Ottawa Business Journal acquires eggnog, announces holiday break


In a burst of festive spirit, OBJ's editors gave our out-of-office announcement a bit of holiday flavour this year.

After a long year spent reporting on the mergers and acquisitions of companies in the National Capital Region, the Ottawa Business Journal announced Thursday that it has acquired a bottle of eggnog and will be operating on reduced hours over the holiday season.

Sources say the deal has been in the works for a number of weeks but that the timeline was recently accelerated by a hot holiday market. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, though the deal comes with an expiration clause of one week after the bottle is opened.

With the deal now official, the OBJ team will go from covering stock prices to stocking-covered toes at the end of this week. The company’s well-earned, eggnog-fuelled rest will see reduced coverage from Dec. 21 to Jan. 2. The OBJToday email newsletter will resume in the new year on Jan. 2 and the Techopia newsletter will feature its 2018 year in review on Dec. 21 before returning on Jan. 11.

At press time, designers, reporters and salespeople alike were nestled by the fire with the latest edition of the OBJ newsmagazine, which includes a preview of Ottawa business stories to keep an eye on in 2019. Expect the lookahead issue to hit the streets on New Year’s Eve.

In a statement, the OBJ team said it hopes the entire Ottawa business community has a happy holiday break and expressed best wishes for a safe and successful new year.