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Ottawa Board of Trade Announces New Board of Directors

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,…

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News Release

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

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…

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Letter

Call for Government Action on Airport Security Bottlenecks

May 11, 2022

May 11,2022   To Our Elected Officials, As organizations representing thousands of businesses across Canada’s major cities, we are writing to you regarding heightened challenges…

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Forty Under 40 Recipients Revealed

April 28, 2022

(OTTAWA) – Thursday, April 28, 2022 – The 2022 Forty Under 40 award recipients are among the top young business leaders whose innovation, dedication, and…

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Call for Nominations for Board of Directors and Committees

April 12, 2022

The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) is looking for business leaders who want to make a difference in our region by advocating for policies, priorities…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Launches Workforce Confidence Initiative

March 23, 2022

Ottawa, ON – Mar. 22, 2022 – The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) is excited to announce the Workforce Confidence Initiative in partnership with Ottawa…

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Letter

Open Letter to Ottawa re: Our Future

February 17, 2022

February 17, 2022   To Our Elected Officials, Our community members are fatigued, fearful and frustrated. After two years of restrictions, stress and uncertainty, the…

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Hiring: Coordinator Member Services

February 14, 2022

Position Title: Coordinator Member Services Location: Flexible Remote Work & 150 Elgin Street, 10th Floor, Ottawa, ON Reports To: Director, Membership Experience   About Us:…

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Letter

Immediate Support for Ottawa Businesses Impacted by Demonstrations

February 8, 2022

February 8, 2022 Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Government of Canada Doug Ford, Premier, Government of Ontario Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa   Dear Leaders,…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Calls for Peaceful End to Demonstrations in Downtown Ottawa

February 1, 2022

(Ottawa, February 1, 2022) – Today, Sueling Ching, President & CEO, Ottawa Board of Trade, released the following statement:    “The Ottawa Board of Trade…

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Forty Under 40 Awards Celebrates its 25th year

January 18, 2022

Ottawa (Jan. 18, 2022): Nominations are open to determine the 25th group of Forty Under 40 recipients. Local business leaders who demonstrate remarkable business accomplishments,…

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News Release

Four Major Economic Partners Unite to Invite the World to Ottawa, Featuring a First-Ever, Five-in-One “Power-Hive” of Interconnected Websites

December 14, 2021

For Immediate Release: December 14, 2021 – Today at the Ottawa Economic Outlook, the Ottawa Ambassador Initiative was launched to synergize the efforts of the…

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Ottawa Economic Partners Launch #BuyLocalOttawa Campaign in Critical Shopping and Social Season so More Businesses Simply Survive

November 8, 2021

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is   For Immediate Release: November 8th, 2021. The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT)-together with key local partners including…

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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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Report

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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Report

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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Report

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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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!