Ottawa, November 25, 2019 – Ottawa’s biggest business gala, the Best Ottawa Business Awards (the BOBs) was celebrated in a grand style at the Westin Ottawa in the presence of 750 plus guests including VIPs, celebrities, business and community leaders, on Friday, November 22.
The BOBs recognize Ottawa’s top businesses, the people behind them, and celebrate the history of innovation & entrepreneurship in the National Capital Region. The BOBs are jointly produced by the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal.
“We are honoured to recognize all of our 2019 BOBs recipients, we are privileged to have them in Ottawa,” said Sueling Ching, President and CEO, Ottawa Board of Trade. “Our region has remarkable companies and the people behind them truly demonstrate visionary leadership, innovative thinking and play a vital role in making Ottawa the best place to live, work, study, play and invest.”
The BOBs awards were presented in 24 different categories, recognizing companies from diverse sectors.
Special awards were presented to four notable business leaders including …
●     CEO of the Year: Dan Goldberg of Telesat
●     CFO of the Year: Jacqueline Gauthier of Calian Group
●     Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Jack Kitts, The Ottawa Hospital
●     Newsmaker of the Year: Bruce Linton
“I believe the BOBs tells a story about the year in business and the hard-working people behind them devoted to their company.” says Michael Curran, OBJ publisher. “This event, this gala, gives us the chance to showcase a number of untold success stories across Ottawa. Attendees leave the BOBs much better informed about what’s happening in our city.”
2019 Best Ottawa Business Awards – Category Recipients
#NextBigThing
●    RVezy
●    SnapClarity Inc.
●    GoFor Industries Inc.
Award Sponsors: RBC & Invest Ottawa
Best Businesses
●       Regional Group
●       Assent Compliance
●       You.i TV
Award Sponsor: BDO Canada LLP
Best New Businesses
●       Assurance Home Care
●       Superette
●       ChangeRoom
Award Sponsor: Casino Lac-Leamy
Best Performance
Marketing
●       ProntoForms
Award Sponsor: Algonquin College
Customer Experience
●       Phreesia
Award Sponsor: Janet Leblanc & Associates Inc.
Co-Op
●       Ross Video
Award Sponsor: Algonquin College
Export
●       Evidence Partners Inc.
Award Sponsor: Strader-Ferris International
Social Entrepreneurship
●       EcoEquitable
Award Sponsor: La Cité
HR
●       You.i TV
Award Sponsor: TAG HR
Sales
●       March Networks
Award Sponsor: Desjardins Business
Sustainability
●       Giatec Scientific Inc.
 Award Sponsor: Hydro Ottawa
Kanata North #SeriousTechLivesHere
Company of the Year
●       Crank Software
Award Sponsor: Kanata North Business Association
Team of the Year
●       Magnet Forensics
 Award Sponsor: Kanata North Business Association
Newsmaker of the Year
●       Bruce Linton
 Award Sponsor: MNP
Best Not-for-Profit
●       LiveWorkPlay / VivreTravaillerJouer
Award Sponsor: Commissionaires Ottawa
Deals of the Year
Technology
●       Shopify
 Award Sponsor: Perley-Robertson Hill and McDougall LLP
Retail
●       Farm Boy Company Inc. and Rideau Bakery
 Award Sponsor: Perley-Robertson Hill and McDougall LLP
Tourism
●       Ottawa International Airport & Groupe Germain
 Award Sponsor: Perley-Robertson Hill and McDougall LLP
Finance
●       MindBridge Ai
 Award Sponsor: Perley-Robertson Hill and McDougall LLP
Real Estate
●       Kinaxis and Taggart Realty Management
 Award Sponsor: Perley-Robertson Hill and McDougall LLP
CEO of the Year
●       Daniel S. Goldberg, Telesat
Award Sponsor: Boyden Executive Search
CFO of the Year
●       Jacqueline Gauthier, Calian Group
Award Sponsor: Deloitte.
Lifetime Achievement
●       Dr. Jack Kitts, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation
Award Sponsor: EY
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