Minister Hussen, MP Samson tour Fall River business

Jack Ross (middle), owner of The Synergy Effect in Fall River, explains to federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen (right) and Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook MP Darrell Samson about some of the brands the business has under its fold. (Healey photo)

FALL RIVER: Tucked along Highway 2 in the brick building next to The Turtleback Tap & Grill is a business with world-renowned brands that generate millions, and one that has had employees benefit from Canada’s immigration system.

The Synergy Effect has close to 40 employees, with more than a handful of them having come from abroad to work and live in the Halifax area. They were able to come here through the benefits of Immigration Canada and it’s wide range of programs.Jack Ross is the owner of the business, which powers hit brands such as Flat Tummy; Sneaky Vaunt; Hand MD; Per-fekt;Cocowhite; Focus Factor – Nutrition for the Brain; and Neuragen Topical Oil.

On March 2, Ross and an employee at the business welcomed Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook MP Darrell Samson and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen in for a short discussion and tour of the two buildings the company utilizes to run it’s operation. The business is just four-years-old.

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and MP Darrell Samson share a laugh as they speak with The Synergy Effect owner Jack Ross on March 2 at the Fall River business. (Healey photo)

Hussen spoke of having a business like The Synergy Effect succeeding.

“You can see how immigration is working for businesses in Atlantic Canada,” he said. “We’re very proud of that fact.

“Immigration continues to fuel the economy here, and the Atlantic Immigration Program is one more tool in the tool box to enable companies like this to grow.”

The Synergy Effect uses other immigration programs, but they were told by Hussen that it was also an option for them.

Samson said it was great to have the Minister come to visit a local business.

“It was nice that Minister Hussen made time to meet with the owner of this business and to find out a bit more on what they do,” said Samson.