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.