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May 7, 2014

Business calendar


The Salem News

---- — Wednesday, May 7

Executive Breakfast Forum: “Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Outlook 2014,” 7:15 to 9 a.m., The Essex Room at Woodman’s, 127 Main St., Essex. North Shore Chamber of Commerce program features a tourism panel with Maureen Woodman, Woodman’s of Essex; Bahar Uttam, The Boston Lobsters; Annie Harris, Essex National Heritage Commission; and Anne Marie Casey, North of Boston Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $37/chamber members, $57/nonmembers. Details and registration at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Wine Tasting, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Henry’s Wine Cellar, 588 Cabot St., Beverly. Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Henry’s Wine Cellar present a wine tasting event with food and prizes. RSVP to rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Career Training Information Night, 6:30 p.m., 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. North Shore Community College’s Division of Corporate and Community Education offers free program on how to enhance professional skills or train for a new career. Bring a resume and have it professionally reviewed at no charge. Veterans are invited to speak with a representative from NSCC’s Veterans Services about exploring their eligibility for educational funding. For more information, call 978-236-1200.

Thursday, May 8

Marketing to Millennials, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. Composed of 80 million Americans, millennials can be picky, opinionated and vocal, but they are ideal customers who are approaching their peak earning and spending years. Workshop explores these complex consumers, their attitudes, their behaviors and how they can best be engaged to profit one’s business. Speaker: Paul Costello, president, Agency 180. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Friday, May 9

North Shore Business Forum: Doing Business Across Cultures, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Forum features Christine Cronin of Satya Wellness, discussing the importance of understanding and respecting diverse business cultures in today’s global environment. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, May 13

Meet & Greet for Business Leaders, 8 to 9 a.m., Peabody City Hall, Wiggin Auditorium, 24 Lowell St., Peabody. Mayor Ted Bettencourt and the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce host a Meet & Greet for Business Leaders in celebration of National Small Business Month. The mayor, City Council members, city staff and chamber members will be available to discuss issues, city services and programs. Learn about resources that are available to businesses, share ideas and provide feedback to the leaders of Peabody. Continental breakfast served. Register at www.business.peabodychamber.com/events. Deanne Healey, 978-531-0384.

Telephones: The “New” Business Sales Tool, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop includes telemarketing tips/tricks and other options to use one’s phone successfully. Understand the value of using the telephone to reach out to current customers and prospects. Learn how and why other companies are successfully using this “business” channel, then take the time to develop one’s own company’s unique telephone outreach campaign. Speakers: Denise Clancey, president, Teledirect Partners; Joanne Wills, owner, Calling Works. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, May 14

Networking Before Nine: Leads Referral Group, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Cygnet Bakery, 139 Lynnfield St., Peabody. 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. Doors open for registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by formal networking and presentation at 8 a.m. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members, call 978-531-0384 or visit www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, May 15

Simplifying Your Life: Time Management Tips and Tools, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn how to improve concentration, increase efficiency, schedule appropriately and multi-task effectively to get out of the time trap. Speaker: Scott Simons, owner, C.S. Simonds Consulting. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Government Affairs & Economic Committee Meeting,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color 4 to 5 p.m., Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, conference room, 24 Main St., Peabody. Monthly meeting with Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorchamber President Bob Driscoll. www.business.peabodychamber.com.

Business Showcase, 5 to 8 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual Business Showcase features networking, prizes, complimentary food, cash bar, professional speakers, entertainment and more. Event begins with cocktails, networking and special guest speaker Steve DiFillippo, owner of Davio’s in Lynnfield and author of “It’s All About the Guest.” A showcase of up to 50 vendors will follow DiFillippo’s talk and a short presentation by Bill Hanney. The showcase is free and open to the public. RSVP to rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Friday, May 16

Special Leadership Breakfast, 7:45 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Special Leadership Breakfast features gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Martha Coakley. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Saturday, May 17

“Take Back Our Economy,” 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 79 Central St., Peabody. The North Shore Labor Council, at its 13th Annual Education Conference, invites labor and non-labor folks alike as it explores the economic trends that for the past four decades has widened the gap between America’s wealthy and its weakened middle class. Learn how such trends impact the lives of working people on the North Shore and what we can do to help build an economy that works for all. $10 registration fee acceptable at door. Includes catered lunch and provided day care.

Tuesday, May 20

Business Legal Issues, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Ensure the smooth flow of business by choosing the appropriate legal structure, obtaining permits and licenses, and protecting business assets. Although formal legal advice cannot be offered, this workshop will provide guidelines for a new venture. Speakers: Jennifer Hoenig, senior associate, West Hill Technology Counsel; Megan Taylor, of counsel, West Hill Technology Counsel. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Community Credit Union, 32 Central St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Community Credit Union host an after-hours event with informal networking. Free/PACC members, $10 nonmembers. events@peabodychamber.com.

Wednesday, May 21

Annual Welcome Back Salem Ferry Networking Event, 4:30 p.m., Salem Ferry, 10 Blaney St., Salem. Guests can start boarding at 4:30 p.m., and the ship will remain docked for the networking session, until 6:15 p.m., when the ferry will head out for a quick harbor tour, to dock again at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. To RSVP, please call 978-744-0004 or email info@salem-chamber.org.

Thursday, May 22

Breakfast Program with Karen Andreas, 8 a.m., Marblehead Chamber of Commerce, 62 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Marblehead Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast program with Karen Andreas, regional publisher of the North of Boston Media Group, who will discuss “Forward Thinking Communications Strategies — Top of your Game,” providing insights into revitalizing communications strategies to stay ahead of the game. $10 chamber members. www.marbleheadchamber.org.

For Veterans and Employers: What Employers Want, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Helping veterans “package” their skills for employers and helping employers find the best ways to identify and connect with veterans. Roundtable discussion by employers on what works, what doesn’t and what veterans need to do to translate their military skills to civilian skills so they can be hired. Speakers: Christopher George, vice president of manufacturing, Axcelis Technologies; Ivelisse Gonzales, vice president of talent acquisition, Eastern Bank; Frank LeBlanc, vice president of human resources, Abiomed Inc.; and Mary Sarris, executive director, North Shore Workforce Investment Board. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Maki Sushi Bar, 43 Main St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce event for attendees to sample the menu of a member restaurant and meet with other chamber members. Come prepared to share a 60-second elevator pitch. Lauren Bodenski of JuicePlus+ will discuss how to ‘lighten up.’ $17/PACC members, $30/ nonmembers. Advance reservations required at www.peabodychamber.com.

Backtalk Toastmasters Club, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. MacIntosh Building, music room, second floor. Public speaking with a friendly and supportive group. For information, email backtalktoastmasters@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 29

The Power of Positivity, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. New research shows that work environments filled with positive elements like optimism and gratitude aren’t simply “nicer” places to work, they produce higher levels of success with customers, suppliers, partners, employees and even higher profitability. Workshop will look at demonstrated, research-based techniques for harnessing the power of positivity to help people and their co-workers be more successful. Speaker: Karen Barth, managing director, Positive Pathways Consulting. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Tuesday, June 3

Planning for Successful Business Ownership Transitions, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Transitions may include selling a company to management or employees, bringing in an outside investor or selling to a third party. With good planning, they help the owner increase wealth, preserve their life’s work, minimize taxes and manage family business issues. Speaker: Jane Johnson, Richardson-Mauro & Johnson, Inc. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Friday, June 6

Raising Money from Friends and Family: How to Do it Right, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. When young companies start out, they often turn to friends and family for seed money. But this access to critically needed cash can become complicated and cripple a company’s efforts to raise money later on. Learn about early sources of funding, from both traditional and nontraditional sources, how to do it right, and the crucial pitfalls to avoid. Speaker: Mary Beth Kerrigan, partner, Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton. $25 entrepreneurs and management candidates; $35 service providers and investors. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Tuesday, June 10

Self-Publish for Greater Visibility, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Starting with the writing process, workshop will show attendees how publishing a book can build a business, and how some authors have launched new careers by self-publishing. Program covers all of the steps in the process, from formatting to editing, from publishing to distribution, and how to market one’s book. Speaker: Jenny Hudson, owner, Merrimack Media. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, June 11

Special Leadership Breakfast, 7:45 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Special Leadership Breakfast features Massachusetts State Treasurer Steve Grossman. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Thursday, June 12

How to Read Financial Statements, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Financial statements tell you where the money is coming from, where it went and what is currently available. Workshop looks at financial statements and how they can be best friends in building a business. Speaker: Mike Wheeler, CEO and president, Beverly Bank. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, June 19

Work/Life Balance, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Running an organization means needing to have time to be creative and to think about the direction of the organization. The issue is how to ‘productively compartmentalize’ one’s work and play and create a true work/life balance. Learn from three people, two of whom are doing both, and a third who is a business/life coach and entrepreneur, as they share their perspectives on what works in this real-life challenge. Speakers: Ted Case, CEO, Expanding Dynamics, Inc.; Mickey Northcutt, CEO, North Shore Community Development Coalition; and Marlene Warner, executive director, MA Council on Compulsive Gambling. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.