Wednesday, July 17
Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Breakfast Forum features a talk by Annie Harris, executive director of the Essex National Heritage Commission. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $35/chamber members, $55/nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Summer Shindig, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm, 38 Felton St., Peabody. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will host its summer networking event featuring a barbecue, classic dance tunes by RJ DeSanctis Entertainment, door prizes, elimination raffle and more. $20/raffle ticket, only 100 tickets sold. $20 admission per person. Purchase tickets by calling the chamber at 978-531-0384.
“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. Registration required at www.lawofficeofjulielow.com or 978-922-8800.
Friday, July 19
North Shore Business Forum: Janice Walker, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Janice Walker of JD Walker Communications will talk about how to get good press. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, July 23
Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. The Salem Chamber of Commerce and The House of the Seven Gables presents a Coffee Connection morning networking event for attendees to make new business contacts and reconnect with old ones. Bring business cards and an elevator pitch, as everyone will have a moment to address the crowd. Coffee and refreshments provided. Free/chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 25
Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Scosso Restaurant & Bar, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce event lets attendees sample the menu of a member restaurant and meet with other chamber members. Attendees should come prepared to share a 60-second elevator pitch and information about their businesses. Each registered attendee will receive the participant list with contact names and addresses. $17/PACC members, $30/nonmembers. Advance reservations required at www.peabodychamber.com.