Where there's a will,
there's a way
April 2020 Issue

Looking back at my message from last month so much has changed, the world has changed. Friends, I hope that you are all keeping safe and practicing physical distancing. I know as a community we can get through this together one step at a time.

I have taken my whole business online and am now teaching my students through virtual learning platforms. I put a poll on our facebook group to see what businesses in our network have been doing. I found that half of the businesses have moved to working 100% virtually while 21% of our members are 100% closed due to the pandemic.

Below are my actual findings:
Poll results from 41 percent UNG members responded:
Business is running online: 51%
Business shutdown with no activities: 21%
Business open offering essential services (as of March 31 st ): 14%
Business is closed, but keep activities going until the lockdown is lifted: 14%

As a business community we have to support one another, where there's a will, there's a way!


Annie Hardock
Founder & Chairperson, Uxbridge & Area Networking Group
Founder, United Networks for Growth
Co-owner, ABS Abacus Brain Study (Uxbridge)
2020 Spring/Summer Uxbridge Networking Magazine
Due to the fact that we aren't able to distribute the latest issue of the Uxbridge Networking magazine (in print) because of the lockdown due to COVID-19, we have put extra effort to deliver rich media content in the digital version of the magazine that includes photos, videos and over 200 referral links to connect readers with  Uxbridge & Area Networking Group  members.
Uxbridge Virtual Networking Breakfast
(BYOB – Bring your own breakfast)
Tuesday April 14, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Virtual meeting room
  • Move from virtual table-to-table to network
  • Speed networking (digital business card - instant connect, book appointment, message)
  • Group discussion
  • Instant polls
  • Each participant will have a chance to introduce themselves in front of the group

Have your computer camera and mic ready for ultimate experience. No software or app need to be installed. Use of Chrome as a browser is recommended.
Welcome to our New UNG Member
Ryan Rogers, Principle
Forthwrite Canada
T: (905) 904-1485
My name's Ryan Rogers, founder of ForthWrite Canada.

Since 2004, I've been writing for the media, especially in newsprint and for magazines.

ForthWrite Canada offers straightforward and honest marketing and communications services to strengthen relationships with your stakeholders, and identify and enter new markets, to grow your business. We're right-sized to meet the needs of small businesses.
Introducing our NEW Event Series;
Voice your concern, or offer a solution!
Date: Friday, April 17
Voice your concern, or offer a solution!
A virtual event on financial wellness

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Tackle Fear & Create Financial Wellness

Co-Host by:
  • Eni Oszlai, Senior Insurance Specialist – Wealth Advisor, RBC Life Insurance Company
  • Annie Hardock, Founder, United Networks for Growth
Tentative date: Thursday, April 16
Voice your concern, or offer a solution!
A virtual event for Uxbridge Businesses

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Co-Host by:
  • Lisha Van Nieuwenhove, Publisher/Editor, The Uxbridge Cosmos
  • Annie Hardock, Founder & Chair, Uxbridge Networking Group
UNG Member Announcements
NRG 4 Life is offering free Facebook Live classes as the gym is closed. Classes and memberships in the gym have been frozen
To NRG 4 Life Fitness Members:       We sincerely miss everything and everyone that brings NRG to Life  ! At this time, we want to assure our members that   all memberships have been “frozen”.   This means we have suspended payments for all members with annual pre-authorized payment plans. In addition, all Bootcamps and short term memberships (students and adults) have been put on hold since the period of March 17  th  until we are able to re-open. Currently, we are offering FREE Facebook Live classes for everyone to stay active.
Congrats to our member Take Root Creative for organizing and creating a business directory for local businesses during this time on their Uxbridge Daily page.
Caitlin and her team at Take Root Creative have put together a list of businesses within Uxbridge with their new hours and operating status during these unpresidented days.

Be sure to visit this page to find out which businesses are still running and make sure you support our local businesses.
United Networks for Growth
Personally, after establishing and running the local networking group for 22 years, I am taking a giant leap using my 30 years of entrepreneurial experience to start a new global business community called United Networks for Growth.

The goal is to connect entrepreneurs with experts, business centers and business networks in the areas of health, wealth, personal growth, and business development. Thus, the launch of the 4 Pillars of Entrepreneurship virtual summit in February was the first initiative that United Networks for Growth has taken to connect entrepreneurs with experts.

The Uxbridge Networking Group will continue to serve the needs of local businesses in the coming years. On the other hand, the United Networks for Growth will be a continuously expanding web of connection that offers individualized programs to promote holistic entrepreneurship.

Annie Hardock
Founder, United Networks for Growth
Founder & Chair, Uxbridge & Area Networking Group
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
  • Member discount on hourly use of office space/meeting rooms.
  • Co-host virtual events on Remo.
  • 10% off a newspaper ad on the Uxbridge Cosmos
  • and more!

Don't delay and start your 2020 off with the Uxbridge Networking Group!
Follow the UNG on our   Facebook Page  for latest updates.
Non-members are welcome to join our  LinkedIn Group .
Thank you to our Sponsors:
If you missed it last month, check out Annie's interview with 105.5 Hits FM.
Annie is on air every other month to update what’s happening with the UNG
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:
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.