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HAVERHILL — Secretary, Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, will present the program “Health Care for You!” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant and The Galleria banquet Room, 81 Essex St. Hosted by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce. Includes a full hot breakfast buffet. Cost is $25 for members, $50 for nonmembers. For more information, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
AMESBURY — A “Sport Networking” Member Appreciation Business Networking Mixer will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Amesbury Sports Park, 12 South Hunt St. Includes hors d’ouevres and beverages. Presented by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce. Free for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
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.
NORTH ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Human Resource Association will present “Dual Use Devices in the Workplace” from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Joe fish Seafood Restaurant, 1120 Osgood St., Route 125. Includes a complete hot lunch. Cost is $22 for MVHRA members, $25 for MV Chamber members, $50 for nonmembers. For more information, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
MARLBOROUGH — John Downey, chief evangelist at Re/Max Prestige and director of Prestige Senior Living, will be a featured speaker at the New England 50+ Expo, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough. On behalf of AAA of Southern New England, Re/Max Prestige and Prestige Senior Living, Downey will help seminar attendees understand how to access a network of resources to create a positive new beginning in the senior transition process, including “right sizing” by choice and senior-focused professional services. Downey will cover home sales, move management, perfect match senior community referral services, fully furnished temporary apartment living and aging in place. For tickets or more information, call 802-872-9000 or visit ne50plus.com.
ANDOVER — Temple Emanuel, located at 7 Haggetts Pond Road in Andover, will have a Networking Open House from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Larry Stybel, president/CEO of Stybel Peabody, an Arbora Global Company, will present “Tell Me About Yourself.” Free and open to the public, especially professionals in-between positions, those reentering the work force or anyone searching for a new career path. For more information, call 978-470-1356 or visit templeemanuel.net.
LAWRENCE — A City Hall After Hours event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Terra Luna Restaurant, City Hall Plaza, 225 Essex St. The free and informal event gives people the opportunity to share ideas, make contacts, and talk about anything and everything the city can do to help. For more information, call 978-747-7989 or visit terralunacafe.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.
HAVERHILL — Career Resources will be hosting its Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet at the Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St., to benefit their nonprofit organization that works with developmentally disabled adults. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Award recipients are Tom Mortimer, Haverhill Bank, Community Supporter of the Year Award; John Ratka, Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Community Partner of the Year; Peter Carbone, E-Z Way Cleaners, Longevity Award – Special Recognition for supporting people with disabilities; and Dan Bossie, Joe’s Crab Shack, The Employer of the Year Award. For more information, call 978-374-9122, ext. 228 or email bmichaleas@CRC-mass.org.
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.