SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

August 14, 2013

Business calendar


The Salem News

---- — 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, discusses 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. Weekly meeting for Salem chapter; new members welcome. 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

After Hours Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Grapevine restaurant, 26 Congress St., Salem. The Salem Chamber of Commerce and the Grapevine restaurant presents After Hours networking at the newly opened Mediterranean kitchen and wine bar. The event will be held on the rebuilt back patio overlooking the South River (weather permitting). Free/Chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org.

Thursday, Aug. 22

North Shore Networking Association meeting, 8 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, Community Room, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. Weekly meeting for Salem chapter; new members welcome. 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. 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. Food, door prizes and networking. 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. 23

North Shore Business Forum: Social Media and Your Business, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Susu Wong of Wilmington’s Tomo360 discusses 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. Weekly meeting of Salem chapter; new members welcome. 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. 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. Weekly meeting of Salem chapter; new members welcome. 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; refreshments 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.

Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs North Shore Vendor Forum, 7 to 9 p.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem. Suffolk Downs and Caesars Entertainment have partnered on a proposal to build a $1 billion resort casino in Greater Boston. The resort is expected to spend approximately $150 million annually on goods and services from local and regional businesses. Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs and local chambers of commerce will host a vendor forum for North Shore businesses with information and guidance on becoming part of the casino’s local business program, and representatives from Caesars’ sourcing and purchasing staff and partners from Caesars properties in other locations. www.friendsofsuffolkdowns.com/events.

Thursday, Sept. 12

North Shore Networking Association meeting, 8 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, Community Room, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. New members welcome. 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. 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. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce and the Commerce Network will host the annual Business Expo from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. 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.