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Ottawa Board of Trade Has Now Supplied 26,000+ Free Individual COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Kits to 265+ Local Businesses in Just the First 12 Business Days

June 14, 2021
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For Immediate Release: June 14th, 2021: As Ottawa completes its first partial reopening weekend, Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) is pleased to announce the incredible uptake by local businesses in helping to make employees and customers safer. 26,025 individual rapid testing kits have been distributed at Invest Ottawa’s Bayview Yards in a program run by…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Reveals Roll-out Plan for Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing Kits Starting May 28th for Ottawa Businesses (Under 150 Employees)

May 25, 2021
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For Immediate Release: May 19th, 2021 – Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) will begin distributing free COVID-19 rapid testing kits starting May 28th at 10:00 a.m. It will all happen at Invest Ottawa’s headquarters at Bayview Yards as part of a province-wide plan to provide an estimated 760,000+ kits to small and medium sized businesses…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Rolling Out Free Rapid Tests to SMEs Across Ottawa: A Game Changer for Businesses

May 7, 2021
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Ontario Chamber Network will be distributing rapid tests to help keep Ontario businesses and communities safe through COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OTTAWA, May 7, 2021 – The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario and Canadian governments, have launched the COVID 19 Rapid…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Hires New Manager, Membership Experience, to Continue Advocating for All Businesses During a Difficult Time

May 5, 2021
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In its on-going efforts to support, promote and advocate for Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) Members, and all businesses during difficult times, OBoT is pleased to announce the appointment of an experienced leader as our new Manager, Membership Experience.  Kassondra Walters is a seasoned and highly effective leader with twenty years of professional experience in business development,…

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Forty Under 40 Recipients Revealed

May 3, 2021
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Monday, May 3, 2021 – Technology sector executives, startup founders, health care entrepreneurs and business leaders from construction, real estate, retail, tourism and communications are among the 40 rising young business stars recognized in the 2021 Forty Under 40 awards. The program is a joint initiative of Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of…

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Letter

Letter to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade : Concerns with the Ontario Small Business Grants

April 29, 2021
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Hon. Victor Fedeli Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade College Park 18th Flr 777 Bay St Toronto ON M7A 1S5 Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction 7th Floor, 56 Wellesley St. W Toronto, ON M7A 2E7   Re: Concerns with the Ontario Small Business Grant   Dear Minister…

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Ottawa NOW – Canadian Chamber and Stats Can Survey on Business Conditions

April 29, 2021
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In a ground-breaking survey by Statistics Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, important details have been revealed about Ottawa-Gatineau’s very unique pandemic business reality and what sets it apart from other Canadian cities.  See the report here – Ottawa Now to NEXT A snapshot on Ottawa-Gatineau businesses in 3 themes: places, people &…

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Innovative Survey Reveals Critical Information About Ottawa Businesses

April 29, 2021
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Innovative Survey Reveals Critical Information About Ottawa Businesses and the Potential Impact on City of Ottawa Decisions Post-COVID    For Immediate Release: April 29th, 2021. In a ground-breaking survey by Statistics Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, important details have been revealed about Ottawa-Gatineau’s very unique pandemic business reality and what sets it apart…

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ONTARIO’S PAID SICK DAY PROGRAM IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

April 28, 2021
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For immediate release  April 28, 2021  Statement    ONTARIO’S PAID SICK DAY PROGRAM IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION  New measures in Ontario address some – but not all – flaws in federal program    (Ottawa – April 28, 2021) – Today, Sueling Ching, President and CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade and Rocco…

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OBoT Celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 24, 2021
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Dear Ottawa Board of Trade Board Members,    We are celebrating National Volunteer Week in Canada. The theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of volunteers working together towards a common purpose. This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends,…

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