March 2018 Print

Thank you!

In recent months, we've had many members (new and renewing) join NEBA.  Thank you for the opportunity to work with you as a member of the North Edmontn Business Association.  This special edition is to introduce our members to our networks (E-Newsletter, Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook).  We hope you will consider exploring the products and/or services they have to offer for yourself, your clients and/or your connections. 

As a nonprofit association, we are able to host business mixers (breakfast and after work), tradeshows, luncheons, special events through sponsorship ( association and events), membership sales, tradeshow table sales, advertising on website or in our e-newsletter. 

Our mission statement is to raise awareness of North Edmonton - North of Yellowhead Trail connecting businesses from North West to North East.   NEBA is a legally incorporated independent business association on October 16, 2014 in the Province of Alberta.   
We are pleased to work with Sponsors and Members from all areas of Edmonton and surrounding Regions and/or Municipalities. Consider a membership with NEBA or Sponsorship Opportunities for you and/or your business today. [ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION] or contact us today for more details. 


Looking to explore ways to network and get your name out in 2018? Talk to us today about opportunities available by working with NEBA: a) membership, b) sponsorship, c) advertising on our website or in our e-newsletter or d) event sponsor.   

Kim Nguyen, RCIC, Notary Public, Executive Assistant, Email: or 780.905.5025   

Loan Gowers, BComm, CFP, FMA, FCSI, Executive Director & President  780.803.1678 

(Connect with us on LinkedIn, Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook Page).

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Major Sponsors & Contributors

Special thanks to Usha Pawluski PC for renewing their association sponsorship with North Edmonton Business Association.

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Welcome New Member

Roger Allen - RBC Mortgage Specialist,
16909 103 A Ave 
Edmonton, AB, T5P 4Y5
(w): 7807171616 | (C): 7807171616 |(F):

Your new home doesn't come with mortgage advice. I do.


When it comes to your mortgage, it is important to make sure you get the home you really want, with flexible financing solutions that are right for you.This is where I come in. I’m here to help you get the mortgage you need to suit your lifestyle and to make your home ownership goals happen.

Supported by the considerable resources and expertise of RBC Royal Bank®, I will provide you expert advice and service for your home financing needs. I can help you understand the economic environment and ensure your financing suits your current situation and your future plans. You’ll enjoy the confidence of knowing you are working with a professional who has only your best interests in mind.   

If you are looking to make informed mortgage decisions, contact me today and I will be in touch with you within 24 hours.


Linda Rose Blanchette, Owner, Creative Director
Diva Communications Inc,
6421 112 ave 
Edmonton, AB, T5W0N9
(w): 780 479-3895 | (C): 780 984 4564 |(F):

Demanding perfection, delivering results.

Diva Communications Inc. is an Edmonton-based graphic design studio. We combine outstanding creative flair and solid strategic thinking to ensure your message takes centre stage.

No drama, no tantrums, no hissy fits — we focus on the big picture and sweat the tiniest details. From concept to completion, our goal is to get you noticed.

Our Design Services

Edmonton Print DesignPRINT Edmonton Logo Design LOGOSEdmonton Branding Diva CommunicationsBRANDING
Advetisting Edmonton StudioADVERTISING Edmonton Website DesignWEBSITES & SOCIAL MEDIA
Edmonton Signage & DisplaysSIGNAGE & DISPLAYSPackaging & Promo Design Edmonton Diva CommunicationsPACKAGING & PROMO PIECES
Illustrations & Infographics EdmontonILLUSTRATIONS & INFOGRAPHICS

The Benefits of Going Diva

We’re a small studio. And that’s a huge advantage for you. There are no back channels to go through. No getting lost in the shuffle. 
You deal directly with the decision makers — always.

We may be small, but we’re mighty. We’re a tight-knit group of seasoned communications professionals with solid industry connections. We draw on our experience and alliances to successfully undertake projects of any scope. We may be perfectionists, but we’re very easy to work with. It could be why our clients tend to stay with us for the long term.

Meet Our Team



Creative Director              Art Director                        Designer                    
Owner                               Vixen                                  Gallivanter 
Freckle Accumulator        Tattoo Enthusiast              Secret Ginger                        
Natalie Johnson of Diva Communications


Account Coordinator             Designer
Bespectacled                         Calming Influence
Caffeine Fiend                       Nosher

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Welcome New Members

Fast, eco-friendly junk removal in Edmonton

Junk King Franchise Owner, James Wilson.

Meet the Owner

With an impressive background in the finance industry working as a financial, mortgage, and investment advisor, Franck Gauly, owner of Junk Works Edmonton, was eager to own his own successful business that would also benefit his local community. Junk Works is the premier option to service residential and commercial customers for removal of junk items like household appliances, yard rubbish, furniture, remodeling and construction debris, and miscellaneous trash waste.

Franck’s family is involved in the day to day operations of the business and have a common goal to deliver the best service in junk removal with impeccable satisfaction to every customer. “Understanding that customer service is key. We will strive to make the customer happy at all times,” stated Franck. The whole team at Junk Works Edmonton wants to ensure that they are the top of mind junk removal service for every resident, and leave every job with a clutter free home.

The natural beauty that Canada’s ‘festival city’ has to offer is important to Franck and his family. Therefore, owning a business that is environmentally friendly was of top priority. Junk Works strives to deliver the greenest solution to rubbish disposal by reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfills. When you book an appoint with Franck and his team of junk removal professionals, you can have peace of mind knowing that up to 60% of the waste you’re getting rid of is recycled, reused, or donated in an efficient and suitable manner. If you need Junk Works Edmonton services, call 1.888.888.JUNK (5865) or book online.


Susan Whalen Janzen, B.Ed., Realtor

MaxWell Challenge Realty, 

201, 6650-177 Street 
Edmonton, AB, T5T 4J5
(w): 780-483-4848 | (C): 780-893-7989 |(F): 780-433-5292

Susan Janzen, B. Ed has been a residential Realtor in Edmonton and area and she is also a member of REIN (Real Estate Investment Network) since 2003.  She is an expert in ACCESSIBLE AND BARRIER FREE HOMES and works with Sellers, Buyers, Investors and Seniors.   She listens,  puts her clients needs first and you can count on her honesty and integrity during and long after the transaction is complete.   Prior to her Real Estate career, Susan was a Special Education Teacher for six years and prior to teaching, as Susan Whalen, she was a professional singer and chosen by the City of Edmonton as the first local Klondike Kate and the first to serve two consecutive years. She sang on stage, radio and TV in Canada and the USA and is a recording artist.  She still loves to sing at seniors homes and hospitals and the anthem at special events.      

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Welcome New Members

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Maria V Justo, Employment Services Job Developer
13325 St. Albert Trail, NW 
Edmonton, AB, T5L 4R3
(w): 7804549656 | (C): 7807109677 |(F):  


Our Mission Statement

Chrysalis provides personalized services to assist individuals with disabilities achieve their employment, volunteer and recreation goals.

Our Vision

People with disabilities are accepted by and included in society for their abilities to contribute, and have the same rights and privileges as all citizens.

The History of Chrysalis

In 1968, Chrysalis began as a Centennial project under the direction of the University of Alberta and was created by parents and community members who realized that adults with disabilities deserved equal opportunities to contribute to their communities. Chrysalis was one of the first of its kind in the world, an agency especially planned for training adults with developmental disabilities to produce manufactured goods using automated machinery. Through Chrysalis, individuals were offered, for the first time ever, alternatives to staying in school or remaining inactive all day long in their residential settings.

Today, Chrysalis offers personalized services to help thousands of people with disabilities receive training, develop life and vocational skills, find employment, discover volunteer opportunities, and realize a better quality of life.


Customized Luxury Photo Shoot Includes

Wardrobe Styling & Consultation

Full Touch-Up Included

Professional Hair & Make-Up

Portrait Reveal & Order Session

Fully Guided Photo Shoot

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Welcome New Members

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Lina Lytviak

My name is Lina Giordano Lytviak. I have owned my business as a day home provider in child care for the last 33 years. Three years ago, while thinking ahead to my retirement and learning more and more about alternatives to wellness, I was introduced to Nerieum International. Nerium leads a new wave of skincare products backed by science for face, body and mind (brain) and offers an abundance of personal development support. After trying their products, there was no denying that they worked- and I wanted to be a part of this amazing company and signed up as an Independent Brand Partner. Now I wish to share this experience with others so that they too can feel good about themselves from the inside and out no matter what age. I have also become a Juice Plus Distributor after seeing my own health improvement through their whole food products and am happy to share with others.

Nerium International

Nerium International


Alberta Business Sales

Wmoloki McPherson, Associate
Alberta Business Sales,
#280, 9766 51 Ave. NW 
Edmonton, AB, T6E 0A6
(w): (780) 495-9295 | (C): 780-667-5054 |(F):

Alberta Business Sales

Alberta Business Sales evaluates potential deals and arranges meetings between both business sellers and business buyers to find compatible matches for ongoing success. We are a business brokerage centrally located in Edmonton, Alberta. We serve the entire Western Canada region.

We confidentially handle all requests submitted to us. We are here to serve you and provide you with highly valuable information throughout the selling process. Using a broker to sell your business will provide you with the reassurance you need so that you know everything will be handled properly.

We take pride in being very effective and valuable business brokers to both buyers and sellers across all of Alberta.

Businesses involve risk. Every owner knows this, and every aspiring owner understands this. Successful businesses are well worth the risk and provide freedoms unmatched by other investment opportunities.

At the core of Alberta Business Sales is a desire to help Buyers and Sellers avoid the pitfalls that are all too common in the transition of business ownership. Our owner has been involved directly and indirectly with many businesses over the course of his career, and through a considerable amount of experience he has discovered that business transactions fail for many of the same reasons: Lack of preparation, subjective and contestable business valuations, financing challenges and adversarial negotiations. Avoid these challenges and capitalize on the value that an Alberta Business Sales Broker provides.

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Welcome New Members

Joyce Pelletier, Owner
Iron Furniture 2017,
15816-112th Avenue 
Edmonton, AB, T5M 2W1
(w): 780-718-5720 | (C): 780-718-5720 |(F):

Iron Furniture 2017 Ltd. provides that rare combination of quality, service, dependability and price. Our product line is made up of furniture that fills the needs of our clients in the most effective way possible.


Iron Furniture is an Edmonton based, owner operated furniture manufacturer, providing custom designed products of exceptional quality to commercial establishments throughout Canada and the US since 1976.


We offer an extensive selection of contract seating and tables for the hospitality and corporate market. Iron Furniture’s products are designed for hotels, resorts, convention centres, casinos, bingos, shopping malls, bars and restaurants.


We have supplied our products to customers that range from Trump Taj Mahal and Emerald City Casino to Vancouver International Airport, Mission Hill Winery, Whistler Resort and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. We are proud to have been chosen as a supplier to the 2010 Winter Olympics.


We have many years experience in the furniture business and extensive manufacturing capabilities. This enables us to provide the advice you need and the products you want to complete your project.


We have an extensive warranty and we care about your order beyond the point of sale. We would like to work with you to bring your project to life.


Moe Sandouga, General Manager
Staples Skyview,
13154 137 Avenue 
Edmonton, AB, T5L 4Z6
(w): 7804474949 | (C): 7807162356 |(F): 7804475137


 Moe Sandouga

Business buying just got better.

Our Staples Preferred Customer Select membership program offers big discounts, benefits and more. We’ll work with you to customize your program for your small to mid-sized business.

Get the advantages you and your business deserve with membership.

5% off select products in Ink & Toner, Staples Brand, Cleaning and Breakroomb
Exclusive low paper pricing
Negotiated pricing on your most important itemsc
Dedicated account manager
10% off Print & Marketing services
100 AIR MILES Bonus miles with membership sign upa
Over 300,000 products online
Fast, free delivery

Staples has everything your business needs at Ultra-Low prices.


Join today. Get better pricing and much more.

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Welcome New Members

Earl Shindruk, President
Optimax Benefits Inc.,
14131-23 Avenue 
Edmonton, AB, T6R 0G4
(w): 7804905945 | (C): 7809933822 |(F): 7804905945



Optimax Benefits was founded in 1998 with the philosophy that we would always do the right thing for the right reasons. Guided by a personalized service model, our team takes care to be thorough and accessible. With years of financial services experience, we design benefits plans that provide the best value for the organizations we work with.




Our team has diverse skill sets, but are experts in group benefits. With five decades of combined experience working in the employee benefits industry, Optimax provides unparalleled expertise. We know how to take advantage of opportunities in the market and qualify clients for low-cost group benefits plans.



  • Strategic plan customization
  • Renewal analysis and negotiations
  • Relationship management with carriers



To us, being invested means having a personal commitment to saving our clients time and money, and ensuring they have the knowledge to make informed decisions on their group benefits. That’s why we include our cell phone numbers directly on our website. As a local company built on a philosophy of personal contact and customer satisfaction, our guarantee is to always be available and proactive.



  • Respond to all questions or concerns within 24 hours
  • Troubleshoot administrative challenges and issues
  • Regularly help with budget reviews and forecasting



Optimax stays on the move. Whether we’re publishing educational materials on our blog, sitting on boards and committees, or sponsoring community empowerment events, we are always practicing curiosity, maintaining relationships, and living by our philosophy of care.



  • Giving back to our community through leadership, fund development, and sponsorship
  • Hosting networking events and HR Discussion series geared towards business education
  • Sharing emerging marketplace trends and education through our newsletter and blog


Shelley Tobin, Owner
HireSuccess Staffing,
10665 Jasper Ave, Suite 1400 
Edmonton, AB, T5J 3S9
(w): 7807569675 | (C): 780-893-6521 |(F): 780-409-7349

What's New at HireSuccess Staffing


2018 Top Choice Award - 5 Years On Top - HireSuccess Staffing

We are very excited to announce that we have been selected the 2018 Top Choice Award Winner in the Edmonton for Employment Agencies.  That's five years in a row.  Thank you to everyone who voted for us.  We look forward to continuing to provide our award-winning service to our clients in the future.

Click Here for the Details




Consumer Choice Award 2018 - HireSuccess Staffing

We are very excited to announce that we have been selected the 2018 Consumer Choice Award Winner in the Edmonton & Northern Alberta Area for Employment Agencies.  That's two years in a row.  We look forward to continuing to provide our award-winning service to our clients in the future.

Click Here for the Details

Click Here to See Our Consumer Choice Award Video

At HireSuccess Staffing, our mission is to help companies find greater success by working with them to grow and develop their greatest asset; their people.

Our team has decades of combined experience working with various types of employment agencies. These many years of staffing experience have given us a clear understanding of what works and what doesn't when meeting the recruitment and job placement needs of our customers.

Our industry is somewhat unique in that we service two distinctly different customers. Businesses that are looking for quality employees that can help their organization succeed and grow, and job searchers that are looking for job opportunities that can help them personally succeed and grow. To ensure that both sets of customers have all their needs met, we have spent countless hours perfecting our recruitment and job placement systems. An effort that everyone will gain considerable benefit from.

So how can we be sure that our staffing agency can meet your needs? It’s simple really.  Time and time again, we have proven our recruitment and job placement ability within a multitude of businesses and industries for both the private and public sectors. Our Staffing Associates have consistently demonstrated that we have the recruitment solutions to meet or exceed our customer’s full-time, part-time, temporary and contract placement needs in ways that greatly surpassed their expectations. How can you go wrong with a success like that?

What will it feel like when you are connected to the outstanding employee or job opportunity that you have been searching for? For help in experiencing that feeling, contact the staffing agency that will make it happen. Contact HireSuccess Staffing today to see how our experience and simple, convenient and effective approaches can work for you.

We look forward to the opportunity to become your full-time, part-time, temporary and contract recruitment and job placement employment agency of choice.


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Welcome New Members

Restaurant Business Broker
Mark Watt
Edmonton Restaurant Brokers,
12320 116 Avenue, 19 
Edmonton Ab, AB, T5M 3C6
(w): 7804291200 | (C): 7802639288 |(F): 7802639288


How We Can Help

In terms of business, you can never go wrong with the food industry. As long as friends and family enjoy bonding over food and drinks, you can expect customers and steady income. It’s no wonder a number are invested in the food & beverage industry.

Whether you plan on buying a restaurant or selling one, Restaurant Business Broker serves as your guide. We assist you through transactions and listings by using our extensive know-how of the real estate industry. If you have any reservations about major purchasing or selling decisions, trust us to help you make a sound decision.

When it comes to restaurants, we know what we’re talking about.


Are you interested in investing in Edmonton restaurants? Explore your love for cuisine and bring joy to diners by running your own café or bistro.

Our restaurant brokers possess knowledge of the local area’s industry and recent dining trends—a plus for all of our clients. We focus on closing the deal on any restaurant that has caught your eye. As our client, you deserve to enjoy fantastic returns on your new investments, which is why we assess the property first before any purchase.


On the other side of the spectrum, you might be the restaurant owner who wishes to sell a property. Finding people to take it off your hands at a fair price can be a challenge, but with our professional listing services, the transaction process is easier.

Our team will appraise, promote, and negotiate on your behalf during the transaction process. List your restaurant online and wait for the right individual to buy your property for its real business value.

Sell or buy a restaurant the right way. With professional brokers on your side, the transaction is straight-forward.

To learn more about our services, do not hesitate to call us at 604 783 5593 or 604 602 1111. You can also send us an email at



Shelley L. Weber, Advisor
Sun Life Financial Canada,
ste 130, 4211 106 ST NW 
Edmonton, AB, T6J 6L7
(w): 7809197793 | (C): 7809197793 |(F):  
Whitemud Crossing, #130, 4211 - 106th Street Edmonton, Alberta T6J 6L7

Please find my Twitter handle under @WeberVIP

I look forward to connecting with you at one of our NEBA events! It would be my pleasure to meet you.

Best regards,

Shelley L. Weber



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