Wednesday, Aug. 21
After Hours Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Grapevine restaurant, 26 Congress St., Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce and the Grapevine host networking event at newly opened Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar. The event will be held on the rebuilt back patio overlooking the South River (weather permitting). Free/Chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Aug. 22
North Shore Networking Association meeting, 8 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, Community Room, 73 Lafayette St., Salem. The association’s Salem chapter invites local business people interested in growing their businesses to join a business networking group that meets once a week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-223-3235 for more information. www.northshorenetworking.com.
Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 100 Independence Way, Danvers. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event for attendees to sample the menu of a member restaurant and meet with other chamber members. Come prepared to share a 60-second elevator pitch. Advance reservations required at www.peabodychamber.com.
Triad Driving Academy Ribbon Cutting, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 4A Enon St., Beverly. Food, door prizes and networking. Reserve a spot at email@example.com or 978-232-9559. Visit www.beverlychamber.com for details.
BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. 978-587-3874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Aug. 23
North Shore Business Forum: Social Media and Your Business, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Susu Wong of Wilmington’s Tomo360 discusses how to market a small business with a small budget. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
The Growth Program Information Session, 5 to 6 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn about the Enterprise Center’s Growth Program, a comprehensive approach to achieving and sustaining growth and profitability. Meet the seminar instructor, chief executive officer group facilitators, past participants and mentors, and other prospective Growth Program participants. Wine and cheese served. Free. Details at http://enterprisectr.org/programs/the-growth-program/ or 978-542-7528.