September 2017 Print

Monthly Commentary

Nomination Day: Monday September 18, 2017

Election Day: Monday October 16, 2017

Completion of Anthony Henday has yield many developments in commercial and residential space in North Edmonton.   We are excited to see these growth continue.   Candidates are reaching out to their voters in various Wards, they're getting to know the businesses, the communities and even more about their Ward. 

Upcoming Event - NEBA Business Mixer: Meet & Greet Candidates in Ward 3, Ward 4 and Ward 7.  

[ Register Now / RSVP to Attend]

Current elected officials and Candidates are knowledgeable about their Wards.   We invite you to join us and explore what North Edmonton has to offer - networking with business owners, professionals and Candidates.  

Tradeshow tables are also available for you to showcase your business, products and or services.  It's a great opportunity to increase visibility for yourself, making new connections, reconnecting with some, and building opportunities through interactions.  Hope to see you then.

We are also very excited with Roast of Councillor Ed Gibbons - Tuesday October 3, 2017.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m and dinner starts about 6.  We invite you to join us in celebrating Councillor Gibbons contributions for over 12 years to our City and Province.  [To purchase Tickets to this event: [Individual / Table of 6 / Sponsorship]  

#Taxfairness consultation continues and we are very pleased to see many input and feedback gaining voice and attention.   We hope you will continue to talk to your elected MP (Member of Parliament) - every input helps with this proposed tax changes affecting our businesses, our families, ourselves and our communities.   



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).  Joey-Lee Morigeau-Jeffrey, Office Manager, 

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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Calendar of Events

NEBA Business Mixer - Meet & Greet the Candidates (Ward 3, Ward and Ward 7)

September 28, 2017
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Royal Canadian Legion 
14339 50 Street
Edmonton, AB T5A 0S9

Mix, Mingle, Network, Check out the Tradeshow Vendors while you Meet Candidates in North Edmonton Upcoming Municipal Election. Find out what North Edmonton has to offer for you, your business, clients and connections!

Read More  Register Now

Roast of Councillor Ed Gibbons

October 03, 2017
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Royal Canadian Legion 
14339 50 Street
Edmonton, AB T5A 0S9

Join us for this celebration dinner and Roast. Over the summer Councillor Ed Gibbons announced that he would not be running in the upcoming Municipal Election. Councillor Gibbons has been very active for over 12 years in Northeast Edmonton growing and developing businesses and communities, as well as the City of Edmonton and the Province of Alberta.

Read More  Register Now

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Tips & Hints for Your and Your Business

Could this be the elimination of the benefits of owning a Small Private Corporation in Canada?

You may have heard that the Minister of finance has proposed changes to the income tax for private small business corporation on July 18.  The proposed changes are significant and it has ignited significant debate on the tax front by small business owners and tax advisers.


These changes will have a major impact on tax planning in the future if the proposed changes go through.

A three prong approach is used by the Ministry to attack what they believe are “loopholes” that allow small business to pay less taxes then compared to employees.


…read more


Call your accountant or call Usha Pawluski Professional Corporation to discuss your options.


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President's Report

Thank you!

As we approach our third year Anniversary on October 16, 2017, we are reminded of the very first NEBA event when we launched the Association.  Councillor Ed Gibbons, Minister Deron Bilous and MP Ziad Aboultaif was present.  

It has been a pleasure to work with all 15 elected officials in North Edmonton as well as many organizations and individuals in delivering NEBA's mission station.    Thank you for your article contributions providing updates and news, for your attendance to some of our events, for your donations to our silent auction items, and meeting with us one on one - we appreciate your valuable contribution to the business, community and Edmonton.  Wishing everyone good luck in your campaigning.

We look forward to sharing a toast with many at the Roast of Councillor Ed Gibbons celebration dinner on October 3!  Hope to see you there [Register Now/ RSVP]


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Sep 2014 at Official Launch of NEBA Event 

In the last nine months of 2017, we focused on selecting and training our administrative team to provide support and assistance to running the association.   We are very pleased to have Joey-Lee Morigeau-Jeffrey take on more and more of the administration, giving us a chance to focus on the marketing and growing the association.   2017 shift to focus on the internal operation to training our administrative staff gives us a great start going in 2018.

Our most recent event which we worked in collaboration with Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation (CMEF) to host the Multicultural Talent & Fashion show was a great success.  Weather was very challenging but the children braved the cold and shared their cultural heritage through fashion and talent with us.  It was a pleasure to deliver $1000.00 cheque to Castle Downs YMCA in recognition of their support and contributions to North Edmonton.  

Special thanks to our judges and sponsors for the event who made it possible for children and family to enjoy: CMEF, Source Office Furnishings, Resonate Music School & Studio, Jump 360 Trampoline Park, Confucius Institute in Edmonton,  Bernal Business Services Inc, Usha Pawluski PC, Londonderry Mall, Cogent Investigations Ltd, S&L Event Photography.  

Special thanks to CTV News Edmonton for coming out and checking our event.  

Thank you also to MP Ziad Aboultaif, MP Kerry Diotte, MLA Nicole Goehring and MLA Chris Nielsen for your greetings and comments during the opening ceremony.   We are looking forward to hosting this event next year on August 25, 2018 at Castle Downs Spray Splash Park.  Hope to see you then. 

We wish all the elected officials and candidates running in the Municipal Election - good luck in your campaigning. 

Loan Gowers

Executive Director & President | 780.803.1678

PO BOX 65530 

RPO Hollick Kenyon

Edmonton, Ab 

T5Y 0M5



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