Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, noon, Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K, Beverly. Join Mayor Bill Scanlon and the Beverly Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Butterfly Nutrition owner Heather Borghesi. Event includes food, drinks and a door prize. www.beverlychamber.com.
Thursday, March 14
Social Media: What’s Hot and What’s Not, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop will look at some of tricks of the trade when using social media, the pros and cons of these tools, and the tactics necessary to be successful in the social space. Also, workshop will discuss how much time needs to be spent on social media in order to get results. Speaker: Julia Campbell, principal of J Campbell Social Marketing. Co-Sponsored by the MA Small Business Development Center. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
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 email@example.com. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.
Thursday, March 21
Internet Marketing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Proven online strategies can help launch a company’s Web presence, email newsletters or blog, and help sell goods and services online. Learn how to track marketing and sales progress through Web analytics. Workshop will touch on natural and paid search engine marketing, developing keywords, shopping carts, Web graphics and building an email list to reach the target market. Speaker: Carol Sanger, The Web Division. Sponsored by the MA Small Business Development Center. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Friday, March 22
128 Venture North Breakfast: Piranha Pond, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Entrepreneurs seeking funding have a five-minute opportunity to persuade a panel of investors to invest in their company. Investors ask questions and provide feedback to presenters. $50 application fee to present; $25 for entrepreneurs and management candidates; $35 for investors and service providers. Open to the public. For an application form and entrepreneur guidelines, visit www.piranhapond.com. Panelists will also be posted on the site.