Nominations now open for Best Ottawa Business Awards


The annual Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs) are once again accepting nominations

The awards, presented by The Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal, highlight the innovation, leadership and success of dozens of companies in Ottawa and recognize organizations that are driving economic and community growth. 

“It’s an exciting and challenging time for many businesses,” says Michael Curran, OBJ publisher. “The pandemic and the ensuing financial pressures caused many businesses to evolve and sharpen their focus. Many are performing better than ever. It will be fascinating and inspiring to see how local companies are thriving.”

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“The Best Ottawa Business Awards is an important and inspiring initiative,” adds Sueling Ching, president and CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade. “We are thrilled to recognize business success as a key opportunity to profile our city and share success stories. We are ever grateful for the determination and passion of our local leaders.” 

The awards span many sectors and areas of business, representing the diversity of the economy. Organizations within the National Capital Region can submit their nominations for the following categories:

  • Best Business
  • Best New Business
  • Best Not-For-Profit
  • Best Leader in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Best Performance in:
    • Export
    • Human Resources
    • Marketing
    • Sales 
    • Customer Experience
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Sustainability

At the same time, the BOBs organizing committee will select winners for CEO of the Year; CFO of the Year; Newsmaker of the Year; Deals of the Year; Best Performance in Co-op; and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

Recipients will be honoured on Nov. 24 at the Westin Ottawa. Tickets will be available in September. Stay tuned for more details.

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