Friday, Sept. 7
North Shore Business Forum: Five Critical Business Exposures, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Craig Childs of MacDonald & Pangione will speak on how businesses can address potential legal issues. $10 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Sunday, Sept. 9
Peabody Restaurant Weeks 2012, from Sept. 9 through 13 and Sept. 16 through 20, special deals and discounts at participating restaurants. www.peabodyinternationalfestival.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Your Business Plan Soup to Nuts, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn an easy approach to developing a business plan to manage all aspects of a business, including marketing, finance, operations, personnel and overall strategy. Learn to test feasibility of a new company or a new direction and discover how to use the plan to raise capital. Receive a copy of the SBDC Business Planning Guide. Speaker: Bruce Share, principal, Bruce J. Share & Associates. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
North Shore Technology Council’s 10th anniversary celebration, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Council will celebrate 10 years of supporting and growing North of Boston’s technology business community. Includes networking, musical entertainment, silent auction to support the new student STEM scholarship initiative and keynote speaker Bernard Gordon. $65/NSTC members and guests. Register at www.nstc.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women Meeting, 6 p.m., Toscana’s Restaurant, 3 Bourbon St., Peabody. Dinner meeting; business meeting will follow. Lisa Rancourt will speak on the benefits of belonging to the association. The nonprofit association is affiliated with the National Association of Insurance Professionals. Anyone in an insurance-related occupation is invited to join or attend a meeting. 781-258-7370 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Sept. 13
Focus on Nonprofits: How to Run Better,More Productive Meetings, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Effective facilitation skills help plan and conduct more successful meetings where people communicate well, address the issues and make decisions. Learn techniques that can be used to plan meetings, manage group processes and use problem-solving tools more effectively. Speaker: Jay Carty, consultant, Executive Service Corps. Free. enterprisectr.org.