Wednesday, Nov. 7
Salem Chamber Fall Restaurant Week, through Nov. 8, and Nov. 11 through 15, featuring 26 participating restaurants in the Salem area. Participants will offer either a two-course, prix-fixe dinner menu for $15 or a three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu for $25, or both. http://salem-chamber.org/salem-restaurant-week-41.html.
Baby Boomer Transition Series Part II: Seven Steps for Creating a Successful Transition Plan, 7 to 9 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Attendees can explore 10 aspects of living in the near future, then brainstorm and select the most satisfying choices to help create their own personal strategic plan for living a dynamic and purposeful new life. Speakers: Jack Beauregard of Successful Transition Planning Institute and Paul Cronin of Business Development for STPI. $40 for all three workshops, $15 for one. enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Nov. 8
“Five Essential Elements to Converting Website Visitors to Paying Customers,” 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Women in Business breakfast meeting features Kimberly Reddington, a business growth and marketing coach, presenting “5 Essential Elements to Converting Website Visitors to Paying Customers.” $26/NSWIB members, $39/nonmembers. Sponsored by Elder Service Plan of the North Shore Inc. info@NSWIB.org.
Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 27 Congress St., Suite 414, Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection event at Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, P.C. Make new business connections and catch up with old ones. Bring elevator pitch. Free/chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or email@example.com.
Clues to Success: Reading People and Sizing Up Situations, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how emotions figure into customer and employee satisfaction, motivation, transformational leadership, and more, and how to use one’s “emotional intelligence” to identify, assess and manage people and environments. Speaker: Gavriel Meirovich, associate professor of management at Salem State University. Free. enterprisectr.org.
“Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) — The Keys to the North Shore’s Economic Future,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., North Shore Community College, Health Professionals and Student Services Building, room 106, 1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. North Shore Technology Council will set plans for its STEM outreach and hear a presentation from Joyce Plotkin, president emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and chairwoman and CEO of Digits. Plotkin will speak about how investment in K-12 STEM education will keep the economy competitive and provide good jobs for future generations. Register at www.nstc.org. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Nov. 9
North Shore Business Forum: “Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Barbara Anthony, Massachusetts undersecretary of consumer affairs, will speak. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Saturday, Nov. 10
“Fact or Fiction: Estate Planning Demystified,” 10 a.m. to noon, Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K, Beverly. Learn how advance planning can help protect assets for the future. Attorney Julie Low will explain estate-planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, living trusts, health care proxies, and Durable Power of Attorney. Free, but registration required at www.lawofficeofjulielow.com or 978-922-8800.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Creative Economy Association of the North Shore, Breakfast Meeting, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Matthew Wilson, director of MASSCreative, will discuss plans to bring more resources and attention to the creative community and arts education in Massachusetts. Jay Finney, deputy director for marketing communications and new media at Peabody Essex Museum, will provide a brief overview of the museum’s multimillion-dollar expansion. Paula Richter, curator for exhibitions and research at PEM, will offer a brief overview of the exhibit “Hats: An Anthology” by Stephen Jones. Free. Registration required at email@example.com or 978-921-4242, ext. 1121.
Lunch & Learn Seminar, noon, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 221E, Beverly. “From Employee to Entrepreneur: Exploring Franchise Ownership as a Career Option,” a free seminar about franchise ownership as a career option. Light lunch and beverages included. Topics discussed include available franchise opportunities, franchise education and terminology, how to conduct thoughtful research and identify the right opportunity, how to finance a business and get paid, how to use a coach and other resources, and franchise coaching opportunities. Seating is limited. Reservations required at www.BeverlySeminar.com or 866-834-0003.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Million Dollar Women Symposium, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem. Eighth annual event features a panel of women who have worked their way up through the ranks to become leaders of their companies. Featured speakers: Karen Andreas of The Salem News, Karen Bressler of AGAR Supply Co., Julie Livingston of Marblehead Bank, Linda Moulton of Ceralta Technologies, Mary Puma of Axcelis and Carole Wedge of Shepley Bulfinch. $50 admission includes full breakfast. Reserve a spot at http://milliondollarwomen111412.eventbrite.com/#. http://enterprisectr.org/events/2012-million-dollar-women-symposium/.
Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women, Dinner Meeting, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn, Route 1 north, Peabody. Kathryne Beckwith will present a workers’ compensation seminar; two CEUs available. Anyone working in an insurance-related occupation in Massachusetts is invited to join MAIW or attend the meeting. 978-546-3601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Nov. 15
Coffee Connection, 8 to 9 a.m., The Hamilton Group, 900 Cummings Center, Suite 201U, Beverly. The Hamilton Group will host a Coffee Connection. Coffee and light breakfast provided. Attendees have a chance to win a door prize. Learn more at www.thehamiltongroup.com.
“HR Issues You Need To Know About,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Get up-to-date on existing, new and pending state and federal laws that, if ignored, can have serious repercussions. Workshop will deal with how laws and regulations apply to real-world situations, like hiring, firing, medical leaves and more. Speaker: Lori Harrigan, managing principal at Human Resource Solutions. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Friday, Nov. 16
North Shore Business Forum: “Food for Thought,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Dr. Tim O’Leary of Peabody Family Chiropractic will speak on improving and maintaining one’s brain through nutritional choices. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
North Shore Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 5 Cherry Hill St., Suite 100, Danvers. Attendees will have an opportunity to market their firm; give a two-minute commercial; hand out business cards and promotional materials; and gain referrals, leads and more. Limited to first 30 attendees. $25/ticket. Members only. 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_register_leads.html.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Focus on Nonprofits: Recruit, Retain and Engage a Great Board of Directors, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Look at board functions and structure, group dynamics, best practices, and more to help recruit and retain members and manage an engaged and active nonprofit board. Speaker: Theresa Hamacher, Executive Service Corps. Free. enterprisectr.org.
2012 Annual Dinner Meeting, 5 to 8 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s dinner includes executive networking with chamber members and guests and a presentation of the second annual North Shore Distinguished Leadership Awards. www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Spinelli’s Function Facility, 10 Newbury St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual event for chamber members, elected and appointed officials, community leaders, and strategic partners. The Ankeles Community Service Award will be awarded to Tom Gould, owner of Treadwell’s Ice Cream. Meet with leaders, network with peers and other representatives. http://business.peabodychamber.com/events/details/81st-annual-dinner-ankeles-award-ceremony-1258.
Thursday, Nov. 29
128 Venture North Breakfast: Deal Syndication, Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Early stage companies often require more funding than any single angel group can supply; learn how to understand this, how to get multiple investors on the same deal and the issues to watch out for. Presented by 128 Innovation Capital Group and North Shore Technology Council. Speakers: Ben Littauer of Boston Harbor Angels, Henry Kay of Launchpad Ventures and Todd Zion of SmartCells Inc. Registration, breakfast buffet and informal networking, 7:30 to 8 a.m.; introduction by attendees, 8 to 9 a.m.; presentation by speakers, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; question-and-answer session and informal networking, 9:45 to 10 a.m. Printed roster of meeting attendees available. Tickets range $25 to $35. http://dealsyndication112912.eventbrite.com/#.
Friday, Nov. 30
North Shore Business Forum Networking, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Bring business cards and join dozens of North Shore professionals for a networking meeting. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.