, Salem, MA


May 7, 2014

Business calendar


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

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.

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

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.

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

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