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HAVERHILL — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Spring Business Expo Trade Show Job and Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Michael’s Function Hall, 12 Alpha St. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
ANDOVER — The agencies of Home Health Foundation will honor Massachusetts Rep. Brian Dempsey and Rosanne DiStefano, executive director, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, at the Legacy of Leading event, 5:30 p.m. at the Andover Country Club. The evening will feature dinner and jazz entertainment by The George Farrell Group. Tickets are $125 per person, with proceeds directed to the Home Health Foundation. For tickets, additional information or sponsorship opportunities, call Lauren Galimi at 978-552-4927. Space is limited; make reservations by March 27. For more information, visit homehealthfoundation.org.
MANCHESTER, Mass. — The Women’s Fund of Essex County will host its fifth annual “Power of the Purse” fundraising event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Brookwood School, located off Route 127. All proceeds will help fund projects and annual grant awards made by The Women’s Fund. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. For more information, visit thewomensfundec.org.
SALISBURY — The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce will hold its 17th annual Winning Opportunities for Women (WOW) Conference at the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury. Includes breakfast, lunch, speakers, interactive sessions, gifts and more. Cost is $69 by March 1. After March 1 the cost is $89 for members and $99 for nonmembers. Sponsorship packages are available, and vendor inquiries are welcome. To register or for more information, contact Jen Cantwell at 978-373-5663, email email@example.com or visit haverhillchamber.com.
DANVERS — The North Shore Business Forum will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club, Route 62 East. Charlene St. Jean, of Beverly’s Purple Diamond, will present “Successful Socializing On and Off Line.” The $11 admission fee includes a continental breakfast. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, visit nsbforum.org.
DANVERS — The North Shore Business Forum will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club, Route 62 East. Sallie Felton, of Hamilton’s Sallie Felton Life Coaching, will discuss her book, “If I’m So Smart, Why Can’t I Get Rid of This Clutter?” The $11 admission fee includes a continental breakfast. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, visit nsbforum.org.
WINDHAM — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Committee, in partnership with Pentucket Bank, will present the fifth annual Economic Development Breakfast and Business Pillar Awards from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Castleton Event Center, Route 111. Newly elected New Hampshire Governor, Maggie Hassan, will be the keynote speaker. The event will also feature an update from the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development (NHDRED). The Business Pillar Awards ceremony recognizes businesses in the Greater Salem area for contributions to their industry and community. Admission is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Includes a full breakfast buffet. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call 603-893-3177. For more information, visit gschamber.com.
DANVERS — The North Shore Business Forum will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club, Route 62 East. John Somes, president of the Beverly Chamber of Commerce, will discuss “How Local Chambers Can Help Small Business.” The $11 admission fee includes a continental breakfast. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, visit nsbforum.org.
DANVERS — The North Shore Business Forum will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club, Route 62 East. Jason Maxwell, of MassPay, will talk about his road to success. The $11 admission fee includes a continental breakfast. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, visit nsbforum.org.
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.