Welcome to the Calgary Executives Association
The Calgary Executives Association (CEA) is an organization of entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives who seek to foster and expand business opportunities through networking and personal contact. Our mission is to promote good business in an atmosphere that adheres to high business and personal standards. The CEA is committed to helping member firms increase their business by providing leads and referrals, or through direct business.
The Association practices the policy of "one firm per business category" which results in a truly non-competitive and open network of owners, top executives and key decision-makers representing the highest standards of products and services as well as professional integrity.
Members meet weekly to discuss local Calgary business trends, share business leads and network with one another. Currently, weekly meetings are held at the Calgary Elks Lodge and Golf Club.
The Calgary Executives Associations is part of a larger organization of 110 Executive Associations which are located in many major cities in the United States and Canada, as well as England, Switzerland, South Africa and beyond. Together, they make up a prestigious International Association web, representing over 5,000 member firms.
This past week, I had the pleasure of learning from Karen Turner on how to use my Outlook mail and contact management system like it was meant to be used. I realized that I had a Ferrari which I had been driving like a Volkswagen!!
We conveniently worked over the phone and internet and I found Karen’s style clear, systematic, focused, and supportive. With great encouragement and expertise, she navigated me through Outlook to create a tight, streamlined and manageable system, and I would highly recommend this service to all those looking to reclaim the most precious commodity in the world – your TIME!
Upon purchasing a new vehicle for our family, I contacted John’s office for insurance coverage. Although John was away, Sarah at his office was excellent in advising me as to the best way to arrange for insurance, getting me a multi-car discount in the process, and within a couple of hours, sending me the paperwork and insurance needed so I could pick up my new car. Buying a new car is a big decision and can be stressful, and dealing with John’s office certainly helped me to know that regarding insurance, there was nothing to be stressed about! I highly recommend Jones and Salt for all of your insurance needs!
This past week, I finally convinced my elderly mom to get another vehicle as her 23 year old Honda was, well old! I visited Precision and immediately, they understood my needs and connected me to an awesome vehicle, at an awesome price (didn’t even have to haggle!!), and the synergy of service between the various departments in getting everything ready for me, including the installation of a Block Heater which had not been part of the deal but which Omar, the manager of the pre-owned vehicle department graciously had installed for me the same day, was seamless. It was a pleasure dealing with staff that is both professional and positive. I highly recommend Precision Hyundai if service and value are important to you in purchasing your next vehicle!
Being at the Lailey Wine dinner event felt like I was transported to a small European town. The sampling of wines, the story of it’s origins and the pairing of culinary surprises took me on a journey.
The people, the place, and the flavors all came together in a brilliant sensory experience. Tonya’s ability to share her knowledge so we can be wine wise, and have fun made the experience a 10! Looking forward to learning more at the next educational adventure with Lailey Wines.
Thanks to Denise Baril and the WSN for arranging for me to speak at the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce' .... event in January. I had a chance to meet members of a vibrant and growing business community and deliver a message that, from the feedback I received, was very helpful to everyone in attendance.
However, more than just the ability to deliver a message and make connections, this event opened my eyes to a key concept that Denise is always focusing on. I.e. Concentrate on delivering value, and the results will always follow. What I found is, although the training I delivered was free (i.e. I didn't charge to speak), the value of what was delivered was clear to those in attendance and has led to the busiest month for our business in over 18 months. We not only sent out proposals to almost 25% of the audience in attendance, but also got invited to work with the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce as well as the Airdrie Home & Lifestyle Show to help promote their events in the future.
All of this from one single speaking / training engagement promoted by the WSN. Thanks again for the opportunity and the exposure, and I can't wait to see what comes of not just the business and exposure as a result of this talk but future talks and events as well.
I had been struggling with some relatively minor health issues for over a year when I met Jesse Stein. Although I had been to my doctor numerous times for the same concerns and had various tests, I had been told that there was nothing wrong. After learning about Landmark and with Jesse’s encouragement, I hesitantly participated in their full evaluation. The time and attention dedicated to me and my concerns were remarkable. An issue was found and through treatment, I am feeling 100% better. I cannot express how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to join Landmark and have since registered my children.