Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce: Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Shore Bank, 32 Main St., Peabody. Opportunity to learn more about North Shore Bank and to expand networking contacts. Bring business cards and elevator speech. Light refreshments served. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.
Friday, Sept. 14
North Shore Business Forum: Navigating a Path to Business Success, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Beth Goldstein of Marketing Edge Consulting will speak on how to market a small business. $10 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
North Shore Business Leads Group, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce office, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. Networking group to build relationships with other professionals. Members become familiar with other member businesses and learn how to refer each other. $25/chamber members. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Kick Up Your Customer Service, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn the basics of superior customer service from the author of a gold medal-winning “how to” book on sales and selling. Speaker: John Chapin, author of “Sales Encyclopedia.” Free. enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Shore Bank, 32 Main St., Peabody. The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and the bank will host. 978-531-0384.
Thursday, Sept. 20
How to apply for “free” money, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Free seminar on the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund. Includes continental breakfast. Registration at 978-236-1242.
How to Close the Sale in the New Economy, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how to separate oneself from the competition and close sales more quickly. Speaker: Marc Wayshak of Mark Wayshak Communications, author of “Game Plan Selling” and “Breaking All Barriers.” Co-sponsored by the Mass. Small Business Development Center. $10/person. enterprisectr.org.