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. $10 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Annual Fall Fundraiser, 6 to 10 p.m., Backstage Bistro, North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. The Beverly Chamber of Commerce will host, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting North Shore Community College’s children’s program. This year’s theme will be a takeoff on the play “9 to 5” but will be called “6 to 10.” Event includes buffet dinner catered by Not Your Average Joe’s, cash bar, live and silent auctions, and prizes, including a raffle to win an iPad. $50/person. 978-232-9559.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
From Employee to Self-Employed, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn what tools are needed to re-create oneself and follow one’s passion to self-employment. Speaker: Sallie Felton, president, Sallie Felton LLC. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
MDA Lock-Up, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tavern in the Square, 189 Washington St., Salem. The Muscular Dystrophy Association presents business and community networking event. Reserve a seat at www.mdalockup.org/salem2012lu. 978-720-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Sept. 27
Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Aqua Hair Salon, 53 Bridge St., Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce and Aqua Hair Salon will host a coffee connection. Make new business connections and catch up with old ones. Be prepared to give an elevator speech. Free/chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or email@example.com.
Create Your Own Business Opportunities, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Hear insights and practical advice on how to “get lucky” in business. Speaker: Beth Goldstein, founder and chief executive officer, Marketing Edge Consulting Group. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Route 1 north, Peabody. Join the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce; sample menu specialties, meet and greet fellow chamber members, and share 60-second “elevator pitch” and information on business. Registered attendees receive emailed participant list with contact names and addresses. Speaker: Mike Sobus of Next Level Business Development. $17/PACC members, $30/nonmembers. www.peabodychamber.com.