Thursday, Nov. 1
Financing Your Business: Do You Qualify, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how a lender looks at a loan request; credit quality, cash flow and collateral are key. Presentation will focus on preparing an existing business or startup venture for financing. Sources of capital, including SBA guaranteed bank loans, will be discussed. Speaker: Paul Shaughnessy of Lincoln Consulting Group Inc. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Beverly Bootstraps Ribbon Cutting, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Bootstraps Thrift Shop, 198 Rantoul St., Beverly. Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Bill Scanlon celebrate rebranding of the Bootstraps thrift store. Appetizers and drinks served. Free/members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at email@example.com. www.beverlychamber.com.
New Member Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Red LuLu Cocina & Tequila Bar, 94 Lafayette St., Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce will host. Meet chamber staff, board of directors, new chamber members and more. www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Friday, Nov. 2
North Shore Business Forum: “Clean up your email and desktop,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Nancy Black of Beverly’s Organization Plus will discuss how to de-clutter and streamline one’s desktop and email. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Grand Reopening Ceremony, 10 a.m., Insideout Health & Wellness, 162 Main St., Wenham. Ribbon-cutting ceremony with Wenham Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Molly Martins and Vice Chairman Patrick Wilson.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
Executive Breakfast Forum: “The Future of Gambling in Massachusetts,” 7:15 a.m., Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel, 1 Audubon Road, Wakefield. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Breakfast Forum features a talk by Stephen Crosby, Massachusetts Gaming Commission chairman. The owners of Suffolk Downs have unveiled their design for a $1 billion resort casino at the 77-year-old racetrack, and have submitted their application for approval. Crosby has 45 years of experience in policymaking, entrepreneurship, nonprofits and academics. www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_register_breakfast.html or 978-774-8565.
Baby Boomer Transition Series Part II: Seven Steps for Creating a Successful Transition Plan, 7 to 9 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Attendees can explore 10 aspects of living in the near future, then brainstorm and select the most satisfying choices to help create their own personal strategic plan for living a dynamic and purposeful new life. Speakers: Jack Beauregard of Successful Transition Planning Institute and Paul Cronin of Business Development for STPI. $40 for all three workshops, $15 for one. enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Nov. 8
Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 27 Congress St., Suite 414, Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection event at Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, P.C. Make new business connections and catch up with old ones. Bring elevator pitch. Free/chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clues to Success: Reading People and Sizing Up Situations, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how emotions figure into customer and employee satisfaction, motivation, transformational leadership, and more, and how to use one’s “emotional intelligence” to identify, assess and manage people and environments. Speaker: Gavriel Meirovich, associate professor of management at Salem State University. Free. enterprisectr.org.
“Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) — The Keys to the North Shore’s Economic Future,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., North Shore Community College, Health Professionals and Student Services Building, room 106, 1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. North Shore Technology Council will set plans for its STEM outreach and hear a presentation from Joyce Plotkin, president emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and chairwoman and CEO of Digits. Plotkin will speak about how investment in K-12 STEM education will keep the economy competitive and provide good jobs for future generations. Register at www.nstc.org. Free. email@example.com.
Friday, Nov. 9
North Shore Business Forum: “Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Barbara Anthony, Massachusetts undersecretary of consumer affairs, will speak. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Saturday, Nov. 10
“Fact or Fiction: Estate Planning Demystified,” 10 a.m. to noon, Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K, Beverly. Learn how advance planning can help protect assets for the future. Attorney Julie Low will explain estate-planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, living trusts, health care proxies, and Durable Power of Attorney. Free, but registration required at www.lawofficeofjulielow.com or 978-922-8800.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Creative Economy Association of the North Shore, Breakfast Meeting, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Matthew Wilson, director of MASSCreative, will discuss plans to bring more resources and attention to the creative community and arts education in Massachusetts. Jay Finney, deputy director for marketing communications and new media at Peabody Essex Museum, will provide a brief overview of the museum’s multimillion-dollar expansion. Paula Richter, curator for exhibitions and research at PEM, will offer a brief overview of the exhibit “Hats: An Anthology” by Stephen Jones. Free. Registration required by contacting Elizabeth Gianino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-921-4242, ext. 1121.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Million Dollar Women Symposium, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem. Eighth annual event features a panel of women who have worked their way up through the ranks to become leaders of their companies. Featured speakers: Karen Andreas of The Salem News, Karen Bressler of AGAR Supply Co., Julie Livingston of Marblehead Bank, Linda Moulton of Ceralta Technologies, Mary Puma of Axcelis and Carole Wedge of Shepley Bulfinch. $50 admission includes full breakfast. Reserve a spot at http://milliondollarwomen111412.eventbrite.com/#. http://enterprisectr.org/events/2012-million-dollar-women-symposium/.
Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women, Dinner Meeting, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn, Route 1 north, Peabody. Kathryne Beckwith will present a workers’ compensation seminar; two CEUs available. Anyone working in an insurance-related occupation in Massachusetts is invited to join MAIW or attend the meeting. 978-546-3601 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 15
“HR Issues You Need To Know About,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Get up-to-date on existing, new and pending state and federal laws that, if ignored, can have serious repercussions. Workshop will deal with how laws and regulations apply to real-world situations, like hiring, firing, medical leaves and more. Speaker: Lori Harrigan, managing principal at Human Resource Solutions. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Friday, Nov. 16
North Shore Business Forum: “Food for Thought,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Dr. Tim O’Leary of Peabody Family Chiropractic will speak on improving and maintaining one’s brain through nutritional choices. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
North Shore Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 5 Cherry Hill St., Suite 100, Danvers. Attendees will have an opportunity to market their firm, give a two-minute commercial, hand out business cards and promotional materials, and gain referrals, leads and more. Limited to first 30 attendees. $25/ticket. Members only. 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_register_leads.html.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Focus on Nonprofits: Recruit, Retain and Engage a Great Board of Directors, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Look at board functions and structure, group dynamics, best practices and more to help recruit and retain members, and manage an engaged and active nonprofit board. Speaker: Theresa Hamacher, Executive Service Corps. Free. enterprisectr.org.
2012 Annual Dinner Meeting, 5 to 8 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner includes executive networking with chamber members and guests and a presentation of the second annual North Shore Distinguished Leadership Awards. www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Spinelli’s Function Facility, 10 Newbury St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual event for chamber members, elected and appointed officials, community leaders, and strategic partners. The Ankeles Community Service Award will be awarded to Tom Gould, owner of Treadwell’s Ice Cream. Meet with leaders, network with peers and other representatives. http://business.peabodychamber.com/events/details/81st-annual-dinner-ankeles-award-ceremony-1258.
Friday, Nov. 30
North Shore Business Forum Networking, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. . $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.