Wednesday, Oct. 10
Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women Dinner Meeting, 6 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Speaker: Katherine Mulligan from the Insurance Fraud Bureau. 978-740-2111 or Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baby Boomer Transition Series Part I: Strategic Thinking About Your Future, 7 to 9 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Explore new opportunities, adventures, challenges and a dynamic lifestyle. It’s time to start thinking about leaving a current job; get mentally and emotionally prepared, figure out transition goals and concerns. Speakers: Jack Beauregard of Successful Transition Planning Institute and Paul Cronin of Business Development for STPI. $40 for all three workshops, $15 for one. enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Lifebridge, 47 Canal St., Salem. Join the Salem Chamber of Commerce. Make new business connections, catch up with old ones and share elevator pitch. Free/chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or email@example.com.
Power Up Your Marketing With Social Media, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Discover how young entrepreneurs are using social media to be successful. Learn the essentials of building and branding online communities on social media sites. Program will highlight local companies that live on the Internet. Speaker: Ari Herzog of Digital AH and Julia Campbell of J Campbell Social Marketing. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Crowd Funding, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Attendees will learn the opportunities, benefits and risks to investors and entrepreneurs of crowd funding, the new way to get a business funded. Speakers: Timothy W. Mungovan, a partner in Proskauer Rose’s Litigation Department, and Ori Solomon, a partner in Proskauer Rose’s Corporate Department. $15/person. Register at enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
Thought Leading Your Way to a Stronger Business, 8 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how to effectively promote a business and oneself to help map a path to becoming a thought leader. Speakers: Beth Goldstein, founder and chief executive officer of Marketing Edge Consulting Group, and Jennifer Powell, founder of Excellent Writer’s Group and former Boston Herald small-business columnist. $59/person. enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Young Entrepreneurs Event: Speed Consulting, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Designed to answer business-related questions by knowledgeable business experts in the area. For $10, get six, 10-minute consultations with expert consultants in six areas of business: legal, accounting, banking, marketing and social media, branding and design, and sales. Free networking and food; cash bar. Reserve a spot in advance at http://speedconsulting111812.eventbrite.com/#. Visit http://enterprisectr.org/events/young-entrepreneurs-of-the-north-shore-speed-consulting/.
Friday, Oct. 19
Writing an Effective Workforce Training Fund Grant Application, 8 to 11 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. NSCC’s Corporate and Community Division will hold a free workshop. Includes continental breakfast. Register at 978-236-1242.
Saturday, Oct. 20
“Fact or Fiction: Estate Planning De-Mystified,” 10 a.m. to noon, Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K. Learn how advance planning can help protect assets for the future. Attorney Julie Low will explain estate-planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, living trusts, health care proxies, and Durable Power of Attorney. Space is limited; registration required at www.lawofficeofjulielow.com or 978-922-8800.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Get More Bang for Your Marketing Buck, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Session will focus on cost-effective ways to boost a business’s sales and build awareness; word-of-mouth, public relations and social media will be discussed. Speaker: Tim Hurley, executive vice president of Matter Communications. $10/person. Register at enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
North Shore Technology Council Breakfast: “Bridging the Gap,” 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Overview of the gaps that hinder technical talent from successfully transitioning into leadership roles. Speakers: Simon Pitts and Steve Klosterman, both of Gordon Engineering Leadership Program at Northeastern University. 7 a.m., networking and continental breakfast; 7:45 a.m., program begins. $25/NSTC members, $50/nonmembers. Register at www.nstc.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Brooksby Village, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will host event for attendees to learn more about the host business and expand network of contacts. Bring business cards and a prepared elevator speech. Light refreshments served. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. 978-531-0384 or pcc@PeabodyChamber.com.
Thursday, Oct. 25
The Business of Writing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Panel features three writers who will talk about their work, how they grew their careers and what opportunities might be available to attendees. Free. Speakers: Shelby Hypes, principal of Scarlet Letters (moderator); Linda Frahm, freelance writer and editor; Tracey Minkin, digital media writer and editor; and Ilene Garber MacDonald, book editor. enterprisectr.org.
“Spooktacular” Event, 5 to 7 p.m., R&L Associates Inc. and The Aries Group, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 219Q, Beverly. Fourth annual multi-chamber event with food, fun, spirits and prizes for best costumes. Free/chamber members, $10/nonmembers. Reserve a spot by Oct. 18 at 978-524-7750.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
October Supervisors’ Connection: Personnel Files — What Belongs and Where it Belongs, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Facilitated discussions led by Gni Grossman, an HR generalist, for attendees to learn what employee documentation employers are required to retain and for how long. Seminar covers best practice checklists and practical guidelines for what to keep and where. $39/person, includes continental breakfast. 978-236-1242 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 1
Financing Your Business: Do You Qualify?, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how a lender looks at a loan request; credit quality, cash flow and collateral are key. Presentation will focus on preparing an existing business or startup venture for financing. Sources of capital, including SBA guaranteed bank loans, will be discussed. Speaker: Paul Shaughnessy of Lincoln Consulting Group Inc. Free. enterprisectr.org.
New Member Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Red LuLu Cocina & Tequila Bar, 94 Lafayette St., Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce will host. Meet chamber staff, Board of Directors, new chamber members and more. www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.