51 min

Ottawa Board of Trade's 167th AGM, 40 under 40 award winner, a conversation with Ottawa's First Female City Manager and more with Sueling Ching, Wendy Stephanson, Brendan McGuinty and Eric Saumure Ottawa Business Matters

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In this episode of Ottawa Business Matters, host Sam Laprade discusses key developments in the Ottawa business community with leaders from the Ottawa Board of Trade, Invest Ottawa, and the city government. Sueling Ching, President and CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade, highlights the recent 167th Annual General Meeting and their initiatives to invigorate the local economy. City Manager Wendy Stephanson shares her vision for the city's development and the importance of women in leadership roles. Brendan McGuinty, Chair of the Ottawa Board of Trade, emphasizes the critical need for collaboration among various sectors to foster a balanced and thriving economy. New 40 Under 40 awardee, Eric Saumure from Zenbooks, discusses the challenges and milestones of his entrepreneurial journey and the importance of community involvement. The episode underscores the dynamic efforts shaping Ottawa's future and the essential role of local businesses and leaders in this ongoing transformation.
00:00 Introduction to Ottawa Business Matters
00:48 Highlights from the 167th Annual General Meeting
03:37 Celebrating Young Leaders: 40 Under 40 Event
05:18 Sonya Shorey: New President of Invest Ottawa
06:54 The Value of Ottawa Board of Trade Membership
09:33 Collaborative Efforts for Ottawa's Economic Growth
13:04 Interview with Wendy Stephanson: Ottawa's First Female City Manager
14:42 The Importance of Business in Ottawa
16:25 Challenges and Opportunities in Ottawa
22:40 Reflecting on Ottawa's Growth and Future
25:45 Reflecting on the AGM and Board of Trade's Evolution
28:28 Challenges and Opportunities for Ottawa's Growth
29:38 Addressing the Downtown Core and Hybrid Work Model
33:22 Personal Reflections and Community Involvement
37:52 Interview with Eric Saumure: 40 Under 40 Awardee
39:42 Zenbooks: Modernizing the Accounting Experience
42:43 Balancing Business and Personal Life
45:44 Advocacy and Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
50:53 Conclusion and Final Thoughts
Read the full transcript here

In this episode of Ottawa Business Matters, host Sam Laprade discusses key developments in the Ottawa business community with leaders from the Ottawa Board of Trade, Invest Ottawa, and the city government. Sueling Ching, President and CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade, highlights the recent 167th Annual General Meeting and their initiatives to invigorate the local economy. City Manager Wendy Stephanson shares her vision for the city's development and the importance of women in leadership roles. Brendan McGuinty, Chair of the Ottawa Board of Trade, emphasizes the critical need for collaboration among various sectors to foster a balanced and thriving economy. New 40 Under 40 awardee, Eric Saumure from Zenbooks, discusses the challenges and milestones of his entrepreneurial journey and the importance of community involvement. The episode underscores the dynamic efforts shaping Ottawa's future and the essential role of local businesses and leaders in this ongoing transformation.
00:00 Introduction to Ottawa Business Matters
00:48 Highlights from the 167th Annual General Meeting
03:37 Celebrating Young Leaders: 40 Under 40 Event
05:18 Sonya Shorey: New President of Invest Ottawa
06:54 The Value of Ottawa Board of Trade Membership
09:33 Collaborative Efforts for Ottawa's Economic Growth
13:04 Interview with Wendy Stephanson: Ottawa's First Female City Manager
14:42 The Importance of Business in Ottawa
16:25 Challenges and Opportunities in Ottawa
22:40 Reflecting on Ottawa's Growth and Future
25:45 Reflecting on the AGM and Board of Trade's Evolution
28:28 Challenges and Opportunities for Ottawa's Growth
29:38 Addressing the Downtown Core and Hybrid Work Model
33:22 Personal Reflections and Community Involvement
37:52 Interview with Eric Saumure: 40 Under 40 Awardee
39:42 Zenbooks: Modernizing the Accounting Experience
42:43 Balancing Business and Personal Life
45:44 Advocacy and Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
50:53 Conclusion and Final Thoughts
Read the full transcript here

51 min