September 2019 Print

Monthly Commentary

Welcome back and hope you had a wonderful summer with rest, relaxation and times with friends and family. 

This week started with the highly anticipated MacKinnon report: All 26 Alberta government panel recommendations EMMA GRANEY (Edmonton Journal) or Video Presentation:

Then an update on Brexit and special announcement in Hong Kong.  Lots of news to review.  Next up is fall budget and federal election to be call.  

Thank you to Dr. Megan Harris and her team for co-hosting and sponsoring the refreshments and munchies at Aug 15 Breakfast Mixer & Networking event at Chiropractic Wellness Studio.  Check out Dr. Harris top 5 ergonomic tips for a healthier day at the office!  Loved that it attracted many new business owners to the event.  Thanks to everyone who showed up bright and early - making connections and building opportunites.  

Our next major event will be on October 16 - Anniversary Celebration.  Tradeshow tables are available for booking.  Consider one of our sponsor options and raise visibility for you and your company.   Full details about this event: Oct 16 - Business Mixer & Tradeshow Event | Celebrating 5th Year Anniversary

Our next luncheon speaker series is on September 26, 2019 with Guest Speaker: Brad Armstrong, Vice-President Northern Alberta (Qualico Communities).  Early Bird Luncheon Tickets: $30 Members, $35 Non-Members.  Purchase a ticket today and join us on Sep 26: [BUY Luncheon Ticket(s)]

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President's Report

As a nonprofit organization, we are able to host events for networking, building relationships, making connections and introductions thanks to our sponsors and our members.  As business owners ourselves, we volunteer as Directors with a committed effort to add value to NEBA by bringing on new members from variety of industry, individuals to attend our events, and signing on sponsors or tradeshow vendors.   

It is with great pleasure to announce that Gurwinder Sekhon with S Group Chartered Professional Accountants has been nominated and voted in to be the very first Vice-President of North Edmonton Business Association. 

Since attending our event in fall of 2018, Gurwinder joined as a member in December 2018.  He then joined the Board and has been a major contributor to NEBA's events and success.  He's reached out to his connection, added new members to NEBA, invited individuals to attend events and helps in every way that he can to set up, take down - you name it - he's there to support.   What's even more amazing is that he's one of our Association Sponsor.   

Congratulations to Gurwinder Sekhon with S Group Chartered Professional Accountants in your new role to the Board: Vice-President. 

As  we are looking to hire an Executive Director, Gurwinder will take care of NEBA's phone line: 780.777.6322 or you can reach him at [email protected]

We invite you to join us at our upcoming events and meet him in person.

NEBA started with an idea in April of 2014.  With a team of volunteers, we incorporated the association on October 16, 2014.  Someone you meet at an event could be your next client, a potential referral source or center of influence, a mentor, and more.

Thank you for being a part of our network and hope to see you at an upcoming event, 

Loan Gowers, President | 780.803.1678


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Sponsor Profile

We are very excited to have Cheryl Rush with Mortgage Architects as one of our major sponsor for NEBA's Upcoming Anniversary Celebration Event.  This event will be held at Source Office Furnishings located on 14835 137 Ave.  Date: Wed. Oct 16 and Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM. 

Cheryl has worked in North Edmonton for over 30 years working with many personal and commercial clients.   

Looking to purchase a home, rental property, renovations or looking to tap into your home equity, speak to Cheryl today and find out how she can help you with your lending need. 

Or perhaps you know someone whose looking, a colleague, friend or relative or even your own children, they can download her app to their phone and start the process. 

Thank you Cheryl for supporting businesses and community as we celebrate our upcoming anniversary.  As NEBA is a non profit association, it is with our sponsors' support that we are able to host events.  


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Thank you!

A very special thank to Stephen Wiebe with Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetary by Arbor Memorial Inc for being a major sponsor for our upcoming anniversary celebration event for the second year in a row! Thank you for your support to businesses and communities. They have also been recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Company.  (Congratulations!)

Evergreen Funeral Home & Cemetary is located in North East Edmonton on Fort Road.  Stephen works with his colleagues at Arbor Memorial Inc where they have 5 locations in Edmonton & Surrounding areas. 

Evergreen Funeral Home & Cemetery can help you design personalized ceremonies and receptions, and choose the ideal features in our tranquil gardens to ensure the memory of your loved one will last for generations to come. Our specialists will provide all the options and information you need to make confident decisions on every aspect of final planning.

Today, through pre-planning, you can make decisions ahead of time. Design your own unique statement, save money, and reduce the burden on your family.

As a member of the Arbor Memorial family, we share a proud heritage providing funeral, cremation and interment rights to families in Edmonton and Canada. You can feel confident putting your trust in our compassionate professionals.

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Welcome New Members

We are pleased to welcome new member to NEBA:

Corey Delany with No Fear Success Strategies. More Leads. More Conversions. More Transactions.

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We are also excited to have the opportunity to work with  new member: Mark Moreau with Energize Tree Maintenance!

Contact Mark today and explore options - Make your landscape and garden standout!

Certified Arborists can handle all your tree and shrub care needs from pruning to removals and plant health care. They can also plant trees for you if the need arises, organize stump grinding and provide Deep Root Fertilization. 

Thank you for being new members to North Edmonton Business Association.  We have a special price on membership till October 16, 2019 - to celebrate our 5th Year Anniversary.   Consider joining a network of businesses and professionals today and build opportunities through interactions.  Please click on this link to complete the online application and payment can be made with VISA or Mastercard: 

We look forward to working with you and meeting at an upcoming NEBA Event.  See you then.


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NEBA Business Introductory & Networking Event

September 12, 2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Chateau Nova Yellowhead Trail - Bonaventure Restaurant (Private Room)
13920 Yellowhead Trail
Edmonton, AB

Great opportunity to learn about each other's businesses, share ideas, opportunities & referrals

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Exciting things are happening in North Edmonton & Surrounding Areas

September 26, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Edmonton North
581 Griesbach Parade
Edmonton, AB

With Guest Speaker: Brad Armstrong, Vice President - Community Development Northern Alberta with Qualico Communities

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NEBA 5th Year Anniversary Celebration : Rewards & Recognition / NEBA NPC Scholarships

October 16, 2019
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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

Anniversary Celebration

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NEBA Luncheon with Guest Speaker (To be Announced)

October 31, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Edmonton North
581 Griesbach Parade
Edmonton, AB

Doors Open at 11:30 AM for Networking, Presentation starts at 12:15 PM

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