128 Venture North Breakfast: “Looking Good! How to Impress Investors,” 7:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. A panel of speakers will demystify the process of impressing investors and offer some simple do’s and don’ts for creating a powerful presentation. Speakers: Joshua Herzig-Marx, founder, Incentive Targeting; William McPhee, managing director, Praxis Advisors; James Woodward, entrepreneur and angel investor. Registration, breakfast buffet and informal networking, 7:30 to 8 a.m.; introduction by attendees, 8 to 9; presentation, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; question-and-answer session and informal networking, 9:45 to 10. Ticket range $25 to $35. Details and registration at http://lookinggoodforinvestors052313.eventbrite.com/#.
Lunch & Leads at Carrabba’s, noon to 1:30 p.m., Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 1 Newbury St., Peabody. Sample a Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce restaurant member’s menu and network with fellow chamber members. Attendees should prepare a 60-second “elevator pitch” and be ready to share information about their businesses. Each registered attendee receives an emailed copy of the participant list with contact names and addresses. $17/members, $30/nonmembers. http://business.peabodychamber.com/events/details/lunch-leads-carrabba-s-1623.
BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-587-3874 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 29
Small Business Thank-You Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Eastern Bank, 37 Foster St., Peabody. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will conclude Small Business Month with a Small Business Reception. Refreshments served. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.
Thursday, May 30
The Business of Theatre and Film, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop will feature a panel discussion with professionals who work in regional theatre and film. Panelists will take attendees behind the glamour and mystique that surround this field and talk about what they do, how they work with performing artists, how to promote one’s career and what opportunities exist in Massachusetts. Free. Speakers: Julie Hennrikus, executive director, StageSource; Tug Yourgrau, president/owner/co-founder, Powderhouse Productions; and representatives from North Shore Music Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Massachusetts Film Bureau. Details and registration at http://businessoftheatrefilm053013.eventbrite.com/#.