October 2019 Print

Monthly Commentary

It has been a very fulfilling and wonderful journey since April 2014. A vision became reality through the combined effort of all individuals who has ever served on the board with NEBA, volunteered with NEBA, engaged and interacted with our assocation. 

Can't believe in 5 years we accomplished so much: in 51 days planned and hosted Gateway of Possibilities EXPO in Hall C at Edmonton Expo Centre with 58 tradeshow vendors and receiving Proclamation from Mayor Don Iveson declaring May 29 2015 as NEBA Day.

Bringing Lunar New Year to North Edmonton and getting 17 elected officials including Mayor Iveson for opening ceremony for the very first Lunar New Year event at Londonderry Mall in 2016 (being on CBC; 2017 - Global News & CTV News, 2018 event on CTV News).

Hosted two Multi-cultural Fashion Show (where we gave out $7000 in NEBA NPC Scholarship).

Since inception, NEBA through our events, fundraising, silent auction - has raised over $20,000 for charitable organizations/nonprofits. Thank you so very much everyone for your belief in us.

Thank you to every individual who has ever allowed us to enter your life, your volunteer times, lent your expertise, lent your knowledge, lent your advice, lent your guidance and lent your support to put NEBA on the map. It wouldn't have been possible without YOU!!!

Deeply grateful that you trusted us and believed in what we were committed to delivering - raising North Edmonton profile, making sure that North got the attention it deserves.

Being a nonprofit organization, we depend on membership , sponsorship, tradeshow table sales, advertising sales, etc to raise funds to operate NEBA and host events. Thank you to everyone company and individual who has been current and past members/sponsors, etc. You are the mortar that helped us to put bricks together building a solid wall and foundation call NEBA. 

I'm glad to say that starting Jan 1 2020, I get to be Past President and Gurwinder Sekhon will be taking NEBA further than where it is today. Happy to support where I can. My business has grown substantially last few years - networking does work! 

When one has invested so much of life, time, effort - one must ensure that key person are put into place to transition to new leaders, new contributors and new direction. It was worth the wait to find Gurwinder Sekhon and have him be the new President for NEBA - North Edmonton Business Association effective Jan 1 2020.

We've got some great events plan going into end of year - hope you can join us at Nov Luncheon as well as Holiday Year-End Mixer Celebration. (details to be announced)...

Feeling very blessed by the opportunities and individuals who have been part of the journey (past, current, etc) .. the future looks glorious and I'm excited by new journey ahead of me. Giving me a chance to continue to develop my skills and be of service where needed.  

Thank you,

Loan Nguyen, President  | [email protected] 

www.neba.ca | 780.906.1678 

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Amazing 5 year celebration event - Thanks to Source Office Furnishings

Special thanks to our Title & Association Sponsor: Source Office Furnishings, 14835 137 Ave.

Thank you Aaron Saunter for supporting Businesses, Professionals and North Edmonton.

We are also deeply grateful to have: MLA Chris Nielsen (Edmonton-Decore), Councillor Andrew Knack (Ward 1), Councillor Jon Dziadyk (Ward 3) plus Councillor Darren McCann (Town of Gibbons) in attendance. Thank you MLA Chris Nielsen for the 5 Year Anniversary Congratulatory Scroll presented to NEBA on Behalf of 6 MLAs in North Edmonton. What an amazing event.

Thank you to our sponsors: Inception Photo Booth (John Tsenekos), Once in a Lifetime Events (Teryn Carli), Cheryl Rush - Mortgage Architects, Evergreen Funeral Home | Arbor Memorial Inc (Stephen Wiebe), Spectrum Safety Services (Jazmine Struthers), Telus Communications Inc.

Amazing team of individuals who volunteer their time and effort: NEBA Founding Director & President: Loan Nguyen, Gurwinder Sekhon (Vice-President) and Directors: (Arti Verma, Lina Lytviak, Maria Drueco, Gerald Pagdato, Tim Wong, Joey-Lee Morigeau-Jeffrey, Vinod Masih).

NEBA Fall Business Mixer & Tradeshow Album

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UPCOMING EVENTS

NEBA Business Introductory & Networking Event

November 05, 2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Chateau Nova Yellowhead Trail - Bonaventure Restaurant (Private Room)
13920 Yellowhead Trail
Edmonton, AB
http://www.novahotels.ca/chateau-nova-yellowhead/eat-drink/

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

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NEBA Breakfast Mixer & Networking Event: The Spirit of Giving

November 13, 2019
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Albert's Family Restaurant (2nd Floor, Londonderry Mall)
137 Ave & 66 St, 2nd Floor,
Edmonton, AB
http://albertsfamilyrestaurants.com/

Early bird gets the worm! Mix, mingle, network.

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