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.