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WALTHAM — The Builders Association of Greater Boston’s “2013 Economic Forecast Dinner” will be held at the Embassy Guest Suites, 550 Winter St. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Jessica Casey. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Cost is $65 for members, $80 for nonmembers. For tickets or more information, visit bagb.org.
SALEM, N.H. — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold its “2013 Kick Off” January “Business After Hours” Networking Event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Used Book Superstore, 419 South Broadway. Bring business cards and be ready to meet and learn about other business professionals. Incudes food, beverages and raffle door prizes. Cost is $5 for members, $15 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 603-893-3177 or e-mail email@example.com.
Haverhill — The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce committee, Winning Opportunities for Women (W.O.W.), will present “Seeds for Success, It’s YOU in 2013: Energy. Excellence. Excitement,” at the Haverhill Golf & Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane. The event, which will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m., will include complimentary appetizers and dessert, a cash bar, shopping with vendors and presentations. Cost is $29 per person. To register or for more information, visit haverhillchamber.com or contact Jen Cantwell at 978-373-5663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a Congressional Breakfast Forum from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the Wyndham Boston Andover Hotel, 123 Old River Road. Congressman John Tierney and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas will present “The Challenges Facing the United States in 2013 -- How is Your Business Impacted?” For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
HAVERHILL — The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Membership Services Committee, in partnership with Haverhill Bank, will host the 23rd annual Business Awards Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St., in Haverhill. Former captain of the Boston Bruins and recent inductee into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame Rick Middleton will be the featured keynote speaker. Tickets are $35 per person or $300 for a table of 10 and include a full breakfast, keynote speaker and awards ceremony. To reserve a seat, contact Jen Cantwell at the Chamber, 978-373-5663 or email email@example.com. For information about the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, visit HaverhillChamber.com.
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.