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Immigrant Talent Insights from Growth Survey 2020

February 1, 2021

Ottawa Business Growth Survey Insights Looking to the future, Ottawa businesses recognize immigrant talent as vital to our economy. The 2020 Ottawa Business Growth Survey…

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Submission to the Ministry of Finance, Province of Ontario

January 29, 2021


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Welcome 2021

January 1, 2021

Dear Members, Happy New Year. May we all enjoy a healthy and prosperous 2021, armed with many lessons learned and the knowledge that creativity, collaboration…

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That’s a Wrap

January 1, 2021

Thank you to Sam Laprade and City News for the opportunity to speak to our community about business, the year in review and the Board…

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A Message from the Chair of the Board

December 12, 2020

In the year of a pandemic, a tragic year for so many, I recently read that Collins Dictionary unveiled its word of the year: “LOCKDOWN”…

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Catherine Priestman – Testimonial

October 26, 2020

I am so thankful for the Ottawa Board of Trade – a voice for business in the city. Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 situation has had a…

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Margo Crawford – Testimonial

October 21, 2020

My name is Margo Crawford and I am the founder and CEO of the Business Sherpa Group.  Our group of consultants and employees have been…

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Karen Brownrigg – Testimonial

October 19, 2020

The Ottawa Board of Trade and its vast community of business owners are an integral part of the success of my business.  Whether you are…

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Testimonial – Jerome Pulcine

October 13, 2020

My name is Jerome Pulcine, Owner & CEO of CPI Interiors. My business is doing well, however we are always looking to improve our systems…

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A Note of Thanks to our Members

October 9, 2020

Dear Members, Happy Thanksgiving!  I wish for you, your family and our community, health and prosperity. This holiday will be different than usual. I commend you…

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Testimonial by Kevin Ford of Calian

October 6, 2020

Hi there! My name is Kevin Ford , President and CEO of Calian Group.  As an Ottawa based business with global operations,  I wanted to…

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Discovering True Leadership

September 28, 2020

It was early in my career when I discovered the world of community development, non-profit organizations and volunteerism. I did a work placement at an…

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Forty Under 40 Award Recipients Announced!

June 15, 2020

Annual awards take on special significance amid COVID-19 One of Ottawa’s leading artificial intelligence entrepreneurs, an IT executive revolutionizing retirement homes and the head of…

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Ottawa Broadcast Set to Celebrate Local Business and the City’s Rising Stars

June 15, 2020

OTTAWA, June 9, 2020 — Ottawa businesses face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They need the support and encouragement of all residents.  So, the…

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A Letter to our Members

June 12, 2020

Dear Members, I hope you are well; each of you, your family and your employees. It has been a challenging thirteen weeks. And in different ways…

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A Letter to the Ottawa Business Community

June 9, 2020

A Letter to the Ottawa Business Community I am reaching out to ensure it is clearly understood that the Ottawa Board of Trade stands solidly…

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Upcoming Events

May 3, 2020
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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!