge, Barb | 2019

Barb Genge Tuckamore Lodge in Main Brook has been recognized as a world class destination for hunting, fishing and adventure tourism experiences. Barb has created long-term employment and tourism in her area. For this, she has been recognized with numerous awards for both her entrepreneurship and community engagement. She has been inducted into the Canadian…
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Hickman, Christopher | 2019

Christopher Hickman The Marco Group is one of the largest locally based general contractor in Eastern Canada. They operate as design builders, construction managers, and general contractors. Chris has received the honour of being inducted into the Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame by Atlantic Canada Magazine. Active in community, Chris serves on numerous boards,…
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Roberts, Greg | 2019

Greg Roberts Born and raised on Triton Island, Greg, with a credit card and a loan, bought his first business. Today, he is best known for his success with Mary Brown’s. Greg has over 170 franchise stores across Canada with plans for global expansion. In 2019, Mary Brown’s was named one of Canada’s best managed…
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Dobbin, Mark | 2018

Mark Dobbin Mark graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1981. In 1983, he obtained an MBA from Dalhousie University. From there, Mark worked with CHC Helicopters rising to the position of senior vice-president. Mark was instrumental in starting Vector Aerospace, a globally recognized aviation repair and overhaul company. He served as…
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Paddick, Brendan | 2018

Brendan Paddick Born and raised in Grand Falls, Brendan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from Memorial University. He entered the telecommunications industry in 1986 when he started his career as a door-to-door salesman selling cable TV services in more than 200 rural communities throughout the province. This led to…
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Cobb, Zita | 2018

Zita Cobb Following completion of high school on Fogo Island, Zita pursued a business degree at Carleton University. Progressing in her field, she became the CFO of JDS Fitel, subsequently JDS Uniphase, and contributed to building the company into one of the leaders in high-tech innovation. Zita returned to Fogo Island and in 2006, along…
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Patten, John | 2017

John Patten In 1978, John graduated from university with a Degree in Economics and began work in the family business, Browning Harvey Ltd. He learned the business from its grass roots and in 2005, was appointed President. John also has roles within A. Harvey & Company, Harvey’s Oil, the Patten Family Foundation and Trans-Atlantic Preforms.…
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Parsons, Gloria | 2017

Gloria Parsons In 1972 at the age of 26 and with a grade 11 education, Gloria entered the construction industry in central Newfoundland. Using the $1,000 in her savings, she financed her first three residential housing projects by pre-selling. Gloria turned this venture into a construction company and during its time in operation, the Parsons…
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Antle, Paul | 2017

Paul Antle In the late 1980’s with a master’s degree in engineering and a one dollar bill, Paul Antle started his first business venture in his mom’s basement. At that time, he sold dangerous goods labels and placards while working to establish a business brokering hazardous waste disposal services. From there, Paul became a pioneer…
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Gardiner, Dr. Janet | 2016

Dr. Janet Gardiner Dr. Janet Gardiner was a prominent business and community leader. During her career, Janet worked in the family business, Chester Dawe Ltd., founded in 1941. She was instrumental in growing the company from its origins as one retail location on the Avalon to one of the largest building supply chains in Atlantic Canada…
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Crosbie, Robert S. | 2016

Robert S. Crosbie Rob Crosbie is chairman and CEO of Crosbie Group Limited. He graduated from Memorial University in 1979 with a B. Comm. and received his ICD.D designation in 2010. While the family business dates back to the 1800’s, since 1991, Rob has been instrumental in leading the growth of the company and taking…
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Bulgin, Cyril & Pamela | 2016

Cyril and Pamela Bulgin In 1974, as university students with a small child, Cyril and Pamela Bulgin opened their first clothing store, The Jean Shop, in Twillingate occupying a 200-square-foot space. In 1979, they decided to expand and opened in Gander and Lewisporte and the chain grew across Newfoundland. In 1982, the first Eclipse store…
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Collins, Bernard J. (Tanny) | 2015

J. Bernard (Tanny) Collins It takes a committed leader and entrepreneur to make a family business thrive into its fourth generation.  Bernard J. (Tanny) Collins is such a leader and entrepreneur.  His grandfather, Patrick Francis, founded PF Collins in 1921 as a one-man operation; Tanny’s father, Bernard Sr., developed the business into a small customs…
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Marshall, H. Stanley | 2015

H. Stanley Marshall Stan Marshall, a professional engineer and lawyer, joined Newfoundland Power in 1979 and in 1987, was instrumental in the creation of the utility’s parent company, Fortis Inc. From 1987 to 1995, he was vice-president, corporate affairs with Fortis and in 1995, became president and chief executive officer. He retired as president of…
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Bell, Charles Randolph | 2015

Charles Randolph Bell After studying at Memorial University, Charles Randolph Bell went to work in the family business, Charles R. Bell Ltd., in 1965.  At that time, it was mainly a wholesale distribution business that was started by his father in 1933.  Randy’s primary role in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s was overseeing the…
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Mahoney, W.D. (Bill) | 2014

W.D.(Bill) Mahoney Bill Mahoney is the owner of a group of companies in Newfoundland and Labrador related to the real estate and tourism sectors. He is president/owner of Regal Realty Ltd., a St. John’s- based commercial real estate company, and the Murray Premises Hotel Inc. Bill began his ventures in real estate in 1992 and…
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Edison, Fraser | 2014

Fraser Edison Fraser Edison began his entrepreneurial endeavours in 1982 when he and his partners acquired Concrete Products. That move led to over 25 years of strategic business decisions – many related to non-traditional technology and knowledge-based developments. Concrete Products provided the foundation for the ConPro Group, an entity formulated to facilitate diversification of its interests in oil and gas. Under Fraser’s leadership,…
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Collingwood, Chris | 2014

Chris Collingwood Chris Collingwood is chairman and CEO of Baine Johnston Corporation and president of Cape Harrison Marine Group. Baine Johnston Corporation has roots dating back to 1780 and has evolved from its early operations in the fishing industry to one of the largest privately-owned businesses in the province. Baine Johnston Corporation is active in commercial and industrial real estate and Leon's Furniture…
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Trask, J. Wayne | 2014

J. Wayne Trask Wayne Trask had a successful corporate career, primarily as the Chief Financial Officer of Lundrigan’s-Comstock Group of Companies headquartered in Corner Brook. During his career and until the time of his passing in 2013, Wayne was involved in a number of entrepreneurial pursuits. Wayne was part owner and former chairperson of the board for JJD…
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