• Board of Trade Events


    When the right people come together, incredible things happen. So we focus on creating premier events that draw together business leaders who are driven to transforming their businesses and their communities



  • Monthly Events

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    Business Over Breakfast is a monthly networking breakfast seminar hosted by the Board of Trade. The format includes a hot breakfast buffet for all attendees and an informative presentation by a topical speaker. Business Over Breakfast events are open to members and future members of the Board of Trade.

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    Business After 5 is an informal networking event hosted by a member. They provide the host with an opportunity to showcase their products or services and promote their business to fellow members.Business After 5 is free of charge to all members.

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    Maximize Your Membership, member orientation with Kassondra Walters, Business Development Director with the West Ottawa Board of Trade. Connect with fellow members, promote your business, learn about opportunities to volunteer and contribute to your community, and learn about free member workshops and how to save and to better understand all of your member benefits!
    If you haven't already created your Member Login Username & Password please do so prior to this meeting. We will review your member access and member profile during our member orientation. 
    Please bring a few business cards to share with your fellow members, otherwise just bring yourself!
    We will have coffee, tea, and light snacks.


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    There is so much skill among our members it's all but staggering. One way we help to pass their expertise to you is through member workshops. These are often hands-on, practical events where business leaders share their methodologies, lessons, and experiences with you. At the end, you're better equipped to apply their knowledge to your business. It's powerful.

    See past workshops here

  • Marquee Events

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    The most glamorous event of the season. The Business Excellence Awards Gala is a celebration of businesses and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in achievements and contributions in our community. This sell-out gala event attracts over 300 business leaders and community members each year!

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    The West Ottawa Food & Wine is an annual charity fundraising event held in the fall. Your all-inclusive ticket grants access to an evening of culinary delights showcasing the talents of over a dozen West Ottawa chefs and beverage sampling from featured wineries and breweries.

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    The West Ottawa Golf Tournament is an annual charity fundraising event held in May. Participants include business leaders in the community, members and their guests. The focus of the day is strictly fun! The tournament is held at one of our member golf courses and features a shotgun start played in a scramble format. Contests take place throughout the day followed by a networking reception, dinner and fundraising auction for a local charitable organization

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    This women focused event is uniquely designed to enlighten, inspire and empower women of all ages who are determined to grow, lead and make a difference in our community and the world. We highlight and celebrate the amazing women among us, reaching their potential and reaching new heights. The evening includes an exhibition, a dinner and a panel of women engaging on a variety of topics. Who knows where the conversations will go?