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
Hank Phillippi Ryan at North Shore Women in Business, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 7 a.m. check-in, Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Television investigative reporter discusses her new mystery novel, “The Other Woman.” $26 for members and $39 for nonmembers. RSVP to Info@NSWIB.org.
Salem Chamber Annual Holiday Breakfast at the Hawthorne Hotel, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 18 Washington Square West, Salem. In the ballroom, open to members and nonmembers. Mayor Kim Driscoll, state Rep. John Keenan, city councilors and Santa Claus have been invited. Breakfast buffet and networking with more than 150 local businesspeople. Tickets $25 for members/$35 for nonmembers. RSVP at 978-744-0004 or email@example.com.
“Business Insurance: What Kind and How Much Do I Need,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how to protect a business and personal assets, and how to select the right plan to manage potential risks and contract needs. Workshop will cover property, liability, workers’ compensation, vehicle and other commercial insurance products. Speaker: Marc Slafsky, vice president and insurance broker, Salem Five New England Heritage Insurance. Free. http://businessinsurance121312.eventbrite.com/#.
Holiday Networking Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Acapulcos, 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.