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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.

The 2015 Faces of Fusion Finalists

 

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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.

John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick

Chair

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

Amy Webber

Amy Webber

Past Chair

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

Joel Reed

Joel Reed

Vice Chair - Sponsor Relations

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

Jess Parsons

Jess Parsons

Vice Chair - Membership Engagement
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.

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.

Lacey Nicholson

Lacey Nicholson

Treasurer
Andrew Finlay

Andrew Finlay

Director of IT
Michael Watkins

Michael Watkins

Director Events
Jane Bardsley

Jane Bardsley

Director of Marketing & Communications
Jay Phinney

Jay Phinney

Corporate Secretary
John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick

Chair

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

Amy Webber

Amy Webber

Past Chair

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

Joel Reed

Joel Reed

Vice Chair - Sponsor Relations

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

Jess Parsons

Jess Parsons

Vice Chair - Membership Engagement
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.

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.

Lacey Nicholson

Lacey Nicholson

Treasurer
Andrew Finlay

Andrew Finlay

Director of IT
Michael Watkins

Michael Watkins

Director Events
Jane Bardsley

Jane Bardsley

Director of Marketing & Communications
Jay Phinney

Jay Phinney

Corporate Secretary

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Faces of Fusion 2016 Nomination Forms!

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ach year, FUSION holds an annual networking event, Faces of FUSION. In past years we explored various topics and themes, but beginning in 2013 we shifted the focus of the event to celebrate the achievements of inspirational individuals and groups in the greater Saint John region and held the first ever Faces of Fusion Awards. As the voice of a

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Brent’s Easter egg for the world

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Stephany Peterson, Arts+Culture Director, penned an article about musical icon Brent Mason earlier this year. Brent is now one of several Saint John artists nominated for a Music NB award, along with our special friends Tomato/Tomato, Saint John String Quartet, and Chuck Teed - to name a few! Cast your vote at www.musicnb.org. Moved By The Spirit - Easter 2015

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Harvesting the Arts 2015 Schedule

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Want to register last minute as a vendor? Based upon availability, we can take walk-up registrations to register day of on-site by paying $10 cash for space, and $20 cash for table, at FUSION Headquarters. All products must be original, handcrafted items, and setup must be complete by 8:45 am and be open until 5 pm. Schedule: 9:00 am

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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.

FUSION Golf Tournament: FUSION is adding another event to its calendar for 2015: the 1st Annual “Original City Open”, a revival of The Young Professionals Golf Tournament that was hosted some years ago by the former Saint John Board of Trade.

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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