November 2017 Print

Monthly Commentary

This was an interesting article I read : 12 Tips For the Holidays Networking   Timely tips for upcoming season. 

We are pleased to host our last business mixer and networking event of 2017 - It will be held next Tuesday December 5th at Source Office Furnishings Location, 14835 137 Ave.  Cash bar and light appetizers sponsored by Source Office Furnishings and MoneyMentors for the year end holiday celebration. 

We are pleased to have new businesses join us in the tradeshow portion showcasing their company products and/or services.  It's a great time to mix, mingle and network as we head into the end of the year.  

We invite you to join us, network, build relationships and so bring lots of business cards! Building opportunities through interactions contributing to achieving or exceeding business goals.  There are experts in the room sharing short presentations with best practices, tips and ideas for you to consider business planning for 2018.  Join us next Tuesday at Source Office Furnishings, 14835 137 Ave.  [REGISTER NOW / RSVP]  

Special thanks our sponsors for upcoming Business Mixer, Tradeshow & Networking Event to be held on Tuesday December 5 at Source Office Furnishings, 14835 137 Ave:


Title Sponsor


Event Sponsor

Special anniversary membership pricing deal $150.00 OFFER (NEW EXPIRY DATE: DECEMBER 31, 2017) After this date, regular membership prices will apply - Individual or Companies with less than 5 Employees: $225 or Companies with 5 or more employees: $375).  




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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North Edmonton - MLAs (Provincial)

On behalf of Heather Sweet, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Manning, I am pleased to forward an invitation to our third annual job fair right here in north east Edmonton!

MLA Sweet’s annual job fair will be taking place on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9 am to noon at the Kingsway Legion, Royal Canadian Branch 175, located at 14339 50 Street NW, Edmonton.

Please RSVP to participate no later than February 16, 2018. Participation in this event is free and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Please contact the constituency office to reserve your spot:

Phone: 780-414-0714


Please find a formal invitation from MLA Sweet attached. We look forward to hearing from you!


Best regards,

Page Moniz

Constituency Manager for

Heather Sweet, MLA for Edmonton-Manning

14904 50 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5A 5H7


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Welcome New Member

Please help us to welcome On Site Place as new members to North Edmonton Business Association. 
We look forward to working with Patricia Pasemko, Executive Director with OSP. Thank you for joining NEBA

From website:

Individuals achieving their work-life potential.

On Site Placement is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing employment related services to individuals with ongoing medical conditions or disabilities in the Edmonton region.

OSP was founded in 1981 by Donna Garvin and Helena Burke. Together, they realized the need for more supports for people with ongoing medical conditions and disabilities. Recognizing the gap between hardworking individuals with disabilities and employers willing to support them, OSP bridges the gap and provides “on site” employment supports.

OSP is indebted to the leadership of Helena and Donna, who envisioned a future where all citizens participate fully in society. Beginning as a handful of individuals working with limited resources, OSP has flourished and is serving well over 300 clients each year.

In 2001, OSP became a charitable organization under the Societies Act as “On Site Placement Services Association.”

Our Vision

We strive to achieve successful, meaningful employment for both our clients and their employers.

Our Mission

On Site Placement (OSP) is designed to assist job seekers and temporary workers with ongoing medical conditions or disabilities find work. 

Our Services

We offer individuals with ongoing medical conditions and disabilities the following employment supports and services:

  • Walk-in services
  • Workshops
  • Job search supports, career planning, and employability assessments
  • Assistive technology, devices, and supports
  • Programs that offer one-on-one support and individualized strategies to help our clients reach their goals

Programs at OSP are funded by Alberta Human Services, Service Canada, and Alberta Health Services.

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Tips & Ideas for You and Your Business

At Jump 360 Trampoline Park, we pride ourselves in offering a fun, safe and memorable experience for all our jumpers — wether you are a child attending a birthday party or the young at heart who just want to burn off some energy, we strive in making sure that we exceed our customer’s expectations all the time.

I had the opportunity to attend Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, a course offered by the Disney Institute and was recently held here in Edmonton. And they talked about how we play close attention to the very little things that to us seem nothing but enhances our customer’s experiences while visiting our business. We also should look specifically at those potentially overlooked details that will enable us and our team to connect emotionally and build relationships with our customers.

So you ask, why is this important? At Disney, they see that the power of service lies in its ability to create an emotional connection rather than a purely rational connection — and those emotional connections that they create will in turn lead to economic outcomes.

In fact, emotionally engaged customers tend to be: 

  • At least three times more likely to recommend
  • Three times more likely to repurchase
  • Less likely to shop around
  • Much less price sensitive

Creating that personal interaction and building those relationships with our customer doesn't have to be difficult. During a recent visit to a movie theatre, I noticed that each employee who was wearing a name tag had their name, and also displayed was what seems to me was their favourite movie. By adding this little bit of extra information, it creates opportunities for personal conversation: “I have seen that movie as well and I really enjoyed it,” or, “I recently run saw that movie on an online movie streaming service, what did you like about it?”  This little friendly interaction can create that instant bond between us and our customer.

Consider this: What little things can we implement now to connect emotionally and build personal relationships with our customers?

Director of Events

P: 780.482.JUMP x151 | C: 780.964.5743

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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings

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!

Read More  Register Now


Looking to join as a member of the North Edmonton Business Association? Talk to us today about the benefits becoming a member and upcoming events where you can get a tradeshow table to showcase your business, products and/or services!

Loan Gowers, Executive Director & President

Email: |Twitter @nebayeg | Cell: 780 803 1678


  *** 3rd Year Anniversary Special***

In celebration of our third anniversary, we appreciate all the support from our members and sponsors.  We are offering a special membership pricing of $150.00 till December 31, 2017 (NEW EXPIRY DATE).  After this date, regular pricing applies ($225 for individuals or company with less than 5 employees or $375 for companies with 5 or more employees).  To take advantage of this offer, please click on link:

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Association Sponsors