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Ottawa Board of Trade Releases Mental Health Playbook for Employers

October 8, 2021

NEW MENTAL HEALTH PLAYBOOK IMPORTANT HOLIDAY WEEKEND READING FOR EMPLOYERS NEEDING REAL HELP WITH MENTAL WELLNESS TOOLS IN THE WORKPLACE   PLAYBOOK TACKLES ACTION GAP…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Expanding Strategy to Help Protect Businesses from COVID-19 Fourth Wave

September 14, 2021

Ottawa Board of Trade Expanding Strategy to Help Protect Businesses from COVID-19 Fourth Wave New Antigen Rapid Testing Kit Distribution Sites Added For Immediate Release:…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Survey Reveals Local Priorities for the Federal Election 2021

September 13, 2021

Ottawa Board of Trade Survey Reveals Local Priorities for the Federal Election 2021 For Immediate Release: September 13th, 2021: In collaboration with Leger and the Canadian…

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2021 Federal Election Survey Report

September 13, 2021

2021 Federal Election Survey Report In collaboration with Leger and the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC), a coalition of CEOs from nine of Canada’s largest…

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Ottawa Board of Trade and Mayor Jim Watson, Together with Business Leaders, Announce New Program for Businesses to Show Commitment to Employees and Customers in Fight Against COVID-19

August 11, 2021

 “I Promise!” August 11, 2021: Ottawa – As a direct result of member feedback, together with the City of Ottawa, the Ottawa Board of Trade…

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Summary of Measures: Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen

July 15, 2021

Ontario enters Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen on July 16, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The three-step plan to safely reopen the province and lift…

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Ottawa Business Leaders Urge Federal Government to Share a Comprehensive Re-opening Plan Before Calling the Next Election

July 8, 2021

Ottawa industry leaders call on federal government to release comprehensive re-opening plan to save local businesses. OTTAWA, July 8, 2021 – Together with the Canadian…

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Ottawa Board of Trade CEO Joins Ontario Chamber of Commerce Board

June 23, 2021

Ottawa Board of Trade CEO Joins Ontario Chamber of Commerce Board June 24th for Her First Official Board Meeting   For Immediate Release: June 23rd,…

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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

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…

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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

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…

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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

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,…

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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

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…

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Forty Under 40 Recipients Revealed

May 3, 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021 – Technology sector executives, startup founders, health care entrepreneurs and business leaders from construction, real estate, retail, tourism and communications are…

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

April 29, 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…

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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

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…

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Innovative Survey Reveals Critical Information About Ottawa Businesses

April 29, 2021

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…

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

April 28, 2021

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…

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OBoT Celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 24, 2021

Dear Ottawa Board of Trade Board Members,    We are celebrating National Volunteer Week in Canada. The theme for 2021, The Value of One, The…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Adds Two Influential Women to Growing List of Leaders Who Have Volunteered for More Than a Year for Small Business

April 19, 2021

For Immediate Release: On March 24th, Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) welcomes Lise Sarazin, Executive Director of Le Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale…

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Canada’s Budget 2021 : Ottawa Board of Trade Welcomes Supports for Business, Communities, and Inclusive Growth and Cautions on Debt and Deficits

April 19, 2021

Canada’s Budget 2021 Delivers Historic Support Against Uncertain Backdrop  Ottawa Board of Trade Welcomes Supports for Business,   Communities, and Inclusive Growth and Cautions on Debt…

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Ottawa Board of Trade: Further Supports Needed for Ontario Workers and Business Anxiety at an all time high

April 16, 2021

For immediate release  April 16, 2021  Statement  Ottawa Board of Trade: Further Supports Needed for Ontario Workers and Business Anxiety at an all time high…

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Letter

COVID-19 Support for Business

April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021 The Honourable Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1A2   Dear Premier Ford, We are reaching out today…

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Ontario Chamber & Ottawa Board of Trade Call for Accelerated Vaccine Roll-out with Prioritization of Essential Workers to Expedite Safe Reopening of Ontario’s Economy

April 7, 2021

For immediate release  April 7, 2021  Statement   (Toronto – April 7, 2021) – Today, Sueling Ching, President and CEO of the Ottawa Board of…

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Request for province-wide stay-at-home order and strengthened public health measures

April 4, 2021

April 4, 2021 Dr. David Williams Chief Medical Officer of Health 21st Floor, 393 University Ave. Toronto, ON M5G 2M2   Dear Dr. Williams, Given…

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Mayor Watson unveils package of measures to help small businesses and special events rebound after the pandemic

March 26, 2021

News Release For immediate release March 26, 2021 OTTAWA – Mayor Jim Watson announced today a series of measures that will help small businesses and…

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Letter

Reform of COVID-19 Operating Restrictions Framework: A Responsible Business Protocol

March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021  The Honourable Doug Ford  Premier of Ontario  Queen’s Park,   Toronto, Ontario,   M7A 1A2   Dear Premier Ford,  We appreciate the responsiveness of your…

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Appel aux changements

March 18, 2021

Ottawa Board of Trade Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale Communiqué de presse Pour diffusion immédiate Ottawa…

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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!