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October 9, 2013

Business calendar


The Salem News

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Networking Before Nine, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burton’s Grill, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Leads referral group. 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. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members, call 978-531-0384 or visit www.peabodychamber.com.

Innovative Business Networking event, 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Innovative Business Networking will host a networking event with state Sen. Joan Lovely who will speak on the small business buzz in Massachusetts. A time to share questions or concerns will follow. $12 person. http://innovativebusinessnetworking.com/event-3.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. The Toastmasters Club of Beverly will hold an educational meeting. Open to the public. For details, contact Roberta at 617-755-6331, or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org.

“Are You Ready to Scale, Not Just Grow,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Scaling a business is not the same as growing a business. Scaling implies alignment, control, predictability and fast growth, but with safety. Using case studies from more than 30 years of scaling businesses, Ian Smith, founder of the Portfolio Partnership, will explain how to build a compelling story and an operational blueprint, and how to make that story come alive. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/are-you-ready-to-scale-not-just-grow/.

BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. backtalktoastmasters@gmail.com.

Friday, Oct. 11

North Shore Business Forum: Tips for Effective Selling, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Don Kelley of Wayside Trailers will speak on effective selling techniques. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Google Analytics 101, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. James Shiner, founder and chief executive officer of Yelling Mule, will lead a workshop on how to take full advantage of Google Analytics with minimal time investment. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/google-analytics-101/.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Leadership Breakfast with Gov. Deval Patrick, 8 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce will host. Following brief remarks, attendees have an opportunity to engage in conversation with Patrick and share their views on issues impacting their companies and the economy. Tickets cost $75 chamber members, $150 nonmembers; full buffet breakfast included. Tickets and registration at 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_special_event.

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Peabody Wealth Advisors, 150A Andover St., Suite 10A, Danvers. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Peabody Wealth Advisors present a Business After Hours event with networking, refreshments and door prizes. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members. 978-531-0384, www.peabodychamber.com.

Recognition Night, 6 to 8 p.m., Misselwood at Endicott College, 407 Hale St., Beverly. North Shore Technology Council presents its first Recognition Night to honor its newest STEM scholarship recipients, sponsors, and volunteers. Dr. Richard E. Wylie, president of Endicott College, will speak. Light fare served. $50 NSTC members and nonmembers. Register at www.nstc.org.

Thursday, Oct. 17

How to Manage Your Boss and Other Higher Ups, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop will focus on how to manage one’s boss and those above him or her. When done well, leader and employee are more effective, working as a team to ensure each is informed and addressing problems before they spin out of control. Speaker: Joycelyn Snell, founder and president, Professional Career Solutions. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/how-to-manage-your-boss-and-other-higher-ups/.

Friday, Oct. 18

North Shore Business Forum General Networking Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Bring business cards and an elevator speech. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

North Shore Business Leads & Referral Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce office, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. Networking environment for professionals to build relationships with other professionals. $25 chamber members. Space is limited. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Annual Octoberfest, 7 p.m., Corinthian Yacht Club, 1 Nahant St., Marblehead. Sponsored by the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce. Featuring food and spirits from local establishments, silent auction, raffles, door prizes, and entertainment. All are welcome. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Details and tickets at 781-631-2868 or marbleheadchamber.org/octoberfest.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Social Media Update — What’s Hot and What’s Not, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Social media changes frequently and it is hard to know the difference between what is trendy and what is useful. Discuss the pros and cons of the newest tools, examine which ones are most effective for business owners, and learn how much time is needed to spend on social media for one’s business. Speaker: Julia Campbell, president/chief executive officer, J Campbell Social Marketing. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/social-media-update-whats-hot-and-whats-not/.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

North Shore Alliance for Economic Development Leadership Summit, 8 to 11 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. Join leaders of North Shore’s business community, educators, local and state officials, economic development professionals, workforce development experts, representatives of business associations and other strategic partners and interested parties. Speakers: Secretary Gregory Bialecki of the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development for the commonwealth of Massachusetts presents “Choosing to Compete in the 21st Century: The Commonwealth’s Economic Development Strategy and Investment framework;” and Lorri Krebs, executive director of Salem State University’s Center for Economic Development & Sustainability, presents an update of the North Shore Business Cluster Study. Attendees can also participate in a facilitated discussion on the opportunities to brand the North Shore. Seating is limited. Free. Registration and details at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8576583793.

Crowdfunding, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. What is crowdfunding? Learn more about crowdfunding and why it is popular. Hear how CinemaSalem’s crowdfunding campaign raised more than $68,000 to enable the theater to convert to a new digital cinema system. Find out the positives, negatives, and lessons learned. Speakers: Michael Durwin, interactive creator director and digital media strategist; and Paul Van Ness, owner of CinemaSalem. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/crowdfunding-a-new-way-to-finance-your-business/.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Century House Restaurant., 235 Andover St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event for attendees to sample the menu of a member restaurant and meet with other chamber members. Come prepared to share a 60-second elevator pitch. $17 PACC members, $30 nonmembers. Advance reservations required at www.peabodychamber.com.

BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. backtalktoastmasters@gmail.com.

Friday, Oct. 25

North Shore Business Forum: Steve Lomasney, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Former Red Sox catcher Steve Lomasney will speak about his journey from playing professional baseball to becoming a business owner. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 9:30 a.m., Cygnet Confections, 139 Lynnfield St., Newhall Crossing, Peabody. Join the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Ted Bettencourt for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Cygnet Confections, a baked goods shop. Free admission, pre-registration required at peabodychamber.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Organization Plus Coffee Connection, 8 to 9 a.m., Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K, Beverly. Join the Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Nancy Black of Organization Plus for a coffee connection. Learn how being organized can help one’s business. Reserve a spot at rfoster@beverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. Visit www.beverlychamber.com for details.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., Ipswich Country Club, 148 Country Club Way, Ipswich. The North Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Breakfast Forum will feature a talk by Congressman John Tierney. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $35 chamber members, $55 nonmembers. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Million Dollar Women Symposium, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. Ninth annual event features a panel of women who have created and are leading their own companies. Hear how the panelists achieved their successes and their advice for other women who are running, starting or thinking about starting their own businesses. Keynote speaker: Margaret McKenna, president emeritus of Lesley University, former president of the Walmart Foundation. Panelists: Fuchsia McInerney, chief executive officer, Pearse Street Inc.; Gayle Piraino, founder and president, GAP PROMOTIONS; Joan Brooks, cofounder and chief operating officer, Garbrook Knowledge Resources; and Victoria Taylor, founder and chief executive officer, Victoria Gourmet. $30 admission includes full breakfast. Reserve a spot at http://milliondollarwomen110613.eventbrite.com.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Fundraising for Nonprofits, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop covers the basic skills, training and experience needed to be an effective fundraiser; the realistic job description and budget; how to measure effectiveness; communications; and relationships with the chief executive officer, chief financial officer and development committees. Speaker: Jack Good, vice president, community relations manager, People’s United Bank. Free. Details and registration at http://fundingfornonprofits110713.eventbrite.com.

Friday, Nov. 8

128 Venture North Breakfast: What Kind of Funding is Best for Your Company, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. The process of raising outside funding for one’s company differs, depending on the funding source. Friends and family want one thing, banks, angel investors, venture capitalists want another, and there are still other alternative funding sources to be considered. Learn what options are available, what outside investors look for, and the right approach. Event includes breakfast, informal networking, introduction by attendees, presentation, and question-and-answer session. A printed roster of the meeting’s attendees will be available at the close of the meeting. Ticket range $25 to $35. http://128venturenorthfunding110813.eventbrite.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Cash Flow Your Way to Break Even, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. The workshop and its simple but realistic class exercise will help attendees understand cash flow, assess when capital is needed, and how to position one’s business for bank financing. Speaker: Paul Shaugnessy, Lincoln Consulting Group, Inc. Free. http://cashflowtobreakeven111213.eventbrite.com.

Six-Minute Speed Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, Lighthouse Point Room, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Cocktail reception at 5 p.m., followed by North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s 6-Minute Speed Networking program when attendees will network and individually meet up to 40 new business contacts. Event includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks and music. $30 chamber members, $55 nonmembers. Space is limited. Pre-registration required at 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_register_6minute.

Friday, Nov. 15

North Shore Business Leads & Referral 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’s North Shore Business Leads Group will meet. Networking environment for professionals to build relationships with other professionals. $25 Chamber members. Space is limited. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Annual Dinner Meeting and Awards, 5 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce 95th annual dinner meeting and the third annual North Shore Distinguished Leader Awards. Networking begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. Award recipients are Dr. Wayne Burton, North Shore Community College; Bill Cummings, Cummings Properties; Jack Good, People’s United Bank and several North Shore nonprofits; Jerry McCarthy, Northeast Arc; Jacob Segal, Ronan Segal & Harrington; and Patricia Zaido, The Salem Partnership. Tickets cost $150 each. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.