, Salem, MA

May 22, 2013

Business calendar

The Salem News

---- — 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 K. 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 in order to help grow businesses and the economy, as well as maintain quality of life. 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

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 and intriguing presentation that differentiates a business from the crowd. Speakers: Joshua Herzig-Marx, founder, Incentive Targeting; William McPhee, managing director, Praxis Advisors LLC; James Woodward, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Registration, breakfast buffet and informal networking, 7:30 to 8 a.m.; introduction by attendees, 8 to 9 a.m.; presentation, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; question-and-answer session and informal networking, 9:45 to 10 a.m. Tickets range $25 to $35. Details and registration at

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.

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

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

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 theater 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