This week, over 80 members of the West Ottawa Board of Trade voted to support a merger with the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. An overwhelming majority voted in favour of the formal consolidation with the hopes of creating a stronger voice of business in Ottawa.
The new organization will aptly be called the Ottawa Board of Trade.
The new Board will work toward keeping a focus on geographic representation, ensuring relevant events continue to be hosted in the West Ottawa region while continuing to serve all sizes of businesses.
The primary objective of one strong Chamber in Ottawa through the Ottawa Board of Trade is that it will be uniquely positioned to influence and encourage community prosperity through advocacy and economic development; bringing greater value and benefit to its members and potential members; and bolster the voice of business in our community and the region.
I look forward to seeing the changes as they move forward while continuing to support local business!