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Ottawa Board of Trade CEO Joins Ontario Chamber of Commerce Board

Ottawa Board of Trade CEO Joins Ontario Chamber of Commerce Board
June 24th for Her First Official Board Meeting


For Immediate Release: June 23rd, 2021: Sueling Ching, President and CEO of Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) takes her board seat, for the first time, with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) June 24th.

This event marks an important milestone for Ottawa as the business community rebounds in the wake of vaccination rollouts and rapid antigen testing safety measures. OBoT CEO Ching has been instrumental in advocating for all Ottawa businesses during the pandemic, including as a spokesperson for Ottawa in various OCC councils and committees.  Now that she is joining the OCC as a Board of Director, Ching wilI help shape an organization that is so pivotal to our recovery province-wide.

Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, says, “As the indispensable partner of business, we are delighted to have Sueling join the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors. Sueling brings her over 20 years of experience in business, leadership, and community development roles to the Ontario Chamber’s advocacy. A leader in the Ontario Chamber Network, Sueling not only is committed to innovating and advocating for business at the Ottawa Board of Trade but also has played a crucial role in the consolidation of three local chambers of commerce with the aim of creating a unified, influential voice for businesses in Ottawa.”

In 2016, Ching was named the CEO of the West Ottawa Board of Trade. Subsequent to her hands-on contributions to the historic consolidation of three local chambers of commerce, Ching was announced as CEO of OBoT on March 11, 2020—incidentally the same day the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Ching’s strategic focus shifted literally overnight, from driving post-consolidation objectives to removing barriers for businesses and bolstering a resilient economic recovery.

Says Ching, “Ottawa’s economic growth comes from local business and community leaders advocating at all levels of government in partnership with our colleagues at the Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce. This last year our Chamber network demonstrated the importance of a strong Voice for Business perhaps more than ever. The team at the Ontario Chamber, under the leadership of Rocco Rossi, has provided tactical support for our businesses, timely policy recommendations, and thought leadership on key economic priorities. I am honoured and proud to elevate our involvement by serving the Ontario Chamber Board of Directors, especially as we launch our collective recovery and rebound. Onward!”

Earlier in her career, Ching had already established herself as a community builder, including as the CEO of the YMCA of Brockville and Area, and CEO of the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce.

A strong community advocate, Ching has also been involved in many volunteer and charitable projects over the course of her career including 100 Women Who Care, Make-A-Wish, Rotary International and The Royal Ottawa Foundation.


For More Information: Kimothy Walker – 613.859.3753