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Economic Development from the Executive Director, Boyd Palmer

Economic development comes in many forms, but for this piece we will discuss two and how they affect your chamber. The two are industrial economic development and tourism economic development.
In 2000, when I was Chairman of the Chamber, the City and Chamber forged an economic development partnership where the City Engineer and I worked together to bring industrial and distribution companies to Ottawa. We were successful in bringing companies and jobs to both our industrial park...
Leading the Way in Creating a BOLD Future for Ottawa
Angie Stevenson, Chair, Board of Directors

Be BOLD.  The 2019 theme for the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce harkens back to the organization’s founding in 1916 when local business and community members focused on “ working together for one patriotic purpose of the town’s advancement.”  Advancing our community is at the core of the Chamber’s existence and by creating a plan to drive toward a  BOLD  future of prosperity, we commit to identifying ambitious goals and creating innovative plans to achieve them...   

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Celebrity Bartenders ONYX Board & Chamber Board and Ambassadors at Court Street Pub fundraising for the two ONYX High School Scholarships given each year to a Marquette and Ottawa grad.
Chamber Ambassadors were joined by our littlest ambassadors for a downtown Ottawa clean up last week.
Almost 250 attendees enjoyed a beautiful night out at Starved Rock Lodge for the Chamber's 103rd Annual Dinner. Guests were treated to a delicious meal and a BOLD keynote by David VanWiggeren.
Top photos left to right: The Caruso Family received the Chairman's Award from Board Chair Angie Stevenson for their BOLD commitment to Ottawa.
Ambassador of the Year was awarded to Tammy Barry by President Chanel Renkoski.
Bottom photos, left to right: Leo Parkerson Award recipient Mike Sutfin and his wife Suzie.
Past Chairman Doug Patterson was honored for his six years of service to the Board.
Photos by Kathy Casstevens

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Reminder! Our Farmers Market is every Saturday, 8 am - 12:30 pm, Jackson Street and Washington Park.
"Throughout the span of my career in Ottawa, I have had the opportunity to be a member of three different Business Leads groups. The Leads groups give new business owners a chance to meet other professionals from a variety of different industries. Most of the groups draw on a wide range of professionals who are at different stages of their career, opening up the door for mentoring opportunities." - Katherine Corcoran, Personal & Professional Women's Development Network, Member Services Team, Greater Ottawa Networking Group President

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