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October 24, 2012

Business Calendar


The Salem News

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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. jgammel@endicott.edu, 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.

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. pcc@peabodychamber.com.

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 daderoch@northshore.edu.

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.

Friday, Nov. 2

North Shore Business Forum: “Clean up your email and desktop,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Nancy Black of Beverly’s Organization Plus will discuss how to de-clutter and streamline one’s desktop and email. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

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

Executive Breakfast Forum: “The Future of Gambling in Massachusetts,” 7:15 a.m., Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel, 1 Audubon Road, Wakefield. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Breakfast Forum features a talk by Stephen Crosby, Massachusetts Gaming Commission chairman. The owners of Suffolk Downs have unveiled their design for a $1 billion resort casino at the 77-year-old racetrack, and have submitted their application for approval. Crosby has 45 years of experience in policymaking, entrepreneurship, nonprofits and academics. www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_register_breakfast.html or 978-774-8565.

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

Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 27 Congress St., Suite 414, Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection event at Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, P.C. Make new business connections and catch up with old ones. Bring elevator pitch. Free/chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or info@salem-chamber.org.

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.

“Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) — The Keys to the North Shore’s Economic Future,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., North Shore Community College, Health Professionals and Student Services Building, room 106, 1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. North Shore Technology Council will set plans for its STEM outreach and hear a presentation from Joyce Plotkin, president emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and chairwoman and CEO of Digits. Plotkin will speak about how investment in K-12 STEM education will keep the economy competitive and provide good jobs for future generations. Register at www.nstc.org. Free. events@nstc.org.

Friday, Nov. 9

North Shore Business Forum: “Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Barbara Anthony, Massachusetts undersecretary of consumer affairs, will speak. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.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. $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.

Friday, Nov. 16

North Shore Business Forum: “Food for Thought,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Dr. Tim O’Leary of Peabody Family Chiropractic will speak on improving and maintaining one’s brain through nutritional choices. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

North Shore Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 5 Cherry Hill St., Suite 100, Danvers. Attendees will have an opportunity to market their firm, give a two-minute commercial, hand out business cards and promotional materials, and gain referrals, leads and more. Limited to first 30 attendees. $25/ticket. Members only. 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_register_leads.html.

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.

Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Spinelli’s Function Facility, 10 Newbury St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual event for chamber members, elected and appointed officials, community leaders, and strategic partners. The Ankeles Community Service Award will be awarded to Tom Gould, owner of Treadwell’s Ice Cream. Meet with leaders, network with peers and other representatives. http://business.peabodychamber.com/events/details/81st-annual-dinner-ankeles-award-ceremony-1258.

Thursday, Nov. 29

128 Venture North Breakfast: Deal Syndication, 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 and 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/#.

Friday, Nov. 30

North Shore Business Forum Networking, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Bring business cards and join dozens of North Shore professionals for a networking meeting. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.