Best Ottawa Business Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Announced
Congratulations to the 2021
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Jim Taggart, Chairman, Taggart Group of Companies

Jim Taggart is the eleventh recipient of the award, jointly presented by Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT). The award, part of the Best Ottawa Business Awards, is presented to a businessperson who demonstrates long-term business success, innovation and perseverance, strong leadership and a legacy of community building.

Join us as we celebrate Jim Taggart and the 2021 recipients at the Best Ottawa Business Awards Virtual Broadcast on November 25th!
As we work towards recovery, it's important the government understands the needs of our business community. We need your help.

Data driven decision making must be standard protocol. Your submission will be strictly anonymous and confidential. Our collective results will provide a powerful foundation for a business led advocacy agenda.
Get Growing: Demystifying Living on the Financial Edge
November 2, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Small business owners are entrepreneurs that understand the risks and rewards of starting, building and running their own businesses. The challenges of COVID has tipped the scale on risk side to the point of many businesses facing the financial edge and loss of control. Join financial experts and stakeholders that share membership in your Ottawa Board of Trade as they explore the advantages and pathways that allow financial insolvency to help SME’s navigate the uncomfortable and often complicated process, while discovering some strategic opportunities to start again.
Find out the answers to questions around bankruptcy and learn facts that can help you think strategically as you live on the financial edge. 
Daily Screening Tool – A paperless solution to
actively screen employees and essential visitors

Ontario law mandates that all workplaces must implement daily screenings of employees and essential visitors. The Ottawa Board of Trade has partnered with Get Ready Inc to help businesses meet compliance.

The Get Ready Daily Screening Tool is a convenient and accessible way for businesses to complete mandatory COVID-19 screenings. The digital tool reduces touchpoints, saves you time, and helps support contact tracing.
Refer a New Member and Save on Your Renewal!

Refer new businesses that you think would benefit from being an Ottawa Board of Trade member and you could save on your membership renewal fees!

Not sure where to start? Check out this video from OBoT President and CEO, Sueling Ching, who discusses the benefits of membership.

For every successful referral made you receive a 10% credit to be applied towards your next annual renewal fees. To redeem this credit please visit OBoT's exclusive deals on FanSaves. If you need help accessing your FanSaves member code please contact
Stay connected with Your Ottawa Board of Trade!

Members can now download the FREE MemberPlus app to:

  • Stay up-to-date with notifications from OBoT
  • Register, pay, and check in for events
  • Access your Member Information Center
  • Interact with other members
  • and so much more!

Download the app, use your member login, and stay connected with the Ottawa Board of Trade anywhere, anytime from any device.

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