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December 4, 2013

Business calendar


The Salem News

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Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., Peabody Marriott Hotel, 8A Centennial Drive, Peabody. North Shore Chamber of Commerce forum features William H. Guenther, chief executive officer and founder of Mass Insight Education, presenting “Making College Success a North Shore Community Commitment,” and state Rep. John Keenan on “Salem High’s AP Success.” Breakfast and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $35 chamber members, $55 nonmembers. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Holiday Member Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., DeScenza Diamonds, Route 114 West, Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce members are invited to the chamber’s Holiday Member Reception for networking, cocktails, appetizers, door prizes, and discounts and offers from businesses. Free; members only. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Contact Roberta at 617-755-6331 or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org for more information.

The Business of Digital Games, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Join game industry veteran Tom Dusenberry, president and founder of Dusenberry Entertainment, for a presentation on the current digital games and the emerging field of gamification; using digital game thinking and logistics in other industries. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Private Home Health Care After Hours, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 225 Main St., Suite 12, Wenham. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Private Home Health Care will hold an after-hours networking event with food, drinks, door prizes and more. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

North Shore Chamber Holiday Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., ArcWorks, 22 Foster St., Peabody. Network and meet with other professionals. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and music. Free admission for all members. Support the Arc Holiday Fund with a voluntary $10 cash or gift donation at the door. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Friday, Dec. 6

North Shore Business Forum, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Attorney Beth Brennan O’Donnell of Peabody will speak about small-business legal concerns. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Pricing Your Products and Services, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn about pricing concepts, the role of pricing in a company’s strategy, and an easy four-step process to determine pricing for one’s services or products on the basis of costs, customer goals, trends and competition. Speaker: Paul Shaughnessy, Lincoln Consulting Group Inc. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Networking Before Nine, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burton’s Grill, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Leads referral group. Bring two business cards. One-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged before you leave, and members receive participant list for follow-up. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members, call 978-531-0384 or visit www.peabodychamber.com.

Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party, 5 to 8 p.m., Beverly Depot Restaurant, 10 Park St., Beverly. Party features food, entertainment, music and a cash bar. Member admission is a $10 donation to benefit Beverly’s River House. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

Thursday, Dec. 12

BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. backtalktoastmasters@gmail.com.

Friday, Dec. 13

North Shore Business Forum, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. David Bateman and Julia Tiernan will speak about small-business accounting issues. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

North Shore Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce office, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. Group is composed of professionals who are focused on being a marketing force for each other. Members will become familiar with the other members’ businesses. $25 chamber member. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

A.Y.N. Wellness Ribbon Cutting, noon, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 335A, Beverly. Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce celebrates AYN Wellness’ new location at the Cummings Center. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Contact Roberta at 617-755-6331 or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org for more information.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Conquering LinkedIn: A Hands-On Workshop, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology will host a Supervisors’ Connection called “Conquering LinkedIn: A Hands-On Workshop.” Workshop reviews both personal and company LinkedIn profiles, demonstrates how to edit and provides tips for best practices to highlight online visibility. Nancy Wolff Leary will facilitate the discussion. $39 admission includes continental breakfast. Registration and details at 978-236-1200 or sryan@northshore.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Cummings Center Coffee Connection, 8 a.m., 100 Cummings Center, Suite 221E, Beverly. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce will host a coffee connection networking event for chamber members and Cummings businesses. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Diamond Prepared Foods, Newhall Plaza, 139 Lynnfield St., Peabody. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Leads event at Diamond Prepared Foods. Sample the menu specialties and meet fellow chamber members. Come prepared with a 60-second elevator pitch. $17 PACC members, $30 nonmembers. Advance reservations required at www.peabodychamber.com.