Nothing gets us into the holiday spirit like helping to put smiles on children’s faces! Although we were unable to carry out our annual office toy exchange for Toy Mountain Ottawa this year, we eagerly participated in the initiative by collecting toys and dropping them off at our local drop-off location. It is certainly better to give than it is to receive!
We’re not going to sugar coat it. It has been a tough year. But it has been tougher for some. Charitable organizations have been uniquely impacted by the pandemic. The need for their services has increased, while their incoming funds have decreased. As your friendly neighbourhood CPA firm, serving your friendly neighbourhood businesses and not-for-profit organizations, we understand first-hand the critical importance of supporting local. We encourage you to not only shop local, but also to give local! We have complied a list of some amazing local charities on our giving list, along with handy donation links. These heart-warming organizations are sure to bring joy to the hearts of those in need this holiday season! View our list here.
It is our pleasure to have sponsored one of the videos CASCO Charity Organization created for their Video Gala Series! For the past 21 years, CASCO’s annual gala show has put the spotlight on talented students at the University of Ottawa. The event unifies business professionals, students and community members with the goal of providing support to CHEO – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Enjoy the creative, expertly crafted video here: https://bit.ly/3eXdAAf
Gary Katz, FCPA, FCA, TEP and Trevor Kennedy, CPA, CA were featured on the Mind and Money Podcast to discuss a variety of topics, including how better protect oneself financially, sins of the business owner, estates and what makes Logan Katz so successful. Please find this podcast by clicking on the Apple Itunes or Spotify links.
Realistic cashflow projections are vital no matter which stage your businesses is in, particularly in our current climate. David Logan, FCPA, FCA, hosted a ‘Financial Forecasting’ webinar on November 24 to provide the business community with the knowledge they need to effectively plan for the future of their businesses. For more helpful webinars, see Invest Ottawa’s events calendar.
Introducing Our Fall Webinar Series
We are so excited to bring you our fall webinar series! Over the coming months, we will host a series of webinars on timely topics of importance to our business community. We will be offering key tools to support you as you pivot your business to regain stability and build new momentum in our rapidly changing environment. As you recast your line into new waters, we are here to help hold you steady! We will be announcing each webinar on our LinkedIn page, with a link to register.
Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF Canada
We had an amazing time participating in the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF Canada on October 22nd! With the event being virtual, each of us chose our own method of exercise and gave it our all!! We are absolutely overjoyed to have raised $3,838 toward launching and sustaining diabetes research. We sincerely thank everyone who donated to our team, we could not have done it without you.
Financial Forecasting Workshop
Reasonable cashflow projections and a working cashflow model are crucial in planning for your company’s future, particularly in our current climate. The ‘Financial Forecasting’ webinar David Logan, FCPA, FCA hosted on October 1st provided business owners the information they need for their businesses to thrive! See the following link for more helpful events for entrepreneurs.
Golf in Support of The Miracle League of Ottawa
We enjoyed a beautiful day of golf in support of The Miracle League of Ottawa on September 11th. We are extraordinarily proud to support a wonderful organization that provides recreational activities for individuals with physical, mental and developmental disabilities. if you are interested in supporting their cause.
See the Miracle League’s donation page if you are interested in supporting their cause.
QuickBooks Online Webinar
QuickBooks Online makes it easy to keep your financials organized; you can effortlessly track your income and expenses and make better business decisions. Sarah Ziraldo hosted a free virtual workshop, ‘Understanding QuickBooks Online’ on September 15th. To register for future events, click here.
BlackBerry QNX / L-SPARK Virtual Demo Day
We had a blast at BlackBerry QNX / L-SPARK Virtual Demo Day on Sept 22! Five companies took the virtual stage to share their innovative solutions and outcomes, which leverage BlackBerry QNX automotive software. As we anticipated, the tech in this cohort was absolutely incredible.
Corporate Taxation and Corporate Structures Webinar
As an entrepreneur, it is essential to choose the business structure best suited to support your goals. Troy Elliott hosted free webinar, ‘Corporate Taxation and Corporate Structures’ on September 22nd about the basics of corporate structures. The webinar helped entrepreneurs discover whether incorporating could be advantageous to them, learn about income splitting opportunities and more. Click here for future events.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs
We absolutely love supporting such special causes. We are thrilled that Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs was able to raise $15,000 through their Foundation Ride for Light cycling fundraiser! Candlelighters is a local, not-for-profit organization that provides programs and services to young cancer patients and their families in Ottawa. To make a donation, click here.
Virtual Coffee Chat Series: Sponsorships in Economic and Entrepreneurial Growth
As one of Invest Ottawa‘s proud corporate partners, we play an integral role in educating and supporting entrepreneurs and international organizations seeking to establish a presence in Ottawa.
Trevor Kennedy CPA, CA and David Logan, FCPA, FCA participated in a great discussion during Sponsor Circle‘s Virtual Coffee Chat Series: Sponsorships in Economic and Entrepreneurial Growth on September 23! We talked about investing in Ottawa’s economic development, shed light on the reasons sponsors invest in such engagements and discussed the various benefits they derive.
.Accounting & Finance Show Toronto
Technology is transforming the way accountants, bookkeepers, CFOs and business owners serve their clients. On September 29, the Accounting & Finance Show Toronto brought together experts to keep us ahead of these changes. Anjali Dilawri, CPA, CA was on the marketing panel, discussing the value of investing in marketing and why it is critical to business development. Trevor Kennedy, CPA, CA discussed the cloud accounting era and improving efficiency and communication.
CASCO Charity Organization’s Moore Wrinn Golf Tournament
As proud sponsors, we are overjoyed to hear that CASCO Charity Organization‘s Moore Wrinn Financial Group Golf Tournament has raised an impressive $15,500 for the CHEO Foundation! Congratulations to CASCO for yet another successful event for an amazing cause!
To make a donation to CHEO, see the following link.
On View: Jaime Morse
As proud sponsors of the Ottawa Arts Council‘s impressive ‘On View’ series, we were blown away by Jaime Morse’s event. Jaime Morse played her painted drums and demonstrated traditional dance by Prarie Style, a dance group which shares their Métis heritage through fiddle music and Pow Wow Celtic-style dancing. The show was followed by a drawing class with Jaime and a recipe for making bannock, a type of bread adopted by the Métis!
Entrepreneurship Hub’s StartupGarage PitchFest of the Summer
We had a blast at Entrepreneurship Hub‘s StartupGarage PitchFest of the summer! Congratulations to all of the participants and the 1st place winner, Gift Better Co., a company that combines corporate social responsibility with corporate gifting.
Introduction to Bookkeeping Webinar
Keeping proper records of financial information is essential to the health of any business. David Logan, FCPA, FCA hosted an insightful webinar, which covered the basics of bookkeeping, using techniques that are both easy to learn and to execute. Whether you are doing your own books or assigning this crucial task to others, you will surely benefit from proper record keeping. For more events that may be of interest to business owners, see Invest Ottawa’s event page.
DMZ Sandbox Basecamp Program
We are very excited to have partnered with The DMZ for their annual summer Basecamp program, to help build the entrepreneurs of tomorrow! DMZ Sandbox’s Basecamp program is an intensive international student incubation program, that helps young entrepreneurs create tech solutions to growing social or economic gaps in society, over the course of eight weeks in the summer. Since its inception, the program has created 57 youth startups that have raised over $300,000 in fundraising.
Shifting Landscapes Virtual Roundtable
Anjali Dilawri, CPA, CA was one of the discussion partners at Sprott School of Business at Carleton University’s Shifting Landscapes Virtual Roundtable discussion on June 4th. The discussion was centered around shaping the post-Covid future for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Smart & Biggar’s virtual R&R Event
On June 18th, Smart & Biggar hosted a virtual R&R event, featuring Ottawa’s f2 Female Founder community. This event featured a group of remarkable female experts in their respective fields, who collectively delivered facets of relaxation, a signature refreshment, financial resources and an opportunity to network and build relationships. Anjali Dilawri, CPA, CA facilitated a discussion regarding financial resiliency during tough economic times.
OSCA Run for Nova Scotia
People across Canada have been profoundly affected by the shootings which took place in Nova Scotia in mid-April. The Ontario Special Constable Association President has organized a virtual run on June 28th, to unite Canadians while raising funds for the individuals, families and communities impacted by these shootings.
To join the virtual run or to donate, see the following link: https://bit.ly/2SmPLHU
Gratitude for Our Nurses
We have been thinking a lot about gratitude these days. Gratitude for the simple things. A clear breath, a warm meal, a kind word. And as we simply try to take care of ourselves during these challenging times, we are flooded with immense gratitude for those who have chosen a life of taking care of others – our nurses. With this being National Nursing Week, we wish to express our gratitude for these heroes that walk amongst us.
We are so excited to partner with The Cupcake Lounge Inc. to deliver specially designed cupcakes to the nurses and support workers at retirement residences throughout our community. Beginning today, we will deliver cupcakes to one retirement residence every day this week. We hope our little expression of gratitude brings a sweet smile to these angels.
- Monday – Centre d’acceuil Champlain
- Tuesday – Waterford Retirement Community
- Wednesday – The Glebe Centre
- Thursday – Red Oak Retirement Homes
- Friday – Promenade by Alavida Lifestyles
Financial Forecasting Webinar
Developing realistic projections and a working cash flow model are important in planning for the future of your business. The free, ‘Financial Forecasting’ webinar, hosted by David Logan FCPA, FCA on May 19th enabled founders to gain the knowledge they need for their businesses to thrive! For future events catered to business owners, click here.
David’s CN Cycle for CHEO
During this difficult time, CHEO remains committed to providing the support and treatment that children, youth and families facing cancer need and deserve. David Logan has participated in the 70 km CN Cycle for CHEO rides since 2014 and has raised approximately $49,000 to date; placing him among the top fundraisers in our city. This year’s ride cancellation is not stopping him from carrying on with his compassionate and kind-hearted pursuit. David has decided to do his own, self-directed 70 km ride this year on Sunday, May 17th in support of CHEO. He is committed to raising awareness and funds for cancer research, care and support, and he needs your help to do his part.
A donation from you would get David closer to his $7,500 goal, and help CHEO continue their life-saving work. Let’s make this his best year ever. To donate, click here: https://bit.ly/2WhEHOP
Understanding Canada’s COVID-19 Programs: Webinar
We hosted a webinar, Understanding Canada’s COVID-19 Programs, on May 15. To view a recording, click here: https://bit.ly/2TMXsrT
Viewers are cautioned that information contained in our webinar is up to date as of May 14. This webinar was designed to help you understand the COVID-19 economic support programs available to Canadians and businesses. We discuss key details regarding select initiatives included in Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, so you have the information you need to help combat the adverse financial effects of COVID-19.
Understanding QuickBooks Online Webinar
QuickBooks Online allows you to effortlessly keep track of where your money is going and enables you to securely import bank and credit card transactions! We hosted a free webinar, ‘Understanding QuickBooks Online’ on May 5th. Keep an eye out for future events posted on our LinkedIn page!
The Alphabet Soup of COVID-19 Incentives
Anjali Dilawri, CPA, CA was featured on Colleen O’Connell-Campbell’s podcast, “I’m a Millionaire! Now what?“, on the topic of the alphabet soup of COVID-19 incentives. Colleen delivers inspirational stories and excellent financial advice. To tune in to Colleen’s podcast, head over to: https://apple.co/2wsW8lx
Student Breakfast with Logan Katz
We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast with bright and promising students from the University of Ottawa on March 10th. We had a lot of fun getting to know everyone, while providing them with a glimpse into the LK experience!
Preparing Tax Returns for Sole Proprietors
Marie-Soleil Lee discussed the ins and outs of filing a tax return as a sole proprietor at our free workshop on March 10th. She gave business owners a run-down about crucial tax forms, reviewed record keeping basics and more! For other similar events, click here.
An Exciting New Partnership with DMZ
We are delighted to announce we will be joining the DMZ Community at Ryerson University! Our Toronto team is immensely excited to work with inspiring entrepreneurs within the community, and to help their businesses reach new heights. We are also honored to be working along side Fasken and think.SRED, experts within their industries and fellow PiRs to the program.
Sponsoring the Businesswoman of the Year Awards’ Emerging Entrepreneur Category
We are thrilled to have sponsored the Business Woman of the Year Awards’ Emerging Entrepreneur category again this year! We revel in the opportunity to get to know the inspirational finalists in our category and to meet the amazing women who fill the room. We are very proud to have Brenda Valente, a phenomenal business woman herself, represent our firm. Thank you to the Women’s Business Network of Ottawa for coordinating this event annually and for putting admirable women in the limelight. For more information about the unveiling of the finalists, see the following link: https://bit.ly/2SM6EMO
Canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation
Graham Wheatley, an esteemed member of our team, has been canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and raising awareness about the prevalence of heart disease. This is a cause very dear to his heart, as his son had heart issues growing up, and the research conducted has reduced his ventricular tachycardia attacks. Graham is working with the foundation to raise funds and to deliver life-saving information. To help raise funds for the countless people affected by heart disease, please see Graham’s link: https://bit.ly/2w8C1bQ
Understanding QuickBooks Online Workshop
All you need from an accounting software, all in one place. Don Armstrong hosted a free ‘QuickBooks Online’ workshop on February 11th, at Invest Ottawa! He explained how to easily track income, expenses and receive payments faster. Head over to Invest Ottawa’s event page to register for more workshops today!
Corporate Taxation and Corporate Structures Workshop
A corporation is a separate entity from its owners, and it is taxed as such. Troy Elliott spoke about corporate structures, corporate taxation, reasons to incorporate and more, at our free ‘Corporate Taxation and Corporate Structures’ info session at Invest Ottawa on February 13th.
.Financial Forecasting Workshop
Developing realistic cashflow projections and a working cash flow model are important in planning for the future of your business. David Logan delivered a free Financial Forecasting workshop at Invest Ottawa, on February 18th. Gain the knowledge you need to help your business thrive with our other workshops at Invest Ottawa!
Telfer Accounting Club’s Mental Health Gala: Live Well Work Well
We had a terrific time at Telfer Acccounting Club‘s Mental Health Gala: Live Well Work Well. An estimated 1 in 5 people experience varying degrees of mental health issues, which is why we feel it is particularly important to shed light on mental health in the workplace and in the professional services field.
Speed-Networking at eSAX
We had a wonderful time at eSAX – The Entrepreneurial Social Advantage Experience‘s Small Business Speed Networking Trade Show. We enjoyed the opportunity to connect with almost everyone in the room and met so many great people! eSax put together a very fun and successful event!
Introduction to Bookkeeping
Proper bookkeeping is a vital pillar to the success of your business. David Logan’s helpful, hands-on workshop at Invest Ottawa, held on January 28th covered the basics of this task. He used techniques that are both easy to learn and to execute. Whether you are doing your own books or delegating this fundamental job to others, learning its ins and outs is a must!
Toy Mountain Ottawa
Each year, our office puts together an annual holiday gift exchange. This gift exchange features a fun twist: we have fun selecting toys based on individuals’ personalities and then donate them Toy Mountain Ottawa’s mountain of toys for children in need! For more information about this initiative, please see the following link: https://bit.ly/354xBix
Holiday Food Drive
In line with the spirit of giving, we participated in Ottawa Food Bank‘s Fill-A-Family-Fridge Food Drive! Our goal was to collect non-perishable food to bring holiday cheer into the homes of those in need. 84 lbs is the amount of food required to fill a family of four’s fridge and we are proud to say we collected 382 lbs of food and filled 4.5 fridges! Giving is certainly better than receiving!
Taste of the Holidays
On November 30th, we were the honoured guests of VLN Advanced Technologies Inc. for the Taste of the Holidays gala, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario Canada. Our evening was all around amazing – from the host, to the event and most importantly, the cause! The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses from coast-to coast and as an affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, has made the dreams and wishes of more than 450,000 children since 1980.
Ottawa Arts Council’s ‘On View’ Event
We are very excited to have sponsored Ottawa Arts Council‘s ‘On View’ event, showcasing The Flava Factory; Ottawa’s only studio dedicated to promoting urban dance styles. We are pleased to support the Ottawa art scene, and are looking forward to seeing talented dancers perform their styles and to learning about the history and traditions of urban dance!
Financial Forecasting Workshop
Careful attention to and analysis of financial information is of foremost importance to the prosperity of any business. We hosted a free, Financial Forecasting workshop at Invest Ottawa on November 26th, delivered by David Logan. Participants gained the knowledge required to develop effective financial projections and a working cash flow model. Head over to Invest Ottawa’s event page to see other workshops they offer! https://bit.ly/2XNuiJX
CASCO’s 20th Anniversary Gala
We had a wonderful evening at CASCO Charity Organization’s 20th Annual Gala, which turned out to be a huge success! We are extremely pleased to be a part of an event that raised $62,005 in support of CHEO. Casco’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of our community, by ensuring the future of our businesses is socially responsible and we can certainly get behind that! CASCO was founded in 1998 by two students who wanted to show support and raise money for their dearly departed friend Eric Danis, who passed away from Leukemia. Since that time, CASCO has inspired over 100 students to give back and has raised more than $500,000!
Black Tie Bingo
On November 16th, we attended Black Tie Bingo, in support of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and The OutCare Foundation! We enjoyed a delicious dinner and had fun dabbing in support of some great causes! Black Tie Bingo is an annual event which raises money for those who require palliative care and for equipment to improve the quality of life of seniors.
Elevator Pitch Competition
We attended the Elevator Pitch Competition hosted by The Entreprenuer’s Club of the Telfer School of Management on November 19th. We would like to congratulate the traction winner Noibu, as well as the rest of the participants. It is always a pleasure to learn about newly budding businesses and to meet eager entrepreneurs!
CASCO’s Cheers to CHEO
Businesswoman of the Year Awards ‘Emerging Entrepreneur’ Category
We are incredibly proud to sponsor the Businesswoman of the Year Awards’ ‘Emerging Entrepreneur’ category! This exciting event is orchestrated by the Women’s Business Network of Ottawa annually, and showcases outstanding businesswomen within our community. Please refer to the following link for further details: https://www.thebyas.ca/
Understanding QuickBooks Online Workshop
Get everything you need from an accounting software, in one place! We delivered a free QuickBooks Online workshop at Invest Ottawa on November 13th, hosted by Don Armstrong. Attendees learned to easily track income, expenses and more. Head over to https://bit.ly/2XNuiJX for more workshops at Invest Ottawa!
Bayview Yards & Invest Ottawa Annual Sponsor Reception
Earlier this month, David Logan attended the Bayview Yards & Invest Ottawa Annual Sponsor Reception. We are proud to say that our partnership with Invest Ottawa has continued for many years and we are looking forward to many more years to come.
Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes of JDRF
Rain or shine, we participated in the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF Ottawa on October 17th! JDRF is a global leader in funding type 1 diabetes research and we are delighted to contribute to such a meaningful organization within our community. Please visit their website to learn more about ongoing research and ways you can get involved: https://bit.ly/32Za2qt
Laughter and Konversation Special 5th Anniversary Event
For the past five years, we have had the privilege of connecting with remarkable women within our business community at our Laughter and Konversation events. For this special anniversary event, we brought back six remarkable speakers we have featured over the years. We had a wonderful time sharing our collective experiences, discussing power and success as they relate to women and examining what it means to be a female leader in today’s day and age.
A New Sponsorship
Le Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orléans (MIFO) est actuellement en campagne de financement pour se doter d’un nouveau centre pluridisciplinaire et de ressources essentielles pour soutenir les aspirations des francophones de notre région. Logan Katz et fier et honoré d’être associé au le mifo et d’annoncer un soutien de 10 000$ envers ce projet rassembleur qui enrichira toute notre belle communauté.
Financial Forecasting Workshop
Regardless of your business model, the importance of attention to financial information cannot be understated. David Logan hosted a free ‘Financial Forecasting’ workshop on September 25th at Invest Ottawa to help businesses develop effective financial projections and working cashflow models! For more workshops offered by Invest Ottawa, check out their events page here: https://bit.ly/2XNuiJX
Corporate Taxation and Corporate Structures Workshop
Corporations are taxed differently from other business structures; Marie-Soleil Lee hosted a ‘Corporate Taxation and Corporate Structures’ information session September 17th at Invest Ottawa, to explain why! She discussed crucial details about corporate structures, corporate taxation, reasons to incorporate and more!
QuickBooks Online Workshop
Keeping financial data organized is essential to the success of any business, which is why Don Armstrong hosted a free ‘Understanding Quickbooks Online’ workshop at Invest Ottawa, on September 11th! He spoke about how to securely import transactions and more using QuickBooks Online.
We had a wonderful time at Amanda O’Reilly’s amazing SHINE event on September 27th at the Infinity Convention Centre! This event was insightful, inspiring and designed to place people into growing state and break the glass ceiling. To learn more about Amanda and the courses she offers, head over to: https://amandaoreilly.ca/about/
OCH Breakfast on the Rideau
Operation Come Home’s Breakfast on the Rideau September 19th helped us start our day off on the right foot! We enjoyed listening to inspirational stories from youth workers who have overcome obstacles to accomplish meaningful goals. OCH is an employment, education and support centre for homeless and at-risk youth. Their programs focus on what matters to youth and encourage personal growth. To learn more about the organization or how to help, please visit: http://operationcomehome.ca/
Telfer’s 30th Annual Wine and Cheese
We happily attended Telfer’s famous 30th Annual Wine and Cheese networking event on September 16th and as always, we had a great time. This event is the most reputable networking event hosted by the Telfer Accounting Club! It was held at the National Art Gallery and was an excellent opportunity for us to network with future co-op students and introduce some of our staff to them.
Golf Day Events
We have been taking full advantage of the mild weather this month, by playing in 3 golf tournaments in support of causes close to our hearts. Please see the links below to donate or learn more about them:
1. September 6th – AISO (l’Assicuation pour l’intégration Sociale) in support of providing services to Francophone people with developmental disabilities
3. September 12th – 5th Annual Philip Clarke Golf Classic, in support of local lung cancer research
Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Air Show Weekend
Many people from our office attended the Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Air Show weekend September 6th – 8th! The shows were both interesting and diverse and we had a blast at a very well put together event!
LK Barrels Finish Another Season
The LK Barrels closed off another great season of softball August 29th! Everyone had a great time playing and can’t wait to do it again next year! At Logan Katz, we work hard and we play hard too!
Redblacks vs. Tiger-Cats
A group of our staff went to see the Ottawa REDBLACKS August 17th , cheering them on as they played against the Tiger-Cats! We had a great time enjoying the beautiful weather and cheering on our favourite football team!
Hazlow Law Softball Tournament
Thank you to Hazlo Law – Business Lawyers for putting together a wonderful event, for an even better cause! We had a great time playing in their softball tournament August 22nd, in support of CHEO and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation! CHEO is a major children’s hospital and university teaching hospital in Ottawa and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Society is dedicated to increasing cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario, supporting cancer care and research to detect, diagnose and cure cancer. Please click here to donate to CHEO or to donate to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
Hope Volleyball Summerfest
Summer just wouldn’t be the same if we did not participate in the Hope Volleyball Summerfest tournament! This event donated its proceeds to five charities, the Boys and Girls Club, Shelter Movers, Habitat for Humanity, Youth Services Bureau and The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation. Please see the links to these charities to learn more!
Women’s Business Network’s 25th Anniversary Golf Tournament
Anjali, Kim, Josianne and Marie attended the Women’s Business Network’s 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament of June 17th, and they may have played some golf too :). This event was in support of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s initiative committed to women’s health – Healthy Women, Healthy Community. Using ground-breaking procedures and leading edge technology, The Ottawa Hospital is a valuable resource for countless women experiencing chronic health problems and difficult diagnoses. We were happy to support such an important cause, while having fun and enjoying the beautiful weather! Please see the following link to donate: https://ohfoundation.ca/ways-to-give/
Invest Ottawa’s PreAccelerator Cohort III Pitch Finale
Trevor Kennedy enjoyed Invest Ottawa’s PreAccelerator Cohort Pitch Finale, listening to pitches from start-up companies fill of zest and potential! Trevor presented Julie of Treehouse Medical the award for best pitch! Treehouse medical is a company whose goal is to educate Canadian families about common, minor non-traumatic illnesses and injuries in children. Congratulations to Julia!
Ottawa Redblacks’ Home Opener
On June 20th, a group of our staff went to see the Ottawa Redblacks’ home opener, cheering them on as they played against the Roughriders. It was an exciting evening filled with suspense, as the Redblacks won in a close game, finishing at 44-41!
President’s Year-End BBQ
Anjali and Wilson attended Entrepreneurs’ Organization‘s President’s Year-End Barbecue at the Britannia Yacht Club on June 26th. They had a fantastic time with wonderful company! We are proud to be partners with such a remarkable organization.
On June 13th, Trevor Kennedy attended the Cottage Pitchfest cruise, where he sailed through the Thousand Islands area, while mingling with various members of Ottawa’s business community. In addition, the L-Spark Accelerator cohort and entrepreneurs of start-up companies had a chance to pitch their companies to investors from Canada and the United States. It was a great day for entrepreneurs and investors alike! To check out more photos and learn more about L-Spark, sail on over to https://www.l-spark.com/event/cottage-pitchfest-2/.
Ottawa Race Weekend
During the last weekend of May, Marie-Soleil Lee and Justin O’Malley participated in the Ottawa Race Weekend! This event was a great opportunity for people to challenge themselves, while giving back to the community, as it was held in support of 70 amazing charities! Head over to the following link to see more information about the charities involved or to donate: https://www.runottawa.ca/torw/charities/2019-participating-charities
On Friday May 10th, our staff had a wonderful evening at the gala for Le Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale (RGA). We congratulate the new templars for their success and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. Head over to the RGA website for updates and exciting news: https://www.rga.ca/
LK Barrels’ Victory
At Logan Katz, we value teamwork both in the office and on the field! Our baseball team, the LK Barrels, won their first game of the season this month – 25-22, in thrilling fashion!
Financial Forecasting Workshop
David Logan delivered a very informative and insightful Financial Forecasting workshop at Invest Ottawa on May 22nd. This 2-hour workshop covered various financial topics, such as developing sound financial projections and a working cash flow model, as well as interpreting related financial statement components. Click the following link to register for future workshops! https://bit.ly/2XNuiJX
CN Cycle for CHEO
On May 5th, David Logan will be participating in the 70 km CN Cycle for CHEO, for the 6th year in a row! This event will help raise money for better treatment options and new cures for children with cancer. Please feel free to support this wonderful cause by making a donation at https://cncycle.ca/
Businesswoman of the Year Awards Gala
On April 11th, we proudly supported the BYAs Ottawa Businesswoman of the Year Awards Gala, by sponsoring the “Emerging Entrepreneur” category. Congratulations to the outstanding recipients and finalists, we were privileged to be among you! To learn more about other exciting ventures, check out Women Business Network.
Crush it for Cancer
We crushed it! We enjoyed discovering new fitness trends and learning about personal wellness, while supporting a great cause! Together, we helped raise $115, 383 for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation! If you are interested in donating, please visit Ottawa Cancer.ca
Simon Nehme Presentation for Start-Up Companies
Trevor Kennedy will be presenting at the Simon Nehme Summer Entrepreneurship School at the University of Ottawa on May 2nd. He will cover topics related to accounting and business for start-up companies, helping to guide them in the right direction!
Business Accounting Workshop
As preparing an income tax return is a must for any business, Logan Katz hosted a free interactive workshop at Invest Ottawa on March 19th, to help you stay on top of your books! For more information on great workshops for emerging businesses, head over to https://bit.ly/2XNuiJX
Income Tax Preparation for the Sole Proprietor
On March 19th, we also hosted a free interactive workshop on income tax preparation for the sole proprietor. This event, held at Invest Ottawa, proved to be informative and fruitful to all participants.
Helping Build and Grow Businesses – at Invest Ottawa
We have been busy providing informative presentations at Invest Ottawa, regarding a variety of topics of interest to business owners; from bookkeeping, financial forecasting, and taxation workshops to one-on-one accounting consultations. Workshops and consultations take place throughout the year – come check us out! https://bit.ly/2XNuiJX
Tax Seminar for Landlords
Gary Katz and Marie Soleil-Lee presented a joint seminar to the Ottawa Region Landlords Association on February 26th. They covered some tips and traps of rental income and rental property ownership. For more information, contact us!
Toast to Success Business Dinner
On January 30th, we attended the sensational TECDE’s 28th Annual ‘Toast to Success’ Business Dinner! Our staff enjoyed the largest professional networking event hosted by a student-run organization at the Telfer School of Management. This flagship event celebrates entrepreneurial success within the University of Ottawa – L’Université d’Ottawa and the local business community to inspire like-minded students and professionals.
Getting Ready to CRUSH-IT!
We are joining the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation‘s Crush-it For Cancer event, in order to contribute to improving the lives of families facing cancer. This event will encompass a day of fitness, fun and wellness, as teams come together to raise funds and show their support for local cancer care. You can support us by making a donation here: http://donate.ottawacancer.ca/…/Events/2019CrushitforCancer…
The Growcer on Dragon’s Den
Congratulations to The Growcer – an Ottawa startup company for their success on Dragon’s Den this month. Co-founders Corey Ellis and Alida Burke asked for a quarter-million dollars in exchange for 25% of their company. They received an impressive 4 offers from the Dragons and walked away with a $250, 000 deal in exchange for 30% of their company. Michele Romanow mentioned that the show has not seen such success from students still enrolled in University before! Head over to the following link to watch the episode: https://www.cbc.ca/…/episodes/season-13/episode-12-season-13
Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup
By watching this 1 minute YouTube video created by the Cumberland Dukes PeeWee A3 hockey team, we can help them win the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup. This video is ranked one of the top 10 nation-wide and the winner will be based on the amount of YouTube views before Saturday February 9th. The real winner is CHEO, as the organization will get a $100,000 cheque! Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TylRp3in_j4&feature=youtu.be
David Logan and Trevor Kennedy are regular speakers at Invest Ottawa, lending their expertise to help our entrepreneurial community stay informed and educated. David recently spoke about ‘Doing Business in Canada’, highlighting key taxation considerations for foreign businesses seeking expansion into our nation. David and Trevor were also part of a panel of experts who spoke about various topics, including Scientific Research and Development (SRED) and financials projections to companies in the Pre-Accelerator Program at Invest Ottawa.
Recognizing Our Extraordinary Partners
As 2018 comes to an end, we would like to recognize and applaud our key partners. We are active and proud supporters of local entrepreneurial and educational organizations such as Invest Ottawa, the University of Ottawa‘s Telfer School of Management, Carleton University’s Lead to Win program, and Entrepreneurs’ Organization Ottawa. We have enjoyed our collaborative efforts and endeavors with each of our partners this past year and look forward to continue these mutually fulfilling partnerships in 2019.
Doing Business in China
Is it a good time to do business in China? This was the subject of our seminar held on November 7th at Invest Ottawa. We explored China’s business environment, its opportunities and challenges as well as the impact of tariffs. We would like to thank our guest speaker, Thaddaeus Mueller, Director of Fiducia Wealth Management, who provided us with thought-provoking material.
Understanding Taxes to Ensure You Pay Less
Who doesn’t want to pay less taxes? Anjali Dilawri delivered a presentation about just that, to Doris Belland’s Women’s Money Group on November 27th. The presentation focused on an overview of our tax system, personal taxes, corporate taxes and effective tax planning. Doris is the founder & CEO of Your Financial Launchpad and host of Women’s Money Group. She is also the author of Protect Your Purse, Shared Lessons for Women. Doris is a passionate advocate for women’s financial literacy. We were pleased to help further her impressive work in our business community.
Celebrating the Best
Congratulations to Desk Nibbles, Regional Group and Syntronic, all of the well-deserving recipients of a 2018 Best Ottawa Business Award! The Best Ottawa Business Awards, held on November 16th, was wonderful event which familiarized us with innovative, inspiring companies.
Top Choice Awards of Ottawa
Congratulations to the nominees for various Top Choice Awards of Ottawa: Ottawa Business Interiors, nominated for the ‘Top Office Furniture Supplier’ award; Remember Me Roofing, nominated in the ‘Top Roofing Contractor’ award; Stella Luna Gelato Café, nominated in the ‘Top Café’ award and Windsor Home Cleaning, nominated in the ‘Top Home Cleaning Services’ award. Your hard work and dedication are admirable and each nominee is a winner!
Logan Katz was excited to attend the First Annual JDRF Ottawa Dia-beat-it Soiree on November 15th. This event was held in celebration of hope for a cure for type 1 diabetes. A tribute was given to the honorary Co-Presidents, Brad McAninch and Jill McAninch-King of Modern Niagara. They have been instrumental in promoting awareness of type 1 diabetes and helping secure funding for innovative research to improve the quality of life of 300,000 Canadians and their families living with the disease.
Black Tie Bingo Ottawa
The 5th edition of Black Tie Bingo Ottawa was a smashing success, raising over $70,000! Logan Katz was the proud wine sponsor for this wonderful evening of fun for two great charities: Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and The OutCare Foundation. Our very own Mary Le and Marie-Soleil Lee enjoyed calling out numbers for one of the fastest games of the evening; “Bingo!” was called only 7 numbers in!
CASCO Charity Organization
Our firm was delighted to sponsor 19th annual CASCO Charity Organization on November 26. This annual event is organized by the University of Ottawa’s Telfer students in support of CHEO and raised an impressive $71,000 this year!
Sharing our Knowledge
On October 3rd, David Logan presented our financial forecasting workshop at Lead to Win’s Transnational Entrepreneurship Boot camp for Indian Women Entrepreneurs. Lead To Win is a community comprised of individuals and organizations coming together to support current and future entrepreneurs. This organization allows local entrepreneurs to launch and grow their ventures. Lead To Win aims to assist businesses with high-growth potential, as each venture is expected to generate an annual revenue of $1 million within three years.
LK Walks for Carmen
We did it! We walked the 20 km ‘walk together’ route through beautiful Ottawa, in loving memory of Carmen Cinanni. The original walk, scheduled for September 22nd, was cancelled due to tornadoes that affected its route. Therefore, our team, ‘LK Walks for Carmen’, decided to complete the walk ourselves on October 13th. Our walk began at the Accora Centre near and continued along the parkway, through downtown, and finish at The Maplesoft Centre on Alta Vista. We were exhausted, exhilarated and so very proud! Thank you to our amazing staff and our generous sponsors. We are still receiving donations and are thrilled to announce we have raised over $7,579! Together, we make a difference! Please visit the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s website to learn about the organization and how you can help.
Fighting for a Cure
Logan Katz attended the Fight for the Cure (FFTC) at the Hilton Lac Leamy on October 13th. Proceeds from the event go towards the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. This foundation is improving cancer care in eastern Ontario through cancer coaching, local research and clinical trials. It also works with families to ensure they have access to the best care possible and to empower them to become more active participants in their cancer experience. Founded in 2008, Fight for the Cure is Ottawa’s white-collar boxing gala, where participants trade their suits in for boxing gear. FFTC has seen competitors from all corners of the professional world, from lawyers to politicians! Head over to their site to learn more: https://www.fightforthecure.ca/
Eating for a Cause
We truly ate our hearts out at Le Gala des Grands Chefs, with the amazing dishes created by the famous local chefs! At least we can say we ate for a good cause, as proceeds form the event went the Canadian Cancer Society. This was a gourmet experience worthy of the finest tables to fight against all cancers. Thanks to the commitment of business people, top chefs and their teams, the event combines gastronomy with professional networking. It is the ideal occasion to get involved in our community while developing new relationships and making connections!
Building a Better World
As a SheEO Activator, we are ALL IN to support, finance and celebrate female innovators on their own terms! Together, we are bringing out the best in women through #RadicalGenoristy. SheEO pushes the reset button on how to support women. There are 500 women (‘activators’) in each year’s cohort, who contribute $1,100 each, as an act of radical generosity. The money is pooled together and loaned out at zero percent interest to five female-led ventures selected by the activators. All ventures are revenue-generating with excellent potential and are creating a better world through their products and/or services. The loans are paid back over five years and then loaned out again, creating a perpetual fund which will be passed on to our daughters, nieces and granddaughters. Find out more at: https://sheeo.world/activators/signup/
We were thrilled to celebrate Tammy Giuliani of Stella Luna Gelato Café, who was honored at BMO’s annual Celebrating Women event on October 23rd! Her remarkable contribution to the business community in the ‘Expansion and Growth in Small Business’ category did not go unnoticed! Congratulations Tammy, this calls for a double scoop of gelato! http://www.slgelato.com/
Women’s Business Network Lunch
On September 13th, we hosted a Women’s Business Network lunch and learn session on the ‘ABCs of HST’, presented by Anjali Dilawri. The session provided participants with a broad overview of HST-related topics, including useful tips and common traps to be weary of.
Ride to Defeat Diabetes
Logan Katz put together 3 teams to participate in JDRF‘s (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes on September 13th. Our Teams raised over $6,400 by participating in this fast paced, stationary bicycle-riding fundraiser! Thank you to everyone who participated, and to those who donated to such an important cause.
Accelerate OTT Presentation
Trevor Kennedy represented Logan Katz at Invest Ottawa’s Accelerate OTT event, which brought together Ottawa’s innovators, creators and inventors. It was an exciting and inspiring day for everyone involved!
Take a Swing at Cancer Golf Tournament
On June 7th Logan Katz was thrilled to participate in the Take a Swing at Cancer Golf Tournament, organized by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Our team of expert golfers, who call themselves ‘Weapons of Grass Destruction’, included Kyle, Robert, Cole and Matt. We had a blast giving to a good cause and you can to, just follow this link: https://bit.ly/34nfILm
Laughter and Konversation
On June 20th, we held another successful Laughter and Konversation event for women within the business community. A remarkable group of women engaged in fine Konversation, as they learned about one another over food and wine. The evening featured Candace Sutcliffe of C.A. Paradis/The Chef’s Paradise, who took the group on a tour through her business and learned experiences. Lauren Hayes-Van den Weghe from the Vine Agency also joined to help complement the tour with a select offering of delicious wine.