, Salem, MA


April 17, 2013

Business Calendar

Wednesday, April 17

Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women meeting, 5 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. The Essex Chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women will meet. Meeting includes a flood seminar, presented by Marshall Katz, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with three CEU credits. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. To register for the meeting, contact Karen King at 877-396-3800. MAIW is a nonprofit association, affiliated with the National Association of Insurance Professionals, and anyone working or living in Massachusetts in an insurance-related occupation is invited to join or attend a meeting.

Friday, April 19

North Shore Business Forum: “How Local Chambers Can Help Small Businesses,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. John Somes, president of the Beverly Chamber of Commerce, will speak. $11 admission includes a continental breakfast.

Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. Join North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Business Leads Group. Attendees can market their firm, give a two-minute commercial, hand out cards and promotional materials, and build network of leads and referrals. Space is limited. $25/person. Register at 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, April 23

“Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Having a great elevator pitch and presenting it well can open the door to new sales, new investors and new opportunities. The workshop offers trade secrets from the acting and media worlds. Speaker: Debra Crosby, chief executive officer of Conquest Creative Media LLC. Free. Register at

Wednesday, April 24

“Investing in STEM: Why It Makes Sense for Your Business,” 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Technology Council breakfast presents Stephanie Lee, regional director of external affairs for Verizon Communications, New England; Dr. Lane Glen, president of Northern Essex Community College; and Brandy Wilbur, STEM coordinator at Swampscott High School. Panelists will address why it is in a business’s best interest to make STEM education an imperative and how businesses can engage with educators to make a difference. Panelists will also discuss issues faced by educational institutions in developing and maintaining interest in STEM fields and aligning standards across the education spectrum to meet current and future job needs. Networking and continental breakfast, 7 a.m.; program, 7:45 a.m. $25/NSTC members, $50/nonmembers. Register at

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