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 firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com.