Wednesday, Sept. 19
North Shore Technology Council, Breakfast and Presentation, 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Carl Safina, founding president of the Blue Ocean Institute and author and host of PBS’ “Saving the Ocean,” will discuss how humans are transforming the ocean. Learn how to help save oceans through sustainable business practices, support for fisheries management, and developing and using clean energy resources. Networking and continental breakfast, 7 a.m.; program, 7:45 a.m. $25/North Shore Technology Council members, $50/nonmembers. Register at www.nstc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Shore Bank, 32 Main St., Peabody. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and the bank will host. 978-531-0384.
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. Free seminar on the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund. Includes continental breakfast. Registration at 978-236-1242.
How to Double Sales in the New Economy, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how to separate oneself from the competition and close sales more quickly. Speaker: Marc Wayshak of Mark Wayshak Communications, 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. Sponsored by North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Pizza, appetizers, drinks and one-hour comedy show included. $15/chamber members, $50/nonmembers. Pre-registration required at 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 networking, appetizers, cash bar and celebration of Bridge Street. Free. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or email@example.com.