Nominations are open for the 2016 Ottawa Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

_ (Via City of Ottawa) _

** Ottawa ** – The City of Ottawa is now accepting online nominations for the fifth annual Ottawa Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. The deadline to submit the online form is September 30.

The nominee should be a local businessperson who has immigrated to Canada, achieved success in his or her entrepreneurial endeavour, and has made a positive contribution to Ottawa’s local economy and community in one or more of the following ways:

·         Hiring, sourcing and purchasing locally

·         Exporting goods or services from Ottawa

·         Attracting tourists or investment to the city

·         Mentoring other entrepreneurs

·         Helping other businesses succeed by providing time, expertise or knowledge

·         Getting involved in, or giving back to, their community

Submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel of business and community leaders. The winners will be announced at the TiECon Canada 2016 breakfast taking place on Friday, November 4 at the Brookstreet Hotel.

The awards are presented annually to celebrate and recognize the success and contributions of our local immigrant entrepreneurs, while inspiring other new Canadians to start their own businesses.

The online submission form as well as more information on the 2016 Ottawa Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards can be found on .