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METHUEN — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a business networking mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Hampstead House Restaurant, 251 Hampstead St. Includes hors d’oeuvres and prizes. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
METHUEN — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual “Speed Networking” event from 5 to 7 p.m. in Holy Family Hospital’s auditorium, 70 East St. Includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Cost is $15 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, visit HaverhillChamber.com.
ATKINSON — The Government Affairs Committee of the Greater Salem Chamber is sponsoring “Concord Connections” in partnership with the Greater Salem Rotary Club, beginning at 7:45 a.m. at The Atkinson Resort & Country Club, in the lower level Tuscany Room, 85 Country Club Drive. Open to the public, the event will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with members of the New Hampshire Legislature. At 8:15 a.m., a formal program will commence featuring New Hampshire State Senators James Rausch and Chuck Morse. Call the Chamber office at 603-893-3177 or email email@example.com if planning to attend. The event is sponsored by the local law firm, Beaumont and Campbell, Professional Association.
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.
NORTH ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host “Grand Opening Mardi Gras,” a business networking mixer, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, 498 Chickering Road, Route 125. Includes hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and a raffle for door prizes. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
NORTH ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a networking breakfast from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at Burtons Grill, 145 Turnpike St. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Human Resource Association will present “Holding Staff Accountable” from noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Chateau, 131 River Road. Includes a complete hot luncheon. Cost is $22 for MVHRA members, $25 for MV Chamber members, $45 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.
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.