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May 29, 2013

Business calendar


The Salem News

---- — Wednesday, May 29

Small Business Thank You Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Eastern Bank, 37 Foster St., Peabody. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will conclude Small Business Month with a Small Business Reception. Refreshments served. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, May 30

The Business of Theatre and Film, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop will feature a panel discussion with professionals who work in regional theater and film. Panelists will take attendees behind the glamour and mystique that surround this field and talk about what they do, how they work with performing artists, how to promote one’s career and what opportunities exist in Massachusetts. Free. Speakers: Julie Hennrikus, executive director, StageSource; Tug Yourgrau, president/owner/co-founder, Powderhouse Productions; and representatives from North Shore Music Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Massachusetts Film Bureau. Details and registration at http://businessoftheatrefilm053013.eventbrite.com/#.

Friday, May 31

North Shore Business Forum: Business Networking Event, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Attendees should bring plenty of business cards and their best “elevator speech.” $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, June 4

“Starting a Business? Financial Systems 101,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. A workshop for businesses on money basics will answer questions and provide examples of how to deal with finances the right way and what to avoid. Speakers: Leslie Jorgensen, founder and chief executive officer, Supporting Strategies; and Stephen Schultz, chief operating officer, Supporting Strategies. Free. http://enterprisectr.org/.

Wednesday, June 5

North Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., Sheraton Colonial Hotel Wakefield, 1 Audubon Road, Wakefield. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Breakfast Forum will feature a talk by William Guenther, chairman, chief executive officer and founder of Mass Insight Education. Networking begins at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $35/Chamber members, $55/nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Thursday, June 6

The Art and Science of Sales and Marketing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn innovative and practical approaches to sales that can quickly boost a company’s bottom line. Topics include cold calling, getting that first appointment, making presentations, closing sales and developing positive long-term relationships with customers. Speaker: Jay Wallus. Free. http://enterprisectr.org/.

North Shore Chamber of Commerce Professional Networking Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., South Hamilton. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Professional Networking Reception includes networking with business leaders, appetizers, drinks and music. $15/Chamber members, $50/nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Friday, June 7

Salem Arts Festival After Hours Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem. Join the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Salem Main Streets, and the Salem Arts Festival for an after-hours event at Old Town Hall. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve a spot, call 978-744-0004 or email info@salem-chamber.org.

Tuesday, June 11

Buying Abroad: The Basics of Importing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Overview of the requirements to successfully and cost-effectively import products into the United States. Topics include sourcing considerations, parties involved in the import transaction and various government regulations that can affect import transactions. Speaker: Paula M. Connelly, Esq., Law Offices of Paula M. Connelly. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development. Free. Register at http://basicsofimporting061113.eventbrite.com/#.

Thursday, June 13

Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, beverlytoastmasters@comcast.net or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.

Conquering Cold Calling, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Interactive workshop on how to improve cold calling skills and success rates, and what to avoid. Speaker: Victoria Jackson, owner, Atlantic Lab Equipment. Free. http://enterprisectr.org/.

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, June 14

North Shore Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce Office, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce will hold a North Shore Business Leads Group meeting; a networking event for business professionals who are intently focused on being a marketing force for each other. During the meeting, members will become familiar with business professionals in attendance and learn how to refer those businesses to their own circle of contacts. $25/Chamber member. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Monday, June 17

Torigian Golf Classic, 8:30 a.m., The Meadow at Peabody, 80 Granite St., Peabody. Proceeds from the Torigian Golf Classic support local student scholarships from The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Peabody and Peabody Access Telecommunications. Event includes golf, business networking and more. $125 per player. 8:30 a.m., shotgun start. www.peabodychamber.com.

Tuesday, June 18

The Business of Elder Care, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop features two well-known North Shore leaders in elder care who will talk about the many faces of elder care and give their perspectives on what lies ahead. Speakers: Paul Lanzikos, executive director, North Shore Elder Services; and Tom Riley, president and chief operating officer, Seniorlink. Free. http://enterprisectr.org/.

Thursday, June 20

Focus on Non-profits: Outcome Analysis for the Faint of Heart, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Interactive workshop, designed to reduce anxiety on outcome analysis and reporting, will provide basic suggestions and tips for analyzing and reporting outcome data, including levels of measurement, how much data is needed, common pitfalls, how to analyze open-ended responses, and more. Barry Seltser, lead consultant, ESC of New England. Free. http://enterprisectr.org/.

Tuesday, June 25

The Business of Fun, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. A relaxing and interactive event to network with other attendees and enjoy refreshments. Free. http://enterprisectr.org/.

Wednesday, June 26

After Hours Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. Join the Salem Chamber of Commerce at Beverly Cooperative Bank’s Salem location for after-hours networking. Free/Chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org.

Thursday, June 27

Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, beverlytoastmasters@comcast.net or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.