Thursday, Oct. 18
Young Entrepreneurs Event: Speed Consulting, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Designed to answer business-related questions by knowledgeable business experts in the area. For $10, get six 10-minute consultations with expert consultants in six areas of business: legal, accounting, banking, marketing and social media, branding and design, and sales. Free networking and food; cash bar. Reserve a spot in advance at http://speedconsulting111812.eventbrite.com/#. Visit http://enterprisectr.org/events/young-entrepreneurs-of-the-north-shore-speed-consulting/.
Friday, Oct. 19
Writing an Effective Workforce Training Fund Grant Application, 8 to 11 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. NSCC’s Corporate and Community Division will hold a free workshop. Includes continental breakfast. Register at 978-236-1242.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Overcoming Economic Barriers for Women Through Education and Training, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Misselwood Tent, Endicott College, 407 Hale St., Beverly. Essex County Commission on the Status of Women and Endicott College present a public forum to increase awareness of the need for education and training programs specially focused on the unique needs of women. Free. Leaders from education and training sectors will be present. Registration is preferred and can be done at ECCSWomen@gmail.com.
“Fact or Fiction: Estate Planning De-Mystified,” 10 a.m. to noon, Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K. Learn how advance planning can help protect assets for the future. Attorney Julie Low will explain estate-planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, living trusts, health care proxies, and Durable Power of Attorney. Space is limited; registration required at www.lawofficeofjulielow.com or 978-922-8800.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Get More Bang for Your Marketing Buck, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Session will focus on cost-effective ways to boost a business’s sales and build awareness; word-of-mouth, public relations and social media will be discussed. Speaker: Tim Hurley, executive vice president of Matter Communications. $10/person. Register at enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
North Shore Technology Council Breakfast: “Bridging the Gap,” 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Overview of the gaps that hinder technical talent from successfully transitioning into leadership roles. Speakers: Simon Pitts and Steve Klosterman, both of Gordon Engineering Leadership Program at Northeastern University. 7 a.m., networking and continental breakfast; 7:45 a.m., program begins. $25/NSTC members, $50/nonmembers. Register at www.nstc.org. Email email@example.com.
Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Brooksby Village, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will host event for attendees to learn more about the host business and expand network of contacts. Bring business cards and a prepared elevator speech. Light refreshments served. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. 978-531-0384 or pcc@PeabodyChamber.com.
Thursday, Oct. 25
The Business of Writing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Panel features three writers who will talk about their work, how they grew their careers and what opportunities might be available to attendees. Free. Speakers: Shelby Hypes, principal of Scarlet Letters (moderator); Linda Frahm, freelance writer and editor; Tracey Minkin, digital media writer and editor; and Ilene Garber MacDonald, book editor. enterprisectr.org.
“Spooktacular” Event, 5 to 7 p.m., R&L Associates Inc. and The Aries Group, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 219Q, Beverly. Fourth annual multi-chamber event with food, fun, spirits and prizes for best costumes. Free/chamber members, $10/nonmembers. Reserve a spot by Oct. 18 at 978-524-7750.
Friday, Oct. 26
Lunch & Leads, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Karl’s Sausage Kitchen & European Market, 1 Bourbon St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce event. Sample the menu specialties of a PACC member restaurant, meet and greet fellow chamber members, and share a 60-second elevator pitch. Registered attendees will receive the participant list with contact names and email addresses. Speaker: Jim Healey. $17/members, $25/nonmembers. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
October Supervisors’ Connection: Personnel Files — What Belongs and Where it Belongs, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Facilitated discussions led by Gni Grossman, an HR generalist, for attendees to learn what employee documentation employers are required to retain and for how long. Seminar covers best practice checklists and practical guidelines for what to keep and where. $39/person, includes continental breakfast. 978-236-1242 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 1
Financing Your Business: Do You Qualify?, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how a lender looks at a loan request; credit quality, cash flow and collateral are key. Presentation will focus on preparing an existing business or startup venture for financing. Sources of capital, including SBA guaranteed bank loans, will be discussed. Speaker: Paul Shaughnessy of Lincoln Consulting Group Inc. Free. enterprisectr.org.
New Member Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Red LuLu Cocina & Tequila Bar, 94 Lafayette St., Salem. North Shore Chamber of Commerce will host. Meet chamber staff, Board of Directors, new chamber members and more. www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Grand Reopening Ceremony, 10 a.m., Insideout Health & Wellness, 162 Main St., Wenham. Ribbon-cutting ceremony with Wenham Board of Selectmen chairwoman Molly Martins and vice chairman Patrick Wilson.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
Baby Boomer Transition Series Part II: Seven Steps for Creating a Successful Transition Plan, 7 to 9 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Attendees can explore 10 aspects of living in the near future, then brainstorm and select the most satisfying choices to help create their own personal strategic plan for living a dynamic and purposeful new life. Speakers: Jack Beauregard of Successful Transition Planning Institute and Paul Cronin of Business Development for STPI. $40 for all three workshops, $15 for one. enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Nov. 8
Clues to Success: Reading People and Sizing Up Situations, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how emotions figure into customer and employee satisfaction, motivation, transformational leadership, and more, and how to use one’s “emotional intelligence” to identify, assess and manage people and environments. Speaker: Gavriel Meirovich, associate professor of management at Salem State University. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Million Dollar Women Symposium, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem. Eighth annual event features a panel of women who have worked their way up through the ranks to become leaders of their companies. Speakers will answer questions, drawing from their own experiences. Featured speakers: Karen Andreas of The Salem News, Karen Bressler of AGAR Supply Co., Julie Livingston of Marblehead Bank, Linda Moulton of Ceralta Technologies, Mary Puma of Axcelis and Carole Wedge of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott. $50 admission includes full breakfast. Reserve a spot at http://milliondollarwomen111412.eventbrite.com/#. http://enterprisectr.org/events/2012-million-dollar-women-symposium/.
Thursday, Nov. 15
“HR Issues You Need To Know About,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Get up-to-date on existing, new and pending state and federal laws that, if ignored, can have serious repercussions. Workshop will deal with how laws and regulations apply to real-world situations, like hiring, firing, medical leaves and more. Speaker: Lori Harrigan, managing principal at Human Resource Solutions. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Focus on Nonprofits: Recruit, Retain and Engage a Great Board of Directors, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Look at board functions and structure, group dynamics, best practices, and more to help recruit and retain members, and manage an engaged and active nonprofit board. Speaker: Theresa Hamacher, Executive Service Corps. Free. enterprisectr.org.
2012 Annual Dinner Meeting, 5 to 8 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner includes executive networking with chamber members and guests, and a presentation of the second annual North Shore Distinguished Leadership Awards. www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Thursday, Nov. 29
128 Venture North Breakfast: Deal Syndication, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Early-stage companies often require more funding than any single angel group can supply; learn how to understand this, how to get multiple investors on the same deal and the issues to watch out for. Presented by 128 Innovation Capital Group and North Shore Technology Council. Speakers: Ben Littauer of Boston Harbor Angels; Henry Kay of Launchpad Ventures; Todd Zion of SmartCells Inc. Registration, breakfast buffet and informal networking, 7:30 to 8 a.m.; introduction by attendees, 8 to 9 a.m.; presentation by speakers, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; question-and-answer session and informal networking, 9:45 to 10 a.m. Printed roster of meeting attendees available. Tickets range $25 to $35. http://dealsyndication112912.eventbrite.com/#.