Wednesday, March 6
Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Hamilton Group, 900 Cummings Center, No. 201u, Beverly. Offers members and prospective members alike the chance to meet colleagues representing products and services in an engaging, unique atmosphere. Register at www.peabodychamber.com or 978-531-0384.
Thursday, March 7
Your Website: Is It Up to Speed?, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. It’s critical to make sure a business’s website is completely ready before advertising and business cards are handed out. Think about how the site’s content is organized, how it supports the business’s brand image and whether it works with other digital assets, like email and social media, to engage the audience. Speaker: Mike Flint, owner and principal of Metropolis Creative. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Essex Park Rehabilitation After Hours, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Essex Park, 265 Essex St., Beverly. The Beverly Chamber of Commerce will host. Food, drinks and door prize. www.healthbridgemanagement.com/essex-park.
VIP After Hours at Salem Film Fest, 5 to 7 p.m., Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square. Join the Salem Chamber of Commerce for the sixth annual reception, followed by opening-night film “The Ghost Army” at the PEM ($10). This year’s festival features 32 documentaries. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or email@example.com. www.salemfilmfest.com.
Friday, March 8
North Shore Business Forum, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Sallie Felton of Hamilton’s Sallie Felton Life Coaching will speak about her book “If I’m So Smart, Why Can’t I Get Rid of This Clutter?” $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, March 12
Online Advertising: Tools, techniques and tips, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Workshop will discuss the differences between paid and unpaid ads, how to choose the channel that will work for one’s business, and how to coordinate different channels. Speaker: Evan Saunders, co-founder and chief executive officer of Attract China. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.