---- — March 19
SALEM, Mass. — The North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Special Leadership Breakfast, featuring Massachusetts State Treasurer Steve Grossman, will be held at The Hawthorne Hotel. Networking will begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. To register, visit northshorechamber.org or call 978-774-8565.
ANDOVER — The Career Networking Group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St. All are welcome to join this free group to expand one’s network of business contacts, share ideas and learn about effective job search strategies. Certified career coach, Arleen Bradley, will present “What the Interviewer is Really Looking for When Asking Questions.” This program is sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32 or visit mhl.org for more information.
LAWRENCE — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Massachusetts Senate Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. in Salvatore’s Conference Room, 354 Merrimack St. This event was originally scheduled for March 7. Includes a complete hot breakfast buffet. To register for this event, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
DANVERS — The North Shore Chamber of Commerce, located in Danvers, will host the North Shore Business Leads Group from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Compromised of many types of businesses intent on being a marketing force for each other, the group becomes a networking environment where one can build relationships with other professionals. The cost is $25 for members. To register, visit northshorechamber.org or call 978-774-8565.
ANDOVER — The 2014 Legacy of Leading annual dinner ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury Drive. The agencies of Home Health Foundation announce the 2014 Legacy of Leading honorees as Thomas Mortimer, president and CEO of Haverhill Bank and Naomi Predergast, president and CEO of D’Youville Life and Wellness Community. Tickets are $125 each and may be purchased by calling 978-552-4927 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All tickets will be held at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are also available by calling Lauren Galimi at 978-552-4927. For more information, visit homehealthfoundation.org.
NORTH ANDOVER — Bliss Spa & Salon, located at 419 Andover St., will host “HAIRraising,” an event benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The funds raised will support research and innovation as well as life-saving care. Make an appointment to receive services from $25-$40. All proceeds raised through donation, service or raffle tickets will be given to Boston Children’s Hospital. For more information, call Belinda Juan at 978-689-4400.
ANDOVER — LeTip Merrimack Valley Executives, a business networking group, meets on Wednesdays, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Atria at Marland Place, 15 Steven St. Bring business cards to hand out. Free admission for guests. For more information, call Paul Lambert at 978-609-6420 or email PDLLAW@comcast.net.
LAWRENCE — Valleyworks Career Center, located at 439 South Union St., Suite 106, hosts a Networking for Professionals Group every Monday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This group is open to those who have a professional attitude about their career, are interested in networking and are focused on moving their career forward. Attendees must register for each weekly event. Membership is required, but at no cost. For more information or to register, call 978-722-7000 or visit valleyworks.cc.
ANDOVER — The Networking Group meets one Tuesday each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, in Andover. Past speakers have included professional recruiters, career counselors, human resource professionals, marketing leaders, business owners and many others. New sponsorships are always welcome to help defray costs. For more information, contact Brotherhood President Mitchell Schneir at 978-470-1356. Visit templeemanuel.net for a complete schedule.
LAWRENCE — The Service Corps of Retired Executives provides free and confidential assistance to those seeking to start or expand their business. Counseling appointments are available each Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Building, 264 Essex St. Public parking is available behind the building. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 978-686-0900.
METHUEN — The Loop Chapter of BNI in Methuen meets every Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Days Hotel and Conference Center, 159 Pelham St. For information about BNI, contact Chapter President Michael Wendt at 978-239-0281 or email Info@RoleModelInstitute.com.
GEORGETOWN — The Town and Country Chapter of Business Networking International meets every Thursday at noon at the Georgetown VFW, Route 133. Offers an opportunity for businesses to meet and exchange business referrals through word-of-mouth advertising. Free for visitors, members pay a membership fee. For more information, call Gary Cohen at 978-374-6600.