Wednesday, Nov. 28
2012 Annual Dinner Meeting, 5 to 8 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s dinner includes executive networking and cocktail reception with chamber members and guests, keynote address, and a presentation of the second annual North Shore Distinguished Leadership Awards to Carlton Berry, C.P. Berry Homes; retiring Sen. Fred Berry; philanthropists Henry and Donna Bertolon; Tim Collins, EBSCO Publishing; Robert Lappin, Shetland Park; Joanne Patton, Green Meadows Farm; and Dr. Richard Wylie, Endicott College. 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. Joan Lovely, state senator-elect, 2nd Essex District, will speak. Meet with leaders, network with peers and other representatives. Tickets cost $60/person; advance purchase required at 978-531-0384. http://business.peabodychamber.com/events/details/81st-annual-dinner-ankeles-award-ceremony-1258.
Thursday, Nov. 29
128 Venture North Breakfast: Deal Syndication, Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Early stage companies often require more funding than any single angel group can supply; learn how to understand this, how to get multiple investors on the same deal and the issues to watch out for. Presented by 128 Innovation Capital Group and North Shore Technology Council. Speakers: Ben Littauer of Boston Harbor Angels, Henry Kay of Launchpad Ventures and Todd Zion of SmartCells Inc. Registration, breakfast buffet and informal networking, 7:30 to 8 a.m.; introduction by attendees, 8 to 9 a.m.; presentation by speakers, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; question-and-answer session and informal networking, 9:45 to 10 a.m. Printed roster of meeting attendees available. Tickets range $25 to $35. http://dealsyndication112912.eventbrite.com/#.
Friday, Nov. 30
North Shore Business Forum Networking, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Bring business cards and join dozens of North Shore professionals for a networking meeting. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.