A predecessor of mine used this space seven years ago to plug the Book of Lists as an alternative to the Yellow Pages.
While the explosion of online directories and listings is hastily relegating the traditional phone book into obsolescence, OBJ’s Book of Lists continues to be the leading reference source for information on the top companies in the National Capital Region.
It’s the only reference guide of its kind in Ottawa that includes such a broad range of business categories and ranks organizations by various criteria. With more than 600 firms sorted into dozens of categories, the Book of Lists is a valuable resource for finding customers, suppliers, or simply seeing where a company ranks among its peers.
New this year is a list of the city’s largest associations, which looks at the top not-for-profits and industry organizations headquartered in Ottawa.
The associations list comes as a result of several requests from readers. OBJ is always interested in hearing suggestions on how we can provide the most relevant information for the city’s business community.
This publication is a constant work in progress, with the information contained in its pages being updated throughout the year. That’s only possible thanks to the co-operation of all the companies and organizations that responded to our requests for information.
Without their willingness to provide accurate and up-to-date data, the Book of Lists would not be possible.
Another huge thanks goes out to OBJ’s researcher, Patti Moran, who spent countless hours sending out surveys and organizing the results. The Book of Lists is produced by OBJ creative director Tanya ConnollyHolmes and proofread by Krystle Chow and Elizabeth Howell.
This publication is also available for purchase in a digital format, with our databases organized in an Excel file, at OBJ.ca.
Whether you prefer the print or digital edition, the Book of Lists is a useful business directory, buyer’s guide and research tool that will be a versatile resource for your organization throughout the year.
Peter Kovessy Editor Ottawa Business Journal