About OBJ

Ottawa Business Journal bundles

About OBJ

Ottawa Business Journal is an independently owned media organization in Ottawa, Ontario, owned and operated by Great River Media Inc.

OBJ is the leading source of business news and information in Canada’s national capital region. For more than 25 years, readers have turned to OBJ for the business news they can't find anywhere else – unique and relevant articles and features tailored to local business managers, owners, professionals and executives. Since its inception, OBJ has engaged its audience through a variety of platforms, including its quarterly newsmagazine, specialty magazines, events, digital and broadcasts.


OBJ’s website, located at www.obj.ca, is the city’s largest business news website, updated each day with unique content.


OBJ offers its readers a variety of newsletters, including a weekday recap of local business headlines, plus specialized emails in technology, real estate and local social events. Visit https://obj.ca/newsletter/signup to sign up.

Videos and pocasts

OBJ produces video content each week. Visit www.youtube.com/user/ottawabizjournal to see OBJ's YouTube channel.

OBJ quarterly newsmagazine

OBJ's newsmagazine is published quarterly. A digital version of the newspaper can be found at https://issuu.com/greatrivermedia.

OBJ specialty magazines

OBJ magazines include the Book of Lists and BOMA Office Space Directory. Again, visit https://issuu.com/greatrivermedia to see digital editions.

OBJ events

OBJ produces events with its partner, the Ottawa Board of Trade. Events include Forty Under 40, CEO of the Year, Mayor’s Breakfast Series, Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work. Visit www.ottawabot.ca to register for upcoming events.

Key Editorial Staff

OBJ leverages a large team of experienced freelance journalists to create unique editorial content. Here are some of OBJ's main staff.

Anne Howland, editor-in-chief

Anne Howland is the editor-in-chief of Ottawa Business Journal. She brings more than 20 years of journalism and business experience to the role, having worked in media, business and government over her career. Her academic credentials include degrees from Carleton University in journalism and a MBA from Queen’s University.

At OBJ, Anne oversees content on multiple platforms, including special publications, and leads a team of reporters and freelancers in offering business news in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. As a member of the senior leadership team, Anne contributes to the company’s strategy and direction.

To read Anne’s stories, click here.

David Sali, senior writer

Dave is a senior writer and editor with two decades of experience in the newspaper industry working for a variety of publications from community weeklies to major dailies. As a journalist, Dave has covered everything from junior hockey to city hall and has helped launch and build award-winning publications; as an editor, Dave has overseen newsrooms and effectively managed people and budgets. Dave brings passion and creativity to everything he does.

Dave is a four-time award-winning journalist by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP). He has received awards for best news feature, best scoop and best overall writer among medium-sized business publications.

To read Dave’s stories, click here.

Caroline Phillips, social columnist

Caroline is a writer and journalist with more than 27 years of experience in writing, journalism, and newspapers.

With OBJ, Caroline takes photos and writes a regular column for print and online about social events of interest to the public, happening around Ottawa.

To read Caroline’s stories, click here.

Sarah MacFarlane, reporter and web coordinator

Sarah is a business reporter and online coordinator for the Ottawa Business Journal, producing coverage of both local and regional business news and ensuring a timely and effective online presence.

Passionate, driven, experienced and enthusiastic journalist and recent graduate from Carleton University's School of Journalism.

Experienced in photography, freelancing, long-form journalism, copy editing, video journalism, human profiles, news editing, accurate storytelling, efficient reporting, photoshop, Wordpress, and social media.

Sarah is especially drawn to editing and is hoping to gain more experience in copy and magazine editing and pursue a career in senior editing.

To read Sarah’s stories, click here.