Wednesday, Jan. 30
Mayor’s State of the City Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Holiday Inn-Peabody, 1 Newbury St., Route 1 north. Join more than 150 business owners and leaders for Mayor Ted Bettencourt’s midterm address, when he reflects on his first year in office and his vision and plans for the city. Attendees will gain an understanding of the current business environment and the challenges of managing fiscal responsibility during difficult economic circumstances. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Full breakfast served. $25/chamber members, $35/nonmembers. Advance reservations required at https://secure2.chambermaster.com/directory/jsp/events/dlg/Public_AddReg.jsp?ccid=340&eventid=1524.
Thursday, Jan. 31
What’s Involved in Selling Internationally, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Workshop will discuss how to think through the process of expanding a business into international markets and how to access specific help that’s available. Speakers: Kenneth R. Brown, executive director, Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, and Paula Murphy, director, Massachusetts Export Center. The presenters represent two of the commonwealth’s major international trade agencies. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Scosso Restaurant and Bar, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce hosts event for attendees to sample Scosso’s menu and network with fellow chamber members. Attendees should be prepared to share a 60-second “elevator pitch” and information about their business. Registered attendees will receive a participant list with contact names and addresses. Speaker: Walter Manninen, Small Business Development Center. $17/PACC members, $30/nonmembers. www.peabodychamber.com.
Friday, Feb. 1
Seventh annual Tourism Summit, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Boston Marriott Peabody, 8A Centennial Drive, Peabody. Features breakfast keynote speaker Thomas P. Glynn, chief executive officer and executive director of Massport. Breakout sessions on destination marketing; North of Boston visitor center network; tourism challenges, trends and opportunities; and the role for paper-based marketing materials in a digital world. Also, Tourism U topics by MOTT include social media fundamentals and best practices, the importance of tourism in one’s own community, how to market tourism to business partners and stakeholders, and how to compete and grow in market share. Free admission to Tourism U. Registration and marketing, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; breakfast and keynote address, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; concurrent breakout sessions, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; lunch and keynote address, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.; MOTT Tourism U, 2 to 4 p.m. Registration at 978-465-6555 or https://prod.mkat.com/mktixrun/shared/mknporun?dir=nob.MKT-105.NOBCVB-E28080&Event=NOBCVB-E28080&page=mkeventregisterfrm.jsp.