Wednesday, Oct. 24
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.
Doctoral Program Open House, 4 to 6 p.m., Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Endicott College, 295 Hale St., Beverly. Prospective students are invited to stop by. This fall marks the start of Endicott’s first doctoral program in educational leadership to prepare midcareer professionals for senior leadership roles in higher education, nonprofit agencies and schools. The program is designed to promote the careers of working professionals and offers face-to-face courses every other weekend on campus. Students complete the content course work in five terms, followed by six months of apprenticeship with professional practice and original research-based dissertation proposal writing. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-998-7753 or www.endicott.edu/gps/doctoralprogram.
“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
North Shore Alliance for Economic Development Meeting, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Salem State University, Marsh Hall Conference Room 210, 71 Loring Ave. Michael Tyler, chief investment officer for Eastern Bank, will speak at the general membership meeting. Registration is encouraged by Oct. 24. Reserve a spot at www.eventbrite.com/event/4620570250.