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April 16, 2014

Business calendar


The Salem News

---- — Wednesday, April 16

Chamber Breakfast with Charlie Baker, 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

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.

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 you need to understand and will review key questions to help figure out the finances for your business. Topics include investment strategies, how much insurance one needs, setting up financial filing systems and whom 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.

Mohegan Sun Vendor Forum, noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Boston Marriott Peabody, 8A Centennial Drive, Peabody. Learn about local business and supplier opportunities with the proposed Mohegan Sun resort casino in Revere. Hear from current vendors and network with members of the Mohegan Sun team. Two sessions: noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP to 617-710-3368, or www.visitfriendofmohegansun.com/events.

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

Connecting Companies to Capital: How Groupize Raised Angel Funding, 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Technology Council breakfast event. Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, founder of Beverly-based travel company Groupize, will share lessons learned while he navigated a path to raising startup capital. Networking and continental breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by program at 7:45 a.m. $25/NSTC members, $50/nonmembers. Details and registration at www.nstc.org.

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.

Annual Law Day Lecture, 7:30 to 9 a.m., North Shore Community College, 1 Ferncroft Road, Math and Sciences Building lecture hall, DS119, Danvers. This year’s Law Day lecture theme is “Why Every Vote Matters: American Democracy and the Rule of Law.” Guest speakers Dr. Keith Bentele and Dr. Erin O’Brien, both professors at UMass Boston, present a lecture from their research work and article titled “Jim Crow 2.0? Why States Consider and Adopt Restrictive Voter Access Policies.” Continental breakfast served at 7:30 a.m., followed by the lecture at 8 a.m. Free; open to the public. Seating is limited; registration required at 978-762-4000, ext. 5481, or srochon@northshore.edu.

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

Simplifying Your Life: Time Management Tips and Tools, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn how to improve concentration, increase efficiency, schedule appropriately and multi-task effectively to get out of the time trap. Speaker: Scott Simons, owner, C.S. Simonds Consulting. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

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. Event begins with cocktails, networking and special guest speaker Steve DiFillippo, owner of Davio’s in Lynnfield and author of “It’s All About the Guest.” A showcase of up to 50 vendors will follow DiFillioppo’s talk and a short presentation by Bill Hanney. The showcase is free and open to the public. 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.

Tuesday, May 20

Business Legal Issues, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Ensure the smooth flow of business by choosing the appropriate legal structure, obtaining permits and licenses, and protecting business assets. Although formal legal advice cannot be offered, this workshop will provide guidelines for a new venture. Speakers: Jennifer Hoenig, senior associate, West Hill Technology Counsel; Megan Taylor, of counsel, West Hill Technology Counsel. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, May 22

For Veterans and Employers: What Employers Want, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Employers are looking to find qualified people to hire, and if they can find veterans to fill their jobs, that’s a win-win. But veterans need to understand how to “package” their skills so employers can understand them, and employers need to find the best ways to identify and connect with veterans. Roundtable discussion by employers to talk about what they are doing to find vets, what works, what doesn’t and what veterans need to do to translate their military skills to civilian skills so they can be hired. Speakers: Christopher George, vice president of manufacturing, Axcelis Technologies; Ivelisse Gonzales, vice president of talent acquisition, Eastern Bank; Frank LeBlanc, vice president of human resources, Abiomed, Inc.; and Mary Sarris, executive director, North Shore Workforce Investment Board. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, May 29

The Power of Positivity, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. New research shows that work environments filled with positive elements like optimism and gratitude aren’t simply “nicer” places to work, they produce higher levels of success with customers, suppliers, partners, employees and even higher profitability. Workshop will look at demonstrated, research-based techniques for harnessing the power of positivity to help people and their co-workers be more successful. Speaker: Karen Barth, managing director, Positive Pathways Consulting. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

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.