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October 23, 2013

Business calendar


The Salem News

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Leadership Insights Series: “Transforming from ‘Techie’ to Chairman of the Board,” 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. At its next monthly breakfast program, North Shore Technology Council’s Leadership Insight Series features a presentation by Daniel Serfaty, an engineering and mathematics graduate and now chairman and chief executive officer of Aptima Inc. Networking and continental breakfast, 7 a.m.; program, 8:15 a.m. $25 NSTC members, $50 nonmembers. Register at www.nstc.org.

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.

NSCC’s Supervisors’ Connection: Creating Stellar Customer Service, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College, Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Customer service starts within an organization as part of the organization’s culture. Developing such a culture provides the means for the unfolding of successful customer service interactions and relationships. Facilitator Ginny Maglio will present models and philosophies as the foundation for building customer service success. $39 admission fee includes continental breakfast. Registration and details at 978-236-1200 or sryan@northshore.edu.

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

Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. The Toastmasters Club of Beverly will meet. Contact Roberta at 617-755-6331, or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org for more information.

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.

Monday, Oct. 28

Jewish Business Networking Event, 7:30 p.m., Chabad of Peabody, 83 Pine St., Unit E, Peabody. The Greater Peabody Jewish Business & Professional Network hosts an event with Jordan Rich, a radio host, motivational speaker, writer and actor. Fun evening with a discussion about media, talk radio, the art of listening and more. $20 at the door. Reserve a spot at www.JBNPeabody.com, or https://www.facebook.com/events/232315900260959.

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, Salem. Ninth annual event features a panel of women who have created and are leading their own companies. 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 Sue B. Zimmerman, owner and founder, Sue.B.Do and Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprises. Tickets purchased before Oct. 26 cost $30, and $35 thereafter. Admission includes full breakfast. Reserve a spot at http://milliondollarwomen110613.eventbrite.com. www.enterprisectr.org, 978-542-7523.

Dinner & Ankeles Award Ceremony, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Spinelli’s Function Facility, Route 1 South, Lynnfield. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 82nd annual dinner featuring Hank Phillippi Ryan as keynote speaker. The annual dinner honors the recipient of the Ankeles Award and includes speeches, professional networking, and an introduction of the new members of the board of directors. Cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m.; dinner, installation, and awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. All tickets must have been purchased 72 hours prior to the event. www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. The Toastmasters Club of Beverly will meet. Contact Roberta at 617-755-6331, or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org for more information.

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

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.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Websites for Mobile Devices, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. More people access the Web through mobile devices than by desktop computers, and a business designing or updating a website should think about putting mobile first. The workshop looks at what’s involved in designing a mobile site before a PC site, and also covers how to go mobile if a business already has a website. Speaker: Sean Cunningham, creative director, Digital Bungalow. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Torigian Family YMCA, 259 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce networking, refreshments and door prizes. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members. 978-531-0384, www.peabodychamber.com.

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

After Hours Networking Event, 5 to 7 p.m., Finz Seafood & Grill 76 Wharf St., Salem. Join the Salem Chamber of Commerce at for after-hours networking. Free for Salem Chamber of Commerce members, $20 for nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org.

The Business of Music in 2014, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn what lawyers, record producers, professional managers, and booking agents do; how to get noticed in the digital age; new platforms and paradigms; the truth behind making money by selling one’s music and artistry; the do’s and don’ts; and more. Panel features Patti Jones, principal, Law Offices of Patti Jones; Jackie Indrisano, venue manager, talent buyer, The Red Room; Mark Kates, founder, Fenway Recordings. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. The Toastmasters Club of Beverly will meet. Contact Roberta at 617-755-6331, or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org for more information.