, Salem, MA


May 21, 2014

Business calendar

Wednesday, May 21

Workforce Training Fund Information Session, 8 to 11 a.m., North Shore Community College, Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Learn how a company can receive up to $250,000 for training employees. Free workshop. Details and registration at 978-236-1242.

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. Round-table 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

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

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