Wednesday, April 24
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 are $100. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.