Ed­i­tor’s note

Ottawa Business Journal - Book of Lists - - Front Page - Peter Kovessy Ed­i­tor Ot­tawa Busi­ness Jour­nal

Late last year, an Ot­tawa-area salesperson took to Twit­ter us­ing his mo­bile phone to vent about los­ing In­ter­net ac­cess at his of­fice.

But the lack of an on­line con­nec­tion didn’t ham­per his pro­duc­tiv­ity, he noted. In­stead, he picked up OBJ’s Book of Lists to start scout­ing for prospects.

Of course, find­ing cus­tomers is only one po­ten­tial use of this direc­tory. With more than 600 firms sorted into dozens of cat­e­gories, the Book

of Lists is also a valu­able re­source for find­ing sup­pli­ers or sim­ply see­ing where a com­pany ranks among its peers. 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.

OBJ is al­ways in­ter­ested in hear­ing sug­ges­tions on how we can pro­vide the most rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion for the city’s busi­ness community. New this year are lists of the city’s largest couri­ers as well as the re­gion’s largest tem­po­rary help and con­tract staffing firms.

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 re­spond to our re­quests for in­for­ma­tion and pro­vide ac­cu­rate and up-to-date data.

An­other huge thanks goes out to OBJ’s re­searcher, Patti Mo­ran, who spent count­less hours send­ing out sur­veys and or­ga­niz­ing the re­sults, and to OBJ cre­ative di­rec­tor Tanya Con­nolly-Holmes, who pro­duces the Book of Lists.

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.

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