After Hours at Brightview, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Brightview of Danvers, 50 Endicott St., Danvers. Includes networking, food, drinks, and an opportunity to learn about Brightview assisted- and independent-living facility. Free/members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.beverlychamber.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Executive Breakfast Forum: Congressional Election Series, 7:15 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s forum features a talk by Congressman John Tierney. Networking begins at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $35/chamber members, $55/nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce: Leads Referral Group, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burtons Grill, Northshore Mall, Peabody. Attendees have an opportunity to present a one-minute commercial to introduce themselves and their business to the community. Speaker: Robin O’Donnell of Keller Williams Realty. Continental breakfast. Limited seating. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.
Friday, Sept. 7
North Shore Business Forum: Five Critical Business Exposures, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Craig Childs of MacDonald & Pangione will speak on how businesses can address potential legal issues. $10 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Your Business Plan Soup to Nuts, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn an easy approach to developing a business plan to manage all aspects of a business, including marketing, finance, operations, personnel and overall strategy. Learn to test feasibility of a new company or a new direction and discover how to use the plan to raise capital. Receive a copy of the SBDC Business Planning Guide. Speaker: Bruce Share, principal, Bruce J. Share & Associates. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
North Shore Technology Council’s 10th anniversary celebration, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Council will celebrate 10 years of supporting and growing north of Boston’s technology business community. Event includes networking, musical entertainment, silent auction to support the new student STEM scholarship initiative and keynote speaker Bernard Gordon. $65/NSTC members and guests. Register at www.nstc.org or email email@example.com.