November 2020 UNG Newsletter
We look forward to your participations!

Nothing is stopping the UNG from growing and thiving! We look forward to meeting you at one of the virtual events in November.

Join us for virtual networking breakfast on Tuesday November 10, 8:15am. Meet like-minded business owners, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and representatives from larger organizations.

BACD is organizing the 8th annual Do it in Durham (DIID) Nov. 16 - 20 with over 45 business events, panels celebrations and networking opportunities. DIID is Durham's celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, it's virtual for 2020. Read details below.

The UNG is hosting the Business Booster Shot, Emerging Stronger, Together virtual workshop November 20 for local enterprises to share their experiences, best practices and unite so businesses in North Durham can emerge from this pandemic stronger, together. Panelists from Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock Townships will be participating at the event. See details below.

I look forward to meeting you at November events!

Annie Hardock
Founder & Chairperson, Uxbridge & Area Networking Group
Founder, United Networks for Growth
Co-owner, ABS Abacus Brain Study (Uxbridge),
UNG Magazine Publishing Team
Publisher/Editor - Annie Hardock, Found & Chair of the UNG
Magazine Writer - Hollay Ghadery, River Street Writing
Magazine Coordinator - Chris Auger, Dire Marketing
Publishing & Design - John Auger, seven8creative
Advertising Sales - Ryan Rogers, ForthWrite Canada
Video Editing - Mike Duhamel, Media Gone Mad
Contributing Writer - Rosa Lokaisingh, Connecting YOU
Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Digital Uxbridge Networking Magazine
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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.

Reserve your magazine ad spot in the upcoming 2021 Spring/Summer issue now to help us celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the UNG Networking Magazine publication in 2021!
Malcolm Gurley, President

A: 6 Balsdon Court, Ajax, ON
T: (416) 6697644
Hello everyone,

I am very pleased to join the Uxbridge and Area Networking Group and look forward to assisting others to reach new levels of success for their businesses and personal life mission.

I personally have over 35 years of experience in building out and implementing productivity improvement plans as a Senior Executive for Fortune 100 companies and privately held firms.

My expertise includes international experience in the United States, Europe and Asia.

As a member of LMI Canada, the industry leader in productivity improvement and leadership development, I will work directly with you and your organization to achieve success in specific high impact areas.

Roberta Bustard, Principal Consultant
Bustard Consulting

T: 416.220.2121
Hello. My name is Roberta Bustard. I’m the Director of Innovation with Ryelle Strategy Group, a boutique consulting firm serving organizations across Ontario. 

My career has taken me to a number of cities in both Ontario and Newfoundland working in the public and nonprofit sectors but Uxbridge is now home and my focus is to provide consulting services in Durham Region. 

As a strategist and project leader I work with clients to understand their root challenges and design practical solutions to ensure they can meet their goals. Our services include strategy, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, research, evaluation, communications and digital mobilization. 
UNG Upcoming Events
Uxbridge Virtual Networking Breakfast
(BYOB – Bring your own Breakfast)
Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | 8:15 - 9:30 AM EST

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.
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 - 11:00am (host: BACD). The UNG will be having a virtual table at the event. Opportunity to meet and learn about the networking organizations in Durham Region.
  • The UNG will be hosting a virtual Panel Discussion and Breakout session: Business Booster Shot: Emerging stronger, together.
  • 50+ virtual events happening during Do it in Durham week. Sign up at
Business Booster Shot: Emerging Stronger, Together
Date: November 20, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In hard times, we all need a shoulder to lean on, and friends and family to help us through, and business in North Durham is no different. The Uxbridge and Area Networking Group is hosting the Business Booster Shot, Emerging Stronger, Together virtual workshop Nov. 20 for local enterprises to share their experiences, best practices and unite so businesses in North Durham can emerge from this pandemic stronger, together.
The online, virtual and interactive event hosts a series of panelists from across North Durham who will reveal their survival strategies and discuss what they’ve done to face the pandemic challenges of COVID-19.
Panelists include Annie Hardock from Abacus Brain Study and the Uxbridge Networking Group, Swapneet Ranike from Uxbridge Boston Pizza, Christina Curry, from Keith’s Flowers and Chair of the Uxbridge BIA, 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. Panel Facilitator is Ryan Rogers from ForthWrite Canada.
The free online event is Nov. 20 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. during Business Advisory Centre Durham’s (BACD) eighth annual Do It In Durham campaign, which is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Registration is available online at: or by visiting and searching the event calendar for the Business Booster Shot on Nov. 20.
The event will remain open until 12 p.m. for networking opportunities.

Thanks to Stacey Jibb and Glen Macfarlane from the Durham Region Rural Economic Development for offering us the guidance in coordinating the DIID event in north Durham. The UNG is grateful for the co-operations received from Scugog Chamber of Commerce and Brock Board of Trade.
Meet Durham Region’s Networking Organizations
Date: November 16, 2020
Time: 9:30am – 11am

Uxbridge Networking group is again participating in "Meet Durham Region’s Networking Organizations” organized by BACD. Visit the UNG virtual table to learn about collaborative opportunities for your business, and meet other networking organizations in Durham Region.

Do It In Durham webpage:
UNG Members' News
Child Struggling With Numbers?
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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:
Congratulations to Wright Web Photo Photography and Web Design!
Congratulations to UNG member Stephen Wright, Wright Web Photo Photography and Web Design. We are all very proud of his achievement with his photo to be featured in 2021 Canadian Geographic calendar.

Congratulations to AL Designs!
Congratulations to AL Designs, whom was recently voted the best interior design and decor in Uxbridge by Uxbridge Times-Journal Readers Choice awards 2020.

If you are not a UNG member yet, take advantage of this special:

$125+HST for your annual membership for 13 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 13 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!
Catch up with Septembers 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:
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.