Wednesday, March 27
“Fact or Fiction: Estate Planning Demystified,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K. 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. Space is limited; registration required at www.lawofficeofjulielow.com or 978-922-8800.
Thursday, March 28
Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.
Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Jean Louis Pasta Shop, 84 Derby St., Salem. Attendees can make new business connections and present their company’s elevator pitch. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or email@example.com.
#Hashtags are not Just for Twitter: How to Make Your Multimedia Searchable, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how to make multimedia visual content easily searchable. Hashtags — prefacing a word with a # makes it a clickable link and a keyword that search engines can find — aren’t just for Twitter. Use them with photos and videos on Pinterest, Foursquare, Tumblr and Instagram, too. Attendees can learn how to use the newest social media approaches to grow sales and increase visibility. Speaker: Susan Zimmerman, founder of SueB.do and Computer Companion. Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Petrillo’s Restaurant, 6 Foster St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce’s event features a member restaurant and an opportunity to meet and greet fellow chamber members. Attendees should come prepared with a 60-second elevator pitch and information about their businesses. Each registered attendee will receive the participant list with contact names and addresses. $17/PACC members, $30/nonmembers. www.peabodychamber.com.