May/June 2019

Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2019 Top 50 CEOs

The 2019 Top 50 CEOs share their career highlights and lessons learned

King of the supply chain

“Faster than Amazon” e-commerce delivery platform earns franchise owner the title of CBC Innovator of the Year

The numbers speak for themselves

Find the salaries, charitable donations and guilty pleasures of 2019’s Top 50 in our statistical analysis

Meet the judges

Adjudicators for Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO awards are five-time award winners and Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame inductees. Thank you to the following for generously volunteering to select this year’s honourees.

From one business to another

Tidings of thanks to 21 years of B2B support

Executive education

Professional development programs and organization memberships can really fast track your career. But how to decide which one is right for you? In this feature, we examine six popular Top 50 CEO career advancement tools. You can’t go wrong if you follow the leaders Institute for Corporate Directors The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is […]

Call of the wild

Find out what animals best represent common leadership styles found in the wild world of business

Where are they now? Some kind of bountiful

Seven years after his retirement as CEO of Sobeys Inc., Bill McEwan reminisces about his cornucopian career and anticipates the horns of plenty yet to come

The expansion pack

Pass go—collect all the dollars. So far, 2019 has been a year of expansions for many Atlantic-based businesses that are spreading their wings (and their manufacturing) across the country and around the world.

Taxing issues

What really drives urban business activity? Is it lower taxation? Increased population? Or something else? Intriguing questions—we don’t have the answers, just the following food for thought.

Has downtown lost its groove?

When Petula Clarke recorded her 1964 homage to everything downtown, it really was the heart of the city. Would she be singing the same tune today? The following summarizes rental and vacancy rates in Atlantic Canada cities with populations of 50K+, as well as P.E.I.’s capital. Source: Numbers are an agglomeration of real estate surveys […]

After Hours: No. 4 Restaurant & Bar

All work and no play make for a dull c-suite—our roundup of food, culture and travel news

Let’s Do Launch: Natasha Dhayagude

CEO and co-founder of Chinova Bioworks, a biotech company making a mushroom-based natural preservative for food, drinks and cosmetics Hometown: Fredericton, N.B. (Dhayagude immigrated from Mumbai at the age of 10) Alma mater: University of New Brunswick (BSC major in biochemistry) Favourite food: “Butter chicken—I’m Indian.” Headquarters: Fredericton Founded: 2016 Employees: 14 What does Chinova […]

A little tongue in cheek

GATHER ‘ROUND CHILDREN while I tell you about the birds and the bees. It’s time you learned where Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs come from. Now this may come as a shock… they aren’t ours. At least, not in the traditional sense. The seed is planted, if you will, by our readers. We set […]

How to be a superhero

ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, Marvel Studios opened its first ever female-led movie: Captain Marvel. Played by Oscar-winning actress Brie Larsen, Captain Marvel tells the story of Carol Danvers, a pilot who goes on to become the most powerful Avenger—more potent than The Hulk, Thor, the Black Panther and Captain America. But as terrific as the […]

Game misconduct

Tonight’s Halifax Mooseheads’ game—a late-March contest in the first round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs—is a sellout. Third in a row? Fourth? Who’s counting? We should. Start with this: a playoff sellout at Halifax’s Scotiabank Centre puts 10,595 bums in seats at close to $20 a bum. Do the math. That’s north […]

Devils’ Advocate: Why can’t we handle the truth?

As I write this piece, the fate of Brexit is still in doubt. The current Prime Minister feels compelled to drag her country out of the European Union because of a referendum vote which produced a narrow victory for the “leavers”. The economic consequences of Britain making this move range from being just bad to […]

Innovation thrives here

New Brunswick has traditionally been known as a place rich in natural resources and scenic beauty. While the resource-development sector remains integral to the province’s economy, the global shift towards a knowledge-based marketplace has created the opportunity for new kinds of growth.