Wednesday, Dec. 5
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 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/#.
Friday, Dec. 7
North Shore Business Forum: Law Review for Small Businesses, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Jim Burke of Peabody speaks about how a small business can protect itself. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Business Counseling, Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, conference room, 24 Main St., Suite 28, Peabody. Free and confidential counseling to help attendees raise capital and start or grow a business in Massachusetts. Appointments scheduled on first-come, first-serve basis between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 978-531-0384.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Holiday Member Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce members are invited for appetizers, beer, wine and networking. Also, visit ArcWorks’ current art exhibit. Food provided by Chick-fil-A. Free; open to PACC members only. Register at 978-531-0384.
“Meet-Mingle & Jingle” Holiday Networking, 6 to 8 p.m., Tupper Manor, Wylie Inn and Conference Center, Endicott College, 295 Hale St., Beverly. North Shore Technology Council’s annual event. Meet and reconnect with people. Geared toward executives, business professionals, business owners and business development people. Cash bar and light fare available. Free/NSTC members, $25/nonmembers. Register at http://nstc.org/upcoming-events/.
“Fact or Fiction: Estate Planning Demystified,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 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. Geriatric Care manager Eileen Berman will also highlight local resources available to elders. Space is limited; registration required at www.lawofficeofjulielow.com or 978-922-8800.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Hank Phillippi Ryan at North Shore Women in Business, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 7 a.m. check-in, Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Television investigative reporter discusses her new mystery novel, “The Other Woman.” $26 for members and $39 for nonmembers. RSVP to Info@NSWIB.org.
Salem Chamber Annual Holiday Breakfast at the Hawthorne Hotel, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 18 Washington Square West, Salem. In the ballroom, open to members and nonmembers. Mayor Kim Driscoll, state Rep. John Keenan, city councilors and Santa Claus have been invited. Breakfast buffet and networking with more than 150 local businesspeople. Tickets $25 for members/$35 for nonmembers. RSVP at 978-744-0004 or email@example.com.
“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/#.
Holiday Networking Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Acapulcos, 900 Cummings Center, 101T, Beverly. Hosted by North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Network with business leaders and enjoy appetizers, drinks and music. $15/chamber members, $50/potential members. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
BackTalk Toastmasters Club, 7 to 9 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, music room on second floor, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. In a supportive environment, learn how to become a desired speaker and leader, and how to communicate with confidence. 978-587-3874 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Friday, Dec. 14
North Shore Business Forum: Tax Review, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Certified public accountants David Bateman of Marblehead, Julia Tiernan of Peabody, Lark Bolduc of Danvers and Herb Harris of Peabody’s Padgett Business Services in a expert accounting panel to answer questions regarding taxes. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Friday, Jan. 4
North Shore Business Forum: Kickoff Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. $20 admission. Reservations must be made prior to Dec. 16 at 978-777-6127. www.nsbforum.org.