BNI Members voice their thoughts...
Kent Zadko - BNI Aviators (Sherwood Park AB)


#107, 101 Broadway Blvd., Sherwood Park, AB., T8H 2A8
Ph. (780) 449-1487 Fax (780) 449-0475
Cell (780) 938-2566

July 24, 2012

To whom it may concern,

I recently referred a client, someone I’ve known for several years and used to work with, to Dean Assiff and his team at H+M Carpet Care. My client was going through a difficult separation and was living in a basement suite, in his own home. After much deliberation, he decided to rid himself of his tenants and re-take his own home.

There was much work to be done on the upper level of the house. Both the carpets and furniture needed immediate care. I used to clean furniture for a living, so when I saw Mike’s situation, I even hesitated to refer Dean to him because I knew how much work would be needed to restore this furniture.

I have since been back to Mike’s house and he is thrilled with the work that Dean and his team have done. He knew that the results wouldn’t be perfect, but he was amazed at how close they came to achieving just that!

Thanks Dean for treating my client the way I would expect him to be treated! You’re a consummate professional and I appreciate having you as a resource.

Sincerely and respectfully,

Kent L. Zadko

Alana Gueutal - BNI Black Gold (Leduc, AB)
Thanks so much to Tony Semple, and the staff at the 4404 Restaurant at the Delta Hotel South Edmonton.
I had an amazing birthday celebration - the staff was so attentive, and we had our every need taken care of. The ambience was amazing, the food was outstandingly delicious, and we had an amazing evening. Tony even came out himself to ensure we were taken care of. Very impressed.

Thanks so much for everything - we will definitely be back for special events!
Alana Gueutal - BNI Black Gold (Leduc, AB)
Thanks so much to Marlene and staff for taking such good care of my parents while they were in looking for new floors. They had a list of very specific needs, and the staff at ProSource was able to show them the floors that filled all their needs, but without them feeling pressured.
Once they had chosen their floor, they were very pleased to get referred to a wonderful installer, who installed their new floors with great care and pride. My parents are happy to show off their new floor, and are planning "floor upgrades" in their entire house!

I'm grateful to ProSource Wholesale Flooring for making my parents feel like a million bucks, and for making their house look like it!
Joeyleigh Francis - BNI Referral Masters (Edmonton, AB)
Even though you are a new member, I have enjoyed getting to know more about you personally at the chapter meetings.
You are eager to participate for the benefit of the chapter and the chapter members.
I am confident in your knowledge of the commercial insurance industry and sincere interest in helping people and their businesses.
You take a keen interest in your clients needs and genuinely care about what you do.
I wish you all the success and looking forward to getting to you better.

Joey Francis
Owner/Visual Designer
Third-eye Design

Jamie Lantz - BNI New Business Source (Edmonton, AB)
Over the past 2 years, I have used Murray to sell 2 condos and purchase 1 house. Each time it was reassuring to know that everything was in good hands with Murray. He explains things throughout the process and helps you get the results you need. Murray even managed to sell our condo while I was on the other side of the country! He goes that extra mile to make things happen.

I hear, from other people, that finding a Realtor (or real estate agent) with integrity, good service, and one who truly puts your needs ahead of his own is a rare thing to find; you can find that Realtor with Murray.

Jamie Lantz
Jamie Lantz - BNI New Business Source (Edmonton, AB)
Like the name says, Kris helped me find a truly “innovative” mortgage solution. I was looking for a mortgage that was flexible and dynamic; a mortgage that I can pay-down over time, while increasing my line of credit to eventually be used for investment purposes.

Kris knows the industry inside-and-out and he found a mortgage that works for me. Let Kris know what your needs are he will be able to find a mortgage solution that suits you perfectly.

Jamie Lantz
Sharon Shmyr - BNI Alliance (Edmonton, AB)
November 28, 2011

This is a testimonial for Seth Glick, and Clear Skies.
I recently had call to phone Seth at Clear Skies to come and clear the gutters and clean the windows at Prana Holistic. Seth and his crew arrived, and what impressed me the most, was the attention they paid to their noise level. Based on this noise level, they made efforts to avoid areas in which clients were having sessions. They did an amazing job of clearing the debris (of which there was lots) from the gutters and then running water through, to ensure everything was cleared.
The crew then cleaned the windows to a spotless shine!! After that, we really could see Clear Skies!!
I then had Seth come to my home, where the gutters were in even worse condition. Again, Seth efficiently cleared the gutters and repaired and replaced some downspout components (after first quoting me as to the cost). Seth even offered advice about removing a wasp’s nest in my backyard.
After jobs well done, Seth checked in to see that we were completely satisfied with the work before billing us.
I highly recommend Seth and his staff at Clear Skies for superb customer service and a really fine job of gutter and window cleaning.


Sharon Shmyr

Sharon Shmyr - BNI Alliance (Edmonton, AB)
This is a testimonial for Kingsley Leung of Firma Foreign Exchange.
I have known Kingsley for a number of years, and although I have not personally
transacted business with him, I have come to know him well and consider him a
friend. I have gotten to know Kingsley through one to one business interviews at
both of our businesses and have visited with him frequently at social events. I know
him to be caring and reliable, committed and dedicated to excellence in all he does.
(and he’s a great song and dance man who loves theatre-another indication of his dedi-
cation to excellence and his creativity )
Because of these qualities I would not hesitate to refer friends and clients in need of
Foreign currency exchange services to Kingsley.
I asked for and received a glowing testimonial from a mutual friend, Doug Loewen, of
Loewen Financial (who has referred several clients to Kingsley), and I quote “My clients
are amazed that they have options outside their bank. After meeting with Kingsley, his glowing
personality and authenticity gives them the comfort level to move forward. After they have saved 2-4%
on the money exchange and experience Kingsley’s efficiency in helping them, they are very grateful and
tell me so, and of course I look like a hero, So thank you, Kingsley. I will continue to help my clients who
have foreign currency exchange needs in the future, with an introduction to the King of
Monnneeeyyyyy!!!” end quote.

Jamie Lantz - BNI New Business Source (Edmonton, AB)
March 15, 2012

I have known Walter Heuvingh for the past 6 years and have often recommended his services to clients of mine.

Coffee News is a great publication for those business owners looking to promote their companies using cost-effective advertising. You can focus your marketing efforts by only choosing regions of the city that are relevant for you, and you have the confidence in knowing that your ad will be the only one representing your industry in that region.

When I’m at a coffee shop or restaurant I will pick-up the latest edition of Coffee News and browse the ads, so I know that it works, first-hand.

I will continue to recommend Walter and Coffee News to anyone that can benefit from targeted, local advertising.

Jamie Lantz

Solid Exempt Market Solutions

Kingsley Leung - BNI Referral Masters (Edmonton, AB)
To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing this in regards to Mr. Aaron Dokken of Creative Electric (formerly Local Sparky Electrical). He has been my main contact whenever I refer clients who need an electrician or electrical services, and just as importantly, he is someone I can say is a good friend of mine who I see on a weekly basis.

Just last year, I put Aaron together with the company that did our home basement renovation. I had no hesitation to recommend his services based on the person I know that is highly qualified, certified in his profession, and who genuinely cares about the specific needs of his clients. My wife and I are also looking to do some backyard renovations this summer and we plan to give Aaron a call to take care of some major electrical work.

On the personal side, Aaron is passionate about hockey (especially the LA Kings) and he’s also cares about the lives of others. So it is no surprise that every year he is heavily involved as a player and as a fundraiser with the Scotiabank Pro-Am NHL Alumni hockey tournament for Alzheimer's research.

A job well done, and a super nice individual – Mr. Aaron Dokken.

Kingsley Leung
Kris Crawford - BNI Business Pillars (Edmonton AB)
March 19, 2012.

Dear Seth,

I would like to thank you for the quality service you have provided to my clients and
business contact that I have referred you to. As a professional I like to be certain that when
referring my contacts, they will be guaranteed a quality of service that reflects back on me, not
only have you exceeded my expectation but theirs as well. This is what Matt Finnen a Broker
Relationship Manager from Scotia Mortgage Authority had to say about your service.

“Thanks again for setting me up with Seth Glick from Clear Skies Window and Gutter
Cleaning. Seth’s professionalism and good service was appreciated. It was easy to make an
appointment, and I appreciated that they called to confirm the time on the day we had
I also found Seth and his team to be very efficient. With two people doing the work, the task
was completed in a timely manner. He even offered to put up my Xmas lights when I saw him up
on my roof.”

I appreciate our business relationship and look forward to continually working together in the


Kris Crawford
Innovative Mortgage Solutions
Mortgage Associate
Rebecca Prince - BNI Aviators (Sherwood Park AB)
What Does BNI Do For My Business
I have been a member since March 2011. I hold the Cosmetic, Skincare seat. The value BNI offers to every member that I want to testify of is the personal growth and passion it creates for our personal business' and for our fellow members. We cannot do justice in our personal business' wtihout maintaining our passion for great service. BNI gives back to me through the effectiveness of weekly meetings and other great training opportunities.

Thanks Pat for your inspired leadership.

Becky Prince
Rebecca Prince - BNI Aviators (Sherwood Park AB)
I recently connected with an Arbonne Consultant from Florida who spoke about being a a BNI member. This was on a training audio and it perked my interest. Her testimonial was that BNI helped grow her business and she recognized the value at about the 1 year mark. I contacted this lady and three other Arbonne consultanst...all BNI members had a conference call and discussed ways to be successful in BNI.
Thanks BNI and specifically Pat for your leadership.
Kingsley Leung - BNI Referral Masters (Edmonton, AB)
Recently, Kellee Dawson of Intentional Wealth and Benefits has taken the task of insuring my family (life and disability). I have been sufficiently covered, however my wife who has had Type I diabetes since age 14, has never been insured and in fact every company or insurance dealer has said they would never even consider it. Until now. Kellee not only has the knowledge and understanding of the insurance industry, but she also has an untrainable quality - the ability to be compassionate and sympathetic. With this combination, she has been able to find a company that is currently in the process of putting together a quote. Even if we are denied in the end, the fact that we are even at this point is a miracle.

Anything that involves my family, I take to another level of seriousness. When it comes to letting outsiders in, I have no problem with recommending and dealing with Kellee as an 'honourary' member of our family.

Sari and Kingsley Leung

Kingsley Leung - BNI Referral Masters (Edmonton, AB)
I met with David Schumacher twice now and cannot wait until our third meeting. He is approachable, professional, he actually listens and can decipher even the most convoluted of information I have thrown at him and make perfect sense of it. To date I have yet to meet any financial advisor that has put me first, provided ideas and a plan that have suited my needs versus just selling the same old archaic funds that bore me and give me little confidence. His traditional values mixed with his new out of the box thinking have already shown me that he is ‘my guy’ and I am really looking forward to working with him for many years. His youthful approach to investing while protecting my money is noted in everything we discuss and clearly outlined in our plan. He takes the time to be there for you in whatever way you need and I have already recommended him to close friends and family and would not for a second hesitate to continue to do so.

He gave me the options and scenarios that perfectly matched exactly what I asked for and although repetitive I cannot stress enough how impressed I was with what he had prepared for me and how we intend to move forward. I now with David, finally have full confidence in my future portfolio and an appropriate plan of action to meet all of my financial needs.


Todd Baram

Brad Prince - BNI Park Power Connections (Sherwood Park, AB)
MI Salon and Day Spa (the business) & Angela Morrow (its owner) share many fantastic qualities. Words like professional, capable, warm, diverse, and healthy come to mind. The salon is always very clean and carries the natural aromatherapy of Kevin Murphy professional hair products. It is obvious that both MI stylists and MI customers use and enjoy these hair products. I have personally had my hair taken care of by Melody, Tia, and Angela. I have enjoyed and come to depend on consistent, high end hair cuts. Earlier this year my wife Karli celebrated her birthday while being 8 months pregnant. I surprised her with a gift certificate for a prenatal massage and pedicure. The massage provided some well deserved comfort - Karli commented specifically on the calming atmosphere, and professional service. She came home beaming! I'll also add that Karli has cute feet to begin with, but the pedicure took it up a notch. She was a happy mumma. Thanks Angela. Please thank your team as well.


Brad Prince
Crystal Mamchur - BNI Park Power Connections (Sherwood Park, AB)
Chris Korte is my families Financial Advisor. We started working with Chris over 1 year ago and he has helped my family save money in taxes, Max out RSPs, set up RESPs, and we now have a plan for life. I feel confident knowing there is someone to help set financial strategies and goals so my husband and I can retire when we want and with piece of mind. I recommend Chris Korte for anyone wanting to start a financial plan or have a second opinion on their existing one.