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.
Tuesday, Dec. 4
“A Lego Workshop? You Bet,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Lego Serious Play is an innovative thinking and communication tool that leads to open dialogue and helps teams build better solutions together. Co-sponsored by the Mass. Small Business Development Center. $10/person. Speakers: Donna Denio and Carla Suijkerbuijk of S&D Global Partners. http://legoworkshop120412.eventbrite.com/#.
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Executive Breakfast Forum, Ipswich Country Club, 148 Country Club Way. North Shore Chamber of Commerce forum features a talk by Canadian Consul Patrick Binns. Networking and breakfast at 7:15 a.m.; program from 8 to 9 a.m. $35/chamber members, $55/nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Grand Opening, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Longevity Connection, 152 Sylvan St., Danvers. The Longevity Connection, North Shore Elder Service’s new branch, will host an open house event with tours, talks and informal access to the organization’s senior staff, Longevity liaisons, service and product provider professional affiliates, and more. Open to the public, seniors and caregivers. The Longevity Connection provides seniors, those with disabilities and caregivers with full-service access to comprehensive on-site products and resources and social workers who specialize in assessing geriatric needs, services and local knowledge backed by North Shore Elder Services. 978-539-8254 or longevityconnect.org.
Baby Boomer Transition Series Part III: Seven R’s for Creating a New You for Your New Life, 7 to 9 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn about the seven A’s that keep people from experiencing an expansive and dynamic new life after retirement. Then learn the corresponding seven R’s that can free people from the past, actualize their potential and help develop a new sense of self-worth when no longer working full time. Speakers: Jack Beauregard of Successful Transition Planning Institute and Paul Cronin of Business Development for STPI. $15. enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Authority Marketing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how to build “authority” and make it part of a marketing strategy. Co-Sponsored by the Mass. Small Business Development Center. Speaker: J.T. O’Donnell of Careerealism. Free. http://authoritymarketing120612.eventbrite.com/#.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Business Insurance: What Kind and How Much Do I Need, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how to protect a business and personal assets, and how to select the right plan to manage potential risks and contract needs. Workshop will cover property, liability, workers’ compensation, vehicle and other commercial insurance products. Speaker: Marc Slafsky, vice president and insurance broker, Salem Five New England Heritage Insurance. Free. http://businessinsurance121312.eventbrite.com/#.