The BOBs (Best Ottawa Business Awards) is an exciting evolution of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce’s 20-year-old Business Achievement Awards. The BOBs includes new categories designed to profile the hottest and most successful local companies and their impressive accomplishments. The BOBs continues the tradition of recognizing a CEO of the Year (Paul Loucks of Halogen Software) and a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (Wes Nicol or Tartan Homes). The awards gala was held at the Ottawa Convention Centre on Nov. 21, 2013. The event’s lead sponsor is the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management.