Damien Andrews Burlington Networking Group Connections

Damian Andrews


Audits, Reviews and Compilations, Accounting Services, Bookkeeping/Write-Up, Financial Statements, Tax Planning & Preparation, Estate & Trust Tax Preparation, Federal and Provincial Sales Tax (GST, HST, PST and QST), Payroll Services, U.S. Personal Taxation, Consulting Services, Estate Planning, Management Advisory Services, Retirement Planning.

David Beckett. He still is. He inspired me to strive for greater career heights. He cares for his clients and is successful because of this.

I’ve learned that if I put clients first and genuinely care for them they really notice and appreciate it. This relationship is very satisfying and rewarding for both of us. This also grows my business because my clients know that who ever they send to me will be in good hands.

My greatest professional achievement was becoming a partner at BLR. I was honoured to be asked to join the ranks of a few of the best accountants and all around smartest people I know and model my professional career after.



Andy Coats


At Zomaron our core business is credit card processing. As a local independent advisor, I work with business owners to develop the best solution for affordable credit card payment transactions from their customers. As Canada’s largest non-bank fintech company, Zomaron has more than 25,000 clients who trust them with processing all forms of payments. Payment processing is more than saving on high merchant fees charged by banks and internet processors. The best solution means your business offers your customers fast, secure, reliable systems to accept their digital payments in multiple channels – Smart retail POS systems, E-Commerce, mobile payments and electronic invoicing.

Definitely my parents. Immigrating to Canada, they worked so hard to make a new life here demonstrating perseverance, dedication and unflagging support for family and friends.

Never giving up. When establishing relationships with prospective clients, many people give up after an initial introduction. Politely following up promotes the discovery of common ground and brings sensible solutions to real business issues.

In 2004, I left the hi-tech industry to join an inner city charity devoted to making a difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness. For the next six years I worked on the front lines with homeless youth out on the streets where they lived. Since returning to my professional career, I realize that all of us are responsible for working to create communities that provide inclusive, meaningful opportunities for everyone.

“Thanks to Andy Coats from Zomaron, I can now accept all credit cards and debit transactions on my laptop or on my phone and in person with a small effective terminal. I am paying much less per transaction/per month with this service. It is also really nice to have a real person to troubleshoot with and not just a phone number.” ~ Gayle Kabbash, Executive Director, Food4Kids Halton (Educator)


Lenaee Dupuis

HR Made EZ

My very first Human Resources Director. She had worked at Apple in the early 90’s and had a very strong work/fun balance to her. She showed me that to be a great HR professional you had to know the employees that you support as well as to be business minded-to understand the business plan and the people that achieve it

Don’t personalize business. Sometimes in HR you have to make the tough decisions and execute on decisions that do not make everyone happy. It’s not personal and don’t take it that way

Opening my own business just about 3 years ago and being successful in it. I am happier than I ever thought I would be!

“Lenaee has helped our salon with questions relating to new regulations on sick pay, time off and bereavement leave. I have personally gained from her help with my resume building and job prospecting. She is a cheerful, confident, HR guru! I would highly recommend Lenaee to any business, small or large for all your HR needs.”
Chantelle, local salon owner

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Wade Karfor

Investors Group

– Cash Flow Management
– Debt and Mortgage Consulting
– Retirement Planning
– Estate Planning
– Tax Planning
– Education Planning
I help individuals, families and business owners grow their net worth, protect their lifestyle and provide a legacy with peace of mind.

My father – His dedication, passion, conviction, honesty and ability to help others are reasons he is my greatest influence in life.

Completing my Certified Financial Planning designation while running my business on a full time basis. A 2 year commitment that brought tears of frustration, exhaustion and joy when it was completed, I wouldn’t change a thing. It allowed me to take the next step in my career and further my education to help others.

“Knowledgeable; Always available; Considerate of our needs; Explains in layman terms; Very sincere; Put us on the right track to early retirement”. – Julia G. (Educator)

Anna Kobelak Burlington Networking Group Connections

Anna Kobelak

Anna Kobelak Photography


Whether I am covering corporate events or family photography, I always take the time to understand the clients wants and needs. I offer creative ideas and solutions and often think outside of the box. I thrive at the opportunity to grow and learn in the process. Its hard not to notice my passion towards my clients and photography. I always aim to exceed the clients expectations, as a result bringing value and success to each project.

Photography Services: business portraits & headshots, conferences, marketing campaigns, onsite commercial, golf tournaments, holiday parties, photo booth, onsite printing, family portraits & weddings.

Yervant Zanazanian, an Australian wedding photographer. I was inspired and fascinated by his artistic and reportage photography approach when documenting a special moment.

I have learned that focus and discipline is the key to my road to success on both, a personal and business level. Setting goals and priorities, staying on task, creating new habits, being persistent and knowing what you stand for and what you don’t is all part of this journey.

Gaining and maintaining client loyalty is one of my proudest achievements.

“Anna is our go to photographer! She always exceeds our expectations! She is a wonderful, creative and professional photographer who is a pleasure to work with every time. She captured incredible moments of our wedding 8 years ago. Since then, we have used Anna at family gatherings and all of our small business needs. She had done headshots for our business cards, and covers our yearly Christmas party. We highly recommend Anna and her team!” – Kim & Andy

James Mink Burlington Networking Group Connections

James Mink

James Mink Real Estate Group

From luxury lakefront listings to first time homebuyers our team can assist with any needs you may have. We prepare plans for each client based on their lifestyle or investment goals to ensure a maximum return on their purchase or sale. We are committed to listening to your needs and delivering on your expectations. We provide a true signature service that is unparalleled in the industry today!

My Mentor – He has guided me from the beginning of my career and shown me not only how to succeed in business, but in life as well.

You have two ears and one mouth and should utilize them in the same ratio. It’s best to really listen to your clients and what drives them before offering advice. Always follow through on what you say you are going to do and never stop learning.

We have achieved the top team status every year since we formed our team for our entire brokerage. We are very proud of the achievement and believe it is due to the great care we take with our clients. Without the trust and referrals from our clients we wouldn’t have a business model that would be as successful as we do.

“James went above and beyond what we were expecting during the sale of our old home and purchase of our new one. We are so happy with the process and LOVE our perfect new home. Thank you James!” – Lindsay and Peter S.

Shafiq Mohamed

Shafiq Mohamed

Fully Promoted Burlington formerly EmbroidMe

Branded Products & Marketing Services – we help you get more customers.

Jim Rohn / Zig Zigler

Volunteer / Help Others / Be part of your community.

“Shafiq & His team are very helpful and quality of work is exceptional”.

Clement Syed Burlington Networking Group Connections

Clement Syed

Clement Syed Law

I provide legal services for people who are going through significant changes in their life. Buying and selling a home is an significant event and I assist my clients through the legal aspects of this process.

I also provide guidance for clients in need of estate planning or estate administration services.

My parents. When we were newly immigrated to Canada while I was growing up, they showed me the importance of hard work and determination regardless of the circumstances.

It is critical to be persistent in achieving goals. In order to succeed, it is important to realize that it takes time and is not immediate. Patience goes a long way rather than making rash decisions that may be regretted later.

The development of my law practice here in Burlington. Prior to practicing law, I never pictured myself as an entrepreneur. I have strived to provide a high level of customer service to my clients while growing my practice. I am very proud of every matter and client I have acted for. While being an entrepreneur has its risks, it also has its rewards. I would not have it any other way.

“Highly recommended. Clement provided me with valuable guidance throughout my deal. He is very knowledgeable and addressed all of my concerns. Would use him again”.

Dave Walsh Burlington Networking Group Connections

Dr. Dave Walsh

Burlington Natural Health Care

Chiropractic, spinal decompression, cold laser, orthotics, active release therapy(ART), shockwave therapy, kinesio taping, golf fitness, nutrition, massage.

Dr. Michael Castrichini. A family friend who was starting chiropractic college at a pivotal point in my life.


In my previous clinic before moving to Burlington, I was able to keep patients out of surgery. They were scheduled for the surgery, but because the treatment provided, the surgeries were cancelled.

“I have been seeing Dr. Walsh at the Burlington Natural Health Centre and would highly recommend his services. I have had sharp back / shoulder pain for years, which intensified during work at the computer and made it impossible at times to finish my tasks. After about 4 visits the pain disappeared! I honestly didn’t think it would be such a quick fix.

I now schedule monthly follow up visits, to ensure I don’t go back to the pain I had before. Dr. Walsh is very knowledgeable, honest and to the point. He has also seen both of my kids, and has recommended solutions and exercises to help with their discomforts.
The health centre is also new and tidy, staff is friendly and I am always seen at the scheduled time.”
– Anna

Rose Warnica Burlington Networking Group Connections

Rose Warnica

Ships or Trips

I specialize in making vacation dreams come true. I often offer suggestions my clients may never have considered. How about an adventure vacation hiking in Costa Rica? Would you prefer a romantic vacation in an overwater bungalow? Planning a honeymoon… have you considered the Maldives or perhaps Thailand? If a Safari is on you bucket list, I can help.

Have you considered a river cruise, one of the most popular trends in travel, offering wonderful itineraries in Europe, Asia and Africa?

Flights, hotels, car rentals, travel Insurance and of course ocean cruising. If you have a dream, I can help.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

Patience. I appreciate clients vacation time is precious and they must choose carefully. With so many wonderful destinations in the world I understand the need to slow down and consider all opportunities to provide memories that will last a life time.

I’ve been fortunate to receive many sales awards and recognitions over the years, but I take the greatest pleasure in earning my clients repeat business. In a world where there are so many choices of how travel is booked, to have the confidence and loyalty of my client’s is my greatest achievement.

“Rose put together a trip to Britain and France for us in April 2018. We did everything on our must-see list and enjoyed all four hotels that were selected for us.” Gloria and Mike

Steve Warnica Burlington Networking Group Connections

Steve Warnica

Burlington Insurance

As an insurance professional I offer home, auto and commercial/business insurance. When supplying a quote to a client I always ask myself, “would I personally feel comfortable with this policy?”.

I treat every client with the respect they deserve, provide attention to detail and offer my best advice.

I come from a family driven by entrepreneurial spirit, determined to add value. Without a doubt my single greatest influence is my family!

Understanding. Regardless of the situation I offer advice based on the client’s needs, I always try to put myself in their shoes and understand their specific needs. No two clients are the same and being sure their needs are met is my # 1 Priority.

I am very fortunate that everyday I am able to assist clients with their insurance needs. I take great pride in seeing clients move into their new home, purchase a new vehicle, start a new business or work through the claims process in their time of need knowing I provided valued and trusted advice.

“Excellent service from Steve. When I was faced with a claim he took control of everything and made it as painless and simple as possible. I highly recommend Steve Warnica as your insurance broker he will take care of you every step of the way!” – Josee S.

Dean Williams

Dean Williams

Gem Limousine

With over 30 years in the luxury transportation business, Gem Limousine is unparalleled on it’s commitment to transforming transportation. At Gem it’s not just about how you get there, it’s more about how you feel when you arrive. We do this by providing the highest quality commercial vehicle’s available and the best possible client experience. The client experience even starts with the first point of contact including our digital presence. Unlike some operators, we schedule and dispatch with a mindset that is convenient for the customer not always convenient for our business. At Gem Limousine you are a customer for life not just another reservation.

After my first year of post secondary I managed to get a summer job working for two brother’s who at the time owned five automotive protection & detailing franchises spanning from London to Oakville. The brother’s both grew up in a small town like myself and were successful at a pretty young age. I guess after working for them for a year, they realized some potential and promoted me to be an assistant manager at one of their locations on Hamilton mountain. Shortly after that I became the manager of the same location, had a company car and a small expense account all before the age of 20. The two brother’s really took me under their wing and taught me a lot about small business management, sales, marketing, and finance. Through their mentoring, I realized that I wanted to go into business for myself.

Get involved in your community and give back whenever you can.

Back to the brother’s in the story above, they wanted to sell one of their worst performing stores. At the time, a friend of mine was working in the automotive field as well and we shared the same ambitions about being self employed. With some help we were able to purchase one of their locations in Oakville. After a lot of hard work, long hours, and knocking on doors, we were able to turn the store around. After about 5 years were the top sales location in the province and in the top three in Canada. We were invited by the head office to be on North American franchise advisory committees and speak on panels at the National conventions. This all happened before we turned thirty.