Business After Hours at North Shore Bank, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Shore Bank, 32 Main St., Peabody. Join the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and North Shore Bank for a Business After Hours event, which includes networking, snacks and drinks, door prizes and more. Free to PACC members, $10 nonmembers. 978-531-0384.
Crowdfunding: A New Way to Finance Your Business, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn more about crowdfunding and why it is popular. Find out if there are hidden pitfalls and if it works for everyone, then hear a firsthand report on the “CinemaSalem Miracle,” a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $68,000 to enable the local theater to convert to a new digital cinema system. Hear about the positives, the negatives and the lessons learned. Speakers: Michael Durwin, interactive creator director & digital media strategist; Paul Van Ness, owner, Cinema Salem. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Sept. 26
North Shore Networking Association meeting, 8 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, Community Room, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. The association’s Salem chapter invites local business people interested in growing their businesses to join a business networking group that meets once a week. Email email@example.com or call 781-223-3235 for more information. www.northshorenetworking.com.
Affordable Care Act seminar, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar, featuring Michael Ward and Darren Ambler from Insight Performance, on the Affordable Care Act for businesses. $25 chamber members, $50 nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
What Small Businesses Need to Know About the New Health Care Law, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn more about the Affordable Care Act and a small business’s options, including how to take advantage of potential tax breaks. Speaker: Jeffrey A. Ursprung, senior vice president, William Gallagher Associates. Free. enterprisectr.org.