May 2017 Print

Monthly Commentary

2-2.  There's still three more games to go.   Let's Go Oilers - Let's Go.  Good luck on Friday.

We like to invite you to us at our upcoming Breakfast Mixer & Networking Event will be held at Member's Location office: Insight Psychological, #203, 15370 Castle Downs Rd NW.  Networking over continental Breakfast. (7:30 am - 9:00 a.m.)  Presentation: Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) that can enable companies to directly support the people that they employ.  [RSVP / Register now]

It was sad to read this email today about the upcoming event on Tuesday May 9 from 5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.  "Salute to the Capital Ideas community" A Farewell Event.  NEBA's start came from the support of Capital Ideas helping to get our event information out to their community and we are deeply grateful for all they have done for the businesses and individuals.  [RSVP for Capital Ideas Event]

Also, due to a schedule conflict, we have had to move our last Business Mixer & Tradeshow Event (before the summer break) from May 18 to June 13, 2017.  Still held at Source Office Furnishings, we are excited to have businesses, community leagues and special interest groups to join us as tradeshow vendors - showcasing your products, services and being present.  

They will research you over 67% of the time before they talk to you, how about making it possible for them to meet you in person and see what you have to offer.   Join us as one of our tradeshow vendors - tables are $95 for NEBA members and $115 for Non-Members. [BOOK A Tradeshow Table / Sponsor June 13 Event]  

Looking to get increased visibility?  Check out our sponsorship packages and find out how you can be in front of the crowd.  [June 13 - NEBA Business Mixer & Tradeshow Event Details] You can also reach out to us at or 780 803 1678 (Loan Gowers) for more information.   

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS - DONATION.   Silent auction items will be available for you to bid on.  We invite community leagues to join us at this event - the more members who come out to join - one ballet will be given to each CML members for the final draw.  All silent auction items proceeds will be donated to the winning ballot from the draw.

Can your CML benefit from getting some funds for a program or project or event you are planning?  Let your members help and support in your cause by getting a ballot into the draw.   For business owners and professionals - if you have silent auction items that you could donate for this cause, please let us know at or (780) 803-1678.  Thank you and good luck to everyone!


Helping to bridge the gap between communities and businesses!  We are pleased to work with Good Buddy Restaurant to set up the cash bar service and hot food for light appetizers being serve at this event.   

Location: Source Office Furnishings, 14835 137 Ave.   Time: 5 PM - 7:30 PM.  

Special thanks to Stephen Lau for many of the networking tips and best practices at NEBA Breakfast Mixer on Thursday April 27, 2017 at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Edmonton North Location.   With over 30 attendees in the room from various industry and background, it was great to see all the relationships and introductions being made at the event.   Also thank you to Vinod Masih at Fairfield Inn for the exceptional care and attention and high level of service to the attendees and event.  We are grateful for sponsorship of the venue and meeting room. 



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).  Tori Barthel, Administrative Assistant 

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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Welcome New Members

With the Municipal Election happening in October, we are pleased to see two of the Candidates from Ward 4 join NEBA as members.   We look forward to working with you and good luck in the fall.





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Welcome New Member

Introducing our members and the products and services they have to offer.

GFL Environmental Inc, 
8409-15 street NW 
Edmonton, AB, T6P 0B8
(w): 780-444-8805 | (C): 780-267-8534 |(F): 780-44-8851

Matthew Goebel

Sales Manager 

GFL Environmental Inc.


GFL Environmental Inc. is a leading North American provider of diversified environmental solutions. Recognized by our signature fleet of well-maintained, bright-green trucks, we offer a robust, consolidated and sophisticated approach to meeting our customers’ environmental service requirements.

GFL is the only major diversified environmental services company in North America offering services in solid waste managementliquid waste management and soil remediation.

Our services include:

  • Collection, hauling, sorting, transfer and disposal of non-hazardous solid waste (including recyclable materials and organics);
  • Identification, collection, transport, processing, recycling and disposal of a broad range of hazardous and non-hazardous liquid wastes (plus sale of recycled liquid wastes and other liquid products); and
  • Soil remediation services, as well as site excavation, demolition, soil retention, foundations installation and specialty infrastructure project services.

Through GFL’s strategically located network of more than 140 facilities across Canada and in Michigan, we have capabilities that can be mobilized to service our customers wherever they are. Our dedicated, professional team of more than 4,000 employees provides local service to more than 2.5 million households under municipal contracts and to more than 80,000 industrial, commercial and institutional customers.

In all of our diverse service offerings, GFL is known for an unparalleled commitment to customer service, reliability and efficiency plus an unwavering focus on safety and ensuring compliance with environmental and legislative requirements.

We believe that by providing accessible, cost-effective environmental solutions we will encourage greater environmental responsibility and allow our customers and the communities we serve to be GREEN FOR LIFE.



BMO mortgage specialist, 
9625 160 ave 
Edmonton, AB, T5Z3H3
(w): 780-217-5037 | (C): 780-297-2211 |(F):  

Nancy Brenneman

Mortgage Specialist

How can I assist you?
Whether you are purchasing a first home or your next home, choosing the right mortgage is an important undertaking. I am committed to helping you find the right financing to suit your needs and to make your mortgage experience as uncomplicated as possible. Let's set an appointment for a time and place that is convenient and get started.
My Background
As a service-focused, home financing specialist, I have the experience and expertise to provide you with sound advice.  I am ready to advise you from start to finish on:

  *  Applying for a pre-approved mortgage
  *  Financing your first or next home and any renovations
  *  Transferring your mortgage to BMO Bank of Montreal
  *  Refinancing a mortgage loan or tapping into the equity in your
      current home
  *  Or any other home financing matter

With access to competitive borrowing solutions, I can help you understand your options and find the right solution to suit your unique needs.

To get started - contact me today!
North West Edmonton Seniors Society, 
12963 - 120 Street NW 
Edmonton, AB, T5E 5N8
(w): 7804511925 | (C): 7804511925 |(F): 780-452-7537

Debbie Creaser

Executive Director 

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North West Edmonton Seniors Society is working on: Empowering Seniors to Create Safer Communities - Let’s invest in our futures!

All age groups treat each other with respect and understand the value each member of society adds to the community.

Through presentations, dialogue, and activities, we will promote the positive aspects of aging and the contributions seniors make to the community.

To provide accurate information about ageing and older adults in the community & to reduce the stigma of ageing.

1) To demystify what it is to be an older person. To provide the facts.
2) To effect a change in how others view older persons. To create dialogue.
3) To effect a change in how others interact with older persons. To set up interactive intergenerational activates.
4) To create awareness about issues that affect older adults and take action.

Elder Abuse initiative 
Raising public awareness is key to addressing elder abuse. In discussing it openly we can work towards creating an environment where it can be recognised and addressed.

Goals of this project are:
• To promote the awareness and recognition of all types of abuse of older adults.
• To increase the safety and security of older adults within communities. To educate older adults, as well as family members and professionals providing services and support to them.
• To develop community connections so that those interested in prevention of abuse of older adults can work together.

It's Not Right! 
Attend a free information presentation and learn how...
• Attitudes about older adults can lead to abuse.
• As a neighbor, friend or family member, know how to respond safely and supportively to someone experiencing abuse.
• Learn to "See it, Name it and Check it" - and easy way to recognize and do something about abuse.

Recognize the warning signs of abuse.

Talk to the older adult. Name your concern.

Ask questions, check with professionals, check for danger - help with safe planning.

Neighbors, friends and family members can make a difference in the life of an older adult who may be experiencing abuse or neglect. Even your small actions can make a big difference.

To book a Free Information Session, contact 
Jamie Zarn, Program & Volunteer Coordinator 
Office: 780-451-1925


Elder Abuse Intake Line (EARS/Intake): 780-477-2929
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergency Edmonton Police Service Help Complaint Line: 780-423-4567
Seniors Abuse Line: 780-454-8888
SAGE Seniors Safe House: 780-702-1520

*Northwest Seniors Society would like to acknowledge Western University –Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children for the production of the materials and the initial training provided for It’s Not Right : Neighbours, Friends and Families funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (New Horizons).

Thank you for joining the North Edmonton Business Association.  We look forward to working with you. 

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Member News, Events & Announcements




For more details, please contact NEBA Member:

Ivy V. Justo 
Employment Services Job Developer  
Chrysalis : An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities                                               
13325 St. Albert Trail, Edmonton AB T5L 4R3                                           
Direct : (780) 851.9142 vm # 356 | Switchboard : (780) 454.9656  | Fax : (780) 451.0168   

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YOUR BOOKS DONE RIGHT - Bernal Business Services Inc.

You're invited to  a wonderful evening of learning hosted by
Bernal Business Services Inc.

TO RSVP / REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, please click on link:

With Guest Presentations by the BusinessLink  and world leading business software developer Intuit.

Bookkeeping - it isn't just numbers! Join us for an evening presentation on the magic and art of bookkeeping.

Doors open 5:30 – Networking and food (30 minutes)

Introductions 6:00 - Overview of the evening (10 minutes)

Bookkeeping 6:10 - It isn't just numbers! (20 minutes)

  • What is bookkeeping?
  • Why is it useful?
  • Where do I start?

Business Link 6:30 - Start-up's best friend! (30 minutes)

Bookkeeping 7:00 - Growing beyond start-up (30 minutes)

  • Important tips to know
  • Meals, Vehicles, Office In Home
  • Payroll and subcontractors

Intuit 7:30 - Today's Technology (30 minutes)

Bookkeeping 8:00 - The Magic in your numbers (30 min)

  • Balance Sheet
  • Profit And Loss Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement and Cash Flow Budgeting

Networking, Questions & Answers 8:30 (30 min)

Doors close 9:00

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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings

Breakfast Mixer & Networking Event

May 10, 2017
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Insight Psychological
203 - 15379 Castle Downs Rd NW
Edmonton, AB T5X 3Y7

Networking over continental Breakfast. Event & Location Host: Insight Psychological

Read More  Register Now

NEBA Business Mixer & Tradeshow Event - Partners for Prosperity

June 13, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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

Connecting Businesses and Community from All 4 Corners of the City & Surrounding Areas

Read More  Register Now

If you are interested in sponsoring an event, advertising opportunities or membership, please contact us: or call Loan Gowers, Executive Director at(780) 803-1678



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Association Sponsors