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August 22, 2012

Business calendar


The Salem News

---- — Wednesday, Aug. 22

Career Information Night, 6:30 p.m., North Shore Community College’s Division of Corporate and Community Education, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Free career information night. Bring résumé and have it reviewed at no charge. Veterans are encouraged to attend and speak with a representative from NSCC’s Veterans Services about educational funding under the post 9/11 GI Bill. 978-236-1200.

Thursday, Aug. 23

Lunch &

Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Sugar Cane Restaurant, 106 Main St., Peabody. Enjoy a meal with fellow business professionals, share introduction with attendees, and learn about the Peabody House, affordable apartments for elderly and disabled. $17/Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce members, $30/nonmembers. Advance registration required at www.peabodychamber.com.

Beverly Networking, Acapulcos Mexican Family Restaurant, 900 Cummings Center, Beverly. 6 to 6:30 p.m., open networking; 6:30 to 6:45 p.m., meeting called to order and introductions; 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., open discussions on topics of interest to members; 7:45 to 8 p.m., more networking. $5 fee includes refreshments. www.meetup.com/Beverly-Networking/.

Friday, Aug. 24

North Shore Business Forum: Useful Business Phone Apps, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Attendees can share their favorite Apple and Android apps, then work together to create a list of the best apps for business use. Attendees without smartphones may still be interested in attending. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Coffee Time Bake Shop, 96 Bridge St., Salem. The Salem Chamber of Commerce and Coffee Time Bake Shop will host a coffee connection with networking opportunities. Attendees should be prepared to give their elevator speech. Free/Salem Chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org.

Business After Hours, 4 to 7 p.m., Leather City Common pavilion, 53 Lowell St., Peabody. Network and visit the weekly farmers market. Bring business cards to share and meet up with other business professionals. $10 for nonmembers of the PACC. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, Aug. 30

After Hours at Brightview, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Brightview of Danvers, 50 Endicott St., Danvers. Includes networking, food, drinks, and an opportunity to learn about Brightview assisted- and independent-living facility. Free/members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at info@beverlychamber.com. www.beverlychamber.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Breakfast Forum with Congressman John Tierney, 7:15 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Sponsored by North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Networking begins 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.

Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce: Leads Referral Group, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burtons Grill, Northshore Mall, Peabody. Attendees have an opportunity to present a one-minute commercial to introduce themselves and their businesses to the community. Speaker: Robin O’Donnell of Keller Williams Realty. Continental breakfast. Limited seating. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Your Business Plan Soup to Nuts, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn an easy approach to developing a business plan to manage all aspects of a businesses, including marketing, finance, operations, personnel and overall strategy. Learn to test feasibility of a new company or a new direction and discover how to use the plan to raise capital. Receive a copy of the SBDC Business Planning Guide. Speaker: Bruce Share, principal, Bruce J. Share & Associates. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

North Shore Technology Council’s 10th anniversary celebration, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Council will celebrate 10 years of supporting and growing north of Boston’s technology business community. Event includes networking, musical entertainment, silent auction to support the new student STEM scholarship initiative and keynote speaker Bernard Gordon. $65/NSTC members and guests. Register at www.nstc.org, or email events@nstc.org.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Focus on Nonprofits: How to Run Better, More Productive Meetings, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Effective facilitation skills help plan and conduct more successful meetings where people communicate well, address the issues and make decisions. Learn techniques that can be used to plan meetings, manage group processes and use problem-solving tools more effectively. Speaker: Jay Carty, consultant, Executive Service Corps. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce: Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Shore Bank, 32 Main St., Peabody. Event offers an opportunity to learn more about the North Shore Bank and to expand networking contacts. Bring business cards and elevator speech. Light refreshments served. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Kick Up Your Customer Service, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn the basics of superior customer service from the author of a gold-medal-winning “how to” book on sales and selling. Speaker: John Chapin, author of “Sales Encyclopedia.” Free. enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, Sept. 20

How to Close the Sale in the New Economy, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn how to separate oneself from the competition and close sales more quickly. Speaker: Marc Wayshak of Mark Wayshak Communications and author of “Game Plan Selling” and “Breaking All Barriers.” Co-sponsored by the Mass. Small Business Development Center. $10/person. enterprisectr.org.

Fall Networking Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Prince Pizzeria, 517 Broadway St., Saugus. North Shore Chamber of Commerce presents a fall networking reception for networking with business leaders. Pizza, appetizers, drinks and a one-hour comedy show included. $15/chamber members, $50/nonmembers. www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

From Employee to Self-Employed, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn what tools are needed to re-create oneself and follow one’s passion to self-employment. Speaker: Sallie Felton, president, Sallie Felton LLC. Free. enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Create Your Own Business Opportunities, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Hear insights and practical advice on how to “get lucky” in business. Speaker: Beth Goldstein, founder and chief executive officer, Marketing Edge Consulting Group. Free. enterprisectr.org.

RUN Program Information Session, 4 to 6 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Ramp Up Now (RUN) is a program for businesses with under $1 million in revenue and currently experiencing expansion. The program helps business owners understand the stages and approaches to managing growth. Program includes seminars, mentor, CEO group of others experiencing similar issues. Free information session to learn about RUN. To attend, register at http://enterprisectr.org/run-353.html.

ECAP Information Session, 4 to 6 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn more about the Enterprise Center Accelerator Program at a free information session. ECAP offers companies of over $1 million in revenue knowledge to manage growth; seminars, mentoring, a CEO group with other CEOs facing similar issues, and personalized Growth Action Plan executed throughout the year. To attend, reserve a spot at http://enterprisectr.org/ecap-352.html. For program details or questions, contact Christine Sullivan at csullivan@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7039.

Friday, Sept. 28

128 Venture North Breakfast: How to Negotiate a Term Sheet, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Hear from experts that have looked at hundreds of term sheets to learn the do’s and don’ts. Presented in partnership with the 128 Innovation Capital Group and sponsored by the North Shore Technology Council. Breakfast buffet, informal networking, presentation, and question-and-answer session. $25/entrepreneurs and management candidates; $35/investors and service providers. Speakers: Paul Pedevillano of VE Advisors; Bill Stone of Outside GC LLC; and Kent Bennett of Bessemer Venture Partners. enterprisectr.org.