September 2017 Print

Monthly Commentary

We are 2 days ahead of schedule! But we wanted to share exciting news!

First, today is last day to purchase tickets to celebration event - Roast of Councillor Ed Gibbons to be held next Tuesday October 3 at Royal Canadian Legion.  To purchase individual ticket or table of six, please visit: BUY Individual Ticket or Table of 6 to Oct 3 Event

Second, we are offering a special anniversary membership pricing deal $150.00 for individuals, small businesses or corporations. This special price will remain in effect until April 29, 2018 at which time price will revert to regular pricing (Individual or Companies with less than 5 Employees: $225 or Companies with 5 or more employees: $375).  

Why April 29 - you ask? It all started on April 29, 2014 when our Executive Director woke up and said "I"m going to create NEBA."  With thorough research and preparation, she made a presentation to over a dozen influential and business owners May 2014 and from there a team of individuals started working together to create NEBA.  All those volunteering hours, work and efforts - here we are today! Celebrating NEBA's 3rd Anniversary on October 16, 2017!  To join as a member, please click on link: [SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY PRICE $150 TO JOIN NEBA AS A MEMBER!]

Third, #TaxFairness consultation - please continue to raise your voice and reach out to your elected MPs to give input on the proposed changes.  In particular, North Edmonton MPs: MP Ziad Aboultaif, MP Michael Cooper and MP Kerry Diotte.  These changes have a material impact on our business, family and community.  Thank you to those who have taken steps to be heard and hope you will consider doing it also!

Fourth, good luck to all the candidates in the upcoming Municipal Election.  Forums have been held and live broadcast available for you to review.  To check out the various wards or for NEBA (Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4 and Ward 7) - please visit:

Lastly, we are very pleased to have posted our upcoming events:

Breakfast Mixer & Networking Event on Thursday October 26, 2017 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) at Chrysalis, 13325 St. Albert Trail (Venue and Event Sponsor).  Bring your business cards and join us, network, mix, mingle and build opportunities through interactions! [REGISTER NOW / RSVP]

Our year - end Business Mixer and Tradeshow Event is scheduled for Tuesday December 5th, 2017.  Special thanks to event sponsors:  Source Office Furnishings (TITLE SPONSOR) and MoneyMentors (Bronze Sponsor).  To book your tradeshow table or consider sponsorship, details available at [NEBA Dec 5 - Business Mixer & Tradeshow]

Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the changing colours of the season.


We always welcome feedback so please reach out to us by email: or by phone 780 803 1678.  Loan Gowers, BComm, CFP, FMA, FCSI, Executive Director & President  (Connect with us on LinkedIn, Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook Page). 

North Edmonton Business Association is a membership based organization with a focus of building opportunities by hosting events where networking, interactions, conversations and meetings can occur.. To join as member, please click on link for  online membership application and payment can be made with VISA or Mastercard.  








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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings


Roast of Councillor Ed Gibbons

October 03, 2017
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Royal Canadian Legion 
14339 50 Street
Edmonton, AB T5A 0S9

Join us for this celebration dinner and Roast. Over the summer Councillor Ed Gibbons announced that he would not be running in the upcoming Municipal Election. Councillor Gibbons has been very active for over 12 years in Northeast Edmonton growing and

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Breakfast Mixer & Networking Event

October 26, 2017
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Chrysalis (Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor)
13325 St. Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB

Bring your business cards! Mix, mingle and network

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NEBA Holiday Celebration - Business Mixer & Networking Event

December 05, 2017
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Source Office Furnishings & Systems Ltd.
14835 137 Ave
Edmonton, AB

Mix, mingle, holiday shopping... visits the various vendors on site!

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Tips & Hints for Your and Your Business

Could this be the elimination of the benefits of owning a Small Private Corporation in Canada?

You may have heard that the Minister of finance has proposed changes to the income tax for private small business corporation on July 18.  The proposed changes are significant and it has ignited significant debate on the tax front by small business owners and tax advisers.


These changes will have a major impact on tax planning in the future if the proposed changes go through.

A three prong approach is used by the Ministry to attack what they believe are “loopholes” that allow small business to pay less taxes then compared to employees.


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Call your accountant or call Usha Pawluski Professional Corporation to discuss your options.


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