The UNG Fall/Winter 2020-21 Magazine Is Here!
October 2020 Issue

I am very happy to announce the 2020 Fall/Winter 2021 Digital Uxbridge Networking Magazine will be premiered at the UNG virtual lunch meeting on October 16th! We have some new features in this magazine that will make it more interactive for you while you are reading.

We have a number of events coming up this Fall, you will see them all listed in this newsletter below. We are planning for another great year at Do It In Durham (DIID), the week of November 16. The UNG will be hosting a virtual discussion panel along with many other DIID events organized by the BACD.

If you are not already a member of the UNG, we have an exclusive offer at the bottom of the newsletter you will not want to miss! If you have any questions about our membership please feel free to connect with me and I would be happy to answer any questions.

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
Premier on October 16 at UNG Virtual Lunch Meeting!

This issue gives our reader a new experience with multimedia video content. You can read the magazine on your computer or on your phone app.

The 2020-21 Fall/Winter Uxbridge Networking magazine includes the latest UNG Membership Listing.
Angela Shim, Wellness Business Strategist
Angela Shim - Heart Scents Wellness
T: (416) 723-7324
Hello, my name is Angela Shim. As a Wellness Business Strategist with a passion for green living and elevating vibrational frequencies, I help wellness businesses evaluate and implement strategic alignment to best fit wellness products, training and collaborative networks to amplify business success.

My husband Ray and I have been strategic partners with Young Living Essential Oils for over 17 years serving an international community. We offer mentorship to wellness educators and coaches on essential oils whole life wellness skills training and leadership development to guide both personal and business transformation.

Looking for ideas and strategies to inspire and uplift? Keep an eye out for the launch of our Heart Scents Wellness mobile app offering essential oils wellness tips, recipes, expert interviews and guided processes to empower both wellness enthusiasts and community collaborators.

Explore possibilities with Angela at
Susan Centofanti, Founder
Balanced Senses
Hi everyone I am Susan Centofanti from Balanced Senses. I was born and raised in the small northern town of Temagami where there are pristine lakes and Old Pine growths. 

I spent 20+ years in Traditional Healthcare and transitioned to Alternative Healthcare, where I have spent many years. In this space, I have studied Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Reflexology and Iridology which is all energy work and when I was introduced to Frequency Healing Technology it fits very well into the things I have studied. I am very excited to be able to introduce people with this technique and Reishi beverages.  

I help individuals with health challenges by giving them the knowledge needed to empower them to take control of their health using Reishi infused beverages and Frequency Healing Technology.
Carol McGavin, President
Never Enough Wool Ltd.
T: (905) 985-0030
Carol McGavin and Barb Harvel are the dynamic duo behind Never Enough Wool, Durham's friendliest wool shop. They offer wools, tools, lessons and support for crafters of all levels.

We offer a selection of hand-knitting and crochet yarns and wools, ranging from 100% acrylic to wool & silk, and many variations in between. We also offer the necessary tools of the trade -- needles and hooks -- as well as patterns.
Jim Treloar, Owner
Firebridge Fireplaces
T: (905) 852-0369
Bring real warmth to your home.
For quality that will stand the test of time, let Firebridge Fireplaces in Uxbridge guide you to the perfect fireplace, insert  or stove.
Firebridge provides quality products and services at competitive prices.  Our fully licensed and certified installation crews have been with us since we opened, and have over 75 years combined experience.  Our 2500 square foot showroom displays over 30 stoves and fireplaces with names like Napoleon, Dimplex and Heartland.  Each product line has been selected for its quality and durability.

Firebridge carries wood, natural gas, propane, electric and gel fireplaces, inserts and stoves, as well as quality barbeques, patio heaters, gas log sets, chimney systems, and a large array of accessories.  The company has received many dealer awards including Napoleon Grills Excellence Award, several  Readers’ Choice awards in the local media, and the Napoleon Award of Distinction in recognition of outstanding customer service and retail leadership.

For over 12 years, satisfied customers have been relying on Firebridge Fireplaces to add warmth, charm and quality to their homes with our wide array of products and services.
UNG Upcoming Events
Uxbridge Virtual Networking Lunch
(BYOL – Bring your own Lunch)
Friday October 16th, 2020 | 12:00 (noon) - 1:30 PM EST

At our October virtual meeting will be a lunch and learn format.

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. Test your camera and audio with this link prior to attending the event.
Catch up with last month's Panel Discussion

On September 15th, the UNG hosted a virtual panel discussion and breakout session on the topic "The Real Cost of COVID-19". Collective thoughts from our panel and attendees were being heard. You can now watch the highlights of the virtual event here:
Save the Date!
Virtual Networking Breakfast (BYOB)
Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM
Do It In Durham events, in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week
Date: November 16 – 20, 2020

  • Meeting with Durham Networking Organizations on November 16, 9:30 - 11:30am (host: BACD). The UNG will be having a booth table at this virtual event. Stop by to learn more about the UNG.
  • The UNG will be hosting a virtual Panel Discussion with Breakout Sessions on the topic "How has COVID-19 affected you personally and your business.
  • Watch for a lineup of virtual events organized by various business organizations in Durham Region.
UNG Members' News
Matching and Masterminding Business Owners Event
Topic: Matching YOU-Connecting and Masterminding Retreat for Powerful Partnerships
Date: Friday, October 16th, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Online

Organizer: Rosa Lokaisingh, Connecting YOU

It's time to meet the RIGHT Connections for your Business!
Covid-19 has made us 10 times more conscious of how we spend our time, with a renewed focus on the value of spending time with family & friends, our inner circle, and ourselves. What would it mean to you if you could save 10-12 hours a week and spend that time any way you want? HOW? You ask?

On Friday, October 16th, you will learn HOW, when you meet and connect with a group of like-minded and heart-centred entrepreneurs who are:
  • focused on changing the way we do business to being kinder and more caring
  • on a mission to make a difference in our local communities and in the world
  • dedicated to enriching not only their clients' lives, but also within their families, social and cultural circles 

You will walk away with:
  1. One Primary Business Match that aligns with your values and vision and wants to work with you to help you achieve your dreams and goals.
  2. Multiple Connections from a Heart-centred Tribe that's committed to providing optimum service to their clients with care and love.
  3. A treasure chest of boundless ideas/options/possibilities, that would take your business to a place you've never been before, with ongoing support for Win-Win-Win outcomes. (You, Your Partner and Your Clients)

Valued at: $750.00, but you will pay $349.00
(BONUS Includes 2 1-hour sessions of a Follow Up Mastermind Program to ensure successful outcomes and WIN-WIN Partnerships)
Child Struggling With Numbers?
Try Abacus Math Online 
our kids struggling in We help children ages 4 to 12 to have fun learning at ABS Abacus Virtual Classroom with a live teacher, and online system.

Register for a free abacus trial lesson and info session at
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. Website:
International Conference Turning Point 2020
On October 18th, UNG member Dela Fotoohi will be on the panel of speakers at the International Conference Turing Point 2020 put on by World Organization of Natural Medicine. It is a dream come true to be on a world stage amongst some of the world's top Speakers.
To purchase tickets, use code "dela" to get your discount.
Lisa Ritchie CPA Updates
Just before the long weekend, the federal government announced new pandemic financial relief measures and changes to existing programs. Please see below for a brief outline of some of the new and modified programs. It is important to note that most of these programs/details have been announced but not yet passed into law. We are bringing them to your attention so that you can look further into those programs that may assist your business to navigate through the continued pandemic-related challenges. Finance Minister Freeland specifically noted that the proposed changes target those businesses that have been affected by covid and are “not for everyone”; with this in mind please keep all documentation to support claims. Full program details will be released over the coming weeks and will be available online. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
If you are not a UNG member yet, take advantage of this special:

$125+HST for your annual membership for 14 months (now til December 2021). Complete the online membership form now!

Being part of the Uxbridge Networking Group comes with many benefits.
for 125 + HST for 14 months (now til December 2021)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 (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter).
- Business listing on UNG Website and Networking Magazine.
- Being promoted on social media, such as UNG Facebook Page, Instagram. Private Facebook Community group for UNG members only. Join as a member of the LinkedIn Groups: Uxbridge Networking Group, and Uxbridge Ontario.
- 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 Spring and Fall) has the most current memberships listing.