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April 9, 2014

Business calendar


The Salem News

---- — Wednesday, April 9

Networking Before Nine: Leads Referral Group, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burton’s Grill, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Guest speaker is Karen Mattuchio of Pro-Tel. 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. Doors open for registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by formal networking and presentation at 8 a.m. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members, call 978-531-0384 or visit www.peabodychamber.com.

Insurance Women monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Toscana’s, 3 Bourbon St., Peabody. 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. Glynnis Walbridge will present on Personal Condominium Insurance. Two continuing education (CEU) credits available for Massachusetts insurance producers. RSVP to Kathryn Boudreau, c/o Circle Insurance, 247 Newbury St., Danvers, MA 01923, or kboudreau@circleinsurance.net, 978-771-7030.

Thursday, April 10

Veterans Resource Workshop, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn how veterans can benefit from government programs to help start, grow and finance a small business. Also, hear from a veteran about his own successful business. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.

After Hours Event, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 265 Essex St., Beverly. Essex Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center and the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce present an after-hours event with networking, food, drinks and prizes. RSVP to rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.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 friendly and supportive environment. backtalktoastmasters@gmail.com.

Friday, April 11

North Shore Business Forum: Getting Paid, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Forum features a panel discussion on getting paid. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Wednesday, April 16

Special Leadership Breakfast, 7:45 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Special Leadership Breakfast features Charlie Baker, Republican candidate for governor. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Business Insurance: What You Need to Know, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, W., Salem. Learn how to protect business and personal assets and how to select the right plan to manage potential risks and contract needs. Topics covered include property, liability, workers compensation, vehicle and other commercial insurance products. Speaker: Marc Slafsky, vice president/insurance broker, Salem Five Insurance Services. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.

After Hours/Ribbon Cutting, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 70 Herrick St., Beverly. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and LiShay Hair Design hold an after-hours event with networking, food, prizes and drinks, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new hair salon. RSVP to rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Thursday, April 17

Getting Your Financial Act Together, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, Salem. Financial planning boot camp will cover the six main items that one needs to understand and review key questions to help figure out the finances of one’s business. Topics include investment strategies, how much insurance one needs, setting up financial filing systems and who to turn to for help. Come with questions and leave with a plan and checklist to get on track. Speaker: Dave Caruso, founding chair and managing director, Coastal Capital Group. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.

Employment Workshop, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. Employment workshop features Mo Levasseur of Profile Research on background checks. $25/Chamber members, $50/nonmembers. Details and registration at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Wednesday, April 23

Celebrate Salem Award Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce presents its 92nd annual Celebrate Salem Award Dinner. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and award presentation. Tickets cost $100 per person and include an open-bar reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, dinner in the Atrium and the awards reception. Details and tickets at www.salem-chamber.org.

Friday, April 25

North Shore Business Forum: Internships, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Forum features a discussion about internships by Amy Ruiter of Montserrat College of Art. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, April 29

Coffee Connection, 8 to 9 a.m., Sterling Center, 254 Essex St., Beverly. Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Beverly YMCA hold a coffee connection event with a light breakfast, raffle, chamber member incentives and door prize. RSVP to rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Negotiate Better, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, W., Salem. Program draws from Steven P. Cohen’s book “The Practical Negotiator” and focuses on issues people face daily and how to negotiate to reach the most rewarding solutions. Speaker: Steven Cohen, president, The Negotiation Skills Company. Free. www.enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, April 30

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Landry Home Decorating, 53 Lowell St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Landry Home Decorating host an after-hours event with informal networking in a relaxed setting. Free/PACC members, $10 nonmembers. events@peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, May 1

Legislative Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., Misselwood, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Breakfast features a full breakfast with a presentation by local and state elected officials on local business-related topics. $35/chamber members, $50/nonmembers. RSVP to rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Social Entrepreneurship: How to Do Well AND Do Good, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. Entrepreneurs who are running companies primarily motivated by the greater good will speak about what they are doing, why they chose to become “social entrepreneurs” and offer insights for others interested in this growing trend. Speakers: Carter Crockett, director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Gordon College; Nathaniel Mulcahy, founder and director, WorldStove. Presented by the Enterprise Center. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Tuesday, May 6

How to Get Your Business in the Paper, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. Karen Andreas, regional publisher of the North of Boston Media Group, will share insights and tips on how to write effective press releases, pitch stories to reporters and editors, and market and advertise one’s business. Presented by the Enterprise Center. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, May 7

Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 to 9 a.m., The Essex Room, 127 Main St., Essex. North Shore Chamber of Commerce program features a panel of state senators discussing the impact of the state budget and other issues affecting business. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $37/Chamber members, $55/nonmembers. Details and registration at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Wine Tasting, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Henry’s Wine Cellar, 588 Cabot St., Beverly. Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Henry’s Wine Cellar present a wine-tasting event with food and prizes. RSVP to rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Thursday, May 8

Marketing to Millennials, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. Composed of 80 million Americans, millennials can be picky, opinionated and vocal, but they are ideal customers who are approaching their peak earning and spending years. Workshop explores these complex consumers, their attitudes, their behaviors and how they can best be engaged to profit one’s business. Speaker: Paul Costello, president, Agency 180. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Tuesday, May 13

Telephones: The “New” Business Sales Tool, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop includes telemarketing tips/tricks and other options to use one’s phone successfully. Understand the value of using the telephone to reach out to current customers and prospects. Learn how and why other companies are successfully using this “business” channel, then take the time to develop one’s own company’s unique telephone outreach campaign. Speakers: Denise Clancey, president, Teledirect Partners; Joanne Wills, owner, Calling Works. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, May 15

Business Showcase, 5 to 8 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual Business Showcase features networking, prizes, complimentary food, cash bar, professional speakers, entertainment and more. RSVP to rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Friday, May 16

Special Leadership Breakfast, 7:45 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Special Leadership Breakfast features gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Martha Coakley. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Wednesday, June 11

Special Leadership Breakfast, 7:45 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Special Leadership Breakfast features Massachusetts state Treasurer Steve Grossman. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.