, Salem, MA


May 15, 2013

Business calendar


Grand opening celebration, 5 to 9 p.m., LiShay Hair Design, 70 Herrick St., Beverly. Owners Lindsey and Shay Catterson will host a grand opening celebration at their new shop. Light refreshments and an opportunity to win prizes. 978-922-1610 or

Tuesday, May 21

Back by popular demand: How to Write a Great Blog, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. An effective blog can help reach customers and boost business. Learn how to get started and how to blog better. Speaker: Jennifer Powell, principal, The Excellent Writers Group. Free.

After Hours Networking Aboard the Salem Ferry, 5 to 7 p.m., Salem Ferry, 10 Blaney St., Salem. Join the Salem Chamber of Commerce for a night of networking on the Salem Ferry before it opens for the season. Boarding will begin at 5 p.m., and the ferry will depart at 5:30 for a quick cruise around the harbor (weather permitting) before redocking at 7 p.m. $20 admission includes beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or

Wednesday, May 22

Energy and Environment: Links to sustainability and economic growth, 7 to 9:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Technology’s breakfast event features Richard Sullivan Jr., secretary of the commonwealth’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Sullivan will speak about the state’s energy and environment goals and priorities, and will outline plans for growth and investment in these areas. Networking and continental breakfast, 7 a.m.; program begins at 8:15 a.m. Register at $25/NSTC members, $50/nonmembers.

Thursday, May 23

Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, or

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