, Salem, MA


March 5, 2014

Business calendar

Wednesday, March 5

Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 1 Newbury St., Peabody. Update on the new Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical High School by Dan O’Connell, superintendent. Also, Mary Sarris, executive director of The North Shore Workforce Investment Board, will discuss the Workforce Training Fund. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $37/Chamber members, $55/nonmembers. Details and registration at or 978-774-8565.

Thursday, March 6

Making Technology Less Intimidating and More Productive, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Information technology can drive revenue, mitigate risks and reduce costs. Become a more informed and confident IT buyer. Learn about IT solutions that can change IT from an expense to a profit center for a business. Speaker: Marc Arbesman, chief information officer, Throttlenet Technology. Free. Details and registration at, or contact Will Neely at or 978-542-7528 for more information.

Friday, March 7

North Shore Business Forum, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Forum features Michael Corcoran of the Massachusetts Department of Workforce Training discussing the Workforce Training Fund. $11 admission includes continental breakfast.

Saturday, March 8

Health & Wellness Expo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. The Peabody, Greater Beverly and Salem Chamber of Commerce present the 10th annual Health & Wellness Expo for businesses to showcase their health and wellness services; generate leads; set up appointments; build customer relationships; connect with thousands of North Shore residents; and provide free demonstrations or screenings. For details or to purchase an exhibitor space, visit Early-bird discount available through Jan. 30.

Tuesday, March 11

Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Join the Salem Chamber of Commerce for a Coffee Connection at Salem State University’s new library and learning commons. Meet new business contacts, connect with old leads. RSVP to 978-744-0004 or Free/Chamber members, $20/nonmembers.

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