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.