Ambassadors mentor members and invite businesses to become members. We are highly active members, networkers and advisors with a genuine interest in the success of fellow members. See you at the next event!
The Business Advisory Committee is a standing committee of the West Ottawa Board of Trade. The committee plans regular education, networking and business development strategies for business. These include breakfast events, Small Business Week activities, trade shows, speaker recruitment and the Board of Trade Speaker Academy.
The Business Excellence Awards Organizing Committee plans the West Ottawa Board of Trade's annual awards honouring business excellence in our community.
The Economic & Business Development Committee is a standing policy committee. It serves as the ''Voice of Business'' in monitoring, examining and developing advocacy positions to remove barriers to business as well as acting as a catalyst for developing and implementing policies that will create a more appealing, self sustaining and healthier business climate for the membership. Initiatives include lobbying, corresponding and collaborating with all levels of government to ensure the Board of Trade acts as an effective advocate for local business. Ensuring that local government is effectively enhancing the economic growth and prosperity of our west Ottawa community, the committee considers municipal issues that relate to the business community including budgets and bylaw changes. The committee serves to ensure that economically sustainable development activities are realized for the betterment of all business in west Ottawa and the region.
The Food & Wine Show Organizing Committee plans the West Ottawa Board of Trade's annual Food & Wine Show, promoting local business and ensuring a fundraising opportunity for a local charity.
The Golf Tournament Organizing Committee plans the West Ottawa Board of Trade's annual golf tournaments ensuring a fun day of networking as well as a fundraising opportunity for a local charity.
The Membership Committee is focused on programs and initiatives that attract new members and assist members in maximizing their membership. We are always looking for new ideas to help businesses grow!