Michael Wood is THE person in Ottawa advocating for small business to the government during COVID-19

eXclusive eXperience (hosted by eSAX) was pleased to welcome Michael Wood (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelwoodottawa), small business champion, who has taken it upon himself to represent entrepreneurs during COVID-19. He’s fighting hard for struggling businesses to be heard!

He is working day and night to support Ottawa small business as they fight to survive by speaking to entrepreneurs and all levels of government.


* Michael Wood’s experiences started in the music industry as a touring musician for ten years. Retiring from playing professionally in 2007, Michael Wood moved on to operate a music management and marketing company that partnered with Universal Music for distribution until 2010. In 2007 he also started teaching in a music industry program at Algonquin where he still is a professor today.

Michael Wood has won a 40 Under 40 in Ottawa while also named one of Ottawa’s Top 50 most influential people by Ottawa Life Magazine. He was awarded a Top 10 Under 40 by the Canadian Rental Association in 2013 and is a voting member for the Grammy Awards as well as the Juno Awards. Michael Wood was the American Idol Insider for various Fox affiliates, the Music Industry Analyst for Canada AM and other media. One the highlights of his career were being awarded a Capital Educators Award in Ottawa in 2013 for being one of the top 16 high school, college and/or university professors.

Michael Wood wrote a book on the business of music entitled “You’ve Got A Friend In The ‘Biz” which became the #1 best-selling music business book on Amazon Canada.

Michael Wood is the co-founder and managing partners at Ottawa Special Events, the only one-stop-shop for all event production rentals in Ottawa. Michael is also the co-founder of a start up AI communication company called the Message Centre.

His clients include The Juno Awards, The National Hockey League, Google, Starbucks, Cirque Du Soleil, FIFA, The Ottawa Senators the Davis Cup, Glow Fair, Capital Pride among others. His staff were hired to be the touring lighting technicians for the Dixie Chicks.

* The above information was taken from the public bio of Michael Wood as found on his LinkedIn profile.


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