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January 2, 2013

Business calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce presents “Update on the Affordable Care Act and What Lies Ahead for North Shore Medical Center and Lahey Clinic.” Attendees will learn how their businesses and health care plans will be affected by the Affordable Care Act and its current and new tax provisions. Speakers: Robert Norton, president and CEO, North Shore Medical Center, and Dr. Howard Grant, president and CEO, Lahey Clinic. 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org.

Networking B4 Nine, 7:30 to 8 a.m., Burtons Grill, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Leads referral group within the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce provides an informal group atmosphere for attendees to share who makes a good referral for them. Bring two business cards. Also, a one-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged, and members will receive a copy of the participant list to help follow up and build network of referrals. Registration and continental breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; formal networking and presentation, 8 a.m. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Register at https://secure2.chambermaster.com/directory/jsp/events/dlg/Public_AddReg.jsp?ccid=340&eventid=1489.

Building Better Businesses With Green Practices: Resources, Tips and Strategies, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Presentation and workshop will introduce green solutions and strategies for businesses at all levels, describe and offer concrete information and tips on how greening a business will help the bottom line, and discuss the policies and changing regulatory landscape in Massachusetts. Speaker: Rick Reibstein, Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology. Reibstein will also share his role in founding environmental business networks and the value proposition for Salem businesses. Free. Reserve a spot at jrose@salem.com or 978-619-5679.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Ten Tips to Improve Your Sales, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn about 10 proven principles that can make the next sale larger, easier and faster to close, even in today’s online, 24/7, social-media world. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Speaker: Tony Santoro, sales consultant. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.

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