Over the last twelve years Marilyne has had the privilege of calling Airdrie home and can’t think of a better place to work, volunteer, and raise a family. Since September 2018, she has had the honour of leading the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce team as Executive Director.
Marilyne has a bilingual marketing degree from Campus St Jean in Edmonton and graduated from the Television Broadcasting program at SAIT.
She worked for Global News Calgary for several years but always had a passion for helping others. After starting a family with her husband Bruce over 16 years ago, she left broadcasting to pursue a fulltime career in the non-profit world. Having worked for organizations such as the MS Society, the Canadian Red Cross, and the Missing Children’s Society, Marilyne has built many strong connections and experiences in non-profit management.
Closer to home, Marilyne has had the privilege of working for Volunteer Airdrie, the Airdrie Public Library and ultimately, she found her place at the Airdrie Chamber where she has been able to grow our amazing organization while working with so many wonderful individuals.
Marilyne was awarded the Alberta Chamber Executive of the Year Award for 2021 and our team and business community is very lucky and grateful to have such an amazing leader. Marilyne has done and continues to do an incredible job of growing the chamber and increasing the value of what it means to be a member.
Originally from the east coast of Canada, Cheryl has spent the past 20 years living in Calgary and area; making Airdrie home for her and her family in 2018.
Cheryl has a diploma in Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio from SAIT and a certificate in Event Management from Mount Royal.
She spent several years planning and editing everything from corporate training videos to weddings before eventually deciding to pursue a career in events.
Having worked in the non-profit sector, a member based co-operative, and corporate environment, Cheryl thrives on creating memorable events. She has worked on local, national, and international events and created some core memories along the way. Highlights include cheering on / participating with her fellow team members in the Cayman Island and Kauai marathons, and facilitating a team in an In it to Win It competition for 600 conference goers.
She previously co-chaired the Airdrie Parade Committee, as well as facilitated mommy and baby classes through Mommy Connections. Cheryl is eager to create a strong sense of community and to support local businesses.
Marketing & Membership Coordinator
Tammy grew up in Saskatchewan and attended the Medicine Hat College where she received a Diploma in Visual Communications. After moving to Calgary and beginning her career in marketing, she started a consulting and graphic design business which she still operates today. She spent six years managing a small print shop and the next eight in various marketing roles for a large tech company.
Tammy and her family moved to Airdrie in 2011, missing the small-town community feel. While working full time in Calgary, she and a childhood friend decided to open an indoor cycling studio in Airdrie and became students in the pilot year of the SMARTstart entrepreneurial training program. They successfully opened their business in 2015 and Tammy quit her full-time job to become a full-time entrepreneur. She managed all aspects of the business, specifically marketing, events and even taught some classes. Tammy and her business partner continued throughout part of the global pandemic before deciding the long-term impact would be detrimental to their livelihoods. They closed their doors permanently after six years.
During the pandemic Tammy took on a part-time role as the Marketing Communications Coordinator at the Airdrie Chamber. Her role has now evolved to include part-time Membership Coordinator. Tammy has always had a passion for helping others and looks forward to supporting and advocating for businesses in the years to come.
Ally has called Airdrie and Crossfield home for almost 30 years. She currently residence in Airdrie with her husband and 2 daughters.
In 2014 she purchased an event planning business with her long time friend, together they planned vendor events showcasing local small business in communities all over Alberta. After 5 years the duo sold the business to move on to other opportunities. In 2020 they started a creative business from the ground up, Ally making Candles and her partner sharing her love for plants, Spark + Bloom came to life. This business has turned into a thriving ecommerce store as well as many products being featured in local brick and mortar store fronts.
Ally also owns and runs Wild Minds Kids Yoga, which allows her to live her lives Mantra ‘To be the person I needed when I was younger’. Connection and collaboration, is what fuels her soul.
She is an advocate for the shop local movement and a leader in the small business community, so it makes sense for her to move into a role with the Airdrie Chamber team. She looks forward to continuing her dream of being involved in the business community in a meaningful way.