In 1987, John Pigott of Morrison Lamothe Inc., and several other prominent Ottawa families, founded the Ottawa Chapter of CAFE. CAFE Ottawa serves not only the Ottawa Carleton region but the surrounding area as well. With members in Smiths Falls, Hawkesbury and the Ottawa Valley, our boundaries continue to expand. From large, well known household names to small Mom & Pop shops, CAFE Ottawa has something for every family business. Where there is a family business, there is a need for CAFE.
Featured above (l to r) Brittany Caldwell (future successor), Grete Hale of Morrison Lamothe, Kim McWaters Managing Director of CAFE Ottawa, Deborah Morh-Caldwell of Goldie Mohr Ltd & Past President of CAFE Ottawa, Eileen Hennemann of Deep Partners Brand Design & President of CAFE Ottawa, Ann McKenna of Goldie Mohr Ltd.
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The Sprott School of Business and CAFE Ottawa joined forces to present a Family Business Essay Award several years ago. Each year, 4 students in an MBA program have the chance to win one of (4) $250 cash awards by submitting essays on Family Business. To read some of the past recipients papers, click on the link below.