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 email@example.com or 978-542-7528 for more information.
Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Bertucci’s, 15 Newbury St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Lunch & Leads event for attendees to sample the menu of a member restaurant and meet with other chamber members. Attendees should come prepared to share a 60-second elevator pitch. Each registered attendee will receive the participant list with contact names and addresses. $17/PACC members, $30/nonmembers. Advance reservations required at www.peabodychamber.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.