Collective Resilience
September 2020 Issue

Can you beleive we are already a week into September? What a year it has been already! As a reminder our monthly meeting will be moved back a week due to the first week of school. Our new date is Tuesday, September 15th from 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM. We have a wonderful panel lined up to talk about "The Real Cost of COVID-19".

I am honored to be featured as the Education Expert at Network of Influence virtual event along with Keynote Speaker Frank Shankwitz, Founder of Make-A-Wish Foundation, on Sept. 8, 9 & 10 from 1:00 to 4:00pm EST. 
I am offering you a complimentary ticket to this exciting event with opportunity to speed network with other entrepreneurs. There will be no offers, no selling, no pitching. Free gifts for all live attendees. New experience every 30 minutes. 
Please join me as my guest with a free complimentary ticket to the event. Register online at and enter the code “EDUCATION”.

Annie Hardock
Founder & Chairperson, Uxbridge & Area Networking Group
Founder, United Networks for Growth
Co-owner, ABS Abacus Brain Study (Uxbridge)
Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Digital Uxbridge Networking Magazine
AVAILABLE: September 15th

In this issue of the magazine, we will be exploring the ways in which people have been struggling, but also, the many ways our members have been evolving their businesses to stay relevant in the pandemic era.
Only a few ad spots left in the magazine. Contact Annie today to book your ad.
Uxbridge Virtual Networking Breakfast
(BYOB – Bring your own Breakfast)
Tuesday September 15th, 2020
8:15 - 9:30 AM EST

At our September virtual meeting, we will have a panel discussion followed by breakout session for attendees. 

Topic: "The real cost of COVID-19"
Panelists: Hollay Ghadery, Swapneet Ranike, Rosa Lokaisingh, and Annie Hardock
Facilitator: Jennifer Culley, 105.5 Hits FM

** A BONUS RAFFLE will take place on September 15th at the Uxbridge Networking Group Virtual Breakfast of a 1/2 Price 1 Month Membership to NRG 4 LIFE! Annie won this amazing price from NRG 4 LIFE"s recent online giveaway and is gifting it to a lucky person in attendance at the meeting! ***

This is a networking event, we make connections through visual and audio interactions with other participants. Please have your computer camera and mic ready for ultimate experience. No software or app need to be installed.
September Panel Speakers:
Hollay Ghadery - River Street Writing:
Hollay Ghadery is the force behind River Street Writing--a collective of freelance writers dedicated to helping their clients with writing, editing and creative consultation. In addition to being a veteran writer of over 15 years with her MFA in Creative Writing, Hollay is a mother of four children under nine years-old and has an upcoming book due for publication in the next year with Guernica Editions. Life can
be chaos, but she believes that being relentlessly aware of personal limitations and having a razor-sharp ability to define what truly brings you joy can make the chaos not only manageable, but life-affirming. 
Learn more about Hollay at
Swapneet Ranike – Owner/Operator, Boston Pizza in Uxbridge and North Whitby:
I am a new immigrant, well not that new we came into this beautiful part of the world in 2017. With so many dreams in my eyes and a desire to accomplish myself. I come with
over 13 years hospitality industry experience. Great hospitality is in my blood because of the country I belong to, India.
Starting my journey with an airline then Luxury hotels and finally living my dream of being a Mompreneur. My 2 young girls are my source of motivation. When everyone told me with 2 young kids, I can't achieve my dreams, I told them to wait and watch how it's done.
Apart from running my restaurants, I am also a mentor for new immigrants and I work closely with the community for various fundraisers.
I believe there is nothing more beautiful than an independent, powerful and loving woman.
Rosa Lokaisingh - Owner, Connecting You:
As Founder, Networking Coach, Business Connector and Matchmaker of Connecting YOU, Rosa Lokaisingh teaches effective Networking strategies to professionals, and coaches entrepreneurs both online and offline, how to find the ‘Right’ connections for growing their business.
She provides one on one coaching, group coaching, and holds Matching and Masterminding events, where heart-centred entrepreneurs and conscious changemakers meet and connect to build a strong business community.
She also speaks at several events on the Power of Connections!
Annie Hardock – Co-owner ABS Abacus Brain Study (Uxbridge)
When the lockdowns began in March due to the pandemic, Annie pivoted her children learning center online by conducting classes in a virtual classroom, plus using a proprietary online learning system. Rather than seeing an obstacle during the pandemic, Annie saw new opportunity to deliver the entire children program online.
Annie can be reached at

Jennifer Culley - 105.5 HITS FM

** Please note the change from September 8th to September 15th due to where Labour Day falls on the calendar this year.
Jenny Hall, ENJOpreneur
Jenny Hall ENJO Canada
T: (705) 527-6849
My name is Jenny Hall and I am an ENJOpreneur. I teach Canadians how to clean easily, safely, and effectively without using toxic chemicals. ENJO fibers and water clean pore-deep by lifting, trapping and removing dirt from your surfaces. In fact, ENJO fibers and water are proven to clean 6X more hygienically than traditional cleaning methods.

Before becoming an ENJOpreneur, I enjoyed a wonderful career in musical theatre, performing at a variety of theatres across Canada. You might have even seen me in an episode or two or Murdoch Mysteries.

I am looking forward to connecting with the members of the Uxbridge Networking Group and thank you so much for a wonderful welcome!
Dela Fotoohi, Founder and Host
Dela's Voice
Dela's Voice is a Talk Show that brings Entrepreneurs in the Spot Light and allows them to inform the public through an interactive interview.

My name is Dela Fotoohi and I am Author, Speaker and Talk Show Host. I am an Entrepreneur, a Wellness Coach with WW Canada (Formerly known as Weight watchers) and a Cardio Kickboxing Instructor. I am also an Advocate for Mental Health and a proud Volunteer Facilitator and Presenter with the Canadian Mental Health Association. I have been married to my husband Sean for 24 years and am the blessed mom of an 18 year-old.  
UNG Members' News
ABS Abacus
ONLINE Trial Lesson & Info Session
We help children ages 6 to 12 to have fun learning at ABS Abacus Virtual Classroom with a live teacher, and online system.
Visit for more information.
Are you considering signing up for a UNG Membership?

Being part of the Uxbridge Networking Group comes with many benefits.
for 125 + HST a year your membership includes:
  • Social Media promotion of your posts on our Facebook page, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Access to our Member-to-Member private facebook group
  • Monthly meetings to network and build relationships with local businesses
  • Business Listing on our website
  • Business Listing on bi-annual Networking Magazine (in-print, and in rich-media digital format with over 200+ referral links)
  • Member discount on ads in the Uxbridge Networking Magazine
  • 10% off a newspaper ad on the Uxbridge Cosmos
  • and more!

Don't delay and join the Uxbridge Networking Group as a member now!
Follow the UNG on our Facebook Page for latest updates.
Non-members are welcome to join our LinkedIn Group.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
105.5 FM Uxbridge Radio has been the Voice of north Durham for the past 5 years, and one of the Media Sponsors of the Uxbridge & Area Networking Group (UNG).
Thanks to 105.5 FM radio host Dan Pollard for offering the UNG a voice on air to give an update to audiences about the UNG business community.
Here's the replay of Dan interviewing the Founder of the UNG, Annie Hardock
With Kind Regards,
Annie Hardock
Founder & Chairperson
Uxbridge & Area Networking Group
Established in 1998
Tel.: 905-852-6686


Abacus Uxbridge Inc. O/A ABS Abacus Brain Study
92 Brock St. W., Uxbridge

Annie's Voice
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.
- 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, Toronto Women Expo/Toronto Business Expo, Jennifer Beale's Summer Networking Bash to promote their product and services. 

Membership Fee:
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 bi-annual Networking Magazine (publish in March and in August) has the most current memberships listing.