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.