Collaboration & Expansion!
2017 Spring_Summer Uxbridge Networking Magazine 2017 Spring/Summer  Uxbridge Networking Magazine
Through collaboration of UNG members, the printed copies of the Networking magazine are now available for free pick up at public locations. 
Thanks to UNG Magazine Publishing Team:
seven8creative, Uxbridge On-Line Inc.,  
Dire Marketing, and  River Street Writing . 
Contributing writers:
Kathy Normandeau, Piano Technician Craftsman, OGPT
Sari Pandopulos of Trailblazer Creative/Uxbridge App & USS Co-op Student Kevin M. Brown. 

Online copies of the magazine can be viewed at:

Uxbridge Networking Group Lunch
Friday April 7th 2017, 12 Noon - 1:30pm
Scrambles, Foxbridge Golf Club
Speaker: Kris Nelson
Topic: Effectively develop communication and leadership skills 
If you've ever felt that presenting yourself or your business in a more professional manner might benefit your business, or have found yourself stumbling through a short conversation, Toastmasters can help!

Toastmasters is an international not-for-profit organization, whose purpose is to provide individuals with a safe, friendly and positive forum in which to effectively develop communication and leadership skills to their highest possible level.  This is accomplished through small local clubs, where members work at their own pace to develop their own skills and support those of others through speaking, various leadership roles, and feedback and evaluation. 

Kris Nelson is the Sales and Marketing Manager for John McLellan Contracting, a local contractor and renovation company here in Durham Region.  In her current role, she often speaks to large and small groups as well as on a one-to-one basis with new and potential customers.  Before this, though, she was a Toastmaster, and places a large amount of the credit for current and past success on the skills and relationships developed there. 
While Kris's personal experience as a Toastmaster came as she looked to conquer her fear of standing up in front of people, in the intervening two and a half years, she's currently involved with three individual clubs and at the organization's management level.  Kris has also held many roles and currently serves as President of two clubs, VP Membership for another, and as an area director for North Durham and Kawartha, as well as mentoring a growing club in Oshawa.  

Join Us   for networking lunch on Friday April 7 to build rapport and exchange ideas. There are always opportunities to collaborate with other UNG members on your next business project. We help and support each other to grow our respective businesses.

Contact  Annie Hardock at , or call  905-852-6686 if you are interested in attending an introductory meeting to explore the benefits of UNG membership.

Warm Welcome to New Members!
Our membership is growing! 
8 new me mbers in  1st Quarter of 2017. Join Us!

Colleen Davidson
Colleen Davidson was born and raised in Uxbridge, and now offering Senior Level Administrative Support with over 20 years' experience involving various industries.  Colleen looks forward to giving back to the community providing businesses with growth leverage by taking on their administrative tasks.  This will provid e her clients with multifaceted knowledge and professional service, all without the need to budget in an extra headcount. 
Phone:  647-938-5134
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UNG Members News!
Congratulations to Sarah Terrion & Terry Terrion, owners of   NRG 4 Life Fitness  on the expansion project to increase their full service fitness facility to 6,000 square foot at 248 Main Street North (Technology Square) in Uxbridge. 
NRG offers over 45 group classes per week, personal training and nutrition coaching.   
Durham College Employment Services is looking for businesses interested in hiring students for positions in the Brock area. Please contact Danielle Mcintyre at
Durham College Employment Services Job Fair
Win- Win fo r Educators & Students
Annie Hardock of  ABS Abacus Brain Study (Uxbridge) hosted a 1-day March Break camp in collaboration with UNG members Scientist  Stan Taylor and  Kathy Normandeau.   Children experienced hands-on activities with educational content (Mathematics/Science/Music) throughout the day. The camp ended with children enjoying a game of glow-in-the-dark bowling.
Annie Hardock, Scientist Stan Taylor and Kathy Normandeau
Math_Science_Music March Break Camp
The Women's Wellness Market
Sunday April 30th 11AM - 4PM at the  Uxbridge Arena Recreation Centre
The Women_s Wellness Market
UNG member, Sari Pandopulos of Trailblazer Creative/Uxbridge App, is hosting  A SPRING theme Women's Wellness MARKET featuring informative wellness experts, an onsite Health MARKET, hands on treatments, a demo station with talks & samples, a MARKET shopping square with unique businesses to meet, a garden cafe seating area ready to serve you a delicious lunch menu, along with mini fashion shows on the catwalk - 3 times during the day! 
Admission is a Twoonie, plus a donation of a pair of new socks for

Alaska Cruise & Land Tour 2018
Alaska Cruise _ Land Tour
UNG member, Bob Smith of Custom World Vacations, is planning and will be escorting a 14 Day Alaska Cruise and Tour in August 2018.
All meetings are held at Scrambles at Foxbridge Golf Club, 350 Reach St., Uxbridge
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12 Nooon - 1:30 p.m.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
Join us for networking lunch  on Friday April 7th 2017  12 Noon at Scrambles, Foxbridge Golf Club.

Thanks to snapd Stouffville/Uxbridge for the coverage of the Uxbridge Networking Group Meetings. Photos online...

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs
Thursday April 20th 2017, 6:00 - 9:00PM
Nourish Community Hub at  16 York Street, PO Box 580, Cannington, Ontario L0E 1E0
Startup Durham
Admission is free and you are invited to come mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, and learn about Startup Durham and the many resources available to you as an entrepreneur.
Bring your appetite to enjoy the delicious local fares created by Chef Brian of the Nourish Community Hub, made possible by a generous donation of event sponsor Canada Protection Plan Inc.
The event is endorsed by Brock Township Mayor John Grant, who will be attendance and presenting, along with the following entrepreneurial support partners that service Brock Township:
- Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)
- Social Enterprise Rural Alliance Community Ventures (SERA)

- South Lake Community Futures Development Corporation
- The Regional Municipality of Durham Region - Economic Development Department
Other sponsors include:
- Carpe Diem Farm, who have committed to donate their award winning artisan products
- Purple Door Creative who will be capturing your answers to the question of the night via video
- Kofi Asem Photography & Media for donating their photography services
The event is free, however contributions to the Nourish and Develop Foundation are welcome.
Details about Startup Durham on the website at

Starter Company  PLUS is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners who want to start, expand or buy a mainstream business in their community and are not in school or working full time.
The program has 5 full training days (9am - 4pm two times a week) covering Business Concept, Organization, Operations, Customer Relations and Presentation Skills.
Details on BACD (Business Advisory Centre Durham) website: 
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With Kind Regards,
  Annie Hardock
Annie Hardock
Founder & Chairperson
Uxbridge & Area Networking Group
Established in 1998

Abacus Uxbridge Inc. O/A ABS Abacus Brain Study
92 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
UNG Annual Membership
Membership Includes:
- Receive monthly UNG e-Newsletter.
- Membership listing on the bi-annual Networking Magazine (publish in March and August).
- Business listing on  UNG Website, and  Uxbridge Online Business Directory.
- Being promoted on social media, such as  UNG Facebook Page.
- Participate in monthly breakfast and luncheon meetings from September to June.
- Participate at Uxbridge Networking Group display booth in event such as the annual Uxbridge Fall Fair to promote their product and services. 

Membership Fee:
Effective March 1st 2016,
members who participate 5 or more networking Group functions (including participations in meetings/ events/ advertising) in a year, renewal rate is $99+HST. First year membership is $125+HST. Annual membership fee is due each year on the month that you join the Networking Group, except for members who join in March or September, their membership fees are due in February and August, respectively. This will ensure that the Networking Group brochure (publish in March and in August) has the most current memberships listing.