December Mid-Month E-Newsletter Sponsored By
Government Grants Available

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) gives eligible Alberta businesses an opportunity to increase their productivity, the skill levels of their employees, and their ability to retain workers.
Visit to apply.

CAREERS – a non-profit organization that brings together industry, schools, government and communities to guide youth into successful career paths. CAREERS works with Alberta schools to connect students to employers for paid internships. The Youth Internship Incentive Program provides qualified employers with up to $3600 per intern.

Driving Back to Work – a grant program to support unemployed Albertans pursuing careers in the trucking industry.


Job Bank - Employer Resources – advertise your job for free to thousands of job seekers across Canada. Job Bank’s free tools and resources can help you find, hire, and retain the right workers, learn about diversity and inclusion in the workplace, explore the job market and stay informed about employment standards. Jobs for Ukraine provides information on how to promote jobs to Ukrainians coming to Canada to escape the crisis in their country.

Wage subsidies and other assistance programs - – information to help you hire the right employees for your business.

Canada Summer Jobs – provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.
Advocacy in Action
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce is a federation of 116 community-based chambers of commerce representing more than 22,500 job creators.
Policy win: Strengthening Alberta’s justice system 

Amendments would allow more claims to be dealt with through the provincial court, which uses simplified and cost-effective processes and is located in 72 communities throughout the province. The last time the civil claims limit for the provincial court was increased was in 2014.

The proposed improvements will also allow future increases to the civil claims limit in the provincial court. Currently, the limit is $50,000. Amendments will permit government to adjust the limit by regulation up to a maximum of $200,000.

Policy win: Supporting affordable housing projects

In 2021, Alberta’s government introduced a 10-year strategy to expand affordable housing called Stronger Foundations. This strategy puts Alberta on track to increase affordable housing units by 25,000. Launching the Affordable Housing Partnership Program is a key step to ensuring housing is accessible for Albertans across the province.

The new Affordable Housing Partnership Program is open for applications to help public, non-profit and private sectors work together to build and deliver affordable housing for seniors, families, individuals with low incomes, developmental disabilities, physical challenges, victims of violence, and others.

Hiring Intentions survey open

The Alberta Chambers of Commerce has launched its 4th Hiring Intentions survey. This survey takes around 4 minutes to complete and closes Tuesday, December 20 at 5:00 pm.

The 2021 Hiring Intentions survey was cited as a source of information in the Budget 2022 document from the Government of Alberta, and the report from the 2022 Municipal Red Tape Survey Report will be made available to the network next week
Upcoming Chamber Events
Exhibitor Registration opens early January!

Early Bird rates* will be available from January 9th - 31st.

The Airdrie Home & Lifestyle Show is a great place to showcase your business! Check out the sponsorship opportunities available.

*Chamber members only.
Workshop: There’s no "R" in sales… but there should be - Only a few spots left!

Selling is the key to any business. Unfortunately, "sell" is the four letter "s" word that makes a lot of people cringe, but it shouldn't!

This workshop will give you tips on how to have a successful sales process which will not only provide you with a huge ROI, but also ensures customers come back for more because of the value you provide!

January 17th, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
Registrations are non refundable. Registration will be capped at 20 for this event. Registration deadline is Monday, January 16 at 10:00 am.
Casual Chamber Connections

This installment of Chamber Connections is new to the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce for 2023. The goal of this event is to casually come together at a local brewery to connect without any formal agenda. 

See who you connect with! This is a come and go event but does require registration. There is no cost to attend, simply clear up your tab with the brewery before you leave. 

January 26th, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

948 Brewing Co. Ltd.

Registration closes on Thursday, January 26th at 9:00 am and will be capped at 35 guests.
Invite your fellow business owners to Meet Your Chamber

If you know anyone who is not currently a member of your local Airdrie Chamber and engaging with Airdrie largest business network, taking advantage of value added benefits and savings, learning, advocating for or growing their business, we encourage you to invite them to join us for a free coffee, a short presentation to learn more about the Airdrie Chamber and how we can help with all of the above!
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
The Airdrie Chamber is Celebrating 50 Years!
NEW in 2023! The Airdrie Chamber is proud to be celebrating our 50th Anniversary with some unique sponsorship opportunities.

Join in the celebration by being one of twelve Monthly 50th Anniversary Campaign Sponsors and/or be one of our sponsors for the 50th Golden Jubilee Gala held in the Fall of 2023. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!
Exclusive Member Marketing Opportunities
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Looking to get the word out?

Chamber-based advertising and marketing is available to our members through our website, our exclusive members Facebook community, our bi-monthly e-newsletter, arena and highway signage. In addition, we graciously accept prize donations on a regular basis for our events. 

2023 newsletter opportunities now available!
Promote, Network, Collaborate & More!
Tag @airdriechamber in your social posts and we will share!
Tag the Airdrie Chamber in your social posts and we will share to our channels during business hours. Be sure to post news, events, offers, job opportunities, etc. in the Airdrie Chamber Exclusive Members Community Facebook group!
Think Local First This Holiday Season
It’s Small Business Season

Airdrie Chamber Members are offering special incentives for you to shop local and save!
Stay home, stay warm, and shop in bed all while supporting local!

Shop across multiple local vendors and checkout with one transaction! Shop beauty, retail, food, pet supplies, gift cards and more!
Members In Motion
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Annual Holiday Luncheon sponsored by Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick, FortisAlberta, Kalix Legacy Foundation and Vitreous Glass.

Such an inspiring presentation from the new City of Airdrie Manager, Horacio Galanti, who has climbed the 7 Summits and 2 poles! If you find your passion, you will succeed!

On behalf of the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce staff and Board of Directors, we wish you very Happy Holidays and we look forward to working with you in 2023!
A very special thank you to our sponsors and our host Woodside Golf Course for the festive atmosphere, amazing lunch, and service as always. These events wouldn't be possible without your support.
As part of the Davis Auto Group, they are a third- generation family business that has been serving Albertans for over 50 years. The Davis Auto Group came to Airdrie in 2012 when they purchased Airdrie Motors and began Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick. They realize that a successful business is all about the people whether it's their customers or their team. Over the last decade they have created a culture within their team centered around the values of integrity, family, loyalty, community, and trust.

At Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick, their goal is to deliver a world-class sales and service experience through their Five Pillars of Success;

  • Customer First, Always! 
  • Have Urgency in All They Do 
  • Always be Promoting Their Company Through Their Actions and Words 
  • Empower Their People to Own it and Make Things Right for Their Clients 
  • Seek Continuous Improvement, Be Better Everyday

Their business offers sales and leasing of new Chevrolet, GMC and Buick models as well as Certified Pre-Owned Used Vehicles. In addition, they offer an express oil change lane, full mechanical services, a tire center along with genuine GM parts and accessories. They are proud to be part of the Airdrie business community and would appreciate any opportunity to be of service to its residents or local businesses. Thank you.
As an Alberta-based company, FortisAlberta touches the lives of many people as a neighbour and business partner. They deliver the electricity that empowers Albertans to succeed. They keep the power on, not just because it’s their job, but because they care about the people they serve. They are reliable, honest and dedicated to their work because our customers and communities matter to them.
At FortisAlberta, they strive to strengthen their established industries, boost emerging sectors and integrate new technologies. They’re pleased to be a part of energizing Alberta. Whether through building infrastructure to provide a safe and reliable system or modernizing their grid to provide real-time restoration, reducing operating response efforts to the 240 communities they serve. Many of their 1,100 employees live and work in these communities, with close to 300 in Airdrie, which lends to an enhanced sense of pride and responsibility in maintaining a system of more than 127,000 kilometres of power lines, and over 100,000 streetlights.
They believe in building strong partnerships and supporting their customers and communities to power their homes, farms and businesses. They are committed to making improvements to their distribution system and practices to improve reliability and affordability. They’re here to support their customers and their neighbours in the journey to build an economically prosperous, diverse and sustainable Alberta.
The Kalix Legacy Foundation of Airdrie was created to honour Kalix Langenau’s dream of helping out financially challenged families cover the cost of program and training fees, as well as equipment costs, so that every child has the same opportunity that he had to participate in all sports programs offered right here in Airdrie. They also provide funding for kids who have lost a parent or sibling, because they know first-hand about the mental and financial hardships faced during such unfortunate times.

They can cover anywhere from 50% to 100% of the registration fees and equipment costs depending on the program or training, the applicants financial situation and on funds available. All of their funding is raised through sponsorship, donations, and fundraising. They are proud to say that the funds they raise stay local and support local youth.

It is their greatest wish that Kalix’s legacy continue to live on through the youth helped by this foundation.
Vitreous Glass has been operating a waste glass recycling business in Airdrie since 1995 and is a proud supporter of many local organizations and programs throughout our community.

Vitreous collects 90,000 tonnes of post-consumer waste glass annually, which is cleaned, crushed and sold to three large fibreglass insulation manufacturers who use it as a raw material in their production facilities.
Vitreous understands a safe, educated and supportive community is the key to a satisfied citizenry and a thriving economy. Vitreous considers these four organizations to be the pillars of support in Airdrie and they are proud, long-term contributors to their causes:
  • Airdrie Food Bank
  • Airdrie Boys and Girls Club
  • Airdrie Public Library
  • Community Links
We look forward to seeing our members at future events!
Member News, Events & Opportunities
Coldest Night of the Year

The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. on February 25, 2023 - team up, fundraise, walk, and gather for good... because it’s cold out there.
Enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card to support local businesses!

Shop With Owners is your one-stop shop to discover perfect gifting ideas from exceptional small businesses around you. Putting them in the spotlight is another way that TELUS is a proud supporter of Canadian business.
Do you have exciting news you would like to share with the chamber network?

Tag us on social media @airdriechamber or email and we will do our best to get the word out!
December Mid-Month E-Newsletter Sponsored By
Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
102, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
403. 948.4412