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/#.