May 2018 Print

Monthly Commentary

Get your sales pipeline ready for the summer months.

Join us on Wednesday May 16, 2018 - at the biggest networking event of 2018 for NEBA.  [RSVP / Register Now to attend]

We are very excited to team up with McLEOD Windows & Doors using their showroom for a business mixer, networking and tradeshow event.  McLEOD is also hosting their customer appreciation event where they've invited their suppliers, connections, clients and potential clients to attend.  

This is going to be a fantastic event to make connections with potential referral sources and meet your next client - at one location and at one event.  Location: McLEOD Windows & Doors, 15311 128 Ave, starting at 5 PM.

How about enjoying complimentary wine, refreshments, and light appetizers (sponsored by McLEOD with catering from A Capella Catering).   McLEOD has arranged live music and silent auction items tables in support of charity.

It's a great atmosphere and opportunity to build opportunities and line up your calender for the summer months. 

We encourange you to bring lots of business cards as there are many prizes for you to treat your family to a social outing.

Thinking about reaching out to a connection and following up? How about inviting them to this event and attend it together - one introduction at a time - is another step further.   Bring a guest and we will enter both you and your guest name into a draw.  Be the lucky winner and you and your guest can win a one year membership with NEBA (Value up to $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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President's Report

The idea for North Edmonton Business Association started on April 29, 2014.  It's been an amazing and fantastic journey to see the interest, potential and development in North Edmonton.  

The start up phase is one of the toughest part.  We learned how to create a business association, how to build a nonprofit business from start, how to put a team of volunteer together, how to build a website and manage website, about various social media platforms and their benefits, learn how to plan, deliver and host events.   It has been a phenomenal journey to see how much has been accomplished with our team of volunteers:

Networking events, face to face meetings continues to yield a more immediate return on investment.

- Our Official Launch event in Sep 30, 2014 had over 300 in attendance using social media to promote NEBA.  Thank you very much for the interest and support

- Receiving a Proclamation Declaring May 30, 2015 as NEBA Day

- Hosting our very first Lunar New Year Event with Mayor Iveson and 16 Elected Officials in attendance at Londonderry Mall in 2016 - bringing cultural diversity and many together in celebration of this event. 2016 LNY on CBCNews, 2017 LNY on GlobalTV and CTVNews, 2018 on CTVNews. 

- Awarding over $7000 in Total through NEBA NPC Scholarships to children (age 12 and under), families and CastleDowns YMCA in support of multicultural fashion, culture and talent

- October 2017 we received an email advising we had been nominated for the a Business Award

Our results continue to be grow.  In last quarter, likes to our facebook pages increased by over 15%, visits to our website continues to average 3300+ a month, over 2100 connections on linkedin, over 2100 on twitter, over 2000 on our distribution list with open rate above industry average, new and renewing members and sponsors joining NEBA.  

Over 67% of the time, a consumer will do their search and check things online before making a contact.   More and more time are spent using technology from grocery being delivered right to your front door from Amazon to being able to park and pick up your grocery at a grocery store.  Our social media results helps to increase awareness of our members and sponsors.

We are very pleased to announce that given the growth that NEBA is experiencing, (as with any business), we are looking to hire a dedicated Executive Director to execute the mission statement for NEBA, service our sponsors and members for retention strategy and actively work to attract new members and sponsors.   

Please contact us if you are interested in exploring this role and responsibility of being an Executive Director for NEBA. 

Loan has generously volunteered her time, skills, experiences, dedication and commitment to complete the Start up phase for NEBA.  Now that NEBA is firmly set in Growth phase, we are excited to hire an Executive Director to take over these responsibilities. 

Special thanks to founding directors who have been with us from day one and continue to contribute:

Loan Gowers

Lan Chan-Marples

Jim Ackney

Maria Ackney

Cogent Investigations Ltd. 

Our graphic designer: Christine Ho

With your continued support, so much has been achieved and accomplished.  Thank you to all our sponsors and members.

Loan Gowers

Executive Director & President | 780 803 1678 | @nebayeg 


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North Edmonton - City Councillors (Ward 1-4 and Ward 7)

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Welcome - Clareview Multicultural Centre

The Clareview Multicultural Centre (CMC) is a not for profit organization locate in the Clareview Rec Centre (3804 139 Ave) which enables Edmonton’s new and emerging multicultural communities to build and strengthen their capacity to grow and integrate into the social and civic life of the city.

The CMC mission is to provide and facilitate access to space to meet community needs, to facilitate culturally relevant program development and intercultural relationship building, to create opportunities to promote the exchange of knowledge and skills among users and partners of the Clareview Multicultural Centre, to develop skills and confidence of new and emerging multicultural communities to participate in Canadian Society as formal organizations.

The CMC provides numerous services to the community, ranging a fully equipped computer lab, that is free to all patrons, a Youth Lounge that is rentable for groups of all ages for parties, studying, events, and watching television on a 60 inch television, a Seniors Lounge that is similar to the Youth lounge but smaller, it too is rentable by patrons to watch television, and have meetings or parties.

We offer two board rooms for profit or commercial agencies to rent, they seat 12 adults, as with all of our rooms, it is equipped with a 60 inch smart TV and white board.

We also have 3 shared office spaces to rent, equipped with a computer and telephone, we help start up not for profit agencies get a foothold on the business of not-for-profit.

The CMC caters to not for profit as well as commercial businesses for space rentals (Board Rooms/ Youth Lounge/Senior Lounge), ensuring your every need is met by our friendly, professional and caring staff.


Michael Hunt

Executive Director

Clareview Multicultural Centre


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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings



May 16, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

McLEOD Windows & Doors
15311 128 Ave
Edmonton, AB

Special thanks to McLEOD Windows & Doors for sponsoring Complimentary Wine, Refreshments & Light Appetizers. Business Mixer, Networking - Tradeshow Tables & Sponsorship Available

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NEBA Breakfast Mixer & Networking Event at Chiropractic Wellness Studio

May 30, 2018
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

The Chiropractic Wellness Studio
13812 40 St NW
Edmonton, AB

"Feel Better About Your Health" , Breakfast Mixer & Networking Event. Sponsored by: The Chiropractic Wellness Studio. Our goal is to go to member’s location, creating opportunities for networking, mixers, and business building ideas.

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Association Sponsors