Nominations for 2021 Best Ottawa Business Awards now open

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The Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade are once again looking to honour the city’s brightest business stars. 

The annual BOBs – Best Ottawa Business Awards – are presented to the region’s leading local companies, highlighting success stories across various sectors and departments. 

The awards spotlight the innovation, leadership and prosperity of dozens of companies in Ottawa as they recognize the organizations that are leading the way in fuelling economic growth in the nation’s capital. 

“The BOBs have become one of the most anticipated annual events on the local business calendar, and for good reason,” says OBJ publisher Michael Curran. 

“In a challenging period that has forced many companies to completely rethink the way they do business, it’s more important than ever to celebrate the incredible achievements of these resilient, hard-working entrepreneurs.”

Nominations for the following categories are now open:

  • 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 environmental sustainability;
  • Best performance in social entrepreneurship;
  • Kanata North #SeriousTechLivesHere - Company of the Year; 
  • Kanata North #SeriousTechLivesHere - Team of the Year

You can nominate your workplace online. Self-nominations are encouraged. The BOBs organizing committee will also be selecting 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 Sept. 24. Recipients will be honoured in November, with more details about the awards show to come.