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Message from OBOT CEO re: Downtown Ottawa

By | May 24, 2024

 On May 22, 2024 the Ottawa Board of Trade released A Living Capital: Downtown Ottawa Action Agenda, prepared by the Canadian Urban Institute.   On behalf of the OBOT board and our economic partners, I am excited to share that after several months of analysis, consultation and research has culminated in the launch of our…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Unveils Transformative Action Plan for Downtown Ottawa

By | May 22, 2024

Ottawa – May 22nd, 2024, – Today, the Ottawa Board of Trade, in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Institute is thrilled to announce a landmark initiative that promises to revolutionize downtown Ottawa and the region.   The Downtown Ottawa Action Agenda aims to reimagine and rejuvenate Downtown Ottawa, making it more diverse, resilient, and vibrant…

Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal Celebrating Young Leaders in the National Capital Region

By | May 1, 2024

(OTTAWA) – Wednesday, May 1, 2024 – The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) and the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) are proud to announce the 2024 cohort of Forty Under 40 award recipients. Recognized as one of the most distinguished business awards, the Forty Under 40 celebrates the region’s rising young business stars.   This year’s…


Federal Budget Submission 2024

By | April 5, 2024

February 9, 2024   Minister Freeland Government of Canada Via Email Dear Minister Freeland,   Federal Budget 2024   Thank you for the opportunity to submit priorities for the upcoming budget, a key tool to ensure Canada is competitive and able to provide the services Canadians deserve today and in the future.   The Ottawa…

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Chamber: Productivity Must Be Front and Centre in Ontario’s 2024 Budget

By | March 14, 2024

Ottawa Board of Trade and Ontario Chamber Releases 2024 Provincial Budget Recommendations   (Ottawa – March 14, 2024) – Ontario’s economic prosperity is threatened by inflation, infrastructure backlogs, regulatory barriers, skills gaps, and fears of a slowing economy. To address these challenges, the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) and Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) 2024 Provincial Budget…

Celebrating International Women’s Day

By | March 8, 2024

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) recognizes the remarkable contributions of women in our community, particularly through their entrepreneurial endeavours.    International Women’s Day is a time-honored tradition that traces its roots back to the early 20th century, a period marked by significant social and political…

Ottawa Business Matters hits the airwaves

By | February 9, 2024

(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…

Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal to celebrate rising business leaders in Canada’s Capital Region

By | January 9, 2024

(Ottawa – Jan. 9, 2023) – Nominations are now open to determine the 27th cohort of Forty Under 40 recipients in the national capital region.    The Forty Under 40 awards are organized by the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) and Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) in partnership with the University of Ottawa Telfer School of…


Letter from Ottawa Board of Trade Ottawa – City Budget

By | December 7, 2023

December 5, 2023 Mayor Sutcliffe, City of Ottawa City of Ottawa Council Members City Hall, City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1   Mayor Sutcliffe and City of Ottawa Councillors, Re: Ottawa City Budget 2024   I am writing on behalf of the Ottawa Board of Trade regarding the city budget,…

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Driving Change: Tackling the Shift to Low-carbon Fleets in Ontario

By | December 7, 2023

(Ottawa- December 7, 2023) – Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario. While there is a growing shift toward electric and hybrid passenger vehicles, businesses face unique challenges when it comes to transitioning their medium- and heavy-duty fleets. In an era where environmental sustainability intersects increasingly with business viability, the Ontario…