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April 17, 2013

Business Calendar


The Salem News

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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. www.nsbforum.org.

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 http://enterprisectr.org.

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 www.nstc.org.

Supervisor’s Connection: Creating Highly Functioning Teams, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Claudette Rowley, a certified coach, consultant and trainer, will facilitate discussions on team building and what highly functioning teams entail. $39 admission includes continental breakfast. Registration at 978-236-1242 or daderoch@northshore.edu.

91st Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner, 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:30 p.m. dinner and presentations, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. Join the Salem Chamber, Mayor Kim Driscoll, Rep. John Keenan, Sen. Joan Lovely and more than 250 attendees in recognizing individuals and businesses for their accomplishments. Individual tickets for the awards dinner are $100, and sponsorship opportunities range from Entertainment Sponsor to Title Sponsor. www.salem-chamber.org or 978-744-0004.

Thursday, April 25

Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, beverlytoastmasters@comcast.net or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.

“Focus on Non-Profits: Combating Employee Burnout,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Find out what happens when nonprofits or for-profit enterprises operate with decreasing resources and increasing demand for services. Staff burnout becomes a serious risk. Learn the tools and strategies that can prevent and reverse burnout, what to watch for and what to do about it, practices to recognize, and retain employees to feedback and communication. Speaker: Marianne Mortara, consultant, ESC of New England. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.

Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Su-Chang’s Chinese Cuisine, 373 Lowell St., Peabody. Network with Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce members and sample menu specialities from one of the chamber’s member restaurants. Attendees should prepare a 60-second “elevator pitch” and share information about their businesses. Registered attendees will be emailed the participant list with contact names and addresses. $17/members, $30/nonmembers. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.

BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-587-3874 or karenfmenor@gmail.com.

Branding and Design, 7 p.m., Rose Auditorium, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Adam Larson, founder/principal of Adam & Company, a multi-disciplinary creative studio specializing in branding and design, will present. Artist talk hosted by Endicott College’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. Free. Dessert reception will follow. 978-232-2655 or kmoore@endicott.edu. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.

Friday, April 26

North Shore Business Forum, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Jason Maxwell of MassPay will speak about his road to success. $11 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Beverly Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast, with breakfast at 7 to 7:45 a.m., Beverly Chamber members only, $25; presentation, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., $20, members free, 9 a.m., Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Beverly. Speakers include Beverly Mayor Bill Scanlon, state Rep. Jerry Parisella and state Sen. Joan Lovely. On-street parking is free before 9 a.m. Municipal parking lots are also available off Bow Street. Register for breakfast at www.beverlychamber.com; for presentation, RSVP to info@beverlychamber.com or $20 at door.

Tuesday, April 30

“Selling to the World: Starting and Managing Export Operations,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Selling beyond U.S. borders can give access to lucrative markets, but what’s involved? Find out what documents are needed, what are the reporting requirements that the U.S. and other governments require, how payment works, and if NAFTA makes exporting to Canada and Mexico different. Speakers: John Joyce, export finance manager, Small Business Administration; Paula Murphy, director, Massachusetts Export Center. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.

Essex County Estate Planning Council meeting, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Group of estate planning professionals who conduct educational and networking meetings throughout the year. New members welcome. www.essexcountyepc.org.

Wednesday, May 1

North Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. “The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Small Business from an HMO’s Point of View.” Speakers: Eric Schultz, president and chief executive officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Tom Croswell, chief operating officer of Tufts Health Plan. Reservations at 978-774-8565.

Friday, May 3

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, 9 a.m., Holcroft Park Homes, 23 Mill St., Beverly. In celebration of the completed two-phase development in Beverly’s Gloucester Crossing neighborhood. Public welcome to attend. www.northshorecdc.org.

Tuesday, May 7

6-Minute Speed Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Ferncroft Country Club, 10 Village Road, Middleton. Cocktail reception at 5 p.m., followed by program. Attendees will network and individually meet up to 40 new business contacts in one night. Attendees quickly meet with a number of business professionals to see if there is a mutual connection between their businesses; attendees will first have the chance to meet a participant, one-on-one, for six minutes, then do the same with up to 30 additional people. $25/North Shore Chamber of Commerce members, $50/nonmembers. Space is limited to first 40 registrants. 978-774-8565.

Thursday, May 9

Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, beverlytoastmasters@comcast.net or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.

Internet Marketing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., North Shore Community College, 100 Cummings Center, Beverly. Beverly Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the seminar with the Massachusetts Small Development Center at North Shore Community College. Free admission to chamber members. Register at www.salemstate.edu/sbdc.

Tuesday, May 14

North Shore Chamber of Commerce: 2013 Honor Scholars Recognition Dinner, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. Honors 300 scholars, the top 5 percent, from 33 North Shore public and private high schools. Parents, educators and business leaders will be in attendance. Speaker: Tim Collins, president and founder of EBSCO Publishing. Companies may reserve a congratulatory sponsorship advertisement in the evening program booklet. 978-774-8565 or https://www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_scholar_sponsor.html.

Thursday, May 23

Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, beverlytoastmasters@comcast.net or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.

Thursday, June 13

Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, beverlytoastmasters@comcast.net or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.

Thursday, June 27

Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, beverlytoastmasters@comcast.net or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.