, Salem, MA


January 16, 2013

Business calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 16

NSCC Career Information Night, 6:30 p.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Details about high-tech and green job training, health and wellness careers, and licensing and trade certification programs. Free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their résumés and have them reviewed for fee. Veterans welcome and invited to speak with a representative from NSCC’s Veterans Services about their eligibility for educational funding. 978-236-1200.

Thursday, Jan. 17

How to Get a Business Loan, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Come listen to banking and loan officials discuss what a bank loan entails, how much to ask for, what banks are looking for, required documentation, the difference between a bank loan and an SBA loan, and other sources of non-bank financing. Also, experts will describe to whom they lend money and how. Speakers: Charles Smith, vice president, Small Business Administration specialist, Eastern Bank, and Jose Luis Rojas Villarreal, senior loan officer, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation. Free. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development. Register at

Pizza & Internet Advice, noon to 2 p.m., Beverly Chamber of Commerce office, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K. Pizza from chamber member Anthony’s and advice from Leighton O’Connor of Free. Attendees are welcome to ask anything about search engine optimization, social media techniques, Google Adword campaigns, YouTube marketing, website development, mobile websites and one’s future (palm reading fee applied). Nonmembers are also welcome. Reserve a spot at or 978-232-9559.

Six-Minute Speed Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Finz Seafood & Grill, 76 Wharf St., Salem. Presented by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Each attendee will network and individually meet a participant, one-on-one, for six minutes, then move on to another mini-meeting; participants will meet up to 30 people. Participants can explain their business, discuss professional needs, exchange business cards and gain referrals. $25/chamber members, $50/nonmembers. All attendees must register online or at 978-774-8565. Attendance limited to first 40 registrations.

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