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.