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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.