Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce choose 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs and business executives and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
In these profiles, OBJ highlights some of this year’s recipients – their impressive accomplishments, what drives them and how they like to spend their downtime away from the business world.
Company: Eyes On Ottawa does video solutions for business
Education: Video production specialist program, Loyalist College (2001)
Charitable involvement: Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Biggest biz achievement: When business owners I had never met started to contact me to do work for them. They were hearing great things about us from happy clients, or sometimes they just saw our videos and asked “Who made that for you?” Knowing I have a quality reputation within the Ottawa business community is something I take a lot of pride in.
Biggest obstacle: Translating film and television production into the business world. Many people have the notion that video production is incredibly complex and overwhelming. Choosing to specialize in telling the stories of business leaders, their achievements and goals, has allowed me to structure our production process in a unique way. Approaching our video production like a business strategy makes the process more familiar and comfortable for the leaders we work with.
Biggest influence: My husband, Alex Proulx. Watching him navigate owning and eventually selling a successful business has provided me insights no degree could. He believed in my business abilities before I saw them in myself.
First job: Ontario Ranger
Favourite song: Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
Favourite local pro sports team: Ottawa Redblacks
Favourite local summer event: Ottawa Bluesfest
Preferred social media platforms: Facebook, Linkedin
Twitter handle: @Eyes_On_Ottawa