New beginnings” may have been a theme of Thursday night’s Forty Under 40 awards gala but, for many recipients, remembering the lessons of the past are the keys to continued success.
This year’s event, held at the Hilton Lac-Leamy, was the 15th anniversary of OBJ’s Forty Under 40 awards, which have evolved from a newspaper feature to one of the premiere events of the year for Ottawa’s business community.
Along with tales of searching for financing and finding work-life balance, the evening featured personal stories of overcoming hurdles, which were part of Amanda's story of how she got started back in 2007.
Many guests tweeted congratulatory wishes, as well as observations on some of the finer-dressed attendees, which were displayed on a large projection screen at the front of the room. By the end of the night, #OBJ40 was a trending topic in Ottawa on Twitter.
Thursday night’s recipients were selected based on their business achievements, expertise and community involvement.
The event also raised $8,986 for the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.
We would like to personally congratulate all this years recipients.
A full list of their names can be found here.
Some fun shots from the evening.