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October 2, 2013

Business calendar


The Salem News

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Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 to 9 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. The North Shore Chamber of Commerce forum will feature a talk by Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump. Networking begins at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $35 chamber members, $55 nonmembers. Details and registration at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

After hours at Brightview, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Brightview of Danvers, 50 Endicott St., Danvers. Join the Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Brightview for a networking event with food, door prizes, and beer and wine. Reserve a spot at rfoster@beverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. Visit www.beverlychamber.com for details.

Thursday, Oct. 3

Recruiting Job Applicants in an Internet Environment, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. How can nonprofit organizations attract the best candidates in a rapidly changing online environment? Jeffrey Berman, lead consultant of Executive Service Corps of New England, will lead a workshop designed to familiarize nonprofit leaders with today’s best practices in recruitment through a review of website design, online advertising, database searches and social media strategies. Suggestions for monitoring critical issues such as cost, information system management and legal requirements will also be shared. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/recruiting-job-applicants/.

Friday, Oct. 4

North Shore Business Forum: Etiquette for Business, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Jodi Smith of Mannersmith will speak on etiquette in business. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Salem Chamber’s Haunted BizBaz Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, Salem. Salem Chamber presents the Haunted BizBaz street fair showcasing more than 100 vendors selling products that are unique to Salem. Salem-Chamber.org.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Salem Chamber’s Haunted BizBaz Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, Salem. Salem Chamber presents the Haunted BizBaz street fair showcasing more than 100 vendors selling products that are unique to Salem. Salem-Chamber.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Business Insurance: What Kind and How Much Do You Need, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Mark Slafsky, vice president/insurance broker at Salem Five Insurance, will lead a workshop on how to protect one’s business and personal assets and how to select the right plan to manage potential risks and contract needs. Topics covered include property, liability, workers compensation, vehicle and other commercial insurance products. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/business-insurance-what-kind-and-how-much-do-you-need/.

Salem Five After Hours, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Salem Five Bank, 495 Cabot St., Beverly. Join the Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Salem Five Bank for a networking event with food, prizes, and refreshments. Reserve a spot at rfoster@beverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. Visit www.beverlychamber.com for details.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Networking Before Nine, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burton’s Grill, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Leads referral group. Bring two business cards. One-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged before you leave, and members receive participant list for follow-up. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members, call 978-531-0384 or visit www.peabodychamber.com.

Innovative Business Networking event, 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Innovative Business Networking will host a networking event with state Sen. Joan Lovely, who will speak on the small business buzz in Massachusetts. A time to share questions or concerns will follow. $12 person. http://innovativebusinessnetworking.com/event-3.

Thursday, Oct. 10

“Are You Ready to Scale, Not Just Grow,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Scaling a business is not the same as growing a business. Scaling implies alignment, control, predictability and fast growth, but with safety. Using case studies from more than 30 years of scaling businesses, Ian Smith, founder of the Portfolio Partnership, will explain how to build a compelling story and an operational blueprint, and how to make that story come alive. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/are-you-ready-to-scale-not-just-grow/.

BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. backtalktoastmasters@gmail.com.

Friday, Oct. 11

North Shore Business Forum: Tips for Effective Selling, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Don Kelley of Wayside Trailers will speak on effective selling techniques. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Google Analytics 101, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. James Shiner, founder and chief executive officer of Yelling Mule, will lead a workshop on how to take full advantage of Google Analytics with minimal time investment. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/google-analytics-101/.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Peabody Wealth Advisors, 150A Andover St., Suite 10A, Danvers. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Peabody Wealth Advisors present a Business After Hours event with networking, refreshments and door prizes. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members. 978-531-0384, www.peabodychamber.com.

Thursday, Oct. 17

How to Manage Your Boss and Other Higher Ups, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Workshop will focus on how to manage one’s boss and those above him or her. When done well, leader and employee are more effective, working as a team to ensure each is informed and addressing problems before they spin out of control. Speaker: Joycelyn Snell, founder and president, Professional Career Solutions. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/how-to-manage-your-boss-and-other-higher-ups/.

Friday, Oct. 18

North Shore Business Forum General Networking Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Bring business cards and an elevator speech to North Shore Business Forum’s general networking meeting. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

North Shore Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce office, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s North Shore Business Leads Group will meet. Networking environment for professionals to build relationships with other professionals. $25 Chamber members. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Social Media Update — What’s Hot and What’s Not, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Social media changes frequently, and it is hard to know the difference between what is trendy and what is useful. Discuss the pros and cons of the newest tools, examine which ones are most effective for business owners and learn how much time is needed to spend on social media for one’s business. Speaker: Julia Campbell, president/chief executive officer, J Campbell Social Marketing. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/social-media-update-whats-hot-and-whats-not/.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Crowdfunding, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. What is crowdfunding? Learn more about crowdfunding and why it is popular. Hear how CinemaSalem’s crowdfunding campaign raised more than $68,000 to enable the theater to convert to a new digital cinema system. Find out the positives, negatives and lessons learned. Speakers: Michael Durwin, interactive creator director and digital media strategist; and Paul Van Ness, owner of CinemaSalem. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/crowdfunding-a-new-way-to-finance-your-business/.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Century House Restaurant., 235 Andover St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event for attendees to sample the menu of a member restaurant and meet with other chamber members. Come prepared to share a 60-second elevator pitch. $17 PACC members, $30 nonmembers. Advance reservations required at www.peabodychamber.com.

Friday, Oct. 25

North Shore Business Forum: Steve Lomasney, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Former Red Sox catcher Steve Lomasney will speak about his journey from playing professional baseball to becoming a business owner. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Organization Plus Coffee Connection, 8 to 9 a.m., Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K, Beverly. Join the Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Nancy Black of Organization Plus for a coffee connection. Learn how being organized can help one’s business. Reserve a spot at rfoster@beverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559. Visit www.beverlychamber.com for details.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Executive Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., Ipswich Country Club, 148 Country Club Way, Ipswich. The North Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Breakfast Forum will feature a talk by Congressman John Tierney. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $35 chamber members, $55 nonmembers. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Annual Dinner Meeting and Awards, 5 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce 95th annual dinner meeting and the third annual North Shore Distinguished Leadership Awards. Networking begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. Registration and details at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.