SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 13, 2013

Business calendar


The Salem News

---- — 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.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, noon, Fuzions Frozen Yogurt, 100 Cummings Center, Beverly. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business Fuzions Frozen Yogurt. All are welcome. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

Insurance Women monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Timothy’s Restaurant, 225 Newbury St., Danvers. The Essex Chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner served at 6 p.m. Kathryn Coggeshall will speak about a texting and driving awareness program executed at Peabody High School. For details and to reserve a spot, contact Donna Vallis at 978-740-4014, or email dvallis@walshinsurance.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.

Workforce Training Fund Information Session, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., North Shore Community College, Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Mike Corcoran from the Workforce Training Fund will lead a three-hour workshop with tips and tools for writing a successful Workforce Training Fund Grant application. Free. Event includes continental breakfast. Details and registration at 978-236-1200.

Silpada After Hours, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Wild Horse Cafe, 392 Cabot St., Beverly. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Maureen O’Grady will host a Silpada jewelry networking event. Refreshments served. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

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.

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, Nov. 15

North Shore Business Forum, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Erin Calvo-Bacci of Reading’s The Chocolate Truffle will speak on customer appreciation. $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. 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.

Monday, Nov. 18

Coffee Connection, 8 to 9 a.m., 100 Cummings Center, Suite 221E, Beverly. State Rep. Jerry Parisella and state Sen. Joan Lovely will host a coffee connection. Coffee and light breakfast served. Open to the public; space is limited to 50 guests. Reservations required at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

“Building the BioCluster on the North Shore,” 8 to 9 a.m., Marsh Hall, conference room 201, Salem State University, Central Campus, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. North Shore Alliance for Economic Development presents a panel discussion with Jon DiVincenzo, CEO of Enzymatics; Kristin Esterberg, provost and vice president of academic affairs, Salem State University; Martha Farmer, CEO of North Shore Innoventures; Gary Magnant, CEO of Sage Science; and Michael Minogue, CEO of Abiomed. Panel moderated by Jack Leonard, president of NovaBio Advisors. Learn more about one of the North Shore’s emerging business clusters and the opportunities for future expansion of this sector across the region, as well as the challenges, needs and partnerships that are developing to support the continued growth of this cluster here on the North Shore. Coffee, pastries, registration and networking at 7:30 a.m. Seating is limited. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/9209444697.

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 third annual Distinguished Leader Awards. Networking at 5 p.m., dinner at 6, program at 7. Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll will be the keynote speaker. Tickets cost $150 each. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

North Shore Technology Council, 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. The North Shore Technology Council breakfast features marketer, small business owner and personal stylist Lisa Shorr, who will highlight key components to presenting oneself with confidence. Networking and continental breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by the program at 8:15 a.m. $25 NSTC members, $50 nonmembers. Register at www.nstc.org, or email events@nstc.org for more information.

Northeast Community Bank After Hours, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 66 Elm St., Danvers. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Northeast Community Bank will hold an after hours event with networking, prizes, appetizers, beer and wine. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

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.

Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Dee’s Cafe, 136 Newbury St., Peabody. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Leads event at Dee’s Cafe. Sample the menu specialties and meet fellow chamber members. Come prepared with a 60-second elevator pitch. A representative from BayRing Communications will speak. $17 PACC members, $30 nonmembers. Details and registration 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, Nov. 22

Selecting Wines for the Holidays, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Donna Martin of Mill River Wines will speak at the North Shore Business Forum on how to select wines for the holidays. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

North Shore Chamber Orientation, 8 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. Chamber orientation for perspective members to learn more about member benefits and services. Admission is free. Limited to 40 people, pre-registration is required at erik_smith@northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Legal Issues with Websites and Social Media, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn simple steps that can be taken to help reduce legal risk and protect online presence. Workshop will also address how to preserve (and enhance) the value of one’s website as part of a business exit strategy. Speaker: Louise Leduc Kennedy, president, West Hill Technology Counsel. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., Peabody Marriott Hotel, 8A Centennial Drive, Peabody. HNorth Shore Chamber of Commerce forum features a talk by Mass Insight Education leaders. 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.

Holiday Member Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., DeScenza Diamonds, Route 114 West, Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce members are invited to the chamber’s Holiday Member Reception for networking, cocktails, appetizers, door prizes, and discounts and offers from businesses. Free; members only. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, Dec. 5

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.

The Business of Digital Games, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Join game industry veteran Tom Dusenberry, president and founder of Dusenberry Entertainment, for a presentation on the current digital games and the emerging field of gamification; using digital game thinking and logistics in other industries. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Private Home Health Care After Hours, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 225 Main St., Suite 12, Wenham. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Private Home Health Care will hold an after hours networking event with food, drinks, door prizes and more. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

Professional Networking Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., ArcWorks, 22 Foster St., Peabody. North Shore Chamber of Commerce presents a Professional Networking Reception. Network and meet with other professionals. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and music. Free admission for all members. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Pricing Your Products and Services, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn about pricing concepts, the role of pricing in a company’s strategy, and an easy four-step process to determine pricing for one’s services or products on the basis of costs, customer goals, trends and competition. Speaker: Paul Shaughnessy, Lincoln Consulting Group, Inc. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, Dec. 12

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, Dec. 13

North Shore 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. $25 chamber member. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

A.Y.N. Wellness Ribbon Cutting, noon, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 335A, Beverly. Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce celebrates A.Y.N. Wellness’ new location at the Cummings Center. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

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.