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Ottawa Business Matters hits the airwaves

(Ottawa – February 9, 2024) - The Ottawa Board of Trade, in partnership with Rogers tv Ottawa, will launch a new 60-minute weekly show featuring entrepreneurs and executives, elected officials and economic partners on Sunday, February 11 at 9pm.


The show, Ottawa Business Matters, hosted by award-winning broadcaster Sam Laprade, will inform, inspire, and influence viewers about the importance of business in the city.


The first episode will feature:


  • Sueling Ching, President and CEO, Ottawa Board of Trade
  • Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, City of Ottawa
  • Hugh Gorman, CEO, Colonnade BridgePort
  • Sarah Chown, Managing Partner, Metropolitan Brasserie


Encore airtimes for Ottawa Business Matters are Mondays at 11am, Wednesdays at 11am and Saturdays at 7pm.  The show can be located here following the first air date


“The Ottawa business community is vibrant, creative, and innovative. We wanted to launch an engaging program to share about the people, places and priorities that drive our local economy and that are shaping our future,” says Sueling Ching, President and CEO, Ottawa Board of Trade. “We are thrilled to unveil the authentic side of business in Ottawa.”


Ottawa Business Matters will also be available on podcast streaming platforms every Monday giving Ottawa residents an opportunity to listen to the audio while they are on the go around the city.




About the Ottawa Board of Trade:


The Ottawa Board of Trade is the voice of business in Ottawa. We advocate for collaborative and sustainable community prosperity, and build support for local businesses as they launch, pivot, or grow. We are champions of the city of Ottawa as the best place to live, work and invest. For information, visit