United Way Lanark County is pleased to announce its partnership with Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. in hosting United Way’s Mix & Mingle Summer Social in Carleton Place. The networking event is one of kind in our area. Mix & Mingles bring together business professionals, entrepreneurs, and like-minded community members in Lanark County and surrounding areas, allowing attendees a chance to meet and network with other community-minded people from different sectors, and learn how to get involved with their community.
The Mix & Mingle Summer Social is in cooperation with the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce and is being held on Wednesday, August 22nd in the spacious showroom at Bean’s Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd., 375 McNeely Ave, between 6:00p.m.and 8:30 p.m.
The evening will feature three local guest speakers highlighting the importance of individual and organizational social responsibility, engaging in local social issues as well as provide insight into running a successful and socially conscious business. Event sponsor Keith Bean will discuss the upcoming driving landscape through the lens of autonomous cars, ride sharing, electric cars, alternative fuels, and future trends in personal transportation trends. “We are so excited to host the first Ever Mix & Mingle Event in Carleton Place!” commented Keith Bean, President of Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. “The issues are real and the speakers will help us all understand what’s happening in our world today.”
Caleb Groeneweg is Director of Shmoofy Poof Creative, which is a B Corp Certified creative agency that offers photography and videography services. Creating films and documentaries for charities and small businesses, as well as specialising in design and marketing, Caleb will share how running a business for profit isn’t enough anymore, “That ‘People over Profit’ and this new era of B Corp Certified companies are changing the business landscape to better our world. The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that businesses impact and serve more than just shareholders – business services have an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet.”
“We want to empower people to collaborate and drive change,” explains Fraser Scantlebury, Regional Director of United Way Lanark County. “These types of events and initiatives allow people to learn about the needs in their community, volunteer their time, and put their dollars to work where they will have the greatest impact.”
With more awareness around the importance of mental health emerging over the past few years, the event will also feature community advocate Patrick Miller from The Mental Wellness Room, who will shed insight on the day-to-day reality of people who are living with mental health in all of its forms. The Mental Wellness Room is a grassroots initiative designed to be a safe place for people living with mental illness to socialize and connect with peers who have overcome adversity and can offer their experience and support to others facing similar circumstances in a compassionate way. There are currently two local Mental Wellness Rooms, one in Carleton Place and one in Almonte. Joining Patrick will be Tamara Derkzen, Program Manager at Lanark County Mental Health, who supervises the Mental Wellness Room program.
All attendees will be entered into a draw to win one of three prizes including the grand prize – a free weekend rental of a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox from Bean Chevrolet valued at $300 (Includes a tank of fuel; must be 21 with a valid driver’s license and an insured vehicle to qualify).
The event will also feature the instrumental musical talents of local artist Terry Tufts, a guitar virtuoso.
Appetizers will be included with admission, with catering by The Leatherworks in Carleton Place – refreshments will be available for purchase. Attendees must be 19 years of age or older.
Tickets are $15 and are available at here!.
Funds raised from the Mix & Mingle ticket sales and donations collected will support United Way and its partners’ Mental Health programs in Lanark County.