Wednesday, Nov. 14
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.
Sunday, Nov. 18
“We Can Fix This” Movie Screening and Networking Event, 10 a.m., CinemaSalem, Museum Place Mall, East India Square, Salem. Join Green Salem Business Challenge and Salem businesses for a free screening of “Deep Green,” a film that takes a positive approach to addressing the condition of the environment. Film is based on six years of intensive research and devoted exclusively to solutions to man-made global warming and cuts through the clutter of information (and misinformation) to bring new clarity to an increasingly urgent situation. Come early for networking and coffee. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. www.deepgreenmovie.com or www.cinemasalem.com
Wednesday, Nov. 28
North Shore Technology Council Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. “A Survey of STEM Education in Massachusetts: A State, Regional and Local Perspective,” featuring speakers Keith Connors, senior program manager of the STEM Pipeline Fund at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education; Marjorie Dennis, project manager at the Office of School Partnerships, Graduate School of Education at UMass Lowell; and Scott Morrison, director of curriculum and instructional technology, Manchester Essex Regional School District. Speakers will discuss current state, regional and local educational initiatives that support the goals of the state STEM plan. $25/NSTC members, $50/nonmembers. 7 a.m. networking and continental breakfast, 7:45 a.m. program. Register at www.nstc.org.
NSCC’s November Supervisors’ Connection: Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace, 8 to 10 a.m., NSCC’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Facilitated discussions, led by Julia Geisman, on how to increase awareness with generational differences and commonalities, how to build a foundation for effective communication between generations, and how to help increase their self-awareness regarding their generational uniqueness and needs. $39/person, includes continental breakfast. Register at 978-236-1242 or email@example.com.
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 and cocktail reception with chamber members and guests, keynote address, and a presentation of the second annual North Shore Distinguished Leadership Awards to Carlton Berry, C.P. Berry Homes; retiring Sen. Fred Berry; philanthropists Henry and Donna Bertolon; Tim Collins, EBSCO Publishing; Robert Lappin, Shetland Park; Joanne Patton, Green Meadows Farm; Dr. Richard Wylie, Endicott College. 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, and Joan Lovely, state senator-elect, 2nd Essex District, will speak. Meet with leaders, network with peers and other representatives. Tickets cost $60/person; advance purchase required at 978-531-0384. 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.
Tuesday, Dec. 4
“A Lego Workshop? You Bet,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Lego Serious Play is an innovative thinking and communication tool that leads to open dialogue and helps teams build better solutions together. Co-sponsored by the Mass. Small Business Development Center. $10/person. Speakers: Donna Denio and Carla Suijkerbuijk of S&D Global Partners. http://legoworkshop120412.eventbrite.com/#.
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Executive Breakfast Forum, Ipswich Country Club, 148 Country Club Way. North Shore Chamber of Commerce forum features a talk by Canadian Consul Patrick Binns. Networking and breakfast at 7:15 a.m.; program from 8 to 9 a.m. $35/chamber members, $55/nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Grand Opening, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Longevity Connection, 152 Sylvan St., Danvers. The Longevity Connection, North Shore Elder Service’s new branch, will host an open house event with tours, talks and informal access to the organization’s senior staff, Longevity liaisons, service and product provider professional affiliates, and more. Open to the public, seniors and caregivers. The Longevity Connection provides seniors, those with disabilities and caregivers with full-service access to comprehensive on-site products and resources and social workers who specialize in assessing geriatric needs, services and local knowledge backed by North Shore Elder Services. 978-539-8254 or longevityconnect.org.
Baby Boomer Transition Series Part III: Seven R’s for Creating a New You for Your New Life, 7 to 9 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn about the seven A’s that keep people from experiencing an expansive and dynamic new life after retirement. Then learn the corresponding seven R’s that can free people from the past, actualize their potential and help develop a new sense of self-worth when no longer working full time. Speakers: Jack Beauregard of Successful Transition Planning Institute and Paul Cronin of Business Development for STPI. $15. enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Authority Marketing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how to build “authority” and make it part of a marketing strategy. Co-Sponsored by the Mass. Small Business Development Center. Speaker: J.T. O’Donnell of Careerealism. Free. http://authoritymarketing120612.eventbrite.com/#.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Holiday Networking Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Acapulco’s, 900 Cummings Center, 101T, Beverly. Hosted by North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Network with business leaders and enjoy appetizers, drinks and music. $15/chamber members, $50/potential members. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.