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Each year hundreds of companies are nominated for their contributions to Ottawa's success.  Best Ottawa Business (BOB) winners are linked by their innovation, drive, creativity, and their passion for doing business in Ottawa.  Over 500 awards have been presented so far, in the proud presence of peers and senior political leaders representing Ottawa.

Partners on the BOBs, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Business Journal are two of the strongest advocates for local business in the National Capital Region. This exciting partnership has created additional opportunities, including coverage in the Ottawa Business Journal recognizing the nominees and finalists.  

2013 Best Ottawa Business Award Categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award* 
  • CEO of the Year*
  • Deals of the Year 
  • Newsmaker of the Year
  • Outstanding Companies
  • Exceptional New Businesses
  • Performance Category
    • HR Team
    • SalesTeam
    • Exporter
    • Marketing Initiative
    • Philanthropic Story
    • Sustainability Leader
  • People’s Choice Category
    • Best Business Lunch
    • Best After Hours
    • Favourite Company
    • Best Ottawa Product
    • Most Valuable Employee (MVE)
    • Ottawa Ambassador / Community Booster (This vote is conducted live, during the gala)

*Every year, the two individuals that receive these awards are selected by an independent committee.  The decision is based on the recipient's level of expertise, business accomplishments, and community involvement.

Click here to see a list of past recipients of Business Achievement Awards.