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August 7, 2013

Business calendar


The Salem News

---- — Thursday, Aug. 8

North Shore Networking Association meeting, 8 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, Community Room, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. The association’s Salem chapter invites local business people interested in growing their businesses to join a business networking group that meets once a week. Email bjmait@aol.com or call 781-223-3235 for more information. www.northshorenetworking.com.

Beverly Chamber of Commerce: After Hours Networking, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Northern Star Dental and Betty Ann’s Sub Shop, 37 Maple St., Danvers. After hours networking event with food, door prizes and drinks. Reserve a spot at rfoster@beverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. Visit www.beverlychamber.com for details.

BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. 978-587-3874 or karenfmenor@gmail.com.

Friday, Aug. 9

North Shore Business Forum: Marketing With Visual Media, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Business Forum features Jessica Brand of Salem’s J. Brand Designs discussing marketing with visual media. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce office, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. Business Leads Group builds network and relationships with other professionals. Members become familiar with other businesses and learn how to refer one another. $25/chamber members. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Networking Before Nine, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burtons Grill, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will host this leads referral group meeting. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Register at http://business.peabodychamber.com/events/details/nb49-leads-referral-group-1540.

Social Media Marketing Seminar, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce office, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. John McDougall, president of McDougall Interactive, presents a social media marketing seminar on various internet marketing tactics, including SEO, social media marketing, PPC, conversion optimization, content marketing, link building, blogging, email marketing, mobile optimization, public relations, Google Analytics, and tracking ROI. $25/chamber members, $50/nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Thursday, Aug. 15

North Shore Networking Association meeting, 8 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, Community Room, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. The association’s Salem chapter invites local business people interested in growing their businesses to join a business networking group that meets once a week. Email bjmait@aol.com or call 781-223-3235 for more information. www.northshorenetworking.com.

Computer & Software Services Tax; Informational meeting, 8 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. The North Shore Chamber of Commerce will host an informational meeting on the new computer and software services tax. For details, call 978-774-8565, or reserve a spot at erik_smith@northshorechamber.org.

Friday, Aug. 16

North Shore Business Forum: QuickBooks Fundamentals, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Business Forum features Liz Silva of Hamilton Bookkeeping discussing the fundamentals of QuickBooks. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Thursday, Aug. 22

North Shore Networking Association meeting, 8 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, Community Room, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. The association’s Salem chapter invites local business people interested in growing their businesses to join a business networking group that meets once a week. Email bjmait@aol.com or call 781-223-3235 for more information. www.northshorenetworking.com.

Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 100 Independence Way, Danvers. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event for attendees to sample the menu of a member restaurant and meet with other chamber members. Attendees should come prepared to share a 60-second elevator pitch and information about their businesses. Each registered attendee will receive the participant list with contact names and addresses. Advance reservations required at www.peabodychamber.com.

Triad Driving Academy Ribbon Cutting, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 4A Enon St., Beverly. Ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Bill Scanlon for one of Beverly Chamber of Commerce’s new members, Triad Driving Academy. Food, door prizes and networking. Reserve a spot at rfoster@beverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. Visit www.beverlychamber.com for details.

Friday, Aug. 23

North Shore Business Forum: Social Media and Your Business, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Business Forum features a presentation by Susu Wong of Wilmington’s Tomo360 on how to effectively market a small business with a small budget. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

The Growth Program Information Session, 5 to 6 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn about the Enterprise Center’s Growth Program, a comprehensive approach to achieving and sustaining growth and profitability. Meet the seminar instructor, chief executive officer group facilitators, past participants and mentors, and other prospective Growth Program participants. Wine and cheese served. Free. Details at http://enterprisectr.org/programs/the-growth-program/ or 978-542-7528.

Thursday, Aug. 29

North Shore Networking Association meeting, 8 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, Community Room, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. The association’s Salem chapter invites local business people interested in growing their businesses to join a business networking group that meets once a week. Email bjmait@aol.com or call 781-223-3235 for more information. www.northshorenetworking.com.

Coastal Windows Ribbon Cutting, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 100 Cummings Center, Suite 236H, Beverly. Ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Bill Scanlon for one of Beverly Chamber of Commerce’s new members, Coastal Windows. Food, drinks, door prizes and networking. Reserve a spot at rfoster@beverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. Visit www.beverlychamber.com for details.

Thursday, Sept. 5

North Shore Networking Association meeting, 8 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, Community Room, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. The association’s Salem chapter invites local business people interested in growing their businesses to join a business networking group that meets once a week. Email bjmait@aol.com or call 781-223-3235 for more information. www.northshorenetworking.com.

Beverly Chamber of Commerce: After Hours Networking, 4:30 to 6 p.m., NE Dog Biscuit Company, 11 Maple St., Danvers. Meet NE Dog Biscuit Company owner Dennis Bourgault and enjoy refreshments, food and networking. Reserve a spot at rfoster@beverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. Visit www.beverlychamber.com for details.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. The North Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Breakfast Forum will feature a “State of the Region Address” by North Shore municipal leaders who will discuss opportunities and challenges facing their communities. 7:15 a.m., networking; 8 to 9 a.m., program. $35/chamber members, $55/nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Thursday, Sept. 12

North Shore Networking Association meeting, 8 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, Community Room, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. The association’s Salem chapter invites local business people interested in growing their businesses to join a business networking group that meets once a week. Email bjmait@aol.com or call 781-223-3235 for more information. www.northshorenetworking.com.

Thursday, Sept. 19

2013 Annual Fall Gala Fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. Beverly Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Annual Fall Gala Fundraiser features a chance to win $10,000, and dinner, music, cash bar, prizes, live auction and more. Only 199 game tickets will be sold for $125 each. Dinner tickets cost $50. Open to the public. A portion of the proceeds benefit North Shore Elder Services and Harborlight Community Partners. Event sponsored by Beverly Hospital and North Shore 104.9 FM. www.beverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559.

Thursday, Sept. 26

North Shore Networking Association meeting, 8 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, Community Room, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. The association’s Salem chapter invites local business people interested in growing their businesses to join a business networking group that meets once a week. Email bjmait@aol.com or call 781-223-3235 for more information. www.northshorenetworking.com.

Multi-Chamber Business Expo and Job Fair, 4 to 8 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Holiday Inn Boston-Peabody, 1 Newbury St., Peabody. Hosted by the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce and the Commerce Network. New this year is a job fair, sponsored by North Shore Career Center, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the adjacent Centennial Ballroom. The expo, job fair and cocktail hour provide exhibitors and attendees an opportunity to build relationships while sharing and networking face to face. For details or to participate, visit www.peabodychamber.com or call 978-531-0384.