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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 email@example.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.