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

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

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COMMUNITY LEADERS LAY GROUNDWORK TO BUILD UP DOWNTOWN OTTAWA

COMMUNITY LEADERS LAY GROUNDWORK TO BUILD UP DOWNTOWN OTTAWA Ottawa, ON – There is an immediate need to transform Downtown Ottawa into a diverse, resilient, and vibrant urban center. The Ottawa Board of Trade’s Downtown Summit held on November 23, 2023, brought key stakeholders together to refine their united goal – and all agree, the…

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The Robust Indigenous Economy Makes Economic Reconciliation an Urgent Business Imperative

The Robust Indigenous Economy Makes Economic Reconciliation an Urgent Business Imperative (Ottawa – November 23, 2023) – Taking action on economic reconciliation has tremendous value for Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses alike, enabling opportunities for shared economic prosperity and long-term business success. Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and…

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Small and Medium-Size Businesses Face Outsized Challenges Due to Mental Health “Echo Pandemic”

Small and Medium-Size Businesses Face Outsized Challenges Due to Mental Health “Echo Pandemic” (Ottawa – October 17, 2023) – Ontario’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing the negative effects of declining employee and community mental health as a result of what experts are calling the mental health “echo pandemic.” Today, the Ontario Chamber of…

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Small Businesses at the Heart of the Innovation Economy

Small Businesses at the Heart of the Innovation Economy (Ottawa – October 16, 2023) – Small businesses have always been the backbone of Ontario’s economy, a driving force behind innovation and economic growth in the province. These resilient enterprises generate new ideas, create jobs and foster community resilience. This year, the theme of the Ottawa Board…

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Unlocking the Potential of Public Procurement in Ontario

Unlocking the Potential of Public Procurement in Ontario (Ottawa – September 13, 2023) – The impact of public procurement is far-reaching, influencing economies and societies at large. Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released Power of the Purchase Order: Modernizing Public Sector Procurement in Ontario. The report, curated in response to ongoing consultations with…

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Addressing Ontario’s Housing Affordability Crisis Requires All Hands on Deck

Addressing Ontario’s Housing Affordability Crisis Requires All Hands on Deck Ontario Chamber Brief Highlights Key Recommendations to Meet Ontario’s Current and Future Housing Needs   OTTAWA, July 5, 2023 — Housing affordability has become a pressing issue impacting communities of all sizes across Ontario. High housing costs are limiting the buying power of households, impacting…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Statement on Senators Acquisition

Ottawa Board of Trade Statement on Senators Acquisition (Ottawa, June 13, 2023) – Today, Sueling Ching, President & CEO, Ottawa Board of Trade, released the following statement:   “The Ottawa Board of Trade wishes to congratulate Michael Andlauer and his associates on the purchase of the Ottawa Senators. This is exciting news for our region,…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Declares Support for the Senators Move to LeBreton

Ottawa Board of Trade Declares Support for the Senators Move to LeBreton (Ottawa, November 15, 2022) – Today, Sueling Ching, President & CEO, Ottawa Board of Trade, released the following statement:   “The Ottawa Board of Trade thanks the NHL for its commitment to keep the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa and calls on business and…

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