, Salem, MA


January 29, 2014

Business calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 29

State of the City Breakfast Forum, 7 to 9 a.m., Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury St., Peabody. Rescheduled date for Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual 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. Limited seats available. Reserve a spot at 978-531-0384 or

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Making a Difference in Peabody, Inc., 49 Lowell St. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Ted Bettencourt will celebrate the new offices of Making a Difference in Peabody with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a traditional Business After Hours gathering. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Details and registration at

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

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 or 978-232-9559. For details, visit

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, or contact Will Neely at or 978-542-7528 for more information.

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