December 2017 Print

Monthly Commentary

Two weeks to go to end of 2017 - many interesting developments on the political front.  How will this change the landscape for businesses, employees, individuals and various interested parties in 2018.  We wait and see. 

At the Municipal level, we had the opportunity to attend Mayor Iveson Economic Development Summit on Wednesday December 12, 2017.  Our feedback posted on @nebayeg Twitter: "Very impressive . To hear the vision and goals this morning . Seeings inputs and ideas that’s been generated during three breakout sessions. . looking forward to Mayor future ".  Full details about the event can be found [Mayors Press Release Economic Summit]  Thank you Mayor Iveson for my three take aways that day a) global presence, b) inter-generational interest and c) goal for balanced and inclusive strategies. 

On a more festive and looking forward to a few weeks of holidays, thank you so very much to everyone who attended Year-End Holiday Celebration at Source Office Furnishings.  As always, Aaron Saunter at Source showed us how Source treats their clients and customer - above and beyond service and going the extra mile.  Every opportunity to work with them has created a very positive memorable customer experience.  If you need new furnishings or look for your office or home, please visit their 15000 sq ft showroom and explore what they have to offer. 

Sincerest thanks to Source for sponsoring the event with Linda Mak at MoneyMentors.  She is an amazing speaker.  It was great to learn about the various programs they have in place to offer to students, individuals and companies.  Thank you also to our business building ideas presentation - guest speakers: Debra Kasowski and Don Nault.

Check out our photo album [Holiday Celebration] and see the various tradeshow vendors in the event.  Many new companies joined us and already we learnt that as the event happened - appointments were being set up, referrals were being made and sales were made right on the spot.  Donations given to Edmonton Humane Society and Kids Kottage.  

This is what we work hard to do (entpreneurs ourselves - every opportunity for interaction is one created for relationships, referrals and a potential deal).  Congratulations to everyone for being a part of the event and the connections made from attending.  

Thank you also to Councillor Jon Dziadyk (Ward 3) for coming out and meeting many of the attendees and business owners.  It was also great to talk to Councillor Darren McCann and CFO from Town of Gibbons at the event - learning more about developments and opportunities.  

Majority of 2018 events have been posted on our website: and more to be posted soon.  

From all of us at North Edmonton Business Association, we send you warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.  It's been our pleasure to connect, interact, engage and reach out to you during 2017 and we wish you the very best throughout the coming year. 

Friendly Reminder - Special anniversary membership pricing deal $150.00 OFFER (Offer Expires: DECEMBER 31, 2017) Join us today, let's connect, network and learn more about each other business and how we can service clients.   Please note - 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).  



Looking to explore ways to network and get your name out in 2018? Talk to us today about opportunities available by working with NEBA: a) membership, b) sponsorship, c) advertising on our website or in our e-newsletter or d) event sponsor.   Talk to us today - Kim Nguyen, Executive Assistant, Email: or 780.905.5025   Loan Gowers, BComm, CFP, FMA, FCSI, Executive Director & President  780.803.1678  (Connect with us on LinkedIn, Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook Page).





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President's Report

We are very excited to announce that Kim Nguyen has been hired to be Executive Assistant to NEBA servicing existing members and prospective members, sponsors and individuals or companies looking to work with NEBA.   She is available during day time and respond to emails sent to or cell: 780.905.5025.   

Kim has her own business as an Immigration Consultant working with many different industries.   She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a business owner.  She will support NEBA and Directors with our mission - "Building Opportunities Through Interactions Focusing on Growth, Education & Communication.  AND Raising awareness of North Edmonton from East to West, North of Yellowhead Trail."  

Many of us volunteer for NEBA and have our own business or work in management for a company.  Having Kim will help to increase NEBA's ability to deliver and engage in more activities - for networking, for education, for business building opportunities, building relationship and more.   

Please join us in welcoming Kim to the association.  

From all of us at NEBA - it's been our pleasure to service our Sponsors and Members, host events creating opportunities for interactions and engagement (face-to-face or over social media platform), and communicate with you through our newsletter.  Thank you for being a part of NEBA's journey.  We wish you the very best for the coming year.


Loan Gowers, Executive Director & President


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North Edmonton - MPs (Federal)

I am pleased to invite you to my Christmas Open House on Tuesday Decembe 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at my constituency office (20 Perron Street – Suite 220, St. Albert).  Join us for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and some Christmas cheer.


Michael Cooper, M.P.

St. Albert – Edmonton

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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings

NEBA Business Introduction (Company Presentations) Networking Event

January 17, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Good Buddy Restaurants, (VIP Room) 
1018, 9499 - 137 Ave

Business Introductions & Company Presentations. Learning more about each other's businesses.

Read More  Register Now

NEBA Business Mixer & Networking Event

January 25, 2018
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Jump360 Trampoline Park 
13535 156 ST NW
Edmonton, AB

Our goal is to go to member’s location, creating opportunities for networking, mixers, and business building ideas.

Read More  Register Now

2018 Lunar New Year Celebration - Welcoming the Year of the Dog

February 24, 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Londonderry Mall
137 Ave & 66th Street (Lower level close to Entrance 2)
Edmonton, AB T5C3C8

Opening Ceremomy: 1130 AM. Come join the Celebration as we ring in the new year , Performances, Cultural Displays.

Read More  Register Now

NEBA Business Introduction (Company Presentations) Networking Event

March 15, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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

Business Introductions & Company Presentations. Learning more about each other's businesses.

Read More  Register Now

NEBA Business Mixer, Tradeshow & Networking Event

March 28, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Kohinoor Restaurant & Grill
13712 40 Street
Edmonton, AB

Business Mixer, Networking - Tradeshow Tables & Sponsorship Available

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!

Kim Nguyen, Executive Assistant,  Email: |Twitter @nebayeg | Cell: 780.905.5025


  *** 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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Welcome New Members

Please help us to welcome new member, McLEOD Windows & Doors.  

McLEOD Windows & Doors,
15311 128 Avenue NW 
Edmonton, AB, T5V 1A5
(w): 780-481-2575 | (C): 780-297-8576 |(F):

Timothy Wong


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Welcome New Member: The Chiropractic Wellness Studio

We are pleased to continue to work with Dr. Megan Harris and The Chiropractic Wellness Studio in their new location. Looking forward to hosting a breakfast mixer event there in the Spring 2018!

Your Chiropractic Team

Our Unique Chiropractic Brand

Dr. Megan, Dr. Mailie, Dr. Dawn, Dr Sheena and Dr. Hannah make up your "Chiropractic Team". We work both independently with our patients and collaboratively as a team to help provide you with the most comprehensive and quality chiropractic care.

Our motto is "Feel Better about Your Health". This motto arose from listening to what our patients were saying after their chiropractic treatments. Even before leaving our office we often hear them say "I can't believe how much better I feel already"!

The concept of our flower logo “stems” from our holistic approach to health and well-being. Each petal of the flower symbolizes the key factors which contribute to your physical and emotional wellness: The 5 Petals of Wellbeing. You will notice each Doctor of Chiropractic in our office has selected her own flower colour. Our chosen flower colours represent a little of who we are as individuals and represent the differences in our personalities and our style.

In order for individuals to remain healthy and to thrive in our lives, it is important to consistently nurture each of the 5 components of health and well-being. Just like a flower requires sun, water and vital nutrients to thrive and grow; so do we. Each petal characterizes the essence of what we need to flourish both emotionally and physically.

  1. Balanced nutrition and supplementation
  2. Regular physical activity
  3. Healthy sleep patterns
  4. Emotional well-being/personal fulfillment
  5. Optimal functioning of brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, bones and joints

The circle around the stem of our flower represents the integration of mind and body in achieving wellness. Our thoughts and feelings influence our body’s function and how our body functions influences how we feel. As female health care providers, we strive to offer you a caring and welcoming environment. Our patients regularly tell us that incorporating chiropractic care into their lifestyle has made a tremendous impact on their health and well-being. We know that by incorporating chiropractic care into your lifestyle, you will notice a significant positive change in how you feel too!

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Welcome New Member

Please help us to welcome new member Glen Hill with Meineke Car Care.  

2031686 Alberta Ltd DBA Meineke car care, 
12540-72 st NW 
Edmonton, AB, T5B 1Y6
(w): 780 474-3661 | (C): 587 991-3465 |(F): n/a

Glen Trevor Hill


I grew up on a farm near Rosetown Saskatchewan, then spent 32 years working for Precision Drilling in the oilfields, got downsized in 2016 when the patch slowed down my new endeavor is automotive repair.

Our Meineke car care centre is located at 12540 72 st NW in Edmonton. A stones throw Northwest of the jct of Yellowhead Trail and Fort Road.

Specializing in automotive repair and maintenance, we do everything from brakes to engines, tires to shocks and struts, steering and suspension repairs, wheel alignments, batteries,air conditioning and more.

Basic conventional oil change packages start at $29.95 including a free 23 point inspection, we'll let you know what is good on your car as well as what requires repairs.

Tire rotations start at $29.95, repairs start at $24.95, changeovers start at $29.95 including balancing.


Thank you Glen and Meineke Car Care for joining NEBA and we look forward to working with you in 2018!



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Welcome New Member

Please help us to welcome new member and Mike Alexander.  It was a pleasure to have you participate in the December tradeshow event.  We look forward to working with you in 2018 and hosting an event at your location!, 
13555 156 Street 
Edmonton, AB, T5V 1R9
(w): 7804138458 | (C): |(F):

Mike Alexander

General Manager 

We are not strictly an “IT Provider.” Rather, we are a “Productivity Provider,” helping organizations be their best by doing what we do best. That’s why we are a leading source of comprehensive IT programs. We’ll deliver an inclusive program that’s designed to minimize conversations about networks and computers and maximize discussions about staff experience and company goals. Features may include IT strategy, cloud services, disaster recovery planning, simplified employee onboarding, and enhanced cyber threat protection. F12 exists to help your business thrive.

NEBA's Pictures of at December Year End Holiday Celebration Event: 

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Welcome New Member

Please help us to welcome new member: Matt Ayres, Construct Marketing

Construct Marketing


10126 127 avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5E 0B7

 From Website:


Construct Marketing is specifically built for Construction & Construction-Trade companies. The blue-collar, hard-working companies who literally keep the wheels of this great province spinning. We want to partner with our clients and grow their businesses.

Service Driven

Growing up and working in the construction world, we understand the importance of being a service driven company. We're here to work with you and provide the same exemplary service that you do. We’re not satisfied unless our clients feel the same way.

Thank you for joining NEBA and we look forward to working with you in 2018!


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Welcome New Member

Please help us to welcome new member: Generation Electronics Inc and Mike P Jackman to NEBA.  We look foward to working with you in 2018 and best wishes during holidays.

Generation Electronics Inc, 
16652-109 Ave. 
Edmonton, AB, T5P 1C2
(w): 780-413-9908 ext 100 | (C): 780-916-8233 |(F): 780-413-9903

Mike Patrick Jackman


For the past 19 years Generations has been supplying Edmonton and area small businesses that have from 5 to 100 users with Computer & IT Network Support.

We offer a varity of programs that are customized to meet the needs of our clients and their business.

Our company is made up of professional, mature & most importantly, a reliable staff that we gurantee will be there when you need us. Diligently working behind the scenes so that your computer network is functioning properly when you need it. 

Generations IT saving you time & money while increasing your companies productivity. Gauranteed !

Since 1999 we have been a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating and a passion to grow our buisness with Honesty & Integrity

Best Regards,

Mike Jackman /President

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