About Us

What is FUSION Saint John Inc.?

FUSION is a networking group for the engaged, civic-minded under 40 demographic within the Greater Saint John region that are committed to working toward the betterment of our community.​ FUSION serves as a catalyst for engagement through networking, partnerships, volunteering opportunities and social events.  We are a leader in the movement dedicated to making our community the premier place to work, live and play by:   ​

  • connecting people;
  • providing a voice to the under 40 demographic within our community;
  • encouraging the under 40 demographic to get involved and to work toward the betterment of their community and;
  • helping to instil a sense of pride, belonging and connection to Saint John.

Our Awesome Team

FUSION Saint John is run by volunteer Board of Directors, who are a group of hard-working and dedicated professionals from the uptown Saint John business community. Each Director brings to the table unique and diverse experiences, insights and ideas and shares our vision of making Saint John the premier community to work, live and play!

The board of directors sets the strategic direction to guide and direct the activities of the FUSION organization. The board of directors provides the leadership to ensure that the organization delivers results which reflect the vision, mission, and values of FUSION.

Amy Webber

Amy Webber

Chair

A Saint John native, Amy is an energetic and creative Business Analyst who is passionate about her job, her family and her community!

Eric Savoie

Eric Savoie

Past Chair

A Saint John Original, Eric is an enthusiastic, community-minded management consultant with a passion for community building, youth engagement and economic development. He currently works as a Manager with EY’s Advisory Services practice in Saint John.

John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick

Director Community Relations & Sponsorships

Saint John’er trying to improve my city in anyway that he can. Passions include cooking, Red Sox, NY Jets and Financial Markets.

Philip Sweezey

Philip Sweezey

Director of Campus Relations

Phil is a passionate and motivated educator from Saint John who is constantly working to foster and strengthen connections and communication between schools and surrounding communities.

Joel Reed

Joel Reed

Treasurer

Joel Reed is In-House Counsel for Cook Aquaculture. Previously he was an Associate in the business department of Stewart McKelvey, specializing in corporate and tax law matters.

Erin Caines

Erin Caines

Director Membership & Volunteering
Jess Parsons

Jess Parsons

Director Events & Emerging Ideas
Stephany Peterson

Stephany Peterson

Director of Arts & Culture

Hastily scrawled on a paper placement, or agonized over in the blinking light of the cursor: words are my lifeblood.

Jamie McConell

Jamie McConell

Corporate Secretary

Jamie joined Fusion Saint John’s Board of Directors in 2012. Jamie is a lawyer at Cox & Palmer and currently acts as their corporate secretary. Along with his wife and daughter, Jamie is happy to call Saint John home after returning to the city in 2010.

Ross Horgan

Ross Horgan

Director of Ambassadors

Ross is a maintainer at NB Power Nuclear, working with safety systems and digital control computers. He routinely hosts travellers through couchsurfuring.org showing them Saint John from the point of view of local. New Brunswick is his home, but travelling the world is his passion.

Laura Noseworthy

Laura Noseworthy

Director of Marketing and Communications

Laura is currently working at Revolution Strategy and as a Researcher (Casting) at Talons of Venice. Previously she worked for Canada Marketing and Advertising, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Government of New Brunswick, and The Belton Group Education.

Amy Webber

Amy Webber

Chair

A Saint John native, Amy is an energetic and creative Business Analyst who is passionate about her job, her family and her community!

Eric Savoie

Eric Savoie

Past Chair

A Saint John Original, Eric is an enthusiastic, community-minded management consultant with a passion for community building, youth engagement and economic development. He currently works as a Manager with EY’s Advisory Services practice in Saint John.

John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick

Director Community Relations & Sponsorships

Saint John’er trying to improve my city in anyway that he can. Passions include cooking, Red Sox, NY Jets and Financial Markets.

Philip Sweezey

Philip Sweezey

Director of Campus Relations

Phil is a passionate and motivated educator from Saint John who is constantly working to foster and strengthen connections and communication between schools and surrounding communities.

Joel Reed

Joel Reed

Treasurer

Joel Reed is In-House Counsel for Cook Aquaculture. Previously he was an Associate in the business department of Stewart McKelvey, specializing in corporate and tax law matters.

Erin Caines

Erin Caines

Director Membership & Volunteering
Jess Parsons

Jess Parsons

Director Events & Emerging Ideas
Stephany Peterson

Stephany Peterson

Director of Arts & Culture

Hastily scrawled on a paper placement, or agonized over in the blinking light of the cursor: words are my lifeblood.

Jamie McConell

Jamie McConell

Corporate Secretary

Jamie joined Fusion Saint John’s Board of Directors in 2012. Jamie is a lawyer at Cox & Palmer and currently acts as their corporate secretary. Along with his wife and daughter, Jamie is happy to call Saint John home after returning to the city in 2010.

Ross Horgan

Ross Horgan

Director of Ambassadors

Ross is a maintainer at NB Power Nuclear, working with safety systems and digital control computers. He routinely hosts travellers through couchsurfuring.org showing them Saint John from the point of view of local. New Brunswick is his home, but travelling the world is his passion.

Laura Noseworthy

Laura Noseworthy

Director of Marketing and Communications

Laura is currently working at Revolution Strategy and as a Researcher (Casting) at Talons of Venice. Previously she worked for Canada Marketing and Advertising, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Government of New Brunswick, and The Belton Group Education.

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What you can look forward to at this years Faces of FUSION awards

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Last week we announced our finalists (you will hear more from them soon, we promise), but our night of top-notch talent doesn't stop there. We're excited to bring Chris Kirby & the Marquee to our Faces of FUSION gala. These guys hail from another port city, St. John's, NFLD, and they are no strangers to NB - they've played the

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Art Battle Teams up with FUSION Saint John!

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Art Battle teams up with Fusion Saint John for our upcoming 2015 Faces of Fusion Achievement Awards Friday, February 6th. Register to become a participating artist - www.artbattle.ca/register, or get your tickets to enjoy the festivities, including awards ceremony, live music & painting, and after-party all included! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/faces-of-fusion-tickets-1493100… Massive appreciation to The East for coordinating the Battle!

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2015 Faces of FUSION Finalists Announced!

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The finalists are as follows: Arts & Culture: • Julia Wright (Journalist, Author and Editor of Hard Times in the Maritimes) • Tomato/Tomato, featuring John and Lisa McLaggan (Musicians) • Kate Wallace (Executive Director of ArtsLinkNB) Community Building: • Jody Kliffer (Urban Planner, City of Saint John and Organizer of Queen’s Square Sunday Farmers’ Market) • Adam McKim (Executive Director

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Events

FOUR KEY EVENTS:

Party with a Purpose: Each was unique, with its own theme and that is what dictated where it was held. While some were in bars, others were in non-traditional spaces. For instance a Party with a Purpose could be tied to a beach clean-up.

Faces of Fusion: A fun night out, held the first two years at the Union Club. Tickets were around $20/$25 and the only stipulation was you couldn’t sit with someone you knew. It was about people getting out and meeting new faces.

Canada Day Countdown: Now an established, annual event hosted by Market Square, it began as a Fusion event. Before that Canada Day was boring in Saint John – a weird flea market on King’s Square (still there) and fireworks at night. Fusion got sponsors, booked indie bands and turned it into a party – starting the night before. It created an event destination in Saint John and built pride.

Harvesting the Arts Festival: A showcase for young artists that draws people into King’s Square and the Uptown on the weekend.

…providing a voice to young professionals within our community 

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FUSION SAINT JOHN IS A VOICE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WHO WANT TO CONNECT AND TAKE ACTION ON WHAT MATTERS:

- SOCIAL ISSUES, ARTS & CULTURE, BUSINESS, OR WHATEVER GETS YOU UP IN THE MORNING!

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