North Shore Business Forum: Time Banks and Your Business, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Nancy Goodman of Cape Ann Time Bank will speak about time banks. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Café, 281 Essex St., Salem. Join the Salem Chamber of Commerce at Life Alive for morning networking. Bring business cards and elevator pitch; attendees will have an opportunity to address the crowd. Free for chamber members, $20 nonmembers. Details and reservations at 978-744-0004 or email@example.com.
How to Hire - nd Keep - The Right People, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. The process of attracting the right talent, training and then retaining them can be daunting and time-consuming. The workshop answers basic questions: When is the right time to hire? What can you offer? Where do you look, and how much help do you need? It will also address how to introduce new staff members to the culture of one’s company and how to “train to retain” exceptional new talent. Speaker: Ezra Holland, owner, The Holland Group. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
North Shore Technology Council: STEM Garden Institute, 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Learn about the STEM Garden Institute, a nonprofit program that promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills through hydroponic gardening. Speakers: STEM Garden Institute co-founders Janet and Gerry Lorden; Dr. Michael Barnett, Lynch School of Education at Boston College. 7 a.m., networking and continental breakfast; 8:15 a.m. program begins. $25 NSTC members, $50 nonmembers. Register at www.nstc.org.
Ribbon cutting: Wicked Art Bar, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 95 Rantoul St., Beverly. Mayor Scanlon and the Beverly Chamber of Commerce will welcome Renee Gagnon and her new business, Wicked Art Bar, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, food, drinks and art. Event includes networking and a door prize. Reserve a spot at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-232-9559. Visit www.beverlychamber.com for details.