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March 26, 2014

Business calendar


The Salem News

---- — Wednesday, March 26

Economic Outlook 2014: Promising Growth for Social Media and High Tech, 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Technology Council breakfast features a presentation by Robert Gough Jr., an economist, educator, on-air personality, and president and CEO of G-enovation. Gough will share his economic prognostications for 2014. Networking and continental breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by the program at 7:45 a.m. $25 NSTC members, $50 nonmembers. Register at www.nstc.org.

Thursday, March 27

Workforce Training Fund Information Session, 8 to 11 a.m., North Shore Community College, Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Three-hour workshop with tips and tools for writing a successful Workforce Training Fund Grant application. Free. Details and registration at 978-236-1242.

Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Buddha’s Tavern, 144 Washington St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce 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. Lunch & Leads sponsor is Alyse Barbash from Haven From Hunger. $17/PACC members, $30/ nonmembers. Advance reservations required at www.peabodychamber.com.

After Hours Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Opus, 87 Washington St., Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce and Opus Underground lounge host an After Hours Networking event. RSVP to 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org. Free/Chamber members, $20/nonmembers.

Friday, March 28

North Shore Business Forum: Internet Radio, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Forum features Sy Yules on Internet radio. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, April 1

Living the Sale ... How to Build a Sales Operation, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop provides tips on the basics of sales – what it takes, how to become good at it and how to enjoy it. Speaker: Wally Mears, president, Jungle, Inc. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, April 2

Executive Breakfast, 7:15 to 9 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Breakfast features Patrick Hughes, president and CEO of Fallon Health, who will lead a discussion on how business leaders can make a difference as the Affordable Care Act continues to redefine the landscape and what businesses should be doing to prepare for it this year. $37/Chamber members, $57/nonmembers. Details and tickets at https://www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_register_breakfast_2.html or 978-774-8565.

Ferrin Community Service Awards, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wiggin Auditorium, Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce presents its Ferrin Community Service Awards. Cocktail reception, cash bar. $20/advance, $30/at the door. The event’s keynote speaker is Marjorie Clapprood, former politician and talk show host. Advance reservations and payment strongly suggested. 978-531-0384, pcc@PeabodyChamber.com.

Thursday, April 3

Unlocking Creativity and Innovation for Business Professionals, 8 a.m. to noon, Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Half-day, hands-on workshop teaches organizations how to be innovative in the products and services they sell, and how to market themselves creatively. Speakers: Stephen D. Immerman, president, Montserrat College of Art; Fred Lynch, professor, Montserrat College of Art; Shanth Suresh Enjeti, assistant professor, Montserrat College of Art; and Mark Hoffman, Montserrat College of Art. $45/person. Details and registration at www.enterprisectr.org.

Friday, April 4

North Shore Business Forum: Start Your Own Business, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Forum features Mark Beckley on starting a business. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Small Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce office, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. Group is compromised of professionals who are focused on being a marketing force for each other. Members will become familiar with other member businesses. Space is limited to 35 people. $25/ticket. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, April 8

Marketing That Really Delivers, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Interactive discussion on how to create comparable, measurable marketing initiatives that will positively impact a business’ bottom line, and ensure marketing is contributing to the success. Speaker: Miriam Christof, principal, JustJump Marketing. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.

After Hours Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., TD Bank, Vinnin Square, 600 Loring Ave., Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce and TD Bank host an After Hours Networking event. RSVP to 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org. Free/Chamber members, $20/nonmembers.

Wednesday, April 9

Networking Before Nine: Leads Referral Group, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burton’s Grill, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Guest speaker is Karen Mattuchio of Pro-Tel. Bring two business cards. One-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged before you leave, and members receive participant list for follow-up. Doors open for registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by formal networking and presentation at 8 a.m. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members, call 978-531-0384 or visit www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, April 10

Veterans Resource Workshop, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn how veterans can benefit from government programs to help start, grow and finance a small business. Also, hear from a veteran about his own successful business. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.

Friday, April 11

North Shore Business Forum: Getting Paid, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Forum features a panel discussion on getting paid. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Wednesday, April 16

Special Leadership Breakfast, 7:45 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Special Leadership Breakfast features Charlie Baker, Republican candidate for governor. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Business Insurance: What You Need to Know, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, W., Salem. Learn how to protect business and personal assets and how to select the right plan to manage potential risks and contract needs. Topics covered include property, liability, workers compensation, vehicle, and other commercial insurance products. Speaker: Marc Slafsky, vice president/insurance broker, Salem Five Insurance Services. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, April 17

Getting Your Financial Act Together, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, Salem. Financial planning boot camp will cover the six main items that one needs to understand and review key questions to help figure out the finances of one’s business. Topics include investment strategies, how much insurance one needs, setting up financial filing systems and who to turn to for help. Come with questions and leave with a plan and checklist to get on track. Speaker: Dave Caruso, founding chair and managing director, Coastal Capital Group. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, April 23

Celebrate Salem Award Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce presents its 92nd annual Celebrate Salem Award Dinner. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and award presentation. Tickets cost $100 per person and include an open bar reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, dinner in the Atrium and the awards reception. Details and tickets at www.salem-chamber.org.

Friday, April 25

North Shore Business Forum: Internships, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Forum features a discussion about internships by Amy Ruiter of Montserrat College of Art. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, April 29

Negotiate Better, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, W., Salem. Program draws from Steven P. Cohen’s book “The Practical Negotiator,” and focuses on issues people face daily and how to negotiate to reach the most rewarding solutions. Speaker: Steven Cohen, president, The Negotiation Skills Company. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, April 30

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Landry Home Decorating, 53 Lowell St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Landry Home Decorating host an after hours event with informal networking in a relaxed setting. Free/PACC members, $10 nonmembers. events@peabodychamber.com.

Friday, May 16

Special Leadership Breakfast, 7:45 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Special Leadership Breakfast features gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Martha Coakley. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Wednesday, June 11

Special Leadership Breakfast, 7:45 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Special Leadership Breakfast features Massachusetts State Treasurer Steve Grossman. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.