Bringing Peace of Mind and Business Growth Together

Marlene Marco

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by to learn more!

If you’ve met me, you’ll know my greatest joy stems from connecting people! My true passion lies in creating opportunities that set business owners and entrepreneurs, primarily women, up for success! Having been a small business owner my entire career, I understand the challenges and the celebrations of the entrepreneurial lifestyle! I’m on a mission to help others succeed in their projects and passions.

Over the years, I’ve been extremely fortunate to have had several amazing mentors. My first mentor was my Dad. Growing up on a farm, you realize very early that the only way to succeed is by developing a strong work ethic. The work must be done! Mother Nature has a way of dealing with procrastinators!

I’m grateful for the lessons I’ve learned and equally grateful to be able to pass those lessons forward. I am successful when you are successful! I look forward to helping you build your business image and your business connections!

If we haven’t yet met, please connect! I love to meet new people! I’m always curious to learn and understand what gets you excited about business! What gets you up in the morning and what lights up your day?

I’m here to offer you a level of support that can only come from decades of experience! Yes – decades of both living and observing business trends, training and triumphs!




I didn’t set out to be a professional networker, but the more involved I got, the more I realized I had found my calling. I am a connector of people and a creator of opportunities. Helping build business and business people is what inspires me.

My business networking journey began in 2005 with a live monthly event that attracted women in a variety of business categories.

From humble beginnings, we evolved, in 2012, into Heart Of Networking. The name said it all! Heart- centered business was exactly the type of business and business people that I wanted to surround myself with. We developed and have grown strong on three pillars….Connection, Education and Opportunity. Those pillars are the basis for everything we do – every event, every workshop, every new enhancement.

Over the years we have refined many aspects of Heart Of Networking based on current times and member needs. Our most popular offering is our VIP Membership. We continually create ways to highlight our VIPs (social media, newsletters, guest speakers & trainers) AND this membership includes two virtual events per month as well as full use of our business directory and events calendar.

We all know that people do business with who they know, like and trust. Building strong relationships means people will not only know, like and trust you…. they will also remember you! That’s the critical link we provide!

As the founder of Heart Of Networking, I’m honoured to have been dubbed the Queen of Networking in Durham Region. It’s been a process and it IS what I love to do! Our continual growth, high energy and unmatched opportunities continue to attract women in business – you!

You and I, together, ensure the long-term success of this organization!

“A high tide rises all boats”



Your smile is your logo,
Your personality is your business card,
How you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.

~Jay Danzie

Marlene Marco, Heart of the Home Housesitting

It’s vacation time!

Imagine the complete worry-free relaxation you’ve earned knowing your home is looked after.

I treat your home with love and respect.

I’m “Home When You’re Not”.

Heart of the Home Housesitting

7 Benefits of Hiring Heart of the Home House Sitting:

1. Home Security – your home is occupied while you enjoy a worry-free vacation.

2. Insurance – maintain your (occupied) home-owners insurance policy.

3. Mail and packages are picked up.

4. Your plants will thank you! Your care guidelines will be met.

5. Small pet care lovingly included.

6. Fridge stocking ready for your return.

7. Peace of Mind – always available to liaison between you and your home.

Personalized packages always meet your needs.

Fully insured. References available.


Marlene Marco Community


100 Women Who Care Ajax, Pickering, Whitby is an innovative fundraising group, designed to support local charities making a difference in Durham Region.

I’m proud to be the Chairperson for the dedicated volunteer committee. Together we create quarterly giving circles and have supported many causes since the inception in 2015.

I’m committed to giving back to the community I love to live, work and play in. With 100 Women Who Care, I’m part of something much larger than myself. Something that makes a genuine impact for those in need of a hand up.

Ajax- Pickering Board of Trade

As a business person, it’s important to understand what’s happening in your community and what’s slated for the future. I’m very involved with our local Board of Trade.

Their work in government policy and advocacy is critical to the future of local business. Local networking events expand my circle and I always learn something new!

Even as the Founder and Facilitator of Heart of Networking, I always suggest involvement with more than one organization. Your local Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade is an excellent place to start.

I’m proud to say I am a past winner of the APBOT Business Person of the Year award! Let’s all grow together!