, Salem, MA


January 29, 2014

Business calendar


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

Monday, Feb. 3

Executive Lunch & Learn, noon to 1:30 p.m., Finz Seafood & Grill, 76 Wharf St., Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce event will focus on the impact of a minimum wage increase on small business, with featured speakers Jon Hurst, CEO of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, and Bob Luz, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. $25 Chamber members, $35 nonmembers. To reserve a seat or become an event sponsor, contact the Salem Chamber of Commerce at 978-744-0004 or

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

Wednesday, Feb. 5

North Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. Learn how the FEMA flood map changes will impact business and residential property on the North Shore. Speakers: Wendi Goldsmith, founder and CEO, Bioengineering Group; and Ed Thomas, president, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association. Networking begins at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. Breakfast admission: $37 Chamber member, $57 nonmember. Also, Goldsmith and Thomas will present a special forum from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. called "FEMA Maps and the North Shore: What’s up besides the cost?” Forum admission: $49 Chamber member, $99 nonmember. Pre-registration required for both events. Details and registration at 978-774-8565 or

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