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.
Thursday, Sept. 13
Focus on Nonprofits: How to Run Better, More Productive Meetings,8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Effective facilitation skills help plan and conduct more successful meetings where people communicate well, address the issues and make decisions. Learn techniques that can be used to plan meetings, manage group processes and use problem-solving tools more effectively. Speaker: Jay Carty, consultant, Executive Service Corps. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce: Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Shore Bank, 32 Main St., Peabody. Event offers an opportunity to learn more about the North Shore Bank and to expand networking contacts. Bring business cards and elevator speech. Light refreshments served. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.
Friday, Sept. 14
North Shore Business Forum: Navigating a Path to Business Success, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Beth Goldstein of Marketing Edge Consulting will speak on how to market a small business. $10 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Kick Up Your Customer Service, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn the basics of superior customer service from the author of a gold medal-winning “how to” book on sales and selling. Speaker: John Chapin, author of “Sales Encyclopedia.” Free. enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Sept. 20
How to apply for free money, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Learn how to apply for “free” money to train employees; free seminar on the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund. Includes continental breakfast. Registration at 978-236-1242.
How to Close the Sale in the New Economy, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn how to separate oneself from the competition and close sales more quickly. Speaker: Marc Wayshak of Mark Wayshak Communications and author of “Game Plan Selling” and “Breaking All Barriers.” Co-sponsored by the Mass. Small Business Development Center. $10/person. enterprisectr.org.
Fall Networking Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Prince Pizzeria, 517 Broadway St., Saugus. North Shore Chamber of Commerce presents networking with business leaders. Pizza, appetizers, drinks and a one-hour comedy show included. $15/chamber members, $50/nonmembers. www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
After Hours Event, 5 to 7 p.m., Black Lobster at Stromberg’s Cove, 2 Bridge St., Salem. Join the Salem Chamber of Commerce and the Bridge Street Neck Task Force for the Bridge Street Neck Beautification Award ceremony. Event features after-hours networking, appetizers, cash bar and celebration of Bridge Street. Free. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Sept. 21
North Shore Business Forum: Business Etiquette, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Patty Barry of Matters Communications will speak on business etiquette. $10 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.