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Celebrating a Decade of the UNG Magazine!

2. Member Spotlight: Hollay Ghadery

Communication is a tenant of networking. While there are multiple ways to communicate, for many of us, writing is a favourite. Unlike conversation, writing allows us to take our time with words; to feel out and explore our feelings while picking the best way to express our thoughts.

3. 10 Years of Teamwork

In this 10th anniversary issue of The Uxbridge Networking Group Magazine, we’re celebrating the words we share and how we come together to make our messages stronger and more vibrant; how our collaboration helps us communicate further. That’s why we’re talking to—and about—the people behind the four companies who bring together the UNG Magazine every issue: Chris Auger, John Auger, Hollay Ghadery as well as myself. We’re also going to be learning more about some exciting recent publications. Hollay’s memoir, Fuse, is part of Guernica Edition’s Spring 2021 line-up. Diving into the conflicts and uncertainties surrounding the biracial and bicultural experience, Fuse explores mixed-race identity and mental health in what has been called a “must-read”. I am also part of a #1 International Best Selling book, Asian Women Who Boss Up, published by Tam Luc, Founder of Women With Vision International. This book profiles over a dozen women from around the world who have broken the mold to achieve, overcome difficulties or inspire change through persistence and passion. Their stories are singular, but all of these incredible women are successful in their own ways. In light of what’s going on in the world— of what continues to go on—it’s important to give purchase to the voices of misrepresented and underrepresented groups in any way we can. After 10 years, it is my hope that the UNG magazine can continue to be a force that brings people together, using hope, understanding, and connection as a way to make us stronger and more fulfilled.

Annie Hardock, B.Math Founder & Chairperson Uxbridge & Area Networking Group Founder, United Networks for Growth

4. Business Booster Shot 5./9. United Networks for Growth 6. UNG Membership Listing 11. UNG Member Milestones 12. UNG Magazine Congratulations 13. UNG Magazine Covers from the Past 10 Years

PUBLISHING TEAM Publisher/Editor Annie Hardock, Uxbridge On-Line Inc., Abacus Uxbridge Inc. Magazine Writer Hollay Ghadery, River Street Writing Magazine Coordinator Chris Auger, DIRE Marketing Publishing & Design

LET’S COLLABORATE! 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. 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: • • • •

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: www.uxbridgenetworkinggroup.com or call 905-852-6686, or email networkinggroup@uxbridge.com.

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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

UNG MEETING SCHEDULE BREAKFAST MEETINGS 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Tuesday, November 9, 2021

LUNCH MEETINGS 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 Friday, October 8, 2021 Friday, December 10, 2021**

*Meeting break for the summer July/August Non-members are welcome to join us for an introductory meeting.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: UNG’s Hollay Ghadery Releases Fuse, A Memoir on Mixed-Race Mental Health In May 2021, UNG member Hollay Ghadery’s book, Fuse, will be officially released by Guernica Edition’s MiroLand Imprint. Drawing on her own experiences as a woman of Iranian and British Isle descent, Hollay dives into conflicts and uncertainty surrounding the biracial female body and identity, especially as it butts up against the disparate expectations of each culture. Painfully and at times, reluctantly, Fuse probes and explores the documented prevalence of mental health issues in biracial women. Here’s what Governor General Award Winner Diane Schoemperlen has to say about Fuse: “I cannot find enough superlatives to describe the savage clarity, the gorgeous language, and the remarkable depth of insight contained in this courageous book. It took my breath away.” You can order Fuse from anywhere books are sold, including Blue Heron Books at 62 Brock Street W in Uxbridge. Look for an upcoming virtual event with Hollay and Blue Heron Books! Follow Hollay @hollayghadery on Instagram or @Hollay2 on Twitter. In a recent virtual UNG meeting, UNG Founder Annie Hardock asked Hollay about her upcoming book. Here, they talk about why Hollay wrote the book and the challenges and rewards of such an intensely personal undertaking. Watch the interview video below. https://youtu.be/8tyFUYIQKuE


10 YEARS OF TEAMWORK: MEET THE TEAM BEHIND THE UNG MAGAZINE If there’s one thing COVID-19 didn’t have to teach the UNG Magazine team, it was how to work together from afar. Remote collaboration was our modus operandi long before the first lockdown. In fact, it’s been years since all the magazine crew actually lived in the same town, but we’ve managed to keep this project running seamlessly.

How? We trust in each other’s strengths! We’re going to introduce you to the UNG Magazine Team and in the video below, you can listen to us chat about our singular collaboration process.

Meet the UNG Magazine Team Publisher/Editor Annie Hardock. Annie is the force behind the UNG and the UNG magazine. As the Editor of this publication, she provides direction to the team, assigns the content, and collects the ads that go into every issue. Magazine Coordinator. Chris Auger of DIRE Marketing is the organizational backbone of the UNG Magazine. Chris receives the theme of the upcoming magazine from Annie at the beginning of the project and passes the info to John. He then creates the initial layout of the magazine and provides the estimate of the project. When we had the printed copies, Chris was also the one to coordinate the hard copy publication. Publishing & Design. John Auger is the owner of seven8creative. John uses his graphic design talents to create all the front covers, the layout, and the ads for our publication. Writer. Many of the words in this magazine are written by River Street Writing’s Hollay Ghadery. After a quick call, a couple of emails, or sometimes even just a brief chat over Facebook Messenger, Hollay absorbs Annie’s vision and brings it to the page. Watch the video to learn more about our collaboration process. https://youtu.be/0G74k4XLeyQ


BUSINESS BOOSTER SHOT - EMERGING STRONGER, TOGETHER In hard times, we all need a shoulder to lean on and friends and family to help us through--and businesses in North Durham are no different. In November 2020, the Uxbridge and Area Networking Group hosted the Business Booster Shot: Emerging Stronger, Together virtual workshop for local enterprises to share their experiences, best practices and unite so businesses in North Durham could emerge from this pandemic stronger, together. The online, virtual, and interactive event hosted a series of panelists from across North Durham who shared their survival strategies and discussed what they had done to face the pandemic challenges of COVID-19. Panelists included Annie Hardock from ABS Abacus Brain Study and the Uxbridge Networking Group, Swapneet Ranike from Uxbridge Boston Pizza, Sandra Bannon from Forget-Me-Not Alpacas, Lois Shaw from the Cool Cow and the BYC-Building Youth Capacity, Margaret Ayres from Big Brothers Big Sisters North Durham, and Robert Rock from Communicate Freely. The panel was moderated by Ryan Rogers from Forthwrite Canada. The free online event was held during Business Advisory Centre Durham’s (BACD) eighth annual Do It In Durham campaign, which was part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Do It In Durham Week is a major part of the BACD’s events calendar, run as a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Learn more by visiting www.bacd.ca. Global Entrepreneurship Week is observed in 180 countries, and features more than 40,000 events across the world. GEW removes barriers and welcomes all. Learn more by visiting www.genglobal.org/gew. Watch the video recordings of the event:


TRANSFORMING EDUCATION – A NEW INITIATIVE FROM UNITED NETWORKS FOR GROWTH UNG Founder Annie Hardock took her 30 years of entrepreneurial experience to launch United Networks for Growth in February 2020. Annie’s expertise in children’s education over the past 10 years has led her to expand United Networks for Growth with a new Education Advisory Board this year. Her goal is to foster active participation among educators, learners, and parents in transforming education. The new Education Advisory Board’s role is to support the growth of all genres of education globally. Board members are chosen because they are exceptional educators who are willing to

United Networks identify, share and collaborate their resources with others to transform educational systems worldwide.

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Education Advisory Board Members Margaret Boersma, OCT is an instructional coach, teaching artist, speaker, educational consultant, and trainer. Her varied career in teaching, combined with her expertise in social/ emotional learning (SEL), allows her to assimilate the affective domain (people skills) with academic curriculum goals. Having trained extensively in the arts and with Dr. Eric Jensen in brain-compatible pedagogy, Margaret’s mission is to transform classroom practice to enable students and teachers to thrive. Her innovative training programs result in students gaining leadership and communication skills while becoming compassionate citizens. She works with school districts and schools in Canada, the U.S, Holland, New Zealand, and Australia. www.creativeeducationinaction.com

Dr. Ruth Anne Fraser, PhD, Educator, provides all levels of private academic tutoring services from elementary to university level courses and projects. Anne uses storytelling to design and deliver professional development initiatives such as workshops which have the potential for insight into improved professional practice and worker satisfaction. Anne also offers individual curriculum and professional development support to colleges, universities, business workers, educators, and students. www.fraser-education.ca

Jennifer Green-Blair is an author of a #1 International best-selling book to help children better cope with stress and anxiety. She is a Mindfulness/Wellness Specialist, and a Certified Teacher. She has degrees in Env. Sc., (Hons), and Lib Sc., with specializations in Physics and Biology; and has additional qualifications in Language, Guidance, Health and Wellness education. She is also certified as a Travel Expert, Reiki Master, and Clinical Aromatherapist. Her expertise as a Life Success Coach further supports her students of all ages to optimize their mindset skills and achieve their most resilient and happy life. She is an advocate for the Global Green Action Project, an initiative that supports healing for all life on this planet through global community action. https://authorjgreen.wixsite.com/books Continued on Page 9...


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TRANSFORMING EDUCATION – A NEW INITIATIVE FROM UNITED (CONT’D) Annie Hardock. Watching her parents struggle financially to raise their nine children, Annie knew, from a young age, that education and personal development were the keys to financial freedom. Annie pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, with a major in Computer Science, shortly after arriving in Canada from Hong Kong in 1980. In 2010, she opened a children’s learning center in her local community which has since been pivoted online since 2020 due to the pandemic. She believes that all children deserve to unlock their genius to make all their dreams come true. https://www.easymathforkids.com

Diane Devenyi, LLB, MEd is a former taxation lawyer who has been committed to revamping education on the planet since 1999. Diane has run pilot projects in schools, earned a Masters of Education degree, founded a summer camp, given learning workshops for students, parents, teachers, and companies, and presented at many educational conferences. Today, Diane runs online multi-generational learning programs at www.mboldneducation.com. Her first book, “Dear Genius, Your Letter Dis-order is Showing! - Great news if you’re affected by inconsistent focus, poor spelling, messy writing, slow reading and trouble turning thoughts into written or spoken word”, is in the final publication stages.

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Join Hollay for a virtual launch of Fuse, hosted by Blue Heron Books on May 18, 2021 at 7 pm. Tickets available on Blue Heron’s website and part of the proceeds will go to Ontario Shores to support their programs and services for people suffering from mental illness.

Stan Taylor – Certification. Maria Nickel, an educator with Interlake School Division in Manitoba, and a strong supporter of the Students Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). Maria held a competition of SSEP in her Division. Teams of students had to design an experiment with the possibility of the winning team’s experiment being sent to the International Space Station. Stan was one of four judges to evaluate each team’s experiment and to receive this certificate. If you want to know the process of being involved in SSEP, Maria spells it out in detail in Stan Taylor’s book, Career Options Maria Sirdar-Nickel, available for purchase at online stores.

Dr. Banh Congratulations on his upcoming new book “12 Elephants and A Dragon” – Helping 1 Billion People.

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UXBRIDGE NETWORKING GROUP CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations on your 10 year milestone of publishing the Uxbridge Networking Group magazine. Annie Hardock and her publishing team, Chris Auger, Holly Ghadery and John Auger have been connecting small businesses for 10 years now. We’ve been as proud as parents watching your magazine and your membership grow. There is power in teamwork and now, more than ever during this Covid pandemic, we need to stand united. Community support and encouragement has been high priority. We have learned to be resilient and build virtual connections. Reach out and talk to a fellow business member today. All the best to the publishing group for another successful 10 years, and beyond!!! Nancy Hill, Sales Representative (UNG Member since 2002) K.R. May Real Estate Limited, Brokerage ********** Congratulations to the Uxbridge Networking Group on serving Uxbridge and the surrounding area for 23 amazing years! This is a huge, celebration-worthy accomplishment! Supporting the local business community is essential to our economy. UNG has been stellar in publishing the Uxbridge Networking Magazine for 10 years and growing! Under Annie Hardock’s expert guidance, this organization continues to flourish. As a networking leader myself, I have first-hand knowledge of what this takes. It’s no easy feat!! It requires dedication and commitment! Annie and team – we celebrate YOU!!! Here’s to the next 10!! Marlene Marco Heart Of Networking Events www.HeartOfNetworkingEvents.com Heart Of Networking has been built on three pillars – Connection, Education and Opportunity. These 3 key elements are included in every event we produce! We are primarily a business women’s networking organization inclusively serving business owners, practitioners and entrepreneurs. Four times each year we include business men as well, for our special events. Networking events are held monthly – always on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Additionally, bi-monthly “Next Level” workshops provide training on a variety of business skills taught by our guest trainers. ********** A 10 year milestone! Congratulations! Thank you to the Uxbridge Networking Group (UNG) Magazine Team! Your efforts have sparked the imagination of the business community. Just reading the covers delivers a boost of energy revitalizing our creativity. “The Many forms of Entrepreneurial Growth” have helped me personally “Learn to be more Productive” . As one of many “Women in Business” I have learned the value of “Collaboration” . Annie Hardock, as chief editor and publisher, is incredibly creative and in finding her voice she has inspired us all. Together we Prosper is such a wonderful phrase. It is the foundation of what can be achieved as a group. The content in the magazines is always enlightening and useful. Thank you Hollay, Chris and John for your writing, design and publishing skills. What a team. Networking is key, sharing ideas and supporting each other. Our latest magazine sums up how working together has helped us survive and even grow in these challenging times. “Collective Resilience” will guide us forward many more years. Well done! Kathy Normandeau, OGPT, ORMTA (UNG Member since 2006)


Wow! Publishing 20 issues of UNG magazine over 10 Years! Are you kidding me? That is an amazing feat in this day and age. Most Publications die after a couple of years. Congratulations to you Annie, and your publishing team, Chris and Hollay. You are well deserving of all accolades you receive. Hard work always pays off and you are the proof! Mike Duhamel, Media Gone Mad (UNG Member since 2019) ********** Congratulations to the Uxbridge & Area Network Magazine for celebrating 10 years of publication! Lisha Van Nieuwenhove Publisher/Editor, The Uxbridge Cosmos (UNG Sponsor since 2018) ********** Congratulations to the Magazine Publishing Team on their 10th year anniversary of the publication! Sameer Remtulla Owner, PharmaSave Uxbridge Medical Pharmacy & Home Health Care Centre (UNG Member since 2019) ********** Congratulations to you Annie and the publishing team on this achievement! Swapneet Ranike, Franchisee Owner, Boston Pizza Uxbridge & Whitby North (UNG Member since 2018)

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