Join us for our 2nd annual Mindful March Luncheon at Secret Galley on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.
At the event, you will have the opportunity to network, listen, and learn from local non-profits on the invaluable services they provide our community. We then encourage businesses to get involved with these important organization.
Following lunch, you will hear from local business owners in our "Giving Back Panel ". Panelists will highlight how giving back is incorporated into their business models and how everyone wins with this methodology.
In addition to the panel, attendees will participate in structured roundtable discussions around the theme that "doing good, is good for business" and highlight how you are incorporating this into your business model, as well as brainstorming how you could incorporate this into your business strategy moving forward.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Get to know your local non-profits (exhibitors tables at the Best Western Hotel)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Buffet lunch at Secret Galley Restaurant
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Giving Back Panel/Round Table
Local Non-Profit Exhibitors:
Airdrie Regional Chamber of Commerce non-profits are invited to exhibit at the event for FREE.
Click here to register as a non-profit exhibitor.
Deadline to submit your application is Friday, March 1, 2024. Limited space available for up to 20 organizations. Exhibitors will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.
Please note that non-profits who would like to stay for the luncheon and panel discussion are asked to register and pay for this portion of the event.
Airdrie & District Community Foundation
Airdrie Festival of Lights Society
Airdrie Food Bank
Airdrie Meals on Wheels
Bethany Care Foundation
Kalix Legacy Foundation of Airdrie
The Thumbs up Foundation
Universal Rehabiliation Service Agency (URSA)
Vecova - Centre for Disability Services & Research
Giving Back Panelists:
Airdrie Music Lessons
Raised in Nova Scotia, Anthony Burbidge graduated from Mount Allison University’s Bachelor Of Classical Music program in 1993. The following year, he relocated to Calgary where, over the next decade, he worked at and managed the nine-time CCMA Canadian Music Retailer Of The Year - Sam The Record Man in Chinook Centre.
Following this, he worked as a singer-song writer, performer, and studio engineer/producer for five years. During this time, he performed throughout North America, released six albums, and won several song writing awards.
In 2010, Burbidge pivoted and began teaching music lessons from his Luxstone basement studio. Beginning with just one student, the little local business would eventually be branded as Airdrie Music Lessons. Over the past 13 years, AML has grown to a current team of 14 employees and has served thousands of Airdrie families. Sonce its inception, AML has been nominated for and won numerous business awards, including the most recent, Airdrie Chamber Of Commerce’s “2023 Legacy Business Award.”
As part of AML’s vision for creating community within our community, the business has given back by providing free lessons to deserving kids, training the next generation through its intern program, providing entertainment for local organizations, and donating funds and prizes to local charities.
Owner & Dental Hygienist
The Beautiful Tooth Company
Sami is redefining the dental experience with her unique approach and commitment to taking down barriers to oral health care. Being a dental hygienist for over 20 years and having a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Sami decided to open The Beautiful Tooth Company in 2019 with the focus on disease prevention, improving health and helping patients achieve optimal wellness. Through education and awareness, she aims to empower her patients to taking control of their oral health and reducing the risk of systemic illnesses & costly dental treatment in the future. Believing everyone deserves affordable and quality care , Sami lowers her service fees and happily works within people’s budgets to make care accessible. This passion leads her to hold an annual free dental care day to help those in need who may have financial limitations. She also knows that a healthy bright smile increases self confidence so she offers complimentary teeth whitening to her patients. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and incorporating the latest innovation in her practice elevates the standard of care in an effective and efficient manner. As her business continues growing, she is dedicated in showing gratitude to her patients, supporting local businesses and giving back to the community.
Wendy Bates, an accomplished hairstylist and proud owner of The Hair Lounge in Airdrie for the past 15 years, is deeply engaged in community initiatives. In addition to her salon responsibilities, she actively volunteers her time and expertise to various service projects. Wendy also spearheads events like the 10$ Haircut Day and Girls Night Out, directing all proceeds towards local charities. Her commitment to giving back exemplifies her belief in thanking the community for their support, reflecting values of compassion, generosity, and community engagement.
Chamber Ambassador Program:
This event offers our Chamber Ambassador Program!
Chamber Ambassadors must be:
- an active Airdrie Chamber of Commerce member (in good standing) for a minimum of two years. Chamber Ambassadors will have a strong knowledge of the Chamber's mandate and goals. When registering to attend this event, you will have three options to choose from:
- I want to volunteer to be a Chamber Ambassador
- Please pair me with a Chamber Ambassador at the event
- I am not interested in being part of the Chamber Ambassador program.
Opting to volunteer to be a Chamber Ambassador? You can expect an email 24 hours prior to the event as to who you are matched with. As a Chamber Ambassador, you will mix & mingle with your matches and introduce them to your business acquaintances in attendance while also having a seat at your table.
The goal of the Chamber Ambassador program is to assist our Chamber in enhancing connections in the Airdrie regional business community.
For more information, contact Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-948-4412.