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We hope OttawaNeighbours helps you get to know your business-owning neighbours and inspires you to support local. Feel free to leave us a comment or follow us on social media.

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Marianne Rothbauer

Co-Founder, Photographer & Creative Director

Marianne Rothbauer is a professional Branding & Lifestyle photographer with international experience. In addition, her work includes food styling, commercial, real estate and corporate photography. Marianne's passion and creativity brings  the visuals and storytelling of local business owners to OttawaNeighbours. As a business owner, Marianne believes in creative collaboration and supporting local business.




Michael Irwin

Co-Founder, Business Development

Michael Irwin works in Financial Planning with Meldrum Horne & Associates, an independent group benefits and pension consulting firm based in Ottawa. His professional focus is on planning for business owners. Michael's dedication to networking and linking like-minded individuals brings the connectivity and collaborative spirit to OttawaNeighbours.


Nikki Gillingham

Contributing Partner, Content Creator & Strategist

Nikki is a content marketing expert and owner of Blue Whale Communications. With a focus on storytelling, she helps organizations grow by helping them build lasting connections with clients and the community. Her passion for getting to know other business owners and what motivates them everyday inspires her writing for OttawaNeighbours.