Friday May 12, 2023, Yarmouth, NS – At a red-carpet awards event last night, Doug Jones, the CEO and Founder of IGNITE Atlantic was named one of the 50 Top CEOs in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine. This prestigious recognition celebrates corporate leadership excellence and highlights individuals who have made remarkable contributions to their business, industry, and community.

Established in 1999, Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO awards have grown to become Atlantic Canada’s premier celebration of outstanding corporate leadership. The winners are known for their exceptional ability to foster business growth, drive industry advancements, and give back to their communities. This recognition underscores Jones’ dedication to igniting positive change in rural communities.

Jones expressed his gratitude, stating, “It’s amazing to be part of Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO group. I am honored and humbled to receive this prestigious recognition. I extend my heartfelt thanks to my dedicated team and the extensive network at IGNITE for their unwavering support in building such a remarkable organization.”

About IGNITE Atlantic

Ignite Atlantic is a rural innovation hub dedicated to creating a culture of innovation and driving positive change in rural communities. By fostering collaborations among diverse stakeholders, Ignite aims to find solutions, create opportunities, and address pressing challenges faced by rural areas. We serve as a valuable resource for innovative businesses throughout rural Nova Scotia.

Ignite’s goal is to become the primary resource for innovative businesses across rural Nova Scotia. Through its collaborative efforts with partner organizations, we host a wide range of events, programs, and projects aimed at equipping aspiring entrepreneurs with the fundamentals of starting and growing their businesses. IGNITE also provides guidance on leveraging technology and accessing valuable resources for business transitions.

For more information about IGNITE Atlantic and its initiatives, please visit our About page.