Are you one of Ottawa’s best businesses? BOBs nominations now open


The Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Chamber of Commerce are once again preparing to recognize the city’s top corporate performers.

Each year, the the BOBs, or the Best Ottawa Business Awards, honours the region’s leading local companies at the city’s premier business awards gala.

These awards seek to recognize the most successful and innovative companies and business leaders who are driving economic growth and prosperity in the nation’s capital.

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Each year, dozens of companies from all sectors are nominated for their contributions to Ottawa’s business community and feted for their achievements in various categories. New this year is a social entrepreneurship award, which joins the following returning categories:

  • Best business;

  • Best new business;

  • Best performance in exporting;

  • Best performance in HR;

  • Best performance in marketing;

  • Best performance in sales;

  • Best performance in customer experience;

  • Best performance in sustainability;

  • Kanata North #SeriousTechLivesHere – Company of the Year; and

  • Kanata North #SeriousTechLivesHere – Team of the Year

“The BOBs are an opportunity to showcase the creativity, innovation and hard work taking place in Ottawa across all business sectors,” said OBJ publisher Michael Curran.

Nominations are now open and can be submitted online here. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Recipients will be honoured at a gala at the Westin Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Tickets for the black-tie optional event are available for purchase online here.

The gala will also recognize the 2017 CEO of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Last year’s gala honoured David Ross and Michael Potter.

This year’s recipients will be announced in the fall.

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