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Welcome 2021

By sching_sueling.ching | January 1, 2021

Dear Members, Happy New Year. May we all enjoy a healthy and prosperous 2021, armed with many lessons learned and the knowledge that creativity, collaboration and communication are the foundation for our collective success. It has been my honour to serve our business community as the President & CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade.…

That’s a Wrap

By sching_sueling.ching | January 1, 2021

Thank you to Sam Laprade and City News for the opportunity to speak to our community about business, the year in review and the Board of Trade. We value your contributions to our community. Listen to interview with Sam and Sueling here.

A Message from the Chair of the Board

By sching_sueling.ching | December 12, 2020

In the year of a pandemic, a tragic year for so many, I recently read that Collins Dictionary unveiled its word of the year: “LOCKDOWN” explaining that “it encapsulates the shared experience of billions of people who have had to restrict their daily lives in order to contain the Coronavirus.”  Others have chosen a different…

Catherine Priestman – Testimonial

By lplamondon_leanne.plamondon@ottawabot.ca | October 26, 2020

I am so thankful for the Ottawa Board of Trade – a voice for business in the city. Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 situation has had a major impact on your organization as well, and yet, you continue to support, inform, and be a champion for businesses in the area. I was so pleased to renew our…

Margo Crawford – Testimonial

By lplamondon_leanne.plamondon@ottawabot.ca | October 21, 2020

My name is Margo Crawford and I am the founder and CEO of the Business Sherpa Group.  Our group of consultants and employees have been supporting SMEs in establishing their HR and finance function as well as working with leaders and owners on strategic activities for the past 13 years.  In that time we have…

Karen Brownrigg – Testimonial

By lplamondon_leanne.plamondon@ottawabot.ca | October 19, 2020

The Ottawa Board of Trade and its vast community of business owners are an integral part of the success of my business.  Whether you are a sole proprietor, local business owner or a global entrepreneur considering operating out of Canada’s Capital, this is the best networking community to be a part of.  The Board’s Economic…

Testimonial – Jerome Pulcine

By lplamondon_leanne.plamondon@ottawabot.ca | October 13, 2020

My name is Jerome Pulcine, Owner & CEO of CPI Interiors. My business is doing well, however we are always looking to improve our systems and increase our sales.  The Ottawa Board of Trade has been a great source to help both things to happen. Great networking opportunities will lead to more clients. Great exposure…

A Note of Thanks to our Members

By sching_sueling.ching | October 9, 2020

Dear Members, Happy Thanksgiving!  I wish for you, your family and our community, health and prosperity. This holiday will be different than usual. I commend you for your resilience and thank you for your dedication to our community. The staff and volunteer team at the Ottawa Board of Trade remain steadfast in our commitment to you.…

Testimonial by Kevin Ford of Calian

By lplamondon_leanne.plamondon@ottawabot.ca | October 6, 2020

Hi there! My name is Kevin Ford , President and CEO of Calian Group.  As an Ottawa based business with global operations,  I wanted to ensure Calian was connected to the Ottawa Business community  to help strengthen our network and ability to interact with like businesses in the area. The Ottawa Board of Trade, through…

Discovering True Leadership

By lladd_lynn.ladd@ottawabot.ca | September 28, 2020

It was early in my career when I discovered the world of community development, non-profit organizations and volunteerism. I did a work placement at an agency that helped people get jobs, counselled those who needed debt management and created student volunteer projects. I fell in love with mission based work. The idea of earning your…

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