AMESBURY — The Greater Haverhill and Amesbury Chambers of Commerce are collaborating to host the first “Family Appreciation Day: Winter Festival.” This event, originally scheduled for Jan. 14, will now take place on Jan. 21, at Amesbury Sports Park, 12 South Hunt Road in Amesbury. The Winter Festival will feature unlimited snow tubing, an open skating rink, magic shows, and more. The sports park will have food and beverages for sale. For people of all ages, the event will start in the afternoon to allow young families and school-aged children to participate, and will continue into the evening to allow for professionals to participate after the work day concludes. Families are encouraged to participate and businesses are encouraged to treat their hard-working employees. Participants should bring their own ice skates to enjoy the open skating rink. The event is split into two waves or blocks of time; Afternoon Wave (3:30 to 6:15 p.m.) and Evening Wave (6:15 to 9 p.m.). Tickets are $10 per wave or $18 for both. Tickets must be pre-ordered by visiting either the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, 80 Merrimack St., second floor, Haverhill, HaverhillChamber.com, 978-373-5663 or the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce, 5 Market Square, Amesbury, AmesburyChamber.com, 978-388-3178.
PELHAM — The Pelham Economic Development Committee will host the first of a four-part Business Series at 6 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Donavan Billings, CPA at DTB Tax in Pelham, will discuss the pros and cons of various corporate entities, including formation, liability protection and tax implications. This series is sponsored by Enterprise Bank in Pelham, the Pelham Economic Development Committee, and the Pelham Public Library. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit PelhamPublicLibrary.org or Choosepelhamnh.com.
ANDOVER — Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s “Come in from the Cold” Business Networking Mixer will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Savings Bank, 84 Main St. Includes hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a raffle for door prizes. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. To register for this program, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Human Resource Association will present “The Non-Compete Legal Landscape in Massachusetts...What to Expect in 2014” from noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Lanam Club, Route 28. Includes a complete hot luncheon. Cost is $22 for MVHRA members, MV Chamber members, $45 for nonmembers. To register for this program, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
ATKINSON — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold the HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Excel) Really Big Speaker Event at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with appetizers and cocktails followed by the program. The keynote speaker will be Brian Halligan, CEO and co-founder of HubSpot, along with Brian Hooper, vice president of MSI (Business NH Magazine’s 2013 Business Leader of the Year). Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information, visit gschamber.com.
ATKINSON — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee and the Salem Rotary Club will hold “Concord Connections” from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive. Special guests include NH State Senate President Chuck Morse and State Senator Jim Rausch. Free, but registration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if planning to event. For more information, visit gschamber.com.
CONCORD, N.H. — Business and Industry Association’s ninth annual “Small Business Day,” presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, will be held at the Holiday Inn from 7:30 a.m. to noon. This event is an opportunity for small business owners and managers to hear from New Hampshire’s top policy-makers, learn more about legislative issues that could affect their bottom line, and receive information about tools to help their company grow and prosper. It is sponsored by TD Bank, Usource and media sponsor New Hampshire Business Review. The cost is $15 per person and includes a continental breakfast. To register, visit BIAofNH.com or call 603-224-5388, ext. 116.
METHUEN — Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Networking at Noon event will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Santana Rae’s Mexican Kitchen (at The Loop), 99 Pleasant Valley St. Cost is $18 for members, $28 for nonmembers. To register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
PELHAM — The Pelham Economic Development Committee will host the second of a four-part Business Series at 6 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Tricia Sabulis from Michaud Insurance and Nancy Montville, the vice president of Group Marketing New Hampshire for LegalShield, will be on hand to talk about worker’s compensation, legal service plans, and business insurance needs. This series is sponsored by Enterprise Bank in Pelham, the Pelham Economic Development Committee, and the Pelham Public Library. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit PelhamPublicLibrary.org or Choosepelhamnh.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.