HAVERHILL — The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce will host a special speaker series luncheon event from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Country Club. State. Rep. Brian Dempsey, chairman of Way and Means, and Stephen Crosby, chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, will give an overview of gaming in Massachusetts, including the commission’s work on gaming to date, the future of gaming in Massachusetts, and its fiscal impact. A question and answer session will follow the lunch and presentation. Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Jen Cantwell at 978-373-5663 or email@example.com.
WILMINGTON — WIND North Employment Networking will host a program from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Route 62. Bruce Katcher, Ph.D. will present “Employee, Contractor or Consultant: Which Is Right For You?” Cost is $10 for WIND members, $20 for all others. For more information, call Fred Nothnagel at 978-501-4854.
NORTH ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a congressional debate at 7 p.m. in the North Andover High School auditorium, 430 Osgood St. With Daniel Fishman, Cong. John Tierney and Richard Tisei. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Write down questions and drop them in a basket. Two questions will be randomly drawn. Open to the public. For more information, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
HAVERHILL — The Greater Salem N.H. and Greater Haverhill Chambers of Commerce will present the third annual “2012 Cross Border Expo” from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Northern Essex Community College gymnasium, 100 Elliot St. This year’s Cross Border Expo will feature restaurant showcase food exhibitors with free samples, celebrity appearances, free raffles every hour, live radio broadcast, free parking, coupons and discount offers from exhibitors and more. The event is free for the public to attend. To sign up as an exhibitor, register online at crossborderexpo2012.eventbrite.com, call Greater Haverhill at 978-373-5663 or Greater Salem at 603-893-3177.