Wednesday, April 18
Beverly Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Bright Horizons, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 145G, Beverly. Includes networking and viewing of the recently remodeled preschool center. Free for Beverly Chamber members, $20 for nonmembers. Register at email@example.com.
Friday, April 20
North Shore innovators, submissions due today. Mass Innovation Nights is seeking new, innovative products to feature at its monthly networking trade show-style event, set for Wednesday, June 13, at the Cummings Center in Beverly. Both new and established North Shore companies are invited to submit products for consideration at mass.innovationnights.com.
You Charge How Much?, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Ruth Sheets of Ducks in a Row will speak at the North Shore Business Forum on how to price products and services. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Ipswich: Legislative Breakfast, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Ithaki Restaurant, 25 Hammatt St., Ipswich. Hosted by Ipswich Chamber of Commerce, with presentations by state Rep. Brad Hill and state Sen. Bruce Tarr. Get firsthand reports about what's happening on Beacon Hill and how it affects the Ipswich community. $15 members, $20 nonmembers; reservations requested for seat count. Register at 978-356-2972, ext. 339.
Tuesday, April 24
Retirement Plan Secrets for Small Business Owners, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Explore retirement options available to a small-business owner and learn the pros and cons of each. Greg Stevens, certified financial planner and chartered retirement plan specialist at Cabot Money Management. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.
"Spring Cleaning for Your Laptop and Get Your Business Found Online," 6:30 to 9 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Greater Salem Green Drinks hosts, presented by Mark Beckley from the Green Machine and Apex Production. Networking and appetizers follow one-hour interactive presentation. Cash bar, 6:30 p.m. $15/person, includes appetizers. Registration strongly encouraged at springcleaningforgreendrinks.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday, April 25
Online Tech Dating Game, 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Technology Council breakfast event features "IAN matches innovation creators and seekers around the globe," presented by Richard Mahoney Jr., vice president of business development for the Innovation Access Network. Mahoney will discuss how stakeholders in the technology pipeline can promote, search, connect and thrive. $25 NSTC members, $50 nonmembers. 7 a.m., networking; 7:45 a.m., program begins. Register at www.nstc.org.
April Supervisors' Connection: Running Effective Meetings, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College's Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Celia Couture will teach participants how to avoid wasting valuable time and maximize opportunities to communicate with their employees. $39 per person includes continental breakfast. 978-236-1214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Networking Event, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. The Essex County Estate Planning Council will hold a networking event with local council members and professionals. Guests and members, $25. Event includes appetizers and cash bar. Council promotes education and cooperative efforts among professions represented within the council, and public knowledge of the concept of estate planning. 617-441-1502.
Centennial Celebration and Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 100th anniversary and honors the chamber's centennial companies and organizations. Event includes awards ceremony, dinner, award presentation and Champagne toast. Black tie optional. $125 per person. http://salem-chamber.org/awards-dinner-46.html.
Thursday, April 26
Pricing Your Products and Services, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn about pricing concepts; the role of pricing in a company's strategy; and an easy four-step process to determine pricing for services or products on the basis of costs, customer goals, trends and competition. Speaker: Jane Johnson, certified business exit consultant, partner B2B CFO Inc. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.
Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Maki Sushi Bar, 43 Main St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce's program gives participants the chance to sample menu specialties of a member restaurant while networking with fellow chamber members. Bring 60-second elevator pitch. Each registered attendee receives participant list with contact names and addresses. Speaker: Integrated Financial Patterns. $17/PACC members, $30/nonmembers. www.peabodychamber.com.
All County Select: Property Management Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 100 Cummings Center, Suite 434JJ, Beverly. Food and refreshments available. Free for Beverly Chamber of Commerce members, $20 nonmembers. Register at email@example.com.
Friday, April 27
128 Venture North: How much Money is Too Much, or Too Little? 7:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Investors will talk about how to figure out the appropriate amount to ask for from investors, how to make the "ask," what kinds of materials to present, and the upsides and downsides of asking for too much ... or too little. Admission $25 to $35 depending on business position.. www.enterprisecenter.org, 978-542-7528.
Bring a New Product to Market, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Marc Cooper of Imagination Products will speak at the North Shore Business Forum on inventing, developing, manufacturing and selling a new product. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Monday, April 30
Green Salem Business Challenge, last day for Salem businesses to enroll in the challenge, which is dedicated to identifying and promoting environmentally sound business practices in the Salem business community. www.northshoretma.org/gsbc/.
Tuesday, May 1
Online Surveys: Easy, Cheap and Incredibly Useful, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Online surveys and other data-gathering tools can help businesses understand their customers. Workshop will review what companies are doing and why, the kinds of information that can be collected and how this data can help grow a business. Speaker: Anne Danehy, president of Strategic Opinion Research. Free. enterprisecenter.org.
Wednesday, May 2
New Construction and Building Forecast, 7:30 a.m., Boston Marriott Peabody, 8A Centennial Drive, Peabody. North Shore Chamber of Commerce breakfast presentation, "Outlook for Commercial & Residential Markets by Industry Leaders," with speakers Alan Berry, vice president, C.P. Berry Construction; Stephen Connolly IV, president, Connolly Brothers; Lee Dellicker, president, Windover Construction; Steve Drohosky, general manager, Cummings Center; and Ted Tye, managing partner, National Development. Moderated by Karen Andreas, Salem News publisher. Networking begins at 7:15 a.m., $35 for preregistered North Shore Chamber members or $50 at the door. Register at https://www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_register_breakfast.html or call 978-774-8565.
Thursday, May 3
Business Writing That Opens Doors, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Hands-on workshop will provide practical tips and techniques for writing effectively, from emails to marketing materials, Web content, blog posts or memos. Bring a short piece of business-related writing and learn a process for improving it on the spot. Speaker: Kate Victory Hannisian, owner, Blue Pencil Consulting. Free. enterprisecenter.org.
Friday, May 4
North Shore Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce board room, 5 Cherry Hill St., Suite 100, Danvers. Attendees can market their firm, give a two-minute commercial, and bring business cards and promotional materials. Referrals, leads and more. Limited to 35. Members only; $25 per ticket. Register at 978-774-8565.