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NORTH ANDOVER — Merrimack Valley Chamber’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) networking event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Zinga Selfserve Frozen Yogurt, 560 Turnpike St. Includes complimentary frozen yogurt. Cost is $20 for MVCC members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
HAVERHILL — Gov. Deval Patrick will present “A Special Update” from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at DiBurro’s Function Facility, 887 Boston Road. Hosted by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce. Includes a complete hot breakfast. Cost is $28 for members, $60 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
ATKINSON — Career Resources, a local nonprofit agency working with people who have disabilities and other barriers in the Merrimack Valley, will host its annual Spring Fling Silent and Live Auction at the Atkinson Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive. Tickets are $30 each. For more information, to make a donation or to purchase tickets, contact Bonnie Michaleas at 978-374-9122, ext. 228. Pay through Pay Pal at crc-mass.org.
ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Women in Business and Health Care Series from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Indian Ridge Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Road. Featured speaker will be Christie Hager, J.D., M.P.H, President Obama’s New England Regional Director of the United States Department of health and Human Services. Event includes a full hot luncheon. Cost is $28 for members, $60 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 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.