November 2017 Print

Monthly Commentary

We are very excited to plan our last business mixer and networking event of 2017 - It will be held on Tuesday December 5 at Source Office Furnishings, 14835 137 Ave.  With the new light intersection, it's been so convenient to be able to turn into the store and check out what they have to offer.  

With over 15000 sq ft of space and various tables to use, we are pleased to have many tradeshow vendors join us at this event - showcasing their products and/or services.   Join us today [REGISTER NOW / RSVP]

Throughout the year at NEBA's Business Introductory meetings, our attendees have raised awareness of what are some of their challenges or issues in growing their business.  We've invited some speakers to come out and do 15 minute presentations for sales, social media, networking - sharing best practices, tips, ideas for you to consider.   Can your business plan for 2018 benefit from adding 1, 2, or maybe 3 ideas into your practice?  We invite you to join us on Tuesday December 5 and get some tips for 2018!  Let's get a great head start into the new year ...while we mix, mingle and socialize at the same time. (Cash Bar, Light Appetizers - sponsored by Source)

Special thanks our sponsors for upcoming Business Mixer, Tradeshow & Networking Event to be held on Tuesday December 5 at Source Office Furnishings, 14835 137 Ave:


Title Sponsor


Event Sponsor


Special anniversary membership pricing deal $150.00 OFFER (NEW EXPIRY DATE: DECEMBER 31, 2017) After this date, regular membership prices will apply - Individual or Companies with less than 5 Employees: $225 or Companies with 5 or more employees: $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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North Edmonton - MPs (Federal)

’Tis the season!

As your federal Member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach, I’m honoured to personally invite you and your family to my annual Christmas drop in. 

I hope you can drop by for a bit as we celebrate the holiday season.

Christmas Drop In

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

Between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Rosslyn Inn and Suites

13620 97 St NW, Edmonton AB T5E 4E2

Cost: Free, but RSVP is required

RSVP here: .

Light refreshments and festive treats will be served.

I hope to see you there!



Kerry Diotte

Member of Parliament

Edmonton Griesbach


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Santa's Arrival Brunch - Londonderry Mall

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are coming back to Londonderry! On Sunday, November 19th from 10:30am to 11:30am, we will be hosting our annual Santa's Arrival brunch in the Londonderry Food Court.

Tickets will be available for purchase on Eventbrite for a donation to the Stollery Children's Hospital. You may also purchase tickets for a donation at the event.

Pancakes and sausages will be generously provided by Albert's Restaurant, as well as Timbits from Tim Hortons! Live entertainment will surprise and delight throughout the morning featuring balloon fairies, Santa's elves and sparkle tattoo artists! Each child will also recieve a free bag of holiday goodies.

Santa's elves have let us in on a secret... Mr. & Mrs. Claus themselves will appear for a magical visit during the brunch!

Santa photos will begin for the season just after brunch from 12pm to 5pm.

Stay on Santa's nice list and come to Londonderry for a very merry morning!

To purchase tickets:



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Thank you Chrysalis!

Special thanks to Chrysalis for sponsoring our venue for Breakfast Mixer event held end of October.  Your presentation gave us a better idea of services you have to offer - it was a pleasant surprise to learn about your material production, art workshop and ways that individuals and businesses can get involved.   You shared many inspiring stories of about placing employees with companies - creating a win win situation.  

Find out how Chrysalis can help you -

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Welcome New Member

A message from a new member to NEBA:

My name is Kevin Fichtner. As an accountant, I look forward to helping my clients to understand the mystery of accounting and bookkeeping. I like working with hard working men and women and especially those running small business. This is the engine that helps grow our economy.

I would like to help my clients by being not only their bookkeeper and their accountant, but a trusted advisor on helping them to grow their businesses. These business men and women have the knowledge to run their businesses and I want to make their lives easier by taking the paper work from their daily lives so they can focus on what they do best.


 Kevin Fichtner MBA PBA

Padgett Business Services

418 Kaska Road, Sherwood Park, AB  T8A 4G8

#300 – 9821 – 108th Street

Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2J2

P)780-464-6441   F) 780-628-0539




Kevin worked for 20 years in banking, the Bank of Nova Scotia in Saskatchewan, McLeod Credit Union in Fort McLeod, Alberta and Co-operative Trust Company in Saskatoon, Sk.  In the last 10 years, he has held Controller roles in a number of public and private companies in Alberta and Saskatchewan. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Saskatchewan, is an Associate of the Credit Union Institute of Canada(ACUIC). He recently obtained the designation of Public Business Accountant (PBA) and
retired a member in good standing as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Kevin has served as treasurer for his church and most recently served as treasurer for Sustainable Foods Edmonton and Latitude 53. He is also active with the Chamber of Commerce in both Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan. Kevin has also helped new entities by participating in the “Ask the Expert” program through the Business Link.






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Welcome New Members

Please help us to welcome new member to North Edmonton Business Association: 

Cheryl Watts

LegalShield independent Associate 

10770 Winterburn Road Unit 1924 
Edmonton, AB, T5S1T6
(w): 780 708 1460 | (C): 780 708 1460 |(F):  

@CherylWatts16 cherylwatts

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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings

NEBA Holiday Celebration - Business Mixer & Networking Event

December 05, 2017
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

Mix, mingle, holiday shopping... visits the various vendors on site!

Read More  Register Now


Looking to join as a member of the North Edmonton Business Association? Talk to us today about the benefits becoming a member and upcoming events where you can get a tradeshow table to showcase your business, products and/or services!

Loan Gowers, Executive Director & President

Email: |Twitter @nebayeg | Cell: 780 803 1678


  *** 3rd Year Anniversary Special***

In celebration of our third anniversary, we appreciate all the support from our members and sponsors.  We are offering a special membership pricing of $150.00 till December 31, 2017 (NEW EXPIRY DATE).  After this date, regular pricing applies ($225 for individuals or company with less than 5 employees or $375 for companies with 5 or more employees).  To take advantage of this offer, please click on link:

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President's Report

Fiscal year ends can be date specific or follows the calender year.  However it ends, planning for the new year identifies opportunities, successes and challenges.   

We celebrated our 3rd Anniversary on October 16, 2017.   We are deeply grateful to the many business owners and individuals who volunteer with NEBA to deliver our mission statement and service our members.   Through their continued support, effort, time and taking on tasks and completing them - we are able to host events where members, guests, communities, government can come together - building opportunities through interactions.  Thank you: (Lan Chan-Marples, Cogent Investigations & Consulting Inc, James Jarvis, Lina Giordano Lytviak, Aaron Saunter, Peter Tang, Susan Janzen, James Ackney, Maria Ackney) for volunteering with NEBA. 

We were very pleased to see the attention that North Edmonton receive with the recent Municipal Election.  We hope this momentum continues.  

We are also pleased to announce that Thomas Ancheta with Jump 360 will help with Brand Marketing & Social Media for NEBA.   We will post updated information for our advertising services through NEBA and sponsorship platforms for 2018.   Thomas is contributing articles to NEBA Newsletter - sharing ideas, helping business owners, individuals and/or professionals build their brand and marketing strategies.  Have a question? (write to us at email:

We are also pleased to have Michael Cathrea of Resonate Music School & Studio sharing the Public Relations role with Thomas Ancheta.  All future media and press contact will be directed to both of them to take care of.   

Please join me in welcoming Thomas and Michael to our team.   We are grateful to have their volunteering support and leadership in these specialized areas.

We are looking forward to celebrating the holidays and year end at last business mixer of 2017.  Source Office Furnishings has over 15000 sq ft of space and last year we had a fantastic time there.  We are looking forward to networking, connecting with existing or making new connections at this event.  We invite you to join us, bring a friend or colleague, and check out NEBA's last event of 2017 - Business Mixer, Tradeshow & Networking Event at Source Office Furnishings - Tuesday December 5th, 2017.

For now, hope you keep warm and safe driving on the roads.

From all of us at NEBA


Loan Gowers

Executive Director & President | 780.803.1678


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