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 email@example.com or 978-232-9559. Visit www.beverlychamber.com for details.