, Salem, MA


March 13, 2013

Business calendar


Friday, March 15

North Shore Business Forum, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Larry Stybel of Boston’s Stybel Peabody will speak on business exit strategies. The $11 admission fee include a continental breakfast, and pre-registration is not required.

Tuesday, March 19

Northeast Harvest Agricultural Conference, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Topsfield Fairgrounds, Coolidge Hall. Northeast Harvest Buy Local will host, with sessions titled “New FDA Regulations,” “Backyard Poultry,” “Farmers’ Markets” and “Farm to Table Cooking,” plus an opportunity to earn two Spray Credits. The topics on the new fruit fly and the stink bug will be discussed for earned credits. $20/preregistration, $25/day of. Coffee and lunch provided. Register at 978-887-5000 or

Thursday, March 21

Internet Marketing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Proven online strategies can help launch a company’s Web presence, email newsletters or blog, and help sell goods and services online. Learn how to track marketing and sales progress through Web analytics. Workshop will touch on natural and paid search engine marketing, developing keywords, shopping carts, Web graphics, and building an email list to reach the target market. Speaker: Carol Sanger, The Web Division. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Free. Register at

North Shore Women in Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Mayor Kim Driscoll will discuss “How to be an Effective, Successful Leader ... how motivation and inspiration lead to overcoming obstacles.” $59 nonmembers, $40 members. 978-979-5111.

Friday, March 22

North Shore Business Forum, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Julie Rutkowski of Winchester’s Feng Shui Services of New England will speak on “9 Ways to Improve Money Luck.” The $11 admission fee includes a continental breakfast. Pre-registration is not required.

128 Venture North Breakfast: Piranha Pond, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Entrepreneurs seeking funding have a five-minute opportunity to persuade a panel of investors to invest in their company. Investors ask questions and provide feedback to presenters. $50 application fee to present; $25 for entrepreneurs and management candidates; $35 for investors and service providers. Open to the public. For an application form and entrepreneur guidelines, visit Panelists will also be posted on the site.

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