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January 15, 2014

Business calendar


The Salem News

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2014 U.S. Economic and Investment Overview, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Marsh Hall Conference Room 210, Salem State University Central Campus, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. North Shore Alliance for Economic Development meeting features guest speaker Michael Tyler, chief investment officer for Eastern Bank, presenting “What’s the Forecast? The 2014 U.S. Economic Investment Overview.” Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; coffee and light breakfast available. Free. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-the-forecast-the-2014-u-s-economic-and-investment-overview-tickets-9910917822.

After Hours Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Salem Five Community Room, 210 Essex St., Pedestrian Mall, Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Five present an After Hours Networking event with the City Council and Mayor Kim Driscoll. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org.

Career Training Information Night, 6:30 p.m., NSCC Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Enhance professional skills or train for a new career. Bring resume to have it professionally reviewed at no charge. 978-236-1200.

Thursday, Jan. 16

NSWIB Monthly Meeting, 7 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Women In Business’ monthly meeting features a presentation by certified wellness coach Chris Vasiliades titled “Mindfulness at Work.” Learn how to use focus and concentration to operate effectively and with less stress. Attendees will explore and apply mindfulness concepts and recognize the benefits of applying them at work. $26 NSWIB members, $39 nonmembers. Details and reservations at info@nswib.org or 781-484-6368.

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.

Friday, Jan. 17

North Shore Business Leads & Referral Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. Leads and referral group for business owners to market their firm, give a two-minute commercial, hand out cards and promotional materials, conduct business face-to-face, build network of leads and referrals, and more. Details and registration at 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

State of the City Breakfast Forum, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City breakfast forum with Mayor Ted Bettencourt, who will discuss recent achievements, upcoming economic development projects, and investment and building progress. All local business professionals invited for networking and a full breakfast. $30 PACC members, $40 nonmembers. Reserve by Jan. 15 to guarantee availability. 978-531-0384 or pcc@peabodychamber.com.

Professional Speaker Series, 8 a.m., Masonic Temple, 62 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Marblehead Chamber of Commerce’s Professional Speaker Series begins with a presentation by Don Doliber called “Marblehead History and Tidbits.” $15 Chamber members, $20 nonmembers. Registration required at www.marbleheadchamber.org or 781-631-2868.

Supervisors’ Connection: “Essential Skills for First-Time Managers,” 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Betsy Day will facilitate NSCC’s Supervisors’ Connection, titled “Essential Skills for First-Time Managers,” and will introduce attendees to a “Formula of Success.” $39/person, includes continental breakfast. Registration and details at 978-236-1200 or sryan@northshore.edu.

Thursday, Jan. 23

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

2014 Employment & Labor Law Update, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. North Shore Chamber features “New 2014 Laws Affecting Massachusetts Employers,” an overview of important legal decisions and legislative changes presented by Sara Goldsmith Schwartz of Schwartz Hannum PC. $25/Chamber members, $50/nonmembers. Register at 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org.

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.

After Hours Networking, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Salem Five Bank, 495 Cabot St., Beverly. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Salem Five Bank will host an After Hours networking event with drinks, food and door prizes. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Contractor Speaker Series, 5 to 7 p.m., The Landing Restaurant, 81 Front St., Marblehead. Marblehead Chamber of Commerce’s Contractor Speaker Series kicks off with guest speaker Shelly Bedrossian who will discuss the qualities of an effective website. Networking, appetizers and cash bar. Free/Chamber members, $20/nonmembers. The Chamber’s Contractor Speaker Series, titled “Don’t Know Yet,” features six sessions to educate and help business owners in the contractor or home services segment grow their businesses. Registration required at www.marbleheadchamber.org or 781-631-2868.

Friday, Jan. 24

North Shore Business Forum: Career challenges over age 50, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Mark Whitmore of the North Shore Career Center will discuss transitioning careers after age 50. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Monday, Jan. 27

Greater Beverly Chamber Fundraiser, Bertucci’s Restaurant, 27 Enon St., Beverly. Bertucci’s will host a fundraiser for the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce called Dining for Dollars. Guests who mention the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce when ordering their lunch or dinner will have 15 percent of their check donated to the Chamber. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Networking Strategies That Work, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn the strategy to networking that can produce direct business and bottom line results while helping to avoid five common mistakes; find out the do’s and don’ts and how to plan a networking agenda for the year ahead. Speaker: Diane Darling, CEO, Effective Networking Strategies Inc. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Coffee Connection: Salem, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Denise Kent Law Group, 15 Church St., Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce presents a morning of networking at Denise Kent Law. Coffee Connections provide businesses the opportunity to meet, connect and do business with other Chamber members. Free/members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org.

Coffee Connection: Beverly, 8 to 9 a.m., Harborlight Community Partners, 283 Elliott St., Beverly. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Harborlight Community Partners will host a Coffee Connection with coffee and networking. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Marketing and PR on a Dime, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn about low-cost public relations and marketing tactics that small- to medium-sized firms can implement themselves. Hear about real-world cases and the tools to put together a basic PR plan, including social media, speaking opportunities and in-house events. Speaker: Susan Shelby, CEO, Rhino PR. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.

Friday, Jan. 31

Eighth Annual North of Boston Tourism Summit, 7:30 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. This year’s theme of North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s eighth annual North of Boston Tourism Summit is “Keep Calm and Market On.” Sessions include “Working with the Travel Media,” “Making Movies,” “Co-Op Advertising/FAMs Explained” and “What is Your Brand Story.” More than 125 industry professionals representing the region’s tourism-oriented businesses, organizations and agencies will be in attendance. Registration pricing is $60 for NBCVB members, $70 for nonmembers and $45 for students. Details and reservations at 978-465-6555 or www.northofboston.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Financing Your Business, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Credit quality, cash flow and collateral are key to financing a business. Learn from a banking and consulting expert about how a lender looks at a loan request. Presentation will focus on preparing one’s existing business or startup venture for financing. Sources of capital, including SBA guaranteed bank loans, will be discussed. Speaker: Paul J. Shaughnessy, Lincoln Consulting Group Inc. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

North Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Breakfast, 7:15 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. Learn how the FEMA flood map changes will impact one’s business and residential property on the North Shore. Speakers: Wendi Goldsmith, founder and CEO, Bioengineering Group; and Ed Thomas, president, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association. Goldsmith and Thomas will discuss how the new information and legislation is affecting the current and future costs for homeowners, businesses, and communities. $37 Chamber member, $57 nonmember. Details and registration at 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org.

Thursday, Feb. 6

How Customer Feedback Can Grow Your Business, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Business owners can learn how to listen to, track, interpret and use customer satisfaction to help grow their business. Speaker: Amanda Venier, coach and consultant, Iona Pathways. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.

New Member Reception, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Timothy’s Grill, 225 Newbury St., Danvers. The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce’s New Member Reception includes networking, food, drinks and an opportunity to meet the Chamber’s newest members. Reserve a spot at rfoster@greaterbeverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Marblehead State of the Town breakfast, 8 a.m., The Landing Restaurant, 81 Front St., Marblehead. Marblehead Chamber of Commerce presents the Marblehead State of the Town breakfast and networking reception. Celebrate the town, hear updates from legislators, and network with Chamber members. $15/Chamber member, $20/nonmember. Registration required at www.marbleheadchamber.org or 781-631-2868.

The Business of Sustainability, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Sustainable and clean technology businesses represent one of the fastest growing sectors in the state. Learn what “sustainability” means, what kinds of companies are practicing sustainability, and how to become an attractive vendor to penetrate the growing sector. Speakers: Darcy Immerman, senior vice president, AECOM Inc.; and Pam Catoe-Narvaez, senior program manager, Applied Materials Inc. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 13

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

The E Challenge: Employee to Entrepreneur, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop leaders will show how to evaluate risks, rewards and opportunities involved in the next career move. Leave the session with a scorecard that identifies one’s strengths and weaknesses and how they play a critical role in making this life changing decision. Speakers: Beth Goldstein, founder, Marketing Edge Consulting Group; Anne J. Bresnahan and Maureen Weisner, co-founders, KICK-START Your Transition. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

How to Energize Your Employees, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn how the tasks given to one’s employees influence their work habits, then learn how to adjust one’s management style to energize employees to generate greater results for one’s business. Speaker: Herb Selesnick, president, Sterling & Selesnick. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 27

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

The Business Scorecard: A Way to Track Profitability, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. There are four to six metrics that can help any company track its profitability. Workshop presents the “four charts” program, and how to find the four to six key metrics that should be monitored regularly. Speaker: Hugh Glazer, business adviser, The WinterView Group. Free. Details and registration at enterprisectr.org, or contact Will Neely at wneely@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-7528 for more information.

Friday, Feb. 28

How to Cultivate Big Donors, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Hear from experts about the do’s and don’ts of working with big donors; how to approach solicitations; and the lessons learned. Speakers: Paula Vogel, director of planned giving/major gifts, YMCA of the North Shore; and Eileen O’Brien, associate vice president, institutional advancement, 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.

Saturday, March 8

Health & Wellness Expo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. The Peabody, Greater Beverly and Salem Chamber of Commerce present the 10th annual Health & Wellness Expo for businesses to showcase their health and wellness services; generate leads; set up appointments; build customer relationships; connect with thousands of North Shore residents; and provide free demonstrations or screenings. For details or to purchase an exhibitor space, visit www.peabodychamber.com. Early bird discount available through Jan. 30.

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

2014 North Shore Business Expo, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., DoubleTree Boston North Shore Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s North Shore Business Expo features more than 100 exhibiting companies and 2,500 business executives in attendance. Tickets, sponsorship opportunities and details available at https://www.northshorechamber.org/secure/register_expo_2014.html or 978-774-8565.

Wednesday, April 30

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Landry Home Decorating, 53 Lowell St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Landry Home Decorating host an after hours event with informal networking in a relaxed setting. Free/PACC members, $10 nonmembers. events@peabodychamber.com.