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Ottawa Business Matters hits the airwaves

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…

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

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. …

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Letter

Letter from Ottawa Board of Trade Ottawa – City Budget

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…

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News Release

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

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…

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News Release

COMMUNITY LEADERS LAY GROUNDWORK TO BUILD UP DOWNTOWN OTTAWA

December 4, 2023

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…

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News Release

The Robust Indigenous Economy Makes Economic Reconciliation an Urgent Business Imperative

November 23, 2023

(Ottawa – November 23, 2023) – Taking action on economic reconciliation has tremendous value for Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses alike, enabling opportunities for shared economic…

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Letter

Message from President and CEO

November 20, 2023

Dear Members,Good morning! Happy Monday. I hope you, and your family and your employees are well. Thank you for your ongoing support as members, volunteers,…

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CEO Talk ft. Cyril Leeder Recap

November 9, 2023

The CEO Talk Series, co-hosted with the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ), provides a chance to tap into considerable expertise from world-class business leaders, hear about lessons learned,…

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News Release

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

October 17, 2023

(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…

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News Release

Small Businesses at the Heart of the Innovation Economy

October 16, 2023

(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…

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Statement on Extension of CEBA Repayment

September 15, 2023

(Ottawa – September 13, 2023) – Today the Ottawa Board of Trade’s President and CEO, Sueling Ching released the following statement from regarding the announcement…

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Mayor’s Breakfast September 2023: Fireside chat with Pierre Dorion

September 15, 2023

The Mayor’s Breakfast series, hosted by the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) and Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) brings Ottawa’s business community together to make connections…

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News Release

Unlocking the Potential of Public Procurement in Ontario

September 13, 2023

(Ottawa – September 13, 2023) – The impact of public procurement is far-reaching, influencing economies and societies at large. Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce…

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Letter

Message from the President and CEO – Summer Update

July 28, 2023

Dear Members,Happy summer! I hope you are enjoying all that our beautiful city has to offer in the summer including our beautiful greenspaces and the…

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Letter

Ottawa Board of Trade Joins Industry Associations in Call for CEBA loan Extension

July 24, 2023

The Ottawa Board of Trade joined the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and over 280 industry associations across Canada in sending an open letter addressed to…

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Downtown Ottawa Press Conference: President’s Remarks

July 21, 2023

On June 9, 2023 the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) hosted a press conference where they issued an urgent call to action to all levels…

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Letter

Labour Stability on Canada’s West Coast 

July 6, 2023

The Ottawa Board of Trade, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and stakeholders across the country are advocating for labour stability on Canada’s West Coast in…

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News Release

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

July 5, 2023

Ontario Chamber Brief Highlights Key Recommendations to Meet Ontario’s Current and Future Housing Needs   OTTAWA, July 5, 2023 – Housing affordability has become a…

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Mayor’s Breakfast June 2023: Fireside Chat with the Hon. Caroline Mulroney

July 4, 2023

The Mayor’s Breakfast series, hosted by the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) and Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) brings together Ottawa’s business community to inform and…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Announces 2023-24 Board of Directors

June 13, 2023

On June 12, 2023, the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) was pleased to host our 166th Annual General Meeting and Annual Reception at the breathtaking…

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News Release

Ottawa Board of Trade Statement on Senators Acquisition

June 13, 2023
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(Ottawa, June 13, 2023) – Today, Sueling Ching, President & CEO, Ottawa Board of Trade, released the following statement:   “The Ottawa Board of Trade…

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News Release

Ottawa Board of Trade Issues Urgent Call to Action to Declare Downtown Ottawa a Key Priority

June 9, 2023

Ottawa, June 9, 2023 – Sueling Ching, President and CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) calls upon the Federal Government, the province of…

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Welch Business Growth Survey Launch

June 7, 2023

On June 7th, the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) and Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) hosted the Welch Business Growth Survey (WBGS). The annual business survey…

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Letter

Message from the CEO

June 2, 2023

Dear Members,I hope you, your families and your employees are well and enjoying our warm weather. Thank you for your continued support of the Ottawa…

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Mayor’s Breakfast May 2023: Fireside Chat with Her Excellency Yuliya Kovaliv, Ambassador of Ukraine

May 19, 2023

The Mayor’s Breakfast series, hosted by the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) and Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) brings together Ottawa’s business community to inform and discuss key issues impacting…

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Women, Wine and Wisdom: Being Bold Recap

May 4, 2023

Women, Wine and Wisdom: Being Bold, co-hosted with the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ), brings together women within the Ottawa business community to create connections, take…

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2023 Forty Under 40 Award Recipients Announced

April 27, 2023
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(OTTAWA) – Thursday, April 27 2023 – The Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal are proud to announce the 2023 cohort of…

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Have you heard of #OttawaNEXT?

Launching the #OttawaNEXT portal is the latest in a succession of Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) initiatives designed to remove barriers for local businesses. If you are tired of information overload about COVID-19, economic recovery strategies, and what support is available to you and your business, #OttawaNEXT keeps it simple!