Thursday, Dec. 20
Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, Route 1 north, Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce’s event features lunch at a member restaurant and networking with fellow chamber members. Attendees should be prepared to share a 60-second elevator pitch and information about their business; bring business cards. Each registered attendee receives the participant list with contact names and addresses. Door prizes. $17/PACC members, $30/nonmembers. www.peabodychamber.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Starting a Business: What You Need to Know, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Attendees can assess their entrepreneurship potential while getting an overview of the marketing, financial and operations issues involved in starting a business. Speaker: Paul Shaughnessy, owner of Lincoln Consulting Group. Sponsored by the MA Small Business Development Center. Free. Registration and details at http://enterprisectr.org/.
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Update on the Affordable Care Act: Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Breakfast Forum presents “Update on the Affordable Care Act and What Lies Ahead for North Shore Medical Center and Lahey Clinic.” Attendees will learn how their businesses and health care plans will be affected by the Affordable Care Act and its current and new tax provisions. Speakers: Robert Norton, president and CEO, North Shore Medical Center, and Dr. Howard Grant, president and CEO, Lahey Clinic. More information at 978-774-8565, or www.northshorechamber.org.
Networking B4 Nine, 7:30 to 8 a.m., Burtons Grill, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Networking B4 Nine, a leads referral group within the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, provides an informal group atmosphere for attendees to share who makes a good referral for them. Bring two business cards. Also, a one-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged, and members will receive a copy of the participant list to help follow up and build network of referrals. Registration and continental breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; formal networking and presentation, 8 a.m. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Pre-register at https://secure2.chambermaster.com/directory/jsp/events/dlg/Public_AddReg.jsp?ccid=340&eventid=1489.