Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 9:30 a.m., Cygnet Confections, 139 Lynnfield St., Newhall Crossing, Peabody. Join the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Ted Bettencourt for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Cygnet Confections, a baked goods shop. Free admission, pre-registration required at peabodychamber.com.
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.
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.
Million Dollar Women Symposium, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. Ninth annual event features a panel of women who have created and are leading their own companies. Hear how the panelists achieved their successes and their advice for other women who are running, starting or thinking about starting their own businesses. Keynote speaker: Margaret McKenna, president emeritus of Lesley University, former president of the Walmart Foundation. Panelists: Fuchsia McInerney, chief executive officer, Pearse Street Inc.; Gayle Piraino, founder and president, GAP PROMOTIONS; Joan Brooks, cofounder and chief operating officer, Garbrook Knowledge Resources; and Victoria Taylor, founder and chief executive officer, Victoria Gourmet. $30 admission includes full breakfast. Reserve a spot at http://milliondollarwomen110613.eventbrite.com.
Thursday, Nov. 7
Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. The Toastmasters Club of Beverly will meet. Contact Roberta at 617-755-6331, or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org for more information.