October is Small Business Month

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It’s Small Business Month in Airdrie Alberta

From classes and workshops, to leadership and public speaking opportunities, business awards, and networking events, there are so many ways to celebrate business in Airdrie.
Here is a list of all the business events taking place in Airdrie in October.



Celebrating Small Business Breakfast

10/15/2018 @ 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Woodside Golf Course

This breakfast buffet will be followed by the introduction of the 2018 Airdrie Business Awards Finalists and our guest speaker Michael Selci from the BDC.

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Airdrie Business Awards Gala

10/18/2018 @ 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Bert Church LIVE Theatre

The 20th Annual Airdrie Business Awards Gala

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Crossfield & District Business Awards

10/19/2018 @ 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM at Crossfield Community Centre

Walk the red carpet with nominees, business leaders, and community members. Everyone welcome!

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Business After Hours

10/11/2018 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick Ltd Airdrie

The Airdrie Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the upcoming Business After Hours networking mixer and trade show at Davis Chevrolet Airdrie. You will have the opportunity to enjoy some R and R (referrals and relationship building), while enjoying complimentary food and beverages. Registration is required.

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Airdrie Business Network

Monday Evenings @ 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Toad n Turtle in Airdrie
Wednesday Mornings @ 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Cam Clark Ford in Airdrie

We are a business networking group open to membership for all business professionals who want to contribute to the economic development and growth in Airdrie. No membership fees.

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Export Development Canada Meet and Greet

09/25/2018 @ 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Airdrie City Hall

Export Development Canada (EDC) is pleased to be working with the City of Airdrie Economic Development to hold an open information session for the business community on how we can help Canadian companies grow beyond our borders. The session aims to provide the necessary information to give you the confidence and support to consider exporting.

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Digital Marketing – Tactics to Succeed in the Mobile Environment

09/26/2018 @ 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at Airdrie Chamber of Commerce

Learn how to capitalize on society’s shift to mobile from a marketing perspective. We will review how to use marketing tactics of all kinds to ensure that your business is doing what needs to be done to succeed in the mobile environment.

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Doing Business with Government 101

09/26/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at The City of Airdrie

Join the City of Airdrie’s Economic Development and Procurement Departments to learn more about how to do business with the government.

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Tools & Tips for Creating a Month of Social Media Content in One Day

09/27/2018 @ 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Bow Valley College

This 1 hour seminar is jam packed with the tools and information you need to manage your company’s social media pages easily and efficiently. You will be able to create a month’s worth of content in just 1 day, leaving more time for strategy, outreach, and breathing easy!

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Clarifying NAFTA

10/02/2018 @ 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM at Airdrie Chamber of Commerce

As the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) re-negotiations lurch from forced optimism to apprehension, small businesses in Canada need to face the possibility that the trade deal might collapse. Join the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce for a discussion featuring Carlo Dade, Director of Trade & Investment Centre, Canada West Foundation. Carlo will discuss NAFTA and what businesses can do now to prepare.

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Critical Skills and Competencies in the Workplace

10/03/2018 @ 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Bow Valley College

Do your employees work as an agile and effective team?

Changing times are transforming the nature of competencies. With the potential inclusion of automation and AI in workplaces, discussions around the importance of competencies and critical skills are becoming more prominent and frequent.

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Developing Your Ideas with the Business Model Canvas

10/18/2018 @ 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Bow Valley College

Do you have a business idea but not sure if you can make it work? We can help!

This Small Business Week join us for this free workshop to learn how the Business Model Canvas works and how you can create your own simplified strategic business plan! Be prepared to work on your idea and come out with a plan of your very own.

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Adaptability in Business

10/24/2018 @ 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Best Western Banquet Room

Are you prepared for unexpected changes in your business? Come to this interactive event to learn from the one of the authors of the book Spiders in Space and the former president of DIRTT about how to become adaptable to changes in your business world.

After party at Fitzsimmons Brewing Company!

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SMARTstart Info Session

10/24/2018 @ 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Airdrie Chamber of Commerce

Applications to the program are accepted in the Fall of each year, for the following year’s program. Each year there are up to 20 spots available.

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AWBA Professional Development Day

09/29/2018 @ 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM at Apple Creek Golf Course

AWBA presents a day to promote professional development for all women in business, whether you are an employee, business owner, entrepreneur, or someone who has an idea. The day will host special guest speakers from different industries such as Digital Marketing, Leadership, Organization, etc. and will also include networking sessions and trade tables for local vendors.

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Airdrie Discovery Toastmasters

10/22/2018 @ 7:15 PM to 10:15 PM at Cam Clark Ford Community Room

Toastmasters is a club that promotes public speaking and helps people polish and refine their public speaking skills. If you are interested in public speaking, need to do public speaking as part of your job, or are looking to improve your public speaking skills, this is for you. No previous experience required!

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Mentor the Next Generation of Business Leaders!

10/02/2018 @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Cam Clark Ford Airdrie

Company Program is a hands-on opportunity for youth to start and own their own business. Students will create their own product or service, while learning to run their business from start-up through liquidation. Volunteers will guide the students through the 18 week program, with the opportunity to share their knowledge and mentor the next generation!

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10/12/2018 @ 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM at Airdrie Hampton Inn & Suites

Live2Lead is a leader development experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. You’ll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed day event. Learn from world-class leadership experts in the morning and return to your office ready to implement your new action plan and lead with renewed passion and commitment.

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