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About OBJ | Ottawa Business Journal

About OBJ

Ottawa Business Journal is an independent media organization in Ottawa, Ontario, owned and operated by Great River Media Inc.

OBJ is the leading source for business news and information in Canada’s National Capital Region. For more than 25 years, readers have turned to OBJ for business news they can’t find anywhere else – unique and relevant articles and features tailored to local business leaders, owners, professionals and executives. Since its inception, OBJ has engaged its audience through a variety of platforms, including its quarterly newsmagazine, trade magazines, events, digital shows and broadcasts.


The OBJ website, located at, is the city’s largest business news website, updated daily with unique content.


OBJ offers its readers a variety of newsletters, including a weekday roundup of local business headlines, as well as emails specializing in technology, real estate, and local social events. Visit to sign up.

Videos and pocasts

OBJ produces video content every week. Visit to view OBJ’s YouTube channel.

OBJ Quarterly News Magazine

OBJ’s News Magazine is published quarterly. A digital version of the newspaper is available at

OBJ Specialty Magazines

OBJ magazines include the Book of Lists and the BOMA Office Space Directory. Again, visit to view digital editions.

OBJ Events

OBJ produces events with its partner, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. Events include Forty Under 40, CEO of the Year, Mayor’s Breakfast Series, Fastest Growing Companies and Best Workplaces. Visit to register for upcoming events.

Key Editorial Staff

OBJ relies on a large team of experienced freelance journalists to create unique editorial content. Here are some of the key staff at OBJ.

Anne Howland, Editor-in-Chief

Anne Howland is the editor of the Ottawa Business Journal. She brings over 20 years of journalism and business experience to the position, having worked in media, business and government during her career. His academic credentials include degrees from Carleton University in Journalism and an MBA from Queen’s University.

At OBJ, Anne oversees content across multiple platforms, including specials, and leads a team of reporters and freelancers who deliver business news in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. As a member of the management team, Anne contributes to the strategy and direction of the company.

To read Anne’s stories, click here.

David Sali, Senior Writer

Dave is a writer and editor with two decades of experience in the newspaper industry, working for a variety of publications ranging from community weeklies to major daily newspapers. As a journalist, Dave has covered everything from junior hockey to town hall and helped launch and create award-winning publications; as editor, Dave oversaw newsrooms and effectively managed people and budgets. Dave brings passion and creativity to everything he does.

Dave is a four-time Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP) award-winning journalist. It has received awards for Best Reporting, Best Scoop, and Best Overall Writer among Midsize Business Publications.

To read Dave’s stories, click here.

Caroline Phillips, social columnist

Caroline is a writer and journalist with over 27 years of experience in writing, journalism and newspapers.

With OBJ, Caroline shoots photos and writes a regular column for print and online about social events of public interest happening around Ottawa.

To read Caroline’s stories, click here.

Sarah MacFarlane, Journalist and Web Coordinator

Sarah is a business reporter and online coordinator for the Ottawa Business Journal, producing local and regional business news coverage and ensuring an effective and timely online presence.

Passionate, driven, experienced and enthusiastic journalist and recent graduate of Carleton University School of Journalism.

Experienced in photography, freelance work, feature journalism, copy editing, video journalism, human profiles, news editing, accurate storytelling, effective reporting, Photoshop, WordPress and social media .

Sarah is particularly drawn to publishing and hopes to gain more experience in print and magazine editing and pursue a career in senior publishing.

To read Sarah’s stories, click here.