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Ottawa Business Leaders Call on Candidates to Support Pro-Growth Agenda

By | September 23, 2022

The Ottawa Board of Trade unites business leaders to call on candidates to #BuildUpOttawa Ottawa, ON – September 23, 2022 – This morning, the Ottawa Board of Trade hosted an All Candidates Meet & Greet to bring business leaders together to share their priorities for the future of Ottawa with municipal election candidates. The event was…


Back to Business: 3 Calls to Action for Ottawa Business Leaders

By | September 20, 2022

Dear OBOT Members,Happy fall! I hope you, your family and your employees are very well and enjoyed your summer. This is my favourite time of year – crisp weather, cozy sweaters and an exciting sense of renewal. I guess the “back to school” spirit never leaves us!I am reaching out today to share the work of…

Upskilling and Reskilling Your Team to Combat the Worker Shortage

By | September 14, 2022

By LRO Staffing   Even before the pandemic, companies in Canada were already having difficulty finding the right talent across numerous industries. While there is some debate as to what exactly has contributed to this shortage, there is no doubt that it continues to be a persistent thorn in the side of many progressive businesses…

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Calling on All Municipal Candidates to #BuildUpOttawa

By | September 14, 2022

The Ottawa Board of Trade is urging residents and business leaders to elect municipal leaders committed to growth and leadership   Ottawa, ON – September 12, 2022 – Today, the Ottawa Board of Trade launched the #BuildUpOttawa initiative; a pro-growth agenda built around making our Nation’s Capital more affordable, inclusive, and sustainable.   Throughout the…

Back to Business: Ottawa Business Events Fall Calendar Marks an Exciting Return to Live Events

By | September 9, 2022

September 9, 2022 – Ottawa, ON – The launch of the Ottawa Business Events Fall Calendar presented by the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) and Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) marks a full return to live business events in the National Capital Region. The upcoming season features a variety of experiences designed to engage, inform, inspire,…

Hiring: Director of Communications

By | August 18, 2022

Position Title: Director of Communications Location: Flexible Remote Work & 150 Elgin Street, 10th Floor, Ottawa, ON Reports To: President and CEO   The Ottawa Board of Trade (the board) is seeking a director of communications, a new role designed to build the brand of the board as the primary advocate on behalf of the…

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Ottawa Board of Trade and Ontario Chamber of Commerce Release their Blueprint to Bolster Ontario’s Prosperity

By | August 10, 2022

Ottawa, ON – August 10, 2022 – The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) and Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) welcomes the return of the Legislature and looks forward to working with Premier Ford, his new cabinet, and all parties to champion the province’s competitiveness, productivity, and growth. To put its members’ concerns’ front and centre…

Nominations Open for Best Ottawa Business Awards

By | August 8, 2022

Ottawa, ON – August 8, 2022 – Nominations open for the Best Ottawa Business Awards as the Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal once again look to honour the city’s top business stars.   The annual Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs) are presented to the region’s leading local companies, highlighting success stories across…

Ottawa Board of Trade Announces New Board of Directors

By | June 24, 2022

Ottawa, ON – June 24, 2022 – Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) hosted its 165th annual general meeting at the Brookstreet Hotel on June 23, 2022. Members of Ottawa’s primary business association gathered to reflect on the achievements of last year, discuss plans for the future, and thank those who have dedicated their expertise, time…

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To Build a Better Ottawa, Candidates Need to Make Priorities Clear

By | May 26, 2022

The Ottawa Board of Trade’s #BuildUpOttawa campaign aims to show where our provincial candidates stand on key priorities   Ottawa, ON – May 26, 2022 – With the recent launch of the #BuildUpOttawa initiative intended to advance growth in Ottawa, the Ottawa Board of Trade is urging provincial candidates to share their priorities for the…