Nominations now open for 2023 Best Ottawa Business Awards

Best Ottawa Business Awards 2023

It’s that time of year: the Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs) are once again accepting nominations for one of the city’s most prestigious business awards programs. 

The awards, organized by The Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal, highlight the innovation, leadership and success of dozens of companies in Ottawa.

“We are living in interesting times,” says Michael Curran, OBJ publisher. “So much seems to be shifting in this post-pandemic world. Nevertheless, there are many companies rising to the challenge. The are confronting change head-on, adapting and competing at a high level. We want to identify and celebrate those companies to allow others to get inspired.”

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Sueling Ching, president and CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade, adds: “The BOBs are an important opportunity to profile our city and share success stories. We are ever grateful for the determination and passion of our local leaders.” 

“The Best Ottawa Business Awards is an annual opportunity to pause, reflect on those among us and recognize the strength of our business community. Every business and individual nominated for the BOBs is an integral part of the Ottawa success story,” she added. “Their achievements drive our economy, our community prosperity, and our global contributions. We encourage everyone to contemplate who should be considered for this important recognition as our city continues to change and grow.”

The awards span many sectors, representing the diversity of the local economy. Companies and non-profits located in the National Capital Region can submit nominations in 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

The BOBs organizing committee will also select recipients for CEO of the Year, CFO of the Year, Newsmaker of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Deals of the Year and Best Performance in Co-op.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 22 at 11:59 PM.

Recipients will be honoured at a gala on Thursday, Nov. 23 at the Westin Ottawa. Tickets will be available in September. Stay tuned for more details.

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