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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.