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December 12 2022

Membership Launch Party recap!

Large blue Ampersand outside the lobby of the Ampersand building, decorated for the holidays

On December 6, we hosted our biggest party in years (maybe ever!) to celebrate the vibrant Calgary business community and our new membership model that reflects our great city. Presented by SureCall, our Membership Launch Party welcomed hundreds to the Ampersand, representing over 200 businesses at all levels. With 10 activations, 20 sponsors, and some of the best food pairings, it was an event to remember.

Thank you to every business and organization that supported this event, and every person who braved the -30C weather to celebrate with us. Our marketing campaign emphasizes that we believe we're Better Together, and this event made us take it to heart. We can accomplish anything as a cohesive, eager business community. The sky's the limit in 2023—let's tackle our collective challenges, together.

Here's what a few of our sponsors are saying:

"The Calgary Chamber of Commerce is the essential link for businesses in Calgary, and sponsoring this event provided Calgary Co-op with the opportunity to be part of a unique celebration of the revitalization of the Chamber, with exposure to hundreds of key leaders representing their organizations as members of the Chamber." – Ken Keelor | CEO, Calgary Co-op

"Community events like the Chamber's are an important part of how we grow our collective ecosystem, build a sense of belonging and create opportunities for collaboration and innovation. connectFirst Credit Union is proud to partner in spaces that support a more prosperous business community within Calgary, and a brighter future for all Albertans." – Sandi MacGregor, MBA | AVP Business Solutions, connectFirst Credit Union

"Crave inspires togetherness. We exist to help people connect and we were thrilled to partner with the Chamber on their Membership Launch Party. Carolyne and I have been in business for 18 years, we know how important it is to be part of and support the local community. The Chamber supports businesses like ours at all levels and embraces the entrepreneurial spirit and ambitious energy showcased by Calgary’s business leaders." – Jodi Willoughby | Co-Founder, Crave Cookies & Cupcakes

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Special thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor


Supporting and In-Kind Sponsors

Calgary Co-op

connectFirst Credit Union


Supporting Sponsors

CRBE Canada


Pathways Alliance


In-Kind Sponsors

Aspen Properties

Calgary Corporate Challenge

Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Surge


Golfuture YYC



OneWest Events

Print Three

Prospect Human Services

Village Brewery