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October 30, 2013

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Social Media Do’s and Don’ts, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Charlene St. Jean of Beverly’s Purple Diamond will speak at the North Shore Business Forum on social media. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m.,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color Ipswich Country Club, 148 Country Club Way, Ipswich. The North Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Breakfast Forum will feature a talk by Congressman John Tierney. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $35 chamber members, $55 nonmembers. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Million Dollar Women Symposium, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, Salem. Ninth annual event features a panel of women who have created and are leading their own companies. Keynote speaker: Margaret McKenna, president emeritus of Lesley University, former president of the Walmart Foundation. Panelists: Fuchsia McInerney, chief executive officer, Pearse Street Inc.; Gayle Piraino, founder and president, GAP Promotions; Joan Brooks, cofounder and chief operating officer, Garbrook Knowledge Resources; and Sue B. Zimmerman, owner and founder, Sue.B.Do and Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprises. Tickets cost $35. Admission includes full breakfast. Reserve a spot at http://milliondollarwomen110613.eventbrite.com. www.enterprisectr.org, 978-542-7523.

Dinner & Ankeles Award Ceremony, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color Spinelli’s Function Facility, Route 1 South, Lynnfield. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 82nd annual dinner featuring Hank Phillippi Ryan as keynote speaker. The annual dinner honors the recipient of the Ankeles Award and includes speeches, professional networking, and an introduction of the new members of the board of directors. Cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m.; dinner, installation, and awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. All tickets must have been purchased 72 hours prior to the event. www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. The Toastmasters Club of Beverly will meet. Contact Roberta at 617-755-6331, or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org for more information.

Fundraising for Nonprofits, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop covers the basic skills, training and experience needed to be an effective fundraiser; the realistic job description and budget; how to measure effectiveness; communications; and relationships with the chief executive officer, chief financial officer and development committees. Speaker: Jack Good, vice president, community relations manager, People’s United Bank. Free. Details and registration at http://fundingfornonprofits110713.eventbrite.com.

Friday, Nov. 8

128 Venture North Breakfast: What Kind of Funding is Best for Your Company, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. The process of raising outside funding for one’s company differs, depending on the funding source. Friends and family want one thing, banks, angel investors, venture capitalists want another, and there are still other alternative funding sources to be considered. Learn what options are available, what outside investors look for, and the right approach. Event includes breakfast, informal networking, introduction by attendees, presentation, and question-and-answer session. A printed roster of the meeting’s attendees will be available at the close of the meeting. Ticket range $25 to $35. http://128venturenorthfunding110813.eventbrite.com.

2014 Goal Setting, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Bob Hayes of Payroll Northeast will speak at the North Shore Business Forum on goal setting. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Cash Flow Your Way to Break Even, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText ColorThe workshop and its simple but realistic class exercise will help attendees understand cash flow, assess when capital is needed, and how to position one’s business for bank financing. Speaker: Paul Shaugnessy, Lincoln Consulting Group, Inc. Free. http://cashflowtobreakeven111213.eventbrite.com.

Six-Minute Speed Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, Lighthouse Point Room, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Cocktail reception at 5 p.m., followed by North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s 6-Minute Speed Networking program when attendees will network and individually meet up to 40 new business contacts. Event includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks and music. $30 chamber members, $55 nonmembers. Space is limited. Pre-registration required at 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_register_6minute.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Networking Before Nine, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burton’s Grill, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Leads referral group. Bring two business cards. One-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged before you leave, and members receive participant list for follow-up. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members, call 978-531-0384 or visit www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Websites for Mobile Devices, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. More people access the Web through mobile devices than by desktop computers, and a business designing or updating a website should think about putting mobile first. The workshop looks at what’s involved in designing a mobile site before a PC site, and also covers how to go mobile if a business already has a website. Speaker: Sean Cunningham, creative director, Digital Bungalow. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Torigian Family YMCA, 259 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce networking, refreshments and door prizes. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members. 978-531-0384, www.peabodychamber.com.

BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. backtalktoastmasters@gmail.com.

Friday, Nov. 15

Customer Appreciation, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Erin Calvo-Bacci of The Chocolate Truffle in Reading will speak at the North Shore Business Forum on customer appreciation. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

North Shore Business Leads & Referral Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce office, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s North Shore Business Leads Group will meet. Networking environment for professionals to build relationships with other professionals. $25 Chamber members. Space is limited. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Annual Dinner Meeting and Awards, 5 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce 95th annual dinner meeting and the third annual North Shore Distinguished Leader Awards. Networking begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. Award recipients are Dr. Wayne Burton, North Shore Community College; Bill Cummings, Cummings Properties; Jack Good, People’s United Bank and several North Shore nonprofits; Jerry McCarthy, Northeast Arc; Jacob Segal, Ronan Segal & Harrington; and Patricia Zaido, The Salem Partnership. Tickets cost $150 each. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

After Hours Networking Event, 5 to 7 p.m., Finz Seafood & Grill 76 Wharf St., Salem. Join the Salem Chamber of Commerce at for after-hours networking. Free for Salem Chamber of Commerce members, $20 for nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org.

The Business of Music in 2014, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn what lawyers, record producers, professional managers, and booking agents do; how to get noticed in the digital age; new platforms and paradigms; the truth behind making money by selling one’s music and artistry; the do’s and don’ts; and more. Panel features Patti Jones, principal, Law Offices of Patti Jones; Jackie Indrisano, venue manager, talent buyer, The Red Room; Mark Kates, founder, Fenway Recordings. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m.,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. The Toastmasters Club of Beverly will meet. Contact Roberta at 617-755-6331, or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org for more information.

BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. backtalktoastmasters@gmail.com.

Friday, Nov. 22

Selecting Wines for the Holidays, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Donna Martin of Mill River Wines will speak at the North Shore Business Forum on how to select wines for the holidays. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Legal Issues with Websites and Social Media, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn simple steps to reduce legal risk and protect online presence. Workshop will also address how to preserve (and enhance) the value of one’s website as part of a business exit strategy. Speaker: Louise Leduc Kennedy, president, West Hill Technology Counsel. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Holiday Member Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., DeScenza Diamonds, Route 114 West, Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce members are invited to the chamber’s Holiday Member Reception for networking, cocktails, appetizers, door prizes, and discounts and offers from businesses. Free; members only. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. The Toastmasters Club of Beverly will meet. Contact Roberta at 617-755-6331, or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org for more information.

The Business of Digital Games, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Join game industry veteran Tom Dusenberry, president and founder of Dusenberry Entertainment, for a presentation on the current digital games and the emerging field of gamification; using digital game thinking and logistics in other industries. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Pricing Your Products and Services, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn about pricing concepts, the role of pricing in a company’s strategy, and an easy four-step process to determine pricing for services or products on the basis of costs, customer goals, trends and competition. Speaker: Paul Shaughnessy, Lincoln Consulting Group, Inc. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, Dec. 12

BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. backtalktoastmasters@gmail.com.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. The Toastmasters Club of Beverly will meet. Contact Roberta at 617-755-6331, or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org for more information.