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Call for Government Action on Airport Security Bottlenecks

By | May 11, 2022

May 11,2022   To Our Elected Officials, As organizations representing thousands of businesses across Canada’s major cities, we are writing to you regarding heightened challenges at our airports that pose a clear threat to still-vulnerable economic recovery in our cities. We are pleased that the government has recently lifted travel restrictions, making it easier for…

Forty Under 40 Recipients Revealed

By | April 28, 2022

(OTTAWA) – Thursday, April 28, 2022 – The 2022 Forty Under 40 award recipients are among the top young business leaders whose innovation, dedication, and community involvement provide hope for the National Capital’s post-pandemic economic recovery.   Recognized as one of the most distinguished business awards for young business leaders, the joint initiative by the…

Call for Nominations for Board of Directors and Committees

By | April 12, 2022

The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) is looking for business leaders who want to make a difference in our region by advocating for policies, priorities and programs that foster a competitive business environment and help Ottawa businesses grow. OBoT is a member driven, impact focused, non-profit and non-partisan business association serving as the primary voice for…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Launches Workforce Confidence Initiative

By | March 23, 2022

Ottawa, ON – Mar. 22, 2022 – The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) is excited to announce the Workforce Confidence Initiative in partnership with Ottawa Tourism.  The Workforce Confidence Initiative is a comprehensive strategy to restore employee confidence in the hardest hit sectors in the National Capital Region, such as the hospitality and tourism industry,…

By | March 4, 2022

Available Workshops   Building a Resilient and Committed Workforce On April 21, 2022 a two part workshop focused on building a resilient and committed workforce was offerred.  Watch the recording and download the workshop resources to watch at your convenience! Hosted by Andrea Greenhous Part 1: 30 minutes ● Understand human motivation and what matters…


Open Letter to Ottawa re: Our Future

By | February 17, 2022

February 17, 2022   To Our Elected Officials, Our community members are fatigued, fearful and frustrated. After two years of restrictions, stress and uncertainty, the last three weeks of demonstrations and blockades have further threatened the economic, mental, and physical wellbeing of our citizens. We are in crisis. You have sworn to govern with equality…

Hiring: Coordinator Member Services

By | February 14, 2022

Position Title: Coordinator Member Services Location: Flexible Remote Work & 150 Elgin Street, 10th Floor, Ottawa, ON Reports To: Director, Membership Experience   About Us: The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) is the key business association and official government liaison serving our business community. We are non-profit and non-partisan; independently funded and driven by the…


Immediate Support for Ottawa Businesses Impacted by Demonstrations

By | February 8, 2022

February 8, 2022 Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Government of Canada Doug Ford, Premier, Government of Ontario Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa   Dear Leaders, Immediate Support for Ottawa Businesses Impacted by Demonstrations The Ottawa Board of Trade is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan association. We are the voice of business and key advocate for economic…

Ottawa Board of Trade Calls for Peaceful End to Demonstrations in Downtown Ottawa

By | February 1, 2022

(Ottawa, February 1, 2022) – Today, Sueling Ching, President & CEO, Ottawa Board of Trade, released the following statement:    “The Ottawa Board of Trade is calling on the Government of Canada, the City of Ottawa and demonstrators occupying downtown Ottawa to immediately find a peaceful resolution; end the demonstrations and free the businesses, employees…

Forty Under 40 Awards Celebrates its 25th year

By | January 18, 2022

Ottawa (Jan. 18, 2022): Nominations are open to determine the 25th group of Forty Under 40 recipients. Local business leaders who demonstrate remarkable business accomplishments, expertise and community involvement are welcome to apply at Nominations can be submitted until late March. Recipients will be named in April and celebrated at the 25th celebration in…