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Spring/Summer 2020


Since 1998

THE MANY FORMS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL GROWTH TOGETHER, WE PROSPER. Looking for local business connections? We are here to help.



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Shortly after the Uxbridge Networking Group celebrated its 20th anniversary two years ago, we set our intention to “let’s grow together”. First, we made our commitment to create collaborative opportunities for our members, then we organized and participated in events to connect and engage the business community. In this issue, we have included photos that capture the essence of growth within the networking group.


Let’s Grow Together in 2020


Recap of 2019


Looking Back: The Insane Life of Entrepreneurship


The Circle of Business Life


UNG Membership Listing


UNG Impact Award Winner


United Networks for Growth


Congratulations to UNG Members

We are delighted to have Natalie Forest, Ph.D. as our guest contributor to the magazine with her article “The Circle of Business Life”. Herein, you will learn why it is important to identify your business lifecycle stage to take the necessary steps towards establishing, or growing, your envisioned business. Our members are achieving success in many areas this year. We have dedicated the section “Achievements by Members” to honor our members. Personally, after establishing and running the local networking group for 22 years, I am taking a giant leap using my 30 years of entrepreneurial experience to start a new global business community called United Networks for Growth. The goal is to connect entrepreneurs with experts, business centers and business networks in the areas of health, wealth, personal growth, and business development. Thus, the launch of the 4 Pillars of Entrepreneurship virtual summit in February was the first initiative that United Networks for Growth has taken to connect entrepreneurs with experts. The Uxbridge Networking Group will continue to serve the needs of local businesses in the coming years. On the other hand, the United Networks for Growth will be a continuously expanding web of connection that offers individualized programs to promote holistic entrepreneurship. Together, we prosper!

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PUBLISHING TEAM Publisher/Editor Annie Hardock, B. Math Magazine Writer Hollay Ghadery, River Street Writing Magazine Coordinator Chris Auger, DIRE Marketing Publishing & Design John Auger, seven8creative

United Networks for Growth United Networks for Growth supports the community of entrepreneurs by providing holistic and individualized learning programs. The individualized learning programs focus on competencies required by entrepreneurs in matters of Health, Wealth, Personal Growth and Business Development.

(905) 852-6677 92 Brock St. W. | Uxbridge ON L9P 1P4 Annie Hardock, B.Math Founder & Chairperson Uxbridge & Area Networking Group Founder, United Networks for Growth Co-owner, ABS Abacus Brain Study (Uxbridge)

Connect Entrepreneurs with other Networks, Experts & Business Centers @unitednetworksforgrowth

United Networks for Growth


LET’S GROW TOGETHER IN 2020! In 1998, the Uxbridge & Area Networking Group was born to serve the need of small and home-based business owners. Over the last two decades, the membership has grown to include professional services, golf courses, retail and restaurant businesses. A few years ago, we included non-profit organizations in our membership as well.

and explore how we can facilitate in the growth and exposure of your business. For our Membership form and to subscribe to our E-Newsletter, please visit us at: or call 905-852-6686, or email

We are seeking entrepreneurs, business owners and operators, business professionals, as well as representatives of larger organizations to join our diverse and friendly group of members. The benefits of becoming a member are: • • • •

Year Round Collaborative Opportunities Monthly Meeting & E-Newsletter Business & Professional Development Initiatives Promotion Across Website, Magazine, Social Media & Community Events

Thanks to our Sponsors

Currently we are endeavouring to grow our membership’s businesses by using multiple digital platforms. We would welcome anyone interested in attending one of our UNG Uxbridge & Area Networking Group meetings to connect


All meetings are held at the Foxbridge Golf Club located at 350 Reach Street, Uxbridge. BREAKFAST MEETINGS 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

LUNCH MEETINGS 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

RSVP Annie Hardock at 905-852-6686 or e-mail

Tuesday, April 14, 2020***

Friday, May 8, 2020

*July and August events to be announced

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

July/August 2020*

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Friday, October 9, 2020

**Location of the annual Christmas social lunch to be determined.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020**

***Online Networking Event

Non-members are welcome to join us for an introductory meeting.

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Wayne Cordingley, SRES BROKER Direct: 416-936-0254 O: 905-852-2424 • F: 905-852-2626 where the future takes shape


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It was a busy year for the Uxbridge Networking Group UNG Organized Events

UNG Participated as an Exhibitor

1st Annual Connecting Business Event Business-to-Business Tour The Insane Life of Entrepreneurship Annual Christmas Social Luncheon Holistic Lifestyle Lunch & Learn Financial Wellness Lunch & Learn Monthly Networking Meetings

Durham Lifestyle Show International Women’s Day at Staples Toronto Women’s Expo Jennifer Beale’s Summer Networking Bash Uxbridge Fall Fair Do It In Durham

Durham Lifestyles Show

B2B Tour

1st Annual Connecting Business Event

B2B Tour

B2B Tour

Summer Networking Bash

X-mas Luncheon

Toronto Women’s Expo

Lunch & Learn

X-mas Luncheon

IWD at Staples

Uxbridge Fall Fair

Monthly Meeting



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On November 22, 2019, Uxbridge Public Library was packed with attendees for The Insane Life of Entrepreneurship. A BACD Do it in Durham initiative organized to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, this event co-hosted by the UNG and Building Youth Capacity (BYC). As the name suggests, The Insane Life of Entrepreneurship set out to celebrate, explore and make sense of the crazy existence of entrepreneurs. Fittingly, four local entrepreneurs—three of whom are UNG members—were featured in a panel discussion: Annie Hardock (The Uxbridge Networking Group), Swapneet Ranike (Boston Pizza Uxbridge/Whitby North), Hollay Ghadery (River Street Writing) and Jasmine Rutschmann (Soul on Fire Metal Art). Drawing on their own, varied experiences as experienced business owners, they answered questions about how they juggle work, family, health, and happiness. Their answers revealed that while thriving entrepreneurs do share many similar qualities like ambition, insight, focus, and patience, there are many different roads to success. Many thanks to Stacey Jibb for moderating the live portion of this event, Kevin D’Arcy for moderating the virtual participants and to Lois Shaw of BYC for lending her organizational prowess. Gratitude also to Mike Duhamel from Media Gone Mad who videoed the event for use across social media and the UNG website. We’re looking forward to being a part of more panels and events in 2020! Stay tuned on our social feeds and on our website for more details. Thanks to Teresa Shaver and Patrice Esper from BACD for their support.


THE CIRCLE OF BUSINESS LIFE © 2020 by Natalie Forest, Ph.D. We all have heard of “the circle of life” and business experts know that there is “a circle of business life”, as well. We are aware of it because we know that once the business is alive and creating services or products certain steps repeat for all those. It’s a circle – a cycle – that keeps going on as we move from inception to maturity with our businesses and those of our clients. The idea of creating a “legacy business” speaks to many entrepreneurs’ desires. This knowledge puts forth these questions: - How do we as experts help entrepreneurs set their business on the right path to sustainability and maturity? - How do we as entrepreneurs understand the circle of life for our business and can we somehow use that theoretical knowledge to create a legacy business – one that does not face bankruptcy in the first 5 years, as so many small businesses do? - How, then, do we as business experts then assist entrepreneurs on this journey effectively and objectively? First, we need to understand the theory of the “circle of business life”. It means that there is a starting point and an ending point to business. That path is layered with stages and action steps, where every action step requires completion before moving on to another stage and once all action steps are completed and all stages have been mastered you arrive at the end of the business life. This may mean at the end of the business as is and you have a choice: 1. You are at the maturity and can retire – or exit. 2. You may add a new product or service at this point. In the latter you now need to repeat the “circle/cycle of business life” for the new product. By following this step-by-step path, you are applying the theory of life cycles stages for your business as it outlines 5 main business life cycles - each with internal steps and actions - to create that envisioned business. When we understand that theory and apply that theory, we actually map out the path from inception to maturity/legacy. To apply the theory as outlined above, we first need to know where a business is – what stage is it at. How? It’s almost like a quick assessment; you take a quiz that is adaptive and responds to your knowledge level so that you can clearly see what you know and what you don’t know. Based on that learning process and the score you can now take action to modify your path of learning - -and thereby of entrepreneurship – to ensure you take all the action steps necessary to fill the areas in which you are weak. That said, as an expert I do apply that adaptive, responsive, and objective assessment to myself, my potential clients, and my clients putting the theory into action so that I can deliver on the promise to guide them to their dreams without the danger of failure along the road or years after the business has been established. Isn’t that what we as experts dream of? About Dr. Natalie Forest CEO, Bilingual International Executive Strategist, Corporate Leadership and Teamwork Trainer, Transformational Growth Mentor, International Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Mentor.

The 5 Life Cycle Stages of Business


UNG MEMBERSHIP LISTING 105.5 HITS FM 6050 Owen Rd, Unit #2, Uxbridge Jennifer Culley, Account Executive T: 905-852-9992 E: North Durham’s local radio station, playing today’s best music, local news, traffic, sports, weather & community events. 2BEEZ PROMOTIONS Carmine Benincasa T: 289-460-2978 E: We provide printing, apparel, graphic design, photography, signs, ad specialties, websites and direct marketing services. A L DESIGNS Arlene Lyon, Owner, Principal Interior Designer T: 905-904-1488 E: Interior design service with drawings/3D illustrations for individual room, new build construction. A LITTLE ZEN 306A-2 Campbell Dr, Uxbridge Zenia Mihevc, MSW, Owner, Social Worker T: 905-904-0398 E: Zenia Mihevc MSW provides psychotherapy and counselling for children, youth, adults and older adults through individual or small group services. A TREASURED GIFT Gayle Summerland T: 416-209-8538 E: When a smile is all the thanks you need. Gifts for all occasions. ABS ABACUS BRAIN STUDY 92 Brock St West, Uxbridge Annie Hardock, B. Math T: 905-852-6677 E: A unique method of mental math training that exercises the whole brain. Promote 19 brain powers with high speed listening training. BDO CANADA LLP 1 Brock St East, Suite 1, Uxbridge Randy J. Hickey, CPA CA Client Services Partner Heather Allison, CPA CA Client Services Partner T: 905-852-9714 E: All Listings with a red dot indicate that an ad was also placed in the magazine.


BOSTON PIZZA UXBRIDGE/WHITBY NORTH FB: @BPUxbridge @BPWhitbyNorth 284 Toronto St South, Uxbridge 20 Taunton Rd E, Whitby Swapneet Ranike, Owner U: 905-852-0003 | W: 905-620-1102 E: We offer casual dining with more than 100 menu items, including gourmet pizzas made with our signature hand pressed dough. COZY MATTRESS AND BED 307 Toronto St South, Unit 14, Uxbridge Shirley Saunders, Owner T: 905-904-1884 E: Cozy Mattress and Bed is a boutique style, family owned shop for bedroom furniture, mattresses, linen, & decor. 3 Locations Uxbridge, Stouffville and Newcastle. CURVES UXBRIDGE 97 Brock St West, Uxbridge Carrie-Lyn Dufton, Owner/Operator T: 905-852-2878 E: 30 minute circuit workout that works every major muscle group with strength training, cardio, stretching and also a coach to help with proper form, answer questions and offer encouragement. CUSTOM HOUSE INTERIORS Sara Keeling, Owner, Principal Designer T: 647-462-6464 E: Custom House Interiors is an awardwinning, full-service kitchen / interior design & build team in Uxbridge, Ontario. CUSTOM WORLD VACATIONS Bob Smith, President T: 647-560-1784 E: Full range of travel services through our affiliation with Expedia Cruiseship Centers. Enjoy savings with our groups and rewards programs. DARLENE CORDINGLEY BOOKKEEPING 685 Ravenshoe Rd, Uxbridge Darlene Cordingley T: 416-684-0053 E: Bookkeeping and Budget Specialist. Business support & guidance. Quicbooks Pro, Quickbooks Online, Sage 50 Pro.

DIRE MARKETING Chris Auger, Owner T: 905-806-1954 E: Graphic design, print and sourced products and services for your business. DOG-HAPPY Julie Heyes, Owner T: 416-735-2117 E: Dog Training, Walking and OFF LEASH Group Walk Adventures (on fence private forest acreage). DURHAM COLLEGE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 29 Toronto St South, Uxbridge Shannon Inglis, Case Manager T: 905-852-7848 E: Provides job seekers and employers a variety of free services; Employment Support, Job Development & Training/ Community Planning. EDWARD JONES 80 Brock St West, Uxbridge Tammy Scuralli, Financial Advisor T: 905-852-1244 E: We look forward to learning about your long-term goals and what is important to you. Building your personalized strategy by using our established process is our commitment to you. ERIC KIS ACCOUNTING SERVICES Eric Kis T: 905-852-9110 | C: 416-712-7816 E: Accounting services – Bookkeeping to corporate tax returns and everything in between. Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor. FAMILY HISTORY SIMPLIFIED Louise Todd, Owner T: 705-252-4467 E: Unlock your past. Knowing our past helps us prepare for the future and reconnects us to who we are. Let us take the mystery out of your family history! FOXBRIDGE GOLF CLUB 350 Reach St, Uxbridge Brent Harper Clubhouse: 905-852-7962 E: Play great greens at affordable prices.

FORTHWRITE CANADA Ryan Rogers T: 905-904-1485 E: Straightforward and honest marketing and communications services to strengthen your business’s relationship with its stakeholders, and to identify and enter new markets, and grow your business. We’re right-sized to serve small business. FRASER EDUCATION 7 Adams Ct, Uxbridge Dr. Ruth Anne Fraser, PhD – President T: 905-852-1145 E: I provide tutoring in my home to assist elementary, high school, college and university students achieve success. I provide professional development workshops for business workers. GODA DIGITAL INC. Sousan Bagherpoor, Co-Founder T: 416-418-9067 E: Branding and marketing service provider among both b2b and b2c clients and businesses. HALIBUT HOUSE FISH AND CHIPS 4 Banff Rd, Unit 106 & 107, Uxbridge Masud Sethi, Owner T: 905-852-8889 E: We are built on the foundation of optimizing the guest experience. We understand that it takes three pillars for success; quality food, amazing service, and affordability.

K.R. MAY REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE Nancy Hill, Broker T: 905-642-2223 | C: 416-735-7041 E: A life-long Uxbridge resident, award-winning Law Clerk and sales representative since 1995.

MAPLEBROOK DENTAL 280 Main St North, Unit 300, Uxbridge T: 905-852-2672 E: Family and General Dentistry in Uxbridge. We can help ensure the best oral health for all members of your family.

KARI GEDDES, MORTGAGE INTELLIGENCE 2C – 141 Reach St, Uxbridge Kari Geddes T: 905-852-5885 E: kari.geddes@ Mortgage broker.

MARY’S COUNTRY KITCHEN Mary Evans T: 905-852-5578 | 905-260-4572 E: Offering freshly made delicious meals and desserts for any occasion. Anything from a business lunch to a full wedding, we will create a menu to suit your needs.

KATHY NORMANDEAU, OGPT Piano Technician T: 416-518-8897 E: Helping Uxbridge stay in tune: piano tuning, repair, consultation, instrumental service. Registered Technician with the Ontario Guild of Piano Technicians.

MEDIA GONE MAD Mike Duhamel T: 289-354-3344 E: We create business videos that convert more leads into sales and help you become the Expert in your local market. Attract & engage more customers with video marketing. Are you ready to make business videos that convert?

KEYBASE FINANCIAL GROUP 1725 16th Ave, Suite 101, Richmond Hill Alan Loney, Financial Advisor T: 905-709-7911 E: Keybase is an independent mutual fund dealer committed to offering comprehensive financial advice to Canadians from all walks of life.

HEATHER ASHTON Independent Representative of Primerica 2-1615 Dundas St East, W Tower, Whitby O: 905-240-3300 | T: 416-803-7955 E: Helping families earn more income and become properly protected, debt free and financially independent.

LISA RITCHIE, CPA, CGA, ACCOUNTING SERVICES 304 Toronto St South, Suite 207, Uxbridge T: 905-862-4166 E: Professional accounting, bookkeeping and tax preparation services. Committed to developing a strong relationship and excellent communication with every client.

HOLISTIC HEALTH & RETURN TO FOOD COACH Karen Porter T: 416-414-5356 E: I help busy entrepreneurs to heal their gut, so they can improve their gut instinct, increase energy and focus to accelerate their business.

LORELEI INTERIORS 97 Brock St West, Suite 2D, Uxbridge Pam Domingos, Owner T: 905-862-3939 E: Custom drapery. Canadian manufactured blinds, shades and shutters.

JAMES~CAMPBELL INSURANCE BROKERS 33 Toronto St North, Uxbridge Larry James, CAIB, President T: 905-852-9191 | TF: 1-888-354-6444 E: We’ll shop your insurance for the best possible rates guaranteed! All lines of insurance: Commercial, Residential, Auto, Recreation, Farm, Life & Health.

MAIN STREET REALTY LTD., BROKERAGE 11 Main St, Uxbridge Wayne Cordingley, Broker, SRES T: 416-936-0254 E: Real Estate Broker, SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist).

MILESTONES AND TRANSITIONS HO: 60 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 301, Toronto Partners – Patricia Fenton, MSW RSW Michaele-Sue Goldblatt, MSW RSW, Betty Ann Streeter, MSW RSW, T: 416-486-1056 E: Social work services for individuals and families facing significant changes, planned or unplanned, parenting, marriage, retirement, loss, comprehensive seniors’ services and more. MILL RUN GOLF CLUB RR#1, 269 Durham Rd 8, Uxbridge Ryan Tracy, General Manager T: 905-852-6212 | 1-800-465-T-OFF A full-service facility with 45 holes of golf, first-class banquet facilities for up to 400 guests & a value proposition that is second-to-none. NEW BEGINNINGS SUPPORT PROGRAM 120 Carlton St, Suite 202, Toronto Denise Scott, Executive Director T: 416-260-8465 E: Assisting women and children to transition out of poverty into self sufficiency.


Continued from p. 9 NFP CANADA CORP. 2 Elgin Park Dr, Unite E, Uxbridge 15930 Old Simcoe Rd, #10, Port Perry T: 905-852-3309 (Ux) T: 905-985-3344 (PP) We offer a full range of property and casualty insurance including automobile, home, farm, commercial, watercraft, recreational vehicles, professional liability and travel insurance.

PHARMASAVE UXBRIDGE MEDICAL PHARMACY & HOME HEALTH CARE CENTRE 1B – 29 Toronto St North, Uxbridge Sameer Remtulla, Owner T: 905-862-2800 E: We are a local independently owned pharmacy and home health care centre proudly supporting the Uxbridge community for 10+ years.

NRG 4 LIFE FITNESS 284 Main St North, Unit #100, Uxbridge Sarah Terrion T: 905-852-4750 E: Fitness facility, nutrition coaching, personal training, fitness classes & bootcamp programs. “Strengthening Uxbridge One Person at a Time!”

RAWGRANDMA’S PANTRY 8th Concession Rd, 8880, Uxbridge Heather Hill T: 647-225-2287 E: Raw food chef and raw food lifestyle coach.

ONIX NETWORKING CANADA 1 Younge St, Suite 1800, Toronto Dawn Campbell, Account Manager T: 613-876-0495 E: Equidox by Onix Networking Canada offers a full spectrum of digital accessibility services. We specialize in document and website accessibility. OPTOMETRIST, DR. VI TU BANH 2 Elgin Park Dr, Unit D, Uxbridge T: 905-852-6733 E: “Healthy sight for lifeTM” – Provide a full scope family optometric practice. No referrals necessary. All ages welcome. OWN YOUR SPARKLE Nicole Scott, CEO T: 416-427-5080 E: Where do you struggle in life? Health? Finances? Going grey as a women? Community and Connection? Whatever your struggle, I would love to work with you and show you a better way. PARACHUTE VIRTUAL SERVICES Rachel Leslie T: 647-261-9242 E: Virtual Assistant and Event Management. Supporting businesses and freelancers so they have more time to focus on their business.


RIVER STREET WRITING Hollay Ghadery T: 647-866-7784 E: Over a decade of professional writing, editing and creative consulting services for print, online and personal projects. ROOM FOR A CHILD Dawn Gillespie T: 647-993-1653 E: Room for a Child is a registered non profit organization that creates beautiful bedrooms for children living in poverty. SCRAMBLES RESTAURANT 350 Reach St, Uxbridge Brent Harper T: 905-852-7323 E: Kitchen & Bar. Book your events. Daily lunch specials. STANSCIENCEMAN Stanley R. Taylor T: 905-706-4720 E: Freelance writer of bulletins, resumes, memoirs, biographies, and science workshop presenter for students, educators and community groups. STEP FORWARD PHYSIOTHERAPY 4 – 278 Main St North, Uxbridge Amy Jones, Owner, Physiotherapist T: 905-852-1122 E: Step Forward Physiotherapy is a private practice physiotherapy clinic that provides high quality care.

SUDZ BAR AT COMMUNITY CLEANING 73 Brock St West, Uxbridge Stephanie Coy/Sharie Trussell, Owners T: 905-852-9419 E: We are a cleaning service and ecofriendly retail store. TAKE ROOT CREATIVE 33 Toronto St North, Unit 2, Uxbridge Caitlin Christoff Taillon, Owner T: 905-852-9031 E: We are a small but mighty team of graphic designers, website designers, photographers, videographers and wordsmiths, collectively known as Take Root Creative. We’re pretty awesome individually, but together, we’re a creative marketing force to be reckoned with. TD BANK 230 Toronto St South, Uxbridge Jane Martone, Branch Manager T: 905-852-7696 E: Financial services. THE MAD ACCOUNTANT INC. themadaccountant 29 Toronto St, Main Floor, Uxbridge Owen Tulk, Founder E: Small business taxes, Accounting and Consulting THE UXBRIDGE COSMOS 38 Toronto St North, Uxbridge Lisha Van Nieuwenhove, Publisher, Editor, Owner T: 905-852-1900 E: The Uxbridge Cosmos is a hyperlocal newspaper with a sole focus on the Township of Uxbridge. THIRTY-ONE GIFTS Wendy Lawton, Independent Executive Director E: Thirty-One Gifts offers fun and functional products that will help keep you organized at home or on the go! Products come in a variety of prints and most can be personalized.

TRAILSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST 69 Cosmos Ave, Uxbridge Robert & Susan Armitage T: 416-271-5139 E: Trailside Bed & Breakfast, ideally situated with access to trails from its back yard and a short walk to town. UNITED NETWORKS FOR GROWTH 92 Brock St West, Uxbridge Annie Hardock, Founder T: 905-852-6677 E: Connecting entrepreneurs with experts, business centers and other networks. Promoting holistic approach to entrepreneurship in the areas of health, wealth, personal growth and business development. UPRIGHT DOOR SERVICE INC. Alan Fortnum T: 905-852-1981 E: Fast dependable service and repairs. Sales and installation of quality garage doors & operators. UXBRIDGE FAIR BOARD Bev Latva, President T: 905-852-7745 E: The Uxbridge Fall Fair is an annual celebration of community and agriculture held every year on the weekend after Labour Day.

UXBRIDGE ON-LINE INC. Annie Hardock, President T: 905-852-6686 E: Owner and operator of www.uxbridge. com since 1996. Internet Advertising.

WRIGHT WEB PHOTO Stephen Wright T: 905-852-9520 E: Web Design, SEO, Marketing, Wedding & Photography.

UXBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY 9 Toronto St, Uxbridge Corrinne Morrison T: 905-852-9747 E: The Uxbridge Public Library provides a wide variety of programs, print and nonprint materials, games, computers, and genealogy information.

ZIBA’S SPA 36 Ash St, Uxbridge Dr. Ziba Parsi, Founder / Owner T: 905-852-2845 E: Ziba’s Spa offers a variety of natural healing and beauty treatments to address body and mind imbalances and skin issues.

WHITE GLOVE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT Andrea M. Scowcroft T: 416-819-3475 E: We help you focus on your business by taking over the tasks for which you don’t have time or expertise. WHOLESOME LIVING Health, Wellness, Vitality, Life Reesa Mustafa, Registered Holistic Nutritionist T: 647-773-7330 E: Nutritional consultation and meal planning to suit specific dietary needs. Sport Nutrition specialization, Eating for specific health conditions, supplementation.


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UNITED NETWORKS FOR GROWTH UNG Founder Annie Hardock is taking her 30 years of entrepreneurial experience to a new level by establishing the United Networks for Growth—a global business community that helps connect entrepreneurs with experts, other business networks and business centers. In February 2020, the United Networks for Growth launched their first initiative, a 20-day virtual summit, 4 Pillars of Entrepreneurship, to connect entrepreneurs with experts. She interviewed 20 experts in the area of health, wealth, personal growth and business development: the 4 pillars that support a holistic approach to entrepreneurship. The goal was simple: to give people the inspiration, resources, and connections they needed to follow their passions and achieve personal fulfillment as entrepreneurs. Visit to learn more about the United Networks for Growth. You and your business will benefit from being a part of this continuously expanding network.

CREATING BEAUTIFUL BEDROOMS FOR CHILDREN TO THRIVE Room for a Child is a registered non-profit organization established in 2012. We create beautiful bedrooms for children in need. We do this with donated furniture and decor items, plus volunteer labour. There is no charge to our recipient families. Children are referred to our organization by school principals, social workers, settlement workers and public health nurses in Durham Region, York Region and Toronto. We believe every child deserves to live in a calm, attractive space and sleep in a warm, comfortable bed. Our wonderful volunteers work together to make that happen, every time. To learn more please visit

Annie Hardock & award recipient Dawn Gillespie. Recipients of the UNG Members with Impact Award are voted by UNG Members.

Uxbridge & Area Networking Group

2020 VOTED WINNER UNG MEMBER IMPACT AWARD Prize: Story to be published in the 2020 Spring/Summer Uxbridge Networking Magazine.






Annie Hardock FOUNDER & CHAIR, UNG


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CONGRATULATIONS TO UNG MEMBERS Owen Tulk, The Mad Accountant on his new office located at 29 Toronto Street, Main Floor, Uxbridge. BDO Canada LLP is pleased to announce that Heather Allison has become a Client Services Partner in the Uxbridge Office. Congratulations to Sousan Bagherpoor, Co-Founder of Goda Digital Inc., in launching the Toronto Chapter of Women of Global Change (WGC). The WGC participates in communities and also International projects of betterment. We do this through many different programs, missions and adventures. We work together in business, power, and spirit. We do this to provide a better world for ourselves, other women, children, and all human-kind. A big congratualtions to Nicole Scott, RHN of Own Your Sparkle for the release of her new book Get Naked With Your Natural Hair Colour. There will be an official Book Launch Party. Connect with Nicole for details. Congrats to Stephen Wright of Wright Web & Photo! Congrats to Stephen Wright of Wright Web & Photo on winning an honorable mention in the 34th Annual Photo Competition with National Geographic in the Urban Canada Category. Congratulations to our member Rachel Leslie’s (Parachute Virtual Services) husband Paul Leslie on the opening of his new business Ballantrae Tree Care. He has been a working Arborist for the last 12 years and has now started a company.

EVENTS Toronto Women’s Expo – May 6, 2020 The 10th Toronto Women’s Expo includes a tradeshow, conference and coaches’ corner. It draws entrepreneurs (men and women) who want to form connections and gain the knowledge they need to take their businesses and their lives to the next level. For info visit: Springtide Music Festival - Friday, May 8 and Saturday May 9, 2020 The festival is a collection of live music show happening in a diverse set of small venues in downtown Uxbridge. For info visit: HER Business Spring Social - Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm Slabtown Cider Co. - 4559 Concession Rd 6, Uxbridge, ON For more info visit Tour of Homes - Saturday, June 6, 2020 from Noon - 5:00pm Trinity United Church 50th House Tour The Trinity United Church Women present the 50th Tour of Homes. See fabulous homes on this self-guided tour. For info call 905-852-6213 or visit The 11th Run for the Diamond - Uxbridge Half Marathon - Sunday, June 14, 2020 – 07:30am to 12:30pm The race will include a Half Marathon Run, 10 km Trail Run/Walk, 5 km Trail Run/Walk and a Kids dash. Net proceeds benefit the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. Race starts at Wooden Sticks Golf Club. For info visit: Day Out with Thomas - August 7 to 9 and August 14 to 16, 2020 – ALL DAY Located at the Uxbridge Train Station – 19 Railway St., Uxbridge Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 25-minuteride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway. For info visit:


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