Check out what's happening this month throughout the Women's Business Network of Ottawa. 

                


 

The WBN promotes and inspires women in business to develop their brand and grow their careers. The success of our organization is paramount to our member volunteers and their commitment to dedicating a few hours a month on their committees.

We are excited to see that many of our members' businesses are continuing to reopen with the economy. Thank you to all who have submitted postings and this will be our last installment of the Open for Business Series. We encourage all Ottawa businesses to review the Business Reopening Toolkit prepared by the City of Ottawa, in consultation with Ottawa Public Health.

While we continue to reopen WBN Members can commit to searching within our membership to find our next health professional, executive coach, accountant, banker, insurance agent or lawyer. We can commit to strengthening our business relationships with our fellow members. Together we can continue to reopen safely and successfully.

Learn about upcoming WBN Member hosted events.

 

Communications/Marketing
Advertising/Public Relations

 

Monica Boudreau can help with social media strategies, copywriting, e-commerce websites, digital campaigns to ensure business continuity over Zoom.


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Catherine Priestman can assist with Marketing, branding and image strategy support to small and medium sized businesses via Zoom.

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Graphic design for busy professionals and organizations; whether your visual brand needs to be created or updated, Loreto Cheyne can help. Logo design, layout, ads, marketing collateral.

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Andrea Greenhous and her team are helping companies across Canada communicate with their employees at this critical time. More than that, they are helping leaders maintain engagement and build a resilient culture and are offering free guidance and have helpful resources.

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Roxanne Whiting, Candice Presley and Brenda Jenkins are here for you at Sign Language Interpreting Associates Ottawa Inc. SLIAO provides sign language interpreting for all business and personal interactions with individuals that use sign language.


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Do you need to communicate? Do you need content? Christine provides communications, marketing, writing and editing services so you reach your goals on time and on budget. Examples: ads, articles, emails, reports, social media posts, video scripts and web content. Words matter – make yours count.

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Recognize employees returning to the office and those continuing to work from home. Treat participants at virtual events. Reach out to clients. Keep your staff and customers safe during these challenging times. Melanie will help with your current and ongoing needs for imprinted promotional products. 

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Professional Services

Elenora Luberto is offering scheduled in-studio and on-location Headshot and Branding Session consultations over Zoom to plan for future sessions, allowing you time to prepare and get crystal clear on your messaging.

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Stephanie Descary with Boldy Face is still open for business; offering brand identity and visual branding services for creative entrepreneurs.


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Jen McAndrew and Mastermind Event Rentals are available online & through virtual consultations, although their showroom is closed. They are also offering online gift cards for purchase. 

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Marilyn Brophy at Heart & Home Staging, ReDesign & Colour Consultations is offering Virtual Consultations for ReDesign and Colour Palettes and Virtual Staging Consultations.

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Tracey Windsor is a recruiter who works only in finance, accounting and payroll positions and instead of meeting face to face with clients and candidates, they are embracing technology and meeting virtually!

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Concierge Home Services has restarted house cleaning services. Led by BYA Award winner Rebecca Page, her all-woman management team provides an exceptional experience for clients. Many accommodations have been made since re-opening, including staff wearing masks, shoe covers, and wearing gloves. Call 613-523-9441.

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Health & Wellness

It's business as usual for Jessica Keats who has moved all sessions to a virtual setting. Her healing sessions are perfect for those that want to step forward, innovate and come out of this stronger.

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Ruth offers natural products for healthy living: natural nutritional supplements, natural skin care, and non-toxic and effective cleaning products. They can be delivered directly to your home. You can reach Ruth by texting or calling 613-867-2937.

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Parul Shah MSP, RSW is available at Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services. This is a Mental Health Service that provides help for First Responders, Veterans and to the public from ages 11 to 65. 

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Turn on your senses and melt the stress away with Unaked. Lina Bitchakova offers beauty & wellness products infused with hemp CBD to relax your muscles and ease your aches, powerful aromatherapy for a sensory experiences. Shop her online store.

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Gile Beaudoin with Good Health is Good Looking offers an online wellness club for healthy grocery items. Healthy, botanical sanitizers and immune builders are particularly in demand now. Text Gile to set up a time to chat at 613-612-2640.

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Bloom Integrative Health is open for telemedicine appointments for all services including physiotherapy, naturopathic medicine, personal training, clinical exercise & nutrition. Lisa Flanders + team are also able to complete virtual home office assessments.

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Dr. Simi Silver and Associates are fully open for business and are ready to whiten and brighten your smile! We are compliant with all the pandemic safety protocols and regulations.

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Liane Norman and Heather Hodgins-Chan have 2 clinics and are open, offering virtual physiotherapy & occupational therapy to families and children.  

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 Both Whole Therapy clinics are open for in person visits and Jen Wright can also help with telehealth appointments for physio, chiro, mental health, and personal training available. 

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Are you ready for a wellness boost to help you during this pandemic? Are you looking to get off the dieting roller coaster once and for all? Have you decided that it's now time to get your health under control? Get started on the right foot now, even if you’re busy, check out this free video tutorial:

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AIM Fitness offers Virtual Personal Training Sessions for one-on-one support for Adults 50+. We also have a NEW Monthly Subscription Program for you or a Senior Relative looking for motivation, strength, and fitness at home! Contact Meg Stickl today!

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Law, Finance, Accounting & Banks

Is your investment portfolio causing you stress?  Do you know how you are going to achieve financial independence? Nancy Graham and her team can help you with a strategy that doesn't need anyone to predict the future.  Connect with us at anytime.  We want to help you be in a calmer place.

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Going online ‘bigger’ than before brings on new legal challenges – just ask Zoom! Make sure your intellectual property (IP), digital communication and privacy systems are where they need to be as you support customers. Ariadni Athanassiadis is offering free 30 minute consults to help you do an internal assessment.

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Mann Lawyers is open for business. Majority of our staff and lawyers are working remotely but we are able to help with anything as if we were in the office.  We are trying to keep everyone up to date with our COVID-19 page on our website. We hope it will be a great resource to everyone as we all try and navigate these uncharted waters.   Stay safe and healthy everyone.


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Wendy Mason is ready to answer any questions you may have about your mortgage. Email her at wendy@wendymason.ca or give her a call at  613-878-3313.

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Pamela helps to alleviate the stress and anxiety caused by money problems. She will discuss with you how to better understand your cash flow; navigate relief programs and learn what's available; withstand the pandemic.

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It's business as usual for Donna MacDonald with Mortgage Alliance. She has software to facilitate e-signing & can do video calls too!

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Worried about money? Investment questions? Household budget questions? Losing your health & dental plan? Karen McNamara is offering a full line of investment services, Mortgages, Life Insurance as well as Health & Dental Insurance. 

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Arpita Dar at BMO Bank of Montreal is available to assist you with reviewing your investments during these uncertain times, applying for a loan, refinancing your mortgage, or can help you defer payments on your lending products.

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Christina Nesreallah is still open for business as she helps alleviate investor's concerns about the state of the financial markets. In particular, she is offering simplified-issue life + health insurance.

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Cecilia S. Perdigao and her team are continuing to operate, albeit in a slightly different format to respect physical distancing guidelines, in the areas of business law, real estate (buying, selling, refinancing), estate administration, and wills and powers of attorney.

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Shelbi Dippold is at SKS Law LLP and they are open! The team is available on-line and by telephone to provide legal advice relating to real estate, corporate transactions, civil litigation and employment law during these difficult times. 

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Siobhan and her team are helping guide employers across Canada through the impact of COVID-19 on their workplace.  Hicks Morley is the largest firm in Canada focusing on the representation of management in employment law.

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Shannon Van Luven and her team are working virtually or by phone to help their clients continue to achieve their financial goals and make sense of their finances along with the current market volatility.

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We are proud to provide quality audit, tax and advisory solutions to the Ottawa region.  Our team is doing whatever it takes during this challenging time to continue to provide our clients with the same support and services they are used to and deserve.  Check out our website for the latest COVID-19 business guidance.

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Katherine is a specialist in family law and can help with custody, financial issues including corporate and business issues arising out of separation, income determination, and child and spousal support. Katherine negotiates, drafts and reviews all forms of domestic contracts, including marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and separation agreements.
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Food & Beverage

Alison Kelly-Quesnel at SupperWorks is offering meal solutions for pick-up or delivery. Healthy homemade meals are available in Nepean and Orleans locations.

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Sourdough Bread Making Course Available. This course will teach you everything you need to know to make bread from scratch at home. $75 will get you all the information covered, plus we will send you some dehydrated sourdough starter. 

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Carley Schelck, Partner & CEO of the Urban Element says, "we will come to you!" The ue@home service brings the best of cooking into your home, inclusive of an online live cooking class, three individual recipe “kits”, from our in-house Chefs and contributing local collaborators.

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Senior & Youth Services

Tea and Toast is open! Amy Friesen is doing video tours of the retirement homes, which is especially helpful for seniors needing to leave the hospital but can't return home.

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Chartwell is hiring now with temporary casual, part-time and full- time jobs available immediately in our retirement residences and long term care homes including positions that might fit the skills of your employees/ members. 

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Nurse managed home care services + support, meal prep, meal + prescription delivery, personal care, palliative care. Staff have completed COVID-19 training & are screened daily for COVID-19. Nurses are screening clients & staff have personal protective equipment staff. Free Nurse Assessment via phone.

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Since 1993, the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre has helped thousands of Ontario’s young people aged 13-21 to overcome addiction and mental health issues. As Eastern Ontario’s only 3-month live-in treatment facility and 3-month aftercare program, Cindy Manor and her team support the province’s youth and their families in reaching a happier, healthier and more hopeful life.

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Business Consultants, Life Coaches, & Executive Coaches

Looking to Survive this turbulent time and Thrive on the other side in your business? Jennifer Walker is helping businesses pivot, change messaging and set up for success once we pass through this storm. Reach out for your FREE 30 minute initial consult!

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Lara Wellman is open and working extra to help support small business owners. She is offering special 1-on-1 calls to help people map out their plans for moving forward through this time at a discounted hourly rate. All services are being offered via Zoom.

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In this new economy, your business may have to pivot in order to thrive -- pivot your marketing messaging with Diana Lidstone; pivot your offers; pivot your whole business model. Book a FREE Business Breakthrough Session below.

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Alex Keenan with Stage Light Communications is open for business, and helping you use this time to work on those speaking and communication skills that sometimes get pushed onto the back burner! She is re-designing her interactive group programs for virtual participation.

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Linda Cousinneau with LPC and Associates Inc. is open for business and offering virtual training. This is a great time to be training leaders and/or employees.

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Inspired by WBN members, we are now open for on-site one on one coaching.  Call us for a complimentary 30-minute consultation. Our virtual horse meditation sessions are crazy powerful, so check them out. Big Times call for Big Horses, call us at 613-277-4402.

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Creating a fulfilling retirement goes beyond the financials. Djuna helps people pre- and post-retirement in more than key 10 areas. In less than two hours online, we can check in to see how you’re doing in the specific areas that matter most to you, and how a tweak here and there could make all the difference.

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Shortening the learning curve and adapting the best presentation skills you can master is more important now than ever. You don't have to give a TEDxTalk to learn to talk like TED. Teri Kingston is offering online sessions to businesses and corporations as well as one on one coaching. 

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iHR is an all-in-one HR solution for small and medium-sized companies. Taylor Langevin and her team can provide you with practical HR policies and procedures and our certified HR experts provide guidance on how to coach your people and solve business challenges that will put your organization on the path to success.  

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Are you ready for growth? PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise can help. We’ve been supporting women in business for 25-years in finding solutions to their business challenges, marketing, pivoting, accessing funding, and establishing peer support group.

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From hand sanitizer and face masks to solar energy and energy-efficient lighting, Suzanne Cyr has been a driving force behind many successful and award-winning business ventures. She has the expertise and the track record to help you launch, rebuild or scale up your business.

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Construction, Engineering, Transportation & Manufacturing

 

Your Friendly Ottawa Plumbers are on reduced services at Out of This World Plumbing. They are using protocol for virus protection. Give Wendy Smythe a call if you need any plumbing fixed.

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The border is open, ships and trucks are moving, air freight is available but may be limited. If you need assistance getting a shipment into, out of or across Canada, Nancy-lee Glover can help. Call 613-731-2500 or e-mail.

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To Do Done can do a virtual site visit to develop an estimate for your spring and summer renovations. Contact Tonya Bruin and her team through their website to request an estimate!


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Nikky "The Car Lady" is open for business at Myers Barrhaven Hyundai, your premier Hyundai dealership. Choose from one of the largest Hyundai inventories in the city. Visit Nikky today!

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If you know of any repatriation flights requirements or anybody that requires movement of Personal  Protective Equipment, please let Elena Ramirez know! Canadian North's airplanes have also cargo capabilities.  

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Telecommunications & Audio Visual Services

Headsets, especially for at home workers, are a hot commodity right now, being stocked on a daily basis & ready to shipped directly to your home.

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We create Live and Virtual experiences through our creativity and willingness to work with our clients vision. We are an Audio Visual and Production company with a team approach to any event. Let us help you create a great event.

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Education

 

For the past four years, Heather Desjardins and her team have been offering live, online, one-on-one remote tutoring for students who struggle. They have finished moving all of our tutors to online and are set up and ready to continue to help struggling students in our online format.

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Silver Cadence Music is open! Kimberley Allen-McGill is offering online music lessons. Sing and be merry folks!

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