This award is presented to a business that has been operating for at least 2 years and has had the largest impact in the community through philanthropy, volunteerism, and overall commitment to making Airdrie a great place to live and do business.
- Business must hold a valid City of Airdrie business license.
- Nominees have not received this award in the past five years.
- Business must be operating for a minimum of two years.
- Majority of business activities must be located within the City of Airdrie.
Greatest Impact Award Finalists
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Airdrie Family Eye Doctors
Airdrie Family Eye Doctors is here to make a positive difference in the world. Our philosophy is to provide exceptional eyecare service that is accessible to all. We protect and enhance vision, one of the greatest gifts we have. With exceptional eyecare, we can help others live their best lives. It allows children to perform their best at school, drivers to get around safely and for all to have the dignity of seeing our reflections in the mirror and the faces of those whom we love. We believe in kindness and generosity. We are proud to have initiated the “Eye Love Airdrie” campaign during COVID to support local businesses. We have successfully raised over $15,000 for local families who are bravely fighting eye cancers and family trauma. We are proud supporters of many noteworthy local nonprofits. We are so much more than an eye clinic, we are a team of passionate people caring for others, to allow them to live their best lives possible.
Airdrie Music Lessons (AML) began with one student in 2010 & now serves over 400. AML employs 5 full time & 7 part time staff, & provides work for local contractors. AML offers Singing, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Ukulele, Rock Band & Fine Arts Classes to students aged 3 & up AND immersive Rock Star Summer Camps & a variety of free community programming throughout the year (movie nights, listening parties, AML TV Game show, workshops, etc.) Students attend weekly lessons & perform in the local community (2 annual large scale BCT concert days, Good Earth Coffeehouse gigs, charity fundraisers (100 Men/Women, Thumbs Up Foundation, Shriners, Rotary, etc.), Boo At The Creek, Christmas events, Canada Day Parade, festivals & trade shows, etc.) Awards & recognition: 2020 Airdrie Business Award Finalist (Innovation Award) 2019 Best Music School in The Star Metro 2018 Arts Educator Of The Year Award Nominee (Mayor's Awards) 2017 Arts Educator Of The Year Award Nominee (Mayor's Awards) 2016 Positive Music Video Of The Year Winner.
Ambition Performing Arts (APA)
We are an Airdrie based Performing Arts School that offers Dance, Music, and Theatre classes. We start with parented classes at 1 yr to pre-professional. Beginners are our specialty. Parents need quality programming they can feel good about investing in that matches their values. We work hard to provide a family first atmosphere, focussing on age appropriate development and happy, healthy training that teaches life skills through the arts. We do this while setting the gold standard business practices and technology in our industry. Families are able to choose their level of participation from a variety of participation commitments. The magic lies in tailor-made experiences that foster our students today, and creates leaders for tomorrow. We know that less than 5% of our students will go on to become Professional Performers, but 100% of our students will use the life skills they gain throughout their education with Ambition Performing Arts.
Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick
Davis Chevrolet is part of the Davis Auto Group coming into being In July 2012 when they acquired Airdrie Motors. The Davis Auto Group is a third-generation family owned business serving Albertans for several decades. John Davis Sr. started it all in Fort Macleod then transferred the business to his son John Jr. in 1975! In turn John Jr's three boys, Tim, Mike and Luke have grown the group to what it is today! We believe that it speaks to our culture and way of doing business that many of our group employees have worked with us for over 25 years. Our people have seen our business grow and know that we believe they are the key to our success. Davis Chevrolet operates through the oversight of its Managing Partner, Glenn Smaha, a proud Airdronian since joining us in 2012. Over the years Glenn has been in involved the local Chamber, Community Links, Rotary Club and many other causes. He encourages our people to get similarly involved as community is at the heart of what we do!
Pauls Pizza Steakhouse & Lounge has been offering quality and affordable dining since 1995. This “Airdrie Staple” has excelled by offering a large and diverse menu while also providing exceptional and friendly service. Pauls Pizza has earned an outstanding reputation and has been rewarded with an abundant amount of awards including Airdrie’s Best Restaurant.