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METHUEN — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a “Networking at Noon” Luncheon from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Joe’s Crab Shack, 105 Pleasant Valley St. The afternoon will include networking, peel-and-eat shrimp, salad, crab dip, pasta and crabs. To register or for more information, call 978-686-0900 or email email@example.com.
ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association will present “The Changing Massachusetts Non-Compete Landscape and How Best to Protect Your Business” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at The Andover Inn, 4 Chapel Ave. Includes a complete hot breakfast. Cost is $22 for MVHRA members, $25 for MV Chamber members, $50 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
MANCHESTER — Easter Seals NH has teamed up with NH Magazine for a seminar-style wine tasting event called “Cellar Notes” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant, 245 Hooksett Road. Four leading wine experts will share their favorite wines and diverse winemaking styles. The reception hour will feature hors d’oeuvres and guests will have the opportunity to mingle with Gerard Bertrand, owner of Bertrand Winery; Clay Brock, director of winemaking at Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards; Gove Celio, winemaker of Neal Family Vineyards; and Peter Mondavi, co-owner and winemaker of Charles Krug Winery. A portion of the evening’s program is also sponsored by Kinnane & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. who recently conducted a Day of Service at Easter Seals’ Residential & Educational facility in Manchester. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit eastersealsnh.org or call 1-888-368-8880. All proceeds will benefit Easter Seals NH.
ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will present the business networking mixer, “Come in from the Cold,” from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Savings Bank, 84 Main St. The event will offer hors d’oeuvres and beverages, a raffle for door prizes. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
NORTH ANDOVER — Merrimack Valley Chamber’s Next Generation Leaders Financial Planning Luncheon will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the China Blossom Restaurant and Lounge, 946 Osgood St., Route 125. The event includes a full luncheon buffet and complimentary soft drinks. Cost is $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
WALTHAM — The Builders Association of Greater Boston’s “2013 Economic Forecast Dinner” will be held at the Embassy Guest Suites, 550 Winter St. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Jessica Casey. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Cost is $65 for members, $80 for nonmembers. For tickets or more information, visit bagb.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.