Wednesday, Feb. 13
Networking Before Nine Leads Referral Group, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burtons Grill, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce staff will facilitate attendees’ introduction, and a one-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged. Bring two business cards. Members will receive a copy of the participant list to help follow-up with contacts. Registration and breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; formal networking and presentation, 8 a.m. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSTC Networking Event, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington St. West, Salem. North Shore Technology Council will host for executives, business professionals, business owners and business development people interested in expanding their networks and making new business connections. Free/NSTC members, $25/nonmembers. Light fare and cash bar available. Register at www.nstc.org.
Thursday, Feb. 14
Workforce Training Fund Info Session, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College, Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Informational training seminar on the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund. Speaker: Michael Corcoran, operations supervisor for the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program. Free, continental breakfast provided. 978-236-1242, or contact Dawn DeRoche at email@example.com.
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. For details, call 978-587-3874, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.
Friday, Feb. 15
128 Venture North Breakfast: In search of the perfect investor pitch, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. From structure to content to effective delivery, there are many pieces to a successful pitch. Phil Holberton, winner of the 2008 North of Boston Business Plan Competition and pitch coach for the MassChallenge finalists, will share the five key attributes of a great investor pitch with the right mix of logic, passion and values. During the hands-on workshop, attendees will construct the outline and sketch out their pitch for business plan contests or raising capital. 128 Venture North Breakfasts presented in partnership with the 128 Innovation Capital Group; sponsored by the North Shore Technology Council. Admission fee range $25 to $35. 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. Printed roster of meeting’s attendees will be available at the end of the meeting. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.