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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.