“ AWesome! ”
— on Apr 22, 2016.
“ Great, I enjoyed meeting so many fascinating people with such a wide range of skills. ”
— on Apr 22, 2016.
“ "Linked-in" Business & Social Network is always very helpful and the go to place for upcoming events ”
— on Jan 27, 2016.
“ Terrific group and Stephen has done an exemplary job of bringing together great people who are serious about building their business while helping others do the same. ”
— on Jan 8, 2016.
“ It is very helpful for my business and build relationship. ”
— on Dec 30, 2015.
“ nice to get to know more business people in Edmonton ”
— on Sep 24, 2015.
“ Very useful luncheon today! One suggestion: During the meeting, I think cell phones should be turned off. No one is so busy that he/she cannot turn off the phone and leave a voice mail message, promising to respond as soon as the event is over. ”
— on Aug 12, 2015.
“ I met some of the most intelligent people I have ever come across in this group! The professionalism, expertise, and collegiality of this group's membership is unmatched compared to other networking groups I have visited. It would be well-advised to join this group and expand your business knowledge and improve your own business practices from the expertise generously offered by this group's membership. ”
— on Jun 10, 2015.
“ Great place to meet business people ”
— on May 7, 2015.
“ A great way to expand your network and get to know some interesting people outside your normal activites. ”
— on May 1, 2015.
“ Good ”
— on Mar 27, 2015.
“ great opportunity to interact with people ”
— on Mar 3, 2015.
“ This is a really interesting and helpful group, thank you to Stephen Lau for setting this up and promoting it so well! ”
— on Mar 2, 2015.
“ Very valuable ”
— on Feb 19, 2015.
“ FANTASTIC seeing everyone again! Thank you again Stephen Lau and Stephen Yakimets for organizing the event! Amelia and I enjoyed it thoroughly! ”
— on Feb 18, 2015.
“ Great value for the time invested so far. ”
— on Feb 12, 2015.
“ Meet top-calibre professionals in a friendly environment where everyone is genuinely interested in your personal & professional success! The diversity of events available to attend are astounding: from casual mixers to professional conferences. The opportunity to improve yourself professionally through our exciting "Morning Energizer" or "Strategy Room" or "Lunch & Learn" series of meetings brings opportunities to learn best-practices from other leading industry professionals that you would otherwise pay thousands of dollars in course or seminar fees! Whether you aim to interact professionally or socially with our amazing network of members, this group has everything you need to feel like a complete professional! Our group "culture" is such that your business colleagues also become great friends. Joining this group has helped so many members in so many ways! I certainly have enjoyed leading this group to its current size through collaborating with many of its talented members! ”
— on Feb 10, 2015.
“ Excellent ”
— on Jan 31, 2015.
“ Very well run inclusive network. ”
— on Dec 11, 2014.
“ Members of this group are excellent; they mix, mingle and interact with speaker. "Quality networkers". Thank you to Javier, Marilyn, Mario, Shannon, Lindsey, Debra, Lance for putting a great table together for event - "Power Networking Table"! Loan is outstanding and I appreciate her support. Lori is the WeBA Director of Membership and is at all of our events - make sure to see Lori and become a member now... Rod Robertson of SVS Group said he will subsidise ever new membership from now till Christmas by $25.00 - Now is the best time to Join WeBA! ”
— on Nov 20, 2014.
“ Would you like to connect with a broad range of individuals, develop long-term relationships, make contacts and do it based on a very full and diversified calendar, when it is convenient and possible to do so? No attendance requirements like some other groups, this networking group allows you to meet and mingle at your leisure and allows flexibility to responsibly manage your own business without undue sacrifices and restrictive time commitments. A great group of people who truly want to help one another be successful in their own business and have fun doing it! ”
— on Sep 23, 2014.
“ Excellent as always! ”
— on Aug 29, 2014.
“ Great as usual having the opportunity to meet new and interesting people. ”
— on Aug 28, 2014.
“ Excellent as always ”
— on Aug 14, 2014.
“ An interesting twist on networking groups - for a small flat fee, you're able to connect with a broad range of individuals, develop relationships, make contacts and do it based on a very full and diversified calendar, when it is convenient and possible to do so. Without the rigid attendance requirements of some other groups, this networking group allows you to meet and mingle, but allows you the flexibility to responsibly manage your own business without undue sacrifices and restrictive time commitments. ”
— on May 8, 2014.
“ Professional friendly atmosphere. Very enjoyable lunch. ”
— on May 2, 2014.
“ What a super way to network and get to know who is out there, and what they have to offer. ”
— on Mar 28, 2014.
“ I love this group as it gives us so many opportunities to learn. ”
— on Feb 23, 2014.
“ This is always good. ”
— on Dec 20, 2013.
“ I'm meeting lots of great people. ”
— on Nov 20, 2013.
“ What A GREAT event! ”
— on Nov 20, 2013.
“ I thoroughly enjoyed my meetup in fact I made at least two great connections with reason to reconnect in near future. ”
— on Oct 24, 2013.
“ Great it is easy to integrate into and network with others. ”
— on Oct 11, 2013.
“ Good ”
— on Sep 27, 2013.
“ I love meeting very positive and top professionals and business individuals! ”
— on Sep 1, 2013.
“ Fantastic ”
— on Jun 23, 2013.
“ Love it, have to tell others that maybe interested to join !! ”
— on Jun 21, 2013.
“ Great so far. I have only just joined. ”
— on Jun 7, 2013.
“ Thanks everyone for coming ”
— on May 27, 2013.
“ I am impressed with the quality of the people you get to know through this group. ”
— on Jan 5, 2013.
“ One of, if not the best, networking opportunity in Edmonton. Always manages to find a great place for lunch. ”
— on Jan 4, 2013.
“ Getting together with Stephen, Daniel & Craig was a great start. ”
— on Oct 26, 2012.
“ Excellent!!! ”
— on Aug 29, 2012.
“ The group was great very informative and helpful and I look forward to seeing everyone again. ”
— on May 12, 2012.
“ A definite cut above the rest. Probably in the top 10 percentile of meetups! ”
— on Apr 6, 2012.
“ so far I think it offers real networking value and lives up to its mandate ”
— on Mar 1, 2012.
“ Enjoy the network and the format. ”
— on Dec 14, 2011.
“ I appreciate the diversity & contributions. ”
— on Dec 13, 2011.
“ Nice seeing all the new faces. Our group is definitely growing and diversifying. Rotarians' presence and philosophy is present and a good aspect of the group. ”
— on May 13, 2011.
“ Great opportunities! Share your business and learn fron the others! ”
— on Mar 21, 2011.
“ Great way to connect with others and develop positive relationships ”
— on Mar 14, 2011.
“ Stephen Lau&amp;#039;s Meetup Group is shaping up to be a large, solid group of high calibre individuals. ”
— on Dec 20, 2010.
“ To create mutually beneficial relationships ”
— on Dec 16, 2010.
“ Thumbs up! ”
— on Nov 9, 2010.
“ As always, this group has very high standard and thanks to Stephen to keep it that way. ”
— on Oct 28, 2010.
“ This Meetup Group is the best way to network in Edmonton. The attendees are of high quality, from diverse occupations and businesses. This is an excellent means of meeting professional business people for your contact network. ”
— on Oct 28, 2010.
“ This Meetup Group is a perfect place to meet and talk to different business people to live and work in our community. It is well attended with a large variety of business professionals present at each Mixer. ”
— on Oct 21, 2010.
“ I liked it. Meeting new people is always good. ”
— on Oct 9, 2010.
“ loving it and I've only been in it for about two weeks ”
— on Oct 7, 2010.
“ The ability to network and trade ideas with a variety of business people in an informal atmosphere not to be missed! I learn something new and meet people every time I attend an event. Stephen does a great job of ensuring that everyone wins here. ”
— on Oct 1, 2010.
“ Its Great. ”
— on Sep 16, 2010.
“ Others need to get into this group because not only are you meeting other professionals, you are getting out and meeting new and amazing people in fields that may not even have anything to do with yours. In this friendly and welcoming atmosphere, you may or may not find people in the same business as you, you find similarities in personality and make new friends. ”
— on Aug 21, 2010.
“ Thank-you stephen for creating this dynamic group. Linked-In is a great freindly way to network. ”
— on Jul 26, 2010.
“ There is no better use of meal time than one of Stephens business luncheons or dinners. The amount of money to be made in the room is unbelievable, the quality of individuals in attendance is incredible, and the level of integrity is without compare. ”
— on Jul 24, 2010.
“ This is very well organized and a great experience to interact with entrepreneurial-minded people - I have not been disappointed in the times that I have been present. ”
— on Jul 12, 2010.
“ It was nice, variety of business owners there. Great presentations by all, should eliminate the clapping between each person as it takes up time and some may have more of a clap than others. Would be nice if there was a little more stand up mingling first before everyone sat down for lunch as you only get to chat with the people beside or across from you. Will come again ”
— on Jun 26, 2010.
“ Stephen works hard to ensure that everyone feels at home and gets an opportunity to meet and network in a professional environment...I enjoy the atmosphere. ”
— on Jun 25, 2010.
“ Success is linked to who you know and the people you need to know are here. Hurry. ”
— on Jun 21, 2010.
“ The group consists of an interesting and diverse group of professionals who all are focused on doing business and helping others. ”
— on Jun 8, 2010.
“ Huge opportunities.... all you have to do is show up. Love the parking lot..... ”
— on Jun 6, 2010.
“ Stephen takes this project to heart and sets a professional tone by clearly stating his intent, goals and expectations. This public declaration at the meeting is by myself viewed as a positive step towards ensuring that this Meetup Group has a philosophical direction, has a bonifide leader, and is not shy or hesitant to call it what it is. ”
— on Jun 4, 2010.
“ This is an unusually high caliber group of people who want to help each other succeed through ethical business practice. An excellent environment for like minded business people. ”
— on Jun 4, 2010.
“ This is a very down to earth group, friendly, and willing to share information and experiences. A must for any small business owner! ”
— on May 21, 2010.
“ Diverse group, friendly, interesting, creative, generous professional people. ”
— on May 19, 2010.
“ Helpful information provided in a positive environment that is built around seeing its members' succeed. Structured without being invasive. This has become a group that I want the people in my sphere of influence to be affiliated. ”
— on May 13, 2010.
“ I am impressed by Stephen Lau's tenacity and dedication to growing this Meetup group to be one of Edmonton's strongest business networking groups. I have enjoyed meeting the members of this group and look forward to attending future meetings. Everyone is very supportive of each other. Genuine and sincere people populate this group, which reflects upon the quality of this network and Stephen Lau's efforts and integrity. ”
— on May 13, 2010.
“ Good exposure to a variety of people that we may not have had an opportunity to meet. we meet people from different walks of life - in a good growth oriented circumstance. ”
— on May 10, 2010.
“ The great people one meets and the wonderful relationships one gets to establish through this platform. ”
— on Mar 22, 2010.
“ It gives you an opportunity for Rotary fellowship and to meet a variety of guests. ”
— on Feb 24, 2010.
“ I really saw the possibilities of helping other people at this meetup in referring business to them and in return they would refer business to you. Very dynamic, professional business people. ”
— on Feb 8, 2010.
“ Connections,hints on successes, comradeship, fellowship. ”
— on Jan 6, 2010.
“ Great networking, good socializing. ”
— on Dec 23, 2009.
“ If you are interested in networking with like-minded professionals in the Edmonton area, this is a great way to do it. ”
— on Dec 3, 2009.
“ A powerful and highly effective way to connect with top business leaders & entrepreneurs in the Edmonton area! ”
— on Oct 16, 2009.
“ Stephen Lau has thought out this networking group very well. There are always a mix of people from different industries and today's meeting was no different. ”
— on Sep 23, 2009.
“ Connections. Connections. Connections. If you're looking to network with other business professionals, joining this group will make it easy to form those networks you're looking for. ”
— on Aug 7, 2009.
“ Superb people, great food - what better for a Friday lunch! ”
— on Jul 24, 2009.
“ Networking is the thing. Never know who will meet. ”
— on Jul 3, 2009.
“ An excellent way to connect with high calibre business professionals in the City of Edmonton! ”
— on Jun 29, 2009.
“ Others should join this Meetup Group because it allows for professionals to network in a casual environment, and converse with other people that always have a different perspective on the Edmonton business community. Great for learning more about the community that we work and live in. ”
— on May 26, 2009.
“ To be "ahead of the crowd" in Social Media. ”
— on May 5, 2009.
“ Because 10 years from now you will be the same person you are today exept for the books you read and the people you meet. ”
— on Apr 29, 2009.
“ Friendly people from diverse backgrounds put together in a room, sharing knowledge. It is rare to have people of such diversity and quality together in one place on a regular basis. ”
— on Apr 18, 2009.
“ Build relationships and benefit from the collective experience of this dynamic business group! ”
— on Apr 12, 2009.
“ Other people should join as it is relaxed, comfortable, pleasant atmosphere, stimulating conversation. ”
— on Mar 21, 2009.
“ Develop solid relationships with other members of the Edmonton business community! The members of this group are diverse and dynamic. Helpful, friendly, and supportive people consistute its membership base. ”
— on Mar 19, 2009.
“ It&amp;amp;amp;#039;s a great opportunity to meet some great people and make good business contacts. Very good contacts made in a relaxed setting. ”
— on Mar 9, 2009.
“ Excellent opportunities to meet successful entrepreneurs and professionals in the Edmonton business community! ”
— on Mar 8, 2009.
“ An outstanding group of people who don't push anything at you. They are warm people who want to get to know you as a person. ”
— on Feb 21, 2009.
“ I have heard great things about this group! I look forward to developing new friendships and business connections. You should definitely join this dynamic Meetup! ”
— on Feb 16, 2009.
“ Joining the meetup group gives one the opportunity to have exposure to a wide variety of events with different topics. This group pays itself off within one or two meetings in its value. ”
— on Feb 7, 2009.
“ Business success is achieved by earning the trust of others. Meeting new people is critical in growing your business. Meeting new people and earning their trust is what is group is about! ”
— on Feb 2, 2009.
“ Excellent way to connect ”
— on Jan 31, 2009.
“ To network, learn new business and invesment ideas, and make some new friends. ”
— on Jan 30, 2009.
“ For the value derived from cultivating a broad and diverse group of contacts and the potential of developing both business relationships and friendships. ”
— on Jan 10, 2009.
“ This group is such a great opportunity to meet members of other business streams and breaks you out of people who think in the same manner. ”
— on Dec 21, 2008.
“ This is a large networking group, with many events scheduled. This provides flexibility with busy schedules to attend as many or as few events you may choose. ”
— on Dec 19, 2008.
“ I joined because I am new to Edmonton. Stephen's group has helped me to re-establish all the connections that I need to be supported in Alberta. Anyone finding themselves Google searching for professional services really needs to become a member of this group. At the group's meet ups you will establish meaningful relationships with credible professionals before you even need their services. ”
— on Dec 17, 2008.
“ Great People, Fun times, fabulous networking opportunities. ”
— on Nov 8, 2008.
“ Great place to meet new people in Edmonton who are like minded. ”
— on Nov 8, 2008.
“ This group provides members with a relaxed but well-organized way to meet other local professionals. If you're looking for a networking opportunity or just a way to meet new people this group is highly recommended! ”
— on Oct 31, 2008.
“ Its a fantastic way to network with people and make new friends. ”
— on Aug 28, 2008.
“ The shared experienced is unmatchable! ”
— on Aug 19, 2008.
“ Meet people who are genuinely interested in you! The sharing of knowledge and experiences between members creates value for everyone! ”
— on Jul 31, 2008.
“ Wonderful people to know! I left the meeting feeling better than when I started! ”
— on Jul 17, 2008.
“ If you enjoy meeting people of high integrity and strong moral values, this is an excellent group. No scam artists here. ”
— on Jun 24, 2008.
“ Overall it is good! May be a display with the photos and industry which should provide a way for target connections! J just a tip! not for implementation~ ”
— Anonymous Meetup Group member on Jun 27, 2013.
“ Out of 338 members 6 replied to my last Event posting. What % of members are active? I am not debating going vs. not going, my question is whether there are enough participants. A group of 338 members should have better reply numbers than 6. It tells me that members are no longer interested in communicating or supporting each other. Hopefully this is something the executive is focussing on, I have not attended the past few Friday lunches as I felt that I was not meeting any other members beyond the executive members. I appreciate the suspension of the $10 per luncheon charge but wonder if the $80 fee i paid was worth the returns. Kyle ”
— Anonymous Meetup Group member on Jul 6, 2011.
“ To inter-act with business proffessional in a variety of settings, and to learn the do's and do not's of networking. ”
— Anonymous Meetup Group member on May 11, 2010.