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May 1, 2013

Business Calendar


The Salem News

---- — Friday, May 3

Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Salem Chiropractic Center, 310 Lafayette St. Salem Chamber of Commerce presents this networking event. Make new business connections; catch up with old ones. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org.

North Shore Business Forum: Lead Generation, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Nancy Wolff of Online Amplify will present. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, 9 a.m., Holcroft Park Homes, 23 Mill St., Beverly. In celebration of the completed two-phase development in Beverly’s Gloucester Crossing neighborhood. www.northshorecdc.org.

Grand Reopening, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dawson’s True Value Hardware, 50 Enon St., Beverly. The celebration will include raffle prizes, a treasure hunt, grilled hot dogs and promotional pricing on many items. Representatives from Benjamin Moore and Scotts will be on-site, and North Shore 104.9 will broadcast live from the store. dawsonstruevalue.com.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Color Bar Salon & Spa, 1 p.m., 80 Foster St., Suite 102, Peabody. Join the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Ted Bettencourt in welcoming Color Bar to Peabody. Free. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.

Saturday, May 4

Grand Reopening, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Dawson’s True Value Hardware, 50 Enon St., Beverly. The celebration will include raffle prizes, a treasure hunt, grilled hot dogs, a visit from the White Farms Creamery ice cream truck and promotional pricing on many items. dawsonstruevalue.com.

Tuesday, May 7

6-Minute Speed Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Ferncroft Country Club, 10 Village Road, Middleton. Cocktail reception at 5 p.m., followed by program. Attendees will network and individually meet up to 40 new business contacts in one night. Attendees quickly meet with a number of business professionals to see if there is a mutual connection between their businesses. $25/North Shore Chamber of Commerce members, $50/nonmembers. All attendees must register; space limited to first 40 registrants. 978-774-8565.

Wednesday, May 8

Networking Before Nine Leads Referral Group, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burtons Grill, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce staff will facilitate attendees’ introduction, and a one-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged. Bring business cards. Members will receive a copy of the participant list to help follow up with contacts. Registration and breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; formal networking and presentation, 8 a.m. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Register at www.peabodychamber.com or pcc@peabodychamber.com.

Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women meeting, Toscana’s Restaurant, 3 Bourbon St., Peabody. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation by Donna McKenna, speaking about Massachusetts Association of Independents Agents updates. Register at 978-546-3601 or Julie@quinngroupins.com. MAIW is a nonprofit association, affiliated with the National Association of Insurance Professionals, and anyone working or living in Massachusetts in an insurance-related occupation is invited to join or attend a meeting.

North Shore Technology Council: Open house and membership drive, 7:30 p.m., Beverly Golf & Tennis, 134 McKay St. Networking organization with the primary goal of fostering technological growth north of Boston. Bring a colleague or friend and get to know NSTC and its members. Free admission to all. Register at www.nstc.org/programs.

Thursday, May 9

Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, beverlytoastmasters@comcast.net or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.

Internet Marketing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., North Shore Community College, 100 Cummings Center, Beverly. Beverly Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the seminar with the Massachusetts Small Development Center at North Shore Community College. Free admission to chamber members. Register at www.salemstate.edu/sbdc.

Managing Change for Success, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how to embrace change, be comfortable with uncertainty, capitalize on the opportunities it presents and create an environment where everyone else welcomes change, too. Speaker: Stephen Immerman, president of Montserrat College of Art. Free admission. http://enterprisectr.org/.

Friday, May 10

North Shore Business Forum: Dress for Business Success, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Claudette Taylor of Dress for Success will present. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, May 14

“Financing Your Businesses: Do You Qualify?,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn from a banker and a consultant how a lender looks at a loan request. Credit quality, cash flow and collateral are key. The presentation will focus on preparing an existing business or startup venture for financing. Sources of capital, including SBA guaranteed bank loans, will be discussed. Speaker: Paul Shaughnessy, Lincoln Consulting Group. Free admission. http://enterprisectr.org/.

Business Counseling, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce office, 24 Main St. Provided by SBDC on almost all aspects of business, including business plan preparation, business financing, cash flow and cost analysis, marketing/sales, manufacturing operations and control, management, information technology, and more. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Free and confidential. 978-531-0384.

North Shore Chamber of Commerce: 2013 Honor Scholars Recognition Dinner, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. Honors 300 scholars, the top 5 percent, from 33 North Shore public and private high schools. Parents, educators and business leaders will be in attendance. Speaker: Tim Collins, president and founder of EBSCO Publishing. Companies may reserve a congratulatory sponsorship advertisement in the evening program booklet. 978-774-8565 or https://www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_scholar_sponsor.html.

Wednesday, May 15

Tri-Chamber After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., Metro Credit Union, 4 Paradise Road, Salem. Join the Salem, Lynn and Marblehead chambers for an After Hours networking event at Metro Credit Union. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org.

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Community Credit Union, 32 Central St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Community Credit Union present an evening of fun, food and friendship. Reserve a spot to secure attendance. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, May 16

“Stop Managing and Start Leading,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Workshop attendees will gain the mindset of a leader, renewed energy and a concrete plan for vital action. Speaker: Dr. Tom Harvey, Advancing Leader Vitality. Free admission. http://enterprisectr.org/.

Friday, May 17

North Shore Business Forum: Introduction to Windows 8 and Office 2013, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Kate Ritter of Essex’s PC9LIVES will present. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

PACC Open House, 8 to 10 a.m., Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, 24 Main St., Peabody. Includes an opportunity to meet the city’s new business liaison, learn about microloans available through the CDA, meet the chamber staff and board of directors, and learn how to leverage one’s chamber membership. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.

Tuesday, May 21

Back by popular demand: How to Write a Great Blog, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. An effective blog can help reach customers and boost business. Learn how to get started and how to blog better. Speaker: Jennifer Powell, principal, The Excellent Writers Group. Free. http://enterprisectr.org/.

Thursday, May 23

Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, beverlytoastmasters@comcast.net or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.

Lunch & Leads at Carrabba’s, noon to 1:30 p.m., Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 1 Newbury St., Peabody. Sample a Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce restaurant member’s menu and network with fellow chamber members. Attendees should prepare a 60-second “elevator pitch” and be ready to share information about their businesses. Each registered attendee receives an emailed copy of the participant list with contact names and addresses. $17/members, $30/nonmembers. http://business.peabodychamber.com/events/details/lunch-leads-carrabba-s-1623.

Friday, May 31

North Shore Business Forum: Business Networking Event, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Attendees should bring plenty of business cards and their best “elevator speech.” $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.