OWBA Newsletter – November 2016

Deborah Lyall, from Lyall’s Art and Design in Greely, speaks to the Manotick Business Breakfast Club (BBC).

Looking to improve your business? Join a BBC.

There are quite a few opportunities to attend business promotion and networking groups in Ottawa, even in some of the more rural areas south of the city.

The Business Breakfast Club (BBC) is a business-networking group for small and medium-sized local businesses.

We offer a unique opportunity to promote your brand, learn form other entrepreneurs, and establish yourself as a trusted business in local communities.

The Manotick BBC chapter (or “club”) deals with businesses in and around Ottawa South communities including Manotick, Greely, Osgoode, Metcalfe, Kars and North Gower (as well as adjacent communities in Ottawa and Barrhaven).

We meet weekly at a central location, first thing in the business day, to share updates about our businesses and learn how to best promote each other.

We are a referral-based network, which means we operate by giving word-of-mouth references about the businesses in our club we know and trust. These kinds of referrals are powerful marketing leads and our members benefit by significantly increasing their customer base because of them.

So why are we different than other business development associations?

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OWBA Welcome to our new members!

OWBA would like to welcome our newest members!

Check out our growing member list on our website and be sure to have a look at the business profiles of our members.

OWBA is open to all businesses, big or small, self-employed individuals and not-for-profit organizations in Osgoode Ward.

Membership is available for anyone who owns a business that is located in Osgoode Ward. Associate memberships are also available for businesses that are located outside of the Ward.

It is OWBA’s mandate to provide resources, information, advocacy and political support to all businesses in Osgoode Ward, while connecting them with each other and the rest of the City.

For more information about the association, membership, advocacy and upcoming events, visit www.owba.ca.

Upcoming Events

2017 – Is Your Business Doing Something for Canada’s 150th Birthday?

We want to know! The signs are up at the city boundaries and the news outlets are abuzz with many fantastic activities taking place in the area. Let us know if you are planning an event and let us help you promote it!

Neighbourhood Arts 150, Celebrating Ottawa’s Communities

The AOE Arts Council is looking for talented artists and residents to take part in their initiative NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 : Celebrating Ottawa’s Communitiies Project.

They want communities to bring together local youth, seniors, families, newcomers, schools, community associations and more to create special works of art, music or theatre in your neighbourhood to show what it means to be a Canadian in 2017.

The council is soliciting business to support this initiative to pay the artists and to fund the events, and are also seeking business sponsorships and support.

If you are interested in getting involved in this initiative, contact a member of the OWBA Board and we will get you in touch with the AOC Project Manager.

Arts build communities!

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Add yours here!

Become a Member of OWBA

Memberships begin at $150/year

What’s in it for you?

  • Your business listed in our OWBA business directory.
  • A premium business listing in our searchable business database.
  • A monthly newsletter containing news, events and information taking place in the Osgoode Ward business community (submit your events for publicity as well).
  • Information and resources from OWBA and the City of Ottawa to help you grow your business.
  • Access to an OWBA representative specific to your location in the Ward to communicate your questions or issues to.
  • OWBA’s advocacy and assistance in addressing city issues that affect your own business.
  • The opportunity to connect with other Osgoode Ward business owners.
  • The opportunity to network and promote your business at various events around the Ward.
  • Sponsorship opportunities for you at OWBA events and other events around the Ward.
  • Access to seminars, workshops and events for your professional growth.

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