SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 11, 2013

Business calendar


The Salem News

---- — Wednesday, Dec. 11

Networking Before Nine, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burton’s Grill, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Leads referral group. Bring two business cards. One-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged before you leave, and members receive participant list for follow-up. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members, call 978-531-0384 or visit www.peabodychamber.com.

Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party, 5 to 8 p.m., Beverly Depot Restaurant, 10 Park St., Beverly. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Party features food, entertainment, music and a cash bar. Member admission is a $10 donation to benefit Beverly’s River House. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

Thursday, Dec. 12

BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. backtalktoastmasters@gmail.com.

Annual Holiday Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Salem Waterfront Hotel, 225 Derby St., Salem. The Salem Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Holiday Breakfast for Salem Chamber members and nonmembers. Event includes a breakfast buffet, networking with more than 100 local business leaders, and special guests. $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org.

Friday, Dec. 13

North Shore Business Forum, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. David Bateman and Julia Tiernan will speak about small business accounting issues. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

North Shore Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce office, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. Group is compromised of professionals who are focused on being a marketing force for each other. Members will become familiar with other member businesses. $25 chamber member. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

A.Y.N. Wellness Ribbon Cutting, noon, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 335A, Beverly. Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce celebrates A.Y.N. Wellness’ new location at the Cummings Center. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. The Toastmasters Club of Beverly will meet. Contact Roberta at 617-755-6331, or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org for more information.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Conquering LinkedIn: A Hands-On Workshop, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology will host a Supervisors’ Connection called “Conquering LinkedIn: A Hands-On Workshop.” Workshop reviews both personal and company LinkedIn profiles, demonstrates how to edit, and provides tips for best practices to highlight online visibility. Nancy Wolff Leary will facilitate the discussion. $39 admission includes continental breakfast. Registration and details at 978-236-1200 or sryan@northshore.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Cummings Center Coffee Connection, 8 a.m., 100 Cummings Center, Suite 221E, Beverly. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce will host a coffee connection networking event for Chamber members and Cummings businesses. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559, or visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com for details.

Chamber Seminar, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber office, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, suite 100, Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar featuring Eileen Lubas of The Longevity Connection, a supportive resource for caregivers in Massachusetts. $25 North Shore Chamber members, $50 nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Diamond Prepared Foods, Newhall Plaza, 139 Lynnfield St., Peabody. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Leads event at Diamond Prepared Foods. Sample the menu specialties and meet fellow chamber members. Come prepared with a 60-second elevator pitch. $17 PACC members, $30 nonmembers. Advance reservations required at www.peabodychamber.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce forum features a talk on “What’s Ahead in 2014” by Rob Lutts of Cabot Money Management, and David Caruso of Coastal Capital Corp. Networking and breakfast begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $37 for North Shore Chamber members, $55 nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Grow Sales With The Five-Point Referral System, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. A hands-on workshop on an easy-to-learn system that can lead to impressive growth in business. Speaker: Lori Richardson of Score More Sales. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Starting a Business: What You Need To Know, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Inspired, downsized, or simply ready to own a business? How to assess your entrepreneurship potential while getting an overview of the marketing, financial and operations issues involved in starting a business. Speaker: Paul Shaughnessy, founder and owner of Lincoln Consulting Group. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.

Thursday, Jan. 16

The Cloud: Where Freelancers & Employers Meet, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Instead of hiring full-time workers, companies are turning to the “cloud” to find talent. Learn how companies look for and engage with cloud-based workers or, if looking for work, how best to position oneself for cloud-based jobs in one’s field. Speaker: Dee Sartorelli, principal at Rogue Wave Management. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Disaster Recovery Planning, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Storms, fires, floods, power outages and evacuations can affect many businesses’ ability to function. Those who fare best are business owners who know how they will respond and how they can protect their people, data, products, assets and income. Learn what’s involved and how to save time, money and future distress by creating a disaster recovery plan. Speakers: Robert Sennot, vice president of Sennot Insurance, and Gene Labonte, chief of police at Salem State University. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.