Wednesday, Feb. 20
Pizza and Internet Advice, noon to 2 p.m., Marblehead Chamber of Commerce, 62 Pleasant St. With Leighton O’Connor of blueSWIRLS.com. Free. Attendees are welcome to ask anything about search engine optimization, social media techniques, Google Adword campaigns, YouTube marketing, website development, mobile websites. Reserve a spot at 781-631-2868 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Lead, Communicate and Motivate Your Team, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how the “communication ecosystem” — social media, printed marketing and interpersonal communication — works and how to align it with a business’s mission and objectives. Also, learn how to bring employees on board so that everyone is speaking the same language both internally and externally. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Speaker: Ezra Holland, founder of The Holland Group. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
North Shore Technology Council Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. A panel, moderated by Frederic Morris, partner and founder of Brook Venture Partners, will unravel the mystery of how successful venture or angel funding is accomplished. Speakers: Caleb Winder, director of Excel Medical Ventures; Eric Gordon, chief executive officer of Atentiv; and Chris Stepanian, chief executive officer of WindGap Medical. 7 a.m., networking and continental breakfast; 7:45 a.m., program begins. $25/NSTC members, $50/nonmembers. Register at www.nstc.org.
Supervisors’ Connection, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College, Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Topic: “What Does Employee Engagement Really Mean,” facilitated by Hinda Sterling. Program will introduce attendees to techniques that will help achieve meaningful engagement from employees. $39/person, includes continental breakfast. Registration at 978-236-1242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Focus on Nonprofits: Customer Service for Government Agencies and Nonprofits, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave.. Excellence in customer service is as critical in the nonprofit and public sectors as it is in the for-profit world. Treating various audiences (donors, supporters, service recipients) well means actively listening to them, going out of the way to help them, delivering a quality product or service, encouraging complaints and handling them. Salem State University’s police chief, Gene LaBonte, will talk about customer service excellence and share his experiences from the public sector perspective. LaBonte will also share strategies and tips to help one’s organization achieve customer service excellence. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.